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New Horizons IFF

International film festival in Poland.

About

T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival is the biggest film festival in Poland and it is regarded as one of the most important film events in Central Europe. The festival presents uncompromising, innovative and original cinema from all over the world that explores new horizons in film language, expression and storytelling.

Competitions:

  • New Horizons International Competition, 
  • Films On Art International Competition,
  • Polish Short Films Competition,
  • European Shorts Competition,
  • “Zoom” Competition (by filmmakers living or studying in the Lower Silesia region) – documentaries, fiction, experimental films, animation, videoclips, videoart and  school shorts.

Non-competitive sections:

  • Panorama, 
  • Documentaries / Essays,
  • Midnight Madness,
  • The Third Eye - innovative productions made by visual artists,
  • Country or Region in Focus, 
  • Retrospectives.

Awards

NEW HORIZONS International Competition:

  • Grand Prix and 20.000 Euro in cash for the director of the winning film selected by an international jury. The winning film is guaranteed distribution in Poland;
  • Audience Award - the winner is selected by the audience. The winning film is guaranteed distribution in Poland;
  • The prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI PRIZE). The winning film is guaranteed distribution in Poland.

FILMS ON ART International Competition:

  • Best Film Award and 10.000 Euro in cash for the director of the winning film selected by an international jury. The winning film is guaranteed distribution in Poland.

EUROPEAN SHORTS Competition:

  • First place and 2.000 Euro in cash;
  • Second place and 1.500 Euro in cash;
  • Third place and 1.000 Euro in cash.

Rules

  • The Festival gives priority to Polish premieres. 
  • Submission to the Festival is open to feature films, documentaries, animations, experimental films, short films and innovative visual productions completed after January 1, 2017.
  • The New Horizons Competition is open to films that are more than 60 minutes in length.
  • Subtitles language: english

Only films (DVD or link with the access to the online version of the film) accompanied by duly filled official entry forms and requested documentation are accepted for selection.

The cost of the prints' transportation, if not agreed otherwise, is covered by the Festival:

  • To and from Poland, if the print is transported from and to the lending company (Producer/Sales Agent);
  • One way (to Poland only), if the print is transported along a chain of festivals.

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Festival director: Roman Gutek 
rogu@snh.org.pl

Documents

Place

Poland
Wroclaw

Official website

nowehoryzonty.pl

Contacts

Address:

T-Mobile New Horizons International Film Festival
1 Zamenhofa Str.;
00-153 Warsaw;
Poland

Phone: (48 22) 530 66 40
Fax: (48 22) 831 06 63

Email:
festival@nowehoryzonty.pl

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    March 25, 2018
  • Event dates
    26 July — 5 August 2018
Categories & Fees

innovative, author driven feature films, creative documentary, experimental and animated films. films over 60 minutes films that have never been presented in Poland at any public screenings

  • Deadline — free

innovative, creative, author driven documentaries and docu-fictions on culture, music, art and artistic practices. Eligible for the FILMS ON ART International Competition are: films over 60 minutes films that have never been presented in Poland at any public screenings.

  • Deadline — free

Polish documentaries, feature, experimental and animated films Eligible for the POLISH SHORT FILMS Competition are: films up to 30 minutes

  • Deadline — free

European documentaries, feature, experimental and animated films. Eligible for the INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMS Competition are: European productions only films up to 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — free
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