Oruro Film Fest 2019: Rules & Terms
The 8th Oruro Film Festival (OFF) will take place between October 25 and 31, 2019 in the city of Oruro, Plurinational State of Bolivia.
REQUIREMENTS AND ELIGIBILITY
The calls for the Festival are open for short and feature films, animation, documentary and experimental from around the world.
All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2017.
Those interested should submit their films through the official platforms of the Festival.
Final Deadline: The producer who holds the rights must register the film to the Festival, before August 31, 2019.
The submission through the official platforms of the Festival will have the character of an affidavit and declares that it knows and accepts these regulations.
Producers and filmmakers of Bolivian nationality will be able to register their works free of charge.
No film will be officially registered until the Festival receives the online pre-selection copy.
In the case of films spoken in a language other than Spanish, pre-selection copies with subtitles in Spanish (preferably) or English may be sent.
The Festival DOES NOT REQUIRE any premiere status but it will give priority to films that have not been previously shown in the Plurinational State of Bolivia.
Once submitted and selected, the film can not be removed from the Festival program, nor can it be shown in any other space in Bolivia before its official presentation in our Festival.
The Festival’s programming will include competitive and non-competitive sections. Scheduled films will be included in the section that the selection committee deems appropriate.
For the selection, its duration will be taken into account: The festival considers a feature film a minimum duration of 40 minutes and for a short film up to a maximum of 39 minutes.
The Festival will include four competitive sections:
-International short film competition: National and international fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films of 39 minutes or less are accepted.
-International Feature Film Competition: National and international fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films of 40 minutes or more are accepted.
-Latin American Feature Film Competition: Fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films made by filmmakers and / or Latin American producers with a length of 40 minutes or more are accepted.
– Bolivian Feature Films Competition: Fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films made by Bolivian filmmakers and / or producers with a length of 40 minutes or more are accepted.
*The selection committee can modify the structure of the Festival, but it will always keep the 4 main prizes: Best international feature film, Best Latin American feature film, Best Bolivian feature film, Best international short film.
OFF, Oruro Film Festival, recognizes talent with the following awards
-Best international feature film (fiction or non-fiction)
-Best Latin American feature film (fiction or non-fiction)
-Best Bolivian feature film (fiction or non-fiction)
– Special Jury Prize
-Best International Short Film (fiction or non-fiction)
-Best Director of short film
-Best Bolivian Short
The Selection Committee will be composed of members of the OFF, who will carry out their work according to the parameters of quality and creativity previously set by the Festival Management.
The projection copies will be sent through the Internet. The deadline to receive such copies will be September 27, 2019.
In case the film is selected, the person who made the registration will be notified and will be informed about the instructions for sending the projection copy through the official platforms of the Festival.
Next to the screener, the selected participants must upload the following materials to our official platforms:
-2 (two) film stills, 300 DPI. Size 10cm high by 15cm wide color. JPG format
-1 (one) photo of the director / s, 300 DPI. Size 10cm high by 10cm wide color. JPG format
-Bilofilmografía of the director maximum 450 characters with spaces. In the following format, NAME, + 450 characters
-Sinopsis of the film maximum 600 characters with spaces.
-Contact Data of the film
(CP / POBOX) Province, City, COUNTRY
-Digital file (ProRes or H.264 / MPEG-4 AVC)
In the case of the selected films that are spoken in a language other than Spanish, the producers will have the responsibility to provide the organization with a copy with embedded Spanish subtitles or provide us with a .srt file with the Spanish subtitles with their respective time code. Projection copy and subtitles must be synchronized.
The organization of the festival presupposes that the producers or directors who register through this call have the rights of exhibition of their works, being exempted the OFF of any civil or criminal liability.
The people linked to the selected films commit themselves not to broadcast their participation until the Festival’s programming is announced by the Organization at a press conference.
Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these regulations. Any conflict (organization or operation) not foreseen in these regulations will be resolved by the organization of the Festival.
The presentation of the films implies the total acceptance of these bases. The interpretation and application of the same corresponds to the organization of the OFF.