TAKT Film Fest international film festival

TAKT Film Fest is an international film festival. We want to bring the world of film to music lovers and the world of music to film lovers. The focus of the festival is on films that are using music as a key element and films that celebrate diversity, which is the core value of the TAKT Festival in general. Our idea is to get film and music together in pieces that blend them in different ways and create cohesion that can elevate both arts and bring all the people together.

We are an annual live screening event that will take place in Novi Sad, Serbia. We are part of a double fest (music and film) that lasts four days. This is the 11th year of the TAKT festival and the third year of the film festival in the form of a contest, although we held a lot of screening events in recent years.

Visit us at http://taktfest.org/

TAKT Film Fest 2023 will be held at the end of September.

The festival is organized by Kulturanova, a renowned NGO from Novi Sad, Serbia, which has been active for more than 20 years, with a lot of success in making and organizing contemporary art projects and events primarily with young and creative people around the world.

Visit us at http://kulturanova.org/index.php/en/

We have a selection committee and a jury made of academic professors and teachers, as well as industry professionals and young creative people. The jury and selection committee is made of 8 delegates.

The first prize winner is awarded a certificate and a trophy. In a case where the winner can’t receive an award in person, the festival will send it by post office. The Festival is dedicated to environmentally friendly solutions, so we designed an original award that will honor both.

Value of Diversity:

Best Value of Diversity – certificate and trophy
Best Value of Diversity 2nd place– certificate
Best Value of Diversity 3rd place – certificate
Best Sound Design in Value of Diversity – certificate

Music Documentary:

Best Music Documentary – certificate and trophy
Best Music Documentary 2nd place– certificate
Best Music Documentary 3rd place – certificate
Best Sound Design in Music Documentary – certificate

Music Video – up to 10 min:

Best Music Video – certificate and trophy
Best Music Video 2nd place – certificate
Best Music Video 3rd place – certificate

Non-verbal Creative Short – up to 15 min:

Best Non-verbal Creative Short – certificate and trophy
Best Non-verbal Creative Short 2nd place – certificate
Best Non-verbal Creative Short 3rd place – certificate
Best Sound Design in Non-verbal Creative Short – certificate

Please keep in mind that we focus on music and social issues. Read the instructions here, as well as on our web page to find out if your project complies with our festival. We are trying to encourage audio-visual works that are based on music, musicians, audio production, and relations between sound and image, as well as works that use music or sound as a driving force or an important structural part of storytelling.

The Festival is open to filmmakers from all over the world.
You can submit as many films as you wish, but you can’t submit the same film two times.
We accept films not older than 2 years (counting from the 1st of January of the current year).
We do not accept films released publicly, except for music videos, but we do not ask for exclusive rights.

There are no language boundaries, but if your work is not in English or Serbian, you must provide subtitles for certain categories:
The Value of Diversity – Serbian or English
Music Documentary – Serbian or English
The Music Video has no language boundaries and does not provide the necessity for subtitles, but you can provide one if you wish
Non-verbal Creative Shorts can’t have narrative dialogue, but you can provide subtitles if you wish.

The submission fee won’t be refunded if you decide to withdraw your film from the festival whether your film is selected or not.
The entry application can be sent through filmfreeway.com. We accept Full HD (1920×1080 or similar, depending on the aspect ratio) in some of the following formats: H.264, H.265, MPEG2, or QuickTime (.mov).

All entries to the festival are free and all participants are very welcome, but we can’t promise to refund your expenses, at least for this year. We will try to do as much as we can, and if you want to come, please inform us, so we can welcome you and try to help you with accommodation and information about the city. We can, at least, grab a meal and have a drink, at our expense, talk about movies and film production, which we do anyway, and hopefully create some friendships, which is a point of these gatherings.

Please keep in mind that:
– You must have all the rights to your work. Submitters are fully responsible for the observance of rights. If you are not sure what that means, please refer to our page http://taktfest.org/index.php/en/takt-film-eng/propositions

– We guarantee not to publish your film anywhere, except at a screening event, but we might use a part of a film, or a trailer (no more than 30s) or use the trailer in full for promotional purposes, as well as a poster and stills or other promotional material that you provide.
– We might take a short video (no more than 15s) from the screening, as well as some photographs.
– If You don’t want us to use any of that, please tell us.
– If we have a reason to show your film anywhere else, we will ask for your clear permission first.

By sending an application you accept the rules and conditions of the festival.
For more detailed rules and conditions, please refer to http://taktfest.org/index.php/en/takt-film-eng/propositions

Good luck and hope to see you in Novi Sad.

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