The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival is a platform for bold cinema, opening new frontiers and expanding established formats. Our mission is to support original and distinct author’s statements and bring new names to the global stage. A separate emphasis is placed on the educational area, which over time will become a full-fledged international campus. The festival in St. Petersburg is being held based on the New Holland: Cultural Urbanization project.
The first competition program will be held in 2020 and will consist of an international competition of full-length and short films. Full-length feature films are accepted for the full-length competition, and documentary, experimental and fiction films are accepted in the short films competition. All films will be judged equally by the jury.
New Holland Island is a man-made island and a complex of historic buildings in the very center of St. Petersburg. After being used by the military throughout its entire history, it first opened to the public in 2011. Now, at New Holland Island, there is a park where concerts, festivals, film screenings, educational and sporting events take place. The goal of the project New Holland Island: Cultural Urbanization is not only to restore the historical and architectural monument, but also to gather around it a community of progressive and creative people who determine the future of the project today.
Three equal prizes of 3000 €, which will be awarded to the films at the discretion of the jury.
The call for entries for 2020 is open