MISSION

MASTER OF ART FILM FESTIVAL

Master of Art is the first international Film Festival on the Balkans for art documentaries. Presenting the best documentaries produced and released after 1.1.2015 in the field of music and dance, theatre and cinema, visual arts and photography, architecture and design, and literature, the MofA Film Festival aims to introduce the contemporary trends to the Bulgarian audience.

The mission of MofA Film Festival is to provide an alternative that defies pop culture content by presenting documentaries – independent films and television productions, to create a venue for professionals in the field of documentary, music, dance, theatre, visual arts, photography, architecture and literature to meet and contribute to mutual dialogue and cooperation. To establish itself as a forum that provides an opportunity for young art school talents to further develop and stimulate their creative performance.

  • Master of Art Film Festival is organised by: Spotlight production company, The National Palace of Culture and “Master of Art” foundation.
  • The festival funds are raised by participation fees, financial subsidies, donations, sponsorship and advertising.
  • The second edition of the festival will be held from 20 to 30 April 2017 in Sofia, Bulgaria – Cinema Lumiere and Cinema Odeon.

REGULATIONS

RULES & TERMS

  • The festival is open to creators of TV and independent documentaries, Art Videos, Art Advertisings and Art Video Games;
  • The festival is a competition;
  • The films participating in the „Master of Art“ Film Festival must not be screened in cinemas or broadcasted on Bulgarian television and / or distributed on DVD on the territory of Bulgaria. No restrictions for screening / broadcasting in other countries;
  • The films must been produced / released after January 1, 2015;
  • The organizers of the Festival set a five-member international jury;
  • The festival jury will determine the winners;
  • Films in any other language rather than English (incl. those in Bulgarian) must have English subtitles. The applicants must provide a file with synchronized English subtitles of the film (for films that are not in English) and a dialogue list (phonogram on text) of the language of origin. The translation in Bulgarian shall be provided by the organisers.

REGISTRATION

The registration of a film must be done as follows:

  • „Film Freeway“;
  • „Click for festivals“;
  • „Filmfestivallife“;
  • „Festhome“;
  • “Withoutabox”

DEADLINES

The deadlines for entries and receipt of films to be considered for selection are:

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE – October 31, 2016;
  • REGULAR DEADLINE – January 31, 2017;
  • LATE DEADLINE – February 17, 2017;
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE – February 27, 2017;

ENTRY FEES

  • EARLYBIRD DEADLINE – October 31, 2016 – € 20 ($ 22);
  • REGULAR DEADLINE – January 31, 2017 – € 30 ($ 33);
  • LATE DEADLINE – February 17, 2017 – € 40 ($ 44)
  • EXTENDED DEADLINE – February 27, 2017 – € 45 ($ 50);
  • Entry fees are non-refundable.

NOTIFICATIONS

The authors of the selected films will be notified on March 1, 2017.

FORMATS

Selected films must be available for screening on one of the following formats – By mail Blu-ray Disc or Hard drive, DCP Online via WeTransfer H264, APPLE PRORES FILE, .mp4.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

  • The screening copies of the selected films must be delivered to the festival before March 20, 2017.
  • All postage expenses if using mail to send Blu-ray Disc or Hard drive with the screening copy are paid by applicants.
  • MofA shall assume no responsibility for loss or damage to any original copy of the film.
  • Selected Films will be shown during the festival screenings.
  • Applicants attest and guarantee that they possess all the necessary rights and authorizations.
  • Following the consent of all copyrights MofA reserves the right to broadcast parts of the films (1 to 3 min) in TV shows with non-commercial purpose.
  • The screening copies of the selected films if they are on Hard Drive will be returned to senders.
  • 2 (two) days accommodation of one selected film representative (director, cameraman or producer) shall be covered by organizers. Travel expenses are borne by the participant.
  • Submitting with „Film Freeway“, „Click for festivals“;, „Filmfestivallife“, „Festhome“,”Withoutabox” the applicant agrees to the terms and conditions of the festival.

CATEGORIES

MUSIC and DANCE

Documentaries about music, composers and musicians – opera, classical, folk, jazz, pop, rock and for dancers, choreographers and dancers – classical ballet, folk, traditional and contemporary dance.

THEATER and CINEMA

Documentaries about theater, acting challenges on the scene, notable filmmakers and actors.

FINE ART and PHOTOGRAPHY

Documentaries on artists and sculptures from different eras, galleries and exhibitions, photographers and photo.

ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN

Documentaries for architects, designers, architectural achievements, historic buildings, interior design past and present.

LITERATURE

Documentaries for writers, poets, and / or their works.

VIDEO ART AND ADVERTISING

This section has a separate prize and the videos are not competing with the movies in the other sections.

ART VIDEO GAMES

This section has a separate prize and not competing with the movies and videos in the other category.

CONTEMPORARY ART, INSTALLATION ART, PROTEST ART

Documentaries about all kind of art produced at the present time; mixed-media constructions or assemblages designed for a specific place and for a temporary period of time; creative works that concern or are produced by activists and social movements.

CALL
FOR
ENTRIES

enter your submissions until
20 FEBRUARY 2017

PROGRAM

APRIL 2017
20-30
COMING SOON


AWARDS

  • „Master of Art“ Award for Best documentary film on Master of Art Film Festival – a statuette and prize bestow by MasterCard;
  • Award for Best documentary in MUSIC and DANCE;
  • Award for Best documentary in THEATER and CINEMA;
  • Award for Best documentary in FINE ART and PHOTOGRAPHY;
  • Award for Best documentary in ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN;
  • Award for Best documentary in LITERATURE;
  • Award for Best documentary in CONTEMPORARY ART, INSTALLATION ART, PROTEST ART
  • „Master of Bulgarian Art Doc“ – „America for Bulgaria Award“ for Best Bulgarian documentary film – a statuette and prize, bestow by „America for Bulgaria“ Foundation;
  • „Master of Short Art“ – for Best short art film – a statuette and prize;
  • „Master of Video Art“ Award for Best Video Art;
  • „Master of Pop Art“ Audience Award;
  • „Master of Art in Video Games“ Award for best Art concept in Video Games;
   
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SPOTLIGHT
November 2015
Contact us:

Nayo Titzin – Artistic Director:
nayo_titzin@hotmail.com, +359 898626212

Lilia Atanasova – Festival Manager:
lilia.atanassova@yahoo.com, + 359 899907715

Pierre Moisan – Art in Video Game:
pierre.moisan@me.com, +1 514-659-6269

Partners

Фондация 'Америка за България'Столична Програма 'Култура'CIELANDKISTITUTO ITALIANO DI CULTURAИнститут СервантесAir France


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