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PLONS! INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL LEEUWARDEN 2020

Leeuwarden - Netherlands

From October 1, 2020 to October 4, 2020


BARTLEHIEM 25
9091 BH WYNS

+31641390795 / +31641390795

froukjevanwengerden@gmail.com

www.plonsfilmfestival.nl

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

A selection of beautiful, moving, amazing or groundbreaking documentary films from countries worldwide. Priority will be given to creative and cinematic documentaries, innovative in subject and form.

Submission is open only for short documentary films of maximum 45 minutes (including credits) with a production date no earlier than January 1st 2019. Only 1 film per director! Suitable for Jury Award (300 EURO) & Audience Award (200 EURO)


Opening submissions: January 15, 2020
Final deadline: June 1, 2020 Free
Notification of results: August 1, 2020


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 january 2018
2) Maximum duration: 45 minutes
3) Country of production: any country in the world
4) Screening format: .mp4, .mov (H264), .mov (Prores 422)
5) Accepted genres: documentary

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Films must be presented in their original language. If the language is not English or Dutch, it must have English subtitles.
7) DVD: We do not accept previews on DVD.
8) Premiere: No premiere requirements





SPECIAL PROGRAM: WATER

Due to our location on a ship and in a water region, our festival has a special focus on water. Submission is open only for documentary films concerning the theme of water. Water as a friend or an enemy. Films about water issues or taking place on or around the water, please surprise us with your view on this theme.

Submission is open only for short documentary films of maximum 45 minutes (including credits) with a production date no earlier than January 1st 2019. Only 1 film per director! Suitable for Jury Award (300 EURO) & Audience Award (200 EURO)


Opening submissions: January 15, 2020
Final deadline: June 1, 2020 Free
Notification of results: August 1, 2020


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 january 2018
2) Maximum duration: 45 minutes
3) Country of production: any country in the world
4) Screening format: .mov (Prores 422) stereo sound, .mov (H264) stereo sound, .mp4 stereo sound
5) Accepted genres: documentary

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Films must be presented in their original language. If the spoken word is not English or Dutch the film must have English subtitles
7) DVD: We don't accept submission on DVD's
8) Premiere: There are no premiere requirements
9) Theme: Only documentaries with water related themes





SPECIAL PROGRAM: CHILDREN & YOUTH

A special afternoon program for our young audience with documentaries suitable for children and youth (between age 4-16). Submission is open only for short documentary films of maximum 45 minutes (including credits) with a production date no earlier than January 1st 2019. Only 1 film per director!


Opening submissions: January 15, 2020
Final deadline: June 1, 2020 Free
Notification of results: August 1, 2020


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 january 2018
2) Maximum duration: 45 minutes
3) Country of production: any country in the world
4) Screening format: .mov (prores) stereo sound, .mov (h264) stereo sound, .mp4 stereo sound
5) Accepted genres: documentary

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Films must be presented in their original language. If the language is not English or Dutch, it must have English subtitles.
7) DVD: We do not accept previews on DVD.
8) Premiere: No premiere requirements
9) Audience: Only documentaries suitable for young audience (between age 4-16)





SPECIAL MIDNIGHT PROGRAM: COMIC MOVIES

Enjoy the most absurd, crazy and insane short films in this program that completely turn the world upside down. Films that show the absurdity of life, people and our strange habits. Who will make you forget who or where we are for a moment. Films that above all make you laugh uncontrollably.

Submission is open for films of any genre (documentary, fiction or experimental), any production date or any country in the world. Only for films with an absurd, bizarre, comic or twisted vibe. Maximum 20 minutes (including credits). Please surprise us!


Opening submissions: January 15, 2020
Final deadline: June 1, 2020 Free
Notification of results: August 1, 2020


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: no requirements
2) Maximum duration: 20 minutes
3) Country of production: any country in the world
4) Screening format: .mov (Prores 422) stereo sound, .mov (H264) stereo sound, .mp4 stereo sound
5) Accepted genres: any genre

Other criteria:
6) Subtitles: Films must be presented in their original language. If the spoken word is not English or Dutch the film must have English subtitles
7) DVD: We don't accept submission on DVD's
8) Premiere: There are no premiere requirements