Here are some stats about the films we received in 2014 for our 5th Edition in Gdynia (Poland).
Number of valid entries in 2014: 3.242 movies
Total runtime: 67.188 minutes
That’s about 1.120 hours of film, which adds up to almost 7 weeks to watch them all non-stop 24/7 (or 7 months on a 40 hour week).
Longest movie: 172 minutes
Average duration: 20 minutes (85% of the films are below 30 minutes)
Oldest movie: 2005 (92% of the films are from 2013 and 2014)
We are very pleased that we have managed to increase our submissions again while we continue to move away from our Eurocentrism. Filmmakers from 109 different countries sent us their films, that’s roughly the same as last year.
New countries we received films for the first time this year include: Andorra, Bahamas, Belize, Botswana, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Faroe Islands, Guinea-Bissau, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Qatar, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Tanzania and Tunisia. Welcome! (We received 26 entries from Iraq this year, that’s a notable increase since we never received entries from there before).
We received 668 duplicate submissions (17%) which we had to delete. Remember we only accept 1 film per director. That’s quite a dramatic increase of duplicate entries (2012: 6%; 2013: 9%). But I get it, it’s boring to read submission rules.