International Festival Signs of the Night - Bangkok

FISDN // Festival international Signes de Nuit

17th edition

Jun 22 - Jun 30, 2022
Bangkok, Thailand

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Art, Avantgarde, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Human rights, Independent, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War

Mission / description Tags:
New views, Original imagery, Critical approach, Crucial points, Modern
human existence, Strangness, expending boundaries, Celebrating
confrontations, Informatons, Surprising Knowledge, Tolerance,
Sensibilisation, Cultural differences, Independence, Individuality,
Provocations, Unpredictable experimentation, Engagement

Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had become a multinational meeting place and is today active in form of competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Urbino, Tucuman and other places. In these last years we have presented some Hundrets films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 34 countries, among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, United States ...

The intention of the festival is to search and present films, which
reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the
crucial points of the modern human existence. It looks for astonishing, strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations, tolerance and sensitisation for cultural differences, independence and individuality, ready to open up for unpredictable experimentation.

For each festival we compose new programs and invite a different jury.


* * * AWARDS * * *

* Short Films *

Without restriction

The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject in an
original and convincing way.

The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and
complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness,
which keeps mind and consideration moving.

The Edward Snowden Award hounors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.


* Documentaries *

Without restriction. Just the film you estimate as the most important one.

The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a
surprising way sensible and perturbing aspects of reality.
The Night Award for Documentary honors films, which represent reality
in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of
representation and simple conclusions.

The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.
Only for the Short film competition the screening time should not overpass 30 min.

Beside of this we prepare focus programs about thematics or régions/countries worldwide. Also no time limit here.

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Class Founded: 2003
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 11, 2019

Early bird deadline: Jun 02, 2019
Regular deadline: Jun 02, 2019
Late deadline: Jun 02, 2019

Notification date: Jun 09, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 8.00 to 15.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Declaration of awards by International Juries
General rules For the Cinema in Trangression ("Experimental") and the Documentary Competition no limitation (short and long).
For the Short Film competition max lengh 30 min.

For the Focus programs (thematical, regional) no limitation

For the competition programs the production year should not be older as 2018, for the focus programs not older as 2014.

In the case your film is chooses, we will contact you asking for a
screening copy. Also if your film is not choosen immedialtly, it can be choosen later for another upcoming festival organized by during the year (in another country/town). In this case we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the
screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual
edition in Lisboa. The festival can integrate your film in its actual
edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add further condition for the screening permission (for example fee
requests etc.)

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