For filmmakers


It is possible to subscribe to the competition by registration and completing of the registration form in the film registration system and then by sending the film online until June 30.

When filling out the form you will be required to briefly state the film content in English and other promotional materials for the catalogue (stills, or. the shooting, user profile, or. photograph of the author.)

The results of the selection process will be published during September – on the website, via e-mail system and in our film registration program.


1. The competition is open to short fictional (1-30 min) films that have not been produced commercially or for commercial use. Advertising or promotional shorts will NOT be accepted for competition. In the case of any dispute, the decision of the selection committee will be final.

2. Submitted films must be no more than three years old. Films previously sent to this competition are not eligible. In the case of any dispute, the decision of the selection committee will be final.

3. The acceptance of a film for competition entitles one representative of the production team (e.g. director) to participate in the competition, which means that the accommodation expenses will be paid for by the organizer. Travel expenses will be dealt with individually.

Various accompanying events arranged by the festival committee are also part of the programme. Accompanying events are free of charge for all official participants.


If it's more convenient for you to send your film for pre-selection using the internet (for example posting it on FTP, or with password), enter the URL and password into field form. The submission is used for pre-selection purposes only and will not be given or screened to any third party.

1. Participants send films and film media to the competition at their own expense to the organiser’s address as given at the bottom of this page.

2. The organizer doesn’t return the DVDs / BluRay and videos. Returning of films (16mm) will be handled as follows: to attending participants – at the end of the competition screenings on October 19 (Saturday evening) or on October 20 (Sunday morning); to non-attending filmmakers – by post (and through customs in the case of foreign films), within a maximum of 21 days after the end of the competition. A longer return period primarily concerns films which must go through customs (where the value of the package is high or must be determined).

3. The organizer does not guarantee the postal delivery time; therefore, it is essential to allow for enough time for the transfer of your film between festivals. We are not responsible for transferring your film to another festival within a short time frame. If the filmmaker requires express delivery of the film, full expenses will be charged.

4. The organiser is not liable for any loss or damage to film media during shipping.

5. All film media will be treated with the utmost care; however, the organiser is not responsible for any accidental loss or damage.

6. The organiser reserves the right to make copies of selected films for its archives and for promotional purposes.

7. The organiser reserves the right to use short passages from selected films for the documentation and promotion of the BRNO16 festival in the media.


Films selected for the competition are necessary to send in these formats:

The digital version must be in this data formats:

HD - codec H264 - mp4, mkv

SD - codec mpg2, DivX, Xvid – avi

Timing - 24 fps

Classical (non-digital) format

16 mm, frequency 24 pic/sec

Sound - magnetic or optical recording directly into a movie

Films must be accompanied by introductory and closing titles (title and author), filmstrips by a leader and must be wound on screening reels.



1. Online
- through FTP - after registration in film registration system, write for the password to FTP on email: or

- through internet - - only 2 GB

2. Via post - CD / DVD / BluRay, finalized for all regions

to address:
TIC BRNO, p. o.
Radnická 365/2
602 00 Brno
Czech Republic

These media must meet the following conditions:
1. English subtitles.

The films with spoken word must be accompanied by (or sent by email) subtitles preferably in electronic form, incl. timing. This will reduce possible errors during the screening of your film.

2. The film length can be from 1 to 25 minutes.

3. All materials must be properly labelled (the title of film, filmmaker, format, speed, running time and year of production).

Note: Please write “no commercial value and for festival use only” on the customs declarations.


All films submitted to the competition must go through the selection process.

* The Main Award – awarded by the international jury - financial reward: 750 EUR
* The Student Jury Award – awarded by the student jury - financial reward: 380 EUR
* The Czecho-slovakian Jury Award - awarded by the international jury (Czech, Slovakian and other) - financial reward: 380 EUR
* The Audience Award - choosed by voting of visitors - financial reward: 380 EUR

The decisions of the selection committee and the international juries are final.