FARO Concurso De Cinema Mediterrâneo E Mundial (2)



Deadlines

07 Nov 2023
Call for entries

27 Sep 2024
Final deadline

5
mths

16 Oct 2024
Notification date

16 Oct 2024
17 Oct 2024

Address

Faro,  8000, Faro, Algarve, Portugal


Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival
Script / Pitch projects


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
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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English


Festival start: 16 October 2024      Festival end: 17 October 2024

O Faro Concurso de Cinema Mediterrâneo e Mundial & Revista transcende a norma dos concursos de cinema, emergindo como um farol no domínio do cinema global. Herdando a rica herança cultural e marítima de Portugal, Faro simboliza um navegador, iluminando joias cinematográficas inéditas e pioneirando a jornada de narrativas ainda não contadas. Mais do que um concurso, Faro encarna uma filosofia que valoriza o sublime na realização de filmes - histórias que agitam a alma e ressoam universalmente. Mantendo pilares de Fortuna, Acreditação, Revisão e Opulência, Faro funde recompensas tangíveis com um compromisso com a crítica cinematográfica, celebrando filmes como a voz da consciência. No meio da cacofonia digital, Faro dedica-se a curar uma sinfonia de contos autênticos, oferecendo-lhes um palco para ressoar pelo mundo. Isto não é meramente uma competição por elogios, mas uma busca para iluminar o caminho para contadores de histórias através do horizonte cinematográfico.

Faro Concurso de Cinema Mediterrâneo e Mundial transcends the norm of film contests, emerging as a beacon in the realm of global cinema. From Portugal's culturally rich and nautical heritage, Faro symbolizes a navigator, illuminating unseen cinematic gems and pioneering the journey of untold narratives. More than a contest, Faro embodies a philosophy that prizes the sublime in filmmaking - stories that stir the soul and resonate universally. Upholding pillars of Fortune, Accreditation, Review, and Opulence, Faro merges tangible rewards with a commitment to cinematic critique, celebrating films as the voice of consciousness. Amidst the digital cacophony, Faro is dedicated to curating a symphony of authentic tales, offering them a stage to resonate worldwide. This is not merely a competition for accolades but a quest to light the way for storytellers across the cinematic horizon.

Prémio Principal de €3,000 para Melhor Filme. Grand Prize of €3,000 for Best Picture of the Year.

O FARO Concurso de Cinema Mediterrâneo e Mundial & Revista, ou o Festival Internacional de Cinema FARO, um farol de excelência cinematográfica, atrai anualmente mais de 1.500 submissões, tendo recebido no seu primeiro ano 3.479 submissões, oferecendo um grande prémio de €3.000 e um prestígio incomparável através da sua competição online e da sua revista de cinema criteriosa, consolidando a sua reputação como um pólo essencial para as narrativas e críticas mais sofisticadas do cinema mundial. Realizadores de todo o mundo competem pelos louros do FARO, um testemunho da sua influência sem paralelo e reconhecimento na comunidade cinematográfica, mesmo sem um evento físico.

The FARO Concurso de Cinema Mediterrâneo e Mundial & Revista, or the FARO International Film Festival, a beacon of cinematic excellence, annually attracts over 1,500 submissions, in its first year 3,479 submissions, offering a grand €3,000 prize and unmatched prestige through its online competition and discerning film journal, solidifying its reputation as a crucial hub for world cinema's most sophisticated narratives and critiques. Directors globally vie for FARO's laurels, a testament to its unparalleled influence and recognition in the film community, even without a physical event.

Categorias principais...

Melhor Filme (Best Picture)
Melhor Longa-Metragem (Best Feature Film)
Melhor Filme de Média-Metragem (Best Medium-Length Film)
Melhor Curta-Metragem (Best Short Film)
Melhor Microcurta (Best Micro-Short Film)
Melhor Animação (Best Animation)
Melhor Documentário de Longa-Metragem (Best Feature Documentary)
Melhor Documentário de Curta-Metragem (Best Short Documentary)
Melhor Série ou Episódio (Best Series or Episodic)
Melhor Novo Media (Best New Media)
Melhor Podcast Original (Best Original Podcast)
Melhor Vídeo Musical (Best Music Video)
Melhor Canção Original (Best Original Song)
Melhor Roteiro de Longa-Metragem (Best Feature Screenplay)
Melhor Roteiro de Curta-Metragem (Best Short Screenplay)
Melhor Roteiro de TV (Best TV Script)

Segunda divisão...

Melhor Filme Estudantil (Best Student Film)
Melhor Filme Experimental (Best Experimental Film)
Melhor Queer (Best Queer)
Melhor Filme de Vanguarda (Best Avant-Garde Film)
Melhor Drama (Best Drama)
Melhor Comédia ou Musical (Best Comedy or Musical)
Melhor Ação, Ficção Científica ou Fantasia (Best Action, Sci-Fi or Fantasy)
Melhor Terror ou Thriller (Best Horror or Thriller)
Melhor Documentário sobre Natureza (Best Nature Documentary)

Divisão técnica...

Melhor Direção (Best Directing)
Melhor Diretor Emergente (Best Emerging Director)
Melhor Estreia na Direção (Best Directorial Debut)
Melhor Roteiro Original (Best Original Screenplay)
Melhor Cinematografia (Best Cinematography)
Melhor Ator Principal (Best Lead Actor)
Melhor Atriz Principal (Best Lead Actress)
Melhor Ator Coadjuvante (Best Supporting Actor)
Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante (Best Supporting Actress)
Melhor Elenco (Best Ensemble Cast)
Melhor Edição de Som e Filme (Best Sound & Film Editing)
Melhor Efeitos Visuais (Best Visual Effects)
Melhor Trilha Sonora Original (Best Original Score)
Melhor Direção de Arte (Best Art Direction)
Melhor Maquiagem e Efeitos Especiais (Best Makeup & Special Effects)
Melhor Direção de Documentário (Best Documentary Directing)
Melhor Produção de Documentário (Best Documentary Production)
Melhor Produção de Vídeo Musical ou Comercial (Best Music Video or Commercial Production)

Rules to enter the FARO Concurso de Cinema Mediterrâneo e Mundial, by submitting your work to FARO you agree to the following terms and conditions...

Online Festival Dynamic: FARO is an exclusively online film contest that operates annually with a unique structure featuring three classification periods throughout the year. The culmination of these periods leads to a final Results Day, on which all individual award category winners and the Grand Prize Winner for Best Picture of the Year are announced. While FARO does not routinely stream films as part of its contest, we reserve the right to request permission to showcase the Best Picture winners during a designated short window. This potential showcase is subject to the following conditions to ensure the security and integrity of the films:

a. Copyright Confirmation: Filmmakers must provide express consent and confirm copyright ownership for any streaming of their audiovisual project, ensuring that all necessary rights are in place for public exhibition.

b. Secure Viewing and Anti-Piracy Measures: In the event of streaming, audiovisual projects will be protected with encryption, making them safely viewable without risk of unauthorized access or distribution. The streaming platform will employ robust anti-piracy measures, including but not limited to geoblocking capabilities and digital rights management (DRM) to prevent downloading and illegal sharing.

c. Limited Accessibility: The streaming window will be brief, and access will be tightly controlled and limited to a specified audience, ensuring exclusivity and respect for the filmmakers’ work.

Use of Stills and/or Clip Fragments: You certify that your work is ready for festival exhibition (all music, fonts, visuals, etc. are cleared worldwide, in perpetuity, multi-platform), and that the intellectual property is yours. If you are acting as a distributor, you affirm you've secured permission from the copyright owner. You allow us to use stills and short clips from your audiovisual project on the festival's digital platforms, including our website and social media channels, exclusively for promotional, non-commercial, and educational purposes.

Downloading: You grant permission to the Festival Director and Grand Prize Adjudicators to download your audiovisual project(s) to assist with offline viewing and to fulfill the festival's programming needs. There may be an opportunity for your audiovisual project to be showcased, to be confirmed, in those events you permit us to showcase your audiovisual project online with appropriate encryption and password protection.

Grand Prize Allocation Procedure: Upon notification of being selected as the Grand Prize Winner and a cash prize recipient, the winning party must acknowledge receipt and accept the prize within fourteen (14) business days. Failure to do so will result in the forfeiture of the Grand Prize, which will then be awarded to the runner-up (2nd place) of the competition. It is the winner’s responsibility to ensure communication channels with FARO remain open and responsive to facilitate the timely delivery of the prize. This clause is intended to expedite the award process and maintain the momentum of the recipient’s success, ensuring that the celebration of excellence continues unabated.

IMDb: FARO's team can update your awards/nominations on your IMDb pages, but will not initiate the creation of project pages if they don't exist.

Code of Conduct: You pledge to maintain respect and courtesy toward all involved.

Feedback: While we don't provide feedback on every submission, we do offer a critical review option.

No Refunds and Sportsmanship: No refunds will be provided based on dissatisfaction with final festival decisions.

One-Time Fee for All Categories: A singular fee ensures your project is evaluated across all festival categories for potential awards/nominations.

10. Accepted Submission Types: We accept a broad spectrum of submission formats.

11. Submission Permissions: Filmmaker teams can enter multiple projects in the same festival round.

12. Submission Restrictions: Once an audiovisual project has been submitted to a particular edition, it cannot be re-submitted in subsequent ones.

13. Film Reviews: To request a written critique, your audiovisual project must have been submitted to the competition.

14. Official Selection: A submission does not automatically grant "Official Selection" status.

15. Mailing List: By submitting to FARO, you automatically join our newsletter.

Policy on Free Waivers and Online Integrity

At FARO, our mission is to ensure a level playing field for all filmmakers who wish to showcase their creative prowess. We are fully committed to maintaining the integrity and fairness of our online platform, and to this end, have set forth the following guidelines:

1. Email Marketing & Official Selection: While we employ email marketing as a strategy to amplify the reach and awareness of our festival, it is important for filmmakers to understand that receiving marketing communication does not equate to automatic official selection or nomination. Audiovisual projects undergo a stringent selection process, and there is no guarantee of selection based solely on marketing outreach.

2. No Free Waivers: In the realm of online creative contests, optics matter as much as substance. Offering free waivers can inadvertently send a mixed signal about the festival's integrity and the value it places on filmmakers' contributions. Our decision to not provide free waivers is twofold:

3. Respect for All Participants: Many filmmakers invest both time and resources to participate in our festival. It is paramount that every filmmaker feels their efforts and investments are respected and valued equally.

4. Maintaining Prize Integrity: Granting the prestigious winner of the year title, accompanied by a grand cash prize, to someone who entered on a fee waiver could potentially undermine the perceived value and fairness of the competition. Such an approach might unintentionally devalue the efforts of those who adhered to the standard entry process.

Our festival thrives on the passion, dedication, and sportsmanship of its participants. We believe these policies ensure an environment where creativity is celebrated, and all filmmakers are given an equitable chance to shine.

Privacy Policy

1. Newsletter and Promotional Communications Opt-In: By submitting an entry to our festival, you consent to be added to our mailing list and marketing communications from partner film festivals and creative contests.

2. Opt-Out Rights: You may unsubscribe or withdraw consent for electronic communications at any point. Opt-out is available by emailing us with a request to unsubscribe.

3. Use of Personal Information: We respect your privacy and will handle your data according to relevant data protection regulations.

4. Changes to this Clause: We may update this Privacy Policy Clause when necessary.

5. Contact: Any queries regarding this Privacy Policy Clause can be directed to our team.

By agreeing to these terms, filmmakers understand that their content will be treated with the highest level of care and consideration, with safety and security as a priority. FARO is committed to promoting cinematic excellence while safeguarding the filmmakers' intellectual property.

By entering FARO, you confirm your understanding of and compliance with the above terms and acknowledge having read and accepted FARO's rules and regulations.​












  

 
  

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