"Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film Festival" is an independent film festival at its fourth edition born by the meeting of a Macedonian architect and an Italian Filmmaker wishing to bring in Prilep, a small town in Macedonia, a quality cultural event.

Aimed to be a gathering for all the film lovers and professionals in the area the Festival has the goal to become a cultural point of reference associating workshop, concerts,extra-screenings, and exhibition to the main event.

The festival focuses on short movies (up to 30 minutes) without any restriction on the genre.

JURY AWARD-Best Movie
BEST CONCEPT
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUND

BEST BALKAN FILM MENTION
BEST MACEDONIAN FILM MENTION

REGULATIONS WINTER APRICOTS FILM FESTIVAL 2019

1 - Intro
“Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film
Festival” is an international film festival at
its fourth edition, that will be held the 12nd
- 14th of December 2019 in Prilep, Macedonia.
Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film
Festival is devoted to promote short films of
any genre and to generate contacts among
audience, young directors and professionals.

2 - Festival Sections and Awards

International short film competition – Balkan
short film competition - Macedonian short film
competition

Jury Award Best Film 300 Euros
Best Concept 100 Euros
Best Cinematography 100 Euros
Best Sound 100 Euros
Special Mention Best Balkan Film
Audience Award Best Macedonian Film

3 - Rules of Participation
Eligible films must be maximum 30 minutes in
length and completed after 1st of January
2017. The same artist (as a single or a
collective) can submit no more than three
works and only one will be eligible for the
final selection.
Entry Fees and Deadlines
Submissions: from 24th August 2019
FIRST DEADLINE: 15 October 2019 – 2.00 Euro
LAST DEADLINE: 5 November 2019 - 5.00 Euro
prilep international film festival
* Authors whose films have been selected in
previous editions of the Festival shall not be
charged a submission fee.
Notification date: 20 November 2019.
The entry form should be filled through Filmfreeway
(https://filmfreeway.com/WinterApricotsPrilepInternationalFilmFestival-1537174).
The form will be considered invalid if incomplete; Submission is considered as completed
only when the following 3 steps are done:
• submitter provided all the information
required;
• submission fee is paid;
• preview copy of the film is sent.
The authors of the selected short films will
be informed by e-mail by November 20th 2019.
The selected authors will have to send by
November 25th 2019 the screening copy, as
well as a english dialogue list with timecode
(.ass, .srt.). Failure to send this material may
cause the exclusion of the film from the
selection, at unquestionable discretion of the
festival organization, even after the selected
film list has been published on the website.
Material and datas concerning the films will be
included on the festival catalogue, the
festival website and social media for
promotional purposes.
The selected films will become part of the
Winter Apricots archive, they might be used
for no-profit screenings aimed to support
Winter Apricots and extracts (max 30
seconds) can be used in order to promote the
festival. The festival organization will inform
the authors about any further screening of
their works.
The Festival does not pay any screening fees.
The participation in the festival implies that
all conditions and terms described in the rules
and regulations herein have been accepted and
that the film does not include unauthorized
audio/video material by any other author.
the authors about any further screening of
their works.
The Festival does not pay any screening fees.
The participation in the festival implies that
all conditions and terms described in the rules
and regulations herein have been accepted and
that the film does not include unauthorized
audio/video material by any other author.
4 - Organization
The selected artists are invited to
attend“Winter Apricots: Prilep International
Film Festival”. The festival will provide
accomodation (1 or 2 crew members) and,
depending on the costs and on the demand,
might contribute to travel costs.
“Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film
Festival” reserves the right to modify,
redefine, interrupt, postpone, or cancel the
contest for reasons outside its control and
therefore cannot be held liable in any way.
5 - Final details and Contacts
For any other unspecified issues or items
“Winter Apricots: Prilep International Film
Festival” reserves the right of final decision.
For additional information related to the
contest, please contact us at
winterapricots@yahoo.com.