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New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival

New international film festival of debut films.

About

The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival is a platform for bold cinema, opening new frontiers and expanding established formats. Our mission is to support creativity in its original form and introduce new names to a wider audience.

The first competitive edition will be held from July 14-19, 2020.

Feature-length fiction films are accepted for the feature-length competition, while the short film competition accepts documentary, experimental and fiction films that will be judged by the jury on equal basis.

The festival takes place in St. Petersburg based on the New Holland: Cultural Urbanization project.

 

Awards

Grand Prix — 15 000 €

Jury Prize — 10 000 €

Short Films competition - three equal prizes of 5000 €

Rules

First and second feature films with a duration of 45 minutes or more, completed in 2019 or 2020, are accepted for the international competition of full-length features.

Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 45 minutes long, made by directors who have not made feature debut and completed in 2019 or 2020, are eligible for the international competition of short films.

For all films with dialogue, English subtitles are necessary if the original language is not English.

By submitting an application, the participant confirms that he or she is the legal owner of the application materials and guarantees that copyright, literary, musical, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights were not violated.

By sending an application, the participant consents to the use of materials (excerpts up to 3 minutes, scenes, posters, trailers) for promotional purposes of the festival both in print and on the Internet.

If your film is selected, you will need to provide a copy in DCP or HD format (Apple ProRes). Detailed technical requirements will be sent out to all selected participants individually.

When submitting an application, you must pay a fee of 3 US dollars for short films and 5 US dollars for full-length feature. Payment is made on FilmFreeway when submitting the application.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Presindent of the festival: Alexander Rodnyansky

Program director: Alexey Artamonov

 

Documents

Place

Russia
Saint-Petersburg

Official website

nhifilmfest.com

Contacts

Tel: +7 (812) 245 20 35
Email: info@nhifilmfest.com

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    July 31, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    April 10, 2020
  • Notifications
    June 10, 2020
  • Event dates
    14 January — 19 July 2020
Categories & Fees

First and second feature films with a duration of 45 minutes or more, completed in 2019 or 2020, are accepted for the international competition of full-length features. For all films with dialogue, English subtitles are necessary if the original language is not English. By submitting an application, the participant confirms that he or she is the legal owner of the application materials and guarantees that copyright, literary, musical, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights were not violated.

  • Regular Deadline — €5

Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 45 minutes long, made by directors who have not made feature debut and completed in 2019 or 2020, are eligible for the international competition of short films. For all films with dialogue, English subtitles are necessary if the original language is not English. By submitting an application, the participant confirms that he or she is the legal owner of the application materials and guarantees that copyright, literary, musical, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights were not violated.

  • Regular Deadline — €3
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