ECG Film Festival (Eurasian Creative Guild Film Festival) is a platform for the development of cinema of the Eurasian region. The aim of the festival is to promote Eurasian cinema in the English-speaking space and to acquaint Eurasian representatives of the film industry with professionals from all over the world. To acquaint the world with the works that personify the connection of the Eurasian countries and peoples. Show opportunities for collaboration, joint development and growth.
Despite its infancy, The ECG Eurasian Film Festival 2019 and 2020 gathered over 100 films from 24 different countries! Every year during the five days of the film festival, more than 1,500 people visit and were shown films from diverse locations such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Italy, Finland, USA, Belarus, Sweden, Germany, Iran, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Canada and the UK.
To all participants for the film festival, it is a requirement for those submitting films to register as a Eurasian Guild Member. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free (For those who are participating for the first time)
Please go to this site to register: http://www.1.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/
In 2021, the ECG Film Festival will be held in London as part of the British Romford Film Festival!
Romford Film Festival is a stable, well-established festival that is attended by a large number of experts and residents of London, this association is the surest solution for attracting the maximum amount of attention of the press, viewers and experts to the Eurasian cinema.
The festival will feature such works as feature films, short films, animated films, documentaries, book trailers, screenplays, mobile video and music clips.
For many years, the Eurasian Creative Guild has supported and promoted filmmakers as part of Open Eurasia contest. Where the “video film” category has been awarded the Nemat Kelimbetov Prize for the best film based on literary works. Now the time has come for a standout film festival promoting the Eurasia film industry, exemplify their talents and their works throughout the world!
GRAND PRIX (BEST FEATURE FILM)
BEST SHORT FEATURE FILM
BEST ANIMATED FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
BEST BOOK TRAILER
BEST SCREENPLAY IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
BEST SCREENPLAY IN RUSSIAN LANGUAGE
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST MOBILE VIDEO
BEST CHOICE AWARD
BEST SCREENPLAY BASED ON THE BOOK OF KAZAT AKMATOV - "Thirteen Steps Towards The Fate of Erika Klaus"
Please be sure to read the terms and conditions before submitting your film:
-The ECG Film Festival accepts films from all over the world irrespective of length or genre, provided that the participant is a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild. This includes, but is not limited to: fiction, documentary and short films
-Feature submissions must not have previously been released in the UK on any format.
-The festival participant must be a member of the Eurasian Creative Guild. For those who are not, we have allocated a separate category “Competitor” for free (For those who are participating for the first time). A Guild member in this category can participate in a film festival, receive a Guild member certificate, can use the Guild logo and participate in Guild meetings. To become a member of the Guild register here: http://www.1.eurasiancreativeguild.uk/registration/
(If you are applying for a second year, you need to be an Individual member of the guild)
- All films in a language other than English must be subtitled or submitted with a script translated into English.
- Exploitation or pornographic films will not be accepted.
Films entered for selection must be submitted on-line only. PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLINE LINKS (OTHER THAN THE FilmFreeway ONLINE SCREENING PLATFORM) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
The ECG Film Festival reserve the right to use any material provided to us for marketing purposes. By submitting your application to the competition you confirm your consent to the screening of the film during the meetings of the Guild members.
Please note that shortlisted titles for each festival award will be selected ahead of the ECG Film Festival’s 2020 programme announcement, with all nominated filmmakers informed of their competition selection by 1 May 2021.
All enquiries on the above may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for screening out-of-competition on a commercial basis are also accepted.
Any film submitted cannot withdraw for any circumstances once the film has reached us and been publicly announced.
Response from festival:
Dear Beraat, thanks a lot for your feedback.
We really appreciate your work. It is true, we do not award "Audience Choice" category with the statuettes. It is our additional category, where the winners receive only certificates.
Statuettes we give to the categories where the winners have been chosen by judges, not audience choice.
With best wishes,
Eurasian Film Festival team