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Application for 2020

The competition program of the International Festival of debut film at New Holland Island will be shown in July 2020 in St. Petersburg. It will include a full-length feature contest and a short film contest. In the short film competition, documentary, fiction and experimental films will compete on equal terms.

About the Festival

First and second feature films with a duration of 40 minutes or more, produced in 2019 and 2020, are accepted for the international competition of full-length features.


Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 40 minutes long, made by directors who have not made their debut in full-length cinema and produced in 2019 and 2020, are accepted the international competition for short films.


For all films with dialogs, English subtitles are necessary if the original language of the film is not English.


By submitting an application, the participant confirms that he is the legal owner of the application materials and does not violate copyright, literary, musical, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights.


By sending an application, the participant consents to the use of materials (excerpts up to 3 minutes, scenes, posters, trailers) for promotional purposes of the festival both in print and on the Internet.


If your movie is selected, you will need to provide a copy in DCP or HD format (Apple ProRes). Detailed technical requirements will be sent out to all selected participants personally.


When submitting an application, you must pay a fee of 5 euros for short films and 10 euros for full-length feature. Payment is made on the website through the online platform when submitting the application.


If you have any questions, please write to info@nhfilmfest.com