Opencall 2023

The Marienbad Film Festival invites authors and authors' collectives to submit audiovisual works to two separate competitions.

1. International Competition for Films of an Experimental Nature

  • the call is open to projects within the broader definition of experimental film from the Czech Republic and abroad
  • the competition does not impose restrictions on length nor format
  • the work can and must be able to be screened in a cinema


2. International competition of audiovisual essays and videographic criticism

  • the competition is open to audiovisual essays from the Czech Republic and abroad that meet the definition of an audiovisual essay that develops a form of academic research or film criticism through film.
  • the aim of the section is to support videographic film studios and video essayists


Selected projects will be presented in the Forum Marienbad section, which aims to expand the awareness of peripheral forms of film and the contemporary moving image in the following subsections: Forum Marienbad: Main Competition, Forum Marienbad: Audiovisual Essays.

Entry fee 10 €.

The deadline for entries is 30th of April 2023.

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In the past years have presented their projects in the international section of Forum Marienbad for example: Lois Patiño, Chloé Galibert-Laîné, Lorenzo Pallotta, Francesco Sossai, Viliam Dočolomanský, Ivan Marcović, Giuseppe Boccassini, Jiří Žák, Barbora Johansson, Milan Mazúr, Radek Brousil, Dimitris Anagnostou, Petr Šprincl and Viera Čákanyová.