FICNOVA - Festival Internacional de Cine de la No-violencia Activa (6)

ANIFF Active Nonviolence International Film Festival



Deadlines

21 Apr 2021
Call for entries

31 Aug 2021
Final deadline

2
mths

02 Oct 2022
Notification date

01 Oct 2022
09 Oct 2022

Address

C/ Apóstol Santiago 62, bajo B,  28017, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Festival description
Non violence
Short film festival
Feature film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Themes
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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English


Festival start: 01 October 2022      Festival end: 09 October 2022

FICNOVA is an initiative that is celebrated around the 2nd of October every two years, thus commemorating the International Day of Nonviolence declared by the United Nations. The competition phase has been held every two years since the second edition in 2014, following the unanimous decision of all the organizing venues taken in May 2015. It is organized by the non-profit Humanist Association FICNOVA in collaboration with other humanist organizations, associations, entities and people who share the transforming sensitivity of active nonviolence, in different cities of different countries.

After its first four editions held in October 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2018 in different cities of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Guatemala, Mauritania, Mexico, Peru and Spain, again participate in the preparation of the Fifth Edition of FICNOVA 2020 activists from different cities around the world.

The final list of venues may vary, either because new incorporations take place or because in some cities the minimum conditions for their celebration were not achieved in time, taking into account the difficulties of voluntary work in each country, self-financing and compliance with the permanent independence of any type of government agreement that could condition the objectives of the festival.

Depending on the logistics achieved in each place, three months before the start of the festival, we will publish the venues that meet the minimum general conditions for its celebration.

In no case can the non celebration in an initially proposed city be detrimental to the whole, nor to the authors of the works presented, since the festival is neither commercial nor remunerated. Each place is independent, and all efforts made at a point that could not be completed can be used for future editions of the festival.

We also wish to inform authors that the submission of works to competition is not made exclusively, allowing them the free disposal of the same and simultaneous submission to anyother contest they consider.

The Official Jury will choose the winners from among the finalists, recognising them with the
"FICNOVA Estela" in each official section of the competition both in Fiction (F) and Documentary (D):

GENERAL SECCTION
- Feature Film (F and D)
- Medium-length Film (F and D)
- Short Film (F and D).

EDUCATION CENTRES SECTION
- Short Film (F and D).

A category could be declared void if the Official Jury did not recognize, among the works received, a significant example of non-violence.

The organization of the festival reserves the right to award "Honour Estela" with a special award to the most significant works of nonviolence, if it deems it appropriate.

BASIS FOR PATICIPATION
6th FICNOVA 2022

“The sense of non-violence”

FICNOVA is an initiative that is celebrated around the 2nd of October every two
years, thus commemorating the International Day of Nonviolence declared by the
United Nations. The competition phase has been held every two years since the
second edition in 2014. It is organized and promoted through voluntary work by the
non-profit humanist association FICNOVA, in collaboration with other humanist
organizations inspired by Universalist Humanism, and associations, entities and
individuals who share the transforming sensitivity of active nonviolence.

After its first five editions held in October 2013, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2020 in
different cities of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Guatemala,
Mauritania, Mexico, Peru and Spain, again participate in the preparation of the sixth
edition of FICNOVA 2022 activists from different cities around the world.

The final list of venues may vary, either because new incorporations take place or because in some cities the minimum conditions for their celebration were not
achieved in time, taking into account the difficulties of voluntary work in each country, self-financing and compliance with the permanent independence of any
type of government agreement that could condition the objectives of the festival.

Depending on the logistics achieved in each place, three months before the start of
the festival, we will publish the venues that meet the minimum general conditions
for its celebration.

In no case can the non-celebration in an initially proposed city be detrimental to the whole, nor to the authors of the works presented, since the festival is neither commercial nor remunerated. Each place is independent, and all efforts made at a
location that could not be fulfilled can be used for future editions of the festival.
We also wish to inform authors that the submission of works to competition is not
made exclusively, allowing them the free disposal of the same and simultaneous
submission to any other contest they consider.

From this general context, we share the following bases of participation of the Sixth
Edition of FICNOVA 2022.

1. GENERAL

1.1. Anyone of any nationality can participate in the festival. Institutions and collectives may also participate providing they have at least one reference from a responsible adult.
1.2. Entries must be original films. The organisation of the festival presupposes that those who exhibit works have the right to do so. We must reject all responsibility if it transpires that this is not the case.

1.3. The registration period runs from April 21st to August 31st, 2021. You can register at any time between these dates by completing the form on the festival’s website or through the festival platforms for festivals agreed for this edition.

1.4. Categories:

A – Feature Film: Minimum running-time is 60 minutes.

B – Medium-length: Must have a running-time between 31 and 59 minutes.

C – Short: Maximum running-time is 30 minutes.
There are two categories for each type of work: fiction and documentary.

1.5. All works admitted will also need to provide:

• a trailer to be displayed on the festival’s website (no more than 2 minutes)
• an explanation by the film’s director or producer (in the form of an audio file, video, or text) concerning what prompted the film’s creation, and if you could identify the forms of nonviolence considered in the work: physical nonviolence, gender nonviolence, racial nonviolence, economic nonviolence, religious nonviolence, psychological nonviolence, moral nonviolence, or others.
(less than one minute of video/audio, or less than 500 words of text)
• subtitles in Spanish and in English if the original language is different from these.

1.6. Participants grant the festival promoters the right to show their productions non-exclusively during the festival week, and during subsequent presentations, which take as their subject the power of active nonviolence. Thus the festival is under no obligation to give notice or compensation on such
occasions. In no event will festival organizers commercially exploit submitted productions.

1.7. The festival reserves the right to select from amongst submitted works. Senders will be notified of their film’s acceptance or rejection before the 15th July 2022 publishing this info on the website.

1.8. A maximum of five finalists will be selected from each category. These works must include, in addition to the denunciation, a non-violent solution that overcomes the situation of violence depicted. Works that provide examples that transcend their own culture and serve as a global reference will be particularly valued. The finalist will published on the festival website from the 2nd
September 2022.

1.9. The local organisation of each city will screen the festival’s films in accordance with their specific logistic capabilities.

2. PARTICIPATION

2.1. The producer who has the legal right to the film should inform the festival before 31st December 2021 of their desire to participate. They should send a signed and completed registration form, which will serve as a declaration of acceptance of the rules herein enumerated, or by registering
through the festival platforms for festivals agreed for this edition.

2.2. Movie format – Films made in FullHD format with H264 codec (1920x1080)).

2.3. The festival will feature a selection team who will assign the films in competition to their appropriate categories.

2.4. Original languages and subtitles – Movies are welcomed in any language providing subtitles are submitted in at least one of the festival’s two official languages (Spanish and English). It would be ideal if subtitles in both official languages could be provided.

2.5. Once registered and selected, the film cannot be withdrawn from the festival’s program.

3. REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION OF WORKS
The registration and submission of works, within the indicated deadline, will be done through the platforms enabled for this edition that appear on the web:
https://www.festivalcinenoviolencia.org/index.php/es/afestival/66-festival/2022/309-registration-and-submission-6ficnova-2022

3.1. Entries submission. All entries should contain the following:

- The film itself.
- Technical data sheet and a short synopsis of the narrative.
- An audio file, video, or text containing a description, by the film’s director or producer, of the motivation and influence behind the film. The identification of the forms of nonviolence considered in the work: physical nonviolence, gender nonviolence, racial nonviolence, economic nonviolence,
religious nonviolence, psychological nonviolence, moral nonviolence, or others.
- A promotional trailer (no longer than 3 minutes).
- 2 images from the movie and a movie poster (if possible).
- Contact e-mail address for communication of results and postal address for possible prize delivery

4. JURY AND AWARDS
The festival will select the members of the Official Jury in accordance with the following criteria:

4.1. The Jury will draw upon film professionals, education professionals and nonviolence activists from the festival’s host cities.

4.2. Jury members will have no part and no interest in the production or commercial exploitation of any film in the festival.

4.3. Jury members agree not to publicly express their views on the films submitted for consideration before the official announcement of the awards.

4.4. The Official Jury will choose the winners from among the finalists, recognising them with the "FICNOVA Estela" in each official section of the competition both in Fiction (F) and Documentary (D): Feature Film (F and D) Medium-length Film (F and D) Short Film (F and D).

4.5. A category could be declared void if the Official Jury did not recognize, among the works received, a significant example of non-violence.

4.6. The organization of the festival reserves the right to award "Honour Estela" with a special award to the most significant works of nonviolence, if it deems it appropriate

5. GENERAL COMMITMENTS

5.1. Producers and distributors of films that make up the official competition may include in all advertising and press material the phrase “Official Selection of the 6th Active Nonviolence International Film Festival 2020”, displaying the festival logo.

5.2. The Festival Organisation will settle any matters not covered by this regulation, in accordance with current legislation.

5.3. Participation in the 6th International Film Festival of Active Nonviolence implies stakeholder’s acceptance of these rules.

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Basis of the EDUCATION CENTRES SECTION
6º FICNOVA 2022

PARTICIPATION
1.1. Any person or group of persons from the educational community (students, teachers, parents, school staff) may participate. The works will be presented with the reference and responsibility of an adult.

1.2. Duration and format of the works.
- Short fiction or documentary films, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

1.3 Entries can be made from 21 April 2021 to 31 August 2021, by completing the form on the festival website.

1.4. The theme is free, around the experience of nonviolence (physical, economic, racial, sexual, religious, psychological or moral).

1.5. Works must be original. The organisation of the festival presupposes that those who exhibit works have the right to do so. We must reject all responsibility if it transpires that this is not the case.

1.6. Languages. Works are admitted in any original language, providing copies with subtitles in at least one of the two official languages (Spanish or English).

1.7. Images of minors. It will be necessary the declaration of the responsible adult of age to have the authorization of the parents or tutors of the minors that appear in the filming. The lack of this requirement is a reason for exclusion from the competition.

1.8. The organization of the Festival will select to enter the competition all productions whose subject matter meets the criterion of showing an example of nonviolence. This first selection will be made before 15 July 2022, and will be published on the website from that date.

1.9. A maximum of five finalists in this category will be selected from all the entries submitted, and their details will be made public on the competition website from 2 September 2022.

1.10. Participants grant the festival promoters the right to show their productions non-exclusively during the festival week, and during subsequent presentations, which take as their subject the power of active nonviolence. Thus the festival is under no obligation to give notice or compensation on such occasions. In no event will festival organizers commercially exploit submitted productions.

1.11. The local organization of each city will propitiate the public showing of the winning works of the competition according to its implemented logistic possibilities

1.12. Works that do not meet these criteria or do not attend to the theme of the competition will not be admitted..

2. PRESENTATION OF WORKS

2.1. Registrations can be made from 21 April to 21 August 2021, by completing the form on the festival website or by registering on the platforms for festivals by agreement.

2.2. The person who submits the short film to the competition will be the one who holds the rights to the work. The inscription of a film in the festival will have the character of a declaration of acceptance of the present rules.

2.3. Once registered and selected, the work cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme.

2.4. The registration and submission of works, within the indicated deadline, will be done through the platforms enabled for this edition that appear on the web: https://www.festivalcinenoviolencia.org/index.php/es/afestival/66-festival/2022/309-registration-and-submission-6ficnova-2022

2.5. All entries should contain the following:
a) The film itself.
b) Technical data sheet and a short synopsis of the narrative.
c) An audio file, video, or text containing a description, by the film’s director or producer, of the motivation and influence behind the film. The identification of the forms of nonviolence considered in the work: physical nonviolence, gender nonviolence, racial nonviolence, economic nonviolence, religious nonviolence, psychological nonviolence, moral nonviolence, or others.
d) A promotional trailer (no longer than 3 minutes).
e) 2 images from the movie and a movie poster (if possible).
f) Contact e-mail address for communication of results and postal address for possible prize delivery

3. JURY AND AWARDS. EDUCATION CENTRES SECTION

The Festival Organization will appoint an Official Jury with the following conditions:

3.1. It shall be composed of film and education professionals and humanist nonviolence activists from the cities organizing the festival.

3.2. No one who has any type of interest in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may be a jury member.

3.3. The members of the jury undertake not to express publicly their opinions regarding the films submitted for their consideration before the official proclamation of the awards.

3.4. The international jury will choose the awarded short film among the finalists, recognizing it with the "Festival Estela" of Education Centres.

3.5. The festival organisers reserve the right to award "Estela of Honour" with a special award to the most significant works of nonviolence, if they deem it appropriate.

4. GENERAL COMMITMENTS

4.1. The educational centres or collectives of the educational community responsible for the short films selected or awarded may, if they so wish, use the acknowledgements in all their advertising and press material, using the Festival logo.

4.2. The Festival Organization will resolve any matter not contemplated in these Regulations, in accordance with current legislation.

4.3. Participation in the 5th International Film Festival of Active Nonviolence 2020 implies the acceptance of these rules by the interested parties.

*(Update 17/06/2021: New Deadline: The closing date for entries has been brought forward to 31 August 2021 as the number of films received in the first months of admission has been exceeded).



  

 
  

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