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The Cultural Association “Contemporary Art Addiction” calls the seventh edition of the Ecologico International Film Festival.

1 – The Festival aims to discover and promote the independent film social national and international engaged on topical issues typical of contemporary society and of giving the public the opportunity to meet authors and works otherwise difficult to use and approved through traditional distribution channels.

2 – The Festival will take place in the city of Campi Salentina in the month of December 2014 (dates and locations soon available on this website).

3 – The competition is open to all professionals and non-professionals (authors) who are at least 18 years of age. Entry to the competition is free. The entry form and disclaimer are fillable at www.ecologicofilmfestival.it/entry-form.

4 – The competition is open to movies dealing the following themes: Environment / Anthropology / Religious, ethnic, cultural cohabitation / Democracy / Diaspora / Human Rights / Diversity / Economics / War / Integration / Landscape / Equal Opportunity / Participation / Racism / Popular Traditions.

5 – The competition is divided into four sections: “International Film Competition”, “Italian Film Competition”, “Taranta Movies”, Mer Khamis Critics award.
To the “International Film Competition” can submit movies, of any kind, which deal in terms of the current relationship between social communities and between those with the environment, to protect and promote human rights, pluralist democracy and the rule of law, that promote awareness and enhancement of identity and cultural diversity in the world, the coexistence of different peoples, religions and ethnicities, indicating common solutions to the problems of contemporary society.
To the section “Debut Italian Movies” can submit movies released in Italy in 2012/2013 particularly working on topics of social relevance.
To the section “Taranta Movies” can submit movies documenting the traditions of Salento folk culture in its various expressions.

6 – Movies of every genre can be submitted .

7 – The contest “International Film Competition” has three different sections according to the duration of the film:
– Section Short Film (max. 15 minutes);
– Section Medium Length (between 16 and 50 minutes);
– Section features (over 51 minutes).

8 – Each author can participate with more than one work.

9 – Movies shot in any format can be submitted , in Italian or foreign language. Foreign movies must be subtitled in Italian or at the time of submission must be accompanied by a dialogue list with timecode in English.

10 – The entry form and disclaimer must be completed in all their parts, printed, signed and sent through the online service at address http://eiff.wetransfer.com.
Send the following files too:
– The film (supported formats: MPEG2, MPEG3, mpeg4, avi, mov)
– The trailer max 60 “(allowed formats: MPEG2, MPEG3, mpeg4, avi, mov)
– The photo of the director (jpeg, 300 dpi resolution)
– Two stills from the film (jpeg, 300 dpi resolution)
– Dialogue list with timecode
The files must be carried out no later than April 30, 2014.
It is possible, however, to send the above material also via mail using obligatorily the postal service with ordinary mail (registered mail will not be accepted) by sending an envelope to the following address:
Concorso EIFF 2014
Corso Roma 211 – 73014 Gallipoli

11 – By submitting the work, the sender claims to be the owner of all rights to use of the same, that the content of the work does not violate the laws and that the work does not contain any libelous. In any case, the author raises the organization from all losses, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses of any nature whatsoever that may be incurred due to the content of his work and his public screening. Responsibility of the author any protection SIAE work and payment of performance rights in the case of using music repertoire created by third parties.

12 – The works submitted for selection will not be returned and will become part of the heritage of the Archive of the Ecological International Film Festival.

13 – Festival Director will coordinate the selection of applications will unappealably by establishing the film and video admitted to the final.

14 – The authors admitted to the final, warned in advance by the Festival, must send a copy of the final film for screening during the Festival by the online service at address http://eiff.wetransfer.com.

15 – The Organization engaging to the care and custody of the works, does not take any responsibility for any theft, damage or loss that may occur from the moment of arrival to the public manifestation.

16 – The master of the works projected in the competition, will be returned to authors only if explicitly requested, with delivery by courier or priority mail, charged to the address indicated on the entry form, within 90 days after the course of Festival.

17 – The finalists will be judged by the jury, who will deliver the results on the last day of programming. Prizes will be awarded only in the presence of authors winners or of their delegates.

18 – The competition consists of 6 prizes for the winners of the sections as follows:

International Film Competition

Taurus Award” for Best Feature Film
Taurus Award” Plate  for the best short feature.
Taurus Award” Plate for the best short film.

Italian Film Competition

Taurus Award” Plate for the best Italian Movie.

Taranta Movie

Taranta Award” for the best film on the traditions of the popular culture of Salento.

Critics’ Award
Mer Khamis Award” for the best film chosen by the critics.

The prize money will be based on availability of funds and any information about the organization is available on the website www.ecologicofilmfestival.it
The jury at its sole discretion will award cash prizes to films only the top ranked results in the sections referred to in art. 18.

19 – The jury based on its unquestionable discretion may decide not to award any prize to the authors of the films selected for each section. The jury may also decide the allocation of cash prizes to the winners, in agreement with the Organising Committee, regarding the determination of the amount.

20 – The authors authorize the screening of their films submitted to the festival, in primary and secondary education institutions for educational purposes, and also for cultural and for promotion purpose of the Festival itself. Other use will be in compliance with applicable laws on copyright, subject to authorization of the rights holders.

21 – The Festival Direction may take any useful decision concerning such issues does not provided for by this Regulation.

22 – Participants in the competition through the entry form authorizing the Cultural Association “Contemporary Art Addiction”, Organiser of the Festival, in accordance with Law 675/1996, to the processing of personal data and to use their name and address for purposes related to the event. The holder of personal data will be sent to the Association. Pursuant to art. 13 L. 675/96 data will be available for any corrections or changes related to their use.

23 – The application for admission to the Festival implies the acceptance of all the rules. For any controversy arising from the use of film works, will be the competent Court of Lecce. In the event of a dispute as to the meaning of the Rules, will attest that written in Italian.

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