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48h Sofia Film Challenge

 48 hours Sofia Film Challenge

Supported by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality and Stolichno

Are you ready for some filmmaking challenge? If you are a professional filmmaker or maybe a film geek, or just want to have some fun, while making movies with your friends, this is for you! By participating in this competition, you will become part of 13th IN THE PALACE Sofia International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria. It is a unique possibility to show your creativity and share the ideas on screen. And the best thing is YOU DO NOT NEED ANY PROFFESIONAL EQUIPMENT FOR THAT. Participants can use whatever kind of film cameras, phones, Ipads – everything's allowed.

Under the topic „Stolichni momenti” 48 hours Sofia Film Challenge is an open call and invitation for professional and non-professional film creators, amateurs that within 48 hours frame will shoot a short film (duration up to 5 minutes) related with Sofia city. The challenge will be held from the 4th till the 6th of December. The genre of the film will be chosen by lottery. Keywords, which should be used in the films, will be also officially announced at 19:30 in Switch.

If you accept the challenge, create a team of up to 6 people – director, producer, cinematographer, sound, lights and editor (can be less – not more though). Teams, which are interested in participating in the competition, have to register their teams and team members in the webpage: by submitting a registration form (download from the website). You will find all the rules related to competition in the website.

The produced films will be screened during 13th IN THE PALACE Sofia International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria and the audience will be the jury, who will decide the winner.
During the festival week (8.12.-13.12.) you would be able to votе for the best productions in the Vbox7 festival channel.

The prize for the winner will be provided with the special support of "Stolichno": VIP accreditation
s for all the winner team members for IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival - Summer Edition 2016 that will take place in the former residence of the Romanian queen Marie of Edinburgh in the picturesque town on the Bulgarian Black Sea coast Balchik + 18 beers Stolichno and special Stolichno set of beer glasses for each member of the winner team.

Teams, which are attending the event and successfully complete the challenge by providing a produced film, will get free passes to all 13th IN THE PALACE Sofia International Short Film Festival, Bulgaria activities (screenings, workshops, concerts and etc.) and free beers, specialy provided by Stolichno.

Don’t waste your time and join this unforgettable adventure!

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13th In The Palace International Short Film Festival, 2015

FILMER FORGE is the business centre of the festival. Each year producers, distributors, buyers and sales agents gather to meet and network with a wide variety of industry colleagues.

Our goal is to provide you with a marketplace where you can discover the different sectors of the short film business. Whether putting together deals, networking for new opportunities or catching up with colleagues, it’s all about relationships !

FILMER FORGE 2015 (9-12 december) includes four main modules:

  • Exhibition Hall – Market stands, Professional Meetings, Presentations, Media Rendez Vous;
  • Pitching sessions;
  • Video Library of short films and a database of filmmakers, decision makers, festivals, broadcasters (on-line industry guide);
  • Market Screenings

Come and play: Regulations & Entry Form FILMER FORGE Pitching


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