Call for short Films – Prague International Indie Film Festival 2020
Welcome to the Prague International Indie Film Festival! We are aiming to discover independent projects from all genres from all countries and help them to be represented in the global film industry, meet people, make contacts.
PIIF is an event with an annual Gala, screening and award ceremony in the emblematic Edison Filmhub, home of indie filmmakers located in the center of the charming city of Prague.
Our goal is to award the best films from independent filmmakers after an evaluation of the creativity, storytelling, cinematography, pacing, performances, direction, structure, sound and the general quality of the film.
OUR INTERNATIONAL JURY STRIVES TO CHOOSE THE BEST PROJECTS FROM NEW FILMMAKERS
Each quarterly year edition our judges will select the winners from the following categories. In order to apply to any additional category, the film must be submitted in a major category (best short, best foreign short, best documentary short, best animation short, best experimental short, best student short). *ONLY SHORT FILMS ARE ACCEPTED FOR NOW!
Best Foreign short
Best Documentary short
Best Animation short
Best Experimental short
Best Student short
Best Director (Female)
Best Director (Male)
Best First Time Filmmaker
Best Student Director (Female)
Best Student Director (Male)
Best Actress Debut
Best Actor Debut
Best supporting actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Acting Ensemble
Best Production Design
Best Sound Design
Best Original Score
Best Visual Effects
Best Costume Design
Best Make up and hair-styling
Best Young Filmmaker
All films selected in each quarterly edition of PIIF will receive the official laurel and an achievement certificate.
WINNERS OF THE ANNUAL GALA AWARDS WILL RECEIVE THE PIIF TROPHY IN ADDITION TO THE LAUREL AND CERTIFICATE
PIIF festival is based in Prague. Our Jury will select the best of each Quarterly Festival (4 seasons) and choose the winners who will automatically qualified for the Annual Gala held at Edison Filmhub on the 19 September 2020. All the films will be reviewed and scored by our experienced Jury from all around the world including France, United Kingdom, United Sates, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Czech Republic and Iran.
Prague Indie Film Festival Rules
WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR FILM TO PIIF FESTIVAL YOU AUTOMATICALLY AGREE WITH THE TERMS, CONDITIONS & RULES BELOW
In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have a permission from owner.
Films must be 2018 or newer to qualify for an award.
Any Foreign film that is not in English must have English subtitles.
All fees are non refundable.
PIIF will not be responsible for damaged copies.
DCP copy of the film is required for the annual gala screening.
Students must present valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.
Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers will be given about not selected films.
PIIF may consider any film to be disqualified if the festival consider the content inappropriate. If you have any question regarding this decision you might contact us at [email protected].
Filmmakers can submit the film in multiple categories in order to become a multi award film. Our Team may suggest the categories that are more suitable for the film to apply. Still the decision about the nominations is strictly determined by our judges team and no selection is guaranteed.
A fee is required for the main category submission and also fees for additional categories. For payment structure visit FilmFreeway website.
The applicant (submitter) accept PIIF Rules and Terms.
All submissions in personal categories required the name of the person and the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter at FilmFreeway website.
Submitting your movie, you authorize PIIF to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.
Maximum length allowed is 40 minutes.