12-01-2021

Call for submissions: New Horizons International Competition 2021

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photo: The Metamorphosis of Birds
, dir. Catarina Vasconcelos / Grand Prix winner of the 20th New Horizons IFF

The 21st edition of the New Horizons International Film Festival will take place in Wrocław, from 22nd July to 1st August 2021. The New Horizons International Competition — a platform where artistic cinema that extends the boundaries set by conventional filmmakers is presented — remains the core element of the festival. The competition is meant for films that constantly push the boundaries of “new horizons”. We look for unique and original narratives, documentaries, essays, and animations that experiment with how the film should look like and communicate with its audience, either following or opposing the traditional concepts. We await creations that demand a vastly different perspective – that provoke to think and feel. Recent winners are The Metamorphosis of Birds by Catarina Vasconcelos, Bait by Mark Jenkin, Holiday by Isabella Eklöf or Western by Valeska Grisebach.

The Competition includes productions that are longer than 60 minutes and have been produced after 1st of January 2020 (that have never been publicly screened in Poland). The festival organizers prefer world, international, and European premieres. The winner of the New Horizons International Competition will be awarded the Grand Prix and a prize of 15,000 EUR. The Festival audience will be offering their award, too. Submissions are now open at nowehoryzonty.pl and will be accepted until 7th of March 2021.

Submission form