TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
IN THE DEPARTMENT OF MOBILE
The Department of mobile phone movies named “movile” is organized by the Civil Company Naoussa International Film Festival in the frames of the Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival. The Department of mobile phone movies is held in Naoussa every year, during the Naoussa International Short Film and Video Festival. In 2009 the event will take place from 7 to 10 May.
Participation in the Department of mobile phone movies:
• In this department anyone can participate as long as he or she is at least eighteen (18) years old.
• Each director has the right to participate with more than one film.
• The subject of the films depends on the judgment and the inspiration of the creators. Movies which will be considered violent, sensational or defamatory will be excluded.
• The department of mobile phone movies is divided into two (2) categories.
The first category refers to the movies which were filmed exclusively with a mobile phone camera.
The second category refers to the movies which have been filmed with any typical means of recording but which are going to be used only from mobiles (Technical features follow).
• The films of the 1st category must have been filmed by a mobile phone. There are no restrictions as to the shooting of the film as long as the latter is sent to Naoussa International Film Festival in 3gp, AVI, MPEG-4, Quick Time or Windows Media format. Please send along a DVD or CD for the process of selection.
• For the second category there are no restrictions as to the shooting of the film. The final film must have the following features: The film must be sent in AVI format.
Moreover, the audiovisual features must be the following.
Data Format: DV-PAL (preferable)
Colours: Millions (preferable)
Size (WxH): 720 x 576
Frame rate: 25 fps
Data Rate: 3.4 MB/sec
Sample Rate: 48 kHz
Channels: Stereo (preferable)
Sample Size: 16-bits
Data Rate: 187.4 Kb/sec
The above features are supported by every known programmes of video processing. The films must be sent to the festival in CD or DVD.
• The total duration of the film cannot exceed the ninety (90) seconds, in both categories.
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 20th February 2009 to the address:
Naoussa International Film Festival
Mobile phone movies Department
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, the list of the dialogues in English.
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
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
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
In the framework of the competitive character of the Department of Movies from Mobiles, the following awards are being given:
Best Movie from Mobile (participation of all the Films of the first category)
Best Movie for Mobile (participation of all the Films of the second category)
People’s Choice Award (participation of all the films)
Naoussa International Film Festival reserves the right to change the award categories at any time and without any previous notification.
By signing the Participation form, the creators declare that, with the submission of the application form and their participation in the festival, they don’t violate the rights of those involved in the film, rights of possession, copyrights and rights which concern the music or the lyrics of the film, civil rights or any other right of third party.
Furthermore, they declare responsibly and having knowledge the consequences of the law that they have acquired the necessary permissions to use the music and / or the lyrics – except for the case the creator himself produces the music and the lyrics of the films.
They declare and they guarantee that no demand will be posed to Naoussa International Film Festival by a third person as a consequence of the exploitation of the above, as it is mentioned in the article 9.
They declare and guarantee that everyone who takes part in the movie have consented to their participation in the film and the exploitation of their rights as it is mentioned in the article 9.
They declare and guarantee that they or any third person won’t have any financial claim from Naoussa International Film Festival because of the projection of their film in the Festival.
They safeguard Naoussa International Film Festival from any damage caused by their probable incapability to collect the necessary permissions, by defamation etc.
Naoussa International Film Festival company is not responsible for any violation from the participants of the mentioned in the present article. In any case, if for any reason, Naoussa International Film Festival compensates any third party because of reason related directly or indirectly with the violation of the participation terms, is agreed that the responsible participant, regardless of the degree of his responsibility, will be obliged to restore in whole every material and moral damage which Naoussa International Film Festival will suffer.
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 the mobile phone movies, of the creators, of the movies for one year (starting on 15th February 2009) and under no circumstances for commercial causes.
In order to contribute to the achievement of Naoussa International Film Festival’s goals the creator agrees to give for a period of one year (starting from the end of the period of application submissions) to Naoussa International Film Festival the non exclusive right to record, screen, translate and circulate the film, project it to audience, and proceed to public projection and the TV transmission of the film through agreements (in which agreements, if this is required, the creator will be contracted) with companies which might be interested, mobile companies etc. The creator will receive 30% of the income which will arise from these agreements. In case the creator doesn’t agree with this article he or she can do it by marking the appropriate frame in the Application Form.
Any public projection of the participating films in the town of Naoussa before their official projection in the Department of Movies from Mobiles is forbidden.
Naoussa International Film Festival company is not responsible for any loss of material before or after the Festival and under no circumstances is it obliged to return the material that has been sent to it
The audiovisual coverage of the Department of mobile phone movies and of the parallel events is taken on by the communication sponsors. Consequently, the use of any recording device by any third parties in the area of the Festival is strictly forbidden.
Naoussa International Film Festival reserves the right to cancel the Festival if it is necessary.
In case of dispute, the Greek version of the terms of participation is considered as valid.
The dispatch of the signed participation form entails the complete and unconditional acceptance of the above terms of participation.