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Coming of Age Film Contest

EXTENDED DEADLINE: 11th of October, midnight!

Was it a first kiss? Or a painful disappointment in someone? Maybe a memorable summer that changed everything? 

According to Wikipedia, 'Coming of age' is a young person's transition from childhood to adulthood. The age at which this transition takes place varies in society, as does the nature of the transition.

One of the most popular topic of nowadays feature and short films, is this special transition, that happens in almost every person's life. The moment when they have to let go of their childhood, and face the advantages and disadvantages of being an adult. 

Show us your interpretation of this moment! Create a short film around this subject, and upload it to this channel, until the 30th of September! The winner will be published in the next issue of World of Shorts, and its next short film will get a special festival managing package from Daazo's Festival Strategy Service.

Technical details:

- maximum of 10 minutes 

- all languages accepted

- the non-English speaking short films need to have English subtitles

- uploaded until the midnight, 30th of September, 2015 


- copies of the 5 latest issue of World of Shorts Magazine
- appearance in the next Berlinale 2016 Issue of World of Shorts
- an individual festival strategy plan for the director's next film, created by Daazo's Festival Strategy Service
For more information contact us at!

This short represents the moment when you cut away the family ties and what comes after: floating. The endless uncertainty, sadness and idleness. Some people say this is what to be grown up completely.
Original title: "Szent eset"
When a morose supermarket cashier is inspired to go on a quest for a blue dress, we soon realize that more than the wardrobe doesn’t fit... Starring Loles León & Javier Lerma. Directed by Lewis Martin, written by Philip Hurd-Wood, produced by Lewis Martin & Roque Madrid. COUP DE COEUR CANNES 2013 - SHORT FILM CORNER - CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OFFICIAL SELECTION PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL SHORTFEST 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION OFF COURTS TROUVILLE 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION OSLO SKEIVE FILMER FILM FESTIVAL 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION MADRID INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION PUERTO RICO QUEER FILMFEST 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION PELICULAS Y MUSICA 2013 OFFICIAL SELECTION LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION BOSTON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION TORINO GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION ESPAGNOLAS EN PARIS FILM FESTIVAL 2014 OFFICIAL SELECTION RIO GAY DE CINEMA 2014 Monumental Studio & Cuarto Creciente Producciones present a film by Lewis Martin “The Blue Dress” with Loles León & Javier Lerma production manager: Ivan Martínez director of photography: Lewis Martin editing: Lewis Martin colorist: Arthur Paux camera assistant: Antonio Merino hair & make-up: Marta Taillefer music by Dmitry Senko production design: Adriana Caballero costume design: Jose Angel Serna sound design: Franck Rubio produced by Lewis Martin & Roque Madrid written by Philip Hurd-Wood & Lewis Martin directed by Lewis Martin