1. The 11th edition of the In The Palace International Short Film Festival will be held between June 29 and July 6, 2013.

2. Eligible for entry are films with duration of up to 27 minutes, completed after January 1, 2011.

3. The Festival accepts individual submissions, as well as institutional entries (i.e. submissions form production companies, distribution companies, film academies, national film centres, television networks, creative associations etc.)

4. Entry fees and deadlines:

March 1, 2013

Earlybird Deadline

Standard Fee 25.00 EUR 

April 1, 2013

Regular Deadline

Standard Fee 35.00 EUR

May 1, 2013

Late Deadline

Standard Fee 45.00 EUR

May 15, 2013

Withoutabox Extended Deadline

Standard Fee 65.00 EUR

 * Withoutabox submitters use Special Discount. After May 1th, 2013 you can submit only through Withoutabox.

5. In The Palace ISFF will pay a screening fee of 20 Euro for each film selected to compete in the International Competition – this fee is payable in the Festival currency 'Kitra'.

The Festival WILL NOT pay screening fees for the films selected for the side programmes. The screening fees will be paid only to representatives of a given film who are present at the festival.

6. The total prize money to be distributed at the 11th In The Palace ISFF is 10,000 Euro in gold.

7. The Competition Programmes of the In The Palace ISFF are divided as follows:


for films with Bulgarian premiere at the 11th In The Palace ISFF in one of the following categories:

Fiction films



Experimental films, hybrid forms and formats, digital art works

Films and audiovisual works publicly shown in Bulgaria or released online on free-access websites or platforms are NOT ELIGIBLE for the International Competition.



for Bulgarian films, in one of the following categories:

Fiction films



Experimental films, hybrid forms and formats, digital art works

Eligible for entry in the National Competition are films produced in or co-produced with Bulgaria.


8. In The Palace ISFF will appoint a Selection Committee, as well as a professional International Jury to assess the films shown at the Festival.

9. The authors of all selected films will be notified by May 31, 2013.

10. The deadline for sending screening copies of the selected films is June 10, 2013.

11. The films must have English dialogue OR English subtitles.

12. Screening copies are preferred to be delivered in High Definition digital files.

13. The Festival reserves the right to screen the preview copies of the selected films.

14. In The Palace ISFF will cover the accommodation fees and meals of one accredited representative per film.

15. Accreditation applications should be sent no later than June 14, 2013.

16. In The Palace ISFF reserves the right to show films that have not been selected to compete in the Competition Programmes in special non-competitive programmes during the Festival.

17. The copyright owners of the film agree to permit the inclusion of their film(s) in all Festival and post-festival presentational programmes; gratuitous showing of screenshots, trailers and parts of the film (online or via other media) with the purpose of presenting the film’s participation in the Festival.

18. The preview copies of all films submitted to the Festival are automatically included in the Festival Video Library, where they are available for non-commercial professional viewing.

19. The Festival Director has the right to personally resolve any questions not included in these Regulations.

20. By applying for participation in the In The Palace ISFF you agree to all sections of the Festival Regulations.