CUT TO THE CHASE – LOVE & ANARCHY SHORTS: 2020 NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR FINNISH FILMS (submission open 2.3.–31.5.)

The submission for the National Competition of the L&A Shorts is open for fiction, documentary or animation films that are under 30 minutes long. The production or co-production country of the film must be Finland. The competition line-up is selected by the festival committee. The management of the festival appoints an independent jury that will choose the winning films. All competition films will be screened at the 2020 Cut to the Chase – Love & Anarchy Shorts event.

The main prize is the L&A Short Award which is a monetary award. For the second time, the Finnish Film Foundation’s Uusi Aalto Award will be given to a new talent whose short film represents the bright tomorrow of Finnish film. The award is a festival trip to an European film festival (Clermont-Ferrand, Oberhausen, Annecy, Nordisk Panorama or IDFA).

For the first time, the best student film among the competition films will be awarded. The student award is an accreditation to 2021 HIFF – Love & Anarchy festival and The Finnish Film Affair industry event. The student films will also compete for other awards.

All 2020 competition films will compete for the Audience Award, which is a product prize given to the director.

The submission for the 2020 National Competition is now open until May 31st. Cut to the Chase – Love & Anarchy Shorts will be held from 23rd to 27th September as a part of the HIFF – Love & Anarchy Festival.

Entry form and guidelines HERE!