31st BREST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
8 - 13 NOVEMBER 2016
Deadline for registration: June 15th, 2016
ONLY FICTION FILMS ARE SELECTED FOR THE EUROPEAN COMPETITION, THE FRENCH COMPETITION* AND THE PROGRAMS BREST OFF**.
ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILMS ARE ONLY ACCEPTED FOR THE PROGRAMS "OVNI", "MADE IN BREIZH", "ANIMATION" AND FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES.
* The French competition is only for French debut and school films.
** Except special decision of the artistic programmer.
1. The Festival is open to all producers and directors of short-length films, provided the entry is a European production, i.e. produced or coproduced by the following MEDIA countries: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Deutschland, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain; and implies full acceptance of the present regulation. Registration at the Festival is free of charge and implies acceptance of the following conditions.
2. The films must be: video format*; maximum running time of 30 minutes; copyright 2015 or 2016 and must not have been registered in a previous edition of the Brest Festival. File and DVD formats are accepted for pre-viewing and the Film Market. Beta, 35mm and DVD formats are not allowed for screening.
* The only format accepted for screening will be DCP and HD video. Beta, 35mm and DVD formats are not allowed for screening.
3. Entry forms should be submitted before June 15th, 2016
4. Registration is made on-line on the website of the Festival - www.filmcourt.fr. Your registration will be considered fully validated upon reception of a DVD or an internet link to your film. Your DVD must be sent by normal postal delivery. No parcels with UNPAID delivery will be accepted. Confirmation of delivery will be confirmed via e-mail. If you are unable to complete the online form, a paper form may be provided by post. You may request the form via: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The Festival selection committee pre-views films via DVD or internet link. The outcome of this pre-view is transmitted to the producer or other contact person who registered the film.
6. The pre-selected films, will be kept for the Festival archives and can be presented at the film market. No film will be sent back to the sender.
THE FILMS SELECTED FOR THE FESTIVAL
7. Once the selection process is over, the films selected to enter the Festival will be announced by telephone and/or by e-mail by the beginning of September 2016 at the latest.
8. The copies of the selected films must be sent to the Festival postal address.
9. The Festival requires notification of any fault or damage to film copies prior to dispatch. Applicants requiring extra care for their copies should make this clear when registering and again upon sending.
10. The shipping costs of the film copy to the Festival or to any collection points will be covered by the sender. The forwarding charges for return will be covered by the Festival.
11. Liability of the Festival for the films entrusted to it will begin when the films are delivered to it by the carriers and will cease when these films are given to the carriers for return shipment.
12. In case of damage or loss of material between reception and reshipment of the films, the liability of the Festival cannot exceed at the most the cost of reprinting the film calculated on the basis of net prices at the rates applied in the various countries. Any claims concerning damage to a copy following the Festival must be made within the 2 weeks period after the Festival, up until the 1st December 2016 at the latest.
MEDIA AND PUBLICITY
13. The right-holders of the selected films authorise free reproduction of stills and clips [under three minutes] for all Festival publications, press, TV coverage and on the Internet, in France and abroad.
14. The selected films must be copiable for screening at the Film Market and for the duration of the Festival. For that purpose, it is imperative to send a non-protected DVD copy or a web link.
THE JURY / THE AWARDS
15. The jury will be made up of figures from the world of arts and culture, from the film industry, from the audiovisual industries and from the media. The prizes for the 31st Festival award winners are currently being negotiated.
16. ONLY the French version of the present regulation will have force of law and the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Brest will be the sole arbitrator, should any legal dispute occur.