For our 2nd year running we have merged some of the sections and added a feature film category. However, as we are aiming to provide a platform for those who often fund their own projects or have limited funding available to them, we are looking to attract submissions from micro budget feature film productions. The following awards will be part of our 2024 line-up:
• B Reel (Shorts) (max. budget 10,000 EUR)
• Fictional Shorts (min. budget 10,001 EUR)
• Fictional Micro Budget Feature Films (max. budget 100,000 EUR)
• Short Docs
In addition to the section awards, there are the following awards categories:
• Best Actor in a Leading Role
• Best Actor in a Supporting Role
• Best Director
• Best Cinematography
• Best Editing
• Best Production Sound
We will be operating over the course of two days again. Screenings will be shown at different time slots in different screens, so visitors get the chance to watch everything they are interested in seeing. In addition to this there will be a filmmaking clinic and other events, both for filmmakers and audience alike. The foyer will be a place to meet and greet people or to simply hang out and enjoy the atmosphere. There will be a small opening gala as well as an awards ceremony, just like last year.
Of course, 2024 will also include a number of special events for film buffs, ink lovers and those who simply love good company. Only this year everything will be in one place at the same time with a screenign schedule.
We will be announcing the final schedule here, once we have selected all the films for our competitions, so stay tuned!
RULES & TERMS
... we can only accept submissions via Filmfreeway ...
1- In order to submit a film, you must own the rights or have power of attorney from the owner.
2- All fees are non-refundable.
3- The Festival relationship will exclusively be related to the film submitter.
4- Maximum length allowed for shorts is 20 minutes, for feature films the minimum running time is 60 minutes and the maximum running time is 100 minutes.
5- Any Foreign film that is not in German or English must have English subtitles.
6- UNDERDOG FILM FESTIVAL and its affiliates will not be responsible for damaged copies.
7- A DCP, BlueRay or DVD copy of the film might be required for the screening.
8- A screening copy will be requested for the live Events with English and/or German subtitles.
9- Students must present a valid Student ID in order to receive our student discount.
10- Not all the submissions are selected for the Official Competition.
11- UNDERDOG FILM FESTIVAL can consider any film to be disqualified if the festival considers the content inappropriate.
12- Filmmakers must submit their project in any of the Official Competitions. All films submitted in any OFFICIAL COMPETITION will be considered in all Technical & Performance Categories with no extra cost.
13- A fee is required for the official Competitions Submission. For our payment structure visit FILMFREEWAY.COM
14- Submitting your film, you authorize UNDERDOG FILM FESTIVAL to use, distribute and share the film poster, trailer, synopsis and movie stills in our social media.
15- The applicants (submitters) must accept UNDERDOG FILM FESTIVAL’s Rules and Terms.