TELEFON ART is an international competition for films made spontaneously with mobile phones or other handheld devices capable of recording video and audio. The topics and techniques are unlimited. In 2018 TELEFON ART competition focused on reportages and video art. Anyone can submit their production, regardless of age or location. The only limitation is running time, which cannot exceed 5 minutes. From among the submitted works, our selection team will choose the ones to be screened during Szczecin European Film Festival'18.

Szczecin European Film Festival is a film event, a forum for meetings and cooperation in the field of film, directly on the Polish-German borderland. The festival is organised by the Polish OFFicyna Association, located at 3-4 Lenartowicza Street in Szczecin (71-445), Poland. The festival program is carried out in partnership with a Polish-German network of organisers, and presented in Szczecin/Poland.


1. The TELEFON ART '18 competition accepts reportage and video art films no longer than 5 minutes of running time, made spontaneously with mobile phones or other handheld devices capable of recording video and audio. Films need to be delivered personally or by post to the OFFicyna Association office (al. Wojska Polskiego 90, zip code 70-482 Szczecin) on DVD, on an external hard drive or pendrive in the following formats: DVD-Video, MP4, AVI, MPEG. It is also acceptable to send a link to the film, e.g. on Vimeo, YouTube, etc., or share the film file on a website or server. The films can be submitted to the competition also through the online platforms FilmFreeway and FilmFestivalLife. Submitting a film in a format other than those mentioned above must be consulted with thr organiser.
2. One competitor may submit a maximum of two films.
3. The final deadline for submissions is April 25th 2018.
4. The submitted works cannot contain unlawful or immoral content. Apart from this, all topics and forms are allowed.
5. The entrant must own the copyright to the submitted films.
6. Additional material required: a short synopsis in English (90 words max.); dialogue lists in English and German (if possible); a bio and filmography of the director (please give original titles); film stills (at least three); a photograph of the director (at least one).
7. Failure to comply with points 1-6 will be grounds to reject the submission.
8. The Organiser will only pass the information about the selection outcome to those whose films have been qualified to the Festival program.
9. The films will be presented during the final screening in Szczecin as part of Szczecin European Film Festival '18, and the selected works will be presented during special SEFF on the Road screenings in Polish and German cities.
10. The winner is selected through a voting by the audience members and Jury.
11. The entrant agrees for a free-of-charge presentation of their film during the TELEFON ART '18 competition screening and as part of the Szczecin European Film Festival '18 program.
12. The Organiser reserves the right to use selected excerpts (up to 3 minutes) from the qualified films for the Festival's promotional-informational purposes (e.g. the Festival trailer, TV broadcasts, etc.).
13. The Organiser reserves the right to use the submitted film and author information on the Festival website, in social media (e.g. Facebook), as well as in all promotional materials (e.g. the catalogue, the program guide, press kits, etc.).
14. The Organiser reserves the right to use the submitted materials for promotional activities associated with the Festival before, during, and after closing this year's edition.
15. Submitting a film to the competition is synonymous with accepting the terms and conditions.
16. The entrant gives the right to the organiser, within the meaning of art. 31 of the Data Protection Act 1997 (Dz. U. from 2002, no. 101, item 926 with later changes), to process their personal data.
17. The organiser reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Great festival and great people. It was an honor to screen there.

    April 2018
  • Iwona Rozbiewska

    Great Festival! I would recommend to take part in it.

    September 2017
  • Naama Attias

    Thank you for choosing my video!
    The communication with you was vary pleasant and effective.
    Your site has all the information and is easy to operate.
    I'm sorry I couldn't be there, thank you for everything.

    August 2017
  • Divya Hansda

    It's an honor to have my film screened at Szczecin European Film Festival TELEFON ART. Wonderful and supportive film festival, thank you so much. Looking forward to the next one and hope to attend this in person as well.

    July 2017
  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    thanks the festival... very nice festival of warzaw

    July 2017