Baltic Herring Short Film Competition is open for filmmakers in the Baltic Sea countries + Iceland: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia and Sweden + Iceland.
Films offered for the competition should have a maritime or aqua theme – we are looking for films about water.
Maximum duration of the film is 30 minutes.
Submission deadline is May 31, 2022.
Competition categories are:
1. Amateur filmmakers
• open for amateur filmmakers
2. Professional filmmakers
• open for professional filmmakers
3. Film students
• open for students of media and film schools – please tell the name of your school
One film may compete in one category only.
There are no limitations to the original format of the film.
Subtitles or 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 list of films selected into the 28th Baltic Herring short film competition will be announced on August 5, 2022 on festival finalists website.
IF YOUR FILM WILL BE SELECTED INTO THE 28TH BALTIC HERRING SHORT FILM COMPETITION:
● we will need the film with English subtitles for the festival screenings a.s.a.p.
● screening format: Digital File (MP4 preferred)
The short films selected to the competition will be screened for the international jury and the festival audience at the 29th Blue Sea Film Festival in Rauma, Finland, on August 18–21, 2022.
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. The previous winners have named it as the “Baltic Herring Oscar”. Also the festival audience has a chance to vote for their favourite short film and win film-related prizes.
Competitions international jury
Saara Hakkarainen, Baltic Herring winner 2021
Maira Dobele, Latvia
Dylan Glatthorn, Yhdysvallat, composer, Raumars-artist
Colette Krogol, Yhdysvallat, dancer, Raumars-artist
Matt Reeves, Yhdysvallat, dancer, Raumars-artist
Tarmo Hotanen, Baltic Herring-coordinator
Mr. Tarmo Hotanen, email@example.com, tel: +358 44 584 3009