Competition Regulations

]Started in 2014, Ceau, Cinema! Film Festival is organized by the Associations Marele Ecran and Asociația Pelicula Culturală. It is the first festival from Timișoara, with a competition section, dedicated to the European cinema.

Ceau, Cinema! brings to the audience the opportunity to view some of the most recent and original European and Romanian art films, but also to (re)discover old cinema.

Its Romanian and international guests help the festival contribute to the development of dialogue on cinema topics and to the connection between the audience and the film makers.

The Ceau, Cinema! competition section provides a setting for the cinematographic expression of film makers from countries which have been represented by minorities in the Banat region: Armenia, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Poland, the Republic of Moldova, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.

There will only be accepted the films whose main co-producer comes from one of the above listed countries.

Each film in competition will be screened once. However, the Grand Award or the Audience Award winning films may have a second screening, on the last day of the festival.

The sixth edition of Ceau, Cinema! will take place during July 18th – 21st 2018, in Timișoara and Gottlob, the first village from the rural Romania with a fully renovated cinema.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Sections”][vc_column_text]The competition section is devoted to directors of feature films, documentaries and animations from 2018 and 2019 and coming from one of the elligible countries

The out of the competition sections (focus on the relevant edition theme, focus on a particular national cinema, the documentary section, the young audience section, etc.) bring to the audience both recent films and classics, trying to meet the most different cinema tastes.

Also, the Ceau, Cinema! schedule includes special events, workshops, masterclasses, open talks with film makers, exhibitions.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Jury of the official Competition”][vc_column_text]The competition jury is made of three cinema personalities, with a reputed national and international activity.

The jury will be announced through press releases, on the festival web page and social media channels.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”The Ceau Cinema Awards”][vc_column_text]Filmele din secţiunea competiţională sunt eligibile pentru a câştiga Marele Premiu „Răzvan Georgescu” pentru cel mai bun film, decis de juriu. Premiul este în valoare de 1.000 de euro, oferiţi de Vitas România.

The films selected for the Competition section are eligible to win the Ceau, Cinema! Grand Award „Răzvan Georgescu” for the best film, endowed with €1.000 and assigned by the jury.

The films in competition are also eligible for the Audience Award, in value of €500.

The prizes will be awarded to the winning film directors.
To be eligible, the films registered in the competition section must meet the following conditions:

Feature films released (date of the premiere) after January 1st
The accepted (screening) format: Full HD or BluRay.
The films must have English subtitles. For the selected films, the film distributor/producer is to provide to the festival board the dialogue list in English, in a common format, mandatorily containing the film timecode (.srt, .stl, .sub, .ssa etc). No .pdf or .xls files are accepted.
There is no time limit other than the minimum feature length of 60 min. Fictions, non-fictions (documentaries) and animations, are all accepted.
The festival DOES NOT pay the copyrights for the films in competition.

The producer or the distributor must fill in the online registration form no later than April 25th, 2019.

The films submitted after such date shall not be eligible!

Rules for selection:

The distributor/producer of the selected film is fully responsible for the information filled in the registration form.[/vc_column_text][/vc_accordion_tab][vc_accordion_tab title=”Festival attendance”][vc_column_text]The organizers will communicate the selected films before June 15th 2019.

The full cost of sending the screening material shall be borne by the film distributor/producer.

The official programme of the festival (the sequence and the screening hours/days of the selected films) will be established by the organizers.

The directors of the films selected in the Competition section are welcome to attend the entire festival. However, Ceau, Cinema! will not cover the travel and accommodation expenses.

The press releases relevant for each selected film must be sent by e-mail at