The Status of the 16th International Student Film Festival in Písek 2016

1. The objective of the festival is to arrange a meeting of young filmmakers, to introduce the work of local and international film schools, and to award films chosen for the competition by the international jury.

2. The festival is organized by Filmfest Písek, The Independent Film College in Písek and The Film Academy of Miroslav Ondříček in Písek in cooperation with the town of Písek and Centre of culture of the town Písek.

3. The festival takes place from 21th till 23th October 2016 in Písek.

4. The competition can be entered with feature films, documentaries and animated films with a length of 30 minutes maximum, whose authors are students of secondary schools, colleges and universities with education in audiovisual creation. Technical parameters for submission: 16 and 35 mm, or on the HDD carrier, DVD, ideally at 2K resolution or 1920 × 1080, or the maximum available resolution and containers, MPEG, MKV, AVI, MOV, WMV. Recommended codec is h264. Films can also be deposited in the DCP. In case of delivery in DCP, it must be supplied also in one of the above mentioned video formats.

You can register feature films, documentaries or animated films in the format of 16 and 35 mm or DCP, HDV, DVD, Blu-ray in the length of up to 30 minutes made by students from secondary schools, colleges or universities with the education in audiovisual work.

5. Only films made within the years 2015 and 2016, which have not been submitted to our festival yet, can be registered.

6. Submit your works online on the website . An integral part of the application is the dialogue list and annotation in English language and photos from the film. Films have to be uploaded to the database at for pre-selection no later than 30.6.2016.

7. The head organizers are entitled to decide on the inclusion of a film into the international competition.

8. The applicant agrees that in case the film is selected for the main competition he will deliver it with English subtitles, if not having already done so.

9. The international jury will award the best film with the main festival prize: Grand Prix - Václav Krška award donated by CZK 50,000 by the town of Písek, and with other awards (see enclosed)

10. In case a film is selected for the competition, the organizers will cover the accommodation costs for two members of the film crew during the festival. Other people involved in the festival will cover their own accommodation expenses themselves.



The Grand Prix, the Primary Award of the Festival - The Award of Václav Krška, a classic of Czech cinematography and local native – presented by the town of Písek, also giving a financial contribution of 50 000 CZK

The Award for the Best Fiction Film 

The Award for the Best Documentary Film 

The Award for the Best Animation Film 

Vladana Terčová Award, founder of the festival, presented by Miloň Terč

The Award of the Prague Scientific and Technological Society - award for the Best Usage of Technology, donated CZK 8,000