26th International BALTIC HERRING Short Film Competition

  •  for short films max. 30 min.
  •  for short films with maritime or aqua themes
  • for filmmakers in the Baltic Sea countries

Three competition categories:
● non-professionals ● film students ● professional filmmakers

Deadline: May 31, 2020.

Please find the regulations of the competition below. Good luck!

Films selected to the competition will be announced on festival wepsite on August 5, 2020.

Free submission online: https//www.shortfilmdepot.com/ 

The jury for Baltic Herring 2020:

Risto Kupari, The museum and culture director, City of Rauma
Mari-Anne Mäkelä, Baltic Herring -winner 2019
Orianna Aristiza`bal, Raumars-artist Columbia
Leena Vainio, Raumars-artist
Tarmo Hotanen, will work as a jury’s coordinator.

REGULATIONS

Baltic Herring Short Film Competition is intended for the filmmakers in the Baltic Sea countries: Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

Films offered for the competition should have a maritime or aqua theme.

Three competition categories:

Non-professional filmmakers

  • open for amateur filmmakers

Professional filmmakers

  • open for professional filmmakers

Student filmmakers

  • open for students of audiovisual/ media schools

One film may compete only in one category.

Maximum duration of the film is 30 minutes.

Baltic Herring Short Film Competion

The filmmakers are responsible for the recording permissions and reimbursements of the possible copyright protected material in the film content.

If your film will be selected to the Baltic Herring competition

● festival organisers will inform about the selection and contact the directors of the selected short films

● we will need a.s.a.p. your film with English subtitles for the festival screening compilations

The short films selected to the competition will be screened for the international jury and the festival audience of the 27th Blue Sea Film Festival in Rauma, Finland, on August 20 – 23. 2020.

The International Jury will award the best short films with money prizes.

The very best short film of the competition will also win the Golden Baltic Herring Award, a ceramic sculpture designed by Kaarina Selin. The former winners have named it as the “Baltic Herring Oscar”.

Also the festival audience has a chance to vote for their favourite and win film-related prizes.

The International Jury of the Baltic Herring Short Film Competition 2020 will be announced later on this page.

More information

Tarmo Hotanen
tarmo.hotanen@gmail.com
tel: +358 44 584 3009

The filmmakers are responsible for the recording permissions and reimbursements of the possible copyright protected material in the film content.

If your film will be selected to the Baltic Herring competition

● festival organisers will inform about the selection and contact the directors of the selected short films

● we will need a.s.a.p. your film with English subtitles for the festival screening compilations

The short films selected to the competition will be screened for the international jury and the festival audience of the 27th Blue Sea Film Festival in Rauma, Finland, on August 20 – 23. 2020.

The International Jury will award the best short films with money prizes.

The very best short film of the competition will also win the Golden Baltic Herring Award, a ceramic sculpture designed by Kaarina Selin. The former winners have named it as the “Baltic Herring Oscar”.

Also the festival audience has a chance to vote for their favourite and win film-related prizes.

The International Jury of the Baltic Herring Short Film Competition 2020 will be announced later on this page.

More information

Tarmo Hotanen
tarmo.hotanen@gmail.com
tel: +358 44 584 3009