dokumentART - Films & Future

dokART // dokumentART - Films & Future

26th edition

Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2018
Neubrandenburg, Germany

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Art, Avantgarde, Environmental, Human rights, Independent, Mockumentary, Nature, , Social issues

Mission / description General rules European Competition
- Only films with a max. length of 60 minutes are eligable
- At least 1 European production country must be attached to the project
- We accept releases from after January 1 2016, or later.

General Rules Eastern Block (out of competition)
-All film lengths are eligible
-Films from OR about countries/a country in Central or Eastern Europe, incl. the CIS states.

Innovative documentary film makers from all over Europe meet up in Neubrandenburg every year. The films tackle under an bigger scope the topic "future" and deal with changing realities. They test and transcend the boundaries of their genre in exciting frontier region between tradition and avant-garde.

We especially welcome entries from young filmmakers who have not yet etablished themselves. Films and videos should have a mp4 or AVI be no more than sixty minutes in length and should have been completed after 1st of January 2016. The film has to be subtitled in English. We accept all formats. Preference will be given to films which have not previously been shown elsewhere. although we will accept those which have.

Every year a different European film school will introduce itself as part of the festival's international programme. As well as our European programme, dokumenART also offers a special forum for Eastern European films. The aim of this forum is to promote encounters between youn filmmakers from Eatsern and Western Europe within the newly expanded Europe. Our international programme is further supplemented by Specials, Retrospectives and regional features.

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Eastern Block

Description The Eastern Block focuses on films from and about countries / a country in Central or Eastern Europe, incl. CIS countries.
Dates Open call: Apr 13, 2017

Regular deadline: Jun 26, 2017
Late deadline: Jul 01, 2017

Notification date: Sep 15, 2016
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Full length
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All lengths
Early bird deadline    2.99 EUR    4.49 EUR    5.99 EUR    0.00 EUR
Regular deadline    2.99 EUR    4.49 EUR    5.99 EUR    0.00 EUR
Latest deadline    2.99 EUR    4.49 EUR    5.99 EUR    0.00 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 Eastern Block regulations:
All film lengths are eligible.
Production country OR topic must be related to Central or Eastern Europe, incl. CIS countries.

Location & Organization
The festival is organized by the Latücht Film & Medien e.V. association
in Neubrandenburg. Selected films are also screened
in various different towns in the region.

Panel, Jury, Prizes
An independent selection commitee will select the films
to be shown at the festival.

Registration, Deadline
Submission deadline is June 15, 2016. Please supply a short summary of the film, and a dialogue list of all narratives and dialogues used in the film in English.
The film must be subtitled in English.
Please also supply the film maker‘s biography and filmography,
the latter giving the original film titles. Film submissions
recieved later than the deadline will not be included in
the program.
Please complete the submission tool via FFL carefully.
Ensure you give your full address, post code, telephone
number, fax number, and email address. If desired, preview
videos will be returned, at the film maker’s expense.
Alternatively, they will be kept in the festival archives.

The festival does not cover any screening fees, but will invite all filmmakers to the festival and reimburse (a part of) their travel costs + provide for accomodation.

Festival Deadline, Instructions on Posting and Insurance
If a film has been selected for inclusion in the festival, it
is the film maker’s responsibility to ensure that the film
to be screened at the festival reaches us two weeks before the
festival starts. The address for screening copies is:

dokumentART – European Film Festival for Documentaries
Grosse Krauthoeferstrasse 16
17033 Neubrandenburg /Germany

Additionally to the screening copy we request a DVD with
the screening version of the film (without preview fade-in),
created in improved quality and desired image ratio
(please specify). This DVD will remain in the festival‘s
stock for later screenings in the region.
We solicit all film makers to give technical details as
precise as possible, otherwise a smooth screening in the
highest quality cannot be guaranteed. ? 1 film + DVD
Film copies received later than deadline will be
screened from DVD.
Please notify us if films are to be sent on from another
festival. Shipping happens on sender‘s risk only. Any
entries arriving with insufficient postage will be returned.
Return shall be sent at organiser‘s cost.
When sending an entry from abroad, please mark the
package, “For cultural purposes only. Not for commercial
use. Receiver is declaring the own customs charge.”.
Please ensure that you obtain the necessary re-importation
forms from customs before posting your entry. Films
are insured for the duration of the festival.

Attendance at the Festival
What makes our festival special is the presence of the
film makers, so we would really like at least one member
of each film team to be present at the festival. Talks and
discussions with the film makers are an important part of
the festival. Please note that entering a film will be taken
as indicating that a member of the film team is willing to
attend the festival and to take part in a public discussion.
If invited to take part in the festival, costs of accommodation
in the festival hotel will be accepted by the organizers for 3 nights. The organizers will also pay part of
the costs of travel to Neubrandenburg.

By the submission of my film I agree to the festival regulations and the following:
I agree that extracts of the film can be used for publicity purposes.
This also means that a member of the film team is prepared to attend the screening of the film and
to take part in discussions at the festival.
The films nominated for the festival programme, can be shown in regional sequels.

Submissions for this category are closed.