Festival Internacional de Cine Documental, FIDBA



Deadlines

25 Sep 2017
Call for entries

31 Oct 2017
Early deadline

31 Dec 2017
Standard deadline

31 Mar 2018
Late deadline

31 Mar 2018
Festival closed

Address

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


Festival description
Short Films 30'<
Feature Films >52'


Qualifiers
 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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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, 2016.

- For the selection duration will be taken into account: the film festival considers a feature film as longer than 60 minutes and a short film up to 30 minutes.

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

Festival start: 06 August 2018      Festival end: 14 August 2018

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 $ 5000

International Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $2500

International Music Documentary Feature Films
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“Argentinian Panorama” Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“ Opera Prima” Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

FIDBA Rules and Regulations 2017

1- General Terms

The 5th International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires will be held in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina from August 6 to August 14th, 2018.

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 1st, 2016.

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 Comitee finds it necessary.

1.4- Entry

Submissions should be done through this Platform. Once the entry form is completed, it will be considered as a legal 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 Feature Films Competition
For national and International films over 50 minutes length.

b) International Short Films Competition
For national and International films no Longer than 30 minutes length.

c) International Music Documentary Feature Films Competition
For national and international Music Documentary Films over 50 minutes length.

d) International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition
For national and internationalFilms over 50 minutes length with an enviromental related theme.

e) International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition
For nacional and International films over 50 minutes length with Sports related theme.

f) Argentinian Panorama :
Only for Argentinian Documentary Feature Films screened in festivals during 2017.

g) Opera Prima Competition
Only for Argentinian First Documentary Feature films. (50 min)

d) International documentary webseries


Argentinian films will be included in the international competitions, but should be registered in the argentinian submissions section.

The Selection Comitee will be able to add, remove or modify the competitions if it finds it necessary.

3- Awards

International Documentary Feature Films competition :

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Documentary Short Films Competition :

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $2500

International Music Documentary Feature Films:

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition:

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition:

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“Argentinian Panorama” Competition:

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“ Opera Prima” Competition:

1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

(Prizes are expressed in Argentine Pesos)

“Web series Competitions
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

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 ( such a 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 Documentary Feature Films competition, International Music Documentary Feature Films, International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition, International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition

-EARLYBIRD DEADLINE : November 30, 2017

Standard Fee U$S 20.00 Student Fee U$S 15.00

-REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2018

Standard Fee U$S 30.00 Student Fee U$S 25.00


-LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2018

Standard Fee U$S 50.00 Student Fee U$S 45.00

International Documentary Short Films Competition

- EARLYBIRD DEADLINE November 30, 2016
Standard Fee U$S 10.00 Student Fee U$S 9.00

- REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2017
Standard Fee U$S 15.00 Student Fee U$S 13.00

- LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2017
Standard Fee U$S 25.00 Student Fee U$S 20.00

++INTERNATIONAL WEBSERIES COMPETITION

EARLYBIRD DEADLINE November 30, 2016
Standard Fee U$S 10.00 Student Fee U$S 9.00

- REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2017
Standard Fee U$S 15.00 Student Fee U$S 13.00

- LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2017
Standard Fee U$S 25.00 Student Fee U$S 20.00


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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