Win CASH Prizes from Dubai Customs!

Submit your Short film (10 min. or less) of either Live Action or Animation type on either of the following topics:

  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), or
  • Customs (Not to be confused with 'Customs & Traditions'. Read more about Customs on Wikipedia.)

Feel free to hire the Nikon D610 kit from CIFF2018 for making your Short films.

How to enter the contest & submit?

Step 1: Make your Short film (10 min. or less) based on either of the topics mentioned above.

Step 2: Submit your Short film to CIFF2018 (Click here to visit the Film Submission page).

Note: All other documents like the Film Submission Letter, Film Information Sheet, Consent & Release Forms, Location Release forms, Cast & Crew Information Sheets will be required for your Short film.

Last date of submission

Last date to submit your Short film is Sunday, 08 April 2018.

Judging Process

  • CIFF2018 shall submit all received films to Dubai Customs.
  • Dubai Customs will constitute an independent Jury.
  • Jury will watch all films and decide on awards.


  • Best Film - USD 2,500/- (= AED 9,195/-)
  • Runner-up Film - USD 1,500/- (= AED 5,517/-)
  • Best Animation - USD 2,500/- (= AED 9,195/-)
  • Runner-up Animation - USD 1,500/- (= AED 5,517/-)

Each CASH Prize will be equally distributed amongst ALL students involved in the making of the winning films.

All winners will be announced during CIFF2018 Awards Ceremony.

Contest Rules

  • Dubai Customs' decision will be final and binding on all parties. No communication shall be entertained in this regard.
  • All short-films shall adhere to CIFF2018 content guidelines.
  • All short-films will include the official logo of the "Year of Zayed" at the beginning.
  • Original brands, its products or logos cannot be shown in the Short films.