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Submissions now OPEN for FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival 2018

FEST 2018: Film Submission Period is open!

FEST New Directors | New Films Festival start off FEST 2018 with two good news:

In 2018, FEST will take place as usual in Espinho from the 18th to the 25th of June

FEST New Directors | New Films Festival announce that the Film Submission Period for FEST 2018 is officially open 

As usual FEST New Directors | New Films Festival are accepting films under the following formats:

A) Fiction and Non-Fiction feature films (minimum length is 55 minutes) from directors who are on their first or second feature length project, regardless of age.

B) Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental Short films (up to 54 minutes of duration) from directors up to the age of 30 (including) at the end of the production.

Submission Process

The Film Submission process consists on 3 stages

1. Read the Film Submission Rules and Regulations for FEST 2018.

2. Fill in the Film Submission Form. (as complete as possible)

3. Proceed to the respective payment of the Submission Fees

The final deadline for submissions is the 4th of March 2018, at midnight. 

FEST New Directors | New Films Festival is focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers to show and promote their work, to develop their skills, offering new opportunities, and the chance to develop new audiences for independent cinema.

The festival is divided into several categories,competitive and non-competitive, with 2 main award categories: Short films by filmmakers up to the age of 30 (Silver Lynx competition); andFeatures from directors who are on their first or second production, regardless of their age (Golden Lynx competition). NEXXT is a competitive section dedicated to student films, co-programmed in partnerships with universities from around the world.

The festival also hosts several non-competitive sections, such Flavours of the World (focusing each year on specific countries), Be Kind Rewind (a retrospective section) and FESTinha (proposing screenings and activities for the younger viewers).

When and Where?
The event will take place between the 18th and 25th of June 2018 in Espinho, a beachside city and one of the summer hotspots of Portugal, 15 minutes south of Porto along the sea coastline.

FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival is nowadays one of the most important cultural events in Portugal, a great opportunity and an excellent forum for the new Filmmakers who wishes to establish himself in this industry.
Running parallel to the Festival, FEST New Directors | New Films Festival also host the FEST Industry Meetings (for one on one meeting with Film Producers), FEST – Training Ground (A high level film training program) and FEST – Pitching Forum, that connects filmmakers with producers and financiers.
 Formats and Limitations

As usual FEST New Directors | New Films Festival are accepting films under the following formats:

A) Fiction and Non-Fiction feature films (minimum length is 55 minutes) from directorswho are on their first or second feature length project, regardless of age.

B) Fiction, Documentary, Animation and Experimental Short films (up to 54 minutes of duration) from directors up to the age of 30 (including) at the end of the production.

Submissions will only be considered complete and valid after the confirmation of the payment of a fee of 8 euros for Feature films and 4 euros for Short films

Submission Process
To complete the submission process please read rules and regulations here.

You can choose between one of the many submission options. Please do not submit the same work in more then one option.
Online submissions
You can find the submission form here. Please fill in all the categories as completely as possible.

As an alternative you can use one of FEST New Directors | New Films Festival partner platforms (FilmFreeway, Click for Festivals, Fest Home or Film Festival Life) using the appropriate buttons.

 

 

 

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