«V.i.Z. Film Fest» is Bulgarian monthly IMDB verified online award.
The idea of the award is to become familiar with filmmakers' perception of everyday life and to see how that inspires them to generate personal fresh ideas in such a great art as cinematography.
We hope that participation in our award will help independent and new filmmakers to set their course to success through the great cinematography ocean.
It doesn't matter where you are from or what genre your project represents.
Each month our judges, watch and rate the submitted films. At this step, our judges will decide who is «selected» and who is «not selected». They will express their opinion regarding all projects. In both cases, you will receive an email with the project status.
An email with «Selected» means that you became an official participant of the «V.i.Z. Film Fest». If the email is «Not selected» it means that the judges decided not to include your project into the next step.
It can be only five «Finalist» in each category except for categories «Best short Film» & «Best Short Director» where can be ten «Finalist».
You will receive the second email if your project became "Finalist» in at least one of your chosen categories. If you don't receive the email, you are not the one of the lucky five.
If you receive an email «Winner» it means that judges have decided that your project is the best in a particular month in a certain category.
You will receive a special notification if your project reached the top!
Before submitting, please read carefully the following:
Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories, increasing the chance to become a multi-award-winning!
We want to see your vision!
SHORT FILMS CATEGORIES (between 0:01 and 40:59 min in length with credits)
Best Short Film
Best Short Drama
Best Short LGBTQ
Best Short Comedy
Best Short Crime/Thriller
Best Short Horror
Best Short Sci-fi/Fantasy
Best Short Experimental
Best Short Film Director
Best Short Film Actor
Best Short Film Actress
Best Short Film Cinematography
Best Short Film Screenwriter
Best Short Film Editing
Best Short Film Sound Design
Best Short Film First Time Filmmaker
Best Short Film Documentary
Best Short Film Animation
Best Short Film Original Score
FEATURE FILMS CATEGORIES (between 41:00 and 180 min in length with credits)
Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Animation
Best TV & Web Series Pilots
Best Personal Work
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best Music Video
Best Commercial Work
Best Commercial Work: Cultural Impact
Best Commercial: Idea
Best Commercial: Direction
Best Commercial: Casting
Best Commercial: Cinematography
Best Commercial: Editing
Best Commercial: VFX/Animation
Best Commercial: Use of Sound & Music
Winners will be announcedon on our Instagram page https://www.instagram.com/v.i.z.filmfest
The winners will be published on our website (vizff.com) by getting there own portrait pictures with their names, poster of their film and the link to their social media.
All Winners will get a Certificate of Achievement.
1. All short films should have a maximum length of 40:59 minutes with credits
2. The genres of short film that we accept are: Drama, Crime/Thriller(it’s also included Action), Comedy, Horror, Experimental, Animation, LGBTQ, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Documentary.
3. All feature films should have a maximum length of 180 minutes with credits.
4. The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
5. The name(s) to be credited must be included in the cover letter.
6. All short scripts should have a maximum length 42 pages.
7. All short scripts should have a maximum length 180 pages.
8. All pilots should have a maximum length 45 minutes.
9. Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility and may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world;
By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:
1. "V.i.Z. Film Fest" can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills excerpt for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film).
2. Films will not be shown online.
3. Entry fees are non-refundable unless they are covered by the submission protection option, according to the FilmFreeway terms.
4. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.
"V.i.Z. Film Fest" does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations, racism, violation of human rights, discrimination of any kind
2. Films which are made before 2010.
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).
4. For student fee, it is mandatory the student status evidence (e.g. copy of student card included in the project).
5. The projects that do not follow the rules & terms above can be automatically disqualified at the sole discretion of " V.i.Z. Film Fest ".
If you have any questions, please contact us in our Instagram or email. We will be happy to answer.