Short Form – International Short Film Festival

Short Form – International Short Film Festival

Type: Dedicated shortfilm festival
Location: Gornji Milanovac, Serbia
Start Month: September


Description

The International Short Film Festival “Short Form” is a festival held every other year in Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, organized by the Cultural Centre Gornji Milanovac. The fourth Festival will be held from 26 September to 01 October 2017. The Festival is an event which by its program nurtures and promotes artistic values of modern Serbian and international short form filmmaking, as well as the legacy of Serbian and world cultural heritage in the field of short form film art. Also, the Festival discovers and supports development of young talents. The Festival is a place of creativity, communication, innovation, education and exchange of ideas.


Submission Requirements:

Official languages of the Festival are Serbian and English.
Films which are in line with the formal frame of the Festival and which are made after 1st January 2015 can apply for the Festival.
The Festival is of an international character.
The Festival consists of a competitive and review programme.
Films for the Festival can be submitted by all interested authors, directors, producers, distributors, film schools and cinema clubs (individuals and legal entity, herein after: Entities) in some of the following competition categories:
1. MICRO FILM (up to 1 minute)
2. MINI FILM (1-3 minutes)
3. SHORT FILM (3-15 minutes)
4. FILM CREATION OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH (film of up to 15 minutes, under the age of 19)
Note: the application form should include the category for which the film is applied.
Review programme consists of review films, educational workshops, panels, talks, exhibitions, and other accompanying artistic programmes.
The closing date for the application of the films for the Festival is 1st May 2017.
Films of racist and pornographic contents, as well as films which promote violence and hatred shall not be included in the film selection of the Festival or shown in any of the programmes of the Festival.
In case the film registered in one category does not correspond that competition category, it can be transferred into another competition film category by the Selection Board.
There is no entry film fee.
The Organizer shall not pay any compensation for the presentation of the films in the competition programme.

Submission Deadline: May



Fees:

No entry fee

Awards / Prizes:

The Jury for the categories of micro, mini and short film, after having viewed all the films presented in the competition programme of the mentioned categories, rewards:
– Grand-Prix for the best film in the category of micro, mini and short film.
– Prize for the best film in the category of micro film
– Prize for the best film in the category of mini film
– Prize for the best film in the category of short film
– Prize for the best animated film,
– Prize for the best European film,
– Prize for the best Serbian film.
The Jury may award special praises and recommendations in this category.

The Jury for the category of Film making of Children and Youth, after viewing all the films presented in the competition programme in this category, awards:
– Grand-Prix for the best film in the category of Film making of children and youth
– Prize for the best film in Children`s film making (up to 15 years of age)
– Prize for the best Youth`s film making (15 – 19 years of age).
The Jury may award special praises and recommendations in this category.
For the prestigious international award of the Youth Cinema Network Award, the Organizer proposes the following awarded films: Grand- Prix for the Children and Youth film making, the best Children – making film, the best Youth – making film. The person who had registered the film will be dully notified about the date and place of the film presentation.
The decisions about the rewards in the competition categories are made by the Jury in public decision-making.
Public decision-making means that the audience may also express their opinion, discuss with the members of the Jury, and influence by their analysis the decisions of the Jury, but final decisions about the awards are made by the Jury.
The rewards do not have to be awarded in all competition categories.
The audience also may reward films for the best film in each category. The audience reward is rewarded by the votes of the Festival visitors.
Different Serbian or international organizations or companies may also award their prizes.

Contact: Cultural Center of Gornji Milanovac (festival@shortform.org.rs)

Website: http://shortform.org.rs/home/?lang=en

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