The competition programme will be screened in St. Petersburg, at New Holland Island.
The programme includes two international competitions: features and shorts. Documentaries, fiction and experimental films compete on an equal footing in the short film competition.
Submissions are open until May 10, 2021.
First and second films with a duration of 45 minutes or more, completed in 2020 or 2021, are eligible for the main competition.
Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 45 minutes long, made during 2020 and 2021 by directors who have not previously made a feature debut, are eligible for the short films competition.
All films with dialogue require English or Russian subtitles 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, music, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights are 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 online.
If your film is selected, you will need to provide a copy in DCP or HD format (Apple ProRes). Detailed technical requirements will be individually sent to all confirmed participants.
When submitting an application, you must pay a fee of 3 USD for short films and 5 USD for feature films. Payment is made via FilmFreeway when submitting the application.
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