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INT: International Competition

Competition with the best new shorts of the world outside the Nordic Countries, presented in six programmes (approx 40 films).

• Submission is OPEN.
• Early Bird: August 1 (Submission fee USD 10)
• Final deadline: October 1 (Submission fee USD 15)
• Max running time: 30 minutes.
Origin: Worldwide EXCEPT the Nordic Countries (i.e. as country of production OR Director citizenship)

All directors with accepted films will be invited.


Submissions are handled through FilmFreeway.


Go to FilmFreeway Minimalen submission platform



The INT Award Jury:

• Best International Film
The Minimalen Trophy, and
EUR 1 000 in prize money.

Other awards:

• The Raskin Spirit Festival Award
A film selected from INT or NORby the festival team. Established to celebrate the unique qualities of a compact, poetic short film that make use of the visual and auditive possibilities in an imaginative way, and do not follow the traditional feature film dramaturgy. The winner is presented with The Minimalen Trophy.

• Audience Award
The audience will select their collective favourite film, receiving EUR 500 in prize money.

Rules for participation in the International Competition

Types: Fiction, animation, experimental, documentary, music (or combinations). No commercials.

Running time: Not more than 30 minutes.

Produced: In 2022 or 2023, with a non-Nordic* director. Please note that Nordic films instead should be submitted here >. Each particular film can only be submitted once.

Submission deadline: Early bird: August 1; Final: October 1.
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 one month before the festival starts. 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 No film may be withdrawn from the competition programme after its selection has been confirmed.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 within the deadline. Masters are not accepted. If the file delivered is a HD file**, the festival will convert this to DCP (this DCP is only for this single purpose, and will be deleted after the festival). Note: English language version or subtitles.

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

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 / Accreditation: All directors of selected films will be invited. One free accreditation will be favoured each individual director, which is personal and non-transferable, and gives access to all of the Minimalen programmes.

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.

** 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
E-mail: festival@minimalen.com
Web: www.minimalen.com
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