The 43st edition of the “Autumn in Voronet” International Film Festival takes place in the European town of Gura Humorului, Romania, between the 28th – the 30th of September, 2023.
“Autumn in Voronet” International Film Festival is, first of all, a competition, an event meant to promote documentary films, student films, video production, and the culture of audio-visual communication.
The Festival aims to foster the creativity of film schools, competence, and professionalism in the field and encourage networking among different generations of filmmakers, thus stimulating young filmmakers.
The Festival organizers are Gura Humorului Town Hall, Suceava County Council, and Bucovina Cultural Center, with the support of the Romanian Filmmakers’ Union.

The Festival’s program includes four official competitive sections:
1. Documentary film section – short and medium-length films (maximum 40 minutes)
Awards:
- Best documentary award – 2,500 RON (approx. 507 EUR)
- Best director award – 1,000 RON (approx. 203 EUR)
- Best cinematography award – 1,000 RON (approx. 203 EUR)
2. Student film section – short and medium-length films (documentary, fiction, experimental, etc.; maximum 40 minutes)
Awards:
- Best student film award – 2.500 RON (approx. 507 EUR)
- Best director award – 1,000 RON (approx. 203 EUR)
- Best cinematography award – 1,000 RON (approx. 203 EUR)
3. Travel film section – short and medium-length films (maximum 40 minutes)
Best travel film award – 2.500 RON (approx. 507 EUR)
4. Digital diaporama section – maximum 5 minutes
- Best digital diaporama award – 2.500 RON (approx. 507 EUR)

• The Festival is open to all filmmakers, film producers, and film distributors. For the student film section, participants don’t need to pursue specializations in the field of film, they can be students in any discipline.
• Festival submissions do not have to adhere to specific themes.
• The films submitted to the first three sections must be no longer than 40 minutes, while those submitted to the digital diaporama section must be no longer than 5 minutes.
• Film production must have ended after the 1st of January, 2022, for the film to be accepted by the Festival.
• Each participant can submit 1 or 2 film productions, for which they will submit separate entry forms.
• Romanian or English subtitling is required for foreign films, while the Romanian ones must be subtitled in English.
• The films must be sent as digital files with the following specifications: mov or mp4 format encoded with H.264, max. 20000 kbps constant bit rate, ideal resolution 1080p (1920 – 1080), and AAC 48kHz/16bit sound.
• Films must reach the Festival through any file transfer site (ex. Dropbox, MyAirBridge, WeTransfer, etc.) no later than the 15 th of August, 2023, at the following e-mail address: vorfestival@gmail.com.
• By the 1th of September, 2023 the filmmakers/film producers/film distributors will be informed by e-mail or telephone about the pre-selection results.
• During the Festival, the selected films will be screened in digital format.
• Starting with the 28 th of September, 2023, the filmmakers/producers/distributors whose films are selected will be invited to the Festival.
• This year, organizers cannot afford covering accommodation and meals expenses.
• The films submitted to the Festival will become part of the Festival’s archive and will not be returned. The organizers are entitled to use them for promotional, didactic, educational, and cultural purposes. The films will not be used for commercial purposes by the Festival’s organizers.
• Persons interested in participating in the “Autumn in Voronet” International Film Festival can contact the organizers for information/suggestions regarding hotels in town or the area by phone (00 40 749683278) or e-mail (vorfestival@gmail.com).

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  • Pablo Cruz Villalba

    My film won the Best Travel Film prize at the festival. However I didn't receive the prize and the staff does not answer my emails. Not a serious festival. I will update this review when I receive the prize.

    January 2024
  • Cristian Păsat

    This was an extraordinary experience that I didn't even expect. I'm glad to have been a part of this Film Festival)))

    October 2023
  • A surprise to be selected in the oldest Romanian Film Festival but the way they treat guests in Bucovina area is a confirmation.
    Thanks Mihai Mardare

    October 2023
  • It was an honor for me to be selected. My overall experience with the Festival is really nice. It was great exposure!

    November 2021