RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Amman International Film Festival – Awal Film (AIFF) requires all submitted films to be Jordanian premiere. Films previously screened in Jordan are not eligible.
  • Films that are available in Jordan on any VOD, online platforms, TV, or any other similar media as well as films that are available for purchase also not eligible.
  • Only film owners and/or their official distribution organisations are eligible to submit films to the festival.
  • Film owners are defined as the principal producer, authorised distributor, or any person who owns the rights to the film.
  • For the second edition of the AIFF, only films that were released in 2020 or 2021 are accepted for submission.
  • The AIFF considers any narrative film over 60 minutes as feature-length.
  • The AIFF considers any documentary film over 52 minutes as feature-length.
  • The maximum duration for a short film is 25 minutes.
  • The final selection of all films and their placement in the program are the responsibility of the Festival.
  • The AIFF reserves the right to decide eligibility.
  • All films must be in their original language. If not in English, the film must be subtitled in English.
  • Submitted films must meet the conditions mentioned above, in addition to the specific selection criteria as described per section.
Official Competition
  • Only films by Arab directors are eligible to compete. .
  • Please refer to the Official Competition section for additional requirements.
International Section
  • This section is open to feature-length films (all genres) from all over the world, as long as they are directed by Non-Arab first-timers.
  • Short films are not eligible for this section.