Call for Entries Festiver 2017

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CALL FOR ENTRIES FESTIVER 2017

SCHEDULE

Opening:
Friday, March 17th, 2017

Closing:
Friday, June 30th, 2017

Announcement of selected submissions:
Friday, August 4th, 2017

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

If you wish to participate in this call, you must first read the Terms and Conditions of the www.festiver.org website and the Conditions of Participation according to the chosen segment and follow the instructions provided. Please be aware that, by registering and sending your work, you accept the conditions of participation.

  • How do I know if my movie is “green”?
    The Barichara Green Film Festival is an event created for the promotion, dissemination and support of cinematographic work focused on the environment, which is defined as a group of physical, chemical, biological, social, economic and cultural components that directly or indirectly affect human life and living beings in general. Therefore, an audiovisual project is considered to be “green” when it discusses the natural, social and cultural values of a place that affect human lives or any other life form.
  • When and where does the Green Film Festival take place?
    The Barichara Green Film Festival will take place from September 20th to September 24th (2017) in Barichara, Santander (Colombia).
  • Who can participate in the festival?
    Any Colombian or foreign individuals of legal age or corporations whose projects fit in any of the categories listed.

    Note: The following persons must not participate in the festival: i) Colombian or foreign individuals or corporations whose rightness of resources, representatives, managers, directors and/or shareholders is being questioned in a legal process; ii) Projects in which a member of FESTIVER or the Evaluation Committee has financial, artistic, authorial or technical participation. Also, projects with the involvement of any person who is related to the festival, such as: spouse or permanent partner, relatives within the second degree of consanguinity and affinity and first degree of relationship by adoption; iii) FESTIVER members; iv) Members of the Evaluation Committee; v) Spouses, permanent partners or relatives of the Evaluation Committee, within the second degree of consanguinity and affinity and first degree of relationship by adoption; vi) Persons or representatives, managers and shareholders of corporations which have been involved in the development of the terms and conditions of the festival, the selection of the Evaluation Committee members and organization of this event.

  • Can I participate with different works?
    One person or organization can submit up to 3 different audiovisual works. Each project must be registered in one category only.
  • When will you announce the projects selected for competition in the Festival?
    Selected works for competition will be published on the official website www.festiver.org and social media of Festiver Facebook: Festiver and Twitter: @FestiverCol, as well as other media on Friday, August 4th, 2017. All selected submissions may be promoted by Festiver at their own discretion.
  • How do I submit my work?
    The audiovisual works may only be submitted through the Festhome online platform to which you can register on the following link: www.festhome.com
  • Who pays for the submission fees?
    The online submission may only be completed through the Festhome platform. Participants must pay between $2.5 USD and $6.0 USD for the registration and submission of their work and all of the required documentation to participate in the call. The participants of Colombian nationality who register their work from Colombia may do so free of charge by registering it via a Vimeo link.

SECTIONS

I. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

This category is for films produced in 2016 and 2017. FESTIVER will cover the accommodation and meal expenses of one representative (Director or Producer only) of each selected film in every category during the five days of the festival in Barichara. In order to get this benefit, participants must confirm their attendance by August 20 via email. The festival will not cover any transportation expenses, but may request a copy of the ticket to confirm the hotel reservation. The representative of the film will receive festival souvenirs, accreditation and invitations to the festival’s private events. The winner will receive the Festiver Petroglyph, a sculpture carved in stone by local Barichara artist Iván Darío Quintero. The festival will also provide incentives in cash, products or services, according to the sponsors’ capacity. These prizes will be given exclusively to the representative of the film. Selected films will be announced on Friday, August 4th 2017 in the official website www.festiver.org and social media of Festiver. The selection committee reserves the right to invite any work to the competition, although the jury will have the final word in all competitions. Information with regards to the final selected films will be published in the 7th edition catalogue of Festiver.

CATEGORIES:
  • 1. Feature film or documentary
    Any fictional, documentary or animated (2D, 3D, stop motion and augmented reality) audiovisual work with environmental content of international production. Its content may be in Spanish or any other language, as long as it is dubbed or subtitled in Spanish. The running time of these submissions must be at least 70 minutes for feature films and 52 minutes for documentaries and production must have been completed in 2016 or 2017.
  • 2. Short film or documentary:
    Any fictional, documentary or animated (2D, 3D, stop motion and augmented reality) audiovisual work with environmental content of international production. Its content may be in Spanish or any other language, as long as it is dubbed or subtitled in Spanish. The running time of these submissions must be between 5 and 20 minutes and production must have been completed in 2016 or 2017.
Other conditions of participation for International Competition:
Since the Barichara Green Film Festival aims to the protection of the environment through art, The Participant who submits their work freely and voluntarily expresses through this online registration that: i) Has read and understood the terms of the competition and declares that it accepts and complies with every stipulation thereof; ii) Authorizes FESTIVER to photograph, promote, record and playback in any way their appearances as a PARTICIPANT in The Festival, and in any sample of cultural and/or academic purposes in which Festiver has presence and on any platform developed and under development; iii) Any statement made in the framework of the participation in The Festival, will be true and will not violate or usurp the rights of third parties; iv) Acknowledges that the terms of this statement are valid obligations between the parties. Also by means of the submission of this form waives any provision contained in any other document which may impair or prevent the exercise of the obligation undertaken through the call and this document; v) Accepts and knows that The Barichara Green Film Festival, organized by Festiver, is an event with academic and cultural purposes, reason why, expressly renounces to demand, request, claim in any way directly or indirectly, any type of delivery, payment, compensation or remuneration for their participation in the Festival, other than which may arise as a result of the award that for such purposes is determined by Festiver, according to the conditions that optionally the organizers of the Festival establish for these purposes; vi) Accepts, knows and expresses that if you participate in the Barichara Green Film Festival, nor Festiver, nor its sponsors, will be required to undertake economic expenditures of any kind by the presentation of projects, by the disclosure that they have during the Festival or outside according to the aims of the Foundation; vii) The Festiver participant must have the quality of Director or Producer of the project that by means of this form submits and therefore manifests that is responsible for the content of each of the materials submitted to FESTIVER, so it exonerates the Barichara Green Film Festival from any responsibility regarding this matter; viii) By sending this registration form, the participant declares that has complied with the provisions of intellectual property that for this effect the law requires and determinates. Therefore,The Participant states that understands and acknowledges that the unauthorized use of works of third parties protected by copyright is illegal and forbidden by current regulations; ix) By sending the registration form, the participant states that has chosen to participate freely and voluntarily in the Barichara Green Film Festival organized by FESTIVER; x) Accepts that, at any time and without notice, Festiver modify the conditions listed herein, without place to carry out claims of any kind; xi) All received works on DVD or Blue-Ray will be part of the video library of Festiver available exclusively for academic and cultural purposes, and under no circumstances for commercial purposes, where Festiver has participation; xii) As it is a non-competitive and non-profit cultural event, exhibition rights will not be paid.

 

II. NATIONAL COMPETITION

This category is for Colombian films produced in 2016 and 2017. FESTIVER will cover the accommodation and meal expenses of one representative (Director or Producer only) of each selected film in every category during the five days of the festival in Barichara. In order to get this benefit, participants must confirm their attendance by August 20 via email. The festival will not cover any transportation expenses, but may request a copy of the ticket to confirm the hotel reservation. The representative of the film will receive festival souvenirs, accreditation and invitations to the festival’s private events. The winner will receive the Festiver Petroglyph, a sculpture carved in stone by local Barichara artist Iván Darío Quintero. The festival will also provide incentives in cash, products or services, according to the sponsors’ capacity. These prizes will be given exclusively to the representative of the film. Selected films will be announced on Friday, August 4th 2017 in the official website www.festiver.org and social media of Festiver. The selection committee reserves the right to invite any work to the competition, although the jury will have the final word in all competitions. Information with regards to the final selected films will be published in the 7th edition catalogue of Festiver.

CATEGORIES:
  • 1. Feature film or documentary
    Any fictional, documentary or animated (2D, 3D, stop motion and augmented reality) audiovisual work with environmental content of Colombian production. Its content may be in Spanish or any other language, as long as it is dubbed or subtitled in Spanish. The running time of these submissions must be at least 70 minutes for feature films and 52 minutes for documentaries and production must have been completed in 2016 or 2017.
  • 2. Short film or documentary:
    Any fictional, documentary or animated (2D, 3D, stop motion and augmented reality) audiovisual work with environmental content of Colombian production. Its content may be in Spanish or any other language, as long as it is dubbed or subtitled in Spanish. The running time of these submissions must be between 5 and 20 minutes and production must have been completed in 2016 or 2017.
Other conditions of participation for National Competition:
Since the Barichara Green Film Festival aims to the protection of the environment through art, The Participant who submits their work freely and voluntarily expresses through this online registration that: i) Has read and understood the terms of the competition and declares that it accepts and complies with every stipulation thereof; ii) Authorizes FESTIVER to photograph, promote, record and playback in any way their appearances as a PARTICIPANT in The Festival, and in any sample of cultural and/or academic purposes in which Festiver has presence and on any platform developed and under development; iii) Any statement made in the framework of the participation in The Festival, will be true and will not violate or usurp the rights of third parties; iv) Acknowledges that the terms of this statement are valid obligations between the parties. Also by means of the submission of this form waives any provision contained in any other document which may impair or prevent the exercise of the obligation undertaken through the call and this document; v) Accepts and knows that The Barichara Green Film Festival, organized by Festiver, is an event with academic and cultural purposes, reason why, expressly renounces to demand, request, claim in any way directly or indirectly, any type of delivery, payment, compensation or remuneration for their participation in the Festival, other than which may arise as a result of the award that for such purposes is determined by Festiver, according to the conditions that optionally the organizers of the Festival establish for these purposes; vi) Accepts, knows and expresses that if you participate in the Barichara Green Film Festival, nor Festiver, nor its sponsors, will be required to undertake economic expenditures of any kind by the presentation of projects, by the disclosure that they have during the Festival or outside according to the aims of the Foundation; vii) The Festiver participant must have the quality of Director or Producer of the project that by means of this form submits and therefore manifests that is responsible for the content of each of the materials submitted to FESTIVER, so it exonerates the Barichara Green Film Festival from any responsibility regarding this matter; viii) By sending this registration form, the participant declares that has complied with the provisions of intellectual property that for this effect the law requires and determinates. Therefore,The Participant states that understands and acknowledges that the unauthorized use of works of third parties protected by copyright is illegal and forbidden by current regulations; ix) By sending the registration form, the participant states that has chosen to participate freely and voluntarily in the Barichara Green Film Festival organized by FESTIVER; x) Accepts that, at any time and without notice, Festiver modify the conditions listed herein, without place to carry out claims of any kind; xi) All received works on DVD or Blue-Ray will be part of the video library of Festiver available exclusively for academic and cultural purposes, and under no circumstances for commercial purposes, where Festiver has participation; xii) As it is a non-competitive and non-profit cultural event, exhibition rights will not be paid.

 

III. “COGOLLO VERDE”: SHORT FILM COMPETITION FOR NEW FILMMAKERS

Any fiction or documentary project with environmental content and Colombian production that was completed in 2016 or 2017. Applicants to this category must be new filmmakers, film students or similar. These projects must be in Spanish or any other language as long as it is dubbed or subtitled in Spanish, and have a running time between 5 and 15 minutes.

FESTIVER will cover the accommodation and meal expenses of one representative (Director or Producer only) of each selected film in every category during the five days of the festival in Barichara. In order to get this benefit, participants must confirm their attendance by August 20 via email. The festival will not cover any transportation expenses, but may request a copy of the ticket to confirm the hotel reservation. The representative of the film will receive festival souvenirs, accreditation and invitations to the festival’s private events. The winner will receive the Festiver Petroglyph, a sculpture carved in stone by local Barichara artist Iván Darío Quintero. The festival will also provide incentives in cash, products or services, according to the sponsors’ capacity. These prizes will be given exclusively to the representative of the film. Selected films will be announced on Friday, August 4th 2017 in the official website www.festiver.org and social media of Festiver. The selection committee reserves the right to invite any work to the competition, although the jury will have the final word in all competitions. Information with regards to the final selected films will be published in the 7th edition catalogue of Festiver.

Other conditions of participation for Cogollos Verdes:
Since the Barichara Green Film Festival aims to the protection of the environment through art, The Participant who submits their work freely and voluntarily expresses through this online registration that: i) Has read and understood the terms of the competition and declares that it accepts and complies with every stipulation thereof; ii) Authorizes FESTIVER to photograph, promote, record and playback in any way their appearances as a PARTICIPANT in The Festival, and in any sample of cultural and/or academic purposes in which Festiver has presence and on any platform developed and under development; iii) Any statement made in the framework of the participation in The Festival, will be true and will not violate or usurp the rights of third parties; iv) Acknowledges that the terms of this statement are valid obligations between the parties. Also by means of the submission of this form waives any provision contained in any other document which may impair or prevent the exercise of the obligation undertaken through the call and this document; v) Accepts and knows that The Barichara Green Film Festival, organized by Festiver, is an event with academic and cultural purposes, reason why, expressly renounces to demand, request, claim in any way directly or indirectly, any type of delivery, payment, compensation or remuneration for their participation in the Festival, other than which may arise as a result of the award that for such purposes is determined by Festiver, according to the conditions that optionally the organizers of the Festival establish for these purposes; vi) Accepts, knows and expresses that if you participate in the Barichara Green Film Festival, nor Festiver, nor its sponsors, will be required to undertake economic expenditures of any kind by the presentation of projects, by the disclosure that they have during the Festival or outside according to the aims of the Foundation; vii) The Festiver participant must have the quality of Director or Producer of the project that by means of this form submits and therefore manifests that is responsible for the content of each of the materials submitted to FESTIVER, so it exonerates the Barichara Green Film Festival from any responsibility regarding this matter; viii) By sending this registration form, the participant declares that has complied with the provisions of intellectual property that for this effect the law requires and determinates. Therefore,The Participant states that understands and acknowledges that the unauthorized use of works of third parties protected by copyright is illegal and forbidden by current regulations; ix) By sending the registration form, the participant states that has chosen to participate freely and voluntarily in the Barichara Green Film Festival organized by FESTIVER; x) Accepts that, at any time and without notice, Festiver modify the conditions listed herein, without place to carry out claims of any kind; xi) All received works on DVD or Blue-Ray will be part of the video library of Festiver available exclusively for academic and cultural purposes, and under no circumstances for commercial purposes, where Festiver has participation; xii) As it is a non-competitive and non-profit cultural event, exhibition rights will not be paid.

 

IV. “PHOTOSYNTHESIS”: POST-PRODUCTION AWARD

Addressed to the first, second and third films in their first-cut stage, whose editing time ranges from 52 to 100 minutes for documentaries and from 70 to 100 minutes for feature films, and production is done in Colombia or Latin America. Selected projects will be viewed exclusively by the members of the jury during the 7th edition of Festiver.

The winning feature film will receive the following post-production award:

  1. Up to 80 hours of color correction, courtesy of VFXGUYS in Mexico D.F., amounting to $30.000 USD. Apply conditions and restrictions.
  2. Post-production processes to obtain a DCI-standard DCP digital master in Mexico D.F., amounting to $9.000 USD. Apply conditions and restrictions.
  3. 10 business days of 5.1 sound final mixing in a Dolby certified and calibrated room, courtesy of CLAP STUDIOS, Medellin – Colombia, amounting to $8.000 USD. Apply conditions and restrictions.

Projects that apply to this competition must be able to afford all travel expenses in the cities where the sponsors are located. Festiver will choose 3 projects and cover accommodation in Barichara for one representative (Director or Producer only) of each work during the 5 days of the festival. Festiver will not cover transportation expenses. The director or producer of each project must present the film to the members of the jury in Barichara. All information with regards to the final selected films in “Photosynthesis: Post-production Award” will be published in the 7th edition catalogue of the Festival.

All 3 selected projects will be announced on Friday, August 4th 2017 through the official website www.festiver.org and social media of Festiver. The selection committee reserves the right to invite any work to the competition, although the jury will have the final word in all cases.

The winning project agrees to include the logos of the Barichara Green Film Festival Festiver and all of the sponsoring companies of each award for this competition in the final cut of the film, and to finish its production within 12 months. Once completed, the film must be presented to Festiver for programming.

Other conditions of participation for Photosynthesis:
Since the Barichara Green Film Festival aims to the protection of the environment through art, The Participant who submits their work freely and voluntarily expresses through this online registration that: i) Has read and understood the terms of the competition and declares that it accepts and complies with every stipulation thereof; ii) Authorizes FESTIVER to photograph, promote, record and playback in any way their appearances as a PARTICIPANT in The Festival, and in any sample of cultural and/or academic purposes in which Festiver has presence and on any platform developed and under development; iii) Any statement made in the framework of the participation in The Festival, will be true and will not violate or usurp the rights of third parties; iv) Acknowledges that the terms of this statement are valid obligations between the parties. Also by means of the submission of this form waives any provision contained in any other document which may impair or prevent the exercise of the obligation undertaken through the call and this document; v) Accepts and knows that The Barichara Green Film Festival, organized by Festiver, is an event with academic and cultural purposes, reason why, expressly renounces to demand, request, claim in any way directly or indirectly, any type of delivery, payment, compensation or remuneration for their participation in the Festival, other than which may arise as a result of the award that for such purposes is determined by Festiver, according to the conditions that optionally the organizers of the Festival establish for these purposes; vi) Accepts, knows and expresses that if you participate in the Barichara Green Film Festival, nor Festiver, nor its sponsors, will be required to undertake economic expenditures of any kind by the presentation of projects, by the disclosure that they have during the Festival or outside according to the aims of the Foundation; vii) The Festiver participant must have the quality of Director or Producer of the project that by means of this form submits and therefore manifests that is responsible for the content of each of the materials submitted to FESTIVER, so it exonerates the Barichara Green Film Festival from any responsibility regarding this matter; viii) By sending this registration form, the participant declares that has complied with the provisions of intellectual property that for this effect the law requires and determinates. Therefore,The Participant states that understands and acknowledges that the unauthorized use of works of third parties protected by copyright is illegal and forbidden by current regulations; ix) By sending the registration form, the participant states that has chosen to participate freely and voluntarily in the Barichara Green Film Festival organized by FESTIVER; x) Accepts that, at any time and without notice, Festiver modify the conditions listed herein, without place to carry out claims of any kind; xi) All received works on DVD or Blue-Ray will be part of the video library of Festiver available exclusively for academic and cultural purposes, and under no circumstances for commercial purposes, where Festiver has participation; xii) As it is a non-competitive and non-profit cultural event, exhibition rights will not be paid.

 

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