Santa Marina Film Festival

Santa Marina Film Festival // Santa Marina Film Festival

2nd edition

Aug 16 - Aug 16, 2020
Santa Marina Area, Sozopol , Bulgaria

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length

Mission / description Santa Marina Film Festival is the annual international film festival, which aim is to show the best films from all over the World in the unique ecological, recreation, historical and cultural place of Bulgaria – Holiday Village Santa Marina.
Our inaugural festival took place on the 16th of August 2019 in Holiday Village Santa Marina, located in a few steps from the sea shore.
Watch the highlights of Santa Marina Film Festival 2019 here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x06-8qpeGs&feature=youtu.be
Santa Marina Film Festival 2020 will take place in August 2020.
Depending on the weather, we screen programs in cinema hall (indoors), and (or) at the amphitheater with the sea view outdoors.
The winner of Grand Prix of the Festival, presenting on the festival, will receive free stay in Holiday Village Santa Marina for the season 2021 (total cost of Grand-Prix approx. 1000$).
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Festival website http://santamarinafilmfestival.com

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Class Founded: 2019
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Dec 18, 2019

Early bird deadline: Feb 21, 2020
Regular deadline: Apr 24, 2020
Late deadline: Jun 30, 2020

Notification date: Jul 15, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 1.00 to 14.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 1,000.00 USD
Other prizes: The winner of Grand Prix of the Festival will receive free stay in Holiday Village Santa Marina for the season 2021.
General rules Rules & Regulations

Submission to Santa Marina Film Festival implies understanding and acceptance of the following Rules and Regulations.

About the festival
Santa Marina Film Festival is the annual international film festival, which aim is to show the best films from all over the World in the unique ecological, recreation, historical and cultural place of Bulgaria – Holiday Village Santa Marina.
Our inaugural festival took place on the 16th of August 2019 in Holiday Village Santa Marina, located in a few steps from the sea shore.
Watch the highlights of Santa Marina Film Festival 2019 here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8x06-8qpeGs&feature=youtu.be
Depending on the weather, we screen programs in cinema hall (indoors), and (or) at the amphitheater with the sea view outdoors.
The winner of Grand Prix of the Festival, presenting on the festival, will receive free stay in Holiday Village Santa Marina for the season 2021.

Santa Marina Film Festival competition
Competition is open to the:
– family-friendly fiction (narrative) films up to 20 min (including credits) from any country, made no earlier than 2017;
– family-friendly animation (any style) up to 20 min (including credits) from any country, made no earlier than 2017.

Films eligibility
Only films, completed no earlier than January 2017, can participate in the competition of Santa Marina Film Festival.
We accept only family-friendly animation and fiction. No film will be accepted if it features excessive violence or gore, foul language or nudity. We are especially welcome animation and films for children 3+.
We have no premier policy.
Films mustn’t be available in Internet in public free access (private access – private links, links with password, VOD e.t.c. is OK).
We don’t accept into the competition:
– documentaries;
– series;
– music and dance videos;
– commercials;
– experimental films;
– video-art;
- fiction and animation films with the duration more than 20 min (including credits), or made earlier than 2017, or not suitable for family audience.

Submission category
You should submit in one of these categories:
a) short animation (up to 10 min) without dialogs and text (no need to subtitle);
b) short animation (up to 10 min) with dialogs or text (need to subtitle);
c) short animation (more than 10 up to 20 min);
d) short fiction film (up to 10 min) without dialogs and text (no need to subtitle);
e) short fiction film (up to 10 min) with dialogs or text (need to subtitle);
f) short fiction film (more than 10 up to 20 min);

Submission process
All submissions should be made only through the platforms.
We don’t accept submissions in any way besides the platforms, so, please, don’t send us submissions by e-mail or mail.
All submitted films (except Russian fiction and animation) should have burned-in English subtitles, if the language of the film is not English. Bulgarian films should also be submitted with burned-in English subtitles.
Important! You should be able to allow us to download your film from the platform for the selection process.
There is a small fee for submissions. Fee is nonrefundable and will be used for the technical, administrative, organizing and marketing purposes.
You can submit as many films as you want, but each film should be submitted separately with the appropriate entry fee for each film. Entry fee is paid via submission platform.
Only final version of the film can be submitted.
Santa Marina Film Festival will not revise submitted films and will not answer letters with the questions about the selection process, of non-selection and so on.
All applicable licenses and waivers of copyrights, moral rights, trademarks and other such intellectual property rights have been secured by the submitter.
The festival keeps the viewing material in the festival archive for the sole purposes of documentation, and viewing by professionals on its premises.

Waivers
All fees will be spent for the technical purposes (translation, subtitling, etc.), administrative, organizing and marketing purposes and so on. So we can’t give any fee waivers or refund entry fees in any circumstances except listed below.
We can give special offers for film distributing companies, film schools and so on for the multiple submissions. Feel free to write us santamarinafilmfestival@gmail.com to receive your special offer.

Selection
All submissions are evaluated by Selection Committee. Their reports and decisions are final and confidential.
Submitters of all accepted films will be informed by e-mail in July 2020.
The list of selected films will be published on the festival’s website and at the festival’s Facebook in July 2020.
Submitter of the accepted film should send by e-mail santamarinafilmfestival@gmail.com not later than 15.07.2020:
– projection copy (downloadable link) of the film (25 FPS, FULL HD (1920*1080), H264, MP4), if your film needs subtitling in Russian (the main audience of the Festival are Russian) we need to have projection copy WITHOUT subtitles (or you can also send us the copy with Russian subtitles);
– if your film needs subtitling in Russian – file with English subtitles and time-codes in .srt format;
– press-kit: trailer, poster, stills of the film, synopsis, photo/biography/filmography of the director, screening/award history of the film, premier status of the film (World, International, European, Bulgarian).
The authors and-or right-holders of selected films cannot withdraw the accepted submission.
Once a film is selected, the right-holder automatically authorizes Santa Marina Film Festival:
– to screen it in the Festival program. The right-holders of the films selected for competitive or non-competitive sections of the festival agree to the screenings of the film free of charge, and will not request a screening fee;
– use a maximum of 10% of the film offline and online to promote the film and the festival;
– publish press-kit and the film trailer offline and online to promote the film and the festival;
– to screen selected films in the extended promotional screenings during the 12 months from the end of the festival free of charge.
Santa Marina Film Festival make final selections and determine in which section selected films are presented. Designation of a selected film’s program category, exhibition date(s), time(s), and location(s) is at the sole discretion of the Festival.

Jury Santa Marina Film Festival
Santa Marina Film Festival will have an international jury. Exact persons will be announced in 2020.

Awards of Santa Marina Film Festival
The winner of Santa Marina Film Festival Grand Prix, voted by the audience, will receive the certificate for 5 days of free accommodation in Holiday Village Santa Marina for 2021 season (total cost of Grand-Prix approx. 1000$). Nota bene! Grand Prix will be given only if the winner will present at the screening of Santa Marina Film Festival 2021.
We will try to offer filmmakers of selected films special conditions for visiting Santa Marina Film Festival.
Every winner of Santa Marina Film Festival will receive special diploma. If the winner will not attend the festival, we will send electronic diploma by e-mail.
We will try to offer winners of Santa Marina Film Festival, who will attend the Festival, physical prizes (statuettes and etc).
Full nominations and awards will be announced later.

Place and dates of Santa Marina Film Festival
Santa Marina Film Festival will take place on the 16th of August 2020 at the unique ecological, recreation, historical and cultural place of Bulgaria - Holiday Village Santa Marina, located in a few steps from the sea shore. Depending on the weather, we will screen programs in cinema hall (indoors), and (or) at the amphitheater with the sea view outdoors. The venues and the date can be changed due to the unseen circumstances.

Attending Santa Marina Film Festival
We will be glad to meet filmmakers at our festival. We will try to offer filmmakers of selected films special conditions for visiting Santa Marina Film Festival.

Submission to Santa Marina Film Festival implies full acceptance of the terms and provisions of the present Rules and Regulations with all changes, which will be published on the site of the Festival and on the platforms.