From October 23rd to November 1st, we open the gate to a magical world and show beyond your imagination. According to your tastes, you can choose to discover a short part of our selection or to explore a multitude of films that may transform the stories’ reality with yours.You have a film or web serie that could interest us? Make it happen! Imagine your story. Join our story. Become the story.
Oblikon Film Festival is open to anyone who have made a short film or a web serie (minimum one episode) of 20 minutes or less. Whether your film is fiction, animation, french or international, you can participate, regardless of the budget dedicated to it.
The selected films will be announced on September 30th. They will be visible from October 23rd of october to November 1st 2020, on the festival site. The winners will have the chance to see their film shown in a great cinema in Paris in addition to great cash prizes.
You can read here the detailed conditions for the participation to the festival.
Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds. Movies are the memories of our life time, we need to keep them alive.
SHORTS OF FICTION AND ANIMATION
The short films are the future because they are the first steps of a filmmaker. François Truffaut, Ridley Scott, Christopher Nolan and so many others directed shorts before becoming at the headliners acclaimed by the public and critics today.
In the selection committee, we love all kinds of films, from science fiction to intimate drama, through the horrifying thriller … What interests us most is the boldness, narrative and / or visuals. We want to discover fictions and animated films that surprise us, upset or amaze us.
WEB SERIES EPISODES
The web series represents the future in the sense that it is an innovative format, in tune with the times, which is attracting more and more industry players (televisions, companies, press groups …). Since the early 2000s, several web series have established themselves as cult, ambitious, and sometimes far superior than the proposals made in feature films. Authors like Damon Lindelof, J.J. Abrams, David Simon and Ryan Murphy have stood out with their complex and exciting creations.
Your web series must have at least one episode, but if you have several, it’s great too! The selection is made on the basis of the first episode. The jury reserves the right to watch or not the following episodes to decide the winner.
THE DIFFERENT COMPETITIONS AND CATEGORIES
We created three separate competitions:
- Short fiction films
- Animated short films
- Web series
In addition to these three main categories, there are three others prizes:
- Jury Prize – Short French work (short or web series – automatically qualified when registering in one of the previous categories)
- Jury Prize – Short international work (short or web series – automatically qualified when registering in one of the previous categories)
- Best director (short or web series – Additional category, it is necessary to register in one of the main categories to register in this one)
There are therefore a total of six prizes: two are dedicated to short films, one is awarded to web series, and three prizes which can be awarded to a work of one or the other format. But that’s not all!
PRIZES AND AWARDS
In total, at least € 1,000 in endowments will be allocated during the festival.
500€ in Cash Prize
Best short fiction film
Best animated short film
Best web serie
Jury Prize – Short French work (short or web series)
Jury Prize – Short international work (short or web serie)
€ 1,000 worth of dotation from our partner
All the selected projects at the festival allow their director to benefit, free of charge, a script-doctor service of our partner Devenir-Realisateur.com (worth 69 €). It is a written feedback of a one- to two-page reading sheet as well as an hour of visio conference talk about the script.
All the films selected also benefit from an official laurel via FilmFreeway.
The winners will be announced on October 31, 2020 by our jury, during a live online event. The public will have the possibility to enjoy the whole selection for 24 hours.
We are honored to be part of the GOLD festivals on FilmFreeway, which allows program members to register their film with a great discount on registration fees.