Bistrita Romania International Film Festival is an independent film festival created by The Actors Caravan and its partners. The first edition of the festival will take place between 18th-20th of August 2023 and we aim to create a unique film experience in the heart of Transylvania. We are partnering with special guests, entertainers, industry experts and co-sponsors to fill the streets of Bistrita with the fascinating world of film.
As the world evolves and humanity faces many challenges: on a political, economic, climate, cultural and spiritual level, our mission is to create a safe environment for the artist and the audience where the love for art suppresses everything.
If you are a talented artist, filmmaker, editor, producer, writer or director, we want you!
We are looking for artists who are creating innovative content across the wide spectrum of movie genres. Additionally to film screenings, we will feature online interactive content, live interviews, panel discussions, workshops, live musician performances and tours of our beautiful city.
To celebrate the first edition of our festival, the first 100 submissions are free.
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST THRILLER/ HORROR SHORT
BEST DRAMA SHORT
BEST COMEDY SHORT
TECHNICAL & PERFORMANCES CATEGORIES:
IF YOU SUBMIT YOUR FILM, YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING RULES:
•FILMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE DATE THE PROJECT IS SUBMITTED.
•FILMS MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH A PRIVATE LINK (VIMEO, YOUTUBE, FilmFreeway, SELF HOSTED). CURRENTLY, OTHER FORMAT IS NOT ACCEPTED.
•QUALITY STANDARDS MUST BE MET. BELOW 720P RESOLUTION, POOR AUDIO QUALITY, ETC WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
•FILMS CONTAINING ANY OTHER LANGUAGE THAN ENGLISH MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES.
•HSF HAS NO PREMIERE STATUS REQUIREMENTS.
•ALL FEES ARE NON TRANSFERABLE AND NON REFUNDABLE.
•WE DO NOT OFFER FEE WAIVERS.
•HSF MAY USE PORTIONS OF YOUR FILM (INCLUDING TRAILER/TEASER/STILL/POSTER) FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES.
•YOU MUST OWN THE RIGHTS ON YOUR FILM IN ORDER TO SUBMIT IT.
•FESTIVAL EVENT DATES AND TIMES MAY BE DELAYED OR CHANGED.
•A DCP COPY OF YOUR FILM MIGHT BE REQUESTED FOR THE LIVE EVENTS.
We are not liable for any copyright infringements or unauthorized usage and any conflict should be settled by the parties involved thereof.
You are responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity.
HSF can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate. If you have any questions regarding this decision, feel free to contact us.
All submissions in personal categories required the name of the person and the category. You can easily send us this information in the cover letter at the FilmFreeway website.
Not all the submissions are selected for the official competition. Our Judges are free to make their own choices and no answers nor feedback will be given about not selected films.