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Monday, February 5, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Meyer
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FEST 2018: Film Submissions close on March 4th

Time is quickly running out to submit your films to this upcoming 14th edition of FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival.The deadline for film submission ends on the 4th of March at 23h59 Lisbon time.

Preparations for FEST 2018, which will take place between the 18th and the 25th of June 2018, in Espinho (Portugal), are already at full speed. Once again our film program promises to showcase some of the most relevant and exciting new films by new figures on the international and national scenes. Despite the fact that we are about to beat our submission record, there is no such has enough films. So the time has come for you to get started with the submission process.


We areaccepting films for different competitive categories:

  • 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.
  • 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.

You can submit your film throughour own website (form pageandpayment page), or via one of thethe alternative methods(Film Freeway,Film Festival Life,Click for FestivalsorFEST Home). For more information,the rules and regulations can be foundhere. If you have any doubts or questions please do not hesitate to contact us atfilms@fest.pt

ABOUT THE EVENT

FEST New Directors | New Films Festivalis 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 areontheir 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, suchFlavours of the World(focusing each year on specific countries),Be Kind Rewind(a retrospective section) andFESTinha(proposing screenings and activities for the younger viewers).

When and Where?
The event will take place between the18th 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 Festivalis 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, we 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.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Formats and Limitations

As usual we 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.

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

 

This final deadline for submissions is the 4thof March 2018, at midnight.

 

Submission Process
To complete the submission process please read first our rules and regulationshere.

You can choose between one of the many submission options. Please do not submit the same work in morethenone option.

Online submissions
You can find our own submission formhere. Please fill in all the categories as completely as possible.

As analternativeyou can use one of our partner platforms (FilmFreeway,Click for Festivals,Fest HomeorFilm Festival Life) using the appropriate buttons bellow.