OPEN CALL for the 14.th film festival is CLOSED. The list of films that will be shown at the festival will be announced in August.
CREATIVE AFFIRMATIVE ORGANIZATION PARNASSUS, Novi Sad, Serbia
ASSOCIATION SPIRIT, Rijeka, Croatia
OPEN CALL FOR FILM COMPETITION
For 14. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL “SEIZE THIS DAY WITH ME/SEIZE THE FILM!“
on the topic of disability and films whose authors (actors, screenwriters, directors) are people with disability
Film Festival “Seize this Day with Me!” is focus on projections of the films related to the topic of disability. In addition of projections, the program includes film making workshops, exhibitions and panel discussions.
The festival is international in character, and has taken place since 2003, in Novi Sad (Serbia)and since 2011. in Rijeka (Croatia), with the goals of: informing the public about the lives, activities, rights, and accomplishments of people with disabilities, which affect changes in people’s attitudes about people with disabilities, facilitating a better understanding and acceptance of diversity, and creating conditions for greater visibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities in all spheres of social life.
Films can be submitted by mail (2 copies of the film) or via the Internet (festhome, clickforfestivals, youtube, Wetransfer, vimeo ..)
Terms of competition:
- Topic: Disability*
- Duration: up to 30 minutes
- At least DVD quality**
- Must have Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian or English titles***
It is necessary to deliver:
- Complete application form (download aplication form 2016)
- Authors biography
- 2 movie stills
- dialog list ( .srt)
- trailer (promo clip) if any
Films must be sent latest until 15.06.2016. Applicants will bear all expenses and risk of sending the materials.
Films and copies remains with organizers. Organizers are obligated not to use films in any commercial purposes. For screenings of the chosen films for competition and review part, organizers will not pay fees for the authors or producers. Organizers hold the right of using of the trailers or film clip up to 3 minutes, exclusively for the purpose of promotion for the Film festival „Seize this day with me/Seize the film!“.
Films selected by the jury will be screened during 14. Film festival „Seize this day with me/seize the film!“ during the last week in September 2016. in Novi Sad and in October 2016. in Rijeka. Best films will be rewarded with plaque and will be directly placed at Festival of European documentary and independent film “Euro-In”, which is held in Novi Sad, and as part of post production – Film caravan will be screened in cities in Serbia and Croatia.
In addition with rewards for best film, best scenario and best directing, expert panel will award special prizes for the contributions on the field of disability having in mind:
- Does/how much does the film provide the spectator alternative/different view on disability
- How original is their approach on the topic of disability
- How interesting is the movie/attracts attention/is impressionable
- How well disability stereotypes were avoided
- How much does the film provide information regarding disability
Application form can be downloaded here.
Applied work should be sent (in 2 copies) on one of the following two addresses noted „FOR COMPETITION“
COMPETITION for Film festival
Stevana Hristica 37/2,
21000 Novi Sad, Serbia
Milesa Milinković, managing director
COMPETITION for Film festival
51 000 Rijeka, Croatia
Denis Pilepić, technical director
*films whose authors (actors, screenwriters, directors) are people with disability can have any topic of choice.
** films may be sent via the Internet with agreement of the organizers
***films should be titled or in any other way adjusted to people with sight/hearing disability