Super International Teenager Film Festival
Super! is the festival showing shorts made by teenagers, full of art, movies, workshops, courses and parties! Super started in 2013, out of the wish of some teenagers to have a space to screen their films and to meet other people who have the same passions as they do.
What makes Super SUPER, what makes it unique is that only teenagers can screen their films here, so it is all about in-born talent, about passion and not about sophisticated film schools or artificial technique. We don’t have big budgets or high-tech equipment, but our shorts are immediate reactions to the world we live in, experiments in which other young people can find their own ideas and problems. The festival encourages youth to make film- both beginners, who are encouraged through workshops, and teenagers who are already making films, through our screenings and awards.
Super has got to exist due to the lack of cinema-related education in schools, and thus youth needs the impulse to start shooting and making great films. Young people need to know they have a place where to screen their shorts.
Rules & Terms
Who is eligible for submitting films to the festival? Super! is a festival which screens films directed by teenagers, ages 14 to 19, who have not yet enrolled in college.
Film Criteria. The festival accepts films of any genre or thematic, but must not be more than 40 minutes in length. However, if you do decide to submit a film longer than 40 minutes, do not fear, for a special screening could be organized just for your film! Also, keep in mind that if the films are not presented in English, they require English subtitles. We do not accept films which endorse any kind of hate or discrimination (based on race, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, ethnicity, nationality etc).
Deadlines. Submissions will be received from February 7th to April 20th 2015. The selection of the films will take place before May 10th, which is when the selected films will be announced both on the Super! website and Facebook page.
What categories can films fall in? Films can be accepted into the competition or screened as a part of various projections, each with a different theme. These projections will be categories which won’t be judged for the competition.
A synopsis of your film, 100 words tops
The context of your film (How/why did you make it? Was it an extracurricular activity? A certain cinematography program you took part in? Did you make it for school purposes?)
Post-selection. Once your film has been selected to be screened, you cannot withdraw it from the festival. Once the selection has been made, the directors of the films selected must be prepared to provide additional information as well as the film in a format adequate for screening, requested by the respective cinema, such as Quicktime, MP4, MPEG, etc. This ensures that the screenings will be viewed in the highest quality possible.
Prizes. The films deemed the best will be awarded the Super! prize, an honorable mention from the jury, or the public’s choice award. The jury will be made up of adults who are active members of the romanian film industry.
Super’s use of your sent materials. The festival will be able to use fragments of your film (1 minute tops) for promotional clips. A single film can be screened up to 5 times during the duration of the festival.
Even though we do stress the importance of these guidelines, we don’t want to miss any really good films because they didn’t comply to our rules, so please contact us for any questions you might have or if you want to send ”non-conforming” films ( email@example.com).