The 18° Festival Internacional Signes da Noite will take place in from March 24-28, 2021.

This years edition will be for well known security reasons an ONLINE EDITION.

The selected films will be presented during two days. They will be password and download protected.

Founded 2003 in Paris the International Festival SIGNES DE NUIT had become a multinational meeting place and is today active in form of competition and focus programs in Berlin, Lisboa, Bangkok, Urbino, Tucuman and Urbino. In these last years we have presented some thousand films from around 70 countries in our principal yearly festivals and on the same time in around 140 programs in collaboration with cultural institutions and festivals in up to now 33 countries, among those Algeria, Atrmenia, Australia, Chile, Cuba, Hongary, Indonesia, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Peru, Russia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Turkey, United States ...

The intention of the festival is to search and present films, which reflects new views, original imagery and critical approach to the crucial points of the modern human existence. It looks for astonishing, strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, celebrating confrontations, tolerance and sensitisation for cultural differences, independence and individuality, ready to open up for unpredictable experimentation.

For each festival we compose new programs and invite a different jury.

The Festival presents films, which reflect new views, original imagery, and a critical approach to the crucial elements of modern aand actual human existence. It is a place for cinema that expands its own boundaries, that is astonishing, different, potentially free from the pressure of tradition, ready to give itself over to unpredictable experimentation. New aesthetics are welcome.

**** SHORT FILM *** and *** CiINEMA IN TRANSGRESSION ***

Main Award
Without restrictions

Signs Award
The Signs Award honors films, which treat an important subject o in an original, convincing and surprising way.

Night Award
The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and complexity, which keeps mind and consideration moving.

Edward Snowden Award
The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensible (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD (optional)
Every international jury can declare one Special Award for a special aspect or capacity of a film.

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*** DOCUMENTARIES ****

MAIN AWARD
Without restriction.

SIGNES AWARD
The Signs Award for Documentary honors films, which express in a surprising and sensitive way the perturbing aspects of reality.

NIGHT AWARD
The Night Award for Documentary honors films, which represent reality
in an ambivalent and enigmatic way, avoiding stereotypes of
representation and simple conclusions.

EDWARD SNOWDEN AWARD (Optional)
The Edward Snowden Award honors films, which offer sensitive (mostly)
unknown informations, facts and phenomenons of eminent importance, for
which the festival wishes a wide proliferation in the future.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD (optional)
Every international jury can declare one Special Award for a special aspect or capacity of a film.

This years edition will be for well known security reasons an ONLINE EDITION.

The selected films will be presented during two days. They will be password and download protected.

For the Cinema in Transgression ("Experimental") and the Documentary
Competition no time limitation (short and long).

For the Short Film competition the max length is 30 min.

For the Focus programs (thematic, regional) no time limitation

For the competition programs the production year should not be older
as 2019, for the focus programs not older as 2015.

In the case your film is chooses, we will contact you asking for a
screening copy.
Also if your film is not chosen immediately, it can be chosen later
for another upcoming festival during the year (in another
country/town). In this case we will ask for your permission again.

With the submission on this platform you give automatically the
screening permission of your film to the festival for this actual
edition. The festival can integrate your film in its actual
edition without further permissions from your side. You also can't add
further condition for the screening permission (for example fee
requests etc.). In the case we will not receive a screening copy in
better technical quality, we will screen the submission file
version.

We can't send back DVDs, BluRays, usb keys, hard disc etc.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jan Locus

    So glad and honoured that my latest film ‘Masters of the Land’ was awarded the Signs Award in the Cinema in Transgression Section. Thank you Dieter Wieczorek for your great work.

    June 2021
  • It was a very great experience to be part of this festival in the Cinema Transgression section with my short film. A very good program, excellent communication and a kind and good presentation on the net. Thank you very much!

    April 2021
  • Carla Zickfeld

    We feel grateful that our film has been selected for the festival's theme program "Lifestyles in Danger: Africa". We ourselves followed the festival with excitement due to its essential film contributions and also recommended it to our friends. Thank you Dieter Wieczorek, you have given life to an important festival.

    April 2021
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Clara,
    thank you very much for your nice comment. It is really encouraging to receive your message in these days, where we need to resist against many threats, and the largest is not even the virus, but the commercialization of culture.
    Good Luck for next steps in your important work
    Dieter

  • Isabelle Nouzha

    Thank you for this great festival

    December 2019
  • Bea de Visser

    NICE! It looks for astonishing, strange, surprising and sometimes provocative works. Shout it over the rooftops!

    December 2019