Documentary film contest open

Filmmakers from around the world are invited to submit their work to an international film competition.

The International Documentary Film Festival Flahertiana is accepting entries for its 2018 contest. The festival, named in honor of American filmmaker Robert J. Flaherty, will take place Sept. 14 to 20 in Perm, Russia.

The winner of the best documentary prize will receive RUB250,000 (US$4,455). Winners of the best new subject award and best artistic solution award will each receive RUB75,000 (US$1,336). Directors can choose to receive their cash prizes in rubles, dollars or euros.

Entries must reflect the documentary style of Robert Flaherty and his film „Nanook of the North.” Submissions in languages other than English should include English subtitles. All submissions must have been released after Jan. 1, 2017.

The festival will cover transport costs and three days of accommodation in Perm for directors whose documentaries are selected for the international competition.

The deadline to submit films is May 10.

For more information on how to enter, click here.

(sursa: International Journalists’ Network)