“All You Need is Love!” Short Film Competition

Deadline: 12 July 2015
Open to: filmmaker no older than 35 years from Austria, Central Europe or Eastern Europe
Prizes: EUR 1,500 and Urania statue 


LET’S CEE Film Festival is organised by the Association LET’S CEE Film Festival based in Vienna, Austria. The LET’S CEE Film Festival features high-quality productions from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), including the Caucasus region and Turkey. The fourth edition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival will take place in Vienna, Austria, from 1- 11 October, 2015. The LET’S CEE Short Film Competition is one of three official film competitions of the LET’S CEE Film Festival. The underlying theme of the Competition in 2015 is “All You Need Is Love!”.

The Competition will give ten young film directors from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as Austrian ones, the chance to present their work personally at the international LET’S CEE Film Festival, to compare their work directly to that of other excellent young filmmakers, and to exchange thoughts with their colleagues.


Films eligible for Competition are to be considered according to all criteria mentioned below:

  • The film is no longer than 30 minutes;
  • The film is produced in one of the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine;

  • The director’s country of citizenship is one of the countries mentioned above (the residents of the countries mentioned above can be presented Out of Competition);

  • The director is up to 35 years of age;
  • The film has been completed after January 1st, 2014;
  • The film has not been screened publicly in Austria;
  • All languages will be accepted; however (additional) English subtitles are in any case required;
  • The underlying topic of the film has to be related to love. As in the previous years of course, the submitted films will be free examine the theme ‘love’ in all forms and shapes, from all perspectives and angles. Great imagination and resourcefulness will be welcomed and free associations allowed. There are no restrictions regarding the content, except an unmistakably clear relation to the topic;

  • The applicant is allowed to submit more than one film (in separate entries).


  1. The Main Prize is EUR 1.500 and the Urania statue, will be given by the International Jury;
  2. The Audience Award for the Best Film in the Short Film Competition will be decided by the audience;
  3. The jury may award honorable mentions to any of these categories.

The LET’S CEE Film Festival will provide the final participants of the competition with accommodation of its choice and make a financial contribution to the travelling costs.

How to apply?

Film submissions will be accepted online. Submission cost for every online entry is EUR 2. The following film formats and video systems can be accepted for the Competition:

  • DCP;
  • Blue Ray;
  • Digital Beta PAL;
  • Betacam SP PAL.

Deadline for application is 12 July 2015.

For more information please visit the official website.

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