Globe International Silent Film Festival ()


12 Jul 2018
Call for entries

21 Aug 2018
Early deadline

16 Sep 2018
Standard deadline

11 Oct 2018
Late deadline

01 Nov 2018
Festival closed

20 Jan 2019
Notification date

20 Feb 2019
20 Mar 2019


#71, Auto bank street , Shariati avn. Tehran IRAN,  1661737176, Tehran, tehran, Iran

Festival description
Silent films
Short film festival 45'<
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  45'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
Share on Social Networks


Festival start: 20 February 2019      Festival end: 20 March 2019

The Globe International Silent Film Festival
"Where Pictures create an international language."

Our goal is to focus on the picture as the basic structure of cinema as an art.

We believe the silent era of cinema (1895-1930) has made the picture and mise en scène richer and more powerful. Although by introducing of sound in cinema we've been passed that era a long time ago but still silent cinema is carrying a great part of avant-garde and artistic films. GISFF aimed to gather, screen and respect these creative films.

- Best Fiction Film
- Best Documentary Film
- Best Animation Film
- Best Experimental Film
- Best Super Short Film
- Special Jury Award
- Special Audience Award
- The Creativity Award
- The Secretary's choice

Film terms

1. The criteria for a silent film:
No dialogues, clear words and subtitle for out of the scene dialogues are the main criteria for a silent movie.
Ambient sounds or unclear dialogues as ambient sounds, and soundtracks can be in the film.
2. Usage of intertitles is acceptable. (In case the language of intertitles is other than English, they must be subtitled into English.)
3. Any film submitted to the festival should last less than 45 minutes.
4. If your film lasts 3 minutes or less, it can also be nominated for the super short film award.

Submission terms

1. Filmmakers from all over the world are allowed to submit their films for the International competition via FilmFreeway .
2. In case your film weren't accepted, the fee won't be refundable.
3. There is no limit for the quantity of submissions per filmmaker.
4. As an expectation there is no limit for the film's production year.
5. The same film you submitted for the previous editions of the festival, won’t be accepted to enter the selection process.
6. In case of infringing copyright or third party right, using the soundtrack without having the copyright, or violation of any judicial right, all the responsibility and judicial accountability is on the filmmaker.
7. Films accepted for the festival and scheduled for screening are not allowed to be withdrawn.
8. The deadline date will not be extended.

Additional terms
1. Participants in the competition must know that by submitting their film, they give the Globe International Silent Film Festival the authority to use the publicity materials for promoting the film and the festival. They must understand that if their film is selected, the festival has the display right. But mind that the globe team will certainly contact you before showcasing the film.
2. Unpredicted cases will be decided by the festival's official secretariat and submitters will be informed about them.
3. The result of the selection board’s review will be announced through the press, valid websites, the festival’s official website and social media pages. Also, you will receive emails from our portals and PR coordinators.
4. Submitting your film in the festival means accepting all the rules above.
5. For following up questions, visit the festival website or email us.



Discover great films & festivals, one click away