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khorshid film festival

Call for the 6th Khorshid Independent Short Film Festival

ششمین جشنواره فیلم مستقل «خورشید»
ششمین جشنواره فیلم مستقل «خورشید»

Khorshid independent film festival is specialized for independent and experimental films and its main concern is to introduce and support the best experimental short films so that in this way the international community will be aware of this cinematic event

This festival tries it’s best in the international part to creat an opportunity for successful film-makers of both independent and experimental cinemas to interact with each other and with Iran’s in order to contemplate and consider ways through the development and expansion of this cinema

Festival’s goals

to emphasize on propagation and rising the value of independent experimental short films with creative, pioneer, experimental and artistic approach

To emphasize on the necessity of developing the production of the valuable experimental and creative works in Iranian cinema and introduce this cinema as the innovative and influential cinema of Iran

trying to encourage and develop the private departments partnership to produce and support independent and experimental works

to recognize and support the best independent and experimental productions and introduce these works to the international community

to support the production of works with the theme of honoring the human beings, world and profound humanistic values

to support the production of works with the theme of honoring the nature and environment

try to increase the technical and qualitative level of film makers’ works based on international standards

to support the production of the festival winners’ works

Main sections of the festival

A) independent experimental films’ contest

All independent films (documentaries, experimental short films, animations and vide arts) with an experimental, artistic, modernist, pioneer and innovative structure will be able to participate in this section

-The subject is voluntary, and all productions made by private film-makers, film institutes, personal or governmental departments are allowed to take part in this section

every individual filmmaker can introduce at most 2 films to the festival

the independence of the works will be considered by their contents

*Kharghani’s award (honoring human being)

Regarding the necessity of considering the issues such as: honoring human being, world and profound humanistic values, the 6thedition of Khorshid Independent Short Film Festival invites all short film-makers to consider these subjects in their works, and will grant its Kharghani’s special award to the best short film with the subject of honoring human being

B) article contest-experimental cinema

With the emphasis on gathering the knowledge and experiment of film-makers and also consultation on the field of experimental cinema, this festival is donating a special section to the article contest with the subject of experimental cinema. In addition to the publication of the superior articles, the award for this section will go to the best professional article

Peripheral sections of the festival

A) Running professional workshops

All of the selected film-makers in main contest will be able to take part in all of the professional workshops free of charge

 Since the capacity of the classes is limited, others who are interested in these workshops must pay the tuition and they will be accepted according to the capacity

B)The poster exhibition and contest

Regarding the importance of poster in commercial process of a film, all of the selected film-makers in main contest can deliver their films’ posters to the secretariat of the festival in order to participate in poster exhibition. In closing ceremony of the festival the best poster will be appreciated

C)The exhibition of the artists’ dedicated gifts treasure

This treasure aims to support both holding the festival and production and presentation of independent short films and documentaries. In this exhibition the gifts dedicated by famous Iranian artists to the fund of support for independent short film-makers, will be shown

Appreciation: A successful, experimental and independent Iranian short film-maker will be acknowledged in this section.

The main contest rules and regulations

every individual filmmaker would be able to introduce at most 2 films to the festival

 The maximum running time for short films is 40 minutes and for video arts will be 10 minutes

 All works must be made after january 2015 and this should be their First participation in this festival

it is required to send an e-mail to khorshidfilmfestival@gmail.com , included the film’s link and password in VIMEO and also the director’s name, phone number and e-mail. (Fill the subject section of the e-mail with “international section”)

The article contest rules and regulations

the article in form of a PDF and WORD file along with the name and phone number of the author must be sent to khorshidfilmfestival@gmail.com .(fill in the subject section of the e-mail with “article contest”.)

Accepted format: MP4-H264

Important notices

 Defective files or other formats will not be accepted in selection process

film’s link and password with the (MP4-H264) format and English subtitle are essential

all the works must be sent to khorshidfilmfestival@gmail.com

Awards of main contest

Best experimental short film of the festival: Icon of the festival, certificate of appreciation, production support for the next project, cash prize (۷ million Tomans)

۲nd-ranked experimental short film: certificate of appreciation, cash prize (5 million Tomans)

۳rd-ranked experimental short film: certificate of appreciation, cash prize (3 million Tomans)

Best experimental video of the festival: icon of the festival, certificate of appreciation, cash prize (3 million Tomans)

Persian gulf award: icon of the festival, certificate of appreciation, production support for the next project, cash prize (4 million Tomans)

Kurosh garmsary’s award(best filmmaker in Hormozgan): certificate of appreciation, cash prize (2 million tomans)

Kharghani’s award: icone of the festival, certificate of appreciation, production support for the next project, cash prize (4 million tomans)

Best film poster: certificate of appreciation, cash prize (1 million toman)

Best article: certificate of appreciation, cash prize (1 million Toman)

*In order to support independent film-makers, the above mentioned awards will be granted to directors of the films

*The jury can award other awards in each section

General rules and regulations of participation in the festival

every participant can introduce 2 films to the festival

the 25$ entrance fee is required for accepted films

 The films which fail the required projection and technical standards, will be excluded from the contests

The secretariat of the festival will not accept any responsibility for damages occurred while posting

 After a work is accepted in festival, it is not possible to exclude it from the program

About unpredicted cases which are not mentioned in rules and regulations, any ambiguity or change, this is the festival director who makes the final decision

 Filling the submission form means acceptance of all the rules and regulations

in case of the film acceptance, the film-maker has to send the original file of the film in MP4-H264 format to the festival

 No equivalent prizes will be granted to two films or more

 If the film’s director is more than one, someone as an agent of the group must be introduced to the festival

   If a film is accepted, the producer’s agreement must be sent to the festival

Presence of the director or the agent in closing ceremony means respect to the festival

Timeline of the festival

Submission opens at: 21 Dec, 2016

Deadline: 19 January 2017

The accepted films for the contest will be announced in: February 2017

The festival will be held in: May 2017

Website: www.Khorshidfilmfestival.com

Email address: Khorshidfilmfestival@gmail.com

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