NexT International Film Festival, 6th edition, Romania

Deadline: 15 December 2011
Open to: Filmmakers from all around the world
Prizes: Up to 4000 Euro


The 6th edition of NexT International Film Festival will take place in Bucharest from March 28 to April 1, 2012.

NexT International Film Festival celebrates innovative and creative filmmaking from all around the world. The goal of NexT IFF is to discover and promote today the major talents of tomorrow’s international cinema.

For the first time, the call for entries is open not only for the competition, but also for three special off competition programs: NexT ImaginariaNexT Dance and NexT Kids.

NexT Imaginaria

A program to explore parallel universes, fantasy worlds, alternative history, utopias and dystopias, haunting visions and dark fears for a night to remember at NexT 2012. An international off competition program open to sci-fi, fantasy, horror, extreme action or simply fantastic out-of-the-box films to open your mind and dare you to dream!

Maximum duration of submitted films: 60 minutes.

The films must be completed after January 1st 2010.

NexT Dance

From good ol’ school musicals to hot pop, from street dance & hip hop to classical ballet & contemporary choreography, we welcome international narrative short films that spice up their story with a splash of music & dance, for a very special night at NexT 2012. Our goal: a 2-hour off competition program to electrify our audience and make them go home humming and swinging.

Maximum duration of submitted films: 60 minutes.

The films must be completed after January 1st 2010.

NexT Kids

A special program for the youngest hearts at NexT 2012, designed to make them experience smart and fascinating short films: an opportunity for 5 to 12 year olds to discover cinema through creative animations and live action short films from all around the world. The screenings will be followed by hands-on special activities related to the films in the program.

Maximum duration: 10 minutes.

For this section only, there is no time limit regarding the completion date of the films.


NexT calls for entries of narrative films (live action and animation) up to 60 minutes completed after January 1st, 2010. Documentaries, film essays, video installations and music videos will not be considered for the competition.


Awards for the films selected in the competition:

  • NexT Trophy – 4000 Euro
  • “Cristian Nemescu” Best Directing Award – 2000 Euro
  • “Andrei Toncu” Best Soundtrack Award – 2000 Euro
  • Best Romanian Film – 1000 Euro

NexT covers accommodation and travel expenses (%) for the director / sound-designer of the films in competition.


You can apply by downloading the application form and sending it, with the DVD PAL screeners, to the following address:

NexT Cultural Society
179 Traian Street
024043, Bucharest

For further details, read the regulations of NexT International Film Festival 2012.

Deadline for entry is 15 December 2011.

Besides the competition and the off competition programs, NexT also presents a series of seminars on directing, sound-design, production & distribution, script-writing etc. offered free of charge to the participants.

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