1-2 COMPETITION/ International feature competition

Section devoted to the first and second feature movies produced after the 1st of January 2014.

All kinds and genres not shorter than 60 mins.

All films need to have English subtitles.

Submission deadline: 3 May 2016

DOC COMPETITION / International full length docs competition

Section devoted to documentary movies, not shorter than 45 min, produced after the 1st of January 2014.

All films need to have English subtitles.

Submission deadline: 3 May 2016

SHORT COMPETITION / aka World shorts & Short anima

This sections are meant for short movies, features and animations from all over the world. We will present commerial, artistic and independent productions. We are looking for works influenced by achievements of the digital world of the 21st century – Internet, cyberspace, new trends in design, fashion and public space, global TV and other inventions of a today’s world. From classic feature, through experimental impressions and 3D animation.

Section for films produced after the 1st of January 2014.

Submission deadline: 20 April 2016 | Extended deadline: 3 May 2016

All films need to have English subtitles.

Submission Pack should contain:

– Preview copy on DVD or BluRay or screener on-line (Vimeo, youtube, etc. / please do not use Wetransfer or Mega – use only streaming platforms/services)

– Filled in and signed entry form submitted on paper or via e-form (below) or an e-mail containg your screening consent, acceptance of the competition regulations and the film details.

Rules & regulations >>

entry_form_PDF | entry_form_DOCX

Send submission pack to:

Sopot Film Festival 2016

Stowarzyszenie Hamulec Bezpieczeństwa

ul. Langiewicza 11

81-737 Sopot


Additional info:

We accept movies only with English subtitles / in English. DVD / BR preview copy won’t be returned to its sender – it will stay in the festival archives. If you’re from outside the EU, please state on your package “For cultural purpose only” (We don’t cover any customs costs). After pre-selection, when accepted, applicant will be asked to send a dialogue list and trailer or a film excerpt no longer than 10% of the total movie time for promotional use (website, TV stations) and other promo material.

All information about handling & transportation of  BR / DCP screening copies will be send directly to all submitters.

You can also submit your movie using one of this service, where we have accounts:

Please be so kind and fill in our online entry form, so that we know you have submitted your work. It will also help us to use this information for the festival catalogue.