Gula Jewish Film Festival (1)



Deadlines

23 Jan 2023
Call for entries

27 Feb 2023
Standard deadline

09 Mar 2023
Late deadline

09 Mar 2023
Final deadline

30
days

23 Mar 2023
Notification date

07 May 2023
11 May 2023

Address

shmuel hanagid 7,  4924571, Petah Tikva, Tel Aviv Metropolitan Area, Israel


Festival description
Short film festival >2' 60'<
Feature film festival >60' 100'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Themes
 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  >2' 60'<
 Feature Films  >60' 100'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English Hebrew
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English


Festival start: 07 May 2023      Festival end: 11 May 2023

For us, Jewish film is not only aimed at films created by Jews or about Jews, and not only at direct and labeled Jewish themes, but also at films whose content is a confrontation between Jewish values ​​in their broadest sense.
For example: parent-child relationships, (as an extension of the halacha about respecting parents) and so on.

We are intrigued to meet quality films, loaded with a high emotional charge, that can provide a refreshing, upsetting, happy, painful or inspiring look, about the tension between values ​​and ideals and the everyday challenges of existence.

The theme chosen for this year's Gula Jewish Film Festival is the struggles and conflicts that arise at the meeting between the values ​​of the Jewish tradition in the broadest sense and/or the limits of Jewish law, and different realities in human, community, and/or political life.

The festival will host competitive screening slots of films of various genres and lengths, for five consecutive screening evenings.

The first three places - cash prize:
Best film award - 3000 NIS.
The second and third winners -1000 NIS, to each one of them.

All films accepted for the festival compete for the first three places, regardless of genres and lengths.

The financial awards are sponsored by the Division of Jewish Culture at the Israeli Ministry of Education, and 'MKPT' - Petah Tikva Community Centers in the Petah Tikva Municipality.

The other awards are honorary degrees:
- Best Screenplay Award
- Best Director Award
- Best Actor Award
- Best Editing Award
- Best Soundtrack Award
- Best Animation Award
- Best Documentary Award
- The crowd favorite award

Taxes and fees that will be required according to the laws of the countries due to the financial prize grant will not apply to the festival, but to the winners of the financial prizes.

We accept films from all years.

We do not require a premiere, we accept films that have already been screened.

When registering the film, you declare that all the rights to the broadcasts belong to you

The number of entries by one author is not limited.

All entry fees are non-refundable.

Filmmakers from Israel or Iran are entitled to free submission for all categories and lengths.

All non-Hebrew speaking films must have English subtitles.
If the film you submitted was accepted to the festival - we will ask to receive the subtitle file in English SRT, so that we can translate it into Hebrew.

Films that will be selected for the festival are required to send us the poster in addition to the digital file of the film. We would also prefer to receive 3 frames from the film, for the publication of the program on the festival website and in the printed publication, but if the creator prefers - we can export an image from his film.

At this stage we are unable to provide flight, transportation and/or accommodation to the creators whose films were selected.

Screening copy: MP4 or MOV in h264 codec.

We will accept ONE VERSION of your entry only. We will NOT accept "updated" cuts such as "new sound mix", "new effects added", etc.

A film that has been applied cannot be withdrawn from the festival, unless the festival management decides otherwise.

The Festival may use excerpts from competition films (up to 10% of the length of the film, but no more than two minutes) to promote the Festival on television, all social media such facebook, instagram, Youtube etc, and the Internet.

We will not be able to accept a film that contains sex, or naked clothing

The undersigned, the authorized representative of the project named below and throughout this application (hereafter called the "Project") to Gula (hereafter called the “Institute”) for consideration for the 2023 Gula Jewish Film Festival (hereafter called the “Festival”), hereby acknowledges the following:

1. The undersigned represents and warrants to the Institute that:
(a) The undersigned is duly authorized, on behalf of the undersigned and on behalf of all other persons or entities who have any ownership rights, licenses or interests (including, without limitation, intellectual property rights or distribution licenses) in or relating to the Project (collectively and separately hereafter called the “Project’s Owners”), to permit the Institute to exhibit this Project in the Festival and to make the promises, representations and warranties set forth herein,
(b) exhibition of the Project in the Festival will not violate any law or any right or consent of any person or entity, whether such exhibition is theatrical (live), digital, or any combination thereof; and
(c) the Project is not subject to any litigation, arbitration, or other adversarial claim or proceeding, nor is the Project the subject of any threat of litigation, arbitration, or other adverse claim or proceeding.

2. The undersigned further represents and warrants, on behalf of the undersigned and the Project’s Owners, that the exhibition of the Project in the Festival, whether live, digital, or any combination thereof, will not violate or infringe any copyright, patent, privacy right, publicity right, trademark, service mark or any other personal or property right of any person or entity, and that the Project does not and will not constitute or include any defamation of any person or entity.
All license fees, clearance fees, and other obligations, of any kind, arising from or associated with the exhibition of the Project in or in connection with the Festival, have been and will be timely paid in full.

3. In the event that the Project is accepted by the Institute for inclusion in the Festival, the undersigned acknowledges, on behalf of the undersigned and the Project’s Owners, that the Institute’s exhibition or presentation of the Project in the Festival does not and will not create any confidential or fiduciary relationship between the Institute on the one hand and the undersigned and/or the Project’s Owners on the other.
The undersigned further acknowledges, on behalf of the undersigned and the Project’s Owners, that neither the undersigned nor any of the Project’s Owners will receive any compensation for such exploitation, although some Festival prizes may include cash awards.
The undersigned acknowledges that no obligation of any kind is assumed by, or may be implied against, the Institute or the Festival in the event of, by virtue of, or as a result of the Institute’s selection of the Project for the Festival.
The undersigned and the Project’s Owners understand and acknowledge that the selection of the Project for inclusion in the Festival does not and will not in any way constitute an express or implied endorsement or approval by the Institute or the Festival of the content of the Project or any opinion expressed therein.

4. The undersigned agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and each of the Project’s Owners, to indemnify and hold harmless the Institute and the Festival, together with each of their parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, attorneys, creative advisors, agents and representatives (collectively, “Gula Jewish Film Festival”), from and against any and all claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs) that may be asserted by any person or entity, or may be incurred by the Institute, the Festival, or any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties, at any time in connection with the Project or the Institute’s use, handling, consideration or exhibition thereof, and/or arising from any breach or alleged breach of any representation made by the undersigned to the Institute, the Festival or any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties, including, without limitation, any express or implied representation in these Terms and Conditions.

5. The undersigned warrants and agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and each of the Project’s Owners, that the Project is being submitted to the Institute voluntarily and without promise or inducement, and that the submission of the Project neither imposes nor creates any obligation or responsibility on the part of the Institute, the Festival, and/or any Gula Jewish Film Festival to accept the Project for inclusion in the Festival, to exhibit the Project in the Festival, to acknowledge the submission of the Project, or to return any Project materials to the undersigned or others.
The undersigned further agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and the Project’s Owners and every other representative or person affiliated with the Project, that , in submitting the Project for consideration, the undersigned, the Project’s Owners, and any other representative or person affiliated with the Project are jointly and severally waiving, forfeiting, forgoing and relinquishing any right that we might otherwise have to assert any claim or commence any proceeding in any forum or tribunal against the Institute, the Festival, or any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties, based upon, arising out of or otherwise relating to the submission, exhibition or failure to exhibit the Project (including, without limitation, claims relating to any failure or refusal to exhibit the Project in the Festival, the exhibition or marketing of the Project at or in connection with the Festival, alleged oral or written representations by the Festival or its representatives relating to the submission or exhibition of the Project, and any other matters arising from or relating to the submission of the Project), whether such claims may be based on theories of contract, implied contract, tort, statute, or other legal theory (hereinafter, “Claim”). In the event that any Claim is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought or commenced, in violation of the agreement set forth in the immediately preceding sentence, the undersigned, on behalf of the undersigned, the Project’s Owners, and any other representative or person affiliated with the Project agrees to indemnify the Institute and the Festival from any and all Claims, losses, liabilities, damages, fees and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys’ fees and other costs) that are incurred by the Institute, the Festival and any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties as a result of or in connection with any such Claim or any action, arbitration or other proceeding brought in violation of the representations and agreements set forth in this submission agreement.

6. Without in any way limiting the provisions or scope of the agreements set forth herein, the undersigned further agrees and accepts that, in the event that any Claim is asserted, or any action, arbitration or other proceeding is brought or commenced, by the undersigned, any of the Project’s Owners, or any other representative of or person affiliated with the Project, in violation of the agreements set forth herein, and in the further event that an arbitrator or other tribunal should permit such Claim to proceed despite the waiver language set forth in paragraph 5 above, the sole and maximum remedy that could be awarded to any person or entity asserting any Claim shall be a refund of the submission fee paid in connection with the submission of the Project to the Institute for consideration for the Festival.
Under no circumstances shall any other remedy, including without limitation actual, expectancy, reliance, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages, or any other damages, or injunctive, declaratory, provisional or other relief, be available to the undersigned, the Project’s Owners, or any other person or entity representing or affiliated with the Project.

7. In the event that the Project is accepted by the Institute for inclusion and exhibition in the Festival, the undersigned, requiring the consent of no other party to do so, hereby grants, on behalf of the undersigned and each of the Project’s Owners, each of the following rights to the Institute, the Festival, and any Gula International Jewish Film Festival Related Parties without reservations, conditions or qualifications:
(a) the right to use footage, stills and/or titles, and information from or relating to the Project for promotional purposes;
(b) the right to issue and authorize publicity concerning the Project and all personnel related to the Project; and
(c) to use the names, likenesses and biographical information of all Project personnel, including, without limitation, director(s), producer(s), writer(s), cast member(s) and crew in connection with the exhibition of the Project in, and promotion of, the Festival and the promotion of Institute.

8. The undersigned warrants and agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and each of the Project’s Owners, that the Institute has made no claims, representations or guarantees, and has provided no assurances, in relation to the internal process utilized by the Institute with respect to selection of projects for inclusion in the Festival, and that the submission of the Project neither imposes nor creates any obligation or responsibility on the part of the Institute, the Festival, or any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties to provide the undersigned, the Project’s Owners, or any Project- related parties with comments, feedback or other information pertaining to the viewing or consideration of the Project by the Institute for possible inclusion in the Festival.

9. The undersigned warrants and agrees, on behalf of the undersigned and each of the Project’s Owners, that by submitting the Project to the Institute, the Institute and all persons employed by, contracted by, or otherwise directly associated with the Institute are deemed to have been granted the irrevocable right to view and/or download all digital assets associated with the Project, including, but not limited to, any representation of the Project in the form of video files, still images, assets streamed via the Internet, and/or all other assets and information provided by the Applicant on the application.
All digital assets referenced above shall remain active and accessible by the Institute until the conclusion of the Festival on May 11nd, 2023.
Any dissemination of these materials, incidental or otherwise, shall not be the responsibility of the Institute or any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties.

10. Code of Conduct:
Gula Jewish Film Festival promotes an environment where bold, creative, and distinctive voices are celebrated.
Gula Jewish Film Festival is committed to allowing filmmakers, their teams and Festival attendees to experience the Gula Jewish Film Festival free of harassment, discrimination, sexism, and threatening or disrespectful behavior.
The Institute reserves the right to rescind an invitation to participate in the Festival for those who engage in such conduct.

11. The undersigned hereby acknowledges on behalf of all Project Owners that the undersigned has read and understood the Rules and Regulations for submitting a project to the Festival.

12. By completing the submission application for 2023 Gula Jewish Film Festival consideration, the undersigned, on behalf of the undersigned and all Project Owners, freely and voluntarily gives and expresses full and complete acceptance of all of the terms and provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions.
The parties acknowledge that no oral representations, inducements, promises or assurances of any kind, and no representations, inducements, promises or assurances not set forth in these Terms and Conditions, have been made to the undersigned or the Project’s Owners by the Festival, the Institute, or any Gula Jewish Film Festival Related Parties.

ENTERING A FILM IN THIS FESTIVAL IMPLIES THE ACCEPTANCE OF THESE REGULATIONS!



  

 
  

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