Terms & Conditions

Terms of Use of SIFF

This website (“Site”) is operated by FUNN -Sharjah Media Arts For Youth and Children under Her Highness Executive office. (We, our, us) owner and organizer of Sharjah International Film Festival (“Festival”) and these terms of use are applied to users of the site (you, your) that includes the products, services, content, tools, and information on the site. By accessing or using the site, you agree to the terms of use.

The terms of usemight at times vary for legal, regulatory, or security reasons for updates or changes to the services or functionality of the site.

Any changes will take effect when the terms have been updated on the site.

We are under no obligation to contact you or notify you of any changes in the Terms of Use.

Accessing and using the site after the changes of the Terms of Use, you have accepted to the updated Terms of Use.

Use of Site /No Warranties

The website information is provided “as is” and we make no representation, endorsement, or warranty as to its accuracy.

We do not warrant, undertake, or represent that:

The site will meet your requirements or needs.

The site will be uninterrupted, secure, error-free, or free from viruses.

Content, description, photographs, or videos made available on the site including but not limited to those relating to the files and events that form part of the festival, are accurate.

The information obtained from or available on the site will be accurate or reliable or Festival events attended by you through or as a result of the use of the site will meet your expectations.

We will not be liable for any action taken or not taken in reliance upon the website information and such action is taken entirely at your own risk.

We reserve the right to make changes to the site information to correct any errors or omissions without notice and liability to you.

You use the site at your own risk.

The images, graphics, text, scripts, used and found in the website are copyright of FUNN-Sharjah Media Arts For Youth and Children unless otherwise stated.

You are allowed to view the website information on a browser or a web view for private browsing purposes only.

We acknowledge all trademarks of the owners which are reflected in the site.

We have no control on the external website links contents.

Festival Schedule

All changes to the schedule will be updated on the site.

We reserve the right to change the festival schedule that appear on the site at any time without informing you.

All updates will take effect immediately.

Prohibited Usage

You may not copy the website or the website information to your computer or any other medium of data storage without our consent or given permission.

We reserve the right to grant you permission to copy information from the website.

You must not use the site or any action that affect the side that could be reasonably expected to damage or overburden any of our servers or our network.

You may not use the site or any action that affect third party websites through our side, directly or indirectly.

Registration on SIFF

You warrant and undertake that you posses the legal right and ability to access the site in accordance with the Terms of Use for submitting your film.

You are required to provide us complete and accurate information when submitting your film, any non-accurate information will be discarded and disqualified.

You are required to provide us complete and accurate information when registering with the site, any non-accurate information will be discarded and disqualified.

You can contact us once again to re-submit your film if the submission submitted by you is to be found to be from human error.

You may request of us to terminate your personal information from our database, read our Privacy Policy subsection “What are your rights?” to know more.

Password Security

You are responsible for all the activities when log-in into the website.

You must take appropriate steps to protect the details of your log-in information.

You must reset your password through the site if your Log-in details have been compromised.

You must notify us immediately in the case of loss, theft, or unauthorized use of your log-in details when you are aware of such situations.

In the case of resetting the password doesn’t work through the website, you must inform us immediately to reset your password.

Copyright and Trademark

All intellectual property rights, including without limitation copyright in all content on the site, are owned by us or by our licensors.

Third Party trademarks are marks of their respective third parties.

You may use or reproduce our trademark with our consent or written consent only.

Restrictions on You For the Use of the Site

You may not copy, reproduce, or publicly display any part of any content from the site without our permission.

You may not reverse engineer or attempt to discover the source code of the software underlying the infrastructure and processes associated with the site.

You may not use a robot, spider, web crawlers or any data gathering tool or other automatic device on the site.

You may not impose or attempt to impose load on the infrastructure or bandwidth of the site.

You may not use automated process to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site.

You may not copy or extract web pages on the site without our consent or a given written permission by us.


The law applicable to the site and to any disputes regarding the site are the federal laws of United Arab Emirates applicable in the Emirate of Sharjah and laws of the Emirate of Sharjah. You, hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Sharjah.

We may assign any or all of our rights and obligations under these terms of use to any Third Party.

We may perform any of our obligations to exercise any of the rights granted to us under these Terms of Use.

Submitted Content

By submitting any message, data information, text, music, sound, photos, graphics, code, or any content to this site by electronic mail or by any submission form that includes films, film reviews, comments, or any of the information contained in any submission form, you grant us a non-exclusive, royalty free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub-licensable right to:

1.) Use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, from and publicly display and perform such submissions throughout the world in any media.

2.) You grant us the right to pursue at law any person or entity that violates your or our rights in the submissions by a breach of these terms of use.
-You agree that all submissions are non-confidential and non-proprietary.

You agree to submit to us your content that are not:







Invasive of Privacy



Offensive to any religion

Content that promotes criminal offence

Content that violate any local or international law.

Content that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, or other intellectual propriety unless you have accessible license for the use of the mentioned.

Content that impersonates a different identity other than yours or someone who is allowed to represent you.

Content that contains viruses, corrupted data, or harmful files.

We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any content posted or uploaded by you in the website, by you or any third party.

We are not liable for any mistakes, slander, defamation, falsehood, obscenity, pornographic, or profanity you may find on the website.

You are responsible for creating a backup copies of and replacing any content you submit on the site.