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Short Waves Festival 2020

Call for entries is now open!

SUBMISSIONS TO SHORT WAVES FESTIVAL 2020 ARE OPEN!

Submit your film to competition program of the most concise short film festival!

12th edition of Short Waves Festival will take place between 17-22th March 2020 in Poznań, Poland.
Submissions are open till 30th November 2019.

Films can be submitted to the following competitions:

International Competition
Polish Competition
Dances with Camera
Urban View

International Competition is the most prestigious competition at the Festival for the best productions from all over the world, up to 30 min long. Topic, form and genre are not subjects of rules restrictions.  The main goal of the Competition is to create a diverse programme with a fresh perspective on contemporary cinema and original film language.

Submissions fee:

  • Earlybird (12.08 – 30.09.2019) 8 USD
  • Regular Deadline (31.09 – 10.11.2019) 17  USD
  • Late Deadline (11.11. – 30.11.2019)  20 USD

Polish Competition is dedicated only for short film produced in Poland, up to 30 min long. Topic, form and genre are not subjects of rules restrictions. The Competition aims at presenting a diverse panorama of the latest short films, created by Polish filmmakers and at the same time open their way to international career by presenting them at the Festival.

Submissions fee:

  • Earlybird (12.08 – 30.09.2019) 4 USD
  • Regular Deadline (31.09 – 10.11.2019) 8  USD
  • Late Deadline (11.11. – 30.11.2019)  10 USD

Dances with Camera is an international competition for short films, whose common language is dance and body movement. To participate in the selection are welcome dance productions from all over the world, which expose endless possibilities of physical expression, embodied through film medium, regardless of form and genre – from drama, documentary, animation to experimental projects and choreographic impressions. 

Submissions fee:

  • Earlybird (12.08 – 30.09.2019) 8 USD
  • Regular Deadline (31.09 – 10.11.2019) 10  USD
  • Late Deadline (11.11. – 30.11.2019)  12 USD

Urban View is an international competition for short films related to architecture, city planning and design understood as arts, as well as their social, cultural or economic aspects. A building, street, park or object cannot be just a part of scenery, the background to the story, but they must act as a key and the main character for the film. All film genres such as fiction films, documentaries, animations, video clips as well as experimental forms may be submitted. 

Submissions fee:

  • Earlybird (12.08 – 30.09.2019) 8 USD
  • Regular Deadline (31.09 – 10.11.2019) 10  USD
  • Late Deadline (11.11. – 30.11.2019)  12 USD

The winners will be chosen by an international jury and the audience gathered at the competition screenings.
Total prize pool is 15 500 USD.
More info soon.

Submissions to Competitions are accepted solely via FilmFreeway:

Rules of the competitions are attached below and they are also available in the section: Downloads

General Rules of the competitions (International Competition, Urban View, Dances with Camera)
Rules of Polish Competition

Contact:

Aleksandra Ławska – Competitions Coordinator
competitions@shortwaves.pl
aleksandra.adarte@gmail.com