Open Call 2023


Cinema Parallels is devoted to supporting independent and innovative films, screening cinema of the real in all it’s forms and diversity, through a special curatorial selection of international and regional films in the heart of the Republic of Srpska, BiH.

Rules & Terms

-Open call for regional, national and international contemporary films finished between 2000-2022.
-Cinema Parallels don’t made delimitation in terms of genre and length (documentary vs fiction films, short vs feature).
-Experimental, interactive audiovisual works and video installations are welcome (limited number will be accepted)
-First film submission deadline: February 1st, 2023.
-Late film submission deadline: March 10th, 2023
-Online Entry Form from Filmfreeway must be filled out by the submission deadline.
-Festival must be provided with the preview/screener of the film by the submission deadline.
-Festival accepts only online links for previewing (VIMEO or another platform – including an online link and a password).
-The streaming of a film at festival must be free of charge, the number of previewing must not be limited and the film must be available for screening till the end of April 2023.
-Festival will have the permission of preview links in its archive for research, promotion and educational purposes (preview agreements with filmmakers, producers, distributors).
-Participation in other festivals does not preclude participation in Cinema Parallels.
-Films may be submitted by the filmmakers, producers, distributors or other legal representatives of the film. The submitter of the film should be a person that has the legal right to negotiate the use of this work with Cinema Parallels
-Festival will inform applicants of its decision by mid- April 2023 by email to the submitter.