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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 entry deadline for our next selection will be December 31st and the winners will be announced after the Official Screenings which will be held on Late February 2018.

There are 21 categories and Best Picture will receive the Bucharest Shortcut Cinefest Trophy, a Film Review from our specialits, Special Screening and Official posting on the main page of our online platform.

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.

Awards & Prizes

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

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

Official Selection
Award Certificate
3 months Studio Licence (worth 117$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Picture •
Bucharest ShortCut CineFest Trophy
Award Certificate
Official Screening
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
1 Month Promotion on our website main page (only trailer will be requested)

• Runner Up Film •
Award Certificate
Official Screening
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Second Runner Up Film •
Award Certificate
Official Screening
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Student Film •
Award Certificate
Official Screening
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Audience Award •
Bucharest ShortCut CineFest Trophy
Award Certificate
Official Screening
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Director •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Screenplay •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Actor •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Actress •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Editor •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Cinematography •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Original Score •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Documentary •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Animation •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Experimental •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Music Video •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

• Best Trailer •
Award Certificate
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv

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

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

• Runner Up•
Award Certificate
Review from Jury
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
1 InkTip Top Listing worth $60

• Second Runner Up •
Award Certificate
Review from Jury
1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) on iPitch Tv
1 InkTip Top Listing worth $60

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

Rules & Terms

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 Licence (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 Licence (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 $29.99. There will be quarter finalists, semifinalists and finalists out of which a winner, a runner-up and a second runner-up will be designated. Only two screenplays per filmmaker per edition are allowed and only one screenplay be entitled with the ‘Screenplay Award’. The winner will receive a Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest Trophy, Award Certificate, Review from Jury, 1yr Studio Licence (worth 299$) 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 licence 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.

48 Reviews

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    Kimberly Burleigh

    I wish I could have attended! Communication was great!

    December 2017
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    Jeremy Heddle

    Unfortunately I couldn't attend, but communication was good and it was worth the submission fee.

    October 2017
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    Anaís Medina

    Great Festival, good communication and friendly.

    October 2017
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    Vince Breheny

    Good communication and friendly. Exciting festival. The venue looks amazing. Break a leg guys, keep up the great work :)

    October 2017
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    viola folador

    Amazing festival. Great communication.
    I was very glad to patricipate, also if I couldn't attend.

    October 2017