Portugal’s FEST New Directors/New Films Festival (not to be confused with the Lincoln Society and MoMA’s similarly titled festival) is reaching its
10th anniversary, and in preparation is assembling a project designed to open paths
for a generation of new filmmakers.
The festival has opened the film submission period, and is currently
accepting feature and short films in different categories. The short film
competition is only open for filmmakers up to and including the age of 30, in
the categories of Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental filmmaking;
while the fiction or documentary feature film competitions are strictly
reserved for first and second feature directors.
Unlike most festivals,
which charge for submissions, New Directors/New Films has no entry fee. The deadline is March 9.
Film submissions may be either completed online or
physically via post. Both submissions forms are available on the submissions section
of their website.
The fest takes place in Espinho, Portugal, running June 24