CUT TO THE CHASE – LOVE & ANARCHY SHORTS: NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR FINNISH FILMS 2021 (open for submissions, deadline: 31 May 2021)
The submission for the national competition of the R&A Shorts is open for fiction, documentary or animation films (music videos are ineligible) that are max. 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. An independent jury appointed by the festival will choose the winners. All films selected for the competition will be screened as part of the 2021 Cut to the Chase – Love & Anarchy Shorts programme.
The main prize is the R&A Short Award which is a monetary award. For the third time, the Finnish Film Foundation’s Uusi Aalto (in English New Wave) 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) in 2022.
For the second time, the best student film among the competition films will be awarded. The student award is an accreditation to 2022 HIFF – Love & Anarchy festival and The Finnish Film Affair industry event. The student films will also compete for other awards. All 2021 competition films will compete for the Audience Award, which is a product prize given to the director.
The submission for the 2021 national competition is now open until May 31. Cut to the Chase – R&A Shorts programme will be screened from the 22nd to the 26th of September as a part of the HIFF – Love & Anarchy Festival.