Ploiesti International Film Festival

PIFF // Festivalul International de Film Ploiesti

7th edition

Dec 15 - Dec 18, 2021
Ploiesti, Romania

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length
Genre Action, Adventure, B-Movie, Comedy, Crime, Dark comedy, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Horror, Live Action, Mockumentary, Musical, Mystery, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science fiction, Surreal, Thriller, War, Western

Mission / description Ploiesti International Film Festival is an independent festival which celebrates genre short films and its official competition consists of the latest Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Thriller International and Romanian short film productions.
Besides special screenings and masterclasses, 5 non-competitive sections spice up our programme: Dark Comedy, Lovestory Special, War Zone, Destination Unknown and Genre Animation.
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Class Founded: 2011
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Late deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Notification date: Nov 30, 2018

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Awards Total prize money: 1,500.00 USD
Festival sections
Dark comedy (off-competition)
Off-competition section dedicated to dark comedies produced after January 2018.
Destination unknown (off-competition)
Off-competition section dedicated to road movies produced after January 2018.
Genre animation (off-competition)
Off-competition section dedicated to fantasy, thriller, horror and science-fiction animated short films produced after January 2018.
Competition section dedicated to fantasy, thriller, horror and science-fiction short films produced after January 2018.
Lovestory special (off-competition)
Off-competition section dedicated to unusual love stories produced after January 2018.
War zone (off-competition)
Off-competition section dedicated to films about war, revolution and conflicts produced after January 2018.
Specials Workshops, Panels
General rules 1. Ploiesti International Film Festival is organized by Helen Film®.

2. Every year PIFF brings to screen the newest and most captivating short films from around the world. It has become one of the most relevant cultural events in Ploieşti.

For more information:
phone: +40 736417671