KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (2)

Festival International du Film Créole



Deadlines

04 Dec 2023
Call for entries

07 Jul 2024
Final deadline

16
days

29 Jul 2024
Notification date

26 Sep 2024
30 Sep 2024

Address

14 rue Lincoln Champs Elysées,  75008, PARIS, ILE DE FRANCE, France


Festival description
Creole language films
Short film festival 60'<
Feature film festival >60'


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  60'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Creole English French
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Festival start: 26 September 2024      Festival end: 30 September 2024

The Hope & Bridges Association is delighted to announce the call for entries for the second edition of the Kreyol International Film Festival (KIFF), which will take place from September 26 to 30, 2024, in Paris. This unique and generalist festival celebrates and highlights the cultures, histories, philosophies, and environments of the Creole worlds, offering an international stage for cinematic works of exceptional richness and diversity.

Who can participate?

The Kreyol International Film Festival is open to all filmmakers, regardless of origin or nationality, whether they are Creole speakers or not. Your film is welcome if it explores, directly or metaphorically, themes related to the Creole Worlds and reflects the authenticity and depth of these cultures. Our festival provides an international stage to showcase diverse talents and unique perspectives. Whether you are an established or emerging director, we invite you to share your vision and voice through your art.

Locations and perspectives

We warmly welcome films shot in any region of the world, but particular attention will be given to works produced and filmed in Creole-speaking regions. Whether your films are rooted in traditional narratives or explore contemporary or dystopian perspectives, your contribution is vital to enrich the dialogue and understanding of Creole cultures.

Diversity of characters

We also encourage the participation of films where the main and secondary characters are of Creole origin, thus highlighting the diversity of the communities.

A stage for Creole voices and beyond

The Kreyol International Film Festival celebrates the global reach of Creole cultures and its 127 Creole languages of various lexical bases (French, English, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.). Particular attention will be given to films in original Creole language – with subtitles – but this is not an exclusive condition. All languages are welcome.

Why participate?

The Kreyol International Film Festival is an exceptional platform to showcase your work, network with film professionals from around the world, and be part of an event that celebrates cultural diversity and richness. It's a unique opportunity to make your creation shine and contribute to a better understanding and appreciation of Creole cultures.

We are looking for works that challenge, educate, and inspire, while celebrating the universality of Creole expression. We eagerly anticipate discovering your works and sharing them with a passionate and diverse audience at this second edition of KIFF.

Submit your films and become an integral part of this unique cinematic adventure. Leave your mark in the history of the Kreyol International Film Festival!

Here is the translation of the list of awards into English:

GOLDEN KREYOL CONCH
ODYSSEY CONCH
WATABWI
HORIZON CONCH
A public award may be given: this award will be presented by the subscribers of KIFF according to a voting system.

THE RULE

I. NATIONAL COMPETITION

1. THE CONDITIONS OF THE NATIONAL COMPETITION

A. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Films must be produced after January 1, 2019.

Only producers or any person mandated by them (directors, distributors, schools, etc.) can enter films for the competition.

Rights holders must ensure that they have all third party rights, intellectual property rights and image rights, so that Les Ponts cannot be disturbed during the broadcast of these films. Any claim by a third party regarding the rights relating to the films is likely to exclude these films from the festival.
Participants undertake not to offer, in any form whatsoever, the exploitation of rights or products in violation of the legislative and regulatory provisions in force or relating to intellectual property and counterfeiting.

Can be registered with KIFF
- films of any length and of any genre including historical (fiction, documentary, experimental);
-the film in progress is accepted provided it is ready for the day of the festival;
-for any school film made as part of higher education and/or professional training and/or apprenticeship, the contact who carried out the registration must be able to provide proof of agreement from the establishment upon request . In the absence of
this proof, the registration of the film may be cancelled;
-the festival does not apply a premiere rule but particular attention will be paid to films that have not yet been shown;
When registering, please list the festivals and prizes previously obtained.

Cannot register for KIFF
– films already submitted to the selection committee, even in a new version;
– advertising or industrial films are not accepted.

B. REGISTRATION
The registration deadline is July 4, 2024.
a) Registration of the film is done online using a registration form which must be completed on the platform (filmmakers) of https://festhome.com/festival/kreyol-international-film-festival
b) All required material and documents must be uploaded to the platform: viewing link, synopsis, photo and biography of the director, photos of the film (landscape and portrait format) which can be used on any medium, photos, authorization of diffusion.
c) The participant's registration will only be validated upon receipt of confirmation from the organizer of the Kreyol International Film Festival.
d) The Festival reserves the right to refuse the registration of a film without having to justify it.

Registration can only be validated after downloading the video file of the film. The transfer of the video file for viewing is done by purchasing a stamp on Festhome.

C. SELECTION
The selection committee freely determines the choice of films, the sections or categories and the screening dates and times. His decision is final.

a) Once the selection has been made, the documents and files to be provided will be indicated by email (email address provided during registration) to the persons concerned.
Les Ponts cannot be held responsible for errors in email addressing if the information communicated by the producers turns out to be false.
b) Participants cover the shipping costs of their materials to the Kreyol International Film Festival.
c) The selection is confidential and must not be disclosed before the official announcement by the organizer of the Kreyol International Film Festival.
d) Any film registered and selected for the competition cannot be removed from the selection or from the festival catalog by the rights holders.

e) The rights holder is solely responsible and must indemnify Les Ponts de l'Espoir (Les Ponts) from any damage and costs incurred (in particular reasonable advice costs), in the event of a court decision becoming final requiring the withdrawal of the film or after prior written agreement from les Ponts to remove the film.
f) The Festival does not cover the transport, accommodation and living costs of guests relating to the films presented.

The list of selected films will be available on the website www.kiff.paris

D. SUPPORTS AND PROJECTION CONDITIONS
a) DCPs and hard drives

In the event of selection and in order to make its broadcast possible, participants are required to send us a copy of the film. The hard drive (or USB key) containing the DCP file or high definition digital format (minimum resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels) must be sent by registered mail or courier and must be received before July 26, 2024, unless another date indicated by Les Ponts and taking into account circumstances beyond its control, at the address which will be indicated and under penalty of exclusion from the competition.

The film can also be sent via FTP to the address qui will be communicated for the selected films. The DCP must reach us unencrypted without a KDM key. These hard drives will form part of the festival archives and will not be used in any case for other screenings, unless expressly agreed by the rights holders.

b) Subtitling

French subtitling (not embedded) for Kreyol-speaking and non-French-speaking films is desired. The subtitle file (.srt) will be requested. The DCP subtitles must be in XML or MXF format, therefore not embedded (not “burned”) into the image. Translation by “voice over” is not accepted.

c) Shipping & Insurance

The costs of sending projection materials are the responsibility of the participants.
Reshipping costs are the responsibility of Les Ponts.
Insurance costs between receipt and return of the projection media are the responsibility of Les Ponts. In the event of loss or damage during this period, Les Ponts is only liable for the replacement value of the hard drive.
No complaints regarding the condition of the projection media can be taken into account more than 30 days after the date of their return.

E.PRICES
The following prizes will be awarded:
-GOLDEN KREYOL CONQUER
-LAMBI ODYSSEY
-WATABWI
-LAMBI HORIZON
-A public prize may be awarded: this prize will be awarded by KIFF subscribers and according to a voting system.
The award-winning films may be the subject of additional award screenings, particularly the day after the closing screening or during the year in the Kreyol-speaking region.

F.THE OTHER SECTIONS
Films entered in the national competition may be selected for other non-competitive sections of the festival such as: Pioneers, Anthropology, Variations (common values with Africa), Young audiences, etc.

2. RIGHT OF DISTRIBUTION AND REPRODUCTION FOR NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES
a) By registering, participants acknowledge that they own or have obtained from any third party all the rights necessary for the distribution of the work.
Participants are solely responsible in the event of violation of the legislative and regulatory provisions in force relating to intellectual property and counterfeiting.
Under no circumstances can LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF be held responsible – non-exhaustive list – for losses, damages, expenses of any kind linked to claims on copyright , brand, credits, music, filming locations, scenarios, rights of the various authors, directors, performing artists, and also the right to use, cite and reproduce, photographs, first and last names and pseudonyms of the various speakers, advertising , projection, loss, deterioration of films.

b) As such, you guarantee LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF against any disturbance, claim, eviction of any kind and any action by any third party on any basis whatsoever. You will be responsible for any damages and interest as well as all costs, in particular those relating to any legal, administrative or criminal litigation (including pre-litigation) (in particular, without the list being exhaustive, the costs and fees of advice, disbursements, expertise costs, etc.) and those relating to any enforcement measure, which LES PONTS would have to pay at the end of either a judicial decision accompanied by provisional execution, or a signed transaction with the plaintiff in the action.

c) By submitting a film for selection, participants authorize LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF to publish all information and images used for registration, on and in the relevant media (catalogue of the festival, websites, press releases, social networks, newspapers and magazines, and other digital means) as well as at all Festival events (conferences, debates, workshops, online projection platform if necessary, etc.).
Images must be royalty free and any required copyright credits (music, images and others) must be clearly indicated.

d) Except in the case of a pre-existing contract, the participants whose films have been selected agree to lend and show their films free of charge for all screenings and throughout the period of the KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Also affected:
-promotion in the press, social networks, media and other media, the right to reproduce images, trailers, film extracts, texts, biographies, etc.
-The right to use photographs taken during the festival of the film crew.

e) By submitting a film for selection, participants authorize LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF to publish free of charge mages, trailers, extracts from films, texts, biographies... in order to promote the KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL as well as to duplicate the selected film on DVD for the private archives of the KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
-Participants will be notified each time that the festival will use these rights granted free of charge, after the duration of the festival, for its sole promotion and for non-commercial purposes.
-The documents sent by participants will not be returned and will constitute the private archives of the KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL.
-As participants and selected at KIFF, you accept that photos, videos and/or interviews are taken during the event for non-commercial purposes.
-You consent to the use of these images, videos and/or sound recordings for non-commercial purposes by KIFF.

3. BROADCAST OF FILM EXTRACTS ON TELEVISION AND ON THE WEB
You authorize LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, free of charge, to reproduce and broadcast on French terrestrial, digital, cable, satellite and ADSL channels, on the Internet as well as on any paper medium. , electronic and/or digital, extracts and/or images from films selected as part of KIFF.
These extracts may not exceed 10% of the total duration of the film and in all cases will be limited to 3 minutes and will only be used in the context of information or current affairs reports dedicated to KIFF, television broadcasts or web, television or web interviews and/or promotional or advertising announcements for the current or future KIFF and this, for a period of one year, from the registration of the film, duration extended by tacit renewal unless denounced sent by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt subject to two (2) months' notice before the annual deadline.

4. BROADCASTING OF FILMS DURING THE FESTIVAL ONLINE AND AFTER FESTIVAL
By registering the film, you authorize LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, during the duration of the festival, to: integrate the film with any other film of LES PONTS' choice in view of its projection; represent and reproduce the film in any screening room (cinema, performance hall, amphitheater or other rooms selected by LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, including in public places, in indoors or outdoors, in schools, professional establishments, with or without catering (free or paid).

In the event of the festival being organized at least partially online, the producers undertake to consent and ensure that all authors authorize LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, to free title, to represent, reproduce and distribute, but also adapt (only the format in order to allow better quality online distribution), the films, during the duration of the festival, on any type of online distribution platform, but also on any other previously defined date.
This authorization is granted for a minimum period of one year, from the registration of the film, duration extended by tacit renewal unless denounced by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt subject to two (2) months' notice the annual deadline.

5. ARCHIVING AND CONSERVATION OF HERITAGE
The objective of the KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is also to safeguard the heritage of the films selected at KIFF.
To this end, LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, preserves and archives all the works submitted to KIFF selection.
It may be necessary, for better conservation of the archives, to transfer them to new current or future media.
You authorize LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, free of charge, to carry out, as part of its mission to safeguard heritage, the free, free and individual consultation of archived films and this, for a period of 10 years, from the registration of the film at KIFF, duration extended by tacit renewal unless denounced by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt subject to notice of two (2) months before the deadline.

6. EXTENSION OF THE FESTIVAL
a) The films selected within the KIFF framework may possibly be the subject of open, free and individual consultation in a network of libraries.

b) You authorize LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF, free of charge, to produce an audiovisual montage of extracts from several of the films selected within the framework of KIFF – in particular the award-winning films – and spread them be used on all physical or digital media for the purposes of promoting KIFF in France and abroad, for a period of one year, from the registration of the film at the festival, extendable by tacit agreement unless notified by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt subject to two (2) months' notice before the deadline.

c) You authorize LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF to extend the festival with the KIFF Tour, in France and abroad, including in particular the award-winning films.

7. ACQUISITION OF BROADCAST RIGHTS
LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF may request from producers the right to acquire the broadcasting rights for any film selected at the KREYOL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, and in particular, those awarded awards.
LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF expressly undertakes to limit its use to its own, strictly cultural and non-commercial activities (excluding CNC ticketing).

8. CANCELLATION AND MODIFICATION
a) Once selected and officially announced by the festival organizer, the film cannot be withdrawn from the program.
b) LES PONTS reserves the right to shorten, modify, cancel, postpone the Festival and modify its content in order to ensure its smooth running without liability being incurred, in particular in the event of of constancy which requires it or which is independent of its will.
No compensation of any kind whatsoever may be demanded from participants.
c) Any dispute over the interpretation or application of these regulations will be subject to the assessment of LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF.

9. COVERAGE OF COSTS
The association does not support:
– no dubbing or subtitling fees;
– no travel costs;
– no accommodation costs.

10. UNANTICIPATED CASES AND DISPUTES
If any of the clauses of these regulations prove to be void or inapplicable under a law or regulation or following an enforceable decision of a competent court or authority, the Parties agree expressly that the other clauses of the regulations will not be affected by the nullity of the aforementioned clause. The fact for LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF not to require at any time the strict execution of any provision or condition of these regulations will not be deemed to constitute a definitive waiver. to this provision or condition. Consequently, LES BRIDGES or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF may at any time request strict and complete execution by the provisions and conditions of these regulations.

11. GUARANTEES
You guarantee LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF that you hold or that you have acquired all the rights and authorizations necessary for the participation of the film in KIFF as well as for the uses granted to Les Ponts under these regulations and in particular, without the list being exhaustive, that you have the rights relating to images, music, filming locations, scenarios, rights of different authors, directors, performers, but also the rights to use , cite and reproduce the photographs, first and last names and pseudonyms of the various speakers.
You guarantee the Bridges or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF against any disturbance, claim, eviction of any kind and any action by any third party on any basis whatsoever.
You will be responsible for any damages and interest as well as all costs, in particular those relating to any legal, administrative or criminal litigation and pre-litigation (in particular - without the list being exhaustive - costs and advisory fees). , expertise costs, etc.) and those relating to any enforcement measure, which Les Ponts or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF would have to pay at the end of a judicial decision accompanied by the provisional execution or a transaction signed with the plaintiff in the action.

Please note that failure to hold all the rights and authorizations necessary for participation in KIFF and the uses granted to Les Ponts, as referred to in this article, subjects you to the criminal and civil penalties provided for by law.

12. ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
a) Submission for candidacy constitutes full acceptance of these regulations.
b) The final decision will be made by LES PONTS for any unforeseen problem not covered by the this regulation.
c) Any dispute over the interpretation or application of these regulations will be subject to the assessment of LES PONTS.

13.PERSONAL DATA
Registration with KIFF requires the collection by LES PONTS of a certain amount of personal information concerning not only the producers, but also the various people involved in the films (in particular directors, actors, etc.). This personal information is – non-exhaustive list –: name, first name, photo, email address, position, activity, mobile phone, etc.
The rights holder who does not wish or do not have the authorization to provide the information necessary for the registration of films will not be able to participate in KIFF.
The data controller is the LES PONTS association.
All information is collected exclusively for the purposes of the contractual relationship (registration of the film, integration into the catalog, price distribution, etc.) or in the legitimate interest of LES PONTS, in particular for the purposes of prospecting, optimizing its services and securing its activities.
Personal data is saved for a reasonable period of time, namely for the duration of the contractual relationship, and is then archived for the duration of the legal requirement.
The right holder is however informed that the personal data inserted in the credits of films and photos are kept without time limit, for archive purposes.
LES PONTS undertakes to only communicate and/or make personal data (apart from those appearing in the credits) accessible to people who need to know them, namely:

- those responsible within LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of the KIFF concerned;

-the service providers chosen and identified to carry out on behalf of LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF all or part of the activities, advice, accounting experts and technical service providers (hosting company, publishers) , but also in the case of an online festival, VOD providers, or online distribution platforms, etc.;

-legal entities: payment institutions, banks, insurance companies, insurance organizations;

-public authorities (judicial or administrative) within the framework of a legal obligation, particularly within the framework of social and tax obligations;
Apart from the cases cited above, LES PONTS or any other association created specifically in this context by the founders of KIFF undertakes not to sell, rent, transfer or give third parties access to personal data without the prior consent of the data subjects, unless forced to do so for a legitimate reason (legal obligation, fight against fraud or abuse, exercise of defense rights, etc.).

Comply with the provisions of Law No. 78-17 of January 6, 1978 as amended (Data Protection Act) relating to data processing, files and freedoms and in particular Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of April 27, 2016 (GDPR), participants have a right of access to their personal data as well as a right of rectification, erasure, limitation and opposition.
In order to exercise their rights, participants can contact us at the following address:
Hope & Bridges Association
Box 144 MVAC PARIS 13
11 rue Caillaux
75013 Paris
kreyoliwood@gmail.com
Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the CNIL https://www.cnil.fr/fr/plaintes.

If you no longer wish to receive our news and requests (by telephone, SMS, postal or electronic mail) and invitations, you can tell us via the link reserved for this purpose, or modify your choices by contacting us. under the conditions mentioned above.

II. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
1. THE CONDITIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
Two films chosen by the selection committee of the national competition will be designated to compete in the international competition.
The regulations for the national competition apply with the exception of articles 1. A. and 1. E, the ends of which are replaced by the following:

A. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
The line in 1. A “Films must be produced after January 1, 2019.” is replaced by:

“Short and long films which participated in the national competition can participate in the international competition. They must be produced after January 1, 2019 and have a duration of less than 40 minutes for short films. »

III. THE PIONNEERS
1. CONDITIONS FOR PIONEER FILMS
The regulations for the national competition apply with the exception of articles 1. A. and 1. B. and 1. E, the ends of which are replaced by the following:

A. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
–The line from 1. A “The films must be produced after January 1, 2019.” is replaced by:

“Films produced after January 1, 1977 and before December 31, 2017 may participate in this category.”

–Line 1. B. » a) The registration of the film is done online using a registration form which must be completed on the platform (filmmakers) of https://festhome.com/festival /kreyol-international-film-festival” is replaced by:

“Registration of these films, and only these films, is done by email at: kreyollywood@gmail.com”.

The “purchase of a stamp on Festhome” is removed for these films.
Lean more :
https://www.kiff.paris/kreyol-international-film-festival-appel-a-film-et-reglement-du-kiff-2024/





  

 
  

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