International Festival Signs of the Night - Saarbrücken

FISDN // Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht

14th edition

Jun 01 - Jun 22, 2020
Saarbrücken, Germany

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description Since 2003 the international Festival SIGNES DE NUIT is active in Paris and world wide. 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 33 countries, among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, United States ...

The International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT based in Paris is made up of films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself to the unpredictable experimentation.

We presenting three Competition sections:
1. Short film (including experimental short films)
2. Documentaries and experimental Documentaries
3. Cinema in Trangression (new audiovisual languages)
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 24, 2016

Late deadline: May 25, 2016

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Fees Fees range from 5.80 to 5.80 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 Regulations of the…
Festival international Signes des Nuit (Paris)
International Festival Signs if the Night (Bangkok)
Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Saarbrücken, Berlin)
Festival internacional Signos da Noite (Lisboa)

We accept the following categories:

Experimental Documentaries
Short Films (narrativ, experimental or documentary)
Full Lengh Experimental Films

For Short Film Competion : Max. 30 min.
All other Competition- and Focus-Programs : no time limit

For the competition programs : up from production year 2015
For the Focus and Special programs : no production year limit

We can send back Hard drives, BluRays and USB keys, but no DVDs
For screening please prepare your film in the preferred format, HD or Blu-Ray (also h264) format.
For Further informations please see our submission form:

Our Concept:

Festival international Signes de Nuit
Direction: Dieter Wieczorek
18, rue Bude
75004 Paris
cell. 00 33 6 84 40 84 38
tel. 00 33 1 40 46 92 25