Last chance to submit your film for the 5th Kaunas International Film Festival
2011 may 25Kaunas International Film Festival calls filmmakers to submit their films for this year’s programme. Films fitting into one of the programme sections – “Identity”, “All the Muses”, “Music Moves the World” and the short film programme – have to be submitted by June 24. “In the 5th edition of Kaunas Film Festival, talents, distributors and production companies from all over the world can submit their films to the Festival. The films will be reviewed by KIFF programme team and will get an opportunity to be included in the official selection of KIFF,” says Tomas Tengmark, Kaunas Film Festival programme producer. “I see this as an opportunity for new discoveries and hope that interesting films will find their way to Kaunas. Read the full film submission guidelines on the KIFF website and submit your films!”
The Festival viewers’ favourite section “Identities” includes films with a special view of identity. These motion pictures look into relevant issues of international and intercultural differences and similarities. Characters of these films face the challenges of migration as well as cultural dilemmas in countries or communities of destination; they experience growth and development, they get old, they change and reflect upon these changes. Through fundamental psychological and sociological transformation, individuals and communities aim to perceive their identities. Cinema has the capacity to sensitively reveal the aspects of identity.
The section “Music Moves the World”, dedicated to the fans of music and film, introduces unique portraits of solo artists and bands, concert films, and documentaries about the culture of music.
The section “All the Muses” is reserved for films about art. Themes and genres vary within this programme section, but all films speak about the subtlety of the phenomenon of creativity and exceptional artist personalities. The films contemplate the issues of the purpose of art, and the relationship of art with other cultural phenomena.
This year’s Festival also presents the short film programme. Like every year, no genre restrictions apply – fiction films, documentaries as well as animation and experimental films are welcome. However, special attention will be given to films using long takes. Those can be films that meet the criteria of a long take and a deeper look both in terms of the form and the content.
The organisers of the Festival are waiting for the films that fit into the abovementioned sections and remind the filmmakers that they should submit applications via the special online form provided by festival partner “Eventival” that can be found on the visitors page of the Festival's website and to ensure that the submitted films meet the specified quality and legal requirements.
The KIFF’s visitors page for the registration of film applications: http://vp.eventival.eu/kaunas/2011.