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Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)

International Film Festival of short fiction films and animation.

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We are announcing World cup of genre cinema. 

The winners will receive cash prizes!

Awards

The Best sci-fi, fantasy film (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best comedy (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best thriller, crime film, noir (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best horror (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best war film (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best romantic film (lovestory) (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best director 
The Best DOP 
The Best screenplay 
The Best actor 
The Best actress 
The best original music in the film 
The best sound design 
The Best editing 
The audience choice 
Special mentions 

Every accepted video will receive the official laurel of the SPIFF. 
Director of every accepted video will receive discount for the next submission to the SPIFF.

Rules

We are announcing World cup of genre cinema! The winners will receive cash prizes!

SPIFF - International Film Festival of short films and animation, started in 2017 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Saint-Petersburg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg) - one of the most beautiful places in the World with more than 5 million citizens and many, many, many film lovers.

SPIFF makes regular thematic screenings in different places of Saint-Petersburg.

Our motto: No internet screenings - only live show! 

Awards & Prizes

The Best sci-fi, fantasy film (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best comedy (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best thriller, crime film, noir (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best horror (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best war film (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best romantic film (lovestory) (cash prize - 25% of submission fee, received in this category) 
The Best director 
The Best DOP 
The Best screenplay 
The Best actor 
The Best actress 
The best original music in the film 
The best sound design 
The Best editing 
The audience choice 
Special mentions 

Every accepted video will receive the official laurel of the SPIFF. 
Director of every accepted video will receive discount for the next submission to the SPIFF.

Rules & Terms

We are announcing World cup of genre cinema! The winners will receive cash prizes!

We are accepting submissions of genre short fiction and animation films, which will be screened at the end of 2018 and at the start of 2019 in different places of Saint-Petersburg.

No internet screenings — only live show!

Exact dates and places of screenings will be posted on the site and Facebook page of the SPIFF.

We accept only short fiction films (up to 30 min including credits) and short animation (up to 30 min including credits) from any country, made not earlier than 2014 year, in such genres as: 
- sci-fi, fantasy 
- comedy 
- thriller, crime films, noir 
- horror 
- war films 
- romantic films (lovestories)

We are accepting dramas only if they fit the above mentioned categories, for example, criminal drama, war drama etc.

You can submit your film here

https://filmfreeway.com/SPIFF

Entry fee

4,5 $ — Earlybird deadline (30.06.2018).

9 $ — Regular deadline (30.09.2018).

12 $ — Late deadline (30.11.2018).

14 $ — Extended deadline (31.12.2018).

Free film entry - only for filmmakers from Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Entry fee is paid via submission platform (Filmfreeway).

Cash prize will be send to the winner by PayPal. All PayPal fees, fees of Filmfreeway are reducing the cash prize.

No premier requirement.

We only accept submissions via platforms (Filmfreeway). We don’t accept submissions via post, e-mail and so on.

Works in progress are not accepted.

You may submit multiple entries but must make a separate entry for every film and pay an entry fee for each.

If your video is selected, you should send us by e-mail ASAP: 
- projection copy (downloadable link) of the video (FULL HD 1920*1080, H264, MP4, no more than 2 Gb); 
- press-kit: poster, stills, photo/biography/filmography, screening/award history, premier status (World, International, European, Russian, Saint-Petersburg, none).

The SPIFF is not paying any fees for the screenings of the accepted films during the SPIFF. 
By submitting to the SPIFF you are giving permission for the SPIFF to showcase your work, if it’s selected, no more than 3 times at the festival and use the work, press-kit for promotional purposes. 
By submitting to the SPIFF, you are attesting that this work is yours and that you have the authority to submit this work to the SPIFF and agree to all of the rules of the current screening and the festival as a whole.

The SPIFF has the right to change the rules, dates and venues of screenings. All changes will be posted on the SPIFF site and at the SPIFF group https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiffestival

By submitting your film to the SPIFF, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the SPIFF and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. 
If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing spiffestival@gmail.com and include in the subject line: “SPIFF question”

https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiffestival

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)

 

Place

Russia
Saint-Petersburg

Official website

spiffestival.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 22, 2018
  • SuperEarlybird Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    September 30, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    November 30, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    December 31, 2018
  • Notifications
    January 03, 2019
  • Event dates
    5 — 6 January 2019
Categories & Fees

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 25% of submission fees, collected from all submissions to this category! Under 30 minutes. Made after 01.01.2014. No premier requirement.

  • SuperEarlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $14

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 25% of submission fees, collected from all submissions to this category! Under 30 minutes. Made after 01.01.2014. No premier requirement.

  • SuperEarlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $14

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 25% of submission fees, collected from all submissions to this category! Under 30 minutes. Made after 01.01.2014. No premier requirement.

  • SuperEarlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $14

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 25% of submission fees, collected from all submissions to this category! Under 30 minutes. Made after 01.01.2014. No premier requirement.

  • SuperEarlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $14

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 25% of submission fees, collected from all submissions to this category! Under 30 minutes. Made after 01.01.2014. No premier requirement.

  • SuperEarlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $14

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 25% of submission fees, collected from all submissions to this category! Under 30 minutes. Made after 01.01.2014. No premier requirement.

  • SuperEarlybird Deadline — $5
  • Earlybird Deadline — $9
  • Regular Deadline — $12
  • Late Deadline — $14
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