Amateurs strike back ! (1)


30 Aug 2020
Call for entries

10 Sep 2020
Festival closed

15 Sep 2020
Notification date

18 Sep 2020
20 Sep 2020


Terazije 40,  11000, Belgrade, Serbia, Serbia

Festival description
Short film festival 90'<
Feature film festival 90'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  90'<
 Feature Films  90'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 September 2020      Festival end: 20 September 2020

Amateurs strike back! is the first international film festival of amateur and low budget film to be held in one of the world's oldest cinemas, the Cinema Zvezda in Belgrade, Serbia. Theatre was seized by young film makers, artists and locals during the winter of 2014. in an event known as "the cinema Zvezda occupation" , which was wrote about in Guardian, LA times, Monde and was supported by many regional directors and artists.

Our team will select seven films to be screened on the big screen during the festival, which runs from September 18th. to 20.9. The special jury will vote for the winning film, which will be awarded a cash prize of 500 euros and 7 days of screening in our cinema.

It doesn't matter if you consider yourself the new Andy Warhol or Tommy Wiseau aesthetic is closer to you, we accept underground, trash, experimental, erotic and narrative films made without or with very limited budget !

COVID-19 Note !
None of the "Amateurs strike back" live events will be cancelled !
If there is a rising indications they could be postponed due to the situation, participants will be noticed in advance !

Best amateur film:
Strongest fist Award !
500 EUR cash prize

All genres are accepted with a maximum length of 90 minutes.

The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:

1. Amateurs strike back FF can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills or BTS for promotional purpose.

2. Entry fees are non-refundable unless they are covered by the submission protection option, according to the Festhome terms.

3. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.

4. The submitter cannot withdraw the submission after the official selection announcement.

5. The information about the entries can be disclosed to ISF-LA associated film festivals, namely the upcoming other cities-based ISF.



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