Call for Papers - Call for Entries - Part 41

posted by SHorváth on 2007/07/15 23:07

[ Call for Papers - Call for Entries ]

The film contest So Keres Europa? ("What’s up, Europe?") is part of the International Romani Art Festival, the only festival in the world that speaks to people involved any kind of art, roma people and other nationalities, but who promote roma culture. It will take place in Timisoara, Romania from 31 August to 6 September.
The organizers expect works from anyone who is interested in roma culture...

International Romani Art Festival with the theme "So keres, Europa?" will try to offer a new perspective over the traditions and way of life of roma people, to emphasize the fact that diversity is the thing that makes this world beautiful.

This manifestation sends a message about the role of involvement of every European citizen in promoting cultural diversity and fighting against discrimination and offers the opportunity to interact and get to know other people, to come into contact with another culture and other visions.


- 5 blank seconds must be recorded before the video;
- the required formats are :mpeg, avi or dvd;
- works must be sent on a CD/DVD;
- for technical support, please contact the organizers at;
- the length of the materials must not be longer than 15 minutes.

The contest will have 3 prizes, in value of 1000 euro: one for each section, offered by the a jury formed from professionals and a prize from the public. In order to give the last prize, the movies can be seen during the month of August and during the festival, in the clubs: Jazz Club, Papillon Café and Aeternativ Café, in Timisoara, and the votes of the viewers will be sent to the TURN Association.


The participants are asked to send besides the videos, also a card of presentation for each movie, which must contain important information like: the names of all those who made and helped in making the movie, where and when the material was filmed, festival awards or other distinctions.

Please submit the material until the 1st of August 2007 to the following address:
Gospodarilor nr 14, Timisoara, Romania cod postal 300778.


All the works will be watched and selcted by a jury. Only those accepted will become a part of the screening programme. The decision of the jury is final.
All the movies will be evaluated by a jury of marking figures in the field of Romanian and international cinematography, and also by men of culture who have shown in time great interest and competence in this field.
The results of the selection will be sent to the participants by the 29th of August through electronic post. For that reason all the participants are asked for their e-mail address.

For more detailed information on the Regulations visit the festival´s website at

Adrian Voichitescu
president IRAF


Cristi Puiu, a young artist who directed movies like: The death of Mr Lazarescu or Stuff and Dough, will be part of the jury that will make the selection of the documentaries and the short movies that will enter the movie competition within the International Romani Art Festival.