DUBAI YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2017 / 2018 / 2019

FILM CATEGORIES

Calling all youth filmmakers!!

 Submit your content to any of the four categories listed below. Exciting prizes and much more will be awarded to the top submissions of the DYFF 2019. To submit your films, or for information, visit the Submit page.

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY

Reveal unusual, interesting or unknown angles of any topic of interest. Topics are limited only by one's imagination. Documentary films are often motivated to express a particular story or viewpoint not (adequately) covered by mainstream media.

COMEDY CATEGORY

Comedy is what keeps us going. Over the centuries, comedy is what has helped man cope. In this category, we're looking for submissions that will make us all laugh, tickle our funny bone, and make us share that fun with the rest of the world. Submissions will be judged on originality, format, and of course, quality of filmmaking.  Make us laugh!

DRAMA CATEGORY

Ahhh...the genre that brings out one's sensitive side. What confirms our humanity better than a heart-tugging motion picture, especially one that succeeds in making you a little uncomfortable? In this category, we're looking for submissions that will touch us, perhaps make us consider something we've taken for granted, or expose us to a personal experience you want us to empathize with. Bring out our vulnerability. Make our eyes tear up!

OPEN CATEGORY

HAVE A FILM BUT BUT NOT SURE ABOUT CATEGORY? SUBMIT HERE

If your film does not fit in any of the listed categories, or you are unsure as to which category to submit to, submit your film in the Open Category. We promise to accommodate your movie to the best of our abilities, even if that means creating a new category from scratch. We welcome all submissions!

DOCUMENTARY

Reveal unusual, interesting or unknown angles of any topic of interest. Topics are limited only by one's imagination. Documentary films are often motivated to express a particular story or viewpoint not (adequately) covered by mainstream media.