Open Call for Entries Festiver 2018

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES FESTIVER 2018

SCHEDULE

Opening:
Monday, April 16th, 2018
Closing:
Monday, July 16th, 2018
Announcement of selected submissions:
Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Submit your film here

GENERAL INFORMATION

If you wish to participate in this call, you must first read the Terms and Conditions of the 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 23rd (2018) in Barichara, Santander (Colombia).

Who can participate in the Green Film 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. A participant can submit up to one work to the “Fotosíntesis” category and up to 5 in the “Ver Desde el Aire” category, as long as they submit one form for each of the submitted one-minute films.

When will you announce the projects selected for competition in the Festival?
Selected works for competition will be published on the official website and social media of Festiver, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as other media on Thursday, August 16th, 2018. All selected submissions may be promoted by Festiver at their own discretion.

How do I submit my work?
The audiovisual works participating in the national, international and Fotosíntesis categories may only be submitted through the Festhome online platform. The filminutes participating in the Ver Desde el Aire category may only be submitted through a form available in our website at no cost.

Who pays for the submission fees?
The online submission may only be completed through the Festhome platform for the national, international and Fotosíntesis categories. Participants must pay between $2.5 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 if submitting a Vimeo link for their film.


SECTIONS

I. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

This category is for films produced in 2017 and 2018. Festiver will not cover any accommodation or transportation expenses. If a representative of the film (director or producer only) chooses to attend the festival, they will receive meal vouchers, festival souvenirs, name badge 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 Thursday, August 16th 2018 in the official website 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 8th edition catalogue of Festiver.

CATEGORIES:

  • 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 2017 or 2018.
  • 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 15 minutes and production must have been completed in 2017 or 2018.

II. NATIONAL COMPETITION

This category is for Colombian films produced in 2017 and 2018. Festiver will not cover any accommodation or transportation expenses. If a representative of the film (director or producer only) chooses to attend the festival, they will receive meal vouchers, festival souvenirs, name badge 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 Thursday, August 16th 2018 in the official website 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 8th edition catalogue of Festiver.

CATEGORIES:

  • 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 2017 or 2018.
  • 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 15 minutes and production must have been completed in 2017 or 2018.
Other conditions of participation for feature films, short films and animated films
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 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 they 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 their responsibility 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 they have 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 Blu-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. “PHOTOSYNTHESIS”: POST-PRODUCTION SUPPORT

This category is for 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 feature films will be viewed exclusively by the members of the jury during the 8th 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 México City, amounting to $30.000 USD. Apply conditions and restrictions.
  2. Post-production processes to obtain a DCI-standard DCP digital master in México City, 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 festival in Barichara 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. Skype appointments may be made according to the jury members’ schedule if the representative is unable to assist. All information with regards to the final selected films in “Photosynthesis: Post-production support” will be published in the 8th edition catalogue of the Festival.

All 3 selected projects will be announced on Thursday, August 16th 2018 through Festiver’s official website and social media. 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 all Barichara Green Festival Festiver, VFXGUYS, CLAP STUDIOS and other sponsors’ logos 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.

IV. ONE-MINUTE FILM COMPETITION “VER DESDE EL AIRE”

A one-minute film with a Colombian or international production, filmed with drones only and with a total running time of 60 seconds. It must feature highlights of the most beautiful and exotic places in Colombia exclusively.

Festiver will not cover any accommodation or transportation expenses. If a representative of the one-minute film chooses to attend the festival, they will receive festival souvenirs, a name badge 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 or to the representative’s legal guardian if they are a minor. The one-minute films will be chosen by the selection committee and voted by the public through Festiver’s website from August 23rd to September 23rd, 2018 16:00 (GMT -5), the closing day of the voting and the Festival. Every one-minute film will be screened during the Festival. The winning one-minute film will be announced and screened in the Festival’s closing ceremony in Barichara and broadcast on the Festival’s website and social media accounts. The following nine one-minute films with the highest number of votes will also be screened in the closing ceremony. Information with regards to the final selected one-minute films will be published in the 8th edition catalogue of Festiver. The one-minute films must only be submitted through a form on Festiver’s website.

Other conditions of participation for one-minute film competition Ver Desde el Aire
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 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 they 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 their responsibility 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 they have 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 Blu-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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