NEW: During the summer we are organizing MONTHLY SCREENINGS in an open air cinema in Transylvania. A selection of the best FINALIST short films will be screened at the end of each month from June to September.

‘rolling ideas’ is the modern type of short film festival. It’s a mix between digital wave and retro style.

We live in a vintage world where everything around us has its digital correspondent. We watch our digital TV, we drive our digital cars, we speak on our digital mobile phones, we wake up after we hear a digital alarm, we go to sleep after chatting with our friends on the internet, and that’s not all. We are surrounded by digital. ‘rolling ideas’ is the vintage place where we can celebrate the digital culture.

‘rolling ideas’ film festival combines the past and the future with some unique concept, separated into two parts:

1. CONTEMPORARY ART CONCEPT - DAILY PROMOTION OF SHORT FILMS
Your short film deserves an audience. rollingideas.net is the place where your film can find new fans. We have developed an online platform where we started to promote monthly awarded short films. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them. So if you have a public link of your film we will share it to our audience. If you don’t have a short film that is already public for online audience we will promote your trailer, an interview with the director/producer or an original review written by our film exerts.

2. RETRO ART CONCEPT - MONTHLY SUMMER SHORT FILM SCREENINGS (JUNE-SEPTEMBER)
Once a month, during the summer, our judging team selects the BEST FILMS OF THE MONTH and we screen them in the awesome place called UZINA FOTO. It’s a cultural space adapted in an abandoned factory. The interesting thing is that this factory was producing film for photo and video cameras before the digital era started to grow. Till 2004, Azo Mures was one of the biggest film production factories in the world, alongside Kodak and Fuji. The ‘rolling ideas’ monthly event lasts 5 days and includes a lot of activities: short film screenings, conferences, digital museum and exhibitions, workshops, street art, video mapping shows, music concerts and DJ live sets.

We suggest you submit your short to OFFICIAL SELECTION category first. If your film will be selected we will notify you and guide you through the next steps. Unfortunately we cannot refund a submission fee once you’ve submitted your film. Please make absolutely sure you want to submit your film before doing so. Your fee is paid for your film to be considered. By no means does submitting your film guarantee that your film will be accepted for ‘rolling ideas’. If your film is not accepted, your submission fee is not refunded.

All types of short films are accepted: NARRATIVE, STUDENT, EXPERIMENTAL, ANIMATION, DOCUMENTARY, MUSIC VIDEO, MINI SHORT, CHILDREN, AMATEUR, COMMERCIAL, FASHION, VLOG, STOP MOTION, SERIES, WEB etc. Here are some examples of accepted film genres: Absurdist, Action, Adaptation, Adventure, Advertising, Art-house, Biographical, Black Comedy, Classic, Children, Comedy, Crime, Dance, Detective, Drama, Cult, Epic, Family, Fantasy, Gangster, Horror, Independent, Indie, Noir, Historical, Kids, LGBT, Magical realism, Musical, Mystery, Melodrama, Road Movie, Philosophical, Political, Romance, Satire, Science Fiction, Silent Films, Slice of Life, Social, Sports, Superhero, Supernatural, Surreal, Suspense, Thriller, Urban, War (Anti-War), Western, Zombie etc

Every month, our jury selects the finalists through private screenings. All finalists will qualify for the monthly event.

For any question, please contact us at rollingideasfilmfest@gmail.com.

‘rolling ideas’ has the following awards of recognition:

1.MONTHLY OFFICIAL SELECTIONS
Short films selected for ‘rolling ideas’ will get Finalist laurels. All selected filmmakers can opt for a WINNER CATEGORY.

2.MONTHLY WINNERS
Short films that will be considered winners will get winner laurels, they will enter the competition for monthly screenings and depending on their choice, they will get one of the following packs:

A.WINNER TRAILER PROMOTION
If you don’t have a short film that is already public for online audience we will promote your trailer. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them. We suggest you submit your short to PRESELECTION category first. If your film will be selected we will notify you and guide you through the next steps.

B.WINNER FILM PROMOTION
If you have a short film that is already public for online audience this is the place to submit it! We will promote your link to our audience. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them. We suggest you submit your short to PRESELECTION category first. If your film will be selected we will notify you and guide you through the next steps.

C.WINNER DIRECTOR/PRODUCER INTERVIEW
We will write a full interview with the director or the producer and we will promote it to our audience. We will promote your video link to our audience as well. It can be your film or your trailer. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them. We suggest you submit your short to PRESELECTION category first. If your film will be selected we will notify you and guide you through the next steps.

D.WINNER FILM REVIEW
We will write a review of your film and we will promote it to our audience. We will promote your video link to our audience as well. It can be your film or your trailer. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them. We suggest you submit your short to PRESELECTION category first. If your film will be selected we will notify you and guide you through the next steps.

E.WINNER FULL PACKAGE
We will write a full interview with the director or the producer, we will write a review of your film and we will promote them to our audience. We will promote your video link to our audience as well. It can be your film or your trailer. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them. We suggest you submit your short to PRESELECTION category first. If your film will be selected we will notify you and guide you through the next steps.

The promotion of your films will be made to a +50k audience on rollingideas.net and on its partner platforms.

‘rolling ideas’ is an international festival dedicated to exploring and celebrating filmmakers work. The Festival is now accepting submissions from all around the world.

Submissions can be a short film, music clip, documentary or animation which embrace any genre of film.

Terms and Conditions

1. We will NOT showcase the full films online and we will NOT upload films online. We use the links provided by you and promote them.

2. All filmmakers submitting a film to ‘rolling ideas’ accept and agree to comply with the following Terms and Conditions.

3. ‘rolling ideas’ only accepts online registrations and submissions to be assessed. We accept films in any language. However, films not made in English MUST have English subtitles.

4. The person submitting a film to ‘‘rolling ideas’’ is ‘You’ or ‘Your’ and You agree that Your film may be screened at ‘rolling ideas’ if it is selected.

5. We accept films that have been produced after 1890 :D

6. All submission fees are nonrefundable.

7. All films will be accepted and assessed with the view to screening them at a ‘rolling ideas’ event. However, only films included in the Winner Selection will be screened at a cinema venue. If Your entry is selected as part of the Official Selection for ‘rolling ideas’, You must provide a digital version of the film in order for it to be screened.

8. Cinema screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of ‘rolling ideas’. We undertake to make every effort to adhere to the published schedule program, however, ‘rolling ideas’ reserves the right to alter this schedule and venue at any time for any reason. ‘rolling ideas’ does not accept any liability for any costs claimed to arise as a result of a change in the scheduling.

9. Awards will be presented during the ‘rolling ideas’, at the discretion of the organizers and the Jury Panel. All awards will be listed on this website.

10. By submitting a film, You grant us the right to screen Your film, copy and/or reproduce, modify, adapt and any part thereof, up to one (1) minute of the film submission. We may also use Your submission and any other promotional material/photo’s and/or information submitted by You to communicate it to the public in all media, including via our website and publicity materials, or to advertise and promote ‘rolling ideas’, events, its products and services, or all, and to showcase Your film.

11. You own the copyright to Your film as its author and represent and warrant that You have (and will continue to have during the duration of ‘rolling ideas’ and thereafter) all necessary licenses, rights, consents, and permissions we need to use Your film and You will provide evidence of such on our reasonable request.

For further information please contact ‘rolling ideas’: rollingideasfilmfest@gmail.com.

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  • Vira Burmenko

    It is our great pleasure to be selected for Rolling Ideas with my silent comedy "La vie d'un clown". We look followers to further developments!

    February 2017
  • Mort Laitner

    I love their logo and their festival name. Great communication skills and a film festival that is a work of art in progress. Thanks for accepting "The Stairs".

    February 2017
  • Danny MAlin

    Thank you for accepting my work and sharing it to your community. I hope you enjoy the Canadian Production.

    February 2017