Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had become a multinational meeting place and is today active in form of competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Urbino and other places. In these last years we have presented some thousand films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly
festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 34 countries, among those Algeria, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, United States ...
The intention of the festival is to search and present films, which reflects new views, original imagery and also critical approaches to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It looks for astonishing, strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations, tolerance and sensitization for cultural differences, independence and individuality, ready to open up for unpredictable experimentation.
For each festival we compose new programs and invite a different jury.
* * * AWARDS * * *
* Documentaries *
Without restriction. Just the film you estimate as the most important one.
The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a surprising way sensible and perturbing aspects of reality.
The Night Award for Documentary honours films, which represent reality in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of representation and simple conclusions.
EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD (Optional)
The Edward Snowden Award honours films, which offer sensitive(mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.
* Short Films *
The Signs Award honours films, which treat an important subject in an original and convincing way.
The Night Award honours films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness, which keeps mind and consideration moving.
EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD (Optional)
The Edward Snowden Award honours films, which offer sensible (mostly) unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.
For the Cinema in Trangression ("Experimental") and the Documentary
Competitions no limitation (short and long).
For the Short Film competition max length 30 min.
For the Focus programs (thematic, regional) no limitation
For the competition programs the production year should not be older as 2019, for the focus programs not older as 2014.
In the case your film is chooses, we will contact you asking for a screening copy. Also if your film is not chosen immediately, it can be chosen later for another of our upcoming festivals during the year (in an other country/town).
With the submission on this platform you give automatically the screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual edition. The festival can integrate your film in its actual edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add further condition for the screening permission (for example fee Kino in der Königsstadtrequests etc.)
We can't send back dvds, blurays, usb keys, hard disc etc.