Rules

Production

The film must have been produced during 2019-2021 to be selected for the competition.

Premiere status

Please let us know if your film, if selected, will have Swedish, European, or world premiere. This information will be in the film program and in our marketing of the festival and the films.

Subtitles

If the film is not in Swedish or English, subtitles in Swedish or English are required. Swedish subtitles are preferred but not required.

Format for projection

We prefer avi, mp4, etc. The material must be finished with high quality without audio or visual errors. The films must have a resolution of minimum HD (1900×1080) or maximum 2K resolution (2048×1080).

Copyright

The creators bear the responsibility that their film does not violate copyright and that the music, images, or film sequences made by other creators are used with permission. Västerås Film Festival denies all responsibility.

The Competition

The competition is open to amateurs, semi-professionals, and professionals.

Our awards are valued over the world. We are proud to give out our awards to great filmmakers, directors, actors, and others. We look at many parts of a film. We look for creativity, quality, and artistic talents. We consider diversity and that’s what makes a film unique as a guiding star for our selection. We try to find the expression and content which develops the ideas of film creation.

So do not hesitate to submit your film to us!

 

International Short Film Awards

  • Best International Director
  • Best International Cinematographer
  • Best International Actor
  • Best International Actress
  • Best International Screenplay Writer (of a produced film)
  • Best International Short Film

International Feature Film Awards

  • Best International Director
  • Best International Cinematographer
  • Best International Actor
  • Best International Actress
  • Best International Screenplay Writer (of a produced film)
  • Best International Feature film

International Various Awards

  • Best International One minute film
  • Best International Documentary Film
  • Best International Animation film
  • Best International Music Video
  • Best International Web/New Media Production
  • Best International Artistic Film

Nordic Short Film Awards

  • Best Nordic Director
  • Best Nordic Cinematographer
  • Best Nordic Actor
  • Best Nordic Actress
  • Best Nordic Screenplay Writer (of a produced film)
  • Best Nordic Short film

Nordic feature film Awards

  • Best Nordic Director
  • Best Nordic Cinematographer
  • Best Nordic Actor
  • Best Nordic Actress
  • Best Nordic Screenplay Writer (of a produced film)
  • Best Nordic Feature film

Nordic Various Award

  • Best Nordic Artistic Film
  • Best Nordic Documentary film
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