The International Random Film Festival 2014, Gdynia

Deadline: 31 May 2014
Open to: filmmakers all around the world
Prize: 50 films from all of the online submissions are randomly selected to the festival’s official competition. One film in the competition will be randomly selected to win the Random Grand Prix

Description

The International Random Film Festival (IRFF) is delighted to announce the Call for Entries for its fifth edition and invite all filmmakers around the world to submit their films.

The concept for the festival started in 2009 by Hannaleena Hauru and Synes Elischka as a critique to the world wide short film festival network: “In June 2009 we were talking a lot about film festivals, basically about the common misconception, where many filmmakers are in the belief that all film festivals actually watch all the submitted work from the beginning to the end. There is a naive belief that program selections and award decisions are made based on an equal evaluation of the films. Especially young filmmakers are seeking approval from film festivals without questioning the methods used for the selections.”

The 5th Edition of the IRFF will be held in Gdynia, Poland. The festival is opening on the 29th of October 2014. Being faithful to their concept, the organizers have selected the venue and the date of the festival randomly. The IRFF is organized by the cultural organisation Euphoria Borealis, a non-governmental organisation registered in Finland.

Eligibility

The festival policy is to give a truly equal possibility to all the filmmakers to have their film screened internationally:

  • Having personal contacts to the festival organizers does not help you to get your film into the IRFF festival program.
  • Having a good CV for your previous work does not help you to get your film to the IRFF festival program.
  • Submitting an awarded film does not help you to get your film to the IRFF festival program.

Requirements:

  1. You have to have the rights to distribute the film you are submitting.
  2. Only one entry per director is allowed.
  3. English subtitles have to be provided, if there is some non-English dialogue in your film.

Awards

Fifty films from all of the online submissions are randomly selected to the festival’s official competition. One film in the competition will be randomly selected to win the Random Grand Prix, the most prestigious, truly random film award in the world, awarded since 2010.

Application

The deadline for submissions is 31st of May 2014.

Click here to submit a film using their online form. The submission to the international competition is and will be free of charge.

For further information, please visit the official website.

 

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