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New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival

About

New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival aims to become the main platform for debut cinema in Russia.

Our goal is to introduce the diversity of practices by aspiring filmmakers to the audience and create a professional space for independent directors, writers, and producers who are looking for an opportunity to implement bold and unusual creative ideas.

The сompetition programme includes first and second features as well as short films under 45 minutes in length, completed by directors who have not yet had a debut feature.

The festival is organised by the team behind the New Holland: Cultural Urbanization project.

 

Awards

€15,000 Main Competition — Grand Prix

€10,000 Main Competition — Jury Award 

€5,000 Short Film Competition — Three equal awards

 

Rules

First and second films with a duration of 45 minutes or more, completed in 2020 or 2021, are eligible for the main competition.

Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 45 minutes long, made during 2020 and 2021 by directors who have not previously made a feature debut, are eligible for the short films competition. 

All films with dialogue require English subtitles 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, music, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights are 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 online.

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

When submitting an application, you must pay a fee of €3 for short films and €5 for feature films. Payment is made via FilmFreeway when submitting the application.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Presindent of the festival: Alexander Rodnyansky

Program director: Alexey Artamonov

Curator of the Short Film Competition: Andrei Kartashov

 

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 17, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    April 15, 2020
  • Notifications
    July 10, 2020
  • Event dates
    3 — 9 August 2020
Categories & Fees

First and second films with a duration of 45 minutes or more, completed in 2020 or 2021, are eligible for the main competition. For all films with dialogue, English subtitles are necessary if the original language is not English.

  • Regular Deadline — €5

Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 45 minutes long, made during 2020 and 2021 by directors who have not previously made a feature debut, are eligible for the short films competition. For all films with dialogue, English subtitles are necessary if the original language is not English.

  • Regular Deadline — €3
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