RHEINMAIN SHORT FILM AWARD
We invite filmmakers to submit their works to the Short Film Competition of the 19th goEast Film Festival. goEast welcomes submissions of short films (up to 20 minutes) from Central and Eastern Europe, in all categories: Short fiction, documentary, animation, etc. The general topic for competition films is Crossing Borders. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically. (Deadline: 15.01.2019)
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Regulations goEast 2019 - RheinMain Short Film Award:
The RheinMain Short Film Award will be given within the framework of the goEast – Festival of Central- and Eastern European Film. The festival will invite a maximum of eight short films with a maximum length of 20 minutes each from different countries in the post-socialist area. The general topic for competition films is Crossing Borders. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically. All selected filmmakers will be invited to goEast 2019 and where they can attend films, workshops and networking events.
- goEast – Festival of Central and Eastern European Film aims at increasing the international audience's awareness for film-cultural developments in Central and Eastern Europe, and it facilitates international contacts between filmmakers, thus raising international dialogue, understanding and cultural integration. goEast is organized by Deutsches Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (Schaumainkai 41, 60596 Frankfurt).
- The 19th goEast Film Festival will take place in Wiesbaden, Germany, from 10.04. to 16.04.2019.
- For participating in the short film competition the following criteria must be met:
- Format: DCP or MP4, maximum length 20 minutes.
- All genres are allowed: Short fiction, documentary, animation, etc.
- The general topic for competition films is Crossing Borders. This topic can be dealt with in various ways: formally or stylistically, plot-wise or even ironically.
- The filmmaker has to have citizenship of one of the eligible countries in Central or Eastern Europe (see list below) and/or must be a permanent resident of one of these countries.
- Production year: 2017 till 2019.
- A selection committee chooses the films for the RheinMain Short Film Competition. The selection process will not be public and there is no legal right to enter the competition.
- The management of the festival appoints an independent jury, which will consist of representatives of cultural associations or migrant organizations with connections to Eastern Europe from the Rhine-Main region. The jury will decide about awards and prices. The jury's decision is final, and the jury does not need to justify their decisions. The RheinMain Short Film Award is endowed with 2,500 Euros and is funded by the Kulturfonds Frankfurt RheinMain gGmbH. The prize money will be paid out to the director of the film.
- After a film's entry into competition has been publicly announced, a withdrawal of the film is no longer possible.
- Films will only be screened in the original language with English subtitles. The festival reserves the right to produce German subtitles for the films of the short film competition.
- The rights holder agrees that the selected short films have up to six further screenings in the Rhine-Main region within the framework of the RheinMain Short Film Tour.
- The deadline for entering short films is 15.01.2019. By then the selection committee must have received: an online link, a completed online entry form with all attachments. The right holders of selected films are requested to send a DVD of the film to the festival office.
- A print or digital file of the film is to be sent only after an official invitation has been received. The film print/film file must arrive at least 10 days before the festival starts.
- Unless negotiated otherwise, the participants have to cover the costs for transport, insurance and customs.
- The festival covers the insurance of the film prints while they are on location in Wiesbaden, from their arrival until they are given back to the shipper.
- Only the rights holder or his representative can enter a film. With your film's registration, you confirm to hold the rights and/or have permission to represent the rights holder in the competition of the 19th goEast Film Festival.
- The festival requests that a DVD of the film is deposited in the festivals archive.
- Entering a film means the acceptance of the festival's regulations.
- The management of the festival is authorized to make exceptions to the festival's regulations in special cases but only in accordance with the International Regulations.
- The festival's legal domicile is Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
goEast countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan