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Participation Terms - Digital View

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF FILMS MADE BY STUDENTS AND YOUTH
"DIGITAL VIEW"

Article 1
The Department of Students and Youth Films named "Digital View" is organized by the civil, non profitable Company Naoussa International Film Festival in the frames of the Naoussa International Film Festival. "Digital View" is held in Naoussa every year, during the Naoussa International Film Festival. In 2010 the event will take place from the 6th to 9th of May.

Article 2
Participation in the Department of Digital View:

  • In this department can participate students of the school of Fine Arts, schools of cinema, graphic designs, photography and of similar schools with artistic activity, as well as participants of relative seminars. Young people under the age of 30 who amateur deal with cinema creation can also participate.
  • Students must attend lessons at a public or private school of South-Eastern Europe. More specifically, creators who can participate must be originated from one of the countries bellow: Albania, Austria, Bosnia Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Cyprus, F.Y.R.O.M., Greece, Hungary, Moldavia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
  • The film must belong to one of the categories below:

-fiction
-experimental (video art, etc.)
-animation

  • The subject of the films depends on the judgment and the inspiration of the creators. The film has to be mainly created by using digital means.
  • Please send your film in a DVD (PAL) for the process of selection.
  • In case your film will be selected you should send to Naoussa International Film Festival a projection copy in DVCPRO or DVCAm or miniDV or BETA format
  • The film must have been completed 18 months maximum before the date of the Festival.

• The total duration of the film cannot exceed the twenty (20') minutes for fiction and animation films and the ten (10') minutes for films belonging in the experimental category.

Article 3
The selection of the projected films, the order of projection, and the program are defined by the Organizing Committee of the Festival, which, according to the technical peculiarities, the duration and the grouping of the films in categories, organizes the whole program with its own responsibility

Article 4
In order to participate in the Festival one should fill in the application form that he or she may find in the website of the festival. After the applicant has filled in the electronic application form he or she must print it, sign it and send it along with the film until the 15th February 2010 to the address:

Naoussa International Film Festival
Digital View Department
Katsoulaki 1
Naoussa, 59200
Greece

With the indication: "No commercial value, only for cultural reasons"

Note that it is necessary to fill in all the fields and to sign the participation form in order for it to be examined.

Along with the participation form one should send:
-The film in its original format with English subtitles (except the films that their dialogues are in the English language)
-Stills from the film (in electronic form*)
-Photos of the creator and the protagonists (in electronic form*)
* CD or via e-mail to publications@niff.gr

The mailing expenses burden the creators.

Once the participation form and the film have been deposited, for no reason does the director or the produce have the right to withdraw them


Article 5
The Organising Committee of the Festival makes the selection of the judging committee. The judging committee consists of recognized personalities from either the Greek or the international world of cinema. The decisions of the committees are made in plain majority.

Article 6
The film must be a creation of the student or the students. The benefit of advisory services of professionals is allowed, therefore, in a case like that, it should be a reference in the accompanying material of the film.

Article 7
In the framework of the competitive character of the Digital View Department, the following awards are being given:

Best Digital View Film
(Participation of all the Films)
2nd Best Digital View Film
(Participation of all the Films)
3rd Best Digital View Film
(Participation of all the Films)
People's Choice Award
(Participation of all the films)

Article 8
Naoussa International Film Festival reserves the right to change the award categories at any time and without any previous notification.

In case a film is awarded in the Festival, Naoussa International Film Festival wishes that the type and the year of distinction would be inscribed above the titles of beginning.

Article 9
The creators must avoid any public projections of the participating films in the town of Naoussa before their official projection in the Digital View.

Article 10
Naoussa International Film Festival company is not responsible for any loss of material before or after the Department of Digital View and under no circumstances is it obliged to return the material that has been sent to it.

Article 11
Naoussa International Film Festival company reserves the right to project part of the films that have been sent, in and out of the area of the Festival, whenever it is needed for reasons of promotion of the Department of Digital View and under no circumstances for commercial causes.

Article 12
The audiovisual coverage of the Department of Digital View and of the parallel events is taken on by the communication sponsors. Consequently, the use of any recording device by third parties in the area of the Festival is strictly forbidden. 
Parts of the Festival will be filmed. Members of the audience and participants that may appear in these parts cannot claim anything from the organising company.
The participants accept and agree to give interviews to the communication sponsors and to be photographed if asked.

Article 13
Naoussa International Film Festival reserves the right to cancel the Department of Digital View if it is necessary.

Article 14
In case of dispute, the Greek version of the terms of participation is considered as valid.

Article 15
The dispatch of the signed participation form entails the complete and unconditional acceptance of the above terms of participation.



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