Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, FIDBA (7)

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Deadlines

08 Nov 2018
Call for entries

01 Jan 2019
Early deadline

01 Mar 2019
Standard deadline

15 May 2019
Late deadline

01 Aug 2019
Extended deadline

8
mths

15 Aug 2019
Notification date

09 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019

Address

Sarmiento 2037,  C1044AAE, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina


Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films


Qualifiers
 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
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- Festival submissions are open for movies, documentaries, domestic and international; and for national and international documentary shorts.

- All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2017.

- For the selection duration will be taken into account: the film festival considers a feature film as longer than 40 minutes and a short film up to 40 minutes.

- For the selection of foreign films may send copies with English subtitles

Festival start: 09 September 2019      Festival end: 15 September 2019

In recent decades, and at one time to the emergence of new technologies that have ended up scanning most of the processes of the film, the documentary has known a notorious and systematic growth around the world. In our country, and for more than one decade, a production before linked almost exclusively to fiction has been swelling their ranks with new topics, new approaches, new geographies, new dilemmas.

It is in this context that FIDBA is proposed as the 1st. International Film Festival dedicated to this genre which films with the same fans - as long as we believe that the forms and the doings of the documentary film are different from those of the fiction - may meet and dialogue among them and with the public. If the documentary is a meeting point for the FIDBA, it is insofar as it proposes an interpellation to the little-known memoirs, disturbing present and (our) future in suspension. FIDBA will then be an approach not only among audiences, filmmakers and thinkers linked documentary but also in relation to the always stimulating possibilities that allow you to open this space to other border and heterodox expressions framed inside of what we would call "non-fiction" and that encourage us to dialogue with contemporary expressions that go beyond even the scope of the film.

FIDBA will pay special attention to those filmmakers for whom cinema is linked to a form of research and knowledge of the world that surrounds us as to the portrait of human beings whose conditions of life, in certain historical and social contexts, allow you to ask us about our. It is, therefore, authors who not only reflect reality but also ethical and moral relationship which involves filming the other.

FIDBA aims to become a point of support for filmmakers seeking to widen the perception of reality and to films which represent a step forward in the effort to understand it and anticipate it. So, it will make focus on films whose aesthetic originality put at risk not only an idea of the documentary but also a thought about the same film and its possibilities. Since this focus implies questioning the status of the real front of the camera or of the film in relation to reality, this is as inseparable from the mediations that arises.

International Documentary Feature Films competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 10.000

International Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $3.000

National Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $3.000

Latin American Documentary Feature Film Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Documentary Feature Film Competition "new filmmakers"
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Competition New Narratives (experimental cinema)
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

Argentine Documentary Feature Film Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

Thematic Panorama Competition (Music, Sports, Architecture, Cinema)
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Fiction Feature Film Competition "Fictions of the real"
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 10.000

International Feature Film Competition "Queer Doc" (Documentaries LGTBQI)
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 10.000

International Competition Docs VR
The prize will be announced very soon

International Documentary Competition on Human Rights
The prize will be announced very soon

International Documentary Competition related to childhood and adolescence
The prize will be announced very soon

(Prizes are expressed in Argentine Pesos)

FIDBA Rules and Regulations 2019

1- General Terms

The 7th International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires will be held in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina from September 9th to September 15th, 2019.

REGISTRATION:

1.2- Eligibility
Submissions are open to Argentine and foreign documentary feature and short length films, All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2017.

1.3- Sections
The program of the Festival will include competition sections. Submitters will choose the appropriate section for the film, but this can be changed if the Selection Commitee finds it necessary.

1.4- Entry

Submissions should be done through Festhome. Once the entry form is completed, it will be legally considered as a sworn statement and as a testimony of the producer's knowledge and acceptance of the present Rules.


1.5- Participation

Participation in the Festival entails the acceptance of the present Rules.
Once submitted and selected, a film cannot be removed from the Festival lineup.
All people related to the selected films agree not to make public their participation until the lineup is announced by FIDBA.

2- Competitions

a) International Documentary Feature Films competition
For national and International films over 40 minutes length.

b) International Documentary Short Films Competition
For International films no Longer than 40 minutes length.

c) National Documentary Short Films Competition
For Argentine films no Longer than 40 minutes length.

d) Latin American Documentary Feature Film Competition
For Latin American Films documentaries over 40 minutes length.

e) International Documentary Feature Film Competition "new filmmakers"
For national and internationalFilms over 40 minutes. Only for filmmakers who present their first or second non-fiction movie.

f) International Competition New Narratives (experimental cinema)
For experimental films of any nationality and duration.

g) Argentine Documentary Feature Film Competition :
Only for Argentinian Documentary Feature Films screened during 2019.


h) Thematic Panorama Competition (Music, Sports, Architecture, Cinema)
For national and international documentaries that address any of the following themes: Music, Sports, Architecture, Cinema. (over 40 minutes)

i) International Fiction Feature Film Competition "Fictions of the real"
For fiction feature films that have a narrative or thematic search that matches them with the documentary. National and international films (over 40 minutes).

j) International Feature Film Competition "Queer Doc" (Documentaries LGTBQI)
For national and international documentaries that address LGTBQI theme. (over 40 minutes)

k) International Competition Docs VR
For Virtual Reality documentaries and immersive content. (For works of any duration)

l) International Documentary Competition on Human Rights
For documentaries on human rights (environment, migration, politics, etc). movies from all over the world will be accepted. (over 40 minutes)

m) International Documentary Competition related to childhood and adolescence
For nonfiction films related to childhood and youth. Movies from any country and footage are accepted.

***The Argentine documentaries will be registered in the category ARGENTINIAN FILMS, regardless of their theme or footage.

***The Selection Committee reserves the right to schedule a film in a contest different from the one in which it was registered.

3- Awards

International Documentary Feature Films competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 10.000

International Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $3.000

National Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $3.000

Latin American Documentary Feature Film Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Documentary Feature Film Competition "new filmmakers"
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Competition New Narratives (experimental cinema)
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

Argentine Documentary Feature Film Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

Thematic Panorama Competition (Music, Sports, Architecture, Cinema)
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Fiction Feature Film Competition "Fictions of the real"
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 10.000

International Feature Film Competition "Queer Doc" (Documentaries LGTBQI)
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 10.000

(Prizes are expressed in Argentine Pesos)

The Jury may propose up to three special mentions per category.

3.2- Mention of Participation
The producers and distributors of films participating in the Competitions shall include the phrase “Selección Oficial Internacional”/“International Official Selection”, in all their film advertising and press material, using the logo of the Festival. This commitment applies to both theatre releases and DVD and Blu-ray releases.
The producers and distributors of award-winning films shall mention such award(s) in all their film advertising and press material, using the logo of the Festival. This commitment applies to both theatre releases and DVD and Blu-ray releases.
The logo will be available on the Festival’s website.


4- Submission Information and Materials Required for the Selection Process

4.1- Required Materials

Completed Entry form at Festhome, a link to the film for online viewing ( sucha as vimeo, youtube, etc).
Films must have Spanish or English Subtitles if it is not spanish spoken.
Please fill every single gap in the Entry form.
Don`t forget to indicate if the work is a final cut, a rough cut or a work in progress.


4.2- Submission deadlines and Entry Fees;

International feature films and experimental films of any length.
-EARLYBIRD DEADLINE : January 1, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 20.00

-REGULAR DEADLINE : March 1, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 30.00

-LATE DEADLINE : May 15, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 40.00

-EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 50.00

International Documentary Short Films Competition

-EARLYBIRD DEADLINE : January 1, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 12.00

-REGULAR DEADLINE : March 1, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 15.00

-LATE DEADLINE : May 15, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 20.00

-EXTENDED DEADLINE: July 1, 2019

Standard Fee U$S 30.00

The selection committee is under no obligation to view films submitted after the deadline.

Argentine Films submission is Free.

5- Selected Films

5.1- Catalogue
With the purpose of issuing an accurate catalogue, the Festival requires, for each selected film, a duly completed entry form and the following materials: film synopsis, director's biography and filmography, one film still, and the full artistic and technical credits. The required materials shall be submitted as soon as possible upon acceptance of the invitation to participate in the Festival and before the deadline, which will be duly notified.
Editorial decisions are entirely at the discretion of the Festival.


5.2- Excerpts for Promotional Purposes
The Festival may use excerpts from national or foreign films – with a maximum length of 3 minutes – for promotional purposes (excerpts from short films used promotionally will not exceed 10% of their total running time).
Should a producer fail to submit the required film excerpts, the Festival may copy one or more fragments from the movie for promotional use during the Festival.
For promotion of the Festival lineup and each of the selected films, the Festival may upload digital photos of films and film clips (of a maximum of 3 minutes) onto the Festival's website.

5.3- Video Library

The selected films will be available on the Festival’s online Video Library for a predetermined period of time. The video library is only accessible to Festival accredited press members and guests. By entering the Festival, rights holders give permission for their films to be included in the video library, unless stated otherwise on their entry form.
For these purposes, the producers of films in the Festival lineup shall provide extra copies in the format that will be duly specified.

5.4- Screening Schedule
The film programming and the screening days and times are decided by the Festival Organizers.

5.5- Screening Format
Festival screening formats are:
MOV (Codec H.264) File.
Maximum Bitrate : 12 mbps
Stereo

The submission of works in other video formats requires the authorization of the Festival.
Once the screening format has been informed to the Festival Organizers, it may not be changed.

5.6- Language and Subtitles
Selected films will be screened in their original version.

Foreign Films:
A Spanish-subtitled screening copy is preferred if available. If this should not be the case, a dialogue list (with time codes) in English will be required.
Screening copies should have no subtitled printed on.

Argentine Films:
An English-subtitled screening copy is preferred if available. If no English-subtitled copy should be available, the Festival may request a list of the script lines in English (with time codes).

7- About These Rules
Participation in the Festival entails the acceptance of the present Rules. In the event of any conflict (concerning the organization or operation) not covered in these regulations, it will be resolved by the Festival Organizers.

  

 
  

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