Construir Cine - Festival Internacional de Cine sobre el Trabajo (9)

CONSTRUIR CINE (Labor film Festival)



Deadlines

15 Nov 2021
Call for entries

15 Jan 2022
Early deadline

15 Feb 2022
Standard deadline

15 Apr 2022
Extended deadline

4
mths

15 Jun 2022
Notification date

09 May 2022
16 May 2022

Address

Virrey Cevallos 520,  C1067AAL, Ciudad de Buenos AIres, Ciudad de Buenos AIres, Argentina


Festival description
Labor films
Short film festival 26'<
Feature film festival >45'


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 June 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  26'<
 Feature Films  >45'
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 09 May 2022      Festival end: 16 May 2022

Construir Cine is the only International Labor Film Festival in Argentina. Its next edition will
take place in Buenos Aires, from May 9 to May 16, 2022, in a hybrid mode (face-to-face and online).

Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues among a wide and diverse public.

The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world and social issues affecting their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the community to which they belong.

Construir Cine is an event organized by UOCRA Foundation for the Education of Construction Workers’ TV channel, —hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform CINE.AR, and sponsored by UOCRA CULTURA and Construyendo Arte. This festival is part of the Global Labor Film Festival, an organization that brings together labor film festivals from around the world, and belongs to “RAFMA”: Argentine Network of Audiovisual Festivals and Exhibitions.

“CONSTRUIR CINE” is a groundbreaking proposal aimed at offering quality entertainment with social consciousness. A sensitive and insightful view of the world of work and labor.

PRIZES

The prizes and incentives will be announced by the organizer in due course STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES “CONSTRUIR CINE”: The winning films in each competition shall be awarded (one for each competition) a “CONSTRUIR CINE: International Labor Film Festival” statuette.

EXHIBITION WINDOWS: The winning short films and the special mentions—if any—shall be part of CONSTRUIR TV, and/or the audiovisual media owned by the Fundación Uocra, and CINE.AR TV programming. The schedule and broadcasting shall be determined by the
respective channels’ authorities.

During the Festival’s Awards Gala, the winners shall be announced and the statuettes shall be handed over. Those winners who are unable to attend shall be able to personally collect them at Construir TV’s offices in Virrey Cevallos 520 PB - CABA, after day and hour
coordination.

In case that the winners reside abroad, the statuette shall be sent, at the request of the winner, to the address they have declared at the time of enrollment at their expense. The Festival shall not be responsible for the expenses required to send the statuettes but shall coordinate their delivery.

Construir Cine and its sponsors reserve the right to organize an attending event. In this case, the winners shall be informed with sufficient time in advance, and the details of the event shall be coordinated with each of them individually.

Only 1 (one) statuette shall be awarded for each film, whatever the number of persons involved in its making or notwithstanding the fact that the film has been co-produced by two (2) or more natural or legal persons.
The statuette inscription plate shall only contain the following information: film title, category and place obtained, competition name. No names of natural persons shall be included, whatever their participation in the film.

Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions
CONSTRUIR CINE: INTERNATIONAL LABOR FILM FESTIVAL
2022 EDITION - OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Construir Cine is the only International Labor Film Festival in Argentina. Its next edition will
take place in Buenos Aires, from May 9 to May 16, 2022, in a hybrid mode (face-to-face and
online).

Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support
filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues
among a wide and diverse public.

The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works
that contain stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world
and social issues affecting their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the
community to which they belong.

Construir Cine is an event organized by UOCRA Foundation for the Education of Construction Workers’ TV channel, —hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform
CINE.AR, and sponsored by UOCRA CULTURA and Construyendo Arte. This festival is part of
the Global Labor Film Festival, an organization that brings together labor film festivals from
around the world, and belongs to “RAFMA”: Argentine Network of Audiovisual Festivals and
Exhibitions.

“CONSTRUIR CINE” is a groundbreaking proposal aimed at offering quality entertainment
with social consciousness. A sensitive and insightful view of the world of work and labor.

Section I. Objective, Categories, and Thematic Focus
Objective:

UOCRA FOUNDATION organizes the Ninth Edition of “Construir Cine: International Labor
Film Festival,” whose main purpose is to promote creativity and support the independent
making of audiovisual arts dealing with the world of work and workers, as well as to provide
these films exhibition and diffusion means.

Categories:

Within the framework of the 2022 Edition, six Official Competitions shall be launched:

1) International Fiction Feature Film Competition: Feature films of a duration equal to
or greater than 45 minutes in any country of origin.

2) International Documentary Feature Film Competition: Documentary films of a
duration equal to or greater than 45 minutes in any country of origin.

3) National Feature Film Competition: Documentaries or fiction films whose director is
of Argentine nationality and have been filmed entirely in Argentina, of duration equal
to or greater than 45 minutes.
Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions

4) International Fiction Short Film Competition: Short fiction of up to 26 minutes in any
country of origin.
5) International Documentary Short Film Competition: Short documentaries of up to
26 minutes of duration in any country of origin.

6) National Short Film Competition: Documentaries or fiction films whose director is of
Argentine nationality and have been filmed entirely in Argentina, of duration up to 26
minutes.

Section II. Eligibility of the Works Submitted
(i) As to content, the works to be submitted must tell stories related to the world of work
and workers. Within this frame, the festival seeks to disseminate inspiring stories that, with
an authorial, lucid and critical view, offer the audience a programmatic proposal that invites
to reflect on how to ensure a fair transition to achieve the sustainable development goals,
(Global Goals), and thus a world with greater social, economic and environmental justice.

We find ourselves immersed in a labor reality that is impacted by issues closely related to
the 2030 Agenda, which provides a transformative vision for sustainable development
centered on people and the planet, based on human rights and the dignity of people. The 17
Goals that constitute this agenda are universal, transformative and civilizing, as they
envision "a world of universal respect for equality and non-discrimination". As workers, we
consider ourselves agents of change and a powerful force, whose struggle must be focused
on setting the agenda for the world's political leaders, from all spheres and fronts, to
achieve measures aimed at fulfilling these objectives. As an International Film Festival we are convinced that the audiovisual industry is a highly effective tool that allows us to generate positive impact, to focus on underrepresented realities, and also to promote the necessary changes to achieve the evolution that is needed.

More information on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030:
https://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/es/sustainable-development-goals/

Examples:

We are looking for films in a variety of formats, compatible with the six categories listed
above, that shed light on underrepresented stories about how workers, and the socio-labor
world in general, deal with such transcendent topics as: gender equality, caregiving tasks
and the elderly; education, that allows us to remain relevant in an constantly changing
market; the challenge of facing the future of work, which is being driven by increasingly
accelerated technological advances that are changing jobs and tasks; social protection in the
face of new forms of labor; climate change and its impact on migration, health, and
everyone’s security and prosperity; the growing inequality that prevents social mobility and
jeopardizes food security, health and access to basic services for the majority of the world's
population; the struggle of the original communities in terms of respect for the
environment, which results in the loss of sources of work and food, and ultimately
generates migratory movements; and sustainable consumption and production, among
Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions
other issues that affect us all and that make it imperative to think about a fair transition to a
more balanced world that leaves no one behind.
Those works not dealing with the work/labor topic as described above shall not be included
in the competition.

(ii) The works entered in the competition may not be unpublished, but world, continental,
national and/or Buenos Aires premieres will be privileged.

(iii) At the time of pre-selection of the works, these shall comply with all the technical
requirements stated in Section VI: Submission of Works, subsection (ii).


(iv) Works shall be accepted in any language, provided they have Spanish subtitles. As to
language treatment, please refer to Section VI: Submission of Works.

(v) Only works made as from June 1, 2019, shall be admitted.

(vi) No work shall be accepted if it offends the integrity of persons, institutions, or ethnic
groups; which in any way discriminates or violates any ethic code or social convention;
which contains scenes portraying sexual acts or explicit violence; or which violates in any
way the good social manners or good moral behavior in general.

(vii) Enrollment in the International Short Film Competition categories, all of them, implies
the acceptance of the fact that the works submitted, in case of being pre-selected, at the
sole discretion of the organizers, in the platforms of Construir TV and/or the audiovisual
platforms of UOCRA Foundation and the associated organizers and through "Canal Construir
TV" (this being its current commercial name but understood as the audiovisual license
owned by UOCRA FOUNDATION), and through CINE. AR TV through any public and/or free
over-the-air television system, Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), Open Digital Television
(TDA) and Satellite Television (TVS), as well as its exhibition in INCAA's Video on Demand
Platform (VOD), CINE.AR PLAY, both in Argentina and abroad.

Enrolled short films acknowledge that they may be included by Construir Cine in audiovisual
collectives, audiovisual organizations, and civil society organizations related to the themes
of the Festival, both national and international, for their participation in open selections
governed by said groups.

The prerogatives mentioned above do not apply to any of the Sections included in the Feature Films category.

Section III. Participants:

2.1 Participants eligible to take part in any of the 6 Official Competitions may be natural
persons (students of tertiary or university courses, as well as independent filmmakers), or
juridical persons.

2.2 Participants must be at least 18 years of age.
Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions

Section IV. Dates:

Category / Stage Call for
entries
deadline Announcement
of pre-selections
Announcement
of Winners
ALL CATEGORIES OF THE
COMPETITION 11/15/2021 02/15/2022 Before
04/10/2022
Closing Gala
May 2022

Construir Cine reserves the right to re-categorize the films submitted.

In all cases, submission deadline shall be due on the 00:00 hour, Argentine time, of the
closing day.

Section V. Enrollment.
Enrollment is free for feature and short films made by Argentine directors. The other
registrations shall be charged an administrative fee of USD 5 (five US dollars) for short films
and USD 10 (ten US dollars) for feature films.
Multiple submissions by a sole participant shall be accepted as long as each submission is
made individually for each film submitted.
Enrollment steps:

1) Participants must submit their works on-line exclusively through the Festival's
platforms at Festhome, link are available on the Festival's website: https://construircine.com/

2) Participants must send the audiovisual material following the instructions described in

Section VI: Submission of Works.
No other type of registration shall be accepted. There you shall be able to complete the
registration form with all your personal data and full technical detail of the work which must
necessarily include: link for visualization of the work, title, genre, category, duration,
synopsis of up to 200 words and other technical data that appear in the form.

Construir Cine shall not be held responsible or liable for the mistakes or loss in the
submission or reception of the information sent by the participants.

The participant knows and accepts that registering and sending the audiovisual material as
detailed in points 1 and 2 implies full acceptance of the purpose, rules and conditions of the
competition, as well as any modifications that may be made by the Organizer, as well as the
decisions that may be taken on any matter not provided for in these rules and conditions.

Failure to comply or lack of compliance with the requirements stipulated in these rules shall
void participation. Therefore, works that do not contain any of the data or full requirements
detailed here shall be excluded from this call.
Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions

Section VI. Submission of Works.

(i) Enrollment:
Works whose original language is not Spanish must provide Spanish subtitles or dubbing.
Only at this stage works whose original language is english or with english
subtitles/dubbing shall be accepted. If the material is pre-selected, the Spanish subtitling
or dubbing shall be mandatory. The participants may write an electronic mail to
info@construircine.com in case of any doubts.

(ii) Pre-Selection:
The authors of the pre-selected films must send:
1) A link with two high-quality pictures from the film, plus a picture of the director.

2) A screening link with the following features:

a) Codec: H264

b) Container: mov or mp4

c) Bitrate: at least 20 Mbit/s (Constant or superior)

d) Format: FULL HD 1080 50i; 1080 25p; 1080 60i; 1080 30p

e) AUDIO STEREO CHANNEL 2: 1 & 2 Stereo Full MIX

F) Spanish-speaking films must be sent without subtitles. Spanish subtitling or dubbing is mandatory for works in languages other than Spanish.
Works must be submitted clean, without charts or time codes, or any screen plate stating sponsors, supports, prizes received or the like.

Section VII: Judges, Selection Process, and awards

(i) JUDGES:
The Panel of Judges for each of the competitions shall comprise, at least, 3 (three) personalities of outstanding achievements in the TV and film industries, or distinguished
experts in the festival’s theme. All the enrollment, pre-selection and winner selection shall
be overseen by Construir Cine or the competition sponsors.

(ii) SELECTION PROCESS:
Winner selection shall be divided in two rounds: 1) pre-selection, and 2) winner selection.

(iii) awards IN EVERY COMPETITION:
1 winner will be chosen for each competition for best film and the mentions that the judges
consider.

The judges shall select the works to be awarded a prize based on two criteria: CONTENT and
MAKING.

Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions
Content: the focus shall be on the films describing an experience, a situation or reality
referred to the world of work/labor, and on the story emphasizing the appreciation of the
culture of work in all its dimensions. On this edition, the “Climate Change” theme shall be
prioritized.

Making: the focus shall be on the participants having used the most appropriate narrative
and technical resources to tell the story.
The judges’ decision shall be final and not open for appeal.

(iv) prizes
The prizes and incentives will be announced by the organizer in due course
STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES “CONSTRUIR CINE”: The winning films in each competition
shall be awarded (one for each competition) a “CONSTRUIR CINE: International Labor Film
Festival” statuette.

EXHIBITION WINDOWS: The winning short films and the special mentions—if any—shall be
part of CONSTRUIR TV, and/or the audiovisual media owned by the Fundación Uocra, and
CINE.AR TV programming. The schedule and broadcasting shall be determined by the
respective channels’ authorities.
During the Festival’s awards Gala, the winners shall be announced and the statuettes shall
be handed over. Those winners who are unable to attend shall be able to personally collect
them at Construir TV’s offices in Virrey Cevallos 520 PB - CABA, after day and hour
coordination.

In case that the winners reside abroad, the statuette shall be sent, at the request of the
winner, to the address they have declared at the time of enrollment at their expense. The
Festival shall not be responsible for the expenses required to send the statuettes but shall
coordinate their delivery.

Construir Cine and its sponsors reserve the right to organize an attending event. In this case,
the winners shall be informed with sufficient time in advance, and the details of the event
shall be coordinated with each of them individually.
Only 1 (one) statuette shall be awarded for each film, whatever the number of persons
involved in its making or notwithstanding the fact that the film has been co-produced by
two (2) or more natural or legal persons.
The statuette inscription plate shall only contain the following information: film title,
category and place obtained, competition name. No names of natural persons shall be
included, whatever their participation in the film.

Section VIII. Rights to use and liability
All Participants guarantee that, at the time of enrollment in the competition, are the sole
and exclusive owners of the copyright over the work(s) submitted, and that they are not violating third parties’ rights.

Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions
At the time of enrollment in the competition, the Participant(s), whether he/she/they be (a)
natural or legal person(s), shall be automatically authorizing the Organizer and its sponsors
to use, automatically and without need to notify the Participant, expressly, finally, irrevocably, without right to receive payment or compensation, the use of the name, image and voice of the Participant(s) on pictures, files and/or digital media, as well as in posters, films and/or publicity spots, tunes and/or vignettes in any type of media and/or
promotional pieces, including television, radio, newspapers, posters/signs, mailings and the
like for the purpose of the widest publicizing of this contest and its subsequent editions.

Also, at the time of enrollment, Participants guarantee that the Participant or the films
submitted to the contest are free from all claims from authors, actors, interpreters,
managing companies, unions, and are free from any lien, restriction, or any impediment or
limitation to distribution, reproduction, marketing, and exhibition, without temporal or
territorial limitations.
By virtue of the statements above, the Participant shall bear and assume all the costs
whatsoever of defending the Organizer against any court or out of court action based on the
claim that the marketing, distribution, reproduction and/or use of the films or part of them,
in the state in which they have been delivered by the Participant, is contrary to the
contracts, authorizations, commercial agreements, professional agreements or labor
agreements obtained by the Participant for the making of the film. In this case, the
Participant shall bear all the costs and expenses if a court decision should make the
Organizer liable for the matters described in the lines above.
The Participant shall be responsible for the content, and the form of each of the films
submitted by him/her to the contest, and shall guarantee that the work(s) submitted do not
violate the rights of privacy or any other rule imposed by the relevant control authorities.
Therefore, each Participant assumes full liability for the damages that may arise from the use
and exhibition of the work(s) and assumes the responsibility to hold the Organizer harmless in
case any claim arises based on the facts herein mentioned.
Assignment of Exhibition Rights over Short Films
All the preselected Participants or winners of Short Film competitions assign to the
ORGANIZER the rights of use, reproduction, exhibition and any other use or application
given to the work for the TV channels CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV through any free or
public TV system, Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT), Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) and
Televisión Satelital (TVS), and also through INCAA’s on-demand platform CINE.AR PLAY, both
in Argentine territory and abroad.
From May to July 2021, the winning short films shall not be shown by the producers on any
TV channel in the Argentine Republic, except for Construir TV and CINE.AR TV. That is to say
that from May 1st to July 31st, 2021 included, Construir TV and CINE.AR TV shall have the
exclusive rights to broadcast the winning short films.
Assignment of Exhibition Rights over Feature Films
Construir Cine: International Labour Film Festival - 2022 – 9th Edition - Official Competitions
All the preselected or winning Participants of the Feature Films competitions assign to the
ORGANIZER the exhibition rights of the Work throughout the term of the International
Labor Film Festival CONSTRUIR CINE to be held during May 2021 in the Argentine Republic.
The festival may take place in person, online or mixed according to the current provisions
for cultural events at that time and also according to the decision made by the ORGANIZER.

The programming grid, as well as the designation of theater rooms and/or on line plataforms where the works shall be shown, shall be set by the ORGANIZER to his sole criterion.

Section IX - Applicable Legislation and Jurisdiction.
These terms and conditions shall be construed and applied in conformity with the Argentine
laws.

In the event of any dispute, discrepancy, question or claim resulting from the implementation or interpretation of this Agreement or its regulation, directly or indirectly, the parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of the Ordinary Courts of the City of Buenos Aires, and thus relinquish any other jurisdiction that may be applicable by virtue
of the present or future domiciles.

Section X. Sponsors. Authorization.
Participants in the short film categories acknowledge and accept that the winning short
films shall be part of the Global Labor Film Festival database – hereinafter GLFF-,
automatically participating in the national and international contests or festivals related to
the theme of this contest.

Section XI. Acceptance of the terms and conditions
The mere fact of taking part in this contest implies full acceptance of these terms and conditions, which can be read and downloaded from the website www.construircine.com.

The Organizers of the contest reserve the right to modify the time periods and the deadlines set in these terms and conditions, as well as the features of the prizes and their presentation/delivery.




  

 
  

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