EHO mountain film festival aims to promote mountain film production in Macedonia and to support documentary story telling in general.
We invite you to enjoy this year’s EHO (meaning Echo in Macedonian), resonating from the mountains
across the globe, organized by

During EHO and the Mountain Film Days in Skopje, let us drift from one rock face to another,
let us hear the sounds of waterfalls and birds, let us acquaint the plants, and learn the lessons
that nature teaches us, brought to us through those magnificent movies, photographs, and presentations.

The official awards consist of an art work or a statue.

Special mention awards can be given by the Juries, also by EHO mountain film festival management

EHO mountain film festival is organized by the Association ALPINIZAM.ORG. and the 10th edition of the festival will be held from 18th to 22th of November 2019 in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia.

Submission to the Festival is open to all creative documentary films of all running times connected with the festival promoted topics, style and production technologies. Official selection required, films to be completed and/or publicly screened after 1 January 2017.

Films that have been previously publicly screened on Festivals and televised in Macedonia are not eligible for competition.

EHO mountain film festival appoints an independent jury for all categories.

The official awards consist of an art work or a statue. Special mention awards can be given by the Juries, also by EHO mountain film festival management

Films can only be submitted through online submission platform FilmFreeway.
The films can be submitted by directors, producers, distributors or national film authorities responsible for representing the films.

For the official Selection of the festival, the deadlines for submissions to EHO mountain film festival 2018 are:
May 15th, 2019 – deadline for films completed in 2016
June 15th, 2019 – deadline for films completed in 2017
July 15th, 2019 – deadline for films completed in 2018
September 15th, 2019 – deadline for films completed in 2019

The Festival is not obliged to view late entries.

All submissions require English language subtitles, with exception of films with no dialog. To complete the submission, the EHO mountain film Festival requires a downloadable preview copy with a valid password until 15th of September 2019.

In case the applicant is not able to provide the Festival with an on‐line preview copy, DVD copy of the film accompanied with a hard copy of the submitted entry form should be send to:
Aleksandar Zarapchiev, ul Drenak 4/15, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
Please mention: “No commercial value, for cultural purpose only” and “No value” or “Insurance value for custom purpose only 10 EUR”.

The DVDs will not be returned, except hard drive with DCP format or other format.

All submitted films (screeners) shall remain in the EHO mountain film festival archives and may be used for Festival and educational purposes. For any kind of public projection, permission from its authors will not be required. For easier storage, films can also be stored in a digital data base.
All costs of the film submission to EHO mountain film festival are the responsibility of the participants who are entering the films.

Not all films submitted at EHO mountain film festival Festival are selected and invited for screening by the Festival Selector.

Following materials will be required for all selected films:
‐Screening copy of the film in one of the following formats: DCP,
HD formats: Blu Ray, HD DVD and HD H264 encoded Quicktime movie.
SD formats: BETACAM SP PAL, DVCAM PAL, DV PAL, mini DV PAL and DIGITAL BETACAM PAL, with a matching DVD made from the same source as the tape(s).
‐A brief synopsis (up to 50 words) and a long synopsis (up to 300 words)
‐Director’s biography/filmography
‐Director’s photography
‐A minimum of three film stills
‐A film poster in a digital format
‐A Trailer
‐Press and/or promotional materials (poster, leaflet and/or press dossier)
‐English language dialog list with time codes or English srt file.

Films will be shown with Macedonian subtitles.