First Festival Edition

From 10 September 2024

Until 15 September 2024

Invited Films

Please read thoroughly and entirely the Rules and Regulations, and kindly let us know if you accept or decline our invitation of having your film participate in the festival – by kindly replying to our e-mail message containing the Festival Participation Invitation as soon as possible (preferably within three days – but kindly not later than one week – from the date of the respective message).

A) In case that you decline the Participation Invitation, your film will be removed from the list of selected films.

B) In case that you accept the Participation Invitation, please follow the entire mandatory procedure here below thoroughly:

1. Kindly download and print the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment displayed at the bottom of this page.

Important Instructions on how to print the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment:
When printing the document, please make sure that all ink cartridges work – if you print in colour. Or, if only the black ink cartridge works, please make sure that you choose the black-and-white print function on your printer – so that even the company logotype as well as the blue lines at the top and at the bottom of the document will get printed (in black-and-white, in this case). Otherwise, if you choose to print in colour but only the black ink cartridge works, there is a risk that the company logotype and the blue lines at the top and at the bottom of the document will not be printed. Thank you very much!

2. Kindly fill in and sign the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment.

Important Instructions on how to fill in and sign the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment:
First of all, please use an ink pen for filling in and signing the document. Secondly, please write clearly! (Unintelligible handwriting will result in an invalid document – which will be rejected as such.) Thirdly, please make sure that your hand-signature applied on the document resembles your hand-signature in your valid Identification Document. (A hand-signature which is different from the hand-signature in the valid Identification Document will result in an invalid Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment – which will be rejected as such.) Finally, the date of birth and the date of signature may only be written in the format: Day – Month – Year.
In order to avoid being asked to repeat the entire procedure, please make sure that you strictly follow these very precise instructions when filling in and signing the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment. Thank you!

3. Kindly scan (not photograph) the filled in and signed Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment.
Important: Please do not scan with a mobile phone, but kindly use a genuine scanner! Thank you!

4. Kindly return the scanned Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment to selection@moonlight-filmfest.net by replying to our respective e-mail message containing the Festival Participation Invitation, and kindly attach a clear electronic copy of your valid Identification Document (ID).

The valid ID can be a Passport, an Identity Card, or a Driver License – displaying your full name, your clear photo, your date of birth, and your hand-signature, as well as the ID number and ID expiry date.

(This procedure is required, since we have the duty of legally – and confidentially, of course – verifying the identity of the person signing the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment.)

5. Kindly wait for our e-mail message confirming that the scanned Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment and the ID copy have been accepted as valid. (In the event that they are not accepted, you will have to resend them in accordance with the respective related instructions.)

6. As soon as the materials which you have sent by e-mail as stated at paragraph 5 here above are confirmed as valid by us, kindly send the original paper document (not the scanned document) containing the Festival Participation Guarantee and Commitment and carrying the original hand-signature in original ink only by registered mail to the following postal address:
Dorobantu Film & Television, MOIFF, Box 14, SE-73221 Arboga, Sweden, Europe.

7. Kindly send a high-quality JP(E)G-file containing the film poster (if possible, preferably not bigger than 2 MB) – in an e-mail marked with the selected film’s title – to selection@moonlight-filmfest.net

8. Kindly send a PDF-document (not bigger than 2 MB) containing the film logline (what the film is about, in one or two lines) and the film synopsis (a summary of the film content), as well as the basic film data [film title both in English and in the film’s original language (Latin alphabet only), film genre, film length in minutes, production year, country / countries of production, dialogue language(s) / no dialogues, debut film or not] – in an e-mail marked with the selected film’s title – to selection@moonlight-filmfest.net

9. Kindly send a PDF-document (not bigger than 2 MB) containing the main crew list [including film director(s), producer(s), screenplay writer(s), director(s) of photography, film editor(s), original music composer(s)] and the main cast list (only if the film has a cast) – in an e-mail marked with the selected film’s title – to selection@moonlight-filmfest.net

10. Kindly send us a high-quality, progressive (non-interlaced) festival screening copy of the selected feature film or short film as a H264 / .mp4-file not bigger than 10 GB (with burnt-in English subtitles, if the respective film’s language is other than English), having the film’s original aspect ratio and frame rate (or down-scaled frame rate, only if required from the perspective of the maximum accepted file size – but imperatively still preserving a high technical quality). The required sound settings are AAC, 48 KHz, 320 kbps (only stereo or mono format).

Important Note 1: The film file can be sent
either
as a downloadable (password-protected or unlisted) Vimeo or YouTube link to selection@moonlight-filmfest.net in an e-mail marked with the selected film’s title
or
through https://wetransfer.com by using the e-mail address selection@moonlight-filmfest.net and marking the file transfer with the selected film’s title
or
through https://www.swisstransfer.com by using the e-mail address selection@moonlight-filmfest.net and marking the file transfer with the selected film’s title.

Alternatively, if you have a downloadable film file (which meets the above-listed technical requirements) available on Festhome, please let us know in your e-mail reply to our message containing the Festival Participation Invitation – and, in that case, we shall try to download your respective film file directly from Festhome. (We shall afterwards inform you by e-mail if it happens that the technical quality of your downloaded film file is not good enough for a festival screening and therefore needs to be replaced with a higher-quality film file.)

Important Note 2: It is imperative that we receive the film file and all materials specified at paragraphs 7, 8, 9 here above  within maximum three weeks from the date of our e-mail message containing the Festival Participation Invitation.

VERY IMPORTANT: Please observe that all 10 steps listed here above are mandatory and that failing to comply with any of them will result in an automatic exclusion of the selected film from festival participation.

Kindly also notice that we are presenting you with this very detailed procedure – thoroughly describing all the mandatory 10 steps – as we gratefully rely on your kindness of professionally paying all the necessary attention to each one of the 10 steps and dealing with it accordingly.

Many thanks in advance both for your fast reply to our e-mail message containing the Festival Participation Invitation and for your entire very kind cooperation!

(Please observe that if we do not receive your reply to our e-mail message containing the Festival Participation Invitation within one week from the date of the respective message, your film will be automatically removed from the list of selected films – and a participation of your film in the festival will consequently no longer be possible.)



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