CALL FORM ENTRIES ANTOFADOCS VII Antofagasta International Film Festival. Chile NOVEMBER 16 - 20, 2018
1. FESTIVAL OBJECTIVES
ANTOFADOCS, the Antofagasta International Film Festival, is a gathering instance for national and international filmmakers; based on this premise we would like to contribute to:
● Promoting fiction and nonfiction films as tools for cultural and social transformation and to benefit all of Antofagasta Region residents.
● Fostering the development of audiovisual projects in the region and country, supporting the creation of a professional space in order to promote local, national and international audiovisual works; contributing to audience formation and generating a gathering point in Antofagasta for the necessary interaction of all relevant agents of the audiovisual industry.
The VII version of the Antofagasta International Film Festival, ANTOFADOCS 2018 will be held from November 16 to 20, in the city of Antofagasta, Chile.
2. PARTICIPATION GUIDELINES
National or International films produced in 2017 / 2018, are eligible.
3. COMPETITIVE CATEGORIES
International Feature Competition. Films completed in 2017 / 2018 in Spanish language or with Spanish subtitles; 50-minute minimum duration and available for screening in any festival approved format, as indicated on item 6.1 of these regulations. Entries can be fiction or nonfiction films.
National Feature Competition. Films completed in 2017 / 2018 in Spanish language or with Spanish subtitles; 50-minute minimum duration and available for screening in any festival approved format, as indicated on item 6.1 of these regulations. Entries can be fiction or nonfiction films.
International Short Film Competition. Films completed in 2017 / 2018 in Spanish language or with Spanish subtitles, 30-minute maximum duration and available for screening in any festival approved format. as indicated on item 6.1 of these regulations. Entries can be fiction or nonfiction films.
International New Languages Competition. Productions with Innovative and experimental audiovisual language narrative techniques, hybrids and video creations. All works completed in 2017 / 2018, in Spanish language or with Spanish subtitles, 5-minute minimum duration and available for screening in any festival approved format, as indicated on item 6.1 of these regulations.
4. ENTRY PROCESS
Those applying for pre-selection must register their films on the Online Entry Form on the festival website (www.antofadocs.cl) or through the Festhome online platform, until July 27, 2018.
For Pre-selection screening, please provide the organization a link including password (see entry form), or via the Festhome online platform, until July 27, 2018.
Once both requirements have been received, the online entry properly filled out and an operative link for the film screening, within the aforementioned deadline, we will consider the film officially entered for pre-selection.
The registered films will be evaluated by ANTOFADOCS programming staff. Their role will be to define the films in competition.
The Festival will publish the pre-selection film title listing for competition on our website (http://www.antofadocs.cl) no later than October 16, 2018.
The PROGRAMMING TEAM decision is final and not subject to appeal.
6. SELECTED FILMS PROCESS
6.1 Screening Formats.
Selected films need to be available for festival screening in the following formats:
I) Blu Ray
* If sending Blu Ray Format, we require 2 copies.
6.2 Shipping of selected films and associated material.
a. In case of physical screening prints of the selected work, any shipping costs via couriers will be the sole responsibility of the participant.
International entries, please add – Cultural Contents, No Commercial Value, Not for Commercial Purposes- please ensure that postage is fully paid, the festival will not accept payment on delivery or pending custom charges.
b. All entries and associated material (synopsis, technical sheet, stills, etc.) must arrive in our offices no later than October 23, 2018.
If films do not arrive by the specified deadline, the organization reserves the right to eliminate the film from competition.
a. The festival will not be responsible for damage or losses incurred during copy transit.
b. In case of serious damage or losses during the festival and while print copy is in our care, the organization will accept responsibility for replacement costs.
6.4 Print return of selected copies.
Copies of selected films will be returned within 30 days from the festival closing.
In the case of awarded films in each category, the festival reserves the right to keep one the two copies sent; strictly for non commercial promotional purposes within the festival’s extension activities, or for events following the film festival, with previous notification and authorization request, as detailed on item 8 of these regulations.
7. FESTIVAL PARTICIPATION
Selected films will be screened during the Festival in Antofagasta from November 16 to 20, 2018, according to the final selection and programming, as decided by the pre-selection jury.
8. SCREENING RIGHTS
Those selected for competition authorize the festival for screening the film within the Festival time frame, and up to 3 extra screenings for the festival itinerant program. The legal rights’ owner grants ANTOFADOCS rights to use the film for this purpose, free of charge.
All screenings are free of charge to the general public.
9. SCREENING COMMITMENT
Once the film is entered and selected, it cannot be withdrawn from the competition.
The jury for each category will be people linked to the national and international audiovisual industry. They are not eligible to enter films in competition.
Each category will have a jury body integrated by at least 3 members.
The jury decision is secret and the votes will be counted via simple majority.
Jury members commit to withhold their opinions regarding films in competition, prior to the official award ceremony.
Any resolutions not covered in these guidelines will be reviewed by the Festival Direction and resolved accordingly.
The jurors in each category will make a ruling not subject to appeal, bestowing the winning films with ANTOFADOCS top awards and prizes and can extend up to two honorable mentions.
The festival Direction has established that the Jury MUST AWARD ALL PRIZES in all competitive categories.
The awards contemplated by this event are:
10.1 Best International Feature
10.2 Best National Feature
10.3 Best International Short Film
10.4 Best New Languages Work
10.5 Audience Award
The amount of the awards include shipping costs via Western Union or its equivalent; these charges will not be deducted from the prize money.
The amount of dollar awards will be given in equivalent national currency following the closing ceremony.
The festival will announce the winning films during the award ceremony at the festival closing. Those films that receive an award or acknowledgment, will commit to mentioning the festival in the film credits.
12. ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
Entering a film in the festival authorizes partial use of selected films, for use on television or any other circuit for festival promotional purposes only.
The selected films will be kept in the festival video library. Future showcases or activities that consider the use of this material, will be allowed for non-profit activities only and if previously authorized by the Production Company or director.
By filling the entry form with all the required information, the applicants agree to participate and certify that they are true representatives of the filmmakers. Submittal of the entry form is considered an acceptance of all the festival rules and regulations hereby explained.
Any situation not covered in these regulations will be resolved by the Festival Direction in the most appropriate and convenient manner.
For any questions regarding these regulations, please write to: email@example.com