Regulations for submission


Experimental film festival Process will take place from 26th to 30th May 2021 in Riga, Latvia. The festival is dedicated to analog cinema, celebrating the physical medium of film in all its personal, adventurous and uncompromising forms. The first of a kind in Baltics, for the fourth time Process will provide five days of film screenings, expanded cinema performances, lectures, discussions as well as a two day expanded cinema workshop on the weekend before the festival.

This year the overall theme of the festival is "End Of The World", reflecting both on different kinds of loss and a possibility of something new.Filmmakers are welcome to submit their work related to our this year's theme.

NB! We ONLY welcome the submission of experimental short films where the use of analog (photochemical) film has been a substantial part of the filmmaking process.Films with available analog (16mm, 8mm, 35mm) copies will be prefered during selection process.

Filmmakers and artists are welcome to submit until the deadline of the 31st March 2021 via Film Freeway website  

Submission requirements:

  • Filled and submitted entry form on festival Film Freeway platform

  • Submission fee 5 EUR as a donation to our non-profit organisation

  • Link to the downloadable film preview file and, if necessary, the password (you can use any file share servers or vimeo, youtube links).

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Submission deadlines:

  • Early bird is 28th February for free using wavers code: EOTW2021

  • Regular deadline: March 31st


Before filling the entry form, please make sure you have the following:

  • Film description in English.

  • English subtitles (if the film contains text in a language other than English or Latvian].

  • A link to the trailer and/or press kit (if available).

  • Information about the filmmaker/s.

  • Downloadable film access link (e.g. youtube, vimeo, dropbox) and password. 



All submitters will be informed of the selection results by the 21th of April.


Screening formats

The accepted projection formats are Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm and digital, with preference given to the films with available analog print.


Film shipping

All screening copies of selected films must arrive to the festival no later than the 10th May via post, courier or file transfer. Shipment must be paid by submitter.


Return of films

Films will be returned to the owners after the festival. The return shipping costs of the screening copies will be paid for by the festival.


We do not hold responsibility for damaged or lost films during the shipping! 


The festival is organised by the Baltic Analog Lab 

Main support comes from the State Culture Capital Foundation.




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