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Rules and Regulations of International Film Festival KineNova Skopje

GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

“KineNova” is an international film festival is an annual event in Skopje, Macedonia. The full international name of the festival is “International Film Festival Kinenova Skopje”.The short international name is “KineNova Skopje Film festival”. The second edition of the festival will be held 11-15 October 2017.

Article 2

The festival aims to support and encourage young filmmakers, turning Skopje into a launch pad for their ideas and stories. The main festival program (Official selection) will therefore feature directorial debut fiction, documentary, animated or experimental films, i.e. director’s first and second feature films from all over the world.

PROGRAM

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Competing programs: The Main Festival Program (Official Selection) will regularly feature director’s first and second feature films from all over the world. Short films (Official Selection).

Article 4

Additional, non-contesting programs: World cinema overview Overview of the Balkan cinematography Tribute to one world acclaimed film director Focus on.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Main Program (Official Selection):
- It must be the director’s first or second feature film The lapse between the film's premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months
- The film's duration must be over 70 minutes
- No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival
- These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Short films Program (Official Selection): The film’s duration must not exceed 30 minutes
- The lapse between the film’s premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months
- No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival.

Article 6

These regulations govern the submission of all films for the additional, non-contesting programs: No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival The film’s duration must be over 70 minutes The film selection will prioritize regional premieres

FESTIVAL JURY

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The festival jury is international and consists of 3-7 distinguished representatives of the world’s film-making industry. A separate international jury of 3-5 distinguished representatives of the world’s film-making industry will rule on the Short Films Program. A country may appoint no more than one representative to the jury. The jury’s verdicts are made with an open vote, whereby the majority decides.

AWARDS

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Official festival awards that the Main jury should give: Best feature film award
Best director award
Best screenplay award
The award that the festival should give:
Award given by the audience:
Best film from the Official Selection according to the festival audience
The jury for the Short Film Program will give:
Best short film award
Best Macedonian short film award
The festival awards for 2017 include money prize for the following sections:
- 1500 euros for the Best feature film at Kinenova Skopje 2017
- 500 euros for the Best short film at Kinenova Skopje 2017
- 200 euros for the Best Macedonian short film at Kinenova 2017

FILM SUBMISSIONS

Article 9

Directors, producers, national film institutions, or anyone authorized to represent the films may enter submissions for the competing and non-competing programs. In order to complete the submission entry you must properly complete an official online entry form with the names of all the film contributors, a brief synopsis, a long synopsis, technical details, director’s biography and filmography, and a statement verifying that it is the director’s first or second long feature film. Incomplete entry forms will not be considered.

Article 10

By entering the online entry form for the submissions the applicants comply with the Festival Entry Rules and Regulations and guarantee for the information provided.

Article 11

The deadline for submitting the online entry form for the films in all the programs is 10 September 2017

Article 12

There is entry fee that depends on the section.

Article 13

Film entries may be submitted in the form of password-protected URL links or DVDs sent to the following address:… All URL links must be active until 20 October 2017. The film must be accessible for download at the same link. The DVD must contain the last version of the film in the original language that it was filmed in, and non-English films must have English subtitles.

Article 14

The festival reserves the right to keep the DVD copies of the films that will be shown in any festival program and to make additional digital copies for its film archives.

Article 15

Subject to a consent, the digital copies may be shown at free-of-charge non-commercial events only with a written consent by the film producers or other fully authorized representatives.

FILM SELECTION FOR THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMS AND SCREENING

Article 16

After the program selectors choose films for every category, the festival will inform by email the distributors, producers or the authorized representatives of the selected films. The announcement of the final selection of the program selectors for each program section will be no later than 30 days prior to the festival opening.

Article 17

Each selected film in any festival program can be screened once as a premiere and can have no more than two reruns in the course of the festival. Public broadcasting of the festival films is not permitted anywhere in Macedonia during the festival.

FILM COPY SUBMISSION AND RETURN

Article 18

Screening copies in HD or DCP format of the films selected in any festival program must be made available to the festival by no later than 25 September 2017. Along with the film copy for the films selected in any festival program section, sending dialog lists in English, three film photos and a photo of the director is also required. Sending a trailer, posters, and additional advertising materials for the film is desirable, but optional.

Article 19

The festival reserves the right to reject technically defective film copies and low-quality copies that might obstruct the screening.

Article 20

Shipping fees for sending the film screening copies for all festival programs to Macedonia are borne by the participant. The festival is obliged to return the film copies within 4 weeks from the festival closure to the address provided by the participant, covering all shipping fees. In case of damage of the screening copy from its receipt at the festival center to the moment of delivery, the festival undertakes the obligation to compensate for the damage or make a new copy.

Article 21

The festival takes responsibility to protect and guard the screening copy from the moment it enters the festival center. In case of damage of the screening copy during transportation, the festival has no obligation to compensate for the damage.

Article 22

The festival appoints a three-member jury of experts to evaluate the technical correctness of the film copies and their format (hard driver, USB, 35mm film copy ) upon receipt and before shipping them back to the participant.

ACCOMMODATION and ACCREDITATIONS

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The festival will invite the directors or screenwriters as representatives of the films in the Official Selection to take part in the event. The festival takes responsibility to provide for their accreditations, accommodation, and travel expenses.

FINAL REMARKS

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The festival’s Council rules on any issues not mentioned under these Rules and Regulations and that are compliant with the organizer’s Statute.