FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ABOUT IF MY FILM IS SELECTED?

Your film is listed in the Festival’s competitive programmes.

You receive a screening fee for your film. (Note! The screening fee can only be obtained personally by the film representative attending the Festival.)

Your film competes with the other selected titles for a total award fund of 25,000 Euros. (Note! The awards can only be obtained personally by the film representatives attending the Festival.)

Your film is included in our online Industry Guide.

Your film is listed in our Video Library.

You receive 1 personal invitation to the Festival, including:

-         full accommodation (nights & foods)

You receive a special accommodation offer for an accompanying person.

You receive free passes for:

-         Full Festival access

-         All Festival screenings

-         Filmer Forge (Open section)

-         Film Market area

-         Music In The Palace

-         Industry meetings & Festival parties

You present your film to film critics, press & audience.


 WHAT ABOUT IF MY FILM IS NOT SELECTED?

Your film is included in our online Industry Guide.

Your film is listed in our Video Library.

You receive a special accommodation offer for you and an accompanying person.

You receive 2 free passes for:

-         Full Festival access

-         All Festival screenings

-         Filmer Forge (Open section)

-         Film Market area

-         Music In The Palace

-         Industry meetings & Festival parties


WHAT ABOUT A GROUP SUBMISSION BY UNIVERSITIES?

Universities can submit to the Festival a selection of up to three films made by their students without paying an Entry Fee.


WHAT ABOUT A GROUP SUBMISSION BY DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES, FILM INSTITUTIONS ETC.?

Each request is considered separately. Please contact our Festival Manager Ms. Alexandra Tsankova for further details.


CAN I SUBMIT A FILM WITHOUT PAYING AN ENTRY FEE?

Yes. But your film cannot be selected for the competitions and listed in our Industry Guide and Video Library.

If we’re impressed by your film it could participate in our side programme only. Then you will receive 2 invitations for the respective screening. 


I’M A STUDENT AND THE ENTRY FEE IS TOO HIGH FOR ME. MAY IT BE WAIVED?

Please see Q: What about a group submission by universities? and discuss it with your university administration.


HOW CAN I PAY THE ENTRY FEE, IF I DON'T HAVE AN EXISTING PAY PAL ACCOUNT?

You can pay the entry fee via bank transfer to the festival's account. In this case you should send to us a copy of the payment order, enclosed with the preview copy of the submitted film or scanned by e-mail.

Here are our bank account details:

IBAN: BG76SOMB91301013250901
BIC: SOMBBGSF
Municipality Bank
Central Branch
6 Vrabcha Str.,
1000 Sofia,
BULGARIA

Format SFF Foundation

Please give as a reference the title of the submitted film.


WHAT IF I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION?

Simply ask your question here.