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Santa Marina Film Festival

Annual international film festival in Bulgaria.

About

Santa Marina Film Festival is the annual international film festival, which aim is to show the best films from all over the World in the unique ecological, recreation, historical and cultural place of Bulgaria — Holiday Village Santa Marina. 

Depending on the weather, we will screen programs in cinema hall (indoors), and (or) at the amphitheater with the sea view outdoors.

 

Awards

The winner of Santa Marina Film Festival Grand Prix, voted by the audience, will receive the certificate for 5 days free accommodation in Holiday Village Santa Marina for 2020 season. 
We will try to offer filmmakers of selected films special conditions for visiting Santa Marina Film Festival. 
Every winner of Santa Marina Film Festival will receive special diploma. If the winner will not attend the festival, we will send electronic diploma by e-mail. 
We will try to offer winners of Santa Marina Film Festival, who will attend the Festival, physical prizes (statuettes and etc). 
 

Rules

Competition is open to the:

– family-friendly fiction (narrative) films up to 20 min (including credits) from any country, made no earlier than 2016;

– family-friendly animation (any style) up to 20 min (including credits) from any country, made no earlier than 2016.

Films eligibility

Only films, completed no earlier than January 2016, can participate in the competition of Santa Marina Film Festival. 
We accept only family-friendly animation and fiction. No film will be accepted if it features excessive violence or gore, foul language or nudity. We are especially welcome animation and films for children 3+.

We have no premier policy.

Films mustn’t be available in Internet in public free access (private access – private links, links with password, VOD e.t.c. is OK).

We don’t accept into the competition:

– documentaries;

– series;

– music and dance videos;

– commercials;

– experimental films;

– video-art;

- fiction and animation films with the duration more than 20 min (including credits), or made earlier than 2016.

Submission category

You should submit in one of these categories:

a) short animation and fiction films (up to 10 min) without dialogs and text (no need to subtitle); 
b) short animation and fiction films (up to 10 min) with dialogs or text (need to subtitle); 
c) short animation and fiction films (over 10 up to 20 min).

Submission process

All submissions should be made only through the platforms (FilmFreeway, Clickforfestivals, Festhome, Reelport, Filmfestivallife, Movibeta).

We don’t accept submissions in any way besides the platforms, so, please, don’t send us submissions by e-mail or mail.

All submitted films should have burned-in English subtitles, if the language of the film is not English.

Important! You should be able to allow us to download your film from the platform for the selection process.

Submissions into the category a are FREE till the Late deadline.

There is a small fee for submissions into the other categories. Fee is nonrefundable and will be used for the technical, administrative, organizing and marketing purposes.

You can submit as many films as you want, but each film should be submitted separately with the appropriate entry fee for each film. Entry fee is paid via submission platform.

Only final version of the film can be submitted.

Santa Marina Film Festival will not revise submitted films and will not answer letters with the questions about the selection process, of non-selection and so on. 
All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the submitter.

The festival keeps the viewing material in the festival archive for the sole purposes of documentation, and viewing by professionals on its premises.

 

Submitter of the accepted film should send by e-mail santamarinafilmfestival@gmail.com not later than 15.07.2019:

– projection copy (downloadable link) of the film (25 FPS, FULL HD (1920*1080), H264, MP4), if your film needs subtitling in Russian (the main audience of the Festival are Russian) we need to have projection copy WITHOUT subtitles (or you can also send us the copy with Russian subtitles); 
– if your film needs subtitling in Russian – file with English subtitles and time-codes in .srt format; 
– press-kit: trailer, poster, stills of the film, synopsis, photo/biography/filmography of the director, screening/award history of the film, premier status of the film (World, International, European, Bulgarian).

The authors and-or right-holders of selected films cannot withdraw the accepted submission.

Once a film is selected, the right-holder automatically authorizes Santa Marina Film Festival:

– to screen it in the Festival program. The right-holders of the films selected for competitive or non-competitive sections of the festival agree to the screenings of the film free of charge, and will not request a screening fee;

– use a maximum of 10% of the film offline and online to promote the film and the festival;

– publish press-kit and the film trailer offline and online to promote the film and the festival;

– to screen selected films in the extended promotional screenings during the 12 months from the end of the festival free of charge.

Santa Marina Film Festival make final selections and determine in which section selected films are presented. Designation of a selected film’s program category, exhibition date(s), time(s), and location(s) is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

 

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Santa Marina Film Festival will have an international jury. Exact persons will be announced in 2019.

Documents

Place

Bulgaria
Sozopol

Official website

santamarinafilmfestival.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 11, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    March 30, 2019
  • April Deadline
    April 19, 2019
  • May Deadline
    May 09, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    May 29, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    June 18, 2019
  • Last Chance Deadline
    July 08, 2019
  • Notifications
    July 15, 2019
  • Event dates
    16 August 2019
Categories & Fees

Only for RUSSIAN FILMS!

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • April Deadline — free
  • May Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Last Chance Deadline — free

Short animation and fiction (up to 10 min) without dialogs and text (no need to subtitle). Made after 01.01.2016. We accept only family-friendly animation and fiction films. No film will be accepted if it features excessive violence or gore, foul language or nudity. We are especially welcome animation and films for children 3+. Submit here https://filmfreeway.com/SantaMarinaFilmFestival

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • April Deadline — free
  • May Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Last Chance Deadline — free

Short animation and fiction (up to 10 min) with dialogs or text (need to subtitle). Made after 01.01.2016. We accept only family-friendly animation and fiction films. No film will be accepted if it features excessive violence or gore, foul language or nudity. We are especially welcome animation and films for children 3+. There is submission fee! Submit here https://filmfreeway.com/SantaMarinaFilmFestival

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • April Deadline — free
  • May Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Last Chance Deadline — free

Short fiction films and animation (over 10 up to 20 min). Made after 01.01.2016. We accept only family-friendly animation and fiction films. No film will be accepted if it features excessive violence or gore, foul language or nudity. We are especially welcome animation and films for children 3+. There is submission fee! Submit here https://filmfreeway.com/SantaMarinaFilmFestival

  • Earlybird Deadline — free
  • April Deadline — free
  • May Deadline — free
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free
  • Last Chance Deadline — free
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