Welcome to the 15th. Edition of SAMA International Film Festival Stockholm, Sweden 18-20 October 2024
The 15th Festival is a competition event and the winners will receive the Festival’s Statue. A jury comprising domestic and international filmmakers and critics shall judge the films in two Afghanistan and international sections. In both Films Section, the Festival Statues and other prizes shall be awarded to the best feature film, best documentary, best short film and best animation.
Films made in languages other than English are required to be subtitled in English and will not
be accepted for pre-selection process without subtitles in English.
All image formats and aspect ratios will be accepted. The sound requirement of our festival venue is that it be mono mixed on two channels.
PREVIEW & SCREENING
Please send your film in a high resolution file/Blu Ray or downloadable link at this stage. All DVDs/.mov files will not be returned. All DVDs/mov files/Blu Ray will be part of the SAMAIFF archive, to be kept in the SAMAIFF Resource Centre, for non-commercial screenings and viewing for academic purposes.
The deadline for submitting the films to the Festival Secretariat is May 31st. 2024.
We welcome film submissions from a diverse range of creators, including:
Afghan Filmmakers Worldwide: Filmmakers of Afghan descent, regardless of their current global location, are invited to submit their compelling works.
Filmmakers from Central Asia Countries: Filmmakers hailing from the countries of Central Asia, such as Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Russia are encouraged to share their unique perspectives.
Foreign Filmmakers with Films about Afghanistan or in Collaboration with Afghan Filmmakers:
International filmmakers are invited to submit films that either focus on Afghanistan or result from collaborative efforts with Afghan filmmakers. This inclusive approach aims to showcase diverse narratives and foster cross-cultural cinematic partnerships.
These guidelines are designed to embrace a broad spectrum of voices and stories, reflecting the rich tapestry of global filmmaking. We look forward to receiving your submissions and celebrating the creativity and diversity within the world of cinema.
Filmmaker can submit their films via submission links bellow.
Thank you for your support and solidarity.
Please click on the links below for Entry Form: