International African Film Festival In Argentina 2024 (16)

Festival Internacional de Cine Africano de Argentina 2024



Deadlines

15 Jul 2023
Call for entries

11 Mar 2024
Final deadline

12
days

17 Jun 2024
Notification date

01 Aug 2024
15 Aug 2024

Address

serrano,  1414, buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Festival description
Realities of Africans and Afro-descendants
Short film festival >1'
Feature film festival


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  >1'
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English Spanish
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Festival start: 01 August 2024      Festival end: 15 August 2024

International African Film Festival in Argentina 2024 / FICAA.

Call for entries is open until 30 February 2024.

We call on film directors and video artists to send material that would contribute to show new depictions on Africa. We are receiving: independent films from African countries or regarding Africa, its people and its diaspora.

The received material will be selected for a new edition of the International African Film Festival in Argentina, which will take place in August 2024 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Starting in 2007, Observatorio Sur undertook the “Mirrors and Mirages” International Film Series on and from the African continent. In each edition we have selected films based on different subjects to show and debate on history and actuality in the African world.
This year we are organizing a mixed version: online and physical Location. Thus, we are also aiming to reach new audiences, beyond the participants from the city of Buenos Aires who usually come to the cinema.

The Festival will grant the following prizes:

• Best Feature Film Award

• Best Short Film or Medium-Length Award

• Jury Mentions in each category

RULES & TERMS / FICAA Rules and Regulations 2024 International African Film Festival in Argentina (FICAA)


1. FEATURE FILMS, MEDIUM FILMS AND SHORT FILMS

This Festival, organized by Observatorio Sur, aims to promote the culture, history and film production of African directors, Afro-descendants and productions by authors from other countries who open a cinematographic window to the different realities of Africans and Afro-descendants.

a) Fiction films, documentary films, video art, experimental and animation films are able to participate.

2. DATE: I will take place in August 2024

3. VENUE: Buenos Aires. Argentina

4. SECTIONS & CATEGORIES:

The Festival programming will include competitive and non-competitive sections. The programmed films will be included in the section considered appropriate by the Selection Committee.

Competitive categories are:
- Short films and medium-length film (40 minutes maximum)
- Feature film (over 40 minutes)

We are receiving: independent films from African countries or regarding Africa, its people and its diaspora.

5. GENERAL TERMS
Please read the guidelines and regulations carefully before submitting your film.

a) We accept completed films without a limit date of production. Each participant may enter more than one work.
b) The call is open until February 29, 2024.
Applicants must submit their films filling out the form, through the platform www.festhome.com (Argentinian submission films is free)

If you have any queries regarding the submission guidelines and regulations, please email the Festival at: festival@observatoriosur.com

c) Send the link to the film for online viewing (Vimeo, Dropbox, Wetransfer or other online delivery platforms). The link will only be used by the programming team for the selection process.
The exhibition formats will be digital, and in the case of in-person screenings, DCP will be available (after consultation).

d) Once the work has been selected, the filmmaker must send a copy of optimum quality for exhibition at the festival.

The exhibition formats will be digital and in the case of in-person screenings, DCP may be chosen (after consultation).

Once the work has been selected and if the director, producer or any other contact according to the entry form cannot be contacted, the festival will have the right to screen the selection screener if its quality is optimal.

Selected works must send the following materials:

● 3 photographs of the film (300 dpi).
● 1 photograph of the director and producer (300 dpi)
● Official poster
● Synopsis in Spanish
● 1 promotional sequence or clip
● Optional materials (Press kit, original music tracks, etc.)

These materials may be published on the Festival's website and social networks for promotional purposes. In the case of texts and audios, they could be used for press, radio and TV broadcasting.

e) We will accept films in their original version, preferably with Spanish subtitles in SRT format, or english subtitles in SRT format. Whether a film with english subtitles is selected, applicants must provide a film transcription for its translation.

TRANSLATIONS
Since the Festival is aimed at a Spanish-speaking audience, films not spoken in Spanish will be screened with subtitles. If the filmmakers have a version with Spanish subtitles, this will be of preference to the Festival, otherwise, the selection committee will evaluate its translation and subtitling according to priorities and resources.

f) Once submitted and selected, a film cannot be removed from the Festival lineup.

g) The International African Film Festival in Argentina will not pay any screening fee for selected films to be screened in the festival. The inscription to this Festival, without lucrative purposes and with tickets mostly free or very economic, DOES NOT PROVIDE THE PAYMENT OF FEE ON THE PART OF THE ORGANIZATION. In case an international distributor requires it, the programming team can evaluate exceptions according to the criteria of the Festival. Please notify in advance to festival@observatoriosur.com

h) Directors of the awarded films give permission to the festival organizers to screen their works in future editions and activities of the festival, after consultation with the respective production or distribution companies.

i) Films selected to participate in the Festival may be screened in any of its sections (competition or parallel). The Festival must inform their directors about the section in which their film will be screened.


6. JURY

a) The jury will be made up of personalities from the audiovisual media, the arts and national and / or international culture, Afro-descendant collectives or researchers on the subject.

b) People who are directly related to the works in competition will be disqualified from being part of the jury.

c) The jury's decision is final


7. awards

The Festival will grant the following prizes:

• Best Feature Film Award
• Best Short Film or Medium-length Award
• Jury Mentions in each category


8. ACCEPTANCE BASES AND CONDITIONS - ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS

The inscription in the International African Film Festival in Argentina (FICAA) implies the acceptance of the present bases and conditions and the transfer of the projection rights of the material presented for the purposes of the diffusion of this edition, as well as future editions from the material selection date.

Likewise, together with the signing of these bases and conditions, the owner of the work agrees to transfer the rights of projection and reproduction of the same for the purposes of its exhibition at the International African Film Festival in Argentina (FICAA) (in the national territory or abroad) as well as for its advertising diffusion.

9. RIGHTS OF THE PARTICIPATING WORKS

By submitting the application form, the director and/or producer declares that he/she owns the intellectual property and/or exploitation rights of the work. The organisation is not responsible for any infringement of the respective laws regarding this topic.

a) Participants declare that they are the only and real owners of the audiovisual works presented at the Festival, both in the case of being the author and the transferee of the same. In case of falsification in the sworn statement, as they are not the holders of the same, the responsibility for any claim from third parties will be exclusively of the participant who presents the work, with the Festival having nothing to answer to third parties.

b) Participants agree to release the International African Film Festival in Argentina (FICAA) from any claim regarding the ownership of the work and/or lack of authorisation regarding the rights contained therein.


10. ITINERANT EXHIBITIONS

The selected films may be included, after the Festival, in itinerant non-profit cycles organised throughout the year by the country. In the case of international exhibitions, the programming proposal will be limited to the explicit authorization of the directors.


11 > ACCEPTANCE
PARTICIPATION IN THE INTERNATIONAL AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (FICAA), IMPLIES KNOWLEDGE AND FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES AND CONDITIONS. ANY EXCEPTION, DOUBT OR CONFLICT WILL BE EVALUATED AND RESOLVED BY THE ORGANISING COMMITTEE OF THE FESTIVAL.



  

 
  

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