New views, Original imagery, Critical approach, Crucial points, Modern
human existence, Strangness, expending boundaries, Celebrating
confrontations, Informatons, Surprising Knowledge, Tolerance,
Sensibilisation, Cultural differences, Independence, Individuality,
Provocations, Unpredictable experimentation, Engagement

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,
Tucumán and other places. 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 34 countries,
among those Algeria, 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.

Also this year one of our screening places will be the most precious Thai Archiv and in the Bangkok Screening Room: Maybe another place can still be added.

* Short Films *

Without restriction

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

The Night Award honors films, which are able to balance ambiguity and
complexity characterised by enigmatic mysteriousness and subtleness,
which keeps mind and consideration moving.

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


* Documentaries *

Without restriction. Just the film you estimate as the most important one.

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

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

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.

For the Cinema in Transgression ("Experimental") and the Documentary
Competition no limitation (short and long).
For the Short Film competition max length 45 min.

For the Focus programs (thematic, regional) no limitation

For the competition programs the production year should not be older
as 2019, for the focus programs not older as 2014.

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 organised by 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
submitted form without further permissions from your side. You also can't add
further condition for the screening permission (for example fee
requests etc.)

We can't send back dvds, blurays, usb keys, hard disc etc.

Overall Rating
  • Bea de Visser

    Great festival. Thank you festival team and visitors. Going ahead to Paris

    October 2019
  • will sankhla

    Mr. Dieter Wieczorek is a stalwart supporter of new cinematic voices. Honored to be a part of this great festival!

    May 2017