Thursday, November 14, 2013

Encounters 2014 Call for Entries

The organisers of Encounters are calling for entries from South African and international filmmakers for the 2014 edition of the festival. Due to the extraordinary number of entries, Encounters has decided to charge a nominal submission fee of USD15. African filmmakers are exempt. Encounters is the only South African distributor dedicated to distributing documentaries to the South African public. Encounters makes sales of films to television, theatrically and on DVD.Awards:Audience Award for Best South African filmAudience Award for Best International filmDeadline for submissions25th March 2014For details on where and how to submit go to

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic

The 49th edition of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is calling for feature films, feature documentaries and short documentaries for its competitive and non-competitive sections. The sections in the festival are: Official Selection (Competition), East of the West (Competition), Forum of Independents (Competition), Documentary Films (Competition), Documentary Films (Out of Competition), Horizons, Another View, Imagina, Variety’s Ten Euro Directors to Watch, Midnight Screenings, Retrospectives and Tributes, Out of the Past and Czech Films.

All films must have been completed within twelve months before the start date of the festival. The feature films must be over 60 minutes in length and must not have been internationally premiered before September 1, 2013. Feature length documentary films must be over 60 minutes and must not have been internationally released before January 1, 2014, while the short documentaries should not exceed 30 minutes of duration. The first deadline for submissions is March 10, 2014. There is no entry fee for this deadline. Post this date the films will be accepted as late entries. The fee for feature length films and documentaries is Euros 50 and for short documentaries is Euros 30. The last date of submission for late entries is March 31, 2014. If the films are not in the Czech or English language they should have Czech or English subtitles. 

The submissions will require the following: A complete entry form (one will need to register and create a log in id to complete the entry form
), DVD screener (Entrants will have to clearly mention if the screener is the final film or a work in progress. The festival does not accept online screeners). The printed online entry form and the DVD screener should be posted to the address mentioned below. The names of the selected films will be announced by the end of May, 2014. The festival will be held from July 4-12, 2014.
Film Servis Festival
Program Department
Pansk√° 1
110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

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