Short Film Competition: Competition information

the 24th edition of International BALTIC HERRING Short Film Competition


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● 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 ● students ● professional filmmakers

Deadline: June 1, 2018

Regulations and online submission form below.
Good luck!

Films selected to the competition will be announced on August 3, 2018 on this page.

Baltic Herring Short Film Competition 2018


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.

There are 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.

    There are no limitations to the original format of the film.

    Submit your film to Baltic Herring short film competition as follows:

  • fill in the online submission form
    (you must fill in a submission form for each film submitted)
  • send the Youtube/ Vimeo link to the video
  • deadline for the submission is June 1, 2018
  • English subtitles or a synopsis of the film in English is required

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

    The films selected to the competition will be announced on August 3, 2018 on this page.

    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. a copy 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 25th Blue Sea Film Festival in Rauma, Finland, on August 23–26, 2018.

    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 favorite and win film-related prizes.

    The International Jury of the Baltic Herring Short Film Competition 2018 will be announced
    later on this page.


      More information

      Tarmo Hotanen

      tel: +358 44 584 3009