Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, FIDOCS (27)

FIDOCS International Documentary Film festival



Deadlines

25 Apr 2023
Call for entries

10 Jul 2023
Final deadline

30
days

17 Nov 2023
Notification date

16 Nov 2023
23 Nov 2023

Address

Carmen Fariña 6758,  7640468, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile


Festival description
Short film festival >3'
Feature film festival >30'


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3'
 Feature Films  >30'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Photo of Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, FIDOCS

Photo of Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, FIDOCS
Photo of Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, FIDOCS

Spanish
English


Festival start: 16 November 2023      Festival end: 23 November 2023

The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) is the main broadcasting, diffusion, and competition event for documentary cinema in Chile and Latin America.

Focused on the promotion of dialogue and reflection, as well as in training audiences towards the appreciation of documentary film in a context of permanent transformation, FIDOCS seeks to explore the multiple paths available in documentary making as well as in the drifts proper to nonfiction works. In its program, FIDOCS incorporates the works of both experienced and emerging directors in order to address the question of “THE REAL”, and in doing so, it considers the various dimensions, disciplinary frontiers, and tensions that the question “what is real?”, as well as the documentary genre itself, has to offer us.

Throughout its history, FIDOCS has positioned itself as one of the most distinguished documentary film festivals in Latin America, standing as a privileged platform to screen contemporary cinema and to promote critical thinking. Year by year, under its selective curatorial approach, FIDOCS not only calls for important exponents of national and international audiovisual sectors to exhibit their work in Santiago, but also, in using this city as a film hub, it calls on such exponents to question, interpret, and re-write the status of contemporary documentary film practice today.

For the promotion, positioning, and exhibition of Chilean and International films, FIDOCS displays three main competitions. These sections include: INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION; CHILEAN COMPETITION, and EMERGENT SHORT COMPETITION FOR NATIONAL FILMS.

In addition, FIDOCS has the main industry activity, DOCS IN PROGRESS, for Latin-American works in progress where the jury (editors, directors, sound designers, producers, programmers), in addition to choosing a winner, feeds the filmmakers to carry out the post-production of their films and encourage their diffusion and transmission. This section is jointly run together with WIP section of CHILEDOC CONECTA.

The festival also has important training and extension activities in its FIDOCS SCHOOL, where students from film schools and communications from all over Chile so that its most outstanding students are in an intergenerational and interdisciplinary space with international and national festival guests; attending Master Classes, workshops, dialogues, among others.

In addition, in keeping with its interdisciplinary vocation, FIDOCS intends to accompany its screenings of other artistic interventions such as installations, exhibitions, performances, that from their own expressive means dialogue with the documentary concept. This is how FIDOCS EXPANDED section arises, where various artists, video-artists and filmmakers, all of them linked to the fields of sound or visuals, exhibit their work.

Finally, the chosen films will be screened after the completion of the festival, in different regions of Chile and abroad, at BEST OF FIDOCS section. The purpose is the cultural extension of the festival at a territorial level, putting emphasis on the circulation of the films at the regional level, being able to program replicas in the national territory as well as abroad.

*This year FIDOCS will be held with theatrical screenings.

ARTICLE 9: ABOUT THE AWARDS

-The Jury of the NATIONAL COMPETITION will award the following recognitions:

Best National Film Award consisting of US $ 2,000

Exceptionally, the jury may deliver one honorable mention that specify specific achievements of a film (Editing, Camera, direction, etc.). The jury is not required to give a mention.



-The Jury of the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION will grant the following recognitions:

Best International Film Award consisting of US $ 2,000

Exceptionally, the jury may deliver one honorable mention that specify specific achievements of a film (Editing, Photography, direction, etc.). The jury has no obligation to give mentions.



-The Jury of the EMERGING CHILEAN SHORT COMPETITION will award the following recognitions:

Best Emerging National Short Film Award consisting of US $ 750

Additionally, FIDOCS contemplates a transversal award:



-YOUNG JURY AWARD BEST OPERA PRIMA
Prize awarded by a jury made up of film students from various schools, who jointly award a film between both official competitions (national and international), consisting of US $ 1,000



The winner in any of these competitions cannot be declared void.

The winning films will be announced at an awards ceremony within the festival. The producers of the films that have received an award or recognition undertake to mention this distinction in the press and dissemination material of their film, using the Festival logo. This commitment applies both to commercial premieres in theaters, as well as to the distribution of the work with or without physical supports.

REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS -
27 ° INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF SANTIAGO - FIDOCS 2023

The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) calls on all national and foreign directors to participate in its upcoming version to be held from November 16th to 23rd, 2023.

ARTICLE 1: APPLICATION

Applicant films must meet the following criteria:

FILE FORMAT FOR EXHIBITION: All films must be available for display in at least one of the following digital formats: Digital Archive (H264 o ProRes422), and Blu-ray or DCP.

PRODUCTION DATE: For all competitions at FIDOCS, only films completed from 1 January 2022 onwards will be eligible to participate. Works made prior to this date will not be accepted.

PREMIERE POLICY: The festival will prioritize World, Latin American and Chilean premieres. The films that have been exhibited previously in a Chilean Film Festival, or have been commercially exhibited in Chile before 1 January 2022, will not be accepted, except in those cases that the Selection Committee believes otherwise.

LANGUAGE: All films must be written, narrated or subtitled in Spanish. If the film is not in English, English subtitles should be made available as well.


ARTICLE 2: ABOUT THE COMPETITION CATEGORIES

FIDOCS has three COMPETITIONS:

a) NATIONAL FILMS: Chilean films with a minimum running time of 30 minutes.

b) INTERNATIONAL FILMS: Films from all over the world, with a minimum running time of 40 minutes.

c) NATIONAL COMPETITION FOR EMERGING SHORT FILMS, launched in 2021 for films by chilean directors or directors with chilean residency, that have a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 30 minutes of duration. They must be works shot in an academic context or outside it, for undergraduate, postgraduate or graduate students and others, between January 2022 and June 2023.

d) The Festival Selection Committee reserves the result of creating other parallel competitive sections.

THE SELECTED FILMS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPETITION THAT THE SELECTION COMMITTEE CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE.



ARTICLE 3: REGISTRATION FORM

The producer, director, or anyone who holds the film’s exhibition rights should be the one making the application.

In completing the Registration Form, the applicant declares:

• It is well understood from the REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS that the film in question fits fully with the regulatory dispositions of the category it applies.

• The applicant hold the exhibit rights, and grants FIDOCS the authorization to exhibit the film if selected to compete.

• The applicant authorizes the festival to use press materials, such as photographs and trailers, for promotion and broadcasting in case it is selected to compete.

• The applicant declares to own the film exhibition’s rights and therefore authorizes the CULDOC Corporation and FIDOCS to exhibit the film in the framework described above, regardless of any liability or conflict involving third parties.


ARTICLE 4: APPLICATION DEADLINES

The final reception date of any application is JULY the 21st. To this date, the applicant must have filled in the registration form and sent an available digital copy of the film via FESTHOME platform.


ARTICLE 5: ABOUT THE SELECTION

Concerning the selection of the film in the festival’s different categories:

The applicant’s films will be preselected and selected by the FIDOCS Programming Team.

During this process, the Programming Team will decide in which competitive sections the selected films will participate.

The festival will notify selected works before September 8th 2023, and will publish on its website (http://www.fidocs.cl) the list of selected films for FIDOCS’s different categories during the last week of October 2022.

The decision of the programming team is unappealable.





ARTICLE 6: ABOUT THE MATERIALS

On September 22nd. 2023, at the latest, the applicants of the selected works will have the obligation to send to FIDOCS (via digital copy, if applicable) the following materials:

• Copy of the film in digital format (H264 o ProRes 422) and BluRay or DCP.

• A trailer and / or audiovisual synopsis of the film for promotional purposes, which may be uploaded to the festival website and / or broadcast on TV, within the framework of programs and spots of the Festival.

• Catalog materials: Synopsis, biography and filmography of the director; a photo of the director; four high-resolution film stills; a digital poster, along with a full list of technical and artistic credits.

The required materials should be sent as soon as possible once the film has been selected at the Festival in accordance to the deadlines established above. The editorial decisions of the catalog are in charge of the Festival.


ARTICLE 7: EXHIBITION RIGHTS

The registration supposes the acceptance of the regulations and requirements, and the authorization to exhibit the selected work at FIDOCS 2023.

Once the film is inscribed, it cannot be withdrawn from the application process. Once selected, the film cannot be removed from the festival program.

FIDOCS ARCHIVE:
All films selected will be available in DVD format and / or digital archive on a hard disk, to be part of the “FIDOCS Archive”, which will be available for consultation only on the basis of educational or research purposes, at the Cineteca Nacional facilities (please note that public exhibitions of these films are not contemplated. FIDOCS Archive is only for consultation.)

THE BEST OF FIDOCS:
The holder of the selected films authorizes CULDOC / FIDOCS to hold 2 free exhibitions in the framework of the "THE BEST OF FIDOCS" to be held after the closing of the event, both inside and outside of Chile. The film rights are freely given to FIDOCS for the exhibition of the film, only for cultural extension purposes, as to emphasize the circulation of works outside of Santiago city.

The acceptance of the regulations and requirements implies the acceptance of these clauses.



ARTICLE 8: ABOUT THE JURY

The Festival Organization will select two jury committees, one for each official competition, according to the following conditions:

The jury committees will be made up of a minimum of three members, all of them with prestige and recognition in their work areas, both national and international.

People who have interests in the production and / or exploitation of films in competition will not be part of the respective juries.

The votes of the jury will be secret and the decisions will be taken in a simple majority. The members of the jury oath not to publicly express their opinions regarding th films before the announcement of the official results are released.

Any conflict (organizational or operational) not foreseen in the present regulation will be resolved by the Festival Committee. In case of absence or inability of any member of the jury, the Festival Committee will look for an adequate replacement. If the jury member in question cannot be replaced, then the festival’s director will take her/his place.

The decision of the jury is unappealable.


ARTICLE 9: ABOUT THE AWARDS

-The Jury of the NATIONAL COMPETITION will award the following recognitions:

Best National Film Award consisting of US $ 2,000

Exceptionally, the jury may deliver one honorable mention that specify specific achievements of a film (Editing, Camera, direction, etc.). The jury is not required to give a mention.

-The Jury of the INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION will grant the following recognitions:

Best International Film Award consisting of US $ 2,000

Exceptionally, the jury may deliver one honorable mention that specify specific achievements of a film (Editing, Photography, direction, etc.). The jury has no obligation to give mentions.

-The Jury of the EMERGING CHILEAN SHORT COMPETITION will award the following recognitions:

Best Emerging National Short Film Award consisting of US $ 750

Additionally, FIDOCS contemplates a transversal award:

-YOUNG JURY AWARD BEST OPERA PRIMA
Prize awarded by a jury made up of film students from various schools, who jointly award a film between both official competitions (national and international), consisting of US $ 1,000

The winner in any of these competitions cannot be declared void.

The winning films will be announced at an awards ceremony within the festival. The producers of the films that have received an award or recognition undertake to mention this distinction in the press and dissemination material of their film, using the Festival logo. This commitment applies both to commercial premieres in theaters, as well as to the distribution of the work with or without physical supports.


ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS ACCEPTANCE

The registration of a film in the competitive section of the Festival indicates the whole acceptance of this regulation. Any issue covered in this regulation and its interpretation will be resolved, without any subjection to appeal, by the The Festival Committee only.

FIDOCS reserves the right to make the decisions it deems appropriate for those cases not foreseen in the bases stipulated above.


ARTICLE 11: RETURN OF THE COPIES

Hard copies of the selected films may be withdrawn from the Festival offices by the applicants in a 30-day period after the closing of the festival. We do not accept complaints after this period.

For more information contact us via email on: programacion@fidocs.cl or on our social networks @fidocs on Twitter and Facebook


  

 
  

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