Festival Européen du Court Métrage de Bordeaux (22ème)

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Deadlines

20 Aug 2018
Call for entries

11 Feb 2019
Final deadline

5
mths

11 Apr 2019
Notification date

28 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019

Address

680 cours de la Libération,  33405, Talence, Gironde, France


Festival description
European ShortFilms
Short Films >3' 25'<


Qualifiers
 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 Continental Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
French
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-Participation to the festival is opened to European short films directed after January the 1st, 2017.

- One movie per application will be accepted.
A short film that has already been selected for former sessions of the festival cannot be selected once again.

- The short film length shall not exceed 25 minutes, credits included.

- The short film would preferably be French subtitled. Nevertheless, all short films can be accepted.

This year, the festival has no theme in the “animation” and “fiction” (any kind but animation) categories. The form of the short film is free. It can be a work of fiction, a documentary, a video clip, an experimental film, etc.

- The short film has to be an original creation. It cannot contain any archival footage, or extract from another film or TV broadcasting, unless the contestant has legal rights to use those works.

Festival start: 28 March 2019      Festival end: 30 March 2019

Date and location
The 22nd session of the European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux will take place on March the 28th and 29th 2019 at the UGC CinéCité cinema in Bordeaux, in partnership with this very cinema.

Goals
The European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux aims at promoting the short film format to the Région Aquitaine audience. It eases the access to cinema for all generations, young people and elderly included. It helps directors coming from the whole Europe to be discovered, and is a good way to meet and appreciate cultural differences. This is somehow a springboard amidst the film industry thanks to the jury influence, no matter if the participants are mere enthusiasts or professionals.

Prizes (either they are material or money) will be given to the directors in order to help them through their artistic approach. They will reward the best short films of the screened selection. Thus, the directors must be present or have someone to be present for them when the prizes will be given. Six prizes will be given during the festival. Two from a jury composed by professionals from the film industry, two from a jury composed by students and two from the audience, thanks to questionnaires collected after the screenings. Exceptionally, another prize and a special mention can be attributed to a short-film, with or without financial or material rewards.

The prize-giving night will take place on the evening of Saturday, March the 31st.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

Participation to the festival is opened to European short films directed after January the 1st, 2017.

One movie for contestant will be accepted. A short film that has already been selected for former sessions of the festival cannot be selected once again.

The short film length shall not exceed 25 minutes, credits included. High quality image is requested too for the screening.

The short film would preferably be French subtitled. Nevertheless, all short films can be accepted.

This year, the festival has no theme in the “animation” and “fiction” (any kind but animation) categories. The form of the short film is free. It can be a work of fiction, a documentary, a video clip, an experimental film, etc.

The short film has to be an original creation. It cannot contain any archival footage, or extract from another film or TV broadcasting, unless the contestant has legal rights to use those works.

REGISTRATION

Participants
The registration is opened to every European person, physical or legal entity, amateur or professional.

Organizers and jury members are not authorized to contest.

Deadlines and registration form
Registration is opened until Februar, 11th 2017. Short-film, registration form and the DVD (and if it is possible, a picture of the movie and the filmography of the director) must be sent before February, 28th 2017 11:59pm, French time (GMT+1). Neither short film shall be accepted after this time and postmark will constitute the proof of delay constraint respect by the participant.

The following information must be on the DVD:
.The name of the director;
.The title of the film;
.The duration of the film;
.The name of the production company, if there is any.

The inscription form and the regulation of the selection can be downloaded on the website of the association that organizes the festival : https://festivalcourtmetragebordeaux.com/.

Application form is to be sent to:

Festival Européen du Court-Métrage de Bordeaux
Association Extérieur Nuit Domaine de Raba
680 cours de la Libération
33405 TALENCE CEDEX
France

(precise “Valeur non commerciale - usage culturel” (that is to say “Non commercial value
- cultural use”) on the envelope)

NB : incomplete files are not guaranteed to participate.

SELECTION

All the movies that will be submitted to the selection will be watched by members of the association Extérieur Nuit that organizes the festival. The association will come up with a first selection of several dozens of movies in the different categories (the number depending on the duration of the movies), animation and fiction included.

The criterions are decided by those members.
Yet, the scenaristic, technical and aesthetic quality of the short film will be valued. If their short film happens to be selected, the applicants will be informed of the decision of the association through electronic mail. And this decision will be final.

The selected DVDs will be kept in the archives of the association Extérieur Nuit.
The selected films will be submitted to the jury and/or to special screenings during the festival.

PROGRAM

Films will be screened for two days, during the ‘competition’ but also special screenings for young people and elderly on the morning and the afternoon of the aforementioned days.
The direction of the Festival sets the order and the time of the screenings of every selected film.

These choices will be final and will not be reconsidered in any case.

Once selected, a short film cannot be withdrawn from the selection.

JURY AND AWARDS

Prizes (either they are material or money) will be given to the directors in order to help them through their artistic approach. They will reward the best short films of the screened selection. Thus, the directors must be present or have someone to be present for them when the prizes will be given. Four prizes will be given during the festival. Two from a jury composed by professionals from the film industry, and two from the audience, thanks to questionnaires collected after the screenings. Exceptionally, another prize and a special mention can be attributed to a short-film, with or without financial or material rewards.

The prize-giving night will take place on the evening of the last day at the UGC Ciné-Cité cinema of Bordeaux.

RESPONSIBILITY

Responsibility of the participants
Applicants are entirely responsible for their work : image, soundtrack and sound effects. The applicant commits oneself to own fully the images, soundtrack and sound effects used for the direction of his short film, or to compensate the beneficiary for every use of sound or image which would not be copyright-free.

Participants must respect the protection of individuals’ images and they must be able to provide the direction of the Festival with a signed contract for transfer of image copyright with every individual which appears in their short film(s), and a written parental consent for the cession of rights of their children, if needed.

Responsibility of the organizers
Organizers disclaim all responsibility in case of robbery, loss or any damages made to the copies of the short films.

Organizers cannot be held responsible of any delay and loss because of postal services, delivery companies, their disappearance resulting from a fortuitous situation, a case of force majeure or because of a third party.

Force majeure
The responsibility of organizers cannot be challenged if, in a case of force majeure or any reason against their wishes, the festival had to be modified or cancelled.

In case of force majeure, organizers reserve the right to extend the period of participation, modify the dates of selection and change the amount of the rewards.

Modification of the regulation
Addendum or modification to this regulation can be made until seven days before the deadline for handing in the registration file. Those addendum or modification are accessible on the festival official website:

http://www.cinefestival-bordeaux.fr/ Addendum and modifications are fully part of the regulation. Registered contestants will receive an e-email to inform them of any change.


PROMOTION

The organizers of the festival have the right to authorize reproduction and screening of all the chosen film extracts (less than three minutes) in the festival publication (including the website, social networks, radio, press and television).

LITIGATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE REGULATION

The participants commit themselves on their honor that all the information they gave for the 20th European Short Film Festival of Bordeaux are exact.

The participation to the Festival implies full accession to this regulation and decisions concerning every aspect of the competition, which will be definitive and executory. This regulation applies to all the Festival. The non-respect of the regulation will bring the cancellation of the registration.

In case of disagreement or contestation about the interpretation or the application of this regulation, the participants commit themselves to look for an out of court amicable agreement with the direction of the Festival before any appeal to the court. The direction of the Festival has the right to make some eventual dispensations in order to solve unexpected problems. In case it does not solve everything, the French text of the present regulation will become the law and the litigation will be under the exclusive responsibility of the Tribunal de Grande Instance of Bordeaux.

  

 
  

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