2ANNAS is a non-profit independent international short film festival featuring creative shorts produced by young professional independent filmmakers, film school students, graduates and experimental film projects worldwide. Begun in 1996 as modest film screenings of experimental shorts for youngsters and kids, 2ANNAS has grown into an international event seeking innovative ideas and fresh cinematic solutions from all around the world.
The festival’s objective is to promote non-commercial cinema.
2ANNAS 2010 International competition is open to contributions by filmmakers of all national representations, produced by individuals, international film schools, film studios etc. (with film directors aged 20-35)
International Competition – open to contributions by filmmakers of all national representations, produced by individuals, international film schools, film studios etc. (with film directors aged 20-35);
Baltic Competition – presents works by Baltic directors, showing the newest tendencies and development of Baltic short film and video production with the aim to proceed exchange of ideas and experience among Baltic young filmmakers (with film directors aged 20 – 35);
2ANNAS 2010 will take place in Riga, May 25-30 (there still might be small changes in dates)
Prizes and Awards
The winner of International Competition 2010 will be awarded with:
2000 Euro and "Golden Anna" Statuette from festival's Generalsponsor HANNU PRO
The winner of Baltic Competition 2010 will be awarded with:
1000 Euro and Anna Statuette from festival's Generalsponsor HANNU PRO
Any filmmaker, producer, organization or other party can submit films to the festival. There is no entry fee. To enter a film, please follow given guidelines:
- Fill the entry form online and submit it through festival’s web-page;
- Information will be registered in festival’s data base. You will receive a filled entry form in print format to the e-mail address you have provided;
- Print the completed form, sign it and send it along with a preview copy of the film to the address below:
Deadline for submissions is 26th of March, 2010.
Remember to mark all the dispatches: "For temporary, cultural purposes only. No commercial value."
Please notice: The preview copies will not be returned.
Please, prepare following material before filling the entry form:
1) Synopsis of the film in English;
2) A complete list of dialogue if available (if the work is in English or Latvian);
3) English subtitles (if the work is in another language than English or Latvian);
4) At least 1 photo (jpg).
Admitted are all films and videos of all genres not exceeding a length of 30 minutes. Director's age must be 20-35. In exceptional cases festival reserves the right to accept films of longer duration. For the International Competition films must have been completed on January 1st, 2008 or after. For the Baltic Competition films must have been completed on January 1st, 2009 or after. Films which have been shown or awarded at other international film festivals are allowed to compete. Required format for preview copy is DVD.
One film can be submitted to one prior competition. The selection committee reserves the right to select film in another competition program (in this case festival will inform the person submitting the film). You can submit more than one film to all of the competition programs.
A panelist will select the films for International and Baltic Competition from all entered contributions in April 2010 and will contact the contact persons for the selected films to send the screening copy to the festival until May 7. The required format for screening copies are: BETACAM, DV or DVCAM.
The works not selected for competition programs will not be showed.
In the begining of May 2010 visit www.2annas.lv, where list of all films selected for the competitions will be put online.
The winners will be announced on festival’s web-page and contacted by e-mail shortly after the festival