For filmmakers

Entry and Registration

You may enter the 64th BRNO16 2023 competition by registering and filling out a form in the registration system by 30 June 2023.

While filling the form, please make sure to provide a functional link to the film, brief summary of the film for our catalogue and other promotion materials (e.g. photos from the film or behind the scenes, information about the author or pictures of the author).

The results of the selection will be published during the month of September on our website, via email, and in the registration system of BRNO16.


1. BRNO16 accepts short (1–30 min) non-commercial films. The competition welcomes amateurs, independent filmmakers, and film students. BRNO16 does not accept commercials and PR films. The selection jury has the last word in case of a dispute.

2. Submitted films should not be older than 3 years. BRNO16 does not accept the re-submission of films from past editions of BRNO16.

3. Foreign language films must be equipped with subtitles.

4. All films accepted into the competition grant its author (or their proxy) access to the festival with accommodation paid by the organiser. All travel expenses must be covered by the participant.

The competition will offer discussions about all films with all present authors. All participants of the competition will be able to attend these events free of charge.


1. All expenses related to the submission should be covered by the author. You can find the postal address for sending in your films at the end of this document.

2. We will treat all film media with utmost care, however we cannot offer any guarantees regarding loss or accidental damage.

3. The organisers reserve the right to make copies of selected films for archiving and PR purposes.

4. The organisers reserve the right to present short teasers from selected films in mass media as a part of the BRNO16 PR campaign and documentation of the festival itself.


Films accepted into the competition can be submitted in digital form, ideally in the following formats:

HD digital - codec H264 - mp4, mkv



Do not forget to include English subtitles, ideally in electronic form and already timed.


We prefer that you send your film online, using serves such as, and similar platforms.

On-line versions – please include a link (VIMEO / YouTube) during registration (incl. password).

In case of any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at:


All films submitted to the competition must go through the selection process.

* The Main Award – awarded by the international jury - financial reward: 750 EUR
* The Student Jury Award – awarded by the student jury - financial reward: 380 EUR
* The Czechoslovakian 16 Jury Award - awarded by the international jury - financial reward: 380 EUR
* The Audience Award - choosed by voting of visitors - financial reward: 380 EUR

The decisions of the selection committee and the international juries are final.