SpeleoFilmFestival 2019

SpeleoFilmFestival 2019

FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT SPELEOLOGICAL FILM 3-15 MINUTES LENGTH


Pazin, Croatia, 22.-24.11.2019.g.

Your story…Your script…Your cave…Your choice… All cavers are welcome!

We will be showing films created by cavers like you from all around the world.

Don’t be shy, join in.


Kontakti (contacts):

e-mail: info.speleofilmfestival@gmail.com

mobile: +385 (0) 98890685 (Damir Basara)

facebook: https://www.facebook.com/speleofilmfestival/


The festival organization committee is pleased to invite speleologists, mountaineers, biologists, geologists, ecologists and everyone who shares our enthusiasm with the secret world of the underground, to send their professional or amateur recorded films to the eighth annual Speleo Film Festival which is going to be held in Pazin, Croatia on November 22-24th, 2019.

By being one of a very few festivals covering speleology topics in the world, the festival has already been given national and international recognition for its quality and consistency. Throughout the years the festival has been supported by the city of Karlovac, the Speleological Commission of the Croatian Mountaineering Association, Croatian Speleological Federation, Zagreb speleological union and Cinema club Karlovac. It introduced authors and films from Argentina, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, Montenegro, Finland, France, Croatia, Iran, Italy, Canada, Colombia, Hungary, Malaysia, Moldova, Germany, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, USA, Turkey and Great Britain.

Speleological film has a significant role in speleological exploration because of its ability to present authentic underground environment in all its beauty, previously accessible only to a small number of specially trained people – speleologists. The value of recorded scenes beyond the surface is even greater if observed from non-specialized viewer’s perspective. Films displayed in recent festivals showed viewers all the beauty of speleological decorations and hidden touristic possibilities the underground holds. They presented the diverse life beyond the surface, acknowledged as one of the bearers of biodiversity in Croatia. They exhibited the results and valuable scientific information from many speleological explorations and expeditions to different, exotic parts of the world and a lot more.

The Speleo Film Festival aims to acquaint fellow speleologists and documentary lovers with all the work and effort put into making a speleological film and possibly attract some future underground explorers among interested viewers.


DO YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE?

All the cavers are welcome! We will be showing films created by cavers like you from all around the world. Don’t be shy, join in.

The deadline for receiving the submissions forms is:
November 17th, 2019.

NO FEE IS REQUIRED TO ENTER (OR ATTEND) THE FESTIVAL AND THE BEST FILMS WILL BE AWARDED.

THEMES:

  • Speleological exploration
  • Science & speleology
  • Biospeleology
  • Cave diving
  • Cave protection
  • Caves & tourism

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Films must be recorded/produced in last three years
  • Films must be less than 15 minutes long, and more than 3 minutes.
  • An individual author can enter with one or two films of required festival genre
  • All applications must contain:
    • Filled in application sheet or online application form
    • Composed film’s summary

Films must be delivered in high resolution(.avi or .mpeg high resolution format) no later than November 17th, 2019. There is also a possibility to send the films via upload service, according to previous agreement with the organizer.


This year SpeleoFilmFestival will be held in Pazin, Croatia from 22-24 of November 2018 together with the annual Croatian cavers metting. There will be a lot of cavers, lectures, exhibitions, movies, fun…and so much more. All information about annual Croatian metting can be found here.


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APPLICATION FORM

By entering the festival, authors give permission to present their films at the SpeleoFilmFestival 2019, as well as to use them to promote the festival.