Present your film to outstanding specialists. Submit your project to the New Horizons Competition

    Nobel Prize laureate Olga Tokarczuk, laureate of the Golden Bear Adina Pintilie, award-winning theater director Monika Strzepka, winner of the Gdynia’s Golden Lions Agnieszka Smoczynska and program director of the Sundance festival Kim Yutani – these are just a few outstanding figures from a wide group of artists who used to be members of the jury of the New Horizons International Competition. The call for submissions for this year’s edition of the Competition lasts until March 20. The jury will also be excellent this year, more details soon.

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    What is the New Horizons International Competition?

    The NHIC is the core of the New Horizons International Film Festival; it’s a platform where artistic cinema that extends the boundaries set by conventional filmmakers is presented. The competition is meant for films that constantly push the boundaries of “new horizons.” We look for unique and original narratives, documentaries, essays, and animations that experiment with how the film should look like and communicate with its audience, either following or opposing the traditional concepts. We await creations that demand a vastly different perspective – that provoke to think and feel. Recent winners are Theo and metamorphosis by Damien Odoul, The Metamorphosis of Birds by Catarina Vasconcelos, Bait by Mark Jenkin, Holiday by Isabella Eklöf or Western by Valeska Grisebach.

    The Competition includes productions that are longer than 60 minutes and have been produced after 1st of January 2021 (that have never been publicly screened in Poland). The festival organizers prefer world, international, and European premieres. The winner of the New Horizons International Competition will be awarded the Grand Prix and a prize of 15,000 EUR. The Festival audience will be offering their award, too. Submissions are now open at nowehoryzonty.pl and will be accepted until 20th of March 2022.

    The 22nd New Horizons International Film Festival will be held on July 21-31 in Wroclaw, Poland.