Short Movie Club tries to avoid "the best of the best" way but we don't ignore it completely, sure. The festival’s jury awards the best film of every section. Nevertheless, the festival provides every submitter with an opportunity to show the film, discuss and get feedback in the case of visiting. Screenings are held at National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Cinema theatre “Pioneer”, Azgur Muzeum, art-galleries. Our team hopes to create a community, brotherhood of filmmakers to celebrate a spirit of indie cinema together. We accommodate selected participants at cottages in beautiful nature place of Minsk. Also, we compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers. The another key point of our project is to establish a communication between the filmmaker and the audience.
Before you read the festival philosophy and history let know 10 worth reasons to be part of The Short Movie Club:
Your film is placed greater focus on and given due consideration
The films are screened at National Centre of Contemporary Arts
Discover the Belarus, white point on the Europian map
FILM INDUSTRY PARTNERS
One of the leading studios in Eastern Europe «BELARUSFILM» opens gates
An in-depth review of the best films will be published with IMDb rating
We compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts
We establish connections between the filmmaker and the audience
CinemAngel awarding ceremony is held at the marvellous hall of the Azgur Muzeum
Your film is considered to be selected for Short Movies Club partner festivals
PARTY — AFTERPARTY
Yes, party every day. It is the main reason…
Idea of the SMCFF
Millions of movies are shot and thousands of short film festivals are held all over the world every year. On average, several thousands of films are submitted to a film festival. So various good films can be neglected for whatever reason. Some times selecting probability is like winning a lottery. As a result, filmmakers are left with no feedback. It is a paradox that no one can hear you in an age of the Internet! The mainstream culture prefers attractions and casual viewing. For this reason, we’d created this “unfiltered cinema” project. It aims to promote films unpurified by festivals and producer companies. We collect films and do our best to show programmes to the wide audience at National Centre of Contemporary Arts. We compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers. The key point of our project is to establish a communication between the filmmaker and the audience.
Please, read about SMCC history through the link to the festival's website. http://shortmovie.club/
What will you do with the fee?
The project aims to provide building of Cinema-van mobile library amphibia https://www.behance.net/gallery/33392769/Cinema-van-Mobile-library-Amphibia . Please, consider your 10$ payment as a contribution to the amazing project! And one day the wonder on the wheels visits your city, village or island.
Grand-Prix with CinemAngel trophy
The best fiction film
The best documentary film
The best animation
The best experimental film
The best Virtual Reality film
People's choice award
Most discussed film
The Short Movie Club invites as more participants as possible. Our team hopes to create a community, brotherhood of indie filmmakers to celebrate together a spirit of indie cinema.
We accommodate selected participants at the cottages in the beautiful nature place of Minsk. Other participants are lodged if there are free places.
The festival's team helps with all visas issues and accommodation during the festival for selected participants.
Films with runtime no longer than 35 minutes are allowed to participate in the festival. There is no limit on how many works one participant can send. The participant that sends application must guarantee observance of copyright on the works sent. All responsibility for copyright observance lies on the contestant.
Each work must have a subtitle file attached separately. The subtitles must be in English and in SRT or SUB format. Use of any other format is allowed only after coordination with the organizing committee.
We compile comments of viewers, cinephiles and experts and send them to filmmakers.
We don't accept TV-films and films for children.
The Short Movie Club provides constructing of CinemaVan ( see https://www.behance.net/gallery/33392769/Cinema-van-Mobile-library-Amphibia ).
Response from festival:
Dear Trevor! Thanks for the review! We are happy to hear you again!
Regrettably, this section is not free in this year. And hope you will use a waiver code I have sent. Looking forward!
We need to fix fee because of we got tons of submissions that were not VR 360 shorts during the last edition.
... And our festival has not any financial support excepting submission fee.
Response from festival:
Dear Mika! Thank you for your good review! In fact, venues were a bit spread as we wished to involve as many interest places as we can. Cinema Museum, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Velcom-cinema and Ok16 of course. The next year we will arrange the better venues logistic. So thank you for the review it is important to us!