We’re excited to announce a new collaboration with FEST - New Directors New Films Festival in Portugal and are giving away passes for this year’s event (18th-25th June). It’s a great opportunity to get involved in the festival with one of Europe’s leading training programs.
What We’re Offering
We’re giving away 6 FEST - Training Ground passes, including accommodation* just five minutes walk from the festival centre, giving you access to all of the sections and activities of the festival without any additional fees (except for Networking Dinners, though these can be purchased separately).
To apply, simply film yourself (on your phone/camera) telling us a little bit about you, your film career and experience so far, and what you hope to get out of Fest 2018. Then click the link below to the submission page to upload your video application.
Please send in your video introductions by midnight (23:59 PST)
on Monday 23rd April 2018.
After the closing date, we’ll review all applications and let you know if you’ve got one of our places by Monday 30th April.
FEST — New Directors | New Films Festival is a unique gathering and celebration of emerging filmmakers. This annual event in a beach resort of Espinho is the most vibrant film festival in Portugal, focused on the discovery of new talents worldwide.
The Festival is focused on creating a space for up-and-coming filmmakers to show and promote their work, to develop their skills, offering new opportunities, and the chance to develop new audiences for independent cinema. The idea of the event is to provide them with help at the beginning of their professional careers in terms of reaching the audience, enhancing their education and developing their next productions.
The program is divided into three main sections: film screenings (both competitive and non-competitive), Training Ground (an intense 5-day training program for up-and-coming filmmakers with over 30 masterclasses and workshops) and Pitching Forum. However, there is also space for more casual activities, as the festival aims to create an open and relaxed atmosphere for networking and knowledge exchange in an informal context. In addition, there are a number of side sections: Industry Meetings, Filmmakers Corner, Networking Dinners, FESTival Village and FEST Nights.
In 2018, FEST reaches its 14th edition, which will take place between the 18th and 25th of June.
Please send us your video application by midnight (23:59 PST)
on Monday 23rd April 2018.
*Accommodation is pre-booked at Campus 18th Street hostel, a century-old house located in the centre of Espinho, moments from the beach and Centro Multimeios. It covers 6 nights (the dates of FEST - Training Ground, June 19th-25th).
Please note the promotion covers festival passes and accommodation at Campus 18th ONLY. You may upgrade your accommodation at your own cost, should you wish (depending on the availability of places). Flights, transfers, meals and travel insurance are NOT included in this promotion - once awarded your place we suggest you book your flights asap to avoid disappointment.