2009 Strasbourg International Film Festival: Call For Entries
Straight outta France, the Strasbourg International Film Festival has a mission: To show the works of new and emerging filmmakers. So, if you’re one of them and you got a film: Send it in!
The festival will run in Strasbourg, France this year on Sept. 11-20. I only got word of this fest recently, so unfortunately this post is appearing after the Earlybird Deadline already flew by, but there’s still plenty of time to get your film in. And I’m listing this fest because last year they showed several great underground films, which I’ll mention below. But here are the deadlines:
In 2008, the Strasbourg Fest showed several films reviewed here on the Underground Film Journal, including Julia Ostertag‘s awesomely punk rock Saila and Leo Age’s stylized and sexy Hombre Kabuki. They also screened Alex Orr’s Blood Car, which I haven’t seen personally, but it did win the Best Narrative Feature Award at the 2007 Chicago Underground Film Festival.
Strasbourg also gives out their own awards, including Best Feature, Director, Actor, Documentary and a whole bunch more. Plus, I really like their mission statement:
Our mission is to show the works of new and emerging filmmakers. SiFF will showcase creative, edgy, out-of-the-box and maverick filmmakers in all genres including experimental and avant-garde as well as more traditional dramas, thrillers, romantic comedies, daring documentaries, and wild ride animation.
For submission info, please either visit the official Strasbourg International Film Festival website or just submit via Without a Box.
And check out the Underground Film Journal’s list of film festivals for more great underground fests to submit to.
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I WISH TO WRITE AND ASK YOU ABOUT THE APPLICATION TO STRABOURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
I AM AN UPCOMING FILMMAKER FROM THE PHILIPPINES AND I HAVE JUST FINISHED MY FIRST INDIE MOVIE (DIGITAL). I WANT TO KNOW IF I AM QUALIFIED TO APPLY HENCE I AM NOT FROM EUROPE. AND WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES AND THE REQUIREMENTS?
THANKING YOU IN ADVANCE FOR ANSWERING MY QUESTIONS.
You don’t have to be from Europe to submit. Just link through to the festival above and look for their full submission guidelines there. The Underground Film Journal is not affiliated with the festival, so I can’t tell you all their rules.
Again, this website is not affiliated with this film festival. Go to their website and ask these questions. The link is above.
Thanks for the great write-up! I’m honored.
Felix Honeyfield (fantastic name),
Yes, you qualify! We accept films from around the world and play favorites to fantastic films first and foremost. We are truly an international festival and do not play favorites to any particular area of the world or any particular language. We are simply looking for the best films out there in all and any genres. (Link to last year’s films: http://strasbourgfilmfest.com/films-08a.html)
We most certainly accept docs of all lengths. Many of the docs received are feature length. The length of a film is less important to us then the content. We showed several feature docs last year. The link above will give you an idea of what was screened last year.
All the best,
Thanks for the responses, Christine. That was extremely nice of you.