SZCZECIN EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL
The profile of Szczecin European Film Festival refers to the newest tendencies of the development in the field of artistic editing of picture and sound. The centre of our interest is the formal crossing of boundaries, relating to the perception of reality – especially one which enables the existence of new perspectives.
We only accept European productions no longer than 90 minutes and completed after 1st of January 2013.
Preference will be given to film premieres. The film must be subtitled in English.
There are several dozen events taking place next to the film contest: retrospectives and film premières, meetings with film makers, a trans-frontier forum, and encounters between the Eastern and Western culture, as well as pitching. These events constitute the yearly film celebration in Szczecin and the Pomerania Euroregion.
LOCATION AND ORGANISATION
The festival is organised by the Polish OFFicyna association in Szczecin and a Polish-German network of organisers; the festival program is presented simultaneously in Szczecin and in several towns of the Polish-German region. It enables the film makers to present their works on both sides of the Polish-German border and confront opinions coming from different cultural areas.
PANEL | JURY | PRIZES
An independent Polish-German panel will select the films to be shown at the festival. Prizes will be distributed by an independent jury consisting of experts chosen by the organisers.
REGISTRATION | DEADLINE
An entry form with correct information and preview films in DVD format (alternatively please send us a link to a public or private video on Vimeo, Youtube etc., or to where it can be downloaded) must reach us by July 01st 2014. Please supply a short summary of the film and a dialogue list (in English and, if possible, in both Polish and German). Please supply the author's biography and filmography, the latter giving the original film titles.
You can download the entry form from europeanfilmfestival.szczecin.pl
Please complete the registration form carefully, filling in each blank. Please ensure that you give your full address, post code, telephone number, fax number, and email address.
Entries arriving after the deadline and/or without English dialogue lists will not be considered for inclusion in the programs.
FESTIVAL COPIES DEADLINE | INSTRUCTIONS ON POSTING | INSURANCE
Film copies to be screened at the festival are to be delivered by September 9th 2014. Copies will be sent back by October 15th 2014 (this does not include copies sent via the Internet).
In addition to the festival copy, we request a DVD with the screening version of the film (without the preview fade-in), recorded in optimal quality and desired image ratio (please specify).
This DVD will remain in the festival's stock for later screenings in the region. We solicit all film makers to give technical details as precise as possible, otherwise a smooth screening in the highest quality cannot be guaranteed.
In case the festival copy is not delivered until September 10th 2014, we will use the DVD material for the screening. Please notify us early if the films are to be sent on from another festival. Shipping takes place at the sender’s own expense and risk. All entries arriving with insufficient postage will be returned.
The organisers take no responsibility for the shipping of films.
The film shall be returned at the organiser's expense. When sending an entry from abroad, please mark the package: “For cultural purposes only. Not for commercial use. Receiver is declaring own customs charge.” Please ensure that you obtain the necessary re-importation forms from customs before posting your entry. Films are insured for the duration of the festival in Szczecin.
ENTRIES AND SCREENING COPIES ARE TO BE SENT TO:
Szczecin European Film Festival
Biuro festiwalowe / Festival Office
al. Wojska Polskiego 90
70-482 Szczecin / Poland
AUTHORS ARE TO CONSIDER:
Discussions with the film makers are, right next to screenings, an essential part of our festival; thus, the organiser expects at least one member of each film team to be present at the festival. Please note that entering a film will be taken as indicating that the film maker (or a member of the film team) is willing to attend the festival and take part in the festival screening, as well as a public discussion in Szczecin.
Registering for the festival is synonymous with accepting these regulations.
Head organiser: Stowarzyszenie OFFicyna
Heads of festival:
Bartosz Wójcik, Poland
Claudia Dietrich, Germany
The Head organiser reserves the right to change these regulations.