Rules & Regulations

Preferred Formats:

 DVD (Pal), Blu-Ray, MPEG4 (H.264), Quick time .mov file
Preferred format and resolution for competition section is as following:
Quick time .mov file (H264 or Prores Resolution 1920 * 1080)
Competition Section
To submit a series or collection, a maximum number of three episodes can be selected and submitted to the secretariat of the festival.
Commercials including educational and industrial productions can be participated in this section.
A council selected by festival headquarter is liable for selection of films.
No person having taken part in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may be on the Jury
A festival representative might be allowed to attend jurors’ meeting without any right to vote.
General Rules
Participants must submit only via the festival′s website. (www.tehran-animafestival.ir)
Please bear in mind that only films with submission code will be accepted by the secretariat of the festival.
You’re highly recommended to carefully study the rules and regulations before submitting your film.
The minimum age for the director would be 16 to submit their film in the festival.
It’s obligatory for the series that each episode has an individual story to submit separately and receive a separate code (maximally three episodes). Should a series be submitted just by one code, the festival secretariat would participate only the first episode.  
There is no limitation of entries for individuals, organizations and institutes.
Winning a prize from other festivals does not contradict the rules and regulations of TIAF.
No joint award would be granted to two or more entries.
There is no entry fee for participation.
It is the duty of the festival office to determine the screening schedule. After the entrance of a film, no request for the withdrawal will be accepted.
All expenses for the transportation and shipping are to be met by the film′s producers or relevant body.
Upon agreement of the owner, the submitted copy of film will be kept in the archive as a record of the festival.
The institutions or organizations willing to offer awards for the films in the competition section should notify the festival office 60 days prior to the beginning of the festival.
Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of an article in these regulations, secretary of the festival has the power to settle.
The Submission through the website is regarded as full acceptance of the all festival rules and regulations.