1.1. The 10th TWO RIVERSIDES Film and Art Festival will be held from July 30th to August 7th, 2016.
1.2. The Festival is organized by The TWO RIVERSIDES Association. The Association is the Festival’s legal representative of all matters.
1.3. The permanent Festival’s sections are:
- World Under Canvas,
- In The Short Run,
- Music, My Love,
- I Love Cinema,
- Great Cinema On Small Marketplace.
1.4. Competitions and polls:
- Audience Poll,
- Short Films Competition.
A. The entry is open for fiction, documentary, animation and experimental films to the main programme (World Under Canvas, In The Short Run) and to The Short Films Competition. The submission is free of charge.
B. Films rejected in previous editions will not be taken into consideration.
C. Except special circumstances, approved by the Artistic Director, only films meeting the following criteria can be presented at the Festival:
2.1. World Under Canvas:
- Feature fiction and documentary films (longer than 60 min);
- Films before the official Polish theatrical release;
- Films made in 2015 or 2016, older when it will be a Polish premiere of film.
2.2. In The Short Run:
- Short films (less than 60 min);
- Films made in 2015 or 2016, older when it will be a Polish premiere of film.
2.3. Short Films Competition
2.3.1. The Competition is organized by The TWO RIVERSIDES Association.
2.3.2. In the Competition take part:
220.127.116.11. Short films (shorter than 35 min.);
18.104.22.168. Films made in 2015 or 2016, older when it will be a Polish premiere of film.
2.3.3. Films are assessed by Independent Jury selected from the Festival audience.
2.3.4. The Competition Prizes:
22.214.171.124. The Festival anticipates the following minimum amounts of the prizes:
- The Main Prize: 5 000 PLN gross,
- Second Prize: 3 000 PLN gross,
- Third Prize: 2 000 PLN gross.
126.96.36.199. The prize mentioned is given to the director of awarded film.
188.8.131.52. The Festival will pay the prizes within 30 days from an official announcement of the Competition’s results. The basis document will be the Jury Statement, signed by all its members, comprising the names of the winners and the amounts of the prizes. The winners should provide all necessary data needed to make a payment. According to Polish Tax Law, the Festival will deduct and transfer to the appropriate Tax Office a flat rate of 10% of the prize.
2.3.5. The Festival will not incur neither the costs of making the submitted films, nor the prize collection.
2.3.6. The Festival reserves the right to stop or cancel the Competition.
2.4. The Audience Poll
2.4.1. In the Poll take part films presented in the sections: World Under Canvas.
2.4.2. Feature films presented in the other sections which are the Polish premieres may be included. The final list of the Audience Poll films will be published on the Festival’s website one week before the start of the Festival at the latest.
2.4.3. The Festival audience vote for the film on special, marked coupons, granting the title from 1 to 5 points.
2.4.4. Films, which will gather less than 30 valid coupons will not take part in the Audience Poll.
2.4.5. Out of valid coupons will be calculated the weighted mean. The Director of film which gets the highest result will receive the Audience Award.
3. SUBMISSION OF FILMS
3.1. Submission of the Film is available only via the Internet platform available at: www.filmfreeway.com.
3.2. The completed Entry Form should be sent by May 23rd, 2016.
3.3. Submitter is authorized to make the submission and grant to the Organizer a license for the screening of the film at the Festival and the accompanying materials for promotion of the film screening within the Festival.
3.4. Language versions
3.4.1. Films should be submitted in the original version with the English subtitles.
3.4.2. Films in Polish and English version do not need to have English subtitles.
3.4.3. When the film is selected the English dialogue list and original dialogue list (when not English) should be provided.
4. THE SELECTION OF THE SUBMITTED FILMS
4.1. If the submission is late or entry form is not duly completed, the Festival has no obligation to admit the film to the selection.
4.2. The Festival does not bear the responsibility for the submissions delayed or lost due to force majeure.
4.3. The Festival has the right to place submitted films into a different Festival section.
4.4. The Festival informs by e-mail about selection results only submitters or entity of films selected to the program.
4.5. The Festival will not pay a fee for screening the selected films.
4.6. A selected film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme after July 15th , 2016.
5. SCREENING COPY
5.1. Film formats that can be presented at the Festival are: DCP, BluRay; different formats, including file format, should be approved by the Festival.
5.2. The screening copies should reach the Festival Office in Warsaw by July 18th , 2016. Any exceptions to this rule should be agreed with the Festival before this date.
5.3. The Festival incurs one way shipment costs:
5.3.1. Upcoming transport, when after the Festival the film is shipped to the next film event.
5.3.2. Outgoing – when the film is submitted in the Entry process.
5.3.3. The rule has no application when the film is invited by the festival and it’s transport is from and to the owner of the copy.
5.4. The Festival will insure the integrity of screening copies only from the time of delivery to the Festival until the print is delivered to a shipping agent for return.
5.5. The Festival is responsible for the screening copies from the moment of pick-up from the shipper (when importing) to the moment of giving them to the shipper (when re-exporting). The Festival’s responsibility for damage or loss of the print is limited to the cost of making a new print according to the present laboratory rate for making a standard print.
5.6. Damage to the film print must be reported to the Festival within a month after return and prior to any following screening.
5.7. All prints will be returned by September 12th 2016 at the latest.
6. PROMOTION AND PUBLICATIONS (CONCERNS THE QUALIFIED FILMS)
6.1. The Festival has the right to use excerpts (max 3’), trailers and pictures from the film for promotion and public relation purposes.
6.2. Once the participation of the film is officially confirmed, the Festival is qualified to use excerpts from the film (max 3’); and to publish information about the film on the Festivals’ website as well as in all printed promotional materials (such as the catalogue, the program brochure, press materials etc.).
6.3. The Festival reserves the right to use all publicity materials, before, during and after the Festival.
6.4. Producers of the movies from Short Films Competition consent to 5 (five) free of charge screenings of the awarded movies on special screenings in Poland and abroad after the Festival. The exact schedule of planed screenings will be sent to the producers.
7.1. In case of doubt the definitive interpretation is up to the Festival’s Artistic Director.
7.2. Any questions regarding the submission and selection of films, please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
7.3. The Short Films Competition, with conditions described above, is not “a game of chance”, nor “a tambola”, nor “a mutual bet”, nor “a promotional lottery” which result depends on coincidence according to art. 2 of The Act of Games of Chance and Mutual Bets from 29.07.1992 (journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, no 68, it. 341 with later changes).
8.1. Submitting a film to the TWO RIVERSIDES Film and Art Festival is equivalent to the acceptance of the conditions set out in these Regulations.
8.2. Submitting a film to the TWO RIVERSIDES Film and Art Festival is equivalent to the acceptance for the processing personal data for the selection and marketing purposes (Data Protection Law from 29.08.1997, Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland, no 133, it. 833 with later changes).