I produced my film with my own money and now I'm broke. Can you offer me a fee waiver?
I submitted my film to a 100 film festivals and I no longer have the budget to submit it to the FIC AUTOR. Can you give me a fee waiver?
I'm from Iran and because of the sanctions of my country is impossible for me to pay the fee. Can you give me a fee waiver?
We don't give fee waivers to anyone. 90% of the films submitted to the festival are self financed and they don't ask for fee waivers. It would be unfair to all those filmmakers that pay the fee with no hesitation. Also, we have many filmmakers from Iran that found out the way to pay the fee.
Submission fees are crucial for our budget, people think that film festivals have a huge income, but the reality is far from that. In fact, only the major film festivals have the benefit of a profit.