International Festival Signs of the Night - Berlin

FISDN // Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht

17th edition

Jan 18 - Jan 21, 2021
Berlin, Germany

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
Genre Art, Culture, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Human rights, Independent, Mockumentary, Mystery, , Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War

Mission / description Founded in 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 Paris, Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Urbino and Tucuman (Argentina).
In these last years we have presented some thousand 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. t looks for astonishing, strange, surprising and sometimes provocativ works. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations, tolerance and sensibilisation 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.
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Class Founded: 2003
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Oct 22, 2018

Late deadline: Jan 04, 2019

Notification date: Jan 11, 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 Short Film competition max length 30 min.
For the Cinema in Trangression ("Experimental") and the Documentary Competition no limitation (short and long).

For the Focus programs (thematical, regional) no limitation.

For the competition programs the production year should not be older as 2017, for the focus programs not older as 2013.

We recommend strongly to send us download version of your films.

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 anopther country/town).

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.).

We can't send back dvds, blurays, usb keys, hard disc ect.