POP SEFF – a worldwide competition for short musical film forms – music videos. We are looking for previously unreleased works (produced on January 1st 2018 at the earliest) that break away from generic standards and whose visuals play an equally important role as the music accompanying it. We await submission from everyone, regardless of their age and location.

TELEFON ART – 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 2019 TELEFON ART competition is focused on cities those reportages and video art come from. Anyone can submit their production, regardless of age or location. The only limitation is running time, which cannot exceed 10 minutes.

MUSIC SEFF – a worldwide competition for music documentaries concentrated around musicians, bands and music they create. We are looking for previously unreleased works (produced on January 1st 2018 at the earliest) that break away from generic standards and whose visuals play an equally important role as the story and music behind it. We await submission from everyone, regardless of their age and location.

From among the submitted works to POP SEFF, TELEFON ART and MUSIC SEFF, our selection team will choose the ones to be screened during Szczecin Film Festival'19.

Szczecin Film Festival is a film event, a forum for meetings and cooperation in the field of film in a beautiful city of Szczecin located at the Polish-German border, called by the locals "Paris of the North". The festival is organised by the Polish OFFicyna Association, located in Szczecin. The festival program is carried out in partnership with an international network of organisers, and presented in Szczecin/Poland.

The awards 2019:

POP SEFF
The award for the best music video, in the amount of 2,000 PLN

MUSIC SEFF
The award for the best music film, in the amount of 3,000 PLN

TELEFON ART
The award for the best film, in the amount of 2,000 PLN

More to come

POP SEFF '19 - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The POP SEFF '19 competition accepts short musical film forms, which need to be submitted via online platform FilmFreeway (e.g online screener, link to the film on Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) or via the entry form available at the official festival's website. Preview copies can be delivered as well personally or by post to the OFFicyna Association office (al. WojskaPolskiego 90, zip code 70-482 Szczecin, Poland) on DVD, BR, on an external hard drive, pen drive, or a download link to pop@seff.pl (in case of digital files). The festival accepts the following formats: MP4, MKV, MPEG, QuickTime, also DVD and BR Video. Submitting a work in a format other than those mentioned above must be consulted with the organiser.
2. One competitor may submit a maximum of two films.
3. The deadline for submissions is May 5th 2019.
4. The date of production must be on January 1st 2018 at the earliest.
5. The submitted works cannot contain unlawful or immoral content. Apart from this, all topics and forms are allowed.
6. The entrant must own the copyright to the submitted works, both the video and audio.
7. Additional material required upon qualifying: a short synopsis in English (90 words max.); a bio and filmography (if available) of the director (please give original titles); film stills (at least three); a photograph of the director (at least one), title of the piece of music, name of the band/artist performing the piece, a photograph of the band/artist (at least one).
8. Failure to comply with points 1-7 will be grounds to reject the submission.
9. The Organiser will only pass the information about the selection outcome to those whose films have been qualified to the Festival program.
10. The films will be presented during the final screening in Szczecin as part of Szczecin Film Festival'19, and selected works will be presented during special SEFF on the Road screenings in Polish and German cities.
11. The winner is selected through a voting by the audience members and Jury.
12. The entrant agrees for a free-of-charge presentation of their film during the POP SEFF ‘19 competition screening and during special SEFF on the Road screenings, as part of the Szczecin Film Festival'19 program.
13. The Organiser reserves the right to use selected excerpts (up to 3 minutes) from the qualified films for the SEFF '19 festival's promotional-informational purposes (e.g. the Festival trailer, TV broadcasts, etc.).
14. 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.).
15. 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.
16. The entrant gives the right to the Organisers process their personal data in accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The transfer of the right to process refers to the personal data of the individuals listed in the entry form and the individuals listed on the payroll, especially the filmmakers. The processed data includes the following: first and last name; electronic mail address. The Organiser is authorized to further transfer the processing of personal data to other parties, to the extent required.
17. Submitting a film to the competition is synonymous with accepting the terms and conditions.
18. The Organiser reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.

TELEFON ART '19 - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The TELEFON ART '19 competition accepts short reportage films no longer than 10 minutes of running time, made spontaneously with mobile phones or other handheld devices capable of recording video and audio. Film copies need to be submitted via online platform FilmFreeway (e.g online screener, link to the film on Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) or via the entry form available at the official festival's website. Preview copies can be delivered as well personally or by post to the OFFicyna Association office (al. WojskaPolskiego 90, zip code 70-482 Szczecin) on DVD, on an external hard drive, pen drive, or a download link to telefonart@seff.pl (in case of digital files). The festival accepts the following formats: MP4, MKV, MPEG, QuickTime, also DVD and BR Video. Submitting a work in a format other than those mentioned above must be consulted with the organiser.
2. One competitor may submit a maximum of two films.
3. The deadline for submissions is May 5th 2019.
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 (both the video and audio).
6. Additional material requiredupon qualifying: 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. Additional material required upon qualifying: a short synopsis in English (30 words max); film stills (at least three); a photograph of the director (at least one).
8. Failure to comply with points 1-7 will be grounds to reject the submission.
9. The Organiser will only pass the information about the selection outcome to those whose films have been qualified to the Festival program.
10. The films will be presented during the final screening in Szczecin as part of Szczecin Film Festival '19, and the selected works will be presented during special SEFF on the Road screenings in Polish and German cities.
11. The winner is selected through a voting by the audience members and Jury.
12. The entrant agrees for a free-of-charge presentation of their film during the TELEFON ART '19 competition screening and as part of the Szczecin Film Festival '19 program.
13. 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.).
14. 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.).
15. 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.
16. The entrant gives the right to the Organiser to process their personal datain accordance withGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The transfer of the right to process refers to the personal data of the individuals listed in the entry form and the individuals listed on the payroll, especially the filmmakers. The processed data includes the following: first and last name; electronic mail address. The Organiser is authorized to further transfer the processing of personal data to other parties, to the extent required.
17. Submitting a film to the competition is synonymous with accepting the terms and conditions.
18. The organiser reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.

MUSIC SEFF '19 - TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. The MUSIC SEFF '19 competition accepts music documentary films no longer than 90 minutes of their running time, which need to be submitted via online platform FilmFreeway (e.g online screener, link to the film on Vimeo, Youtube, etc.) or via the entry form available at the official festival's website. Preview copies can be delivered as well personally or by post to the OFFicyna Association office (al. WojskaPolskiego 90, zip code 70-482 Szczecin) on DVD, on an external hard drive, pen drive, or a download link to music@seff.pl (in case of digital files). The festival accepts the following formats: MP4, MKV, MPEG, QuickTime, also DVD and BR Video. Submitting a work in a format other than those mentioned above must be consulted with the organiser.
2. One competitor may submit a maximum of two films.
3. The deadline for submissions is May 5th 2019. The deadline for the extended call is May 5th 2018.
4. The date of production cannot be later than 01.01.2018.
5. The submitted works cannot contain unlawful or immoral content. Apart from this, all topics and forms are allowed.
6. The entrant must own the copyright to the submitted works, both the video and audio.
7. Additional material requiredupon qualifying: a short synopsis in English (90 words max.); a bio and filmography of the director (please give original titles); film stills (at least three); a photograph of the director (at least one), name of the band/artist the film is about, English dialogue list and dialogue list in original language.
8. Failure to comply with points 1-7 will be grounds to reject the submission.
9. The Organiser will only pass the information about the selection outcome to those whose films have been qualified to the Festival program.
10. The films will be presented during the final screening in Szczecin as part of Szczecin Film Festival ‘19, and selected works will be presented during special SEFF on the Road screenings in Polish and German cities.
11. The winner is selected through a voting by the audience members and Jury.
12. The entrant agrees for a free-of-charge presentation of their film during the MUSIC SEFF ‘19 competition screening and as part of the Szczecin Film Festival ‘18 program.
13. The Organiser reserves the right to use selected excerpts (up to 3 minutes) from the qualified films for the SEFF '18 festival's promotional-informational purposes (e.g. the Festival trailer, TV broadcasts, etc.).
14. 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.).
15. 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.
16. The entrant gives the right to the Organiserto process their personal datain accordance withGeneral Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The transfer of the right to process refers to the personal data of the individuals listed in the entry form and the individuals listed on the payroll, especially the filmmakers. The processed data includes the following: first and last name; electronic mail address.The Organiser is authorized to further transfer the processing of personal data to other parties, to the extent required.
17. Submitting a film to the competition is synonymous with accepting the terms and conditions.
18. The Organiser reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.

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