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Internationale Short Film festival Leuven 2016
Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2016, 12pm
CALL FOR ENTRIES INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LEUVEN 2016
Leuven Short Film Fest is the yearly 'place to be' in December for film professionals in theBenelux and abroad and is, as Academy Award Qualifying festival since 2012, the main Belgian gateway to one of the most renowned award ceremonies worldwide.
The festival will take place from Friday December 2 till Saturday December 10 in different venues in the beautiful medieval city of Leuven. The festival programme consists of more than 120 screenings in +5 venues. The program contains live action films, animated shorts, music videos, short films for children and non-narrative shorts. Every year, the festival screens about 300 short films from all over the world, divided into more than 40 different compilations. Beside the film program, the festival organises challenging masterclasses, workshops and panel discussions, facilitating film professionals from Belgium and abroad with inspiring moments of learning and discussion.
The festival launches a call for entries for the European and Flemish Competitions as well as for non-competitive international compilations.
EUROPEAN COMPETITION 2016
For live action only!
-Jury Award for Best Live-Action Short Film: 2.000€ + Academy Award Qualifying
live-action Short Film
-Audience Award for Best Live-Action Short Film: 2.000€
-Award for best Comedy Short: 1.500€
-Live action only
-Duration: max. 40
-Finished after January 1st, 2015
-English subtitled if the language of the film is other than English Entry deadline: August 1, 2016, 12pm (date of upload). We strongly advice to submit your film earlier than the official deadline.
FLEMISH COMPETITION 2016
-Jury Award for Best Live-Action Short Film: 2.000€ + 10.000€ shooting kit hire
lite + Academy Award™ Qualifying for Best live-action Short Film
-Audience Award for Best live-action Short Film: 2.000€ + 10.000€ post production support from Mikros Image and A-Sound.
-Award for Best Debut Live-Action Short Film: 2.500€
-Audience Award for Best Animation Short Film: 1.500€
-Live action or animated film
-Duration: max. 40
-Finished after October 1st, 2015
-English subtitled (!)
Entry deadline: September 16, 2016, 12pm (date of upload). We strongly advice to submit your film earlier than the official deadline.
NON-COMPETITIVE PROGRAMMES (INTERNATIONAL AND FLEMISH)
-The Labo (experimental and/or non-narrative short film and video)
-Short Films for Children and Animation Nations (animated short films).
-Other programs tbc.
-Max. duration 40 min
-Entry deadline: August 1, 2016, 12pm (date of upload) for international submissions ; September 16, 2016, 12pm (date of upload) for Flemish submissions.We strongly advice to submit your film earlier than the official deadline.
HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR FILM?
Leuven International Short Film Fest has teamed up with Reelport for its online submissions.
How do you submit using Reelport?
1) Register and upload your film on Reelport.
2) Select “International Short Film Festival Leuven” from the festival’s list to submit your film.
3) Categories: make sure your film is entered into the correct categories to maximise its award winning potential.
The festival will not confirm the receipt of submissions. We kindly ask you to refrain from calling or emailing us to confirm the receipt of your material. All applicants will be notified via e-mail about the selection or rejection of their film at the end of October. No earlier feedback is given.
To evaluate whether a country is eligible for the European Competition, we follow the
definition from the MEDIA programme.
If the original language of the submitted film is other than English, the film must be subtitled in English. We also require English subtitles for Dutch language films. Your film will not be considered if not subtitled in English (if not English spoken).
The selection committee’s decision to select or reject a film is final. No correspondence will be held in regards to this decision. If a film is selected for one of the competition programmes of Leuven International Short Film Festival, it can no longer be withdrawn.
For all technical questions / problems regarding Reelport, please check the Frequently Asked Questions on the Reelport website, as there’s lots of usefull information in there. No answer? Contact Support@reelport.com.
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50 670 Cologne
ENTERING A FILM IN THIS FESTIVAL IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE REGULATIONS!