FILMFEST SUNDSVALL 2023

Sundsvall - Sweden

From October 11, 2023 to October 15, 2023


NORRA JÄRNVÄGSGATAN 10
SE-852 31 SUNDSVALL
SWEDEN

+46 60 658 54 00

info@filmfestsundsvall.se

www.filmfestsundsvall.se

INTERNATIONAL SHORTS COMPETITION

A competitive section for international short films of all genres. No premiere requirements. Main award: SVT Kortfilm International Award – a buying offer from SVT Sveriges Television (Swedish Television) and a wooden sculpture created by artist Cecilia Tjärnberg.


Opening submissions: December 5, 2022
Early deadline: February 21, 2023 7 EUR
Regular deadline: March 21, 2023 10 EUR
Final deadline: April 21, 2023 13 EUR
Notification of results: September 1, 2023


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 2022-01-01
2) Maximum duration: 30
3) Country of production: All countries, except Sweden
4) Screening format: DCP
5) Accepted genres: All genres
6) Subtitles: If the submitted film contains non-English dialogue the submission and screening copy must be subtitled in English.


Swedish short films should be submitted to the Swedish Shorts section, but are still considered for the international competitions.

Filmmakers with European fiction films between 20–30 min can choose whether to submit to Next Europe Competition or International Shorts Competition – but no need for double submissions since they will be considered for both competitions anyway.


 Regulations (PDF)


NEXT EUROPE COMPETITION

A competitive section for mid-length and feature films from Europe. 20–100 min. Fiction films (live action/animation/experimental). Films may not have been theatrically released in Sweden or broadcast on Swedish TV. International jury. Main award: Stone City Award. The winning director gets 10 000 SEK in cash sponsored by Film Västernorrland and a wooden sculpture created by artist Cecilia Tjärnberg.


Opening submissions: December 5, 2022
Earlybird deadline: February 21, 2023 7 EUR
Regular deadline: March 21, 2023 10 EUR
Final deadline: April 21, 2023 13 EUR
Notification of results: September 1, 2023


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 2022-01-01
2) Maximum duration: 20-100 min
3) Country of production: European countries
4) Screening format: DCP
5) Accepted genres: Fiction (live action/animation/experimental)
6) Subtitles: If the submitted film contains non-English dialogue the submission and screening copy must be subtitled in English.


European fiction films between 20–30 min may either be submitted to Next Europe Competition or International Shorts Competition – but no need for double submissions since they will be considered for both competitions anyway.


 Regulations (PDF)


SWEDISH SHORTS COMPETITION

A competitive section for Swedish short films of all genres. No premiere requirements. International jury. Main awards:
– Stone City Award for Best Norrland Short. 25 000 SEK in cash sponsored by Film i Västerbotten, Film Västernorrland, Filmpool Jämtland Härjedalen, Filmpool Nord and Region Gävleborg.
– Stone City Award – Best Swedish Short. Award details TBA.
A wooden sculpture created by artist Cecilia Tjärnberg comes with both awards.


Opening submissions: December 5, 2022
Final deadline: May 15, 2023 Free
Notification of results: September 1, 2023


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 2022-03-01
2) Maximum duration: 30
3) Country of production: Sweden
4) Screening format: DCP
5) Accepted genres: All genres
6) Subtitles: If the submitted film contains non-English dialogue the submission and screening copy must be subtitled in English.


 Regulations (PDF)


INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILMS COMPETITION

A competitive section for international children's films of all genres. Target audience: 3-7 years old. No premiere requirements. International jury. Main award: Pija Lindenbaum Award – 10 000 SEK in cash sponsored by Film Västernorrland and a wooden sculpture created by artist Cecilia Tjärnberg.


Opening submissions: December 5, 2022
Free earlybird deadline: February 21, 2023 Free
Regular deadline: March 21, 2023 7 EUR
Final deadline: April 21, 2023 10 EUR
Notification of results: September 1, 2023


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 2022-01-01
2) Maximum duration: 15
3) Country of production: Any country
4) Screening format: DCP
5) Accepted genres: All genres
6) Subtitles: If the submitted film contains non-English dialogue the submission and screening copy must be subtitled in English.


 Regulations (PDF)