History Film Festival is an international festival of historical documentary films organized by ISTRA FILM.
The Festival is taking place in Rijeka, Croatia.
History Film Festival aims at offering viewers and film experts an insight into contemporary film and TV production of historical documentary films, at the same time providing a place where film professionals can meet and share their creative ideas for future projects.
Festival programme consists of a competition programme and special thematic programmes (presentations of independent and TV productions, screenings of material from film archives, specialized conferences and workshops…)
Official awards at History Film Festival are:
Best Independent Production Documentary
Best TV Production Documentary
Best Film Editing
Winners in the Best Screenplay, Best Independent Production Documentary and Best TV Production Documentary will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.
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Before submitting, please read the full Festival rules:
Documentary films of all running times, regardless of their year of production, whose main topic is history – historical events and characters, can be entered.
The films for the competition programme can be submitted by directors, independent and TV producers, distributors and national film bodies entitled and authorized for representation and submission of films.
If submitting screening links from Vimeo or Youtube, please ensure that they can be viewed by History Film Festival staff at least until the conclusion of the screening process.
Along with the submission form, the following materials must be submitted also in a digital form:
a brief synopsis of the film in English;
at least 3 photographs from the film (of the quality suitable for press – 300 dpi);
the director's filmography, biography and photo;
promo material (trailer, press packages, posters, etc.)
For translation purposes, an English transcript/dialogue list or external English subtitles must be provided.
For public projections at History Film Festival, secure download of a high-quality projection copy will be requested, unless already provided through the submission platform. The projection format is 1920x1080 resolution, h.264 encoded, preferably above 10Mbit.
All non-English films must be submitted with English subtitles.
Physical copies can be accepted in special circumstances. Please note that History Film Festival cannot accept DCP at this time.
Submission fees are not refundable.
Questions concerning regulations and/or submission forms should be addressed to:
HISTORY FILM FESTIVAL
HR - 51000 Rijeka, Croatia
Phone: +385 92 1331310