SFFRU // Сочи Фильм Фестиваль

3rd edition

Feb 15 - Feb 17, 2019
Sochi, Russia

Open Call Feb 18, 2018 - Dec 24, 2018  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Children, Commercial, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Mini-series, Multimedia, Music video, Narrative fiction, Series, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, ALL, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

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Submitted by Administrator on Sun, 05/15/2016 - 14:55

Event Date: November 28th-30th, 2016


Sochi Film Festival is a year-round cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Sochi’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Russian cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.

Through the Sochi Film Festival, our Education Program, and our year-round programming and membership program, we enhance the cultural assets of the city of Sochi by exhibiting film from around the world. We also strive to promote a deeper understanding of a diverse body of cultures, thus contributing to Sochi’s identity and orientation as an international city.

This year’s theme for our Film Festival is “New Filmmakers” and should address new beginnings: as new filmmakers, new MBAs, new scripts. We are looking for creative quality feature and short films that are consistent with and/or celebrate the theme of the festival.
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Description Any film with duration shorter then 1 hour.
Dates Open call: Feb 18, 2018

Early bird deadline: Feb 27, 2018
Regular deadline: Nov 19, 2018
Late deadline: Dec 24, 2018

Notification date: Jan 30, 2019
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All lengths
Early bird deadline    32.75 EUR    34.25 EUR    29.76 EUR
Regular deadline    49.75 EUR    51.25 EUR    46.76 EUR
Latest deadline    62.5 EUR    64 EUR    59.51 EUR
Plan OFF prices include the FFL service fee; this is why a fee applies even for festivals without fees.
Plan ON prices guarantee the cheapest price among platforms.
Submitting with a Film Plan on FFL is cheaper than submitting 'for free' on other platforms.
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Restrictions Premiere status is not required
Category rules Rules & Terms

This Agreement of Terms and Conditions is made effective upon your registration and/or electronic uploading and/or provision of any other digitized copy of your film/video submission to the Sochi Film Festival submission page, by and between the Sochi Film Festival (hereinafter, “SFF”), of Russia 354068 Krasnodar Region, Sochi, st. New Dawn, 7 SEC Sea Mall, fl. 2 office 26
Phone +7 918 226-50-22 and the individual submitter of a Film to the Sochi Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as “Film Submitter.”)

SFF and Film Submitter are sometimes individually referred to as “Party” and collectively referred to as the “Parties”.

WHEREAS, Film Submitter will be performing the following services for SFF: The film submissions will be allowed to be publicly performed, displayed, used and/or streamed by SFF on their college website and or at their Annual Media Management SFF or on third party Facebook™, WordPress or any other Film Festival social network pages, as well as in any digital, visual, video or print advertising or promotional materials; and WHEREAS, in exchange for valuable consideration, Film Submitter desires to hold harmless SFF from any claims and/or litigation arising out of the film submission being submitted by Film Submitter for consideration for participation in the Sochi Film Festival, currently providing these services.

NOW THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants and conditions contained herein, SFF and Film Submitter hereby agree as follows:


1. Hold Harmless. Upon the performance of services by any of its employees, agents, invitees and/or volunteers for the purposes specified herein, Film Submitter shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless SFF from any and all actual or alleged claims, demands, causes of action, liability, loss, damage and/or injury (to property or persons, including without limitation wrongful death), whether brought by an individual or other entity, or imposed by a court of law or by administrative action of any federal, state, or local governmental body or agency, arising out of or incident to any acts, omissions, negligence, or willful misconduct of Film Submitter its personnel, employees, agents, contractors, or volunteers in connection with or arising out of Film Submitter film or services. This indemnification applies to and includes, without limitation, the payment of all penalties, fines, judgments, awards, decrees, attorneys’ fees and related costs or expenses, and any reimbursements to SFF for all legal expenses and costs incurred by it.

2. Authority to Enter Agreement. Each Party warrants that the individuals who have signed this Agreement have the legal power, right, capacity and authority make this Agreement and bind each respective Party.

3. Amendment; Modification. No supplement, modification, or amendment of this Agreement shall be binding unless executed in writing and signed by both parties.

4. Waiver. No waiver of any default shall constitute a waiver of any other default or breach, whether of the same or other covenant or condition. No waiver, benefit, privilege, or service voluntarily given or performed by a Party shall give the other Party any contractual right by custom, estoppels or otherwise.

5. Ownership. Film Submitter warrants, affirms and represents that he/she is the rightful owner of the copyright of the submission and will own maintain the rights to their project. Film Submitter hereby grants SFF a non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use the project to show, publicly perform, display, use and/or stream the submission on the SFF website and/or at the Film Festival and/or on third party SFF affiliated Facebook, WordPress sites or Film Festival Social Network pages or websites, and/or in promotional material for the Film Festival or school. SFF will have the right to publicize the project (including snippets of the film submission) as well as Film Submitter’s name and/or likeness for promotional purposes.

6. Content. Submissions may NOT include material that may be considered pornographic, obscene, hateful, violent or advertising a product or any commercial activity or that which would otherwise conflict with the schools mission. Film Submitter will be solely responsible for its own content and the consequences of submitting the content for the SFF. Film Submitter hereby also expressly affirms, represents, and warrants that they own or have the necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions to publish, use, perform, display or otherwise submit all of the material in the product they submit for consideration in the Film Festival. The Film Submitter further expressly warrants, affirms and represents that the project submitted does not contain third party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third party proprietary rights, for which Film Submitter does not have the express and legal permission from the rightful owner of the material and that Film Submitter is otherwise legally entitled to use all of the material included in the submission for consideration to the SFF and grants SFF all of the license rights granted herein.

7. Submission is electronic signature. The parties agree that by the act of submission of a film to this site, Film Submitter explicitly agrees that he/she is agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions herein, and will have the same effect as if the Film Submitter physically executed said document.

March 10, 2016