FAQ

What is the Blacksphere?

Blacksphere is an international film festival. Blacksphere film festival consists of two parts: online screening and live screening in Tančírna in the Czech Republic.

Is Blacksphere an online or live screening festival?

Both. First part of the Blacksphere festival takes place online. Final part of Blacksphere festival happens in the form of live screening in Tančírna in the Czech Republic. Unfortunately due to the ongoing bad pandemic situation in the Czech Republic our Blacksphere team was forced to make this year the final part of the Blacksphere Festival online as well.

When is the first part of the Blacksphere festival?

First part of the festival has already ended.

When is the final part of the Blacksphere festival?

11.–20. 6. 2021.

Where the final part of Blacksphere festival takes place?

Unfortunately due to the ongoing bad pandemic situation in the Czech Republic our Blacksphere team was forced to make this year the final part of the Blacksphere Festival online at this website blacksphere.one.

How to watch a movie?

Watching the finalist’s movies is free for everyone and without registration on the website blacksphere.one. Choose your favorite movie and click play.

Is there any fee for watching movies?

No. Watching every movie on our website blacksphere.one is for free and without registration.

Is the festival free?

Yes, the Blacksphere festival is free. As part of the support and promotion of the creators, all costs associated with the organization of the festival and the promotion are handled by Binary code s.r.o.

What are the minimum technical requirements for seamless movie playback?

To play movies smoothly, you need the latest version of a web browser (ideally Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge) and a stable internet connection.

For how long are finalist’s movies able to be watched?

Watching finalist’s movies is accessible only during the final part of Blacksphere festival 11.–20. 6. 2021.

What language are the movies in?

Each film is spoken in the film’s original language. English subtitles are available for every movie.

What are the prizes?

There are two main prizes to win this year. Jury Award and Audience Award.

What is the Jury Award?

Our specialized European jury selects during the festival the most successful film - Jury Award: 800 EUR cash prize, trophy and official diploma and laurel.

What is the Audience Award?

Movie with the most voted points (by the end of 20. 6. 2021) wins the Audience Award: 200 EUR cash prize, trophy and official diploma and laurel.

How to vote?

Register here with your email. After quick verification of your email you will be able to login. After successful login you will be able to vote for a maximum of 3 favorite films. Each registration has 3 free votes.

How to manage my votes?

It is possible to manage your voting via My Votes section anytime.

For how many films may I vote?

It is possible to vote for a maximum of 3 different films. Each movie can receive only one vote per registered user.

Is it possible to watch a movie without a registration?

Yes. It is possible to watch as many movies as you want without registration and for free.

Is it possible to vote without registration?

No. For voting registration is required.

Why don't I see every movie?

Some of the movies might be geo-blocked from your country according to distribution rules of each movie.

Where do I find the total numbers of votes for each movie?

Voting is non-public.

How do I know who is the winner?

The winners are announced a few days after the festival is over. The winners are announced via our website blacksphere.one and via social media – facebook and instagram.

When are the winners notified and announced?

The winners are contacted by our team in a few days after the festival is over. The winners are announced on our website in the special permanent section with complete info about the winning movies.

How are the prizes handed out?

The winners are contacted by our team a few days after the festival is over with detailed information about receiving the main prizes. Trophies and other materials are usually handed in person or sent via post. Cash prizes are transferred via bank accounts.

How can I submit for next year's Blacksphere festival?

It is possible to submit to next year's Blacksphere festival via Filmfreeway.

Who owns the festival?

Blacksphere festival belongs to the projects of the art portal Binary code s.r.o.

How do you handle my personal data?

Your data is safe with us. We process only the essentials (e-mail) for the necessary length of time. Only like that we are able to offer you the best possible service. Read our Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions.

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