Stonefair International Film Festival is an online and live film festival, headquartered in Piatra-Neamt, Romania. Stonefair IFF is committed to supporting access to film in all of Piatra-Neamt community as well as supporting young filmmakers in their education.
The festival runs in 3 quarters, selections and screenings being made every 4 months.
There will be 16 categories and Best Film will receive the Stonefair IFF Trophy, and the winning films of each category will be screened at the "G. T. Kirileanu" Public Library or at the Library Bar.
The "G. T. Kirileanu" Public Library has an important role in the community with 85.000 inhabitants. The "G.T. Kirileanu" Neamt County Public Library coordinates the activity of the public libraries of our county and furthers the Piatra-Neamt Municipality and Neamt county inhabitants interests in reading, study, information, film, education and recreation.
Awards & Prizes
The winners of each category will get our official printable AWARD CERTIFICATE.
Stonefair IFF Trophy
BEST STUDENT FILM
SCREENPLAY (runs once every three months):
Best Screenplay Award – StoneFair IFF Trophy
Second Runner Up
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
BEST MUSIC VIDEO
BEST WEB SHORTS
The Official Selections, Nominations and Winners will be announced at the end of each quarter.
There will be 2 nominations per each category.
Rules & Terms
Only short films accepted- maximum 35 minutes of length (any genre from 1-minute films, to long, narrative/artistic short films)
HD quality mandatory.
We only accept digital submissions. We accept no hardcopy submissions.
We accept films that have been shown at other festivals.
All films must be submitted with an online screener.
English subtitles mandatory(with an exception for music videos and movies where English is the main language spoken)
Winning films will be requested to provide a download link to the submission and English subtitles in subtitle formats(.txt, .sub, .srt, etc) so we can translate the movie for the audience, all of these no later than 1 week prior to the festival screening.
Films with more than one category (e.g. Animation and Experimental) can only be nominated for one ‘Animation’ or ‘Experimental’ award.
The screenplay competition runs once every quarter(4 months) and will be available exclusively through FilmFreeway. Filmmakers can enter their screenplay (of any genre, up to 120 pages) to the competition by also requesting a promotional review at the price of $44.99. They will not be published on any public channel. Screenplay reviews will be delivered by our team within 7-12 days. The entry fee for those who just want to enter the competition starts at only $25. There will be a winner, a runner-up, and a second runner-up. Only two screenplays per filmmaker per edition are allowed and only one screenplay be entitled to the ‘Screenplay Award’. The winner will receive our StoneFair IFF trophy which will be sent via mail/post.
Entry fee is not refundable.
Maximum 2 entries during a festival quarter(3 months).
The entry will be considered eligible in the next edition only if the film was not awarded in the previous one.
The winner of the Best Film Award cannot show off his film in our next 3 festival quarters.
Minimum 7 entries for a category to be considered eligible.
All genres and formats are eligible for the festival.
Films with a poor production standard will not be accepted (lack of sound quality, the absence of subtitles/captions for non-English films, video resolution less than 720p HD).
StoneFair IFF has the right to not accept your submission without further notice.
The ‘BEST FILM’ Winner will have 30 days from the announcement day to claim their prize, otherwise, it will be revoked.
By submitting your film to our festival you agree that your piece of work can be embedded on our website and screened at our location. The filmmaker/institution that is submitting the film must own the rights to do so and is responsible for the content they are providing. By submitting, the filmmaker allows Stonefair IFF to screen his film at the location and also to create a page for their film without infringing the copyright of any kind of form. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless us, our officers, affiliates, employees, and partners from any and all claims and liability arising out of entering or transmitting your film to StoneFair IFF. The filmmakers are free to submit multiple films as long as they own or have all the rights to the film.
The Festival does not pay any screening fees.
If your film will be selected as an award winner at our festival, it will be screened at our location for people to see. Winning films will be highlighted and promoted on our website/social networks.
Filmmakers are allowed to use Stonefair IFF laurels on their winning/nominated/selected films ONLY. They can be used on posters as well as on other media available. The OFFICIAL SELECTION transparent laurel can be provided upon request.