Ravenheart International Film Festival will be held at the renowned Cinemateket at Filmens Hus in Oslo, Norway. Here at RIFF, we aim to connect all filmmakers, domestic and foreign through the universal language of film. Celebrating all styles of cinema but particularly spotlighting genre films. RIFF is an event where all filmmakers, fans of the art of film, and all creatives can come together to share their experiences and love for cinema.

At Ravenheart, submissions are open to all types of genre films. We are looking to showcase the best in horror, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers/suspense, etc. Guest speakers, Q&A’s, booths, and networking opportunities will all be held at the event. We also invite local aspiring filmmakers/students to inspire one another and others into becoming better filmmakers.

So, if you love high-quality genre films and anything out of the norm, then you can't miss this festival!

Thank you for your interest in our 2ND ANNUAL live event taking place in Oslo, Norway, August 2020.

GENRES ACCEPTED:
The 2019 film competition is open to all features & short films from around the world. Ravenheart International Film Festival seeks out high-quality original films in the following genres.

- Horror, Supernatural
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy/Dark Fantasy
- Animation (connected to genre)
- Thriller, Suspense, Crime, Action,
- Dark Comedy
- Occult, Bizarre, Genre-defying, Experimental (connected to genre)
- Music Video (connected to genre)
- Documentary (connected to genre)
- Student Films (connected to genre)

RAVENHEART TROPHY:
Festival Director's Choice

PHYSICAL TROPHY (TBA):
Ravenheart Best of Fest Feature
Ravenheart Best of Fest Short
Best Horror Short Film
Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Short Film

CERTIFICATE AWARD:
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Animation
Best Student
Best Documentary
Best Micro-Short
Best Special Makeup FX
Best Music Video
Best Dark Comedy

2020 DEADLINES & SCHEDULE:

*Submit early to save on your submission fees.*

Films are preferred to be completed AFTER January 2017, but films completed earlier will be considered for selection. We will contact you by July 13, 2020, if your film is selected to be screened at RIFF. Please check to make sure that your contact information is correct. All submissions must be received no later than June 18, 2020.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS FOR SCREENINGS:
IF SELECTED, these are the accepted formats for the screenings:

- ProRes (.MOV)
- H.264 (.MP4)
- DCP (We provide DCP mastering services. Contact us for more information.)
- BLU-RAY
- 16MM / 35 MM / 70 MM
- HD Cam, DV, DigiBeta and Beta SP.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEND PHYSICAL DCPS or BLU-RAY, WE WILL LET YOU KNOW WHERE TO SEND THEM ONCE SELECTED.

Physical Screeners such as DCP or BLU-RAY will not be returned (Unless further negotiated, don't send us your master copy). Screeners must arrive at least one week in advance of the event and should be postmarked well before the event's date.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

• All entry fees are non-refundable.

• RIFF WILL NOT pay any screening fees (Unless negotiated in advance).

• RIFF WILL NOT pay any shipping fees (Except for returning DCP copies)

• RIFF WILL NOT cover any travel expenses. (Unless further negotiated)

• RIFF WILL NOT cover any SUBTITLING or DCP expenses. Although, we do offer a DCP service at an additional cost. (Please, contact us for further information.)

• Any film NOT previously screened at Ravenheart International Film Festival or in Oslo, Norway in the past two years are eligible for consideration.

• By submitting and if selected, you give RIFF permission to screen your film at the event along with use material from the film for RIFF promotional purposes (such as a festival trailer, photos, press pack, events, social media, etc.

• If selected, a short synopsis of the film, trailers, posters, and promotional photos will be requested.

• ALL STUDENT SUBMISSIONS MUST PROVIDE PROOF OF YOUR CURRENT STUDIES WITH A VALID FROM/VALID TO DATE. YOU MUST BE CURRENTLY STUDYING OR FINISHED STUDYING IN THE LAST YEAR. Failure to follow these rules will result in disqualification.

• FEATURE FILMS MUST BE FULLY COMPLETED NOT "WORKS IN PROGRESS."

• SHORT FILM ONLINE SCREENERS MAY BE "WORKS IN PROGRESS" BUT ONLY FOR SUBMISSION PURPOSES ONLY. THE FINAL CUT OF THE FILM MUST BE DELIVERED BY THE FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE, OR ELSE IT WILL BE NOT BE SHOWN AT THE FESTIVAL.

• RIFF ONLY ACCEPTS SUBMISSIONS WITH ONLINE FILM SCREENERS. YOU CAN NOT SEND IN YOUR FILMS TO US IN THE MAIL (UNLESS SELECTED INTO THE FESTIVAL).

• If any eligibility requirements are not met, we reserve the right to disqualify any submission from the event.

* By submitting, you represent and warrant that you have full legal right and authority to submit the film/video project for consideration by RIFF and that all necessary consents, licensing, and approvals have been obtained legally and willingly. You agree to hold RIFF and its sponsors harmless in any matters about all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court). Which may be incurred because of any claim involving copyright, trademark, consents, licenses, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered. You understand that your submission is in no way a guarantee of acceptance into RIFF. No one from RIFF or its sponsors has guaranteed you admission into the festival. Should your film be accepted, you grant RIFF the right to use any footage from the preview screener, and all submitted publicity photos and any other materials pertaining to this entry for RIFF's promotional non-commercial purposes, without limitations. *

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Francesco Filippi

    Unfortunately I could not attend the festival. But I can say the communication was great and the revealed a truly passion and care for the dark genres of cinema and the authors. These are the elements that make a festival great.

    September 2019
  • Zack Ogle

    We were so excited to be included in Ravenheart's line up! Thanks so much for everything.

    September 2019
  • Marion Renard

    Wonderful experience with RIFF, although unfortunately I could not attend it myself. I have rarely had such good communication with a festival team, so much enthusiasm, warmth and professionalism. Their programming was eclectic and daring, and I am very grateful they have rewarded my short film SWITCH with two awards, it fills me with pride ! I wish them to have many future editions as rich as the first one !

    September 2019
  • Romén Rivero

    Unfortunately I wasn't able to attend the festival, but every aspect from submission to acceptance letters and all communitacion was excellent!

    September 2019
  • Bianca Calandra

    A wonderful team with a really interesting program of films...it was an honour to be selected and pleasure to be a part of this festival. I'm sure it will grow bigger and better each year.

    September 2019