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NOR: Nordic & Norwegian Competition

Competition for new Nordic shorts, to be screened in 6 programmes (with approx. 45 films, of which one half will be from Norway and the other half from the other Nordic countries).

• Submission is open (free submission)
• Final deadline: October 15
• Max running time: 30 minutes.
• Origin: The Nordic Countries (i.e. Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway or Sweden as country of production OR Director citizenship)

All directors with accepted films will be invited.

 


How to submit

Submission platforms for NOR (choose one):FilmFreeway Reelport

 

 

AWARDS

Five films are awarded by the NOR Award Jury:

• Best Nordic Film
The Minimalen Trophy, and EUR 1 000 given by Minimalen.

• Best Nordic Fiction

• Best Nordic Documentary

• Best Nordic Animation or Art Film

• Best Norwegian Film
The Minimalen Trophy, and
NOK 5 000. This film (as well as one Honorable Mention) is automatically nominated in the Short Films Category of the annual, national Amanda Award (provided that the film comply with the Amanda committee nomination rules).

In addition, Trondheim kino will select one Norwegian film, approx. 5 min.:
• Best Norwegian Prerunner
To be screened before a feature film at Trondheim kino for one month.


Rules for participation in the Nordic Competition

Types: All categories of film can participate, except commercials.

Running time: Not more than 30 minutes.

Produced: In 2016 or 2017, with a Nordic* director. Each particular film can only be submitted once.

Submission deadline: October 15, 2017.
The film must be completely uploaded and available offline for evaluation by the festival team.

Selection: A preselection committee will consider each submitted film, and may do additional selection by invitation, up until the selection announcement date. A list of the selected films will be available on the festival's website no later than December 15. No reasoning for films turned down will be made public. No film may be withdrawn from the competition programme after its selection has been confirmed.

Screening copy/print: For selected films, a DCP screening copy must be received at the festival office no later than January 10th. Masters are not accepted. If the file delivered is a HD file**, the festival will convert this to DCP, and must have received the file no later than January 2nd (this DCP is only for this single purpose, and will be deleted after the festival). Note: English language version or subtitles (due to an international jury).

Return of Screening copy: Within two weeks after the festival closure.

Awards: The organizers will nominate an international Award Jury of three members. The festival is responsible for awarding the above mentioned prizes to the directors of the winning films.

Invitation and accreditation: All directors for selected films will be invited. One accreditation for each individual director, which is personal and non-transferable, and gives access to all of the events during Minimalen.

For further information, please contact us at e-mail: konk@minimalen.com.



The Nordic Countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden - including Greenland, Faroe Islands, Åland.

* Definition of "film from a Nordic country"
a) The film has at least one citizen of a Nordic country credited as a director.
OR
b) The film is shot in one of the Nordic countries and has been produced or majority coproduced by a Nordic company, or is in receipt of at least 51% of its budget from Nordic sources. In the latter case, the film must also include sufficient creative elements from the Nordic country – having strong
Nordic-related subject matter.

** HD file:
If you do not have a DCP, the screening copy can be a Quicktime HD file with Codec Apple Prores 422 HQ (HD 1080p, 2 ch. audio). The festival will produce a DCP for preliminary use (which will be deleted after the festival, and not be available for anyone else).


Minimalen Short Film Festival
Foundation, Norwegian Organization No. NO 983 418 767 MVA
Address: Kjøpmannsgata 35, NO-7011 Trondheim, Norway
Phone: +47 7352 2757
E-mail: festival@minimalen.com
E-mail competitions: konk@minimalen.com
Web: www.minimalen.com
Social: facebook.com/minimalen | twitter.com/minimalen

Festival space: Nova kinosenter, Trondheim (> Map)

 
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