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High Coast International Film Festival

Promoting and Celebrating True Independent Films

About

HIGH COAST INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – True Independent Films in the Swedish High Coast.

We work to promote True Independent Films – for film makers to reach out with and for people to see. Participating at the High Coast Film Festival should be a valuable and memorable experience.

The Festival is a two day event - Saturday and Sunday - held at Lunde Folkets Hus (house of the people). Used as a Cinema in the 70's it has now received a revival! On Friday we start off with an invitation only party for participating film makers, press, film organizations and special guests. Networking, interviews and press, but also just a celebration and a good time.

The foundational idea with the festival and the program we put together is the personal voice and expression through the medium of film. There are no sections for contemporary films or attention to any specific topics or methods – film as a means to artisticly express and portray is what puts the program together.

 

As a result we show films with all sorts of thematics and methods. Strict fiction with a clear cut storyline, wild experimental film poetry, quiet anthropological documentaries. Comedies, dramas and everything there between. Some are entertaining, some are not. Some are easy to digest, some not at all.

 

We pay for accommodation at the nearby Hotel Björkudden for all selected film makers, a wonderful establishment located by the river in the middle of the High Coast. This is something we do to help and support visiting the festival and part of our ambition to make it a valuable experience for participating film makers.

 

During the first three editions we are happy to have succeeded establishing the festival as a quality event for international independent films in the High Coast. Lots of press coverage by regional news paper and even Swedish National wide radio have spread the word about what we do and it's had an impact. Full house festival and attendence from both press, audience, film organizations and film makers have shown what we knew all along – the quality of real independent films is high, the gems are unknown and once people are exposed to them they put great value to the films and the cinematic experience.

 

We also offer all films to take part in our patreon-only screening where press, industry and festival members on patreon can watch the festival films online through a private and hidden videolibrary. This greatly increases the reach of the films and enables audience to watch films more conveniently as well as press, industry and magazines to easier get access to the films to write reviews, contact the film makers etc.

 

2018 we founded a Streamingsite for True Independent Films – Illambra. All participants are invited to join, not only with the film at the festival but with others too that fit the site. We want to offer audience a wider opportunity to take part of the festival program – all year around from anywhere in the world, and to offer film makers a home for their works where they are presented in a qualitative environment and platform. The idea of Illambra is to over time build a solid videostore online presenting authors rather than titles for audience to follow and watch works of.

 

You can always find more information on our website, where we also have created a guide for film makers interested in participating which explains the stages of the festival more in detail.

Awards

GRAND PRIX

Best Feature Film 
Best Fiction Film 
Best Documentary Film 
Best Experimental Film

Rules

Please take a moment to read our Rules & Terms before submitting!

-There is no limit as to how many films a Film Maker can submit. However, each film can only be submitted once in one single category. If your film is suiting in more than one category, then please choose the one you find most suiting.

-Completion date does not influence the submission selection.

-Animation is by the Jury considered as a "technique" and therefore ALL animated films can be submitted as long as they fullfil the requirements of at least one of the submission categories.

-Previous Festival history for the Film does not influence the submission selection. Neither Films displayed in multiple festivals nor World premieres are given priority.

-Please make sure that your submission includes the following: Director Photography, Director Statement, Film Synopsis, Director Biography as these are needed to produce the Film Festival Catalogue.

-No refunds.

-We do not offer a screening fee.

- The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. The applicant is legally authorized to enter the film in the festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.

-The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content.

-If selected for the festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that the film will be displayed in front of a live audience.

-The film remains the property of the author.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Jonatan Petré Brixel, Festival Organizer

Andrija Jovanovic, Festival Curator

Documents

Place

Sweden
Lunde

Official website

hogakusten-filmfestival.com

Contacts

Bäckland 115, 870 30 Nordingrå, Sweden

email: web@hogakusten-filmfestival.com

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    September 24, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 30, 2018
  • October
    October 24, 2018
  • November
    November 24, 2018
  • December
    December 24, 2018
  • January
    January 24, 2019
  • February
    February 24, 2019
  • March
    March 24, 2019
  • April
    April 24, 2019
  • Late
    May 24, 2019
  • Final
    May 24, 2019
  • Notifications
    July 23, 2019
  • Event dates
    30 — 31 August 2019
Categories & Fees

The Film Program circles around Film as a medium for Personal Artistic Expression which is what attention will be given to for each submitted film. Please take a moment to read the Eligibility before submitting.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • October — €11
  • November — €12
  • December — €13
  • January — €14
  • February — €15
  • March — €16
  • April — €17
  • Late — €18
  • Final — €19

The Film Program circles around Film as a medium for Personal Artistic Expression which is what attention will be given to for each submitted film. Please take a moment to read the Eligibility before submitting.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • October — €11
  • November — €12
  • December — €13
  • January — €14
  • February — €15
  • March — €16
  • April — €17
  • Late — €18
  • Final — €19

The Film Program circles around Film as a medium for Personal Artistic Expression which is what attention will be given to for each submitted film. Please take a moment to read the Eligibility before submitting.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €10
  • October — €11
  • November — €12
  • December — €13
  • January — €14
  • February — €15
  • March — €16
  • April — €17
  • Final — €19
  • Late — €18

The Film Program circles around Film as a medium for Personal Artistic Expression which is what attention will be given to for each submitted film. Please take a moment to read the Eligibility before submitting.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €20
  • October — €22
  • November — €24
  • December — €26
  • January — €28
  • February — €30
  • March — €32
  • April — €34
  • Late — €36
  • Final — €38

The Film Program circles around Film as a medium for Personal Artistic Expression which is what attention will be given to for each submitted film. Please take a moment to read the Eligibility before submitting.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €20
  • October — €22
  • November — €24
  • December — €26
  • January — €28
  • February — €30
  • March — €32
  • April — €34
  • Late — €36
  • Final — €38

The Film Program circles around Film as a medium for Personal Artistic Expression which is what attention will be given to for each submitted film. Please take a moment to read the Eligibility before submitting.

  • Earlybird Deadline — €20
  • October — €22
  • November — €24
  • December — €26
  • January — €28
  • February — €30
  • March — €32
  • April — €34
  • Final — €38
  • Late — €36
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