STIFF- Student International Film Festival is calling on all student and debutant filmmakers to submit their films for the 4th STIFF which will take place from 19th to 22nd October 2017 in Rijeka, Croatia. As part of the program during the three successful years so far, festival screened over 200 most recent student fiction, documentary and animation films from around the world.
STIFF strives to educate the audiences about the quality of work of emerging filmmakers by connecting them with the best works from all around the world. All the festival screenings are entirely free of charge
The purpose of the festival is strengthening the student film and animation industry, by allowing an insight into the work of fellow student filmmakers, encouraging the development of new ideas and establishing an international collaboration in the field of film production..
This year STIFF puts a focus on Social Issues films of all genres. Submissions in this category are free of charge until the early bird deadline (20 February 2017). For the first time STIFF will accept first films in category of Debutant Film-independently made by filmmakers after finishing the film school.
Works entering a competition must be original, student created films or debutants films (First time independently produced films after finishing the film school). All the works need to be up to 60 min in length and completed after 1st of January 2015. In order to be considered for STIFF selection, the materials must be in English or presented with English subtitles. Films must be submitted via FilmFreeway, screeners must be password protected and not available for public online stream.
Festival jury will award Best Fiction Film, Best Documentary and Best Animated Film while our audiences will award one film of their choice. For the first time festival will give out an award for the Best Debutant Film. Special mentions might be given to the outstanding talents from the fields of directing, production, acting, screenwriting, cinematography, editing, production design, sound design and score composing.
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