V.i.Z. Film Fest
«V.i.Z. Film Fest» is Bulgarian monthly IMDB verified online award.

The idea of the award is to become familiar with filmmakers' perception of everyday life and to see how that inspires them to generate personal fresh ideas in such a great art as cinematography.

We hope that participation in our award will help independent and new filmmakers to set their course to success through the great cinematography ocean.

It doesn't matter where you are from or what genre your project represents.

We want to see your vision!
Online Short Film Festival
Any film, or to me any creative endeavour, no matter who you're working with, is, in many cases, a wonderful experience.
Martin Scorsese

Rules & Terms
1. All short films should have a maximum length of 40:59 minutes with credits
2. The genres of short film that we accept are: Drama, Crime/Thriller(it's also included Action), Comedy, Horror, Experimental, Animation, LGBTQ, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, Documentary.
3. All feature films should have a maximum length of 180 minutes with credits.
4. The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).
5. The name(s) to be credited must be included in the cover letter.
6. All short scripts should have a maximum length 42 pages.
7. All short scripts should have a maximum length 180 pages.
8. All pilots should have a maximum length 45 minutes.
9. Films have no premiere requirements or prior screening restrictions that impact Festival eligibility and may have been screened at any number of festivals or other public theatrical exhibitions, broadcast or streamed on television or the Internet, and/or released via any home video or other public distribution platform anywhere in the world;

By submitting the film, the submitter agrees that:
1. "V.i.Z. Film Fest" can use trailer/teaser/film poster/stills excerpt for promotional purpose (but do not release, under any form or circumstances, the full film).
2. Films will not be shown online.
3. Entry fees are non-refundable unless they are covered by the submission protection option, according to the FilmFreeway terms.
4. The submitter owns all the rights to the film.

"V.i.Z. Film Fest" does not accept the following:
1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations, racism, violation of human rights, discrimination of any kind.
2. Films which are made before 2010.
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD).
4. For student fee, it is mandatory the student status evidence (e.g. copy of student card included in the project).
5. The projects that do not follow the rules & terms above can be automatically disqualified at the sole discretion of "V.i.Z. Film Fest".

If you have any questions, please contact us in our Instagram or email. We will be happy to answer.

We accept entries only on FilmFreeway


Best Short Film
Best Short Drama
Best Short LGBTQ
Best Short Comedy
Best Short Crime/Thriller
Best Short Horror
Best Short Sci-fi/Fantasy
Best Short Experimental
Best Short Film Director
Best Short Film Actor
Best Short Film Actress
Best Short Film Cinematography
Best Short Film Screenwriter
Best Short Film Editing
Best Short Film Sound Design
Best Short Film First Time Filmmaker
Best Short Film Documentary
Best Short Film Animation
Best Short Film Original Score


Best Feature Film
Best Feature Documentary
Best Feature Animation


Best TV & Web Series Pilots
Best Personal Work
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script
Best Music Video
Best Trailer
Best Poster


Best Commercial Work
Best Commercial Work: Cultural Impact
Best Commercial: Idea
Best Commercial: Direction
Best Commercial: Casting
Best Commercial: Cinematography
Best Commercial: Editing
Best Commercial: VFX/Animation
Best Commercial: Use of Sound & Music

How does V.i.Z. Film Fest work

You can do it only through FILMFREEWAY website. Click the "SUBMIT" button on the menu of our website and follow the instructions.
At this step, our judges will decide who is "selected" and who is "not selected". They will express their opinion regarding all projects. In both cases you will receive an email with the project status. An email with "Selected" means that you became an official participant of the V.i.Z. Film Fest. If the email is "Not selected" it means that the judges decided not to include your project into the next step. We are very sorry. Don't be upset, everyone has their own vision. But we would definitely like to see your new project next time.
It can be only five "Finalist"in each category except for categories "Best short Film" & "Best Short Director" where will be ten "Finalist". You will receive the second email if your project became "Finalist" in at least one of your chosen categories. If you don't receive the email you are not the one of the lucky five but you were lucky one the step before! That is why we would wait for your new project next time.
"Honorable Mention"

If you have received this email this means that your project did not get the "Finalist" status however judges could not leave such an interesting vision without their attention. This email is an incentive and appreciation of your hard work. Keep up the good job and best of luck in future projects which we would love to see next time.
At this step everything is simple. If you receive an email "Winner" it means that judges have decided that your project is the best in a particular month in a certain category.
Meet our judges
Judges don't actually judge they just express their view.
Anatolii Anatoliev
Screenwriter and actor
Anatolii is the founder of "V.i.Z. Film Fest". He has played a few film roles and series but his passion is screenwriting. His scripts were filmed and had success on different festivals in different countries. He also has experience in screenwriting for cultural and historical projects.
Alexandra Likhacheva
Actress and tutor
Alexandra is a performer in many roles in the cinema and on the theater stage. She is acting instructor and scenic speech tutor. She is the founder of the International Theater Festival "Theaters of the World".
Yurii Onyshchenko
Director and producer
Yurii is the founder of "ONYKAFILMS" production studio and the OFA Festival. He has received international awards as a director, cinematography an as a producer. His vision, creativity and professionalism in filmdom makes his films unique and recognizable.
Irakli Maruashvili
Actor and Singer
Irakli performed of more than dozen roles in series and feature films which includes the main parts. He is also a singer with the big background who was participant of final steps of television music's competitions and a part of music duo.
Mila Scerbacova
Director and sreenwriter
Mila has lived in three countries where she studied filmmaking. She got acquainted with new cultures and various ways of filmmaking. She also significantly increased her vision of the world which was reflected in her projects. She is always in search of new knowledge and experiences.
Ihor Levchenko
Ihor is a theater actor and member of an experimental theater group. He was participating in feature films and short films which were at many international film festivals.
Alex Naumets
Film critic and actor
Alex maintains his personal blog about cinema. He is well aware of the trends of modern art. Pay no regard for his glasses because his vision of cinema is sharp.
Julia Maslenko
Filmmaker, singer,
stage director
Julia is the founder and the head of the acting studio "Art Studio Lampa". Singer and a songwriter under the stage name "Delanima". She is a filmmaker and the stage director.
Remember that all is opinion.
Marcus Aurelius
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