19th Spirit of Fire IDFF announces the start of accepting applications for participation in the debut film competitions
09.11.2020, 15:22
19th Spirit of Fire IDFF announces the start of accepting applications for participation in the debut film competitions

The Selection Committee of the 19th Spirit of Fire IDFF starts accepting applications for participation in the competition programme from November 6.

Applications for participation in the main competition, the "Russian Debuts" and "The Debut — short film" competitions are accepted until January 12, 2021, inclusive.

The films for the international competition should meet the following requirements:

• the film should be the first or second full-length work of a director in the field of live-action films;

• films participating in the international competition shall not have been previously publicly demonstrated on the territory of the Russian Federation;

• DCP is preferred format for the film in the original language with English subtitles if the original language is not English;

• film participation in the international competition provides for the mandatory presence of the director and/or starring actor. In case the director and/or starring actor cannot come to the Festival, the Directorate of the Festival reserves the right to include the film in the competition, if the film is presented by a member of the crew of the leading creative profession or the director and/or starring actor remotely, through their participation in the presentation and discussion of the film before and after the screening via a specially organized teleconference, video call and/or conference via Zoom, Skype or services that are specially developed for the Festival and available for the viewers and the professional audience.

The films for the competition "Russian Debuts" should be the first work of a director in the field of live-action films, more than 50 minutes’ length and have a distribution certificate.

Films up to 30 minutes’ length will participate in the competition "The Debut — short film."

The competition programmes involve films, which were completed on or after January 1, 2020.

DCP is a preferred format.

Applications and debuts for the international programme should be sent to the e-mail address of the Selection Committee of the Spirit of Fire: ugrafest@yandex.ru.

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