OPEN CALL

 

CREATIVE  AFFIRMATIVE ORGANIZATION PARNASSUS, Novi Sad, Serbia
ASSOCIATION  SPIRIT, Rijeka, Croatia
HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION „Partner“, Banja Luka; Bosnia and Herzegovina
NGO „ART 365“, Podgorica, Montenegro

are announcing

OPEN CALL FOR 20.th SEIZE THE FILM FESTIVAL (closed)

on the topic of disability and films whose authors (actors, screenwriters, directors)
are people with disability

 

Film Festival “Seize the Film“ is focus on projections of the films related to the topic of disability and it has editions in Novi Sad (Serbia), Rijeka (Croatia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor (Montenegro).

In addition to screenings of films on the topic of disability, the Festival also has accompanying programs and post-production – Film Caravan, which includes screenings in cultural spaces, schools, other festivals and and „Seize the film Kids“ – screenings of films suitable for children aged 7-12 (in Serbia).

Terms of competition:

  1. Topic: Disability*

PLEASE NOTE THAT we DON’T accept films about COVID 19 unless the film is about a person with a disability who had Covid 19, the challenges of people with disabilities at the time of the pandemic, or disability as a postcovid symptom.

  1. Duration: up to 30 minutes
  2. At least DVD quality**
  3. Must have Sr/Cro/Bosnian/Mne or English subtitles

It is required to deliver:

  • Complete application form
  • Authors biography
  • 2 movie stills
  • dialog list/.srt
  • trailer (promo clip)  if any

Films must be sent latest until 15.04.2022. 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 the film!“.

The main program of the festival (Films selected and awarded by the jury, panel discussions with the authors/actors) will be held in in Novi Sad (Serbia) during 20.th Film festival „Seize the film!“. Film program will be held in period October 12th– October 16rd 2022.

Films that are selected and presented at the 20th Film Festival “Seize the film!” in Novi Sad (SR) enter the shortlist for presentation in Rijeka (Croatia), Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Kotor (Montengro) but also in the post-production programs.

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.

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 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

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