The 23rd Films from the South Festival will be organized from October 10 to 20, 2013, in co-operation with local cinemas in Oslo.
18 films will compete in the MAIN COMPETITION SECTION – competing for The Silver Mirror Award 2013 and a grant for theatrical release of the film in Norway. 5 films are included in the OUT OF COMPETITION SECTION. 11 documentaries are included in the DOK:SØR COMPETITION SECTION – competing for DVD release in Norway.
If not chosen for Official Selection the entry can still be considered for other sections in the 2013 edition of the festival. Position in programme will be decided by the Artistic Director and all negotiations on screening conditions will be handled by the festivals Programme Coordinator.
Main Competition Entries must not be internationally released earlier than August 1st, 2012. Films must originate from Africa, Asia, the Middle-East or Latin America. Running time cannot be less than 65 minutes. We require notice if the film has had or will have its Norwegian premiere elsewhere than Films from the South.
Deadline for entries is August 1st 2013. No films entering for the festival can be withdrawn after September 1st, 2013. Prints must arrive at the festival office no later than October 1st 2013, or according to written agreements with Print Coordinator.
Screening copy must be provided on DCP, Blu-ray, DigiBeta or according to written agreements with Print Coordinator. Preview copies must be submitted on DVD or be accessible online.
Films must be screened in their original spoken language. If not in English, the film must be presented with English or Norwegian subtitles. If no such subtitled copy is available, the festival can consider using an electronic subtitling system. This will only be considered after agreement with the Print Coordinator.
Included with the entry should be high-resolution film stills, high-resolution trailer for the film, a short biography/filmography of the director and a short synopsis of the film.
The Official Selection Competition Sections will have a jury of three people in each section that will consider all the films during the festival and announce the winner at the Festival Award Gala on Saturday October 19.
Shipping and Customs
Films from the South will cover inbound shipping including any related customs duties for screening copies through our courier TNT. We will also cover outbound shipping if the copy is to be returned to stock. If screening copy is to be returned to another festival or screening facility we require receiver to cover outbound shipping. The festival will be collecting prints from September 1st 2013.
We do not cover shipping fees for preview DVDs. Such DVDs will not be returned unless an agreement has been made in advance.
Contact and Print Delivery Address
Films from the South
Dronningens gate 16
Programme and Print Coordinator
Tel: +47 22 82 24 82