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Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest is monthly film competition focusing on international independent cinema. Our aim is to support new filmmakers and to promote the research and development of new means of expressivity through cinematography as art among diverse audiences.

BSCF is located in the Eastern Heart of Europe, Bucharest being one of the most beautiful and diverse cities in the world.

The film competition runs on a monthly basis. The final deadline for our next selection will be September 30th and the winners will be announced after the Official Screenings which will be held on December 12th at Teatrul Unteatru.

❗All Films accepted in the Official Selection will be given a benefits pack worth 350$:

✶ iPitchTV 3 months studio licence worth 117$
✶ Filmstro 1-Year Pro Licence Exclusive discount worth up to 125$
✶ DCP2GO Exclusive Discount for mastering services worth 125$

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✶ FREE Trophy + Screening + Certificate Award
✶ 5 FESTIVAL ENTRIES worth 115$
✶ WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION PACK from FILMHUB
✶ 90% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services worth 300$ from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$
✶ 1yr iPitchTV Studio Membership worth $299

All winners will receive online certificate awards and laurels will be offered to all participants who made it to the Official Selection.

Only films selected in the Competition will be showcased in the BscFest Official Screenings. 

BSCF will be an outstanding event, where the audience can see new films, participate in workshops and meet filmmakers.

We guarantee that a jury of film professionals will view all submitted films. We encourage filmmakers who created their films with a low budget to enter their film to BSCF. The judgement criteria of the submitted films are new ideas, experimental cinematography, talented work of actors and an independent point of view.

The total prize amount is 138 420$ per year worth in licenses from FILMHUB, KINOLIFE Distribution, Filmstro, DCP2Go, iPitch TV, 3D Custom made trophies and reviews from the Jury Board (no cash prize is available at this moment).

For more details regarding the licenses check the Rules & Terms section.

❗All Films accepted in the Official Selection will be given a benefits pack worth 350$:

✶ iPitchTV 3 months studio licence worth 117$
✶ Filmstro 1-Year Pro Licence Exclusive discount worth up to 125$
✶ DCP2GO Exclusive Discount for mastering services worth 125$

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✶ FREE Trophy + Screening + Certificate Award
✶ 5 FESTIVAL ENTRIES worth 115$
✶ WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION PACK from FILMHUB
✶ 90% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services worth 300$ from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$
✶ 1yr iPitchTV Studio Membership worth $299

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✶ Screening + Certificate Award
✶ WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION PACK from FILMHUB
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$
✶ 1yr iPitchTV Studio Membership worth $299

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✶ Screening + Certificate Award
✶ WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION PACK from FILMHUB
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$
✶ 1yr iPitchTV Studio Membership worth $299

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✶ Screening + Certificate Award
✶ WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION PACK from FILMHUB
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$
✶ 1yr iPitchTV Studio Membership worth $299

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✶ Screening + Certificate Award
✶ WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION PACK from FILMHUB
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$
✶ 1yr iPitchTV Studio Membership worth $299

• BEST DIRECTOR •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST SCREENPLAY •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST ACTOR •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST ACTRESS •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST EDITOR •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST ORIGINAL SCORE •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST DOCUMENTARY •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST ANIMATION •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST EXPERIMENTAL •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST MUSIC VIDEO •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

• BEST TRAILER •
✶ Award Certificate
✶ 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
✶ 25% DISCOUNT on DCP Mastering Services from KINOLIFE Distribution
✶ Filmstro Pro Licence discount worth 105$

•• Screenplay Competition •• (runs once every two months):

• SCREENPLAY AWARD •
Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest Trophy
Award Certificate
Review from Jury
1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
1 InkTip Top Listing worth $60

• RUNNER UP•
Award Certificate
1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
1 InkTip Top Listing worth $60

• SECOND RUNNER UP •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
1 InkTip Top Listing worth $60

••• SOUNDTRACK AWARD •••
Award Certificate
Soundtrack Review from Jury
1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

Partners:

FILMHUB

Filmhub is the online marketplace for filmmakers and streaming services enabling direct access to the worldwide distribution market. Have your film streamed right next to large studio films and create digital revenue around the world. Our growing network includes 50+ streaming services worldwide.

KINOLIFE Distribution

KINOLIFE provides high-quality DCP services from A to Z. We are a reliable partner of hundreds of filmmakers, film festivals, distribution, and exhibition companies. We’re interested not only in just converting films to 2K, 4K DCP, 3D, or HFR, but in making our clients a bit happier.

FILMSTRO

Filmstro Pro is a music publishing library built in to a desktop app that enables Filmmakers to adapt and recompose professional soundtracks to suit their films. Available for Windows and Mac users.

iPitch TV

Looking for a way to pitch your idea for a television show or movie?
iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.

DCP2GO

DCP2GO offers complete professional services for DCP authoring including: preparation of materials, authoring, encryption and key management, duplication, control and check-up (test screening), transfer and distribution, translation and subtitling, and technical organization.

SUBMISSIONS:

You are entitled to a maximum amount of two entries per edition and the entry will be considered eligible in the next edition only if the film was not awarded in the previous one. The Bucharest ShortCut Trophy comes with the BEST PICTURE Award and the AUDIENCE Award and the winners won't be able to show off their beautiful film in the next 12 months.

FILMS:

Keep in mind that we can only accept short films. Meaning that the up to 35 minutes length of any genre and format is allowed.
To make it easy for the worldwide submissions, we set the regular entry fee at only $14.99.

Every movie must have been released during or after 2010 and must come with English subtitles (with an exception for music videos and movies where English is the main language spoken). Any genre and format is accepted (from 1 minute films to long, narrative/artistic short films).

Film duration should not exceed: 35 minutes for Short Films, 15 minutes for Web-Shorts, 6 minutes for Music Videos, 3 minutes for Trailers.

In order to consider an Award Category elegible, we require an amount of minimum 5 official selections per category.

RULES&PROCESS

All genres and formats are considered to be eligible for a nomination or to win one or more of these categories.

Great quality is a standard. Films with a poor production standard (lack of sound quality, absence of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD) will not be accepted.

The winners of each category will get our official printable AWARD CERTIFICATE.

The ‘Best Picture’ Winner will be awarded with our Bucharest ShortCut CineFest Trophy, Award Certificate, Official Screening, 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv and a 1 Month Promotion on our website main page (only trailer will be requested).

The final race for the ‘BEST PICTURE’ Award will consist in 6 Nominations, while the ‘Category’/’Individual’ awards will have 3 nominations per category.

The AUDIENCE AWARD will also receive our Bucharest ShortCut CineFest Trophy, Award Certificate, Official Screening and 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv - The Winner will be decided entirely by the public during the Official Screenings - the film with the highest amount of votes will be announced as the winner.

ONLY FILMS SELECTED IN THE COMPETITION (not make a confusion with the Official Selection) will be selected for the Official Screening Event. 

When submitting a film, WE DO NOT REQUIRE THE FILM TO BE EMBEDDED ON THE WEBSITE, so keep in mind that if your film will be selected, we will only need the FilmFreeway listing information and a trailer, if available.

The festival does NOT require premiere screenings.

All entries must be available for screening during the festival.
If your film is chosen to be screened at the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest, we require a download link to your submission or you must send a full quality DCP file/35mm/Blu-ray/DVD no later than 1 week prior to the festival screening.

Screenplays
The screenplay competition runs once every 2 months and will be available exclusively through FilmFreeway. Filmmakers can enter their screenplay (of any genre, up to 120 pages) to the competition by also requesting a promotional review at the price of $49.99. They will not be published on any public channel. Screenplay reviews will be delivered by our team within 7-12 days. The entry fee for those who just want to enter the competition starts at only $29.99. There will be quarter finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a winner, a runner-up and a second runner-up will be designated. Only two screenplays per filmmaker per edition are allowed and only one screenplay be entitled with the ‘Screenplay Award’. The winner will receive a Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest Trophy, Award Certificate, Review from Jury, 1yr Studio License (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv and 1 InkTip Top Listing worth $60.

DISCLAIMER&RIGHTS

By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be embeded on our website. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest to create a page for their film without infringing copyright of any kind of form.
If your film won't get an Official Selection, the entry fee won't be refunded.


The Process:

If your film will be officialy selected in our festival, it will be uploaded/embeded on our website for everyone to see. Winning films will be highlighted and promoted within the platform.

Festival does not deal with any copyright issues. All copyright issues should be resolved by the film authors.
Filmmakers and screenwriters retain 100% all of the rights to their projects and materials that they submit to the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film to the Bucharest ShortCut CineFest.

All PROMOTIONAL reviews will be published on our official website and through our social media platforms. You can also request the removal of your PROMOTIONAL review by the end of the quarter festival competition.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

On 30th of each month, Bucharest ShortCut CineFest will announce the nominations for every category. Winners will be officially listed after the Official Screenings.

Winners, nominees and unsuccessful films can be deleted from the website in the next festival competition quarter if the legal copyright owner decides to proceed with this option.

LAURELS

Filmmakers are allowed to use Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest laurels on their winning/nominated/selected films ONLY. They can be used on posters as well as on other media available.

iPitch TV Description (for 1 year/3 months license worth 300$/117$):

Looking for a way to pitch your idea for a television show or movie? iPITCH.TV offers a next generation platform for creators of original pitches for TV, Film & Digital Media to connect directly with Hollywood Producers and Studio Executives and gives creators industry pro advice on how to pitch a television show or feature film. Pitch your idea for a Movie, Screenplay, Television Show, Short Film, New Media Project and more.

Industry members in our marketplace are scouting for film and TV projects for all the major platforms. These Executive Members include:
Discovery Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment Television, New Line Cinema, Warner Brothers, Echo Lake Entertainment, Relativity Television, CBS, WEtv, Authentic Entertainment, Forman Productions, Infinity Media Inc., Little Studio Films, Leftfield Pictures, Brian Graden Media... to name a few.

InkTip Description (for Screenplay Listing worth 60$):

Every InkTip producer has been vetted via resume and references and demonstrated the ability to get movies made. Companies who are InkTip members include: ABC, Anonymous Content, APA, CBS Films, HBO Films, ICM, Paradigm, Paramount Pictures, Hallmark Channel, FX, Universal, WME, Echo Lake, Zero Gravity, Bad Robot, and 20th Century Fox.

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  • Hannes Greve

    An honor to have the music video selected which i directed. Unfortunately I couldn't make it to Romania, but looking foraward to going there next year!

    October 2019
  • Bea de Visser

    Great festival. Thank you festival team and visitors.

    October 2019
  • Philip Brereton

    They don't respond to emails. But possibly because my film was not nominated for anything. Non-nominated films don't get a screening either, which is a bit disappointing to be honest.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Philip,
    Thank you so much for getting in touch with us. We have checked the email and we didn't find any email from you. Please make sure that you haven't replied to the automated notification email we have sent to you.
    Can you please re-send the email directly to contact@bscfest.com?
    We can confirm that your film is in the Official Selection.
    Regarding the Screening situation, this is an important aspect we have established in the first place and you can easily find this info within our rules & regulations. But we are here to help and we are more than happy that you are part of the ShortCut Community. One with lots of benefits, apart from the film screenings.

  • Nadia Cassago

    Amazing festival and great communication.
    Special thanks to Simona Aruxandei who supported us. Our iPitch.tv promotional code was expired, but she replied to us very promptly giving us a new one.

    September 2019
  • corporon gerard

    we were so proud that oufilm was selected in this festival ; thanks to organizers and good continuation !

    August 2019