VIDEOETNOGRГЃFICA 2018 - INTERNATIONAL ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHYC FESTIVAL

ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC 2018 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL is a festival dedicated to the multiple expressions of ethnographic documentary, from a wide range of ethical and social commitments with the great diversity of cultural backgrounds throughout the world. The Festival intends to reflect the human, cultural and social diversity of our planet.

We strongly conceive ethnographic documentary, under a wide and interdisciplinary sense, as every audiovisual production, which main purpose is to show different cultural, social, political, historical, aesthetic and economical realities existing in our world, which we all share.

The Festival will be held at the Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León (MECYL), from 9th to 18th November 2018 in its second edition. Furthermore, an official selection from the works submitted to the Festival, will be projected at any cultural space of each of the nine provinces which form the region of Castilla y León.

Awards & Prizes
- Cencerro (Cowbell) of Jury to the best ethnographic audiovisual, consisting of a cowbell
intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Projector and a diploma.
- Cencerro (Cowbell) of Audience to the most acclaimed film for attendees, consisting of
a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Projector and a
diploma.
- Cencerro (Cowbell) of Local Place to the best documentary produced in Castilla y
León, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD
Projector and a diploma.

Rules & Terms
THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF CASTILLA Y LEON (MECYL), ORGANISES
ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC 2018 – INTERNATIONAL
ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL

ACCORDING TO THE FOLLOWING BASES

PREAMBLE

ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC 2018 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL is a festival dedicated to the multiple expressions of ethnographic documentary, from a wide range of ethical and social commitments with the great diversity of cultural backgrounds throughout the world. The Festival intends to reflect the human, cultural and social diversity of our planet.

We strongly conceive ethnographic documentary, under a wide and interdisciplinary sense, as every audiovisual production, which main purpose is to show different cultural, social, political, historical, aesthetic and economical realities existing in our world, which we all share.

The Festival will be held at THE ETHNOGRAPHIC MUSEUM OF CASTILLA Y LEON (MECYL), from 9th to 18th November 2018 in its second edition. Furthermore, an official selection from the works submitted to the Festival, will be projected at any cultural space of each of the nine provinces which form the region of Castilla y León.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

At this Festival may compete, all those works produced after the 1st January 2016, with a minimum length of 10 minutes and a maximum length of 90 minutes. All those works, which their responsible authors are involved with the organisation of this Festival, will not be accepted, as well as, those with touristic or advertising purposes.

Each director will be able to submit a maximum of two documentaries.

Films must be submitted in original version. Those which original version, would not be in Spanish, must be subtitled in Spanish. The subtitles must be included/embedded in the digital file of the film.

They will be highly assessed as of relevance criterion, the capacity of documentaries to foster reflection and critics of general audiences, as well as, their technical, aesthetic and scientific quality. Another important variable will be their innovative and experimental feature.

INSCRIPTION

The deadline of submission will be on 5th October 2018 at 23:59 time.

Inscriptions will be carried out online, through Filmfreeway filling out all the compulsory forms and uploading the files, with the needed subtitles attached. All those participants who for their geographic location or with local conflicts would have problems with their on-line inscription, will be able to apply to the contest through the following e-mail address: etnofest@etnografico.org

IT WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED AS PROJECTION FORMAT, HIGH DEFINITION DIGITAL FILES. DVDS OR OTHER PHYSICAL FORMATS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

The Festival Direction will constitute a Selection Committee formed by professionals and experts which will carry out the viewing, analysis and assessment of all the works submitted.

This Selection Committee will be responsible to decide which films take part of the Official Selection of the Festival Programme.

At the end of the selection procedure, the Festival will communicate its decision to the selected participants through e-mail. Once their participation would be confirmed, the Festival will publish the selected films’ list on its web http://www.museo-etnografico.com.

Once the reference would be included on the catalogue, the film may not be unilaterally removed out of the competition.

The applicants of the selected works will be informed before 20th October 2018 (although, this date could be postponed according to the needs of the Organisation), and they must submit, within the term of 7 days, the copy for its projection indicating title, format, screen and sound type, and all the needed information to be included on the catalogue. The producer/distributor must supply to the Festival, information and advertising material (“press kit”, three photographs and poster), trailer and additional material, which may be considered convenient, in order the Festival may promote the film properly.

The selected documentaries will take part of the Festival archives, and it is authorised the private enquiry on educational and investigative grounds.

The selected documentaries will take part of the MECYL film archives (which regulate their exhibition, exposition and broadcasting, always for free and on educational and cultural grounds) excepting if the applicant has declared the opposite on the subscription form.

The MECYL may create parallel sections oblivious to the Festival, with those not-selected materials which may be considered of interest for its projection, communicating such circumstance to the legitimate authors.

The Direction of the Festival will communicate to the films’ owners o agents, a technical report in case any irregularity may be found on the copy and reserves the right of rejecting the unsuitable copies for their projection, according to the control of the Festival technical department.

A copy for their projection of the selected films, must be submitted on high definition digital file. The Festival will reject all those copies with the minimum conditions for their exhibition. The Festival must receive the projection copy before 27th October 2018.

The screening copy must be submitted with the following information: title, format, screen type and type of sound. The producer/distributor must provide the Festival information and advertising material ("press kit", 3 photos and poster), trailer and other additional material for the Festival to properly promote the film.

The original copies submitted for their exhibition must exactly coincide with the copies previously submitted. The unfulfillment of this requirement will be cause of exclusion of the film in the Festival.

PRIZES

Three prizes will be awarded:

- Cencerro (Cowbell) of Jury to the best ethnographic audiovisual, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Projector and a diploma.
- Cencerro (Cowbell) of Audience to the most acclaimed film for attendees, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Projector and a diploma.
- Cencerro (Cowbell) of Local Place to the best documentary produced in Castilla y León, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Projector and a diploma.

The Direction of ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC 2018 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL will choose the Jury members among professional from audiovisual, ethnographic and cultural backgrounds. The Jury’s decisions are unappealable and they will be published on the Festival official website.

The Jury will be formed by five prestigious personalities from cinematographic, audiovisual, anthropologic and cultural world, designated by the Organisation, being the quorum four members.

The Jury reserves the right to award the secondary awards which considers convenient, as well as, to declare void some prize. None of the mentioned prizes may be awarded ex-aequo. The only accumulated prize will be the awarded by the audience.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS

In order to promote the Festival, the Organisation of ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC 2018 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL is authorised to publish on the media, a sample of until three minutes length of the selected films.

Once the Festival would have finished, ETHNOVIDEOGRAPHIC 2018 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL, may use the selected works in exhibitions and cultural and educational programmes, always for free and with the previous communication to the authors.

Applicants are responsible of the authorship and originality of the films submitted, exempting the Organisation from any responsibility about their contents.

The inscription of a documentary is equivalent to accept all the conditions of the Regulation, which interpretation and application correspond to the Organisation.

This Regulation will be published in Spanish and English. In case that any interpretation doubt may arise, the text of reference is the Spanish one.

Zamora, June 18, 2018.
Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León

Website: 
http://www.museo-etnografico.com/etnovideografica.php?id=997

Films in consideration for the Film Festival screening at the World Film Fair