FESTIVAL DE ANIMAÇÃO DE LISBOA ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL

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FESTIVAL DE ANIMAÇÃO DE

LISBOA

ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL

MONSTRA 2015 | LISBON ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL

ANIMATED FEATURE FILMS, SHORT FILMS AND TV SERIES, STUDENT SHORT FILMS AND SUPER SHORT FILMS COMPETITION

REGULATIONS

PRESENTATION AND AIMS

MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film festival is co – organized by TRIAXIS, Meridional de Cultura Association and EGEAC|EM with the support of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (Lisbon City Hall), and Cinema São Jorge. It will be held from 12th to 22nd March 2015 in Lisbon, Portugal.

MONSTRA | Lisbon Animated Film Festival is an event where animated film meets other media and other arts, aiming to participate in its dissemination and diffusion, possible due to its cinematographic, technological and creative aspects.

Films are admitted for competition in the following categories: Animated Feature Films, Short Films and TV Series, Student Short Films and Super-Short Films.

The Feature Films should be longer than 45 minutes.

The Short Films and TV Series episodes should be no longer than 30 minutes.

The Student Films should be no longer than 30 minutes.

The Super-Short Films should be no longer than 2 minutes.

QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRY

Any work created frame by frame, in any technique (analogical, digital or mixed) will be accepted for competition. The animated sequences must correspond to at least 50 % of the total film length.

Works previously submitted to this Festival will not be considered eligible.

Feature Film Competition – Works completed after January 1st 2012 will be accepted.

Short Film and TV Series Competition – Works completed after January 1st 2013 will be accepted.

Student Short Film Competiton - Works completed after January 1st 2013 will be accepted.

Super-Short Film Competition - Works completed after January 1st 2014 will be accepted.

Any genre is accepted to this category, including advertising.

All films until 2 minutes will be automatically considered only for Super-Short Competition.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

For selection purposes works can be presented in digital formats, sent through Reelport, or e-mail or DVD sent by mail.

The exhibition formats will be announced to each filmmaker on the selection e-mail.

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REGISTRATION

1. The submissions are made online on Reelport (www.reelport.com)

2. No registration fee is required for the festival. For the online submission on Reelport, please consult their prices.

3. You can also submit your film, by mail or e-mail, if you want to do so, please contact festival@monstrafestival.com, so we can send you the entry form and address.

4. In the case of TV Series, the Applicant must send a minimum of 3 (three) episodes.

5. Each film requires one entry form online or paper.

6. The Applicant must hold the exhibition rights of the film submitted. To complete your online submission you need to sign, fill and upload the authorization form. Without it we will not consider your submission. The paper Entry Form must be dully signed and filled.

7. The submissions must be sent to MONSTRA until 16th November 2014 accompanied with the following materials:

I. Digital format film or DVD Pal (high quality) with the film (DVD may contain several films.)

II. Director's biography and photo (300 dpi); 3 stills of the film (300 dpi); short synopsis of the film; film dialogues in English and/or Portuguese. These materials may be uploaded online sent in a CD or by email to festival@monstrafestival.com.

III. Press kit and promotional materials (optional).

8. The Applicant is responsible for all shipping expenses of the above mentioned submission materials. These materials will not be returned.

9. Paper Entry Form and all requested materials must be sent to the address indicated at the end of these Regulations. The submission materials may be sent by mail, referring “No Commercial Value. For Cultural Purposes Only.” on the package. If you're sending the materials from an non-EU country or by (DHL, Fedex Express,…) please declare a value never above €10 or $10. This way we avoid customs charges.

It can also be sent by e-mail to festival@monstrafestival.com

All materials for pre selection purposes should be sent to:

MONSTRA FESTIVAL 2015 AT/ Inês Freire

Rua da Rosa nº 277 2º 1200-385 Lisboa Portugal

No Commercial Value.

For Cultural Purposes Only

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PRE – SELECTION

Each film will be considered by the jury for Competition and for non-competitive panorama screenings.

The Organization may cancel any competition category and place the film under a different category considered appropriate. The Organization’s decision is final.

The selection results will be announced by e-mail to each Filmmaker and they will receive detailed information by e-mail until 5th January 2015.

The selected films will be announced at MONSTRA’s web site.

Only the Filmmakers of selected films will be contacted by e-mail.

The print for the official screenings must arrive at the festival Office no later than 19th January, 2015, at the entrant expenses.

SHIPPING OF FILMS

1. Screening copies must arrive to the Organization's address until 19th January 2015.

The screening formats will be announced by e-mail to each filmmaker. There may be format restrictions for the films selected, due to some of the Festival's venues limited equipment.

2. Films with dialogues, commentaries or text in a language different than Portuguese or English must have subtitles in Portuguese or English (on the video) and must be accompanied with the list of dialogues in one of these languages.

3. The Applicant will bear the costs of shipping the film to the Organization's address, complying with the instructions that the Organization will provide along with the selection notification.

4. MONSTRA will bear the costs of returning the film, during the 30 days immediately after the end of the Festival, unless agreed upon otherwise. DVDs will not be returned unless you ask for.

FINAL SELECTION | AWARDS

The final decision will take place during the Festival and it will be the International Jury’s responsibility to determine the award-wining films.

The International Jury will be appointed by the Festival’s Organization and it will be made public one month prior the Festival Opening on the official website.

The members of the International Jury will be animation, film, music and other artists and animation specialists and in absolutely no way will they be involved in any of the works submitted to Competition. The Jury’s decision regarding the awarded films will be final.

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TRANSPORT AND INSURANCE

● Pre Selection

All costs of transportation and insurance of works will be fully paid by the entrant.

● Final Selection

Shipping instructions will be discussed separately with each entrant.

The Festival will bear return shipping costs only.

MONSTRA Organization is responsible for film storage and insurance costs during the period the films are in its possession.

INVITATION

The Festival will provide accommodation costs for 3 days and accreditation to one Director for each film selected for Competition. The Director must attend the screening of his film and participate in filmmakers/audience talks.

AWARDS

The Categories are:

Feature Film Competition:

- Best Feature Film - Jury Special Prize - Best Soundtrack

- Best Film for Young Audience - The Audience Award

- Special Mentions (if appropriate) Short Film Competition:

- Best Short Film

- Best Portuguese Short Film - Best Soundtrack

- Best Experimental Film - Best TV Series

- Audience Award

- Special Mentions (if appropriate) Student Film Competition:

- Best International Student Short Film - Best Portuguese Student Short Film

- Best International Student Short Film (Junior Jury) - Best Portuguese Student Short Film (Junior Jury) - The Audience Award

- Special Mentions (if appropriate)

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All Awards consist in trophy and/or certificate. The Monetary Awards will be announced on the festival’s website.

DECENTRALIZATION

MONSTRA extends its activity as an exhibitor of animated films beyond the Festival dates, organizing non commercial public sessions in several cities, 90 days after the Festival.

This sessions will include films exhibited during MONSTRA 2015, namely the awarded films, and others considered interesting by cultural entities. The Applicant authorizes these exhibitions, unless stated otherwise on the Entry Form. The Applicant will always be informed of the dates and places of these decentralized exhibitions.

After the Festival in Lisbon, MONSTRA will take place in other cities around Portugal where some programs will be screened to audiences that were not able to visit the festival at the main venues. The Applicant authorizes the screening of his film during this period, unless stated otherwise on the entry form.

RIGHTS

Each entrant gives the Festival the right to use an excerpt of his work, never superior to 10% or 3 minutes for feature films and 1 minute for short films, of its total length, for promotional purposes in any information media, unless stated otherwise on the Entry Form. Participants agree to public screenings of their films in special sessions in other cities, for a period of 90 days after the Festival closure, unless stated otherwise on the Entry Form.

DONATIONS

The Organization of MONSTRA accepts and appreciates the donation of film copies in any format, for the festival’s archives.

OTHER MATTERS

Matters not mentioned in these regulations will be decided by MONSTRA’s Organization.

Important information

• MONSTRA 2015 Lisbon Animated Film Festival 12th to 22nd March

• For more information: festival@monstrafestival.com

• Please send the pre-selection copies and all materials required online at Reelport www.reelport.com or to the following address:

festival@monstafestival.com MONSTRA Festival 2015 At/ Inês Freire

Rua da Rosa nº277 2º 1200-385 Lisboa Portugal

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Important Dates

16th November 2014: Closing of Call for Entries 5th January 2015: Announcement of selected films 19th January 2015: Last day to receive exhibition copies

February 2015: Selected films are announced on MONSTRA’s web site 12th to 22nd March 2015: MONSTRA

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