NUFF is an independent Nordic & International film competition of films made
by young filmmakers 26 years and younger.
NUFF is also an international film workshop for young people between 15 and 26 years old

Film selection: 

The NUFF management has appointed two selection juries, each for the Nordic and the International competition. They will choose the best film independently.

The selected program for Nordic Competition will be divided in three age groups: under 18; 18 - 20; 21 - 26

The selected program for International Competition will be all ages up to 26.

The selected program will be shown at NUFF 2018 June 22nd - July 1st.

Only films that have been cleared of rights (including musical rights) will be accepted.

The filmmaker (director) must not be older then 26 years old.

Nordic competition: Only films from the following countries are defined as nordic: Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Islands, Denmark, Norway, Finland & Sweden. The director must be living in one of these countries, or the production must have been there.

International competition: Only films not from Nordic Countries. The director must be living in one of these countries, or the production must have been there.


There will be a 2 stage submission process for 360 VR content. The first stage will be for movie reference and information about the piece. If selected for screening you will need to provide full resolution media on a hard drive or the executable file and assets if a real-time piece. We'll present/screen the films during the festival on Samsung gear.

This will be a curated event and acceptance of your submission does not guarantee that your work will be shown at the festival.

We will be showcasing these works in a range of VR Headsets at the festival.

The following criteria apply to all submissions to the festival:
1. All entries must have been completed or released after 1st June 2016.
2. You must own the rights for the distribution and use of the work (visuals and audio) and ensure that no copyrights or third-party rights are infringed. If you are not the copyright holder, you must be authorised to approve exhibition of the work on behalf of the copyright owner. 
3. You hereby give NUFF non-exclusive, royalty-free rights to screen your work at the festival and to advertise that fact on our website and in publicity materials. Each content provider will remain the copyright holder of the provided media. Each production will be properly credited during screening at NUFF.
4. You are welcome to submit more than one film for consideration. You may also submit both a long-form and short version of the same film, if you would like it to be entered into the Short Film competition. Please complete a separate Entry Form for each work submitted.
5. If your film is shortlisted for the NUFF 2018 screening reel, we would also request permission to show your film at further NUFF screening nights planned to take place at a later date. We will never pass on your work to any third-party, or allow it to be viewed outside of these NUFF events.
6. NUFF request permission to keep an archive copy of your your work. As per clause 5 above, we will never pass on your work on to any third-party, or allow it to be viewed outside of NUFF events. 
7. NUFF is not responsible for any late or missing materials pertaining to the festival.
8. The submitted works must meet the minimum technical specifications for data formats outlined below
9. By submitting work(s) to NUFF 2018 and signing the Entry Form, you agree to the above Terms and Conditions.
10. The submission deadline for all final works is 1st March 2018.

Preliminary Submission Spec for Curation

If you cannot submit via Vrideo then please supply a Vimeo, YouTube or similar link. This can be unlisted or password protected as necessary.

We also require a low-res downloadable movie so that we can quickly review the piece on the dome as part of the curation process.
Prefered download format is a 1024 x 1024 resolution MP4 using the h264 codec with a bitrate of 10mbs. Audio should be included in the file.
Other digital media files will be accepted such as MOV, WMV, AVI, MKV. Please avoid codecs that are non-standard. File size should ideally be no larger than 1GB. Use an online file transfer service such as dropbox but please ensure the links is persistent and will not expire until after the submission deadline.

If your piece is real-time then please supply a video of the experience in the first instance for curation if available or a download link for an executable version of the piece.

Films will be accepted in all genres and must not be longer than 20 minutes but produced in the last two years.

If your film is selected for the Official Competition, you will be notified in writing.


Some young filmmakers might be invited to take part in the NUFF 2018 film workshops and present their films at NUFF 2018.


Nordic: Best film in each age group; Best Nordic youth film (10 000,- NOK)
International: Best film
360 international: Best film

Awards and Prizes will be announced at the conclusion of NUFF 2018.

Deadline for submission:

All entry forms for the Nordic film competition must be registered on-line at (English language required).

Deadline is March 1st 2018.

All entries for the film competition must have a online-copy, mp4, mov, avi, with English subtitles. Whenever possible, please send a photo from the film and of the filmmaker(s) for the festival catalogue and the press.

Shipping information:

Screeners should be uploaded in the first place to our dropbox:

Once your film has been registered on-line, you will automatically receive a confirmation letter giving you the postal address where you can send the material (DVD, DVD Rom, USB-stick, pictures etc.).

This material should reach its destination by March 1st 2018, at the latest.

Shipping expenses for the film are to be born by the submitter.

All films should be labelled: “For temporary use only. For festival and cultural purposes only. No commercial value”.

Films sent by courier must be accompanied by a pro-forma invoice stating a total value of up to $15 US.


Your film copies won’t be insured by NUFF.

Film return:

USB-sticks and DVDs used for pre-selection will not be returned.

Video Archive of NUFF: All films submitted for the festival will remain with NUFF for individual/scientific purposes.

NUFF film workshops:

The workshops at NUFF are based on the method "Making a film from the idea to the finished film in one week".

The participants will be divided in groups with maximum 8 participants. Each group will have a professional filmmaker working in the film-industry as mentor (check former mentors here...).

The participant has to cover his/her traveling expenses. The festival covers the accommodation and food for the entire period of the festival. The participants will be accommodated at Thon Hotel where they will share room. 

The workshop will start on Friday 22nd at 17:00 and last until Friday 29th. The finished results will be screened on Friday 29th at 18:00 at the Verdensteatret Cinema in Tromsø to public audience. All participants have free admission to the following film screening part of the festival. 

The rights of the workshop films are owned by the group members and NUFF. The films will be published online and on the NUFF-DVD.


A compilation of the best films, including the award winning-films, will be produced and offered to festivals, organisations, conferences, around the world upon request only on non commercial usage.

Rights of action: The submitter of both competitions has no rights of action after submitting the form.


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