CALL FOR ENTRIES EXPRESION EN CORTO IFF MEXICO NW OPEN
EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
2008 CALL FOR ENTRIES
One of the primary objectives of the EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of short films and documentaries, rewarding the quality of these films with materials and equipment so as to allow these artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.
THE ELEVENTH EXPRESIÓN EN CORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place from July 18 th – 27 th , 2008, in the two host cities of Guanajuato and San Miguel de Allende, Gto., México.
CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION
The following short film categories have been established:
SHORT FILM FICTION – SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL – SHORT FILM ANIMATION – Shorts filmed in any film or digital format, that are no longer than 30 minutes in length (including credits), and are produced after January 1 st , 2007.
SHORT DOCUMENTARY and FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY. Short (maximum of 30 minutes in length, including credits) and feature length documentaries (more than 30 minutes in length), filmed in any film or digital format, and produced after January 1 st , 2007.
FEATURE LENGTH OPERA PRIMA
Feature length Opera Primas, or first time works by Mexican directors in either film or digital formats that have not yet acquired distribution in commercial theaters within Mexico and whose production date is after January 1 st , 2007.
The Festival shall determine the order and date of exhibition of each work. Submissions may also be selected to participate in non-competitive programs.
A - Registration: cost is $25 USD per film, payable through WithoutABox.com.
B- There is no limit to the amount of short films or documentaries that a filmmaker or producer may register.
C- The maximum duration of short films and short documentaries is 30 minutes, including credits. The maximum duration of feature documentaries is 120 minutes.
D- Music videos, commercial work and political propaganda are not accepted.
E- In order to be admitted, the materials must be presented in Spanish, English, or with subtitles in either of these two languages, preferably in Spanish.
F- Three (3) copies of each film in DVD-NTSC are required. These copies shall not be returned.
G- Please burn a CD with the following information in your electronic press kit:
- Still photo from the film (in Color at 300 dpi, or High Resolution)
- Synopsis of the film (in Spanish and English)
- Brief Biography of the Director (in Spanish and English)
- Director's Photograph (in Color at 300 dpi, or High Resolution)
- Film Credits
H- The limit for registration and delivery of materials is May 1, 2008.
I- All the shipping expenses of the participating works, from their place of origin to the address of this organization, shall be paid exclusively by the participant. The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials (cassettes, posters, photos, etc.).
J- Once a film has been submitted for participation it cannot be withdrawn.
K- The Festival does not pay screening fees.
L- Selected films may potentially form part of the festival's travelling showcase, participating around the world.
SELECTION AND JURY
The selection of the films will be the responsibility of the Festival Organization by means of an International Jury, made up of film industry professionals, whose names shall be announced shortly before the Festival. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
The Expresión en Corto International Film Festival shall give each of the participants in the competitive section a Diploma, and the winners shall receive either cash prizes or materials granted by our sponsors (film, developing services, transfer services, equipment rental for additional filming) and trophies.
CONTACT INFORMATION AND SHIPMENT ADDRESS:
FILMACIONES DEL ESTADO DE GUANAJUATO
Calle Núñez #20A, Zona Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. México. C.P. 37700
Phone: +52 (415) 152.72.64 or +52 (415) 152.88.99
REGISTER ONLINE: www.expresionencorto.com
Note: When shipping us your materials internationally, please do not forget to clearly state on the outside of your package that its contents are: “FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMERCIAL VALUE.”
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