Early Bird International Student Film Festival

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Years running: 18 (since 2005)

Early Bird International Student Film Festival

The biggest Bulgarian forum dedicated to support student short films.

About

Early Bird International Student Film Festival is the biggest Bulgarian forum dedicated to support the creation of student short films. For more than seventeen years the Festival is fully devoted to help young filmmakers to reach their audience.

Awards

  • Early Bird Grand Award- original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 1000$.
  • Best Bulgarian film - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 500$.
  • Best Foreign film - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 500$.
  • President of the Jury Award - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Fiction -  original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Animation - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Documentary -original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Directing - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Screenplay - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Cinematography - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • Best Editing - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.
  • SEECS Award - original sculpture and financing of the next film project - 300$.

Rules

  • The film should be in one of the categories - fiction, animation or documentary.
  • Тhe Director must be a student during the shooting.  A document – stamped and signed by the University, showing the student status of the applicant at the time of the shooting, is required.
  • The duration of each film has to be no longer than 30 minutes. 
  • The formats that Festival accepts are avi, mov, mpg2 and mpg4 
  •  English subtitles for non-English films are required.
  • For preliminary selection are admitted films which are produced after January 01,  2021, have not participated in previous editions of Early Bird competitions and have clarified copyrights (especially music copyrights).

  • Each competitor can participate with maximum two films, submitted with separate entry form.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

The Early Bird International Student Film Festival  is organized by American Foundation for Bulgaria since 2005.

Documents

Place

Bulgaria
Sofia

Official Website

earlybirdfest.org

Contacts

E-mail:
info@earlybirdfest.org

Festival Coordinator
n.angelova@earlybirdfest.org
+359 897 896 136

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 25, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    September 30, 2022
  • Notifications
    October 16, 2022
  • Event Dates
    1 November 2021 — 5 November 2022
Categories & Fees
  • Regular Deadline — free
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