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Submission for 2020

In 2020, The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival will take place in St. Petersburg from 14th to 19th of July. It will include two international competitions: one for feature-length fiction films and another for short fiction, documentary and experimental films. The festival is focused on films that display original aesthetics, represent a cultural and geographic diversity and have the potential to make a cinematic statement that will stand the test of time.

About the Festival

First and second films with a duration of 45 minutes or more, completed in 2019 or 2020, are accepted for the international competition of feature films.


Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 45 minutes long, made by directors who have not made feature debut and completed in 2019 or 2020, are eligible for the international competition of short films.


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


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


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 film 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 individually.


When submitting an application, you must pay a fee of 3 euros for short films and 5 euros for feature films. Payment is made on FilmFreeway when submitting the application.


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