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Zagreb Film Festival
07 - 11 October 2003



Address
Zvonimirova 54
10000 Zagreb
Croatia



Phone
385 1 464 77 00
Fax
385 1 464 75 87
e-mail
info@zagrebfilmfestival.com


ARTICLE II - programme
Zagreb Film Festival, in the competitive part of the programme, will present an international selection of the first or second feature-length films, international selection of the first or second short films, and an international selection of the first or second documentary films.
In its side-programme, Zagreb Film Festival shows other international Festivals of new forces, foreign Film schools and Academies and other Croatian Film Festival.

Equally important part of the festival is also Festival of the First, and there is a special rule book for it too.

ARTICLE III - registering terms
Film registering in the competitive part of the programme can be done till August 1, 2003. Registering is free of charge. Together with the application form, competitors have to send VHS tape of the film in the original language with English subtitles (PAL or NTSC format). Application form and tape, at the expense of a registering person, should be sent to the following address:

ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL/ Propeler Film
Zvonimirova Street 54
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Films that can partake in the competitive part of the programme are those completed by January 1, 2002. Feature films have to be on 35 mm format and they have to last more than 70 minutes.
Documentary films must not last more than 90 minutes, and short films must not last more than 30 minutes.
All films in the competitive programme, except the Croatian production till the beginning of Zagreb Film Festival, must not be shown in public on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. Films that promote racism, or any other form of intolerance, or those which promote pornography, shall not be taken into consideration.

ARTICLE IV: selection and film-showing
For the competitive part of the programme, selection panel will choose 10 first or second feature films, and at lest 10 first or second short films and documentary films. Each of the chosen films will be shown three times at the most during the festival. All chosen films will be shown in the original version with Croatian subtitles. It is recommended that films in the Croatian production have subtitles in English. After the festival selection committee has seen all the films and has made the final selection, the festival organisers will inform the authors via letter of invitation. All authors of the selected films will be informed about the decision by September 1, 2003.

ARTICLE V: panel and awards
International panel for the competitive part of the programme will consist of at least three film professionals and it will grant three awards:
- Golden Bib for the best feature film. Together with plaque, a director of the best feature film will be granted 3000 award.
- Golden Bib for the best documentary film. Together with plaque, a director of the best documentary film will be granted 1000 award.
- Golden Bib for the best short film. Together with plaque, a director of the best short film will be granted 1000 award.

Together with plaque, a director of the best feature film will be granted financial award.

ARTICLE VI: press material and consignment
After information about selection, Festival will demand press material for each of the chosen films, and it has to contain the following:

- At least 3 photos from the film
- Photo of a director
- Film abstract
- Director's commentary on the film
- Poster, leaflet containing a brief synopsis and information on production
- Dialogue list (in English or in the film's original language)

By signing the application, a producer or a director authorises the festival to use and publish all listed materials in festival's catalogue, and authorises it to use the materials in written media and on TV (three minutes of the film at the most) for the purpose of promoting the festival in media. Material listed above has to arrive not later than September 15, 2003.

All copies of feature-length films have to arrive by September 25 on the address of the festival. The festival bears shipment expense. The parcel has to have the following sign: No commercial value, for cultural use. Copies of the film will be returned not later than two weeks after the festival's closing.

The festival's selection panel claims right to reject the copies of bad technical quality, which can cause possible problems in the course of its showing.

ARTICLE VII: travelling and accommodation
Directors (or other representatives) whose films have been selected in any of the three categories are invited as guests during the whole festival. In this case festival bears expenses of travelling, and of board and lodging for one representative per film.

ARTICLE VIII: final provisions
The Rule book is written both in Croatian and in English. In case of misinterpretation of the text, Croatian version is taken as a starting point. Items that are not comprised by this Rule book will be considered directly by festival's organisers in keeping with generally established Rule book. All the participants of the festival accept this Rule book. In case of complaints, all the issues related to the festival fall within the jurisdiction only of ratione materiae court in Zagreb.