The New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival is a platform for bold cinema, opening new frontiers and expanding established formats. Our mission is to support original and distinct author’s statements and bring new names to the global stage.

The president of the festival is Alexandr Rodnyansky, Russian and international producer.

FULL-LENGTH FEATURE COMPETITION
Grand Prix — 10 000 €
Best director — 7 000 €
Best screenplay — 5 000 €
Best cinematography — 5 000 €
Best actor — 5 000 €
Best actress — 5 000 €

SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
Three equal prizes of 3000 €, which will be awarded to the films at the discretion of the jury.

The competition program of the New Holland Island International Debut Film Festival will be shown in July 2020 in St. Petersburg. It will include a full-length feature competition and a short films competition. In the short film competition, documentary, fiction and experimental films will compete on equal terms.

First and second feature films with a duration of 40 minutes or more, produced in 2019 and 2020, are accepted for the international competition of full-length features.

Documentary, experimental and fiction films up to 40 minutes long, made by directors who have not made their debut in full-length cinema and produced in 2019 and 2020, are accepted for the international competition of short films.

For non-English films subtitles are necessary.

By submitting an application, the participant confirms that he is the legal owner of the application materials and does not violate copyright, literary, musical, artistic, intellectual property or personal rights.

By sending an application, the participant consents to the use of materials (excerpts up to 3 minutes, scenes, posters, trailers) for promotional purposes of the festival both in print and on the Internet.

If your movie is selected, you will need to provide a copy in DCP or HD format (Apple ProRes). Detailed technical requirements will be sent out to all selected participants personally.

If you have any questions, please write to info@nhfilmfest.com