Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)

SPIFF // Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)

4th edition

Jun 23 - Jun 30, 2018
Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Open Call Mar 05, 2018 - May 31, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Short

Mission / description SPIFF - International Film Festival of short films and animation, started in 2017 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Saint-Petersburg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg) - one of the most beautiful places in the World with more than 5 million citizens and many, many, many film lovers.

SPIFF makes regular thematic screenings in different places of Saint-Petersburg.

Our motto: No internet screenings - only live show!

First screening took place on the 26th of november 2017 at the Academia "Photographica".
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Festival website http:// spiffestival.com/

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Music Video Grand Prix Music Video World Cup Dance Video Grand Prix Dance Video World Cup Out of competition selection of classical music video
Class Founded: 2017
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Mar 05, 2018

Early bird deadline: Mar 31, 2018
Regular deadline: Apr 30, 2018
Late deadline: May 31, 2018

Notification date: Jun 15, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 27.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 100.00 USD
Other prizes: Electronic diploma
General rules We are announcing World cup 2018 of music video and dance video!

During the football (soccer) World cup in Saint-Petersburg, we are making World cup 2018 of music video and dance video for the citizens and guests of our city.

SPIFF - International Film Festival of short films and animation, started in 2017 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.

Saint-Petersburg (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Petersburg) - one of the most beautiful places in the World with more than 5 million citizens and many, many, many film lovers.

SPIFF makes regular thematic screenings in different places of Saint-Petersburg.

Our motto: No internet screenings - only live show!

First screening took place on the 26th of november 2017 at the Academia "Photographica".

Awards & Prizes

1) Music Video Grand Prix

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 50% of submission fees, collected from all submissions of music video to every category!
The winner will be voted by the audience.
Music videos, submitted to the Grand Prix category, are also eligible to the Music Video World Cup category, and have a chance to win both cash prize in the Music Video Grand Prix category and awards in the Music Video World Cup category.

2) Dance Video Grand Prix

The winner in this category will receive the cash prize - 50% of submission fees, collected from all submissions of dance video to every category!
The winner will be voted by the audience.
Dance videos, submitted to the Grand Prix category, are also eligible to the Dance Video World Cup category, and have a chance to win both cash prize in the Dance Video Grand Prix category and awards in the Dance Video World Cup category.

3) Music Video World Cup

The Jury will select:
Best European Music Video
Best North American Music Video
Best South American Music Video
Best Asian Music Video
Best African Music Video
Best Russian Music Video
Best Director

No cash awards in this category.
Winners and nominees will receive official electronic Diploma.

4) Dance Video World Cup

The Jury will select:
Best European Dance Video
Best North American Dance Video
Best South American Dance Video
Best Asian Dance Video
Best African Dance Video
Best Russian Dance Video
Best Director

No cash awards in this category.
Winners and nominees will receive official electronic Diploma.

5) Out of competition selection of classical music video

Every accepted video will receive the official laurel of the SPIFF.
Director of every accepted video will receive discount for the next submission to the SPIFF.

Rules & Terms
We are announcing World cup 2018 of music video and dance films!

During the football (soccer) World cup in Saint-Petersburg, we are making World cup 2018 of music video and dance films for the citizens and guests of our city.

We are accepting now submissions of music video and dance films, which will be screened in different places of Saint-Petersburg.

No internet screenings — only live show!

Exact dates and places of screenings will be posted on the site and Facebook page of the SPIFF.

Entry fee

1) Music Video Grand Prix and Dance Video Grand Prix

7 euro — Earlybird deadline (31.03.2018).

12 euro — Regular deadline (30.04.2018).

27 euro — Late deadline (31.05.2018).

2) Music Video World Cup and Dance Video World Cup

2 euro — Earlybird deadline (31.03.2018).

6 euro — Regular deadline (30.04.2018).

8 euro — Late deadline (31.05.2018).

3) Out of competition selection of classical music video.
No fee.

Entry fee is paid via submission platform.

Cash prize will be send to the winner by PayPal. All PayPal fees, fees of the platforms are reducing the cash prize.

We accept Music video and Dance video of any style from any country.
Under 10 minutes.
Any production date.
No premier requirement.
Can be published online.

We only accept submissions via platforms. We don’t accept submissions via post, e-mail and so on.

Works in progress are not accepted.

You may submit multiple entries but must make a separate entry for every film and pay an entry fee for each.

If your video is selected, you should send us by e-mail ASAP:
- projection copy (downloadable link) of the video (HD, H264, MP4, no more than 2 Gb);
- press-kit: poster, stills, photo/biography/filmography, screening/award history, premier status (World, International, European, Russian, Saint-Petersburg, none).

The SPIFF is not paying any fees for the screenings of the accepted films during the SPIFF.
By submitting to the SPIFF you are giving permission for the SPIFF to showcase your work, if it’s selected, no more than 3 times at the festival and use the work, press-kit for promotional purposes.
By submitting to the SPIFF, you are attesting that this work is yours and that you have the authority to submit this work to the SPIFF and agree to all of the rules of the current screening and the festival as a whole.

The SPIFF has the right to change the rules, dates and venues of screenings. All changes will be posted on the SPIFF site and at the SPIFF group https://www.facebook.com/groups/spiffestival

By submitting your film to the SPIFF, you authorize that your work is cleared for festival exhibition and accept full legal responsibility for the intellectual property therein. The submitter and all filmmakers associated with the project shall indemnify and hold harmless the SPIFF and any representative or affiliates from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.
If you have any questions, please contact us by emailing spiffestival@gmail.com and include in the subject line: “SPIFF question”

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