IN THE PALACE is an international festival dedicated to short films, new media and digital arts under 27 minutes in length. The main purpose of the Festival is to present contemporary film art from Bulgaria, Europe and the whole world. IN THE PALACE provides an exceptionally favorable environment and platform of expression for both young film artists and established professionals in this artistic field. Established in 2003, the festival has grown from a competitive forum for student films into the largest and most prestigious short film festival in Bulgaria and the region.
Besides the international and national competitive programme that is open to both professionals and students and that includes 4 genres (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental), the festival consists of several other main components:
National premiere required.
Jury and Organizers
IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, Trepetlika Str.
Phone: +359 2 441 0302
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ONLY for films having their Bulgarian premiere at the Festival, including the following categories: -Fiction -Documentary -Animation -Experimental films, hybrid forms and formats, digital art works. Films and audiovisual works PUBLICLY SHOWN IN BULGARIA or RELEASED ON-LINE ON FREE ACCESS WEBSITES or PLATFORMS are NOT ELIGIBLE for this Competition Program.
ONLY FOR BULGATRIAN MOVIES, including the following categories: -Fiction -Documentary -Animation -Experimental films, hybrid forms and formats, digital art works. Eligible are films produced in Bulgaria or co-productions with Bulgarian participation.
Includes the following categories: -Fiction -Documentary -Animation -Experimental films, hybrid forms and formats, digital art works. Eligible are only films that have been completed during the study years of their directors.