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Rules of the 15th International Festival of Outdoor Films® 2017 („IFOF“)
IFOF Organizer states following Competition Rules valid for 2017
IFOF focus is on adventure, extreme, adrenaline and travel film. On audience interested in extreme sports as well as travel expeditions and different cultures. IFOF is a touring competion film festival around towns of the Czech Republic, Slovakia and eventually with co-operation of organisers in other countries. Organizers mission is to present films in IFOF competition all around the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and eventually with co-operation of organisers in other countries..
Filmmakers from Czech Republic and all around the world, professionals as well as amateurs, film and TV producers are welcome to participate in IFOF competition tour. Submitted films must fulfill the conditions and rules of this competition. Also films submitted in the previous years of the IFOF or for other competitions and festivals in the Czech Republic and abroad can be submitted. The submitted films are not limited by year of creation.
IFOF is organized by OUTDOOR FILMS s.r.o., with registered office at: Smetanovo nám.7, 702 00 Ostrava, Czech Republic, ID No.: CZ28614593, Tel. No.: +420 739 016 466, www.outdoorfilms.cz, email@example.com.
3 PLACE AND TERM
IFOF – competition and touring festival of sports, adventure, extreme, adrenaline and travel film will be opened in Ostrava and it will take place also in selected towns around Czech Republic, Slovakia and eventually with co-operation of organisers in other countries from September to December 2017. The Final ceremony and award night takes place in Prague.
4 FESTIVAL JURY
Films participating in the competition will be evaluated by festival jury choosen by the Organizer. Festival jury decision is final. The jury choosen by the Organizer will choose from submitted films fulfilling the criteria stated for IFOF competition. Films in competition will be screened around cinemas and in other public organisations co-operating on IFOF in certain selected towns and co-operating organisations participating in festival tour. Festival jury has the right:
a. to reject films of exclusively amateur, family or advertising nature, or for any other reason considered unfit for the Festival. b. to reclassify films into different categories. c. to cancel festival cathegory or award if the number of films submitted in this category is not sufficient for a competition.
Selected films will be screened in co-organizing towns and organisations during the Festival.
Submitted films will be divided into the following categories announced for the relevant year.
A: Adventure and extreme sport film – outdoor sports (except for mountain climbing and water sports) films, such as, for example, mountain biking, skiing, extreme skiing, ski-alpinism, speleology, paragliding, parachuting, aviation, motor sports, and others) B: Mountain climbing and mountain film (mountain climbing films, rock climbing, ice climbing, mountain scenery, man & mountains C: Adventure water sport film (rafting, watercraft sports, canoeing, yachting, diving, surfing, long-distance swimming, man & water). D: Travel film (films exclusively of travel nature, not listed in the A, B C categories)
The films may also be animated, of historical origin, filmed in previous years or black & white. The films must be listed in one of the above categories. Otherwise the films will be considered Non-Competing (N) category, in which the film can be screened but without any entitlement to any award.
6 PRIZES AND AWARDS FOR WINNING FILMS
The jury may award participating films chosen for the competition with:
a. main festival Award - GRAND PRIX b. award in each category (A, B, C, D) – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place; c. special award
Winners will receive material prizes from sponsors and organizers of the IFOF, diplomas and a glass relief. Each participant of IFOF will receive a certificate and a catalogue. The Organizer states to send the prize not later than in 3 months after the end of the Festival – meaning lat screening in the last Festival town. IFOF organizer will publish the winning films in selected sport and public media in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and eventually in other countries. IFOF Organizer will also inform public about the Festival and, if possible, offer the winning films to TV companies in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and eventually other countries. If interested, the organizer will contact the copyright holder. Festival jury reserves the right, in justified cases, not to award any of the published prizes or to give more awards to one film.
7 APPLICATION FORM & SENDING FILMS INTO THE COMPETITION
Application form for the IFOF competition and touring festival must be sent for each film separately using the IFOF form available on IFOF web page. All mandatory fields have to be filled in (contact addresses, tel. numbers, e-mails, etc). An electronic copy of each film must be sent:
First option is to use IFOF internet storage http://outdoorfilms.ha-vel.cz/
Optimal video requirements: HD1080p, HD1080i, HD720p, HD720i. Formats: wmv, mp4, mov(h264), mpg. Optimal size up to 5GB.
IFOF jury has the right to exclude damaged copies, or copies of poor quality from the competition.
The application will be accepted if, by May 31st, 2017, the following conditions are met (films, applications or other materials sent later will be automatically registered into the following Festival year 2017):
a) The application form includes all mandatory data and short description of the film (up to 500 characters). b) Copy of the film received without any errors. c) Films must be either in Czeh or Slovak language, or dialogue list with timecodes in English to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. d) At least 3 photographs (also more is possible) are sent in an electronic format to email@example.com. Photographs to be sent in the highest possible quality. Photographs will be used for film and IFOF presentation.
Films will be screened in the provided original language version with Czech subtitles (translated from the provided dialogue list with timecodes in English). Films sent to the IFOF internet storage or to our correspondence address without a valid application form as mentioned above will not be accepted. IFOF organizer is entitled to make copies of selected films exclusively for the purpose of archivation or festival promotion, presentation of IFOF films in media and other events related to IFOF. Author of the film also gives rights to the organiser to screen the accepted film the next year after the festival tour of IFOF (for the purpose of showing award wining films or other films of IFOF). Travel costs to the place of IFOF competition will not be compensated. Costs associated with award transport to authors of award winning films as well as festival promotion materials, souvenirs, etc. is compensated from organizer budget.
Film-makers that applied for IFOF touring festival give rights to festival rganizers for public screening of their film for the duration of the touring competition (for festival in Ostrava and other towns of Czech Republic, Slovakia and eventually on places in other co-operating countries). They also give rights to show previews intended for IFOF promotion purposes in media, public events, in film invitation to IFOF that will be screened in cinemas, TV or in other media or also on public events. Author of the film also gives rights to the organiser to screen the accepted film the next year after the festival tour of IFOF (for the purpose of showing award wining or other films of IFOF).
Organizer is not liable for violation of copyright screening if the films are submitted for the IFOF touring competition by authors or producers violating copyright for screening the film including the copyright for music or other parts of the submitted film. Organizers state not to offer any of the films submitted for the IFOF touring competition for sale unless agreed with the film author - e.g. screening the film in TV, cinema screening distribution, etc. Submitted films will serve only for the purpose of screening on IFOF touring competition, presentation of IFOF and the films on events in towns of Czech Republic, Slovakia or eventually on places in other co-operating countries, for the purpose of archivation in IFOF archive and promotional screening for the purpose of IFOF and film promotion. Producers and authors of the submitted films state to mention IFOF on other festivals, screenings and public events that the relevant film won an award or participated on IFOF touring competion festival.
Photographs sent together with the application form become the property of IFOF and will be used for festival presentation/promotion in all media. The same is applicable also for any other year of the IFOF. Photograph can also be used on festival posters and on other IFOF printed or electronic visual presentation. This is valid for any subsequent years of IFOF.
9 INVITATION OF AUTHORS TO THE IFOF
Authors of films listed in the competition categories are invited to the IFOF 2016. The Organizer sends free of charge VIP tickets for the entire Festival in all towns, invitations to the opening ceremony in Ostrava and the final ceremony in Prague, including an after-party. The organizer shall pay the overnight stay in Prague, for the final ceremony, to the winners from abroad, for 2 persons. The Organizer shall not pay for the transport to the Festival place (unless agreed upon otherwise) and boarding during the Festival. The authors are obliged to report their arrival and accommodation lead-time to the Festival Organizers in advance.
10 PARTICIPATION APPROVAL
Participation in the touring competition and IFOF 2017 festival is valid only if the author or producer submitting the film into the competition, approves all articles of above mentioned rules and gives the copyright for public production/screening during this competition and in accordance with all articles of the above rules by submitting the application form.
Mgr. Jiří Kráčalík Director and the founder of the festival