How to compete
Your opening sequence can either try to capture the essence or diversity of cinema fantastique, or it can go for one genre in particular. It doesn’t have to be about or even mention the festival as such (although it is allowed) and you don’t even have to follow a logical storyline. Let yourself be inspired by our previous opening sequences, our movie archive, themes or maybe the great directors that have visited our festival, and contact us if anything is unclear or if you need some guidance. We won’t bite.
To be in the competition, the first step is to make an expression of interest. You do that by sending an email to email@example.com. In the return email, you’ll get the final image that you have to finish the opening sequence with for your entry to be accepted. You will also receive an entry form and the terms and conditions.
Then you make a really-short-but-totally-awesome movie and send it to us (with a completely filled-in entry form)! Postal instructions can be found at the bottom of this page. If you want to send your movie as a file, feel free to use sprend or dropbox but do not upload your film to youtube or vimeo. Keep in mind that the quality needs to be suitable for cinema format.
Then you wait by your phone until we call you. Sometime late August. Hope you don’t mind – Swedish summers suck anyway, right?
Things to keep in mind
1. The video clip must end with the final image that will be sent to you after you make your expression of interest. The whole thing should be submitted to us as one coherent video clip of between 45 and 90 seconds.
2. All entrants must be over 18 years of age or obtain their guardians’ permission before submitting their entry.
3. The opening sequence must be appropriate for screening before films in the LIFFF program. Not sure what that means? Check the archives.
4. You may not use commercial music without permission from the rights holders!
5. The recording format should be HD. All films are to be delivered digitally on DVD or file (H264 QT HD 1920*1080 alt 1280*720, progressive scan).
By post: The films themselves should not have (visible) titles, unless there is a very valid reason for it. The disc should therefore be marked with the director’s first and last name, and the envelope should be marked “VINJETT”. DVDs are to be sent with a completed entry form to the following address: