The 10 Minute Challenge is in full action, and you still have up and until April 22nd to sign up! More information about all the conditions can be found here. We have listed the most frequently asked questions down below, so read on!
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FAQ 10 minute challenge
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Can the film be in a different language than Dutch?
Yes. The film can be in any language you’d prefer. Take into account that the main audience is Dutch or English speaking. If you make a film in a different language, subtitles would be appreciated and therefore highly recommended.
Are subtitles required?
No. Subtitles are always allowed and are very nice for mixed audiences as well as the inclusivity of your film, but it’s not mandatory.
Is it okay if one of the team members is more experienced (has had a bigger screening before)?
Yes. If the main creator of the film needs this platform to kickstart their career in het queer film world, please apply! You’re definitely allowed to use your more experienced network, however the jury will take the experience into account when judging the films.
How important is the connection to Utrecht and the theme “City without walls”?
Because the competition is part of Queer Film Festival Utrecht, we think it is important that the film, the makers and/or the subject of the film has a connection with Utrecht. The theme could be used as a starting point to think about this connection with the city, but this can be interpreted broadly and is not actively included in the assessment and judgement of the film.
Are there times when you can get to know the other candidates and/or get feedback from the judges/involved parties?
Yes! The date has yet to be announced, but we’re organizing a meet-up where all teams are invited. We want to make this competition an experience where you’re welcomed into the queer film community! We can meet each other en share the importance of queer representation in film. More information soon …