14th Annual

The European Independent Film Festival

April 05, 2019 to April 07, 2019

 
Category

Non-European Dramatic Short

 

Deadlines & Entry Fees

All fees will be charged in Euro

Online Services Offered
Entry Form
Fee Payment
Press Kit
Submission Copy
Earlybird Deadline
November 18, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 65.00 60.00
Regular Deadline
December 16, 2018
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 70.00 65.00
Late Deadline
January 13, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 75.00 70.00
WAB Extended Deadline
January 20, 2019
Regular Discounted
Standard Fee 80.00 75.00

Discounted fees apply to projects with pre-purchased Discount Packs, on entry fees greater than 30.00.


Category Details

NOTIFICATION DATE
February 13, 2019

RUNTIME
Shorts: maximum 30 minutes

COMPLETION DATE
Projects completed after September 1, 2017

PLACE OF ORIGIN
Projects must originate from Non-Europe

PREMIERE STATUS
No premiere requirement

DISTRIBUTION STATUS
Project must not have distribution


Submission & Exhibition Format Requirements

SUBMISSION COPY FORMATS
Online
  Secure Online Screener
DVD VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DVD
REGION 0  
Media Files
  .MOV (QuickTime)

SUBMISSION COPY LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
English
French

EXHIBITION FORMATS
Digital VideoNTSCPALSECAM
DCP    
Media Files
  .MOV (Quicktime)
  DCP

EXHIBITION LANGUAGES
Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List
French
English


Press Kit Requirements

A press kit is required with the entry form, including:
> Production Still Photos - Digital
> Photo of the Director - Digital
> Biography/Filmography - Director
> One-Sheet Art - Postcards
> One-Sheet Art - Fliers
> Statement by the Director
> Press Clippings

Prizes & Awards

This category is a competition.

Best Non-European Dramatic Short
Sponsor:No Sponsor

Category Rules

Films should be independent in spirit and original in perspective. Open to all non-European short films made with less than 50% participation by a major studio or television broadcaster. Films may be submitted in any language, however must have subtitles in English except if the film is in English it must have French subtitles. Appropriate subtitles are required to ensure accurate judging abilities. A synopsis of no more than 180 characters, in English and French, a screenshot from the film and a short director's biography also in English and French are required upon submission.

Previous winners include 'Passion Gap' (South Africa, UK), 'A Beautiful Day' (USA), 'Thunder Road' (USA), 'Catching Fireflies' (USA), ‘Humor’ (Israel), ‘Buzkashi Boys’ (USA / Afghanistan) ‘Paul’ (Israel), ‘The Miraculous Tale of the Children Dubois’ (USA); many past entrants in this category have gone on to secure distribution deals.

Running time cannot exceed 30 minutes.

Being able to use parts of the film or having a trailer/preview of the film would be helpful for promotional purposes within the festival and our events leading up to it.

"You guys did a great job of organising the event and would love to stay in contact with you all for future projects."
- Matt Portman, PASSION GAP, winner of Best Non-European Dramatic Short Film at ÉCU 2018.

“It’s such an honour to be selected to join all of the extremely talented artists within the ÉCU festival program. There’s such a vast amount of creativity in the world today and ÉCU is a great platform for global artists to really express themselves fully.”
- Lee Whittaker, director of CATCHING FIREFLIES, winner of Best Non-European Dramatic Short at ÉCU 2015.

“It is important that festivals do as they say, when they say they're indie. Not just to look cool, and feel indie, but promote indie filmmaking because the movies that ÉCU screened this weekend, all deserve to be seen and it is importantt that people back that up and put it on the screen, at let everyone see it.
- Felipe Rodriguez, director of “Kidnap Capital“, winner of Best Non-European Independent Dramatic Feature at ÉCU 2016.