70 min.). THE MID BAST (Jury Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the best medium-length genre film (30-70 min.). THE SHORT BAST (Jury Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the best short-length genre film (<30 min.). THE AUDIENCE BAST (Audience Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the audience’s favourite festival film." /> Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival on FilmFestivalLife

Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival

Bastalavista // Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival

1st edition

May 29 - Jun 14, 2020
Hannover, Germany

Open Call Jul 17, 2019 - Feb 29, 2020  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Burlesque, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Independent, LGBT, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Mystery, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science fiction, Silent movie, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The Bastalavista is a Genre Film Festival established in Hannover (Germany) in 2019. The festival is founded and run only by two people: Wiebke and Johannes Thomsen, the two owners and operators of the awarded LODDERBAST movie theater in Hannover, with 28 seats on 39 squaremeters the smallest movie theater in the world and one of a kind with homemade food and more than 100 different craft beers.

The festival defines the "genre" film as science-fiction, fantasy, horror, action, thriller, mystery or dark comedy including forward-thinking, experimental and dark interpretations of the traditional film genres.

Starting on 29.05.2020 the Bastalavista is conquering the LODDERBAST movie theater for 17 days and more than 80 screenings, showcasing a varied selection of contemporary international genre films.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR FESTIVAL?

- a carefully and passionately curated festival film program
- a committed, curious and knowledgeable jury of filmmakers, distributors and genre film enthusiasts
- a vibrant, cozy and laid-back festival atmosphere in a unique venue
- valuable networking opportunities
- delicious food and ice-cold beer
- glory, fame and ... yeah, there will be money for the winners

DATES & TIMES

01.08.2019 - 29.02.2020: Film Submission Period
Please note, that we can not accept entries afterwards.

01.03.2020 - 31.03.2020: Film Selection And Notification Period
If your film is selected, you’ll be sent all the necessary documents.

29.05.2020 - 14.06.2020: Bastalavista International Genre Film Festival 2020
The Awards Ceremony will be held on 14.06.2020


SUBMISSION REGULATIONS

Please carefully read our 7 BASTALAmandments before submitting your film. It is not customary for the Bastalavista Festival to pay screening fees. By submitting your film you agree to this.

THE 7 BASTALAMANDMENTS
(Festival Competition Requirements)

1. Your film should be GENRE or -related.
2. Your film should have been finished after 01.01.2018.
3. Your film must not have had a theatrical release in Germany.
4. Your film must not have had a Blu-ray or DVD release in Germany.
5. Your film may be short, medium or long.
6. Your film must be subtitled (English or German) if the Original Language Version is not English or German.
7. Your film has to be submitted until 29.02.2020 to be part of the competition.

IF SELECTED ...
…you will be notified between 01.03.2020 and 31.03.2020 via email.
…you must own the rights to your film and all of its components by the time of the Bastalavista Festival.
…you are responsible for delivering your exhibition copy (Blu-ray or MP4 File) and other materials, such as trailer, screener link, press stills, and press-kit - by deadline.
…we would love to welcome you at the Bastalavista.

THE BAST (Awards)

THE GRAND BAST (Jury Award - 2.000€) is awarded to the best full-length genre film (>70 min.).

THE MID BAST (Jury Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the best medium-length genre film (30-70 min.).

THE SHORT BAST (Jury Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the best short-length genre film (<30 min.).

THE AUDIENCE BAST (Audience Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the audience’s favourite festival film.
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Festival website http://www.bastalavista.com

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Full-Length Genre Film Medium-Length Genre Film Short-Length Genre Film
Class Founded: 2019
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jul 17, 2019

Early bird deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Regular deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Late deadline: Feb 29, 2020

Notification date: Mar 31, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 15.00 to 25.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 5,600.00 USD
General rules SUBMISSION REGULATIONS

Please carefully read our 7 BASTALAmandments before submitting your film. It is not customary for the Bastalavista Festival to pay screening fees. By submitting your film you agree to this.

THE 7 BASTALAMANDMENTS
(Festival Competition Requirements)

1. Your film should be GENRE or -related.
2. Your film should have been finished after 01.01.2018.
3. Your film must not have had a theatrical release in Germany.
4. Your film must not have had a Blu-ray or DVD release in Germany.
5. Your film may be short, medium or long.
6. Your film must be subtitled (English or German) if the Original Language Version is not English or German.
7. Your film has to be submitted until 29.02.2020 to be part of the competition.

IF SELECTED ...
…you will be notified between 01.03.2020 and 31.03.2020 via email.
…you must own the rights to your film and all of its components by the time of the Bastalavista Festival.
…you are responsible for delivering your exhibition copy (Blu-ray or MP4 File) and other materials, such as trailer, screener link, press stills, and press-kit - by deadline.
…we would love to welcome you at the Bastalavista.

THE BAST (Awards)

THE GRAND BAST (Jury Award - 2.000€) is awarded to the best full-length genre film (>70 min.).

THE MID BAST (Jury Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the best medium-length genre film (30-70 min.).

THE SHORT BAST (Jury Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the best short-length genre film (<30 min.).

THE AUDIENCE BAST (Audience Award - 1.000€) is awarded to the audience’s favourite festival film.