7-11.12.2022 / Białystok

Call for entries begins!

Call for entries begins!

We are now accepting submissions for the jubilee 10th edition of the International Short Film Festival ŻUBROFFKA organized by Białystok Cultural Centre. The festival will be held from 2 – 6 December 2015 in Bialystok. On behalf of the organizers we are inviting artists to submit their films for the competitions. The best films will be rewarded by the jury and the audience.

Over the years the Festival has been building a cultural bridge between East and West – ŻUBROFFKA is the event cumulating the energy of both these worlds. Selectors usually choose about 100 of the most interesting films (out of more than a thousand!) for 7 competitions. There are also special screenings of short productions from different parts of the world.

As usual, in 2015 film screenings will be held in Bialystok and partner-towns of north-eastern Poland. It is worth noting that the Festival is not just films. During ŻUBROFFKA you can also expect energetic concerts, meetings with artists, exhibitions, panel discussions and workshops. The new visuals will be developed by Iza Sroka (based on the logo by Kijek / Adamski duo).

Attention! This year’s novelty is the competition for the best music video – the competition is open to artists from Poland and abroad!

International Competitions:

EASTWARD WINDOW– competition for the best independent film from former socialist bloc countries

WHOLE WIDE WORLD – competition addressed to artists from around the world – with the exception of participants in national competitions and EASTWARD WINDOW

Polish competitions:

AMATEURS – a competition aimed at amateur artists who create original films, even though they have not completed any film or art school

STUDENTS – competition for the best student work made in film and art schools

INDEPENDENT – a competition aimed at independent filmmakers, film and art school graduates with their original artistic visions


Competitions addressed to Polish and foreign artists:

KIDS – a competition for the best film for children (who also are the jury in this contest)

MUSIC VIDEO – a competition for the best film to a piece of music

Apart from the Grand Prix of the festival and awards in particular competitions there will be special prizes for the best animation, documentary, fiction, cinematography and music. There will also be the Wild Bison Audience Award.


Deadlines for submitting entries:

Foreign Films: September 1, 2015

Polish films: October 1, 2015


Submissions can be made on-line at:



Welcome to Podlasie, the land of the bison and films!


See the last year festival video by Krzysztof Gajewski

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