KO:SH Film Fest is an International Short Film Festival taking place in Korca, Albania, every July and lasting 5 days, organized by FIRST STEP ASSOCIATION & D’ART PRODUCTION.

The Festival aims to make together in Korca, filmmakers from all around the world, to screen their movies, make new connections, and to develop their incoming projects. The filmmakers will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Korca, and to screen their movie on it’s historical square.

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM
BEST SHORT FICTION
BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
BEST SHORT ANIMATION
STAFF AWARD
BEST ALBANIAN SHORT FILM

Korca Short Film Festival - Terms and Conditions

General Provisions
KO:SH Film Fest is an international short film festival taking place in Korca, Albania, every July and lasting 5 days, organized by FIRST STEP ASSOCIATION & D’ART PRODUCTION.

The Festival aims to make together in Korca, filmmakers from all around the world, to screen their movies, make new connections, and to develop their incoming projects. The filmmakers will have the opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Korca, and to screen their movie on it’s historical square.

Program
Festival program consists of a competition program:


1. International Competition Program includes films from all over the world.

2. Student Competition Program

3. Albanian Competition Program

Conditions for submission
The films for the competition programs can be submitted by directors, producers, distributors and national film authorities entitled and authorized for representation and submission of films.

Genres: Fiction,Documentary,Animation
Runnig Time: 1- 25 minutes
Prod. Year: After 10 September 2016
English subtitles burnt on.

Films that have been submitted to KOSH for consideration in previous years are not eligible.

ENTRY DEADLINES:

The extended deadline is 15.04.2018, but we suggest to submit your movie as soon as possible.

KOSH reserves the right to invite films outside the made outside specified deadlines.
The films must be submitted online though Filmfreeway platform

Selection and Screenings
Festival director/Head Programmer selects the films for the official competition and official program. He/she also decides on the screening timetable.

Festival director selects the selectors for other special programs and focus programs.

The number of films in each program will depend on the running time of individual films.
Each selected film will be shown not more than two times during KOSH. In case a film receives an award, it will be shown three more times together with other awarded films. Films will be shown with both English and Albanian subtitles.

Submitters of films selected for KOSH are obliged to inform KOSH about any screenings and broadcasting dates in Albania scheduled for a date prior to the end of Korca Short Film Fest. If any other screening/broadcasting event becomes known, the film accepted for KOSH it can be immediately disqualified and excluded from the official program.

For the purpose of promotion of award-winning films/or films from the official program, KOSH may screen award-winning/or other films after the Festival. In case a film is selected for KOSH screening after the Festival, the applicant will be contacted in order to discuss the conditions.

AWARDS
Official awards of KOSH are:
BEST FILM
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST STUDENT FILM
BEST FICTION
BEST DOCUMENTARY
BEST ANIMATION
BEST EDITING
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
FIRST STEP AWARD
BEST NATIONAL FILM
AUDIENCE AWARD

Press Materials and Film File
In case of selection the following materials must be submitted to selection@kosh.com :

• HD File of the film
• a brief synopsis of the film in English
• at least 3 photographs from the film
• a film's dialogue list in English with time codes, if available
• the director's photos,
• promo material (press packages, posters, etc.)


KOSH is entitled to publish a trailer or use extracts from a film of up to 3 minutes of running time for promotional purposes.
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In case additional and/or screening materials are not delivered by the deadline, KOSH reserves the right to exclude the film from the official program.

Accommodation and Accreditations

Subject to availability of funds, KOSH may invite the director or a representative of a film and cover their travel and/or accommodation expenses.
FIRST STEP ASSOCIATION

The organizer of KOSH is First Step Association, a non-profit NGO.

KOSH is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Albania, Albanian National Film Center and sponsors.

First Step Association

Rr. Shyqeri Berxolli
P.18/2, Sh3. Ap24
1001, Tirana, Albania

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  • Sarah Gampel

    Unfortunately I didn't have the opportunity to visit the festival but I followed the event through social media and it looked like a very nice event and it gave my film The Bus Trip a lot of exposure via social media.

    September 2016
  • Haruna Honcoop

    It was very exciting to visit First Step Film Fest in Tirana - although there were not many international filmmakers, I found it very refreshing to discover this part of the Balkans which I probably wouldn't do any time soon. Festival was held in the most original open-air venue in front of gallery in so called "Cloud" - a structure built by a Japanese architect. It was an amazing screening venue - one of the best one I experienced in my life!
    The festival team was very friendly and helpful. I recommend everyone to visit this small but very friendly student film festival!

    September 2016