Go Debut European Film Festival is only film festival in the world that introduces European film debutants through competition programs that are solely based on short film formats.
Go Debut EFF considers film a 'debut film' when director's previous films (if any made,) have not been awarded nor specially mentioned at any festival. Entries will be considered for following European competition categories:
The Innovative films - length 1-5 min.
The Short Film - length 6-15 min.
The Novellfilm - length 20-30 min.
The mission of the GoDebut EFF is to introduce to the world new talented European directors, both as makers of short films as well as potential feature film makers.
Go Debut 2018 European Competition consists of following debut film awards:
- Go Debut 2018 Grand Prix – Golden Anike’s sculpture, 1000 EUR
- GoDebut 2018 Public Choice – Silver Anike’s sculpture, 700 EUR
- The Best “Go Debut 2018” Best Novelle Film Award – Diploma, 500 EUR.
- The Best “Go Debut 2018” Short Film Award – Diploma, 500 EUR.
- The Best “Go Debut 2018” Best Innovative Film Award - Diploma, 300 EUR.
Go Debut Public Choice Award is chosen by public jury (5 random members).
All other awards are chosen by international jury (5 members).
Juries will be announced together with the films selections results.
The 3rd Go Debut European Film Festival will take place from September 26th to 30th, 2018.
Go Debut EFF under the patronage of the Klaipeda Town, is organized by Media Port NGO, in partnership with College of the Social Science, Audiovisual Arts Industry Incubator (AMII), Nida Culture and tourism information centre "Agila".
1. Entry requirements.
Films may not be less than 1 minute and not longer than 30 minutes (with credits).
Films must be produced after February 2nd 2017.
Country of production (over 50%) must be from European country*.
Films must be debut films**.
Music rights must be cleared.
All genres (fiction, animation, documentary, experimental) can be submitted.
Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino,
Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK)
Go Debut EFF states that film is a 'debut film' when director's previous films (if any made,) have not been awarded nor specially mentioned at any festival.
2. Preview screener.
Only files uploaded on FilmFreeway.com
will be taken into consideration.
Preview files must have burned-in English subtitles.
3. Entry procedure.
Participants must enter their films via the online submission website FilmFreeway.com. The following material must be attached to the online submission:
- 1 still from the film (either colour or black and white depending on the film – no poster, no pictures
of film set or crew), which can be used in any publication;
- 1 photo of the director(s);
- 1 list/transcript of the dialogue in the original version and an English translation;
- 1 uploaded video file of the film.
Final deadline is June 6th.
Films produced after April 2018 may request for waiver.
Notification of results is June 16th latest.
By submitting a film to the Go Debut EFF the sender consents to the film being
screened at the festival. If film is selected for the competition it will not be possible to remove it from the selection. After participating in Go Debut EFF the film must be stated as the debut film of the director in her/his biography and filmography.
It is the responsibility of the sender to ensure that permission has been obtained from all appropriate parties before submitting a film.
5. Media and publicity.
The right-holders of the selected films authorise free reproduction of stills and clips for all festival publications, press, TV coverage and on the Internet, in Lithuania and abroad. The excerpts cannot exceed 3 minutes or 10% of the total length of the film.
After the festival, and in agreement with the rights holders, Go Debut EFF presents the festival’s winning films and selected films that were shown in festival programmes, at non-commercial screenings of festival highlights and promotional screenings at other festivals.
6. Screening file.
Screening file must be delivered online 3 weeks before the festival start - by September 5th.
The delivering details will be sent together with the selection notification to submitted e-mail.
Therefore it is important that submitter provides correct contact information!
Screening file subtitles can not be burned-in;
English subtitle file must be added, dialogue file with time code for English spoken films.
Screening Film Format:
Resolution: Full HD 1080p.
Format: AppleProRes422 HQ/LT, H264 file.
Frame rate: 24pfps.