17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival WINNERS
2020-09-22

One lovely and long waited week just officially ended!

A week of 128 films, physical screenings, online screenings, Q&A sessions, pressconferences, presentations, pitching session, nice people, sweet talks, many many drinks and team just of 3 (and a half).

Indeed it was a too crazy and long year. Indeed it was too strange festival edition - welcoming only Bulgarian industry and audience for a very first time in our history. But even though everything was almost perfect. Almost, because we missed you all really bad! The festival would never be the same without you being here and sharing with us this one so special week!

But we are sure that better times will come soon and we`ll have the chance to meet you another time. Why not in 2021!

Thank you all for your amazing films and work – it was an honor to present you here in sunny Varna!

Thanks to the jury members for their dedicated and professional work!

Thanks to all the people who dared to get in the cinema halls! You already know how important this is, especially now!

Thanks to all of our friends for their kind support! We love you so much!

Thanks to our families for being that patient through all the year – we are coming home now!

 

You all stay safe and be ready for 2021!

Truly yours,

Galina, Tsanko and Liliya

 

And now, the long waited moment came: the winners of 17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival:

 

PITCHING SESSION / ПИТЧИНГ СЕСИЯ

FINALISTS / ФИНАЛИСТИ – КЛАСИРАНИ ПРОЕКТИ*

1.       IN FRONT OF THE SMALL SCREEN / ПРЕД МАЛКИЯ ЕКРАН

dir. Victor Paskov / реж. Виктор Пасков

2.       PLAY

dir. Leda Dragieva / реж. Леда Драгиева

3.       A MOMENT OF SILENCE / МИНУТА МЪЛЧАНИЕ

dir. Martin Markov / реж. Мартин Марков

4.       MIRROR TOUCH / ОГЛЕДАЛНО ДОКОСВАНЕ

dir. Roman Pesarov / реж. Роман Песаров

 

*Предложените от комисията късофилмови проекти ще бъдат финансирани от фестивала след приемане на подробен бюджет, финансов и календарен план по реда на класиране и до изчерпване на събрания от него фонд.

DOCUMENTARY & EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION / КОНКУРС ЗА ДОКУМЕНТАЛНО И ЕКСПЕРИМЕНТАЛНО КИНО

  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM CATEGORY / КАТЕГОРИЯ НАЙ-ДОБЪР ЕКСПЕРИМЕНТАЛЕН ФИЛМ

WHERE IS LOTTE? / КЪДЕ Е ЛОТЕ?

dir. Petra Zoepnek / реж. Петра Зьопнек

Austria / Австрия , 2019, 09`04``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM CATEGORY / КАТЕГОРИЯ НАЙ-ДОБЪР ДОКУМЕНТАЛЕН ФИЛМ

DANIELLE / ДАНИЕЛ

dir. Gareth Warland / реж. Гарет Уорланд

Sweden/United Kingdom / Швеция/Великобритания , 2019, 15`18``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners 

 Jury Members: Emiliya Stoeva, Marin Damyanov and Svetoslav Draganov

 

 

 

STUDENT COMPETITION / СТУДЕНТСКИ КОНКУРС

  • BEST STUDENT ANIMATION FILM CATEGORY / КАТЕГОРИЯ НАЙ-ДОБЪР СТУДЕНТСКИ АНИМАЦИОНЕН ФИЛМ

UN DIABLE DANS LA POCHE / ДЯВОЛ В ДЖОБА

dir. Antoine Bonnet, Mathilde Loubes / реж. Антоан Боне, Матилд Любес

France / Франция, 2019, 05`38``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

 

 

  • BEST STUDENT FICTION FILM CATEGORY / КАТЕГОРИЯ НАЙ-ДОБЪР СТУДЕНТСКИ ИГРАЛЕН ФИЛМ

SPECIAL MENTION / СПЕЦИАЛНО ОТЛИЧИЕ:

FILIPIÑANA / ФИЛИПИНКА

dir. Rafael Manuel / реж. Рафаел Мануел

Philippines / Филипини , 2020, 23`58``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

 

 

BEST STUDENT FICTION FILM / НАЙ-ДОБЪР СТУДЕНТСКИ ИГРАЛЕН ФИЛМ:

THE LOST SCOT / ПОГУБЕНИЯТ ШОТЛАНДЕЦ

dir. Julien Cornwall / реж. Джулиън Корнуол

United Kingdom, 2019, 14`30``

 17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

 

 

SILVER PRINCESS COMPETITION / КОНКУРС „СРЕБЪРНА ПРИНЦЕСА“

  • BEST ANIMATION FILM CATEGORY

 

SPECIAL MENTION / СПЕЦИАЛНО ОТЛИЧИЕ:

SHEEP, WOLF & A CUP OF TEA / ОВЦА, ВЪЛК И ЧАША ЧАЙ

dir. Marion Lacourt / реж. Марион Лекур

France Франция , 2019, 12`14``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

 

 

BEST ANIMATION FILM / НАЙ-ДОБЪР АНИМАЦИОНЕН ФИЛМ:

MY GALACTIC TWIN GALACTION / МОЯТ ГАЛАКТИЧЕСКИ БЛИЗНАК ГАЛАКТИОН

dir. Sasha Svirsky / реж. Саша Свирски

Russia / Русия , 2019, 06`33``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners  

 

  • BEST FICTION FILM CATEGORY / КАТЕГОРИЯ НАЙ-ДОБЪР ИГРАЛЕН ФИЛМ

 

SPECIAL MENTION / СПЕЦИАЛНО ОТЛИЧИЕ:

AUTUMN WALTZ / ЕСЕНЕН ВАЛС

dir. Ognjen Petković / реж. Огньен Петкович

Serbia / Сърбия, 2019, 18`26``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

 BEST FICTION FILM / НАЙ-ДОБЪР ИГРАЛЕН ФИЛМ:

 

STICKER / СТИКЕР

dir.  Georgi M. Unkovski / реж. Георги М. Унковски

North Macedonia / Северна Македония, 2019, 18`45``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

  • BEST NATIONAL FILM CATEGORY / КАТЕГОРИЯ НАЙ-ДОБЪР БЪЛГАРСКИ ФИЛМ

 

SPECIAL MENTION / СПЕЦИАЛНО ОТЛИЧИЕ:

LOVE IN TIME OF TOURISM / ЛЮБОВ ПО ВРЕМЕ НА ТУРИЗЪМ

dir. Vessela Dantcheva / реж. Весела Данчева

Bulgaria / България, 2020, 04`40``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

BEST NATIONAL FILM / НАЙ-ДОБЪР БЪЛГАРСКИ ФИЛМ:

 

NIGHT SHIFT / НОЩНА СМЯНА

dir. Yordan Petkov, Eddy Schwartz / реж. Йордан Петков, Еди Шварц

Bulgaria/Belgium/France, 2020, 29`32``

17TH IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival winners

 

 Jury Members: Bozhidar Manov, Maya Dimitrova, Nadezhda Marinchevska

Congratulations to all winners!

IN THE PALACE DOMINO’S CORNER
2020-08-25

IN THE PALACE &DOMINO`S

Елате за филмите. Останете за пицата.

Тази година, IN THE PALACE за първи път има удоволствието да ви покани на специално обособения във ФКЦ - Варна Domino’s Corner.

В рамките на фестивала, на специалния кът ще можете да видите част от фестивалната селекция, в компанията на вашите приятели и на пицата на Domino’s.

А там ще можете да срещнете и познати лица от екрана и създателите на филмите.

Вземете приятели, изберете прожекция (и пица) и си запазете място на Информационния пункт на IN THE PALACE във ФКЦ - Варна. 

***

Come for the films. Stay for the pizza.

This year, for the first time, IN THE PALACE has the pleasure to invite you the specially designated Domino’s Corner at FCC Varna.

During the festival, the area will be host to part of the festival selection, your friends and Domino’s pizza.

Once there, you can meet popular faces from the screen, as well as the film-makers.

Get your friends together, pick a screening (and a pizza) and book your place at the Info Point of the festival at FCC Varna. 

17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION
2020-07-01

17th IN THE PALACE Official Selection

17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION

  

 

SILVER PRINCESS COMPETITION (Oscar® Qualifying) 

  • BEST FICTION FILM CATEGORY

AD LIB (dir. Joseph Catté / France / 2020 / 11`06``)

ALL INCLUSIVE (dir. Teemu Nikki / Finland / 2019 / 14`58``)

ANNA (dir. Dekel Berenson / Ukraine/UK/Israel / 2019 / 15`19``)

AUTUMN WALTZ (dir. Ognjen Petković / Serbia / 2019 / 18`26``)

BEST GAME EVER (dir. Kristóf Deák / Hungary / 2018 / 19`41``)

BOAT BOY (dir. Joe Madden / Ireland / 2019 / 15`00``)

DELPHINE (dir. Chloé Robichaud / Canada / 2019 / 14`10``)

FLASH (dir. Barney Frydman / Belgium / 2019 / 18`00``)

HIT ON THE LEFT (dir. Alexandre Labarussiat / France / 2020 / 18`40``)

HUGO : 6:30 (dir. James Maciver, Simon Helloco / France / 2020 / 13`10``)

JUDAS COLLAR (dir. Alison James / Australia / 2018 / 14`59``)

LAKE OF HAPPINESS (dir. Aliaksei Paluyan / Germany/Belarus/Spain / 2019 / 29`56``)

MARTHA (dir. Christopher Haydon / United Kingdom / 2019 / 16`26``)

MATILDE'S FIRST DAY (dir. Rosario Capozzolo / Italy / 2019 / 09`55``)

NERVOSA (dir. Thessa Meijer / Netherlands / 2019 / 12`41``)

POSTCARDS FROM THE END OF THE WORLD (dir. Konstantinos Antonopoulos / Greece / 2019 / 23`17``)

ROSE SCALES (dir. Kloé Lang / Switzerland / 2020 / 15`03``)

SEDRA (dir. Judita Gamulin / Croatia / 2019 / 15`52``)

STICKER (dir. Georgi M. Unkovski / North Macedonia / 2019 / 18`45``)

SUBJECTION (dir. Alireza Mirzaee / France / 2019 / 12`22``)

THE BOTTOM TURN (dir. Mike McDougall / Indonesia / 2019 / 23`07``)

THE CUNNING MAN (dir. Zoë Dobson / United Kingdom / 2019 / 12`54``)

THE IMPORTANT DAY (dir. Olesia Aleinikova / Russia / 2019 / 20`07``)

THE LAST IMAGE OF FATHER (dir. Stefan Djordjevic / Serbia / 2019 / 20`29``)

THE PLUNGE (dir. Simon Ryninks / United Kingdom / 2019 / 09`45``)

THE RUDENESS OF A GERMAN LADY (dir. Silva Ćapin / Croatia / 2019 / 14`59``)

THE SHEPHERDS OF CAT ISLAND (dir. Attila Rostas / USA / 2019 / 11`20``)

THE VAN (dir. Erenik Beqiri / France / 2019 / 15`08``)

THIS IS THE WINTER (dir. Peter King / United Kingdom / 2019 / 20`30``)

TOPANGA (dir. Aycil Yeltan / USA / 2019 / 14`58``)

VIRAGO (dir. Kerli Kirch Schneider / Estonia / 2019 / 15`54``)

  

  • BEST ANIMATION FILM CATEGORY

ALBATROSS (dir. Nenad Janković / Croatia / 2019 / 04`41``)

CASTLE (dir. Ryotaro Miyajima / Japan / 2019 / 05`00``)

CRISS CROSS (dir. Fritz Penzlin, Caroline Hamann / Germany / 2020 / 07`30``)

EACH OTHER (dir. Sarah Tabibzadeh / Iran / 2019 / 15`58``)

FLESH (dir. Camila Kater / Brazil/Spain / 2019 / 12`12``)

JUST A GUY (dir. Shoko Hara / Germany / 2019 / 14`58``)

MALAKOUT (dir. Farnoosh Abedi / Iran / 2019 / 11`16``)

MY GALACTIC TWIN GALACTION (dir. Sasha Svirsky / Russia/ 2020 / 06`33``)

NO, I DON'T WANT TO DANCE! (dir. Andrea Vinciguerra / United Kingdom / 2019 / 02`39``)

POSTPARTUM (dir. Henriette Rietz / Germany / 2020 / 04`36``)

ROUTINE: THE PROHIBITION (dir. Sam Orti / Spain / 2020 / 18`15``)

SHEEP, WOLF & A CUP OF TEA (dir. Marion Lacourt / France / 2019 / 12`14``)

SOUVENIR (dir. Cristina Vilches, Paloma Canonica / Spain / 2020 / 13`45``)

THE PARROT LADY (dir. Michalis Kalopaidis / Cyprus / 2020 / 06`45``)

TOOMAS BENEATH THE VALLEY OF THE WILD WOLVES (dir. Chintis Lundgren / Estonia / 2019 / 18`00``)

WHY SLUGS HAVE NO LEGS (dir. Aline Höchli / Switzerland / 2019 / 10`44``)

  • BEST NATIONAL FILM CATEGORY

 FICTION

FATHER-TIME (dir. Martin Iliev / Bulgaria / 2019 / 11`45``)

NIGHT SHIFT (dir. Yordan Petkov, Eddy Schwartz / Bulgaria / 2020 /29`32``)

SO CLOSE AWAY (dir. Dimitris Georgiev / Bulgaria / 2019 / 30`00``)

TRAMPOLINE (dir. Petya Ivanova / Bulgaria / 2019 / 23`58``)

 

ANIMATION

LOVE IN TIME OF TOURISM (dir. Vessela Dantcheva / Bulgaria / 2020 / 04`40``)

MARMALADE (dir. Radostina Neykova / Bulgaria / 2020 / 05`20``)

MISHOU (dir. Milen Vitanov / Bulgaria / 2020 / 08`00``)

DOCUMENTARY & EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION

  • BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM CATEGORY

AFTERLIFE (dir. Ryan Rundle / USA / 2019 / 12`31``)

CONCRETE FORMS OF RESISTANCE (dir. Nick Jordan / United Kingdom / 2019 / 27`08``)

DANIELLE (dir. Gareth Warland / United Kingdom / 2019 / 15`18``)

GRINDING THE COUNTRY (dir. Olivier Lambert / France / 2019 / 20`30``)

ICE FARMERS (dir. Tatsuya Ino / Japan / 2019 / 03`22``)

JUNIOR (dir. AJ Wilhelm / USA / 2020 / 11`14``)

NIZAR (dir. Mirco Valenza / Italy / 2019 / 17`54``)

THEN COMES THE EVENING (dir. Maja Novaković / Serbia / 2019 / 27`30``)

TRASLASIERRA (dir. Raquel Kurpershoek / Spain / 2019 / 17`18``)

WAITING FOR THE SEA (dir. George Itzhak / USA / 2020 / 25`11``)

WINGS OF KYRGYZSTAN (dir. Janna Häcker / Germany / 2019 / 11`10``)

  • BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM CATEGORY

ELEMENTAL CORRESPONDENCE (dir. Dani Smith / USA / 2019 / 02`55``)

LOCOMOTIVE ORGANISMS (dir. Chris Aaron / USA / 2019 / 03`47``)

ON COLOR (dir. Hüseyin Mert Erverdi / Turkey / 2019 / 02`37``)

SAMA (dir. Hüseyin Mert Erverdi / Turkey / 2019 / 10`47``)

WHERE IS LOTTE? (dir. Petra Zoepnek / Austria / 2019 / 09`05``)

STUDENT COMPETITION (Student Academy Awards® Qualifying) 

  • BEST STUDENT FICTION CATEGORY

AZAN (dir. Georgia Marangouli / Greece / 2019 / 23`07``)

BONBON (dir. Jannis Alexander Kiefer/ Germany / 2020 / 13`54``)

COACH (dir. Alexander Baskakov / Russia / 2019 / 21`35``)

CODA (dir. Erika Davis-Marsh / USA / 2019 / 22`16``)

CRU (dir. David Oesch / Switzerland / 2019 / 10`17``)

DANTE VS. MOHAMMED ALI (dir. Marc Wagenaar / Netherlands / 2018 / 28`11``)

FILIPIÑANA (dir. Rafael Manuel / Philippines / 2020 / 23`58``)

FURTHEST FROM (dir. Kyung Sok Kim / USA / 2020 / 18`58``)

HALO (dir. Branimir Miladinov / Bulgaria / 2019 / 15`22``)

JUDOKA (dir. Daniel Belenguer / Spain / 2019 / 08`01``)

LOVE ON DIFFERENT TOPICS (dir. Georgi Martev / Bulgaria / 2019 / 21`37``)

MANO A MANO (dir. Louise Courvoisier / France / 2019 / 22`23``)

OFF BEAT (dir. Derin Kiyak / USA / 2019 / 20`06``)

THE AUDITION (dir. Guy Lichtenstein / Austria / 2019 / 22`25``)

THE FILM ABOUT THE PROPELLERMAN (dir. Johannes Bachmann / Switzerland / 2020 / 22`30``)

THE LOST SCOT (dir. Julien Cornwall / United Kingdom / 2019 / 14`30``)

TOMORROW I CAN'T (dir. Olesya Kashitsyna / Russia / 2020 / 12`08``)

 UNDER THE FLAG (dir. Jiawei Cheng / USA / 2019 / 14`59``)

 

  • BEST STUDENT ANIMATION CATEGORY

400 MPH (dir. Paul-Eugène Dannaud, Julia Chaix, Lorraine Desserre, Alice Lefort, Natacha Pianeti, Quentin Tireloque / France / 2019 / 04`50``)

BLIESCHOW (dir. Christoph Sarow / Germany / 2019 / 09`38``)

LEAF (dir. Aliona Baranova / Czech Republic / 2020 / 05`40``)

SELFISH (dir. Chen, Po Chien / Taiwan / 2019 / 02`27``)

SH_T HAPPENS (dir. Michaela Mihalyi, David Štumpf / Czech Republic / 2019 / 13`10``)

TANGO OF LONGING (dir. Marta Szymańska / Poland / 2018 / 05`22``)

THE BEAR HUNTER (dir. Sayaka Hara / Japan / 2019 / 07`27``)

THE BEAUTY (dir. Pascal Schelbli / Germany / 2019 / 04`14``)

TO THE DUSTY SEA (dir. Héloïse Ferlay / France / 2020 / 12`28``)

UN DIABLE DANS LA POCHE (dir. Antoine Bonnet, Mathilde Loubes / France / 2019 / 05`38``)

Thank you all for taking part and congratulations to the selected!

Selection for the other competitions and categories will be soon announced. Stay tuned!

15TH FILMER FORGE Short Film Pitch 2020: CALL FOR PROJECTS IS NOW OPEN!
2020-05-21

CALL FOR PITCHING 2020

17th IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival

(15-22 September)

 

15TH FILMER FORGE Short Film Pitch 2020

 

The forthcoming edition of FILMER FORGE industry programme invites authors of compelling short film projects to pitch them in front of an international panel and win a grant towards their production and/or find new partners.

The pitching session will have two related sections, as follows:

 I.             NATIONAL PROJECTS

Bulgarian filmmakers and producers who seek producing, funding, and development opportunities for their current or upcoming short film are invited to apply. Up to 20 national projects, selected on the basis of their application, will be invited to pitch to a national panel, and the 10 best projects will have the opportunity to take part in the INTERNATIONAL PITCHING of the pitching session.

 II.            INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

International filmmakers and producers who seek producing, funding, and development opportunities for their current or upcoming short film project are invited to apply. Selected projects will be invited to present their work to an international panel.

On both pitching panels, each project team/representative will have a fixed time (7 min) to present their project and answer questions raised by the panel only. The competition focus will be on the originality of the concept, the artistic and production potential of the project, and on how convincing was the pitch itself.

In order to provide the best possible environment for international networking and project development, FILMER FORGE will be inviting a range of industry enablers to attend the pitching sessions. To ensure that all projects receive feedback, we will also be setting up face-to-face “speed dating” meetings between those who have taken part in the pitching, the panel members, and the attending industry representatives – funders, producers, distributors, buyers, festival representatives, etc.

The best project/s will be receiving a financial grant.

 How to apply?

All applicants (national and international) are invited to complete the Application Form and send it together with the additional materials to: filmerforge@inthepalace.com

The deadline is 15 July 2020.

Submit your projects now!

 

 About FILMER FORGE

 FILMER FORGE is the annual industry program of IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival targeting film creatives from Bulgaria and abroad. It takes place during the festival week and includes educational modules, short film industry market, industry meetings and a short film pitching session. It gathers together international professionals and industry representatives to discover and develop outstanding emerging talents through training and learning, mentoring and thinking, talking, listening and watching.

Month more for submissions for IN THE PALACE 2020!
2020-04-02

call for entries 2020

Month more for submissions for IN THE PALACE 2020! And that`s not a 1st April joke, because it is the 2nd today.

Now seriously.

As you may know, due to the global virus issue many colleagues had to postpone or cancel their festivals in different places around the world. This is a challenging situation for the whole film industry and the tendency still keep going so. So,

Dear festival colleagues from all around the globe - stay strong, better times shall come soon (the end is near)! <3

Dear filmmakers - you are now in a strange situation to reschedule your festival strategies, thereforе we took the decision to extend our submission period and everyone who wants to apply can have the time to prepare (don`t calm too much, the end is still near).

About us - we are looking forward to celebrating IN THE PALACE 17th edition - as scheduled in September - and can’t wait for you to see the great films and experience unique moments during the festival!

Our preparations continue as normal and we are in close contact with the authorities, as well as with our service providers, the filmmakers and all other stakeholders. Should there be any changes concerning the festival, we will of course inform you about them.

We thank you for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to IN THE PALACE 2020. Until then – stay safe and take care!

Yours,

IN THE PALACE Crew

The end is near. Deadline is coming.
2020-03-23

the end is near

17TH IN THE PALACE`s CALL FOR ENTRIES is still open!
2020-01-17

17th CALL FOR ENTRIES

Submit your new amazing film here.

IN THE PALACE starts its 2020 festival tour! First stop: Clermont-Ferrand!!!
2020-01-12

IN THE PALACE in Clermont-Ferrand

In early February 2020 IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival team will be attending the Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand. 

We will be happy to meet you there in the period 3 – 6 February. We are now putting together our schedule of meetings and will be glad to hear from you and catch up with you in Clermont.

See you sooooon!

C`mon Sofia, put your long johns on: in the shortest days of the year IN THE PALACE brings the greatest shorts of the year! 19 – 21 December 2019, Dom na kinoto, Sofia
2019-12-02

IN THE PALACE in Sofia

On 19, 20 and 21 December 2019 starting at 18:30 at Dom na kinoto, Sofia, IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival is screening a selection of short films in the following programs:

19/12, Thursday: 2019 Oscar® nominated and awarded animated films and animated films from IN THE PALACE 2019

20/12, Friday: fiction films from IN THE PALACE 2019 from Canada/Tunisia, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, and Spain

21/12, Saturday: 2019 Oscar® nominated and awarded fiction films

All screenings have English and Bulgarian subtitles.

Tickets are available from Dom na kinoto – online and at the ticket counter. One ticket provides access to all the films from a given program/film block with a duration of 90 or 105 minutes.

Prices: 8 leva for a regular ticket; 6 leva for students and pensioners.

Buy a ticket and support the “1 lev for 1 film” campaign! Each ticket sold generates 1 lev towards the production of 1 new short film. After the screenings in Varna, the fund currently amounts to 1004 leva.

The events are part of the Calendar of Cultural Events of Sofia Municipality for 2019.

See more in the FB event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2556576514599018/?event_time_id=2556576521265684