Amandus OPEN is the new competition where all of the world is invited to Amandus. The film doesn’t have to be a student film, and it doesn’t have to be associated to the Nordic region. The only requirement is that it is a film made by unestablished filmmakers younger than the age of 26.
Amateur film from all the world
The competition has no limitation on location. Amandus OPEN is reaching out to the whole world!
The films should be considered amateur or student films (Norwegian and Nordic student films can submit to the STUDENT film competition).
A clear definition on what is an amateur film and what is a professional film is difficult to make, so we won’t make any guidence on this, other than to emphasize that the point of the competition is to focus on un-established, young talents from all over the world.
Films that are clearly made by established filmmakers, will be disqualified.
Feel free to elaborate on how your film fits the competition in the submission form.
26 and younger
The competition is only open for filmmakers younger than 26 years old.
Max 30 minutes
The film has to be limited to 30 minutes.
Use of copyright protected music in films
When you submit a film to the competition, all the rights for use of copyrighted material has to be in order. If you use a music track that you don’t own yourself, you need to have this clarified with the artist or the producer.
NCB is the Nordic company that is administrating the rights for the use of music tracks. See their website for more information.
We encourage every film maker to use royalty free music, or, even better, originally composed music.
What do you need for the film submission?
Before you proceed to the submission form, please have this information ready:
- General information about the film (title, duration, language, production year)
- A film description that can be used in the catalog. Try to make a nice and short description of the film that makes the readers want to see it. The text cannot exceed 1000 characters.
- Cast and crew
- A screener of the film
- Any promotional material that is available (image/poster, social media profiles, website etc.). This is optional and can also be sent at a later time.
There’s no point of submitting a film if we aren’t able to see it. The easiest way to submit a screener is to use a streaming service like YouTube or Vimeo.
On YouTube you can choose to make the film unlisted when you upload it, so only the ones with the URL link gets access to the film.
With Vimeo you can also password protect the video. Remember to give us the correct password so we are able to get in. Note that Vimeo has a maximum limit of 500 MB on the free version. To upload bigger files, you need a payed version.
Remember that this is only meant as a screener for the selection committee to see in beforehand. The film doesn’t need to have maximum resolution or the best quality for this purpose (but if the film is admitted to the festival, we would like a copy with maximum quality).
You can also use other services to send the file, like Dropbox, Google Drive, WeTransfer or Filemail. We would then prefer that the file size doesn’t exceed 1 GB.