Tuesday, October 12, 2010

51st KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL 23 May – 29 May 2011


RULES AND REGULATIONS

REQUIREMENTS

The 51st Krakow Film Festival (51st KFF) will be held from 23 to 29 May 2011. The aim of the Festival is to present and review documentaries, animated films and short feature films in three competitions as well as in other festival sections. The competitions include:

The competitions include:

  1. international short film competition open to documentaries, animated films and feature films with a running time of 30 minutes or less.

    Polish premiere is not required but preference is given to the films that have not been screened in Poland at any festival held before 51st KFF.
  2. international documentary film competition open to documentaries with a running time of:
    * 30 to 60 minutes
    * more than 60 minutes

    Only premieres (i.e. the films that have not been screened in Poland at any festival held before 51st KFF) will be accepted.
  3. national competition open to films made in Poland with a running time of:
    documentary films - 60 minutes or less
    documentary films - more than 60 minutes (NEW!)
    animated films - 30 minutes or less
    feature films - 30 minutes or less

    Subject to the Selection Committee's decision, the films submitted for the national competition may also participate in the international competitions. Polish premiere is not required but preference is given to the films that have not been screened in Poland at any festival held before the 51st KFF.

Only the films completed after 1 January 2010 are eligible for competitions.

The Festival Director shall decide whether the film has been admitted to the competition.
The Applicants may not appeal against the Festival Director's decision.
The Organisers may withdraw from the requirements included in these Rules and Regulations for films of exceptional artistic value.
The films submitted for the previous editions of KFF that were not selected for screenings as well as those already screened will not be considered.

The non-competition sections include:

Subject to the Selection Committee's decision, the films submitted for selection and not qualified for competitions may be screened in the non-competition sections of the Festival.

SELECTION

There is no fee for a film entry.

Films shall be submitted exclusively on DVDs.

Selection deadlines:
30 November 2010
for films completed before 31 August 2010
4 February 2011 for films completed after 31 August 2010

In order to be considered for selection films must be submitted using an on-line entry form available at www.krakowfilmfestival.pl and a preview copy must be delivered as scheduled above (not later than 7 days after the deadline) to the following address:

KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
ul. Basztowa 15/8a
31-143 Kraków
Poland
tel./fax: +48 12 2946945
e-mail: selekcja@kff.com.pl

If the above deadlines are not observed or the on-line entry form is not duly completed, the Organisers have no obligation whatsoever to admit the film. Preview copies (DVDs) submitted for selection will not be returned.

COMPETITION

The films selected for competitions shall be made available to the organizers free of charge.
Applicants shall be notified of the film admission or rejection by e-mail, fax or post at least 30 days before the beginning of the Festival. The list of the films admitted to competitions and non-competition sections shall be published on the Festival website www.krakowfilmfestival.pl as soon as the selection is completed.

If the film has been admitted to festival screenings, the applicant is obliged to send the following materials:

  • film stills
  • a photo and biography of the director
  • a dialogue list in the original language and in English

The following formats are eligible for festival screenings: 35mm, BETA Digital PAL and Blu-ray. All copies must be subtitled in English (unless English is the original language of the film).

PLEASE NOTE: Films on CD-ROM, DVD, HD, BETA SP NTSC or BETA Digital NTSC will not be accepted.

Film copies shall be delivered by 10 May 2011 to the following address:
KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL
Kijów Centrum
Al. Krasińskiego 34
30-101 Kraków
Poland

PRIZES

International short film competition:

  • Golden Dragon for the director of the best film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best documentary film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best animated film
  • Silver Dragon for the director of the best feature film
  • Honourable Mentions

International documentary film competition:

  • Golden Horn for the director of the best film
  • Silver Horn for a the director of the best medium-length documentary
  • Silver Horn for the director of the best full-length documentary
  • Honourable Mentions

National competition:

  • Golden Hobby-Horse for the director of the best film
  • Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best documentary film
  • Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best animated film
  • Silver Hobby-Horse for the director of the best feature film
  • Honourable Mentions

The People's Choice Award is an audience award to the best film presented in the competitions.

The Dragon of Dragons, a special lifetime achievement award, is granted by the Programme Council of the Krakow Film Foundation for the outstanding contribution to the development of documentary and animated film. In 2011 it will be bestowed upon an animated film director.


For more details and information about the organizer, click this.

For the online entry form, click this.

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