1.The Annual Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival is an
artistic and scientific event, an important link between documentary film makers and
anthropologists of the East and West. The aim of the festival in general is to support
cultural survival of peoples. Only documentary films and videos of high value and quality,
recording human activities in social, historical or ecological context are accepted for
2. We don't accept films which are against human values or encourage
hatred and discrimination between races, neighbors and nations. Films of high level of
creativity, a rigorous scientific content or of new forms of audiovisual expression will
3. The length of films
for the competition category is not limited. Films which have not been selected for
competition might be shown in the information program of the festival.
4. Competition films must
be on 35 mm or l6mm positive prints, on Beta SP or DVD videocassettes. There are no
restrictions concerning films shown and awarded at other festivals, as well as the dates
of their first public screenings and the year of production.
5. Entries will be
accepted if those arrive not later than APRIL, 1, 2004. Forwarded to April 1, 2004.
6. The festival doesn`t
return preview VHS cassettes of selected films. These videocassettes will stay
in the library of the festival located in the Museum of New Art of Pärnu for
educational use only.
7. A completed entry
form, a transcription list in English, 2 photos from each film and a VHS videocassette
must be sent on the address:
Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival
P.O. Box A
Submission could be done also via internet but the entry can't be completed without a VHS
cassette sent by mail.
8. The official language
of the festival is English.
9. The organizers will
nominate the jury members who are outstanding film makers and scientists from different
10. Festival prizes.
There are 4 categories of competition.
- Grand Prize for the best film of the
- Prize for the best film on survival of
- Prize for the best scientific documentary;
- Prize for the best art documentary.
- Prize for the best children documentary.
- Prize for the best Estonian documentary.
11. Our festival has one
very special prize. This is the ESTONIAN PEOPLE'S AWARD.
During the festival a
selected program of outstanding documentaries will be broadcast on Estonian TV and during
the last night the TV-audience will be voting for the best film to be awarded with the
ESTONIAN PEOPLE'S AWARD.
12. The authors of the
films selected to the competitions will be invited to the festival. Films should be
brought to the festival as part of the participant's personal luggage. Authors, unable to
attend the festival, should send their prints by mail. Only the cost of return shipping
will be paid by the festival. The deadline for arrival of prints is June, l5. The festival
can't cover the international insurance costs of the prints, but the owners can pay it
13. Festival is unable to cover travel
expenses of film makers. Festival will provide one author whose films are selected to the
competition program with 4 day-long-stays in hotel.