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Fancine Fantastic Film Festival


FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of world film production both of feature films as well as short films in the genre of Fantastic films in all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). As a non profit organisation, the University of Málaga aims at offering the audience the development of this film genre as well as backing better understanding between peoples and different cultures through film creation.
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Call of entries

FANCINE

22 FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL OF THE

UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA

From 22 nd – 29th NOVEMBER 2012

 

 

 

 

REGULATIONS

 

 

1.- GOALS

FANCINE –
FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO Fantastic Film Festival of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA
has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film
production of feature as well as short films of Fantastic genre under all its
variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror). Therefore, as a non profit
organisation, the University of Málaga aims at offering the audience the development
of this film genre as well as backing better understanding between peoples and
different cultures through film creation.

 

 

2.- FILMS IN
COMPETITION

 

FANCINE
includes the following sections:

 

FEATURE FILMS.

FICTION SHORT FILMS.

ANIMATION SHORT FILMS.

ON-LINE SHORTS.

 

 

 

3.- GENERAL
CONDITIONS

 

 

3.1. Date of Production

 

Each
competition section will consist of 10
titles
approximately, produced from 1st of January 2011 and not
commercially screened in Spain.
Films can compete for the Festival awards irrespective of their participation
in any other Spanish or foreign festival.

 

3.2. Running Time

 

The running
time of competing Short Films must not exceed 15 minutes.

For the
on-line competition, the running time must not exceed 5 minutes.

 

 



3.3. Excluding Categories

 

The same
film can only be submitted to one competitive category. In case of error in the
registration form, the organization will reserve the right to assign the
category that deems appropriate.

 

 

3.4. Screening Formats

 

Screening
formats to participate in Fancine are listed below:

Feature Films: 35mm, HD CAM or Betacam Digital
(digibeta).

Short Films: HD digital file following encoding settings: video codec H.264, minimum resolution
of 720p.

On-line short films: digital file in MP4, MOV or FLV
format. The size of this file must not exceed 200 Mb.

Last minute
changes of screening format will be rejected.

 

 

3.5. Subtitles

 

Selected
films must be compulsory sent in original version with Spanish subtitles - in
case they have dialogues or are in a language different than spanish
. Short films are subjected to the same requirement regarding
Spanish subtitling, unless they lack dialogue or these are unnecessary for
comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that a non subtitled film
is accepted, Spanish or English dialogue lists
with time code .doc, .txt, .xls or .rft are required.

A non subtitled short will not be selected for the
on-line competition whatsoever.

 

 

3.6.
Materials

 

The material
sent for the submission to the competition will not be returned to participants
and will be destroyed at the end of the festival. The person responsible of the
film submission must be authorized by the owner of the distribution rights of
the film and commits him/herself with not withdrawing the copy of the film from
the festival.

 

 

3.7. Exhibition Rights

 

Producers or
distribution companies having the exhibition rights of selected films will
transfer them to Fancine temporally (during the festival).

Likewise, the
submission for the on-line shorts section, involves the authorization of Fancine
to exhibit the short film on the website:
www.fancine.org and www.fancine.eu during the voting period.

 

 



4.- FILMS
SUBMISSIONS

 


Deadline:       

                        July 16th, 2012 for Feature Films

(postmark
date)                      July 5th, 2012
for Short Films and On-line Shorts

 

 

4.1. By
ORDINAY MAIL

 

Credential
to be submitted
:

 

a)       
Printed and signed official entry
form entirely filled in, (available in
www.fancine.org and www.fancine.eu).

b)       
A DVD copy of the film (PAL system),
with Spanish or English subtitles (only in case of sending a non Spanish
original version).

 

All these
documents have to be sent to the following address before the submission
deadline:

 

FANCINE –
FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO

Vicerrectorado
de Cultura y Relaciones Institucionales

Universidad de
Málaga

Pabellón de
Gobierno, 3ª Planta.

Campus
El Ejido

29013
Málaga

España

 

 

4.2. BY ONLINE APPLICATION

 

Credential
to be submitted at
info@fancine.org:

 

a)    Film file in format .mp4 and .mov with Spanish or English
subtitles
(only in case of sending a non Spanish original
version). We strongly advise using the following encoding settings: video codec
H. 264.

            This file should be uploaded to any on-line server such us:
wetransfer, dropbox, filedropper, fileserve, rapidshare, yousendit, etc (the
festival's organization recommends wetransfer).

 

 

b)    Online
entry form indicating the link to download the film.

 

The online submission process will be completed and
validated once receiving a confirmation e-mail from FANCINE organization.

 



5.-SELECTION

 

All the
films presented to participate in the different sections will be chosen by the
Selection Committee formed by different professionals of the audiovisual area.

 

Decisions
taken by the Selection Committee are irrevocable.

 

Participants
who make the submission of a Selected film
will receive a notification by e-mail. In a period of 15 calendar days starting the following day after receiving the
notification, they must send us the
information listed below:

 

§       
Trailer or
promotional video material (in PAL system), without watermarks, at the highest
quality possible, to be used for cultural promotion and for the opening video
screened at the inauguration ceremony of the Festival.

§       
At least 5 press
photos (of the film and/or shooting) in .jpg format with a minimum quality of
300 ppp (15 x 10 cm).

§       
A recent photograph
of the director in .jpg format and a minimum quality of 300 ppp (15 x 10 cm).

§       
Biofilmography of the director.

§       
5 Posters of the film or digital file in .pdf format.

 

The
screening copy of selected films will be received at the FESTIVAL DE CINE
FANTÁSTICO (FANCINE) until 8th November 2012 at festival
headquarters. Otherwise, organizers of the festival reserve themselves the
right to dismiss the selected film replacing it with another.

 

Who makes
the submission of a film declares to be authorized by the owner of the
distribution rights to provide us the screening copy and to be committed with not
withdrawing the film from the festival.

 

Organizers
of the festival reserve themselves the right to reject a film in the case the
screening copy does not offer enough quality guarantee.

 

 

6.- COPIES
SHIPMENT

 

FEATURE
FILMS: shipment expenses of selected
feature films
will be afforded by Fancine organization. Competitors must
send their films via the transportation company indicated by organizers.

 

SHORT FILMS:
shipment expenses -sending and returning- of selected short films will be covered
by participants in all case.

 

Coinciding
with the sending of the copy, an e-mail to info@fancine.org
must be sent in order to inform the festival of the feature film’s title or the
short film’s title, the sending date and the tracking number.

 

Screening
copies will be returned within a maximum period of thirty days after the
festival’s conclusion.

 

Screening
copies will be returned to the written address in the entry form. The
organization of the festival will not be held responsible for any losses or
delays caused by later changes of the returning address.



7.- JURY

 

7.1.
Official Jury

 

Professionals
of the film sector and culture will evaluate the films in competition and will
grant the Awards of the FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO. People related
to production, direction, distribution or any other commercial form of
exploitation of the selected films can not be members of the Jury.

 

Dean of the
Communication School of University of Malaga will be the President of the
Official Jury.

 

 

7.2. Young Jury

 

Students of
the University of Malaga will form the Young Jury. People related to
production, direction, distribution or any other commercial form of exploitation
of selected films can not be members of the Jury.

 

 

7.3. Audience Jury

 

Assistants
to the screenings of selected films will form the Audience Jury.

 

The best
short film
online award will be granted by Internet
users voting on the on-line short section on the Fancine website.

 

 



8.- AWARDS

 

 

The Official Jury will grant the Awards below:

§     
Award for Best Feature Film, with a cash prize of €9.000.

§      Best Director.

§      Best Actress.

§      Best Actor.

§     
Best Original or Adapted Screenplay.

§      Best Photography.

§      Best Special Effects.

§     
Award for Best Fiction Short Film, with a cash prize of €3.000.

§     
Award for Best Animation Short Film, with a cash prize of €3.000.

§     
Selection of the Best European
Fantasy Short Film for the GOLD MÉLIÈS AWARD.

 

Awards will
be entirely given to the person or company who has acquired the rights for
distribution of the award-winning film in Spain. In the event the feature film
does not have a distributor in Spain, the prize will go to the international
distributor. This can be the production company or the company in charge of its
international distribution. When advertising the awarded audiovisual work, the
winner company commits to include a clear noticeable legend with the
corporative image of FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Malaga-
(logo and name) referring specifically the Award received. Winning an Award means handing over a copy in digital
optical format for the FANCINE’s file.

 

Awards are
subjected to current law which regulates I.R.P.F. tax. In no case an Award will
be granted ex aequo. The Official
Jury may grant Mentions it considers suitable according to any consideration
worthy of being taken into account.

 

 

The Young Jury, formed by young university
students will grant the awards of:

 

§     
Young Jury Award for Best Feature
Film.

§     
Young Jury Award for Best Fiction
Short Film.

§     
Young Jury Award for Best Animation
Short Film.

 

 

 

And, by Audience
Jury
:

 

§     
Audience Award for Best Feature
Film.

§     
Audience Award for Best Fiction
Short Film.

§     
Audience Award for Best Animation
Short Film.

§     
Audience Award for Best On-line Short Film with a cash
prize of €1.000. The most online voted Short Film on FANCINE website will win
this Award. In case of draw between two or more Short Films, President of the
Official Jury will have the casting vote.
Organizers of the festival reserve
themselves the right to withdraw those Short Films fraudulently voted.

 

Each one of the winners will receive an
honorary statuette.

 

The Festival organization will be able to
grant other awards and honorary recognitions not included in these rules,
promoted by the organization or other entity with which it has signed the
corresponding agreements.

 

 

9.- GENERAL
DISPOSITIONS

 

FANCINE - International Film Festival of the University of Málaga is hereby granted the right to
utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the
Festival for promotional purposes.


The individual or corporation submitting the film
hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening,
understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The submission shall indemnify and hold harmless Fancine International Film
Festival of the University of Málaga from and against any and all claims,
liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to
attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any
claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss
of or damage to the screening videos entered.

 

Inscription or sending a film to the Festival, irrespective
of from the section, implies unconditional acceptance of these rules. The
Selection Committee will decide the matters not foreseen by the rules as well
as might authorize exceptions.

 

INSCRIPTION AND GENERAL INFORMATION ADDRESS

 

FANCINE –
FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO

Vicerrectorado de Extensión
Universitaria

Universidad de Málaga

Pabellón de Gobierno, 3ª Planta.

Campus El Ejido

29013 Málaga (Spain)

Tel: +34 952
13 41 92 - Fax: +34 952 13 14 53

 

 

e-mail: info@fancine.org,
fancine@uma.es

web: www.fancine.org, www.fancine.eu

About Fancine Fantastic Film Festival

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