the Festival of Youthful and Cinematic Production for Short Films

Key objectives of the measure:

1.  To increase the cinematic production of the youths by providing youth sector the opportunity to present their ideas and cinematic  works  encourage  them to participate in their art production in the national and  international  festivals .

2. To highlight youth artistic production with the use by wide  media to provide the official support by the government.

3. Giving the opportunity to discover the creative artistically young people through the acquaintance of their cultural production

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
regulatory, financial
Main feature of the measure:

The Department of Culture and Arts at the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sports has endeavor  to create  appropriate  conditions to enhance capacities of the  youth  of both sexes to produce short films and documentaries to support aspects related to the protection and promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions.

Such festivals are usually announced and text of youth are received from all regions of Iraq. Texts are often technically and artistically evaluated by a specialized committee. Those young people are, then, granted an amount of money for producing their films as the artistic products are presented to the committee for further artistic evaluation. Works are selected and then displayed at the National  Youth Festival to compete for the first three positions ; - 

 The first prize is  ( $ 12000 ) twelve thousand dollars ,  The second prize is  ( $ 8000 )  eight thousand dollars and the third prize is  ($ 4000 )  four thousand dollars

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

1. Increasing the youth art production by 30 %  in comparison with previous years when (160) one hundred and sixty texts were received and examined  for evaluation in addition to produce thirty- two youth film .

2. The art works of the youth have been stepped-up by 50% that participated in national and international levels.

3. Covering the satellite and media channels of 14 fourteen channels such as   ( Al- Hurrah , Iraqi Media Network , AL- Hurriah , Al- Sharqia ) in addition to the local journals  such as Al-Sabah and electronic newspapers …etc ) of this festivals .

4 .Discovering two creative artistic talents  in the southern and rural areas far from the capital Baghdad  and would paying attention for them in the future to increase the artistic production.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

194.500.000  /one hundred – ninety four million and five hundred  thousand dinars which is equal to 155600 one hundred – fifty five thousand and six hundred dollars  (2013-2014).

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Cinema/ Audiovisual Arts