The New Classic Cinema Film Festival is dedicated to bringing and discovering the very best short films from the whole world. The films that perfectly combine captivating story, brilliant image and powerful message. As the festival name suggests we are open not only for “the classics”, but also for completely new ideas that may become “the new classics of tomorrow”.

The members of our Jury are film professionals from Seattle, Munich, Haifa, St. Petersburg and Boston. At least three judges evaluate each film and only after that the selection committee makes a final decision whether the film is to be included into the festival program.

The Festival comprises 4 sections: Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. An official selection films and award winners will be promoted at our site and online media. Live screening of the very best of awarded films takes place twice a year at different locations.

Whether your film is in trend or not, but if it conveys a convincing valuable story – you are welcome to submit it to our festival!

The New Classic Cinema Film Festival runs quarterly, and now we open the Spring festival. The deadline for all submissions is 30 May 2017. An official selection will be published on our site by the 10th of June 2017 and the award winners will be announced in the mid of June.

The Summer section opens in June and closes in August.

An official selection films and award winners will be promoted at our site and online media.


Grand Prix of the Festival (at the end of the year)

Best Long Short (for films longer than 15 minutes)
Best Short (for films up to 15 minutes long)
Excellent Long Short (2 prize)
Excellent Short (2 prize)
Best Debut

Best Styling in film
Best Innovative film
Best Director
Best Actress
Best supporting Actress
Best Actor
Best supporting Actor
Best Cameraman
Best Script

We accept films of all genres and styles of LIVE ACTION short films, but the film should not run longer than 40 minutes. At this time we do not accept DVD or Blu-Ray and all submissions should be done via FilmFreeWay. We require that all material included in the film be cleared in terms of copyright.

If your film is in other language than English then, the English subtitles are required. If your film will be listed in the official selection we would ask you to submit the poster of the film, screenshots, trailer and other promotional information we could publish at our site and in the local media.

Overall Rating
  • Ioannis Makropoulos

    Α great festival giving chances to indie filmmakers.

    June 2019
  • Nadine Asmar

    Very interesting festival and selection of films ! It was also really awesome to be awarded one of the prizes !

    April 2018
  • Shahar Ben Halevi

    Great honor to win awards and get recognize for all the hard work we put in the creation process. Thank you guys.

    August 2017
  • simon valentin

    Didnt here from them. So I dont know whether they screened the fim or not

    August 2017
  • Mikhail Uchitelev

    Great independent film festival. Thank you a million for selecting my film for your program! Elian and his colleagues do a great job by promoting the films of high quality and superior artistic value. I've been invited to the screening of the 10 best films last year and met the festival director and his assistants. They are very knowledgeable inspiring people who, to my understanding, are trying to resurrect an old classical film style somewhat lost in our days. The festival provides accommodation at the local hotel. Since the festival is quite new, they are a bit slow in e-mail responses and the communication can be certainly improved, but this has been compensated by their friendly and open approach and their aspiration to promote real cinema art values. I'd highly recommend it to every film-maker who tries to follow the classic film traditions.

    February 2017