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Scandinavian International Film Festival

SCIFF

About

Scandinavian International Film Festival (SCIFF) is proud to advance into its first annual, world-class event. We would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the mission of this exclusive film festival: The Scandinavian International Film Festival serves as a cinematic cultural template for emerging, talented filmmakers who wish to express their uniqueness through the lens of past excellence while exposing themselves to the latest innovative concepts in the arts. 

THE SCANDINAVIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is considered as culture high level event in Helsinki, Finland. The festival aim to welcome over 3000 attendees annually who congregate for 4 days of screenings, panels, special events, seminars, and VIP after parties. 

SCIFF creates a wonderful screening environment allowing participants to feature their films in the high quality venues available to the audience in Helsinki. Professionals and industry makers will be invited to evaluate best work to be awarded in the end of the Festival. 

The SCIFF’s objective is to highlights today’s conflicts such as Racism, Radicalism and Human crises issues to the Scandinavian and European audience by edifying and developing the Finnish and the international cinematic community, who focuses and faces those topics. This objective cannot be achieved without tight, talented and strong films and filmmakers.

Awards

  • Nordic Aurora Award for Best Feature Film.
  • Nordic Aurora Award for Best Short Film.
  • Nordic Aurora Award for Best Documentary Film.
  • Nordic Aurora Award for Best Animated Film. 
  • Honorable Mention: Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director

Rules

  • By SCIFF standards any film that is 50 minutes and over in length is considered a feature film.
  • Any film that is 1 minute to 49 min 59 sec in length is considered a short film. 

There are three methods of submission:

  1. Submit with Filmfreeway. 
  2. Send DVD by mail.
  3. Send your Vimeo link to the following E-mail address: info@sciff.fi. Remember to send also Synopsis, Category for your film and a proof of your payment.

All films must carry English Subtitles.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Ghatfan Ghanoom — FESTIVAL DIRECTOR
  • Wafa Ameli — HEAD OF PROGRAMMING

Documents

Place

Finland
Helsinki

Official website

sciff.fi

Contacts

Address:

Attn. Submission Coordinator (Program Team)
Scandinavian international film festival
Haapasaarentie 4 D 35.
00980 Helsinki.
Finland

Email: info@sciff.fi

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    November 01, 2017
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 01, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    May 01, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    July 01, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    August 15, 2018
  • Notifications
    September 15, 2018
  • Event dates
    21 — 25 October 2018
Categories & Fees

Over the last two centuries, animation film technology has advanced from flip books to 3D animation and CGI. When selecting animated films for competition, the SCIFF will pay special attention to topic and quality.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $15
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $25
  • Extended Deadline — $30

Films over 50 min

  • Earlybird Deadline — $28
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Any film that is 1 minute to 49 min 59 sec in length is considered a short film. We are focusing on filmmakers how are trying to introduce unique and new ideas and films.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $35

Films over 50 min The Scandinavian International Film Festival is dedicated to screening documentary films on a variety of subjects. Human Rights issues, life stories, environmental topics, unique, spiritual and unordinary topic will be on focus this year.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $27
  • Regular Deadline — $35
  • Late Deadline — $45
  • Extended Deadline — $45

Films under 50 min. The Scandinavian International Film Festival is dedicated to screening documentary films on a variety of subjects. Human Rights issues, life stories, environmental topics, unique, spiritual and unordinary topic will be on focus this year.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $35
  • Extended Deadline — $35
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