The Shortest Day is a film festival in Belgrade, Serbia that is part of the world-wide Short Film Day celebration, which is celebrated on the shortest day of the year - December 21st.

Traditionally, each year’s non-competition program selection consists of the European Film Academy Shorts from that year.
The competition program is dedicated to the films made by University students from various countries in South, East, Central and South-East Europe, as well as enthusiasts and amateurs who do not have formal education in film.
Each year The Shortest Day works on stimulating young creative minds by holding Masterclass programmes lead by reputable filmmakers from Europe, helping inspired and curious enthusiasts to become future professionals.

The Shortest Day film festival has been running since 2012. and has supported more than a hundred student and amateur short films, whilst being the only Festival in Serbia that screens the European Film Academy best short films from that year!

Traditionally, The Shortest Day awards two authors for two categories:

1. Best student short film
2. Best amateur short film

ABOUT THE CALL:

This year's call is open from October 15h to November 22nd, 2021.
The results will be announced on December 1st at the festival's
Facebook and Instagram page, and the candidates will be notified by
email.
This year, films will compete in two categories: Student Films and
Amateur Films.

1. Student films
This call applies to University students currently studying in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Romania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary.

Entry regulations:
1. The film must be shot during studies (BA, MA, PhD);
2. The film can be up to 30 minutes long;
3. The film can be fiction, documentary or animation;
4. The film must have English subtitles inserted;
5. The film must have been produced in the previous
3 years (2019 - 2021);
6. The film has to be produced or coproduced by your University;
*The submissions have to be sent in Serbian or English*

2. Amateur films
This call applies to film enthusiasts and amateurs who do not have
formal education in film or support by their University, and are from: Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Romania, Northern Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Slovenia, Greece, Slovakia, Czech Republic, and Hungary. There is no age limit for the authors, but young authors will be given priority in selection in order to encourage their work.

Entry regulations:
1. The film can be fiction, documentary or animation;
2. The film can be up to 15 minutes long;
3. The film must have English subtitles;
4. The film must have been produced in the previous 3 years (2019 -
2021);
*The submissions have to be sent in Serbian or English*

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Festival can use part of the submitted work for advertising purposes, and by submitting your entree you are agreeing to this term.

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  • Emilija Drašković

    Sve najbolje. Odlična organizacija i komunikacija.

    December 2021