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The 51st Krakow Film Festival (KFF) Calls for Entries

Call for entries for 51st edition of Krakow Film Festival (KFF), which will take place between 23rd – 29th May 2011, is now open. The festival presents films in the three competition and in the special cycles.

Only the films completed after 1st January 2010 are eligible for competitions.

Krakow Film Festival, one of Europe’s oldest film events, enters the second half-century of existence. The event evolves and progresses every year.

Objective

The 51st Krakow Film Festival calls for entries for the following competitions.

  • International short film competitionopen to documentaries, animated films and feature films with a running time of 30 minutes or less.
    • Polish premiere is not required but preference is given to the films that have not been screened in Poland at any festival held before 51st KFF.
  • International documentary film competitionopen to documentaries with a running time of:
    • 30 to 60 minutes
    • more than 60 minutes
    • Only premieres (i.e. the films that have not been screened in Poland at any festival held before 51st KFF) will be accepted.
  • National competitionopen to films made in Poland with a running time of:
    • documentary films – 60 minutes or less
    • documentary films – more than 60 minutes (NEW!)
    • animated films – 30 minutes or less
    • feature films – 30 minutes or less
    • Subject to the Selection Committee’s decision, the films submitted for the national competition may also participate in the international competitions. Polish premiere is not required but preference is given to the films that have not been screened in Poland at any festival held before the 51st KFF.

Please consider that the deadline for films completed before 31 August 2010 is 30 November 2010.

Prizes

International short film competition:

  • Golden Dragon for the director of the best film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best documentary film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best animated film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best feature film
  • Honourable Mentions

International documentary film competition:

  • Golden Horn for the director of the best film
  • Silver Horn for a the director of the best medium-length documentary
  • Silver Horn for the director of the best full-length documentary
  • Honourable Mentions

National competition:

  • Golden Hobby-Horse for the director of the best film
  • Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best documentary film
  • Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best animated film
  • Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best feature film
  • Honourable Mentions

Rules

  • Only the films completed after 1 January 2010 are eligible for competitions.
  • Films shall be submitted exclusively on DVDs. Preview copies (DVDs) submitted for selection will not be returned.
  • The films submitted for the previous editions of KFF that were not selected for screenings as well as those already screened will not be considered.
  • The Organisers may withdraw from the requirements included in the official rules and regulations for films of exceptional artistic value.

How to enter?

In order to be considered for selection films must be submitted using an on-line entry form and a preview copy must be delivered as scheduled above (not later than 7 days after the deadline) to the following address:

Krakow Film Festival
ul. Basztowa 15/8a
31-143 Kraków
Poland