Selection Committee started accepting applications for participation in the competition program of the XVII International Festival of Cinematographic Debuts “Spirit of Fire”.
Applications for participation in the main competition, competitions “Russian debuts” and “Debut – short-length film” could be submitted until February 11 inclusive.
International Film Festival competition accepts films that meet the following requirements:
• A film should be the first or second full-length work of a director in the field of feature films;
• Films participating in the international competition should not be previously publicly demonstrated on the territory of the Russian Federation;
• The preferred format is DCP with a film in the original language with English subtitles, in case the original language is not English;
• Participation of the film in the international competition provides for the mandatory presence of the director and / or actor-performer of the main part, if the director and / or the main actor-performer could not attend the festival, the festival management reserves the right to leave the film in the competition if the film will be presented by a member of the crew of the leading creative profession.
“Russian debuts” competition accepts films, which are the first work of a director in the field of feature films with a duration of 50 minutes, and have a rental certificate.
“Debut – Short-Length Film” competition accepts films lasting up to 30 minutes.
Films produced not earlier than 01.03.2018 are participating in the competitive programs.
Preference is given to films in DCP format.
Applications and debuts of the international program should be sent to the email address of Boris Nelepo, chairman of the selection committee of the Spirit of Fire: firstname.lastname@example.org. Russian debuts to the address of the curator of the competition Anisya Kazakova: email@example.com.