From Sept. 8, 2017 until Sept. 17, 2017
1. General information
The number of entries is not limited. Applicants have to fill in the entry form that is relevant to the category of the film they wish to enter to the competition. In accordance with the Festival’s specialty, in the short film categories only productions made after or in 2015 may be entered, with the filmmaker (director) being under the age of 35 when making the film.
- short features can only be entered via reelport by paying 10 EUR entry fee online
The Jameson CineFest screens only Hungarian premieres. We can only accept films that have not been applied for, screened at any festivals, televisions or cinemas in Hungary before.
Pre-premieres, test and press screenings or any forms of free, open-access screenings are regarded as disqualifiers. (Exclusive cast premieres are exceptions to the rule) In the case of withdrawal after the entry deadline or cancellation of the program the Festival is entitled to ask for indemnity.
The Hungarian and non-English international films must be subtitled in English. The official languages of the Festival are Hungarian and English, so any written documents should be sent either in English or in Hungarian.
The Festival will not pay any rental or screening fee.
The pre-jury of the Festival selects the films for the official screenings. Please note that we DO NOT SEND ENTRY COPIES BACK, all entered films are saved in the Festival’s archive.
The filmmakers will be notified on the pre-jury’s decision by e-mail by the 1st of August, 2017 the latest. The festival copies of the films selected for the festival program must arrive to our office by the 1st of September, 2017 the latest.
The decision of the pre-jury and the jury are definitive, no appeal lies after it.
The organizers do everything in their power to provide accommodation for the filmmaker(s) (maximum 2 persons) on the day of the film’s premier and on one additional day (all together for two nights).
Short feature films (shorter than 30 minutes)
Short features may only be entered to the Festival via www.beta.reelport.com (by clicking on the Festival’s logo). An entry fee of 10 EUR has to be paid online at the reelport site. To have a valid entry please fill out the datasheet at www.beta.reelport.com.
Please note that the organizers may ask for additional data and documents if your film is selected for the Festival program.
The deadline for entry is May 31, 2017.
Entry fee: 10 EUR/film.
3. The entry form
Please follow the entry regulations at www.beta.reelport.com and fill out all required fields.
4. Screening of films selected for the Festival’s competition program
Short feature films:
We kindly ask you to send us the screening copies of the films in the competition program on Blu-ray or in the best available digital format (Full HD, ProRes, etc.). via post to the address provided in Point 6 or in electronic form to firstname.lastname@example.org AND email@example.com. Please note that we cannot accept DCPs in these categories.
English subtitles are needed for all non-English speaking films. The screening copy of the film must have fixed English subtitles. The English dialogue list shall be sent in all cases (even in the case of English speaking films) preferably with timecodes in a standard subtitle format (.srt, .stl, .ebu,.sub, stc.)
Please note that we do not translate and subtitle Hungarian films so no dialogue list is required to be sent. Screening copies of Hungarian films must have fixed English subtitles (or Hungarian subtitles if the spoken language is English or a mix of Hungarian and English).
If the screening copy is sent via post the sender shall inform the Festival via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com) about the date and the way the copy of the film was sent, together with the reference or tracking number of the package. The films must be sent prepaid. In case the screening copy of the film is DVD or Blu-ray, the Festival does not send it back after screening, it becomes part of the Festival archive.
The films entered to the Festival will be screened at the venues of the Festival in the television magazine programs of the Festival as well as in shows promoting the events of the Festival.
Jameson CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival reserves the right to use parts of the film for noncommercial purpose as a promotional material in different areas of media.
The Festival will not pay any rental or screening fee.
5. The protection of personal data
The organizers of the Festival will handle all personal data given to them in connection with the Festival entry confidential; they will use them only for the registration and the festival publications, not handing them over to any third person. Files uploaded at the www.beta.reelport.com shall fall under the same regulations. Films uploaded to the website serve the purpose of pre-selection only. Films not selected for the Festival’s official screening program will be deleted.
This Festival was founded in 2004
Since the first CineFest in 2004 the Miskolc International Film Festival is on a very promising way to became a major Central European film event. Year by year, Jameson CineFest attracts thousands of movie fans and visitors from the whole world.
The former industrial city of Northern Hungary, Miskolc, the third most populated city of the country, is now one of the cultural, touristic and spa centers of Hungary. Miskolc and its surroundings has many architectural, artistic and historical sights, such as Lillafured, the medieval castle of Diosgyor or the nearby beautiful Bukk Mountains. The breathtaking cave bath and spa in Miskolc-Tapolca is a really unique natural formation that is worth a visit.
The flourishing Jameson CineFest celebrated its 13th edition in September 2016, located in the cultural complex House of Arts. Each year, after a careful selection, the year's top 15-20 features and 40-50 shorts films have the opportunity to compete in the official program. Jameson CineFest provides a unique look into young international cinema's landscape, screening the best flicks from all over the world.
Many attractive programs related to the screenings: exhibitions, concerts, film history workshops, roundtable discussions, late night and outdoor screenings, and an international film market for film industry companies. CineClassics series started in 2010 encourages people to explore Hungary's exceptionally rich film heritage: Oscar winner British screenwriter Emeric Pressburger was born in Miskolc, legendary founder of Paramount Pictures Adolph Zukor in the nearby village Ricse, 20th Century-Fox founder William Fox in Tolcsva, in the heart of the renowned Tokaj wine region, just to name a few. Each year this historical section focuses on a very interesting person of the Hungarian film industry, that is not only entertaining but also informative, with a great cultural value.
Jameson CineFest is one of the most attractive festivals of Central Europe, where our guests can learn about the fresh cavalcade of world cinema, the hidden treasures of film history, enjoy fine food and drinks, concerts and parties - with true Hungarian hospitality.