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THE 355 FILM AWARD
The Stoyan Kambarev Art Foundation celebrates its 10 year anniversary with challenge to young filmmakers!
ABOUT THE AWARD     JURY     APPLY     FINALISTS     TERMS AND CONDITIONS

THE 355

FILM AWARD

3 Filmmakers chosen by a professional international jury
5 To produce a five minute film
5 Shot, edit and posted in five days

One winner, wholl be chosen be a live interactive audience vote during the 10th Stoyan Kambarev Art Award Official Ceremony on the 17th of April 2019.
The winner of The 355 Film Award will receive a statuette and 10 000 leva in cash and production services for his next short film. The prizes provided by the Stoyan Kambarev Art Foundation, and its partners Nova Film, UFO Film and Television Studios and ARS DIGITAL Studio.

Apply now!

MAIN CONDITIONS

  1. The 3 finalists chosen will shall shoot a 5-minute film in 5 days with the following technical specifications:
    Full HD / 1920x1080, 48KHz, 24bits
  2. In honor of Stoyan Kambarevs Art Foundation 10th anniversary the title of the film must include the number "10", while each participant may choose his own subject and follow up or preliminary title.
  3. Each film may use the filmmaker's original script, or adaptations of works in public domain.
  4. For all participants the Foundation may provide if necessarry 2 shooting days at the studios and back-lot of our partner UFO Film and Television Studios, with a possibility of using sets, camera, lighting, sound equipment, props and wardrobe.
  5. Shootings may be done outside of the studios, alas in that case no inventory is provided. A representative of the Foundation will be present during production to verify the schedule and originality of the project for The 355 Film Award.
  6. No material shot before the official start of the shootings will be accepted.
  7. The film must be submitted no later than 11:59PM on the 5th day.
  8. The official premiere of the 3 films will be held during the 10th Stoyan Kambarev Art Award Official Ceremony, which will take place in the Central Military Club in Sofia on 17th of April 2019.
  9. The films will be shown on a National TV Broadcaster thus all actors must have signed releases provided by the Foundation.
  10. Besides the film, the 3 finalists will have to shoot a 1-minute personal video presentation, in which they present themselves and the film. For reference you can watch this 3-minute presentation.

eligibility

All Bulgarian filmmakers in the age between 18 and 30.

You must have made at least 1 previous short film or music video.

The film could be made by a team, but the materials must be submitted by a single participant.

Group submissions are not allowed.

Every participant may submit only once.

Everyone with a passion for cinema is welcome!

entry rules

To apply for the competition, you need to submit:

  1. A synopsis in Bulgarian and English up to 500 words.
  2. A link to a video (uploaded on YouTube or Vimeo) with a director explication and a concept of the film, shot with a camera or a smartphone up to 60 seconds.
    The video must be subtitled in English. Its only needed for the jury and could be hidden from public viewing.
  3. A link to a selected previous short film (music video) of the participant made in the last 3 years.
  4. CV in Bulgarian and English up to 200 words.

Apply now!

jury

The three finalists will be chosen by a 9-member professional International Jury from the movie industry:

PHILLIP ROTH - producer, writer, director - UFO Film and Television Studios (USA)

THOMAS P. VITALE - producer, writer UNIVERSAL SYFY Network (USA)

JEFFERY BEACH - producer, writer UFO Film and Television Studios (USA)

DON MICHAEL PAUL - director, writer - UNIVERSAL (USA)

DESSY TENEKEDJIEVA - actress, director, producer - NOVA Film (Bulgaria)

MARK SUMMERS - international casting director - Mark Summers Casting Directors & Management (UK)

STANISLAV SEMERDJIEV - writer, producer, rector of NATFA (Bulgaria)

IVAN TONEV - producer, cinematographer - ARS DIGITAL Studio (Bulgaria)

VALERIA STOYKOVA - producer - MatchPoint Production (Bulgaria)

More about the jury

Each member of the jury will choose his 3 favorites by voting with 3, 2 and 1 points respectively for first, second and third place. Then all the points are summed up and the 3 finalists with the highest number of points are selected.

evaluation

Were searching for participants with high motivation, desire and passion for cinema. The evaluation criteria of the applications will be quality and clarity of the synopsis, originality in the content, creativity in using the number "10" in the plot. Winning the jurys attention with the 60-seconds director's explication video will be crucial for the final decision and choice of finalists.

audience voting

The audience of the 10th Stoyan Kambarev Art Award Official Ceremony, which will take place in the Central Military Club in Sofia on 17th of April 2019 will have the sole role in choosing the winner of The 355 Film Award.

dates and deadlines

Applications are accepted between 15th of February and 15th of March 2019.

The three finalists will be announced on 25th of March 2019 on Art Foundation Stoyan Kambarevs official website, on Art Foundation Stoyan Kambarevs official Facebook page and on the media.

Shooting schedule in UFO Film and Television Studios

First finalist: 01.04 and 02.04
The film must be submitted not later than 11:50PM on 5th of April 2019

Second finalist: 03.04 and 04.04
The film must be submitted not later than 11:50PM on tth of April 2019

Third finalist: 05.04 and 06.04
The film must be submitted not later than 11:50PM on 9th of April 2019

contact

Ivaylo Dragnev

Project manager

+359 87 913 4163

foundationkambarev@gmail.com



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