ECG Film Festival (Eurasian Creative Guild Film Festival) is a platform for the development of cinema of the Eurasian region. The aim of the festival is to promote Eurasian cinema in the English-speaking space and to acquaint Eurasian representatives of the film industry with professionals from all over the world. To acquaint the world with the works that personify the connection of the Eurasian countries and peoples. Show opportunities for collaboration, joint development and growth.
Despite its infancy, The ECG Eurasian Film Festival 2019 and 2020 gathered over 100 films from 24 different countries! Every year during the five days of the film festival, more than 1,500 people visit and were shown films from diverse locations such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Italy, Finland, USA, Belarus, Sweden, Germany, Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Canada and the UK.
To all participants for the film festival, it is a requirement for those submitting films to register as a Eurasian Guild Member. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free (For those who are participating for the first time)
Please go to this site to register: http://www.1.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/
In 2021, the ECG Film Festival will be held in London as part of the British Romford Film Festival!
Romford Film Festival is a stable, well-established festival that is attended by a large number of experts and residents of London, this association is the surest solution for attracting the maximum amount of attention of the press, viewers and experts to the Eurasian cinema.
The festival will feature such works as feature films, short films, animated films, documentaries, book trailers, screenplays, mobile video and music clips.
For many years, the Eurasian Creative Guild has supported and promoted filmmakers as part of Open Eurasia contest. Where the “video film” category has been awarded the Nemat Kelimbetov Prize for the best film based on literary works. Now the time has come for a standout film festival promoting the Eurasia film industry, exemplify their talents and their works throughout the world!
Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before submitting your film:
The ECG Film Festival accepts all UK and European and Asian films irrespective of length or genre. This includes, but is not limited to: fiction, documentary and short films
Feature submissions must not have previously been released in the UK on any format.
Whilst the ECG Film Festival does not have a specific premiere restriction on submissions, premiere status will be a factor in decisions taken by the programming team, and may comprise a specific condition of an invitation to screen at the festival.
The festival participant must be a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free. A Guild member in this category can participate in a film festival, receive a Guild member certificate, can use the Guild logo and participate in Guild meetings, but cannot use the Guild services specified in paragraph 4.5 of the guild constitution.
To become a member of the Guild, http://www.rus.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/
The festival charges fees for its film submissions.
Please note that all shipping and postage costs to and from the festival must be borne by the submitting party, including those for the film selection package for all additional materials sent to and returned from Eurasian Film Festival.
All applications submitted earlier will be considered.
National premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
Marat (Mark) Akhmedjanov
Feature-Length Documentary Films with a minimum length of 50 minutes.
Music Video up to 4 min length
Mobile Films to a maximum 49 minutes in length, including fictional narrative, documentary, and experimental or any crossover of the above.
Dramatic Screenplays of 20 pages and over on English language will be accepted.
Short Films to a maximum 49 minutes in length, including fictional narrative, documentary, and experimental or any crossover of the above.
Feature Films minimum length of 50 minutes including fictional narrative and experimental or any crossover.
Animated films from 2 min length and have to be made after 2013
Dramatic Screenplays of 20 pages and over on Russian language will be accepted.
Book trailer up to 2 min length, for any book ever written, has to be made after 2013