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PLONS! INTERNATIONAL SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL LEEUWARDEN 2019

Leeuwarden - Netherlands

From October 4, 2019 to October 6, 2019


BARTLEHIEM 29
9091 BH WYNS

+31641390795 / +31641390795

froukjevanwengerden@gmail.com

www.plonsfilmfestival.nl

INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION

In this program you’ll see a selection of beautiful, moving, amazing or groundbreaking documentary films. In blocks of 2 hours each, consisting of several short films and introduced by a film professional or one of the film makers, you are guaranteed to dive into a diverse range of places, people and stories worldwide.

Submission is open only for documentary films, in the classical or the non-classical sense of the word. Priority will be given to creative documentaries that will push the boundaries of the form even further.


Opening submissions: April 17, 2019
Final deadline: June 20, 2019 Free
Notification of results: September 1, 2019


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 january 2018
2) Maximum duration: 50 minutes
3) Country of production: any country in the world
4) Screening format: .mov (Prores 422), .mov (H264), .mp4
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 THEME PROGRAM: WATER

Due to the special location of our filmfestival on a ship we present a special programme about water. While the water of the Dokkumer Ee is splashing against the steel, you can enjoy a diverse program in which the water of the earth plays a role. Water: where one craves for it, the other will fight against it. Water as our friend and our enemy.

Submission is open only for documentary films concerning the theme of water, in the broadest sense of the word. Water as a friend or an enemy, please surprise us with your view on this theme.


Opening submissions: April 17, 2019
Final deadline: June 20, 2019 Free
Notification of results: September 1, 2019


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: 1 january 2018
2) Maximum duration: 50 minutes
3) Country of production: any country in the world
4) Screening format: .mp4 stereo sound, .mov (H264) stereo sound, .mov (Prores 422) 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 MIDNIGHT PROGRAM: TRASH MOVIES

While drinking a nice local special beer, you can enjoy the most absurd, crazy and insane short films in this program that completely turn the world upside down for a very short while. 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. Surprise us!


Opening submissions: April 17, 2019
Final deadline: June 20, 2019 Free
Notification of results: September 1, 2019


Preview format:
-Uploaded file (1 stamp)

Requirements:
1) Films completed after: no requirements
2) Maximum duration: 30 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