IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival is the only festival in the country certified to nominate professional short films in three categories for viewing by the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the Oscars: Best Feature of the International Competition Program; best animation from the international short film program; and the best Bulgarian film. In addition, from 2019 the festival is qualified to offer student films for the Student Academy Awards® – Oscars.
The festival brings together movie buffs and music lovers to make watching movies an even more exciting experience in one of the most picturesque places in Bulgaria.
The festival brings together fans of short films from Bulgaria, Europe and the world.
The largest short film festival in the region and the only one of its kind in the country – IN THE PALACE International Short Film Festival, will hold its 18th edition in early 2021. Unlike the traditional summer presentation, this time the organizers will show the new selection of movies during the cold months.
“In the summer season, Varna, we understand, is in its heyday – alive and full of people, events and countless opportunities for free time. We want to bring at least some of this vitality to the city in the cold and gloomy months. And while it’s gray and inhospitable outside, what could be better than going to the movies with family and friends. In addition, we have prepared a big surprise and very soon we will be able to say what it is and what the viewers can expect, “said Tsanko Vassilev, director of IN THE PALACE.
Applications for participation in the next edition are open and will be accepted until December 1. Anyone wishing to offer their film can do so through the international platform
One of the novelties in the 18th edition will be two new competitions – for feature films (NOT SHORT AT ALL FILM COMPETITION) and for short films up to 1 min (TOO SHORT FILM COMPETITION).