The Black Sea Film Festival

The Black Sea Film Festival
Vama Veche, Romania

Tel: 0726760886
Fax: 726760886

2019, Finished
Sun 11th Aug to Fri 16th Aug

Festival Overview

What could ever be more relaxing and delightful than spending a night on the beach… barefoot, wet hair,sun-kissed skin, summer wind, friends and lovers, drinks and a sky full of stars? We know. All these in the company of a series of great films! We offer you the wonderful experience of mixing the best of summer with cinema, aiming to make you FEEL. Literally.

The Black Sea Film Festival is an annual event which awards new inspiring, motivating talent. Designed to acknowledge the creative contributions of both young and elder artists, beginners or with a long way paved behind, the festival benefits the community socially, educationally and economically – wise.

The Festival will showcase innovative independent cinema from around the world, taking place along the Romanian Black Sea coast. The fifth edition will be held in Vama Veche, a charismatic place known for its young, vibrating and artistic spirit.

On our fifth edition we are accepting a variety of short films: narrative, animation, experimental, student, documentary, music video, human rights, fashion film and also feature films: narrative, documentary. The film production can be made within the last ten years.

Wonderful seaside movie nights are expecting you to enjoy the summer breeze and watch films under millions of stars!

It’s all about the feels. It’s all about the cineFEELS!


Each film we designate as an "Official Selection" will receive a high-resolution .png image of our festival laurels to be used for marketing and promotional materials as the filmmaker sees fit. All winners will receive high-resolution images of Certificates of Awards. Winner for BEST FILM will receive The Black Sea Trophy.


Best Feature Narrative
Best Short Narrative
Best Feature Documentary
Best Short Documentary
Best Animation
Best Student
Best Experimental
Best Music Video
Best Human Rights
Best Fashion Film

Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best Edit
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Music Soundtrack
Best Sound Design


Action Adaptation Adventure Animation Art-house Asian Black Black Comedy Bollywood Bollywood Children Comedy Crime Disaster Documentary Drama Educational Erotic Experimental Family Fantasy Foreign Language French Gangster Ghost Historical Horror Independent Jewish Legal Martial Arts Medical Murder Mystery Music Video Musical Mystery National Natural History Noir Period Political Reality Religious Romance Science Fiction Short Silent Sport Spy Student Supernatural Teen Thriller Travel TV War Western Women

Apply via Film Freeway

Known festival contacts Contacts
Radu Munteanu


Open to the public


1. Rules and Terms

Entries must be submitted digitally. Send us a link to the film on an online platform such as Youtube or Vimeo.

More than one entry may be submitted. Each must be submitted with its own entry form and fee.

Only online submission will be accepted through film festival platforms.

Entry fee is nonrefundable.

Filmmaker will assume shipping costs to the festival (if necessary).
Thumbdrives and DVDs will not be returned.

The selection committees’ and juries’ decisions are final.

The Black Sea Film Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or Festival scheduling.

The Festival has the right to reject films, if the content or technical quality does not correspond to the Festival conditions.

All non-English language films must be subtitled in English. Entry, accept the ‘guaranteed selection submissions’, does not guarantee acceptance into the Festival.

Screenings are selected and scheduled during the festival at the discretion of The Black Sea Film Festival. The festival reserves the right to choose which selected films will be screened.

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, The Black Sea Film Festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. The Black Sea Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling. No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film.

Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the Festival, The Black Sea Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the Festival.


The sender of the submitted film is responsible for all copyrights. He is Legally authorized to enter his film in the Festival and, if selected for the festival, authorized to give screening permission.

Filmmaker agrees that film entered into the festival may be selected for screening at the Festival and may also be screened in other media in association with the promotion of the film festival via live screenings or television.

Producer will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

The applicant has secured all necessary rights for both picture and sound, and the exhibition will not violate or infringe upon any rights, including but not limited to music, images, and content

If selected for the Festival the applicant acknowledges and agrees that an exhibition quality digital screening file must be made available for screening by the Date Of Event.

The film, including copyrights, remains the property of the author.

The applicant has to read and accept the regulations and guidelines for participation.

I have read and accept the Rules and Terms of The Black Sea Film Festival [TBSFF]. I authorize The Black Sea Film Festival to screen my film at the ceremony for the award of the best film in each category (short or feature): Narrative, Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Student, Music Video, Human Rights. I certify that I hold all rights for the presentation of this film in The Black Sea Film Festival and that all rights and permissions have been made. This film is not subject to any litigation nor is threatened by any litigation. By accepting these conditions, I transfer to The Black Sea Film Festival the right to use excerpts of submitted film, it’s stills, and trailers, for the purposes of the publicity and marketing of the film at the various social networks and on the website of the festival, and for other non-commercial purposes related to the promotion of the festival. I hereby agree to indemnify The Black Sea Film Festival, in the event that such rights have been not proper.


All formats are accepted.


13 - 29 USD - short films
20 - 50 USD - feature films

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