ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL
19.-26.10.2014.
12

BOOK OF RULES


ARTICLE I - General Propositions

The 12th Zagreb Film Festival will take place in Zagreb, in the Europa cinema and other cinemas, from 19th to 26th October 2014. Its aim is to get the Croatian audience acquainted with new film directors and their first or second films, and to organize creative meetings with international and local film artists. The festival thus aims to make a positive impact on the improvement of Croatian film production and culture.

 

ARTICLE II - Application Requirements

In the competition program, the Zagreb Film Festival will present an international selection of directors' first or second films in the following categories:

Feature Film - to meet the festival requirements for the competition program, the film should be the director's first or second feature longer than 70 minutes. If selected for the program, the film should be screened in the DCP format. The director's first or second film means that it is that director's first or second film intended for theatrical screenings.

Short Film - to meet the festival requirements for the competition program, the film should be the director's first or second short film and should be up to 20 minutes long. The director's first or second film is considered to be the film shot during that director's studies as well as the first or second film shot after their graduation. Authors who apply with their film are requested to precisely define the status of their film in the application form. In case this information is not provided, film will not be considered. Animated and experimental short films will not be accepted.

Documentary Film - to meet the festival requirements for the competition program, the film should be the director's first or second documentary not intended solely for TV screening and should be no less than 50 minutes long. 

Croatian Premiere - to be eligible for the competition program, the submitted films, apart from the ones produced in Croatia, must not have had public screenings on the territory of the Republic of Croatia and in case the film is selected for the festival's program, its screening must be the Croatian premiere. Feature films produced in Croatia must not have had screenings before, except at the Pula Film Festival.

The Zagreb Film Festival will also present a competition program of Croatian short film in the Checkers program. 

The application deadline for the competition program is July 15, 2014. Submissions are free of charge. Upon submitting the online application, and in case that online screener is not provided in the application, the DVD screener of the film in the original language together with English subtitles (PAL format) should be sent to the following address:

ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL 
Varšavska 3
10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Only the films completed after January 1, 2013, can be selected for the competition program.

 

ARTICLE III - Selection and Film Screenings

For the competition program, the selection panel will choose 11 first or second feature films, and at least 10 first or second short films and documentary films. Each of the selected films will be screened up to three times during the festival. All selected films will be screened in its original version with Croatian subtitles. It is recommended that films produced in Croatia have subtitles in English. After the festival’s selection panel has seen all the films and has made the final selection, the festival organizers will inform the authors about the decision via a letter of invitation.

All the authors of the selected films will have been notified by October 1, 2014.

Films which promote racism, or any other form of intolerance, or those which promote pornography shall not be taken into consideration by the selection panel.

 

ARTICLE IV - Jury and Awards

The international jury for the competition program will consist of at least three film professionals and it will give three awards:

the Golden Pram for the best feature film. Together with the award, the director of the best feature film will be given award money.

the Golden Pram for the best short film. Together with the award, the director of the best feature film will be given award money.

the Golden Pram for the best documentary film. Together with the award, the director of the best feature film will be given award money.

The jury for the Checkers competition program will consist of at least three film professionals among whom at least one will be an international jury member.

the Golden Pram for the best Croatian film in the Checkers competition. Together with the award, the director of the best Croatian film will be given award money.

 


ARTICLE V - Press material

Upon the notice of selection, the festival will demand press material for each of the selected films, which has to contain the following:

- At least 3 high resolution stills from the film

-  A photo of the director

- The film's synopsis

- The director's commentary on the film

- A poster, leaflet containing a brief synopsis and information about the production

- The dialogue list (in English and in the film's original language)

- The list of festivals and awards as well as other relevant information which can be used for the promotion of the film

By signing the application, the producer or director authorizes the festival to use and publish all listed materials in the festival's catalogue, and authorizes it to use the materials in print media and on TV (up to three minutes of the film) for the purpose of promoting the festival in the media.

 

ARTICLE VI - Transportation of Screening Materials

All screening materials of feature, short and documentary films should arrive to the festival’s address by October 1, 2014 or later, depending on the arrangement with the distributor or producer. Film copies need to have English subtitles, except the films done in the English or Croatian language.

Transportation expenses of the screening materials will be covered in both directions, except in case the copy is transported to or from another festival. In that case the festival shares the transportation expenses with the other festival.

The parcel has to have the following sign: No commercial value, for cultural use only. Copies of the film will be returned no later than two weeks after the festival's closing unless otherwise stipulated with the distributor or producer.

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



ARTICLE VII- Guests of the Festival

Directors whose films have been selected in the competition program are invited to the festival. The directors will be contacted by the festival's hospitality office.

 

ARTICLE VIII: Archive Copies

Screeners of the submitted films will be archived for the purpose of documentation. Every commercial use of the archived materials is strongly forbidden.

 

Article IX - Final Provisions

The Book of Rules is written both in Croatian and in English. In case of ambiguities in the interpretation of the text, the Croatian version is prevalent. Items that are not comprised in this Book of Rules will be considered directly by the festival organizers in compliance with the generally established Book of Rules. All the participants of the festival accept this Book of Rules. In case of complaints, all the issues related to the festival fall exclusively within the jurisdiction of the ratione materiae court in Zagreb.