The purposes of the festival are:
- to acquaint cinema lovers around the globe with the world’s best short in documentary, fiction and animation genre.
- to discover talanted directors and open them to the world.
- to spread domestic cinema, support of national cinema, as well as films and video works of co-production that preserve the traditions of Ukrainian cinematography.
- popularization of hometown and Zaporizhzhia region by means of cinema art.
Awards & Prizes
Best Shorts will participate Zaporizhzhia International Film Festival.
The best films and their authors will have an opportunity to get the main prize of the festival.
Rules & Terms
SHORT FILM ELIGIBILITY:
- Completed after January 1st, 2016
- Completed films accepted only
- Run time of less than 20 minutes
- Films in a language other than English must be subtitled in English
- Firstly, the films are prewatched by the selection comitee members based in Ukraine.
- Secondly, after the best films are selected, the films are proposed to take part in Zaporizhzhia International Film Festival.
- Thirdly, official jury of the festival will choose the best film in every nomination:
- the best fiction short
- the best documentary short
- the best animated short
The festival requires preview screeners of films to be submitted online (with private Youtube or Vimeo links ONLY). We do not accept physical submissions, i.e. DVDs.