Ciclo de Cine Centroamericano - Viena (2018)

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Deadlines

13 Feb 2018
Call for entries

15 Aug 2018
Festival closed

15 Nov 2018
Notification date

18 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018

Address

Papaya Media Association, Brünner Strasse 31/2/34,  A-1210, Wien, Wien, Austria


Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 Continental Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
German English
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The following categories will make up
the official competition:

Fictional feature film

Fictional short film

Animated short film

Documentary

The submission of works is free of charge. Central American works and coproductions
made during 2016, 2017, and the present year may qualify for participation in the official competition.

The Festival is principally aimed at the German-speaking public. Therefore, works
must be subtitled in German or English.

Festival start: 18 November 2018      Festival end: 24 November 2018

The Central American Film Festival in Vienna, Austria has become an established event and a tradition for the city. Vienna has long been one of the most important cities for cultural events in the world, making it an ideal location to present the increasingly diverse and interesting films being produced in Central America.

This year's film festival will take place in November and December, and we hope that our established audience will continue to join us to experience the most recent productions that Central American cinematography has to offer.

As in previous years, the parallel non-competitive sections include the following: “Pioneers of Central American cinema”; “Works in Progress”; “Guest film”; “Bonus films” and “Latin American View”, a selection of audiovisual works from Latin America that portray the current lifestyles of the Latin American people. These sections are fully described in the rules of participation.

The awards will come as a result of direct voting from the public in attendance at the
cinematic presentations. The Festival organizers will award the following recognitions:

a) Best Feature Film of the Festival

b) Best Short Film of the Festival

c) Best Documentary of the Festival

d) Best Animated Short Film of the Festival

In the event of very close scores in the voting, shared prizes and special mentions will
be awarded.

Rules for Participation in the 10th Central American Film Festival

The 10th Central American Film Festival will take place from November 18th to 24th, 2018, in Vienna, Austria.

Papaya Media Association announces the call for submissions for the pre-selection of
participants in the official competition and parallel sections for the 10th film
festival.

The submission of works for the selection process is free of charge and the deadline is
the 15th of August, 2018. Details on how the works should be presented are explained
below.

Only films that have been made within the last two years are qualified to participate
in the main competition. Films produced before this time will be entered into the
parallel sections.

Films will be exhibited in H264 HD, 35 mm, DVD (PAL), Beta Digi, and Bluray formats in
various indoor and/or open-air venues throughout Vienna.

General Information About the 10th Central American Film Festival.

Since the beginning of the project, the local interest in the audiovisual production of
Central America has been growing. In previous festivals a varied film program
divided into features films, documentaries, short films, and animations was shown,
providing the public access to the most recent productions of the region.

The enthusiasm with which the event has been received has motivated Papaya Media Association to take on the responsibility of making the festival a permanent event.

The following categories will make up
the official competition:

Fictional feature film

Fictional short film

Animated short film

Documentary

As in the last festival, the spectators will vote directly for their favourite film from each
category, and the winning film will be presented with a certificate of recognition.

These films will also be included in further presentations taking place in cities
throughout Austria and/or Europe.


Objectives

• Allow the public to become familiar with the audiovisual production of the Central American region, including Panamá, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Belize and the South and East of Mexico.

• Promote the production and distribution of quality audiovisual work made in Central America.

• Provide space for reflection and debate, give professionals the opportunity to keep in touch with current developments, and support the communication between the artists of the Central American region and Europe.

• Facilitate the understanding of cultural diversity and the establishment of a culture of tolerance by putting diverse social realities in contact with one another.

• Promote the Central American region as an area of cinematic, social and touristic interest.

• Promote Central American cinematic production within Europe.


The Festival will provide a platform to:

• Identify and distribute the highest quality of Central American film and video production.

• Inform the public and attract the attention of the media and institutions that work in the audiovisual production industry.

• Convene distinguished directors, producers, distributors, cinematic personalities and specialists, both local and international.

• Promote and articulate initiatives directed towards the development of policies and projects intended to increase, both in quantity and quality, the areas of work available to artists in the Central American region.

• Hold touring exhibitions in diverse cultural public spaces.


Regulations


1. Organization

The exhibition is organized by Papaya Media Association.


2. Collaborators

The festival is organised in cooperation with the Festival Centroamericano de Cine y
Video Icaro, independent producers and directors of the Central American region
and Europe, as well as with academic, public, non-governmental, and private institutions and entities from various countries of the world.


3.- Submission of work.

a) The submission of works is free of charge. Central American works and coproductions
made during 2016, 2017, and the present year may qualify for participation in the official competition.

b) Works having been awarded prizes in other festivals are still qualified to be considered for the competition. It is also possible to participate even if the film has been awarded a prize in its country of origin.

c) Works can be submitted for pre-selection in order to be considered for the official competition or any of the non-competitive sections. In the case of submission to a
non-competitive section, there are no restrictions on the year of production. (See
appendix 5. B)

d) Once a work is registered it can not be withdrawn for any reason.

e) The Festival does not pay any type of Screening Fee.

4.- Requirements for participation

Parties interested in submitting audiovisual materials to the Festival’s pre-selection
process should send the details of the intended works by email to
inscripcion@centroamerica.at or by using FESTHOME platform (http://festhome.com/)

If you choose Festhome platform to submit your works, you will have to accept its
agreements. Please send all your works by August 15th, 2018.


The following materials are required

a) Submission form, adequately filled out (this can be found on the Festival’s website:
www.centroamerica.at).

b) Attached materials:

• Posters and any other publicity materials about the film.

• Digital graphic material in a minimum resolution of 300 dpi.

• 3 new DVD (PAL) or Bluray copies of the film.

• Paper copy of the submission form, adequately filled out and signed.

• Original letter authorizing Papaya Media Association to use the material within
the Festival and related events.

• CD/DVD, which includes photographs from the films in TIFF or JPG format (300 dpi), in case they are needed for inclusion on the web page of the Festival and/or in printed information.

• Complementary materials such as photos, posters, brochures and/or a trailer for the film may be included (not compulsory).


Important:

The submitted DVDs or Bluray will form part of the Festival’s archive.

Only those works that comply with these requirements within the submission deadline, August 30th, 2018 at 24:00 Vienna time, will be considered as officially submitted.

Works will also receive an official notification of submission.


5.- Sending the materials

Participants are responsible for the postage costs of submitting the works for preselection.

The parcel should be sent with the following remark: “without commercial value and
with solely cultural intentions.”

Packages should be sent to:

Enrique Bedoya
VII. Ciclo de Cine Centroamericano
Brünner Strasse 31/2/34
A- 1210 Wien - Austria

The organizers of the Festival will not take on customs costs, and reserve the right not to receive those parcels, which do not meet this requirement.

Works that do not fulfil all of the requirements numbered in points 3, 4 and 5 will not be considered as officially submitted.


6.- Sections of the Festival

a) Categories of the competition:

• Fictional feature film

• Fictional short film

• Animated short film

• Documentaries


b) Parallel non-competitive sections:

• "Pioneers of Central American Cinema”:

Recognizing those creators who initiated the development of cinema in Central America and, simultaneously, the search for a collective memory.

• "Guest film": Films that, according to the criteria of the Festival’s coordinators,
that are considered important to present.

• "Latin American view”: Selection of audiovisual works from Latin America that
present the current lifestyles of the region’s inhabitants. This year our guest country of honour will be Brasil.

• "Works in process": Special presentations and exhibitions will be held for distributors of works in the process of production and recent films which without forming a part of the competitive selection, are available for
commercialization in Central America and other countries of the world.

• "Bonus film": Films that complement some part of the Festival in some way, or which, according to the criteria of the organizers, should be presented in public.


7.- Selection of works

The selection of submitted works will be carried out by the Selection Jury, made up of
the co-ordinators of the Festival and their advisers. The results of the selection will be
announced on the festival webpage or via Fthome after October 30th, 2018. Works not selected will not be notified by any means.
All official selections are final and not subject to appeal.


8.- Requirements of the copies intended for exhibition

The copies for exhibition should fulfil the following requirements:

The submitted work should be in one of the following formats: H264 HD, 35 mm, Beta
Digital, Bluray or DVD (PAL).

The copies for exhibition that don’t fulfil these requirements will not be taken into consideration.


9.- Language

The Festival is principally aimed at the German-speaking public. Therefore, works
must be subtitled in German or English.


10.- Official Awards

The awards will come as a result of direct voting from the public in attendance at the
cinematic presentations. The Festival organizers will award the following recognitions:

a) Best Feature Film of the Festival

b) Best Short Film of the Festival

c) Best Documentary of the Festival

d) Best Animated Short Film of the Festival

In the event of very close scores in the voting, shared prizes and special mentions will
be awarded.


11.- Rights of the organization

The organizers of the Festival reserve the right to make a digital copy of the selected
works for the Festival archive. These copies will not be used commercially, and will
only be used for other exhibitions of an educational or cultural nature carried out by
the organization itself. The festival is based in Vienna. A selection of works will be
exhibited in future activities organized in Vienna and other Austrian/European cities,
depending on the interest created by the Festival.

The submission of works to the Festival implies the acceptance of the regulations
presented in this document.

For more information, consultations or suggestions, please contact:
Ciclo de Cine Centroaméricano - Vienna
Email: office@papayamedia.org
Web page: www.centroamerica.at
Submissions should be sent to: office@papayamedia.org

  

 
  

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