DRACULA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL calls for short international films, short Romanian films, and feature films.
Filmmakers working horror, sci-fi, gore, thrillers, supernatural, dark comedies, animation, experimental films, cult and cutting-edge films within the horror and fantasy genre are invited to submit their work for the festival’s eight edition.

Dracula International Film Festival 2021 will award the following prizes:

Dracula Trophy - for a feature film
Little Dracula Award – for a short film;

The fifth edition of Dracula International Film Festival will be held from October 13th to the 17th, 2021, in Brasov, Romania.
In order to be eligible for the 2021 Official Selection, it is necessary that the submitted FEATURED films have not been screened at any other fantasy and horror film festival in Romania. The rule also applies to SHORT films. Romanian short films need not meet this criterion.
In order to be eligible for selection, films must be produced from 2019 to the present.
All submitted films will be eligible to participate in the Official Selection and to compete for the prizes in each section of the festival. A selection committee, whose decisions will be final, chooses featured and short films in the Official Selection.
All selected films may be included in national and international screenings organised online and offline by Dracula International Film Festival in 2021 and 2022.

All submitted films must be subtitled:
– If the film is in Romanian, it must be subtitled in English;
– In the fillm is in any other language, subtitles must be in English;
– Subtitles of each film are the responsibility of its’ producers;
– All films should also provide a dialogue list in English.

Applicants must fill out the ENTRY and AUTHORIZATION FORM, which can be found at: http://draculafilm.ro/formular-de-inscriere/ and send all the required documents to subscriptions@draculafilm.ro. The deadline for submissions and screeners is August 15th 2021 at 9 PM.
A list of selected films to be included in the 2021 Official Selection will be announced on our website on September 15th, 2021.
Films that do not meet the criteria established by this call for entries will be excluded from the competition.
All DVDs of selected works become property of the Festival for archival purposes. These materials will not be used for profit.
Dracula International Film Festival will establish screening dates and times for all selected films.
Once selected, films cannot be withdrawn under any circumstance. Submitting films to Dracula International Film Festival implies full acceptance of the festival’s guidelines.
Please be advised that we do not pay screening fees for the film submitted.
The organizers may include the movies selected in 2020 in 2021 retrospectives of Dracula Film Festival

Running times for the short films sections of the festival are:
- Feature Films: minimum running time, 70 minutes;
- Short Films: maximum running time, 20 minutes.

Entries may be on:
- DCP;
- Region 1, 2 or 0 DVD or Blu-ray;
- Online Streaming Media (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.);
- Dropbox;
- .mpg;
- .mov;
- .avi.

Press kit must include the following materials:
- Stills from the film with a minimum resolution of 350 DPI in either JPG, GIF, TIFF or PSD format (3 minimum);
- Poster of the film with a minimum resolution of 350 DPI in JPG, GIF or TIFF format;
- Trailer of the film and / or YouTube link;
- List of principal cast and crew;
- Entry form and signed authorizations.

The applicants must assume shipping costs of the submitted films. If you are using courier services, you must specify that the contents of the package are “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE: FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY”. The festival will not cover any taxes or duties generated by any submission.
Deadline for reception of films and all related materials is September 30th, 2021. Postmark dates and shipping invoice for works sent by mail or Courier will be respected.
Digital materials must be sent to: subscriptions@draculafilm.ro whereas all documents and screeners should be sent to the following address: subscriptions@draculafilm.ro.

SELECTED WORKS
Once a film has been included in the Official Selection, the applicant will have 15 days to send any missing materials and to confirm all information included in the entry form.
The film information submitted in the entry form will be the same information to be included in the catalogue.
Any information or revisions sent after September 30th, 2021 will not be taken into account.
Dracula Film Festival will acknowledge whoever signed the entry form as the sole representative of the selected film. This individual will be responsible regarding all aspects of the films’ participation in the festival.
Confirmation from the film’s representative signifies the full acceptance of all of the festival’s guidelines, with no exceptions.
Screening copies of the films in the Official Selection must adhere to the technical requirements of each section of the festival.
Screening formats in the Official Selection are Blu-Ray, DVD and QuickTime H264.
The festival’s management reserves the right to decline screening copies of a film that are deemed of insufficient technical quality for their presentation to audiences.
All representatives of films selected to the Official Selection must deliver no later than September 30th, 2021:
- An English subtitled copy of the film in any of the aforementioned mentioned formats is required.
- Any situation not included in this text will be considered and resolved by the festival’s management team.

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  • José Cardoso

    Great relation, we felt welcomed and at home with DFF! All the best!

    October 2021
  • Chad Ferrin

    Dracula is an amazing film festival! The organizers were supportive, enthusiastic, and very communicative throughout. It was a great honor to have "Night Caller" premiere there.

    October 2021
  • Kevin Kopacka

    Amazing festival, great communication and organization. The festival owners really make sure you have a great time, from castle tours to nice restaurant and of course the great selection of films!

    Had an amazing experience and hope to return again soon!

    October 2021
  • Thank you very much for all your help and promotion.

    October 2021

  • Great film festival ,thanks to the organizers !!!

    October 2020