From April 29, 2017 until May 7, 2017
Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. The purpose
is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.
There are 3 competitions:
• National Competition
• International Competition
• Student Films Competition “Next Generation”
2. ORGANISATION, DATES AND PLACE
“Next Generation Festival” is organised as a part of the Brussels Short Film Festival, by the non-profit association Un Soir…Un Grain in Brussels from April 29 to May 07, 2017.
3. RULES AND REGULATIONS
To be admitted, each film must match the following requirements :
• Films have to not exceed 30 minutes in length ;
• Films have to be produced (or the 1st public exhibition) after November 1, 2015 ;
• Films have to be available for Festival screening on DCP and mp4. codec H264 - 10 Mbs - 1920 x 1080
• Films have to be subtitled in french (or in english). It’s also advisable for french-speaking films to have english subtitles.
4. SUBSCRIPTION AND SELECTION : before JANUARY 27TH, 2017
The film must have been uploaded to the platform : Reelport : reelport.com,
• Participants have to enter their film via the online submission
• The film have to be uploaded
• Attached files :
• One still of the film which can be used in any publication
• A photo of the director
Entry only will be valid upon reception of all these documents.
Please don’t send a DVD. Entries sending by mail, cannot be considered for the competition.
5. PRIZES / AWARDS
Many prizes will be assigned for the Next Generation Competition for a value of 9000€, including broadcasting rights on TV channels.
Jury’s decisions may not be subject to appeal. Only persons bound by the name of the Prize will be the recipients of it.
Winning a Prize included the agreement of the production with the fact that the winner films could be showed during regional screenings after the festival and one time during a free screening during the next festival.
6. SHORT FILM MARKET
A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to selections for our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. It’s also advisable to send the film with english subtitles.
A selection committee, chosen by the festival team, will be appointed to view all submissions for pre-selection. Only selected films will be allowed to participate to the competition. The selections results will be notified on line (www.bsff.be) in April 2017. No rental fees of the prints will be paid by the festival for the competition programmes.
8. TELEVISION DIFFUSION AND INTERNET
All selected films may be excerpted (limited to 15% and 2 minutes of the length) for publicity purposes on TV or via the Internet. Extracts of the selected films may be broadcast on TV channels and on the internet in the context of divulging information regarding the Festival.
9. SHIPPING OF SCREENING COPIES
Copies of selected films must be sent before April 4th, 2017. The address will be communicated later to the selected participants. The film copies will be sent back during May 2017 to the production company adress or to an address whose deliveries prices by Fedex or Belgian post office are not higher than the sending to the production company address.
10. INVITATION FOR THE DIRECTOR
Selected films directors will receive an invitation for the Festival in Brussels and an accreditation. This invitation may not be used by a third party. The festival will cover a part of the guest’s travel costs.
The organisation committee is the only one allowed to deal with the persons most closely concerned in case of a litigation. Submit a film to our International competition through Re implies the acceptance of these regulations. Should any legal dispute occur, only the French version of the present regulations and the Belgian Legislation will have force of law.
This Festival was founded in 2013
> Support young creators
Why? They will be tomorrow’s talent. Making short movies helps to gain experience, improve technical aspect, establish contact and develop team work. It’s the beginning of bigger projects as feature film.
> Lead their professional start
Does cinema a big family? We will welcome the students upon their first steps at school and familiarize them with the cinema community. We would like them to be introduced to producers, and scriptwriters. It’s important to inform them about the organisms that could comfort and finance their project.
> Show their movies to programmers-buyers
We will be using the opportunity of the Market’s Brussels Short Film festival to show the buyers the short films from schools with the idea of a future programming.
> Make a first impression to the audience
No less than 24,000 spectators will be willing to discover the Next Generation competition and welcome the future talents.
> Begin with the beginning
Education and professional training are important in the personal development. This allows pushing the limits and understanding oneself. It’s important to cross the professional and social barrier. For some it’s obvious and for others it’s a struggle.
This competition should highlight the talents but also value the work of young creators.
> Opening minds and meetings
Encourage the young artist « to oppose » himself to his peers but also to his elders. Make them discover new perspectives and the worldwide cinema.
1100 film registrations
35 movies from19 countries
21 foreign directors