The Quarantine Film Festival (10)


20 Oct 2023
Call for entries

20 Feb 2024
Festival closed

15 May 2024
Notification date

06 Aug 2024
10 Aug 2024


blvd. Saborni 24,  9000, Varna, Varna, Bulgaria

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 06 August 2024      Festival end: 10 August 2024

“The Quarantine” is an international short film festival aimed at popularizing young and unknown authors among professional filmmakers’ circles. The festival is organized on completely voluntary basis, there are no screening fees and nobody receives any payment.

The festival takes place on the beach at “The Quarantine” fishing village which is the last standing fishing village in Varna, Bulgaria. The village is in danger of disappearing because a luxury residential complex is under construction on the coastline behind it. By provoking cultural exchange between contemporary artists from the whole world and locals, we intend to turn the fishing village into a culture and art zone and to preserve the fishermen’s way of life.

The name of the region “The Quarantine” comes from the past when sailors from commercial ships entering the harbour with suspicion of some kind of disease were taken ashore at the beach for the quarantine period of 40 days. In case they showed no signs of illness, they were allowed access to town. At present, the young authors who have still not found their realisation are in the state of a “Quarantine” – isolated by professional filmmakers’ circles. In analogy to the history of the location, we decided to name the festival “The Quarantine”.

It's an international short film festival.

Films with duration of up to 30 minutes.

We accept films in one of the following categories: Fiction films, Documentaries, Animations, Experimental films and video art.

The entry fee is 5 Dollars. All gathered funds will be used to buy technical equipment and cover the festival expenses.

By submitting your work you support our cause to preserve the fishermen’s way of life. The festival is organized on voluntary basis and nobody receives any payment.

By submitting a film to the Quarantine, the submitter declares that they carry the right to manage the authors’ and related rights for the film and all property relationships with the rights’ owners have been cleared and paid for.

The submitter agrees for the film to be included in the festival program and other screenings related to the Festival. The submitter agrees for screenshots, trailers and parts of the film to be shown (online and in other types of media) to the purpose of promoting the film’s participation in the Festival.



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