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We are beyond thrilled to announce that...


So feel free to keep on submitting your wonderful work and we can’t wait to see it all! Prepare your shorts because we are going strong and we're going to the beach! To those of you who are coming to join us -IT WILL HAPPEN FROM THE 7th to the 9th OF AUGUST, save the date.

Don’t miss our extended deadline!

Bring your shorts to our festival ON THE BEACH and win the Golden Snail Prize for Best Film!

Be a part of this large scale film event on the Black Sea, screen your film, meet and network with like-minded professionals and enjoy the parties on the beach!

This year, we are screening at the Open Air Sea Stae in Tsarevo, newly renovated with 400+ seats!

Other venues include X-Challenge Park and Switch2Sea.

All members of our jury are carefully selected and experienced professionals with degrees in motion picture and live performance.

You can submit your short films under 30 minutes.

All submitted films must be subtitled in English or Bulgarian, unless the film is in English or Bulgarian.

All official selections will receive a laurel after the notification date.

Awards in the following categories:

Best Film

Best Director

Best Lead Male Actor

Best Lead Female Actor

Best Production Design

Best Cinematography

Best Editing

Best Comedy

Best Animation

Save the Planet Award (for films in the environmental categories.

We accept entries through FilmFreeway's Secure Online Screener or Vimeo.
All genres and languages are accepted, however, make sure that your film is subtitled in either English or Bulgarian.
The submission fees are non-refundable and the submitters do not receive any Box-Office proceeds from the festival.
IFF ON THE BEACH reserves the right to make changes in the dates, time and location of the screenings.
The submitter must be a copyright owner or producer.
The festival has the right to use any promotional material sent by the submitter for marketing and publishing related to the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Takahiro Yamaguchi

    IFF ON THE BEACH was a wonderful seaside film festival. The land called tsarevo was very nice and I was able to spend it calmly forgetting my daily routine. Watching movies while feeling the sound of the waves and the night breeze was a very pleasant experience.

    September 2019
  • Leonel González

    I could not attend the festival but our short film Isla Sirena did very well in its premiere because we won two important awards. Best Cinematography (Mario Rodriguez) and Best Director (Leonel González).
    The organizers of the festival will send us the certificates by mail. IFF ON THE BEACH will always be an important part of my career and my memories. I hope I can attend that festival someday.

    September 2019