There is no doubt that last year brought on many challenges, but perhaps also a deeper sense of understanding, or relating to the realm of death and the dead.
We wanted to take this opportunity to address this, for many subjects, by dedicating our film festival this year to exploring our relationship to it.
On November 2nd , we’ll take a moment to reconnect with the ones we’ve lost or better yet, with whom we’ve parted in this lifetime, but also honoring the time we’ve had together.
In many traditions it is believed that the walls between the living and the dead are believed to be particularly thin on Day of the Dead, . Perhaps we can use this festival to have these two worlds reunite for the evening.

We invite filmmakers to reflect on this idea in whichever way they feel appropriate.
We also invite composers, to write an original score for string quartet, to a unique movie collage created by our director, Dejan Kovačević specifically for this occasion.
Thank you for taking the time to participate and good luck with the competition.

Chosen by a professional jury, up to ten films will be screened at our with the AddAMovie Award for the their films, and their creators will
be invited to attend the AddAMovie Film Festival The Day Of The Dead festival presented in person (venue TBA) and online, on November and 2021.
The official selection of the movies will be announced by Monday Oct 11th 2021.

The jury and our live audience will choose 3 winners of the selected/screened films; The winners will be announced at the event.

In addition, the first place winner will receive a commitment to have their next film scored by one of our residents composers free of charge.

Film-makers - short:

Submit a recent short (2 – 10 minutes long) film in any of the categories:
- Narrative
- Documentary
- Animation
- Abstract
- Experimental
The movie needs to be between 2 and 10 minutes in length and created in the last 5 year
You must have all the rights cleared and also be willing to grant us permission to use portion of the movie in our PR campaign leading up to the festival. You must also grant us the rates to keep the movie presence on our website for the next five years.

Film-makers - Feature:
The movie needs to be between between 50 and 90 minutes in length and created in the last 5 year.
ou must have all the rights cleared and also be willing to grant us permission to use portion of the movie in our PR campaign leading up to the festival. You must also grant us the rates to keep the movie presence on our website for the next five years.

Composers:
The rules will be announced by July 30th.

All submissions will have automatically entered the competition. The prices are not transferable and are redeemable within the calendar year 2021 and 2022.