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Terms and Conditions of SeniorMovie Film Festival 2024

GENERAL INFORMATION

  1. The organiser of the Film Festival Senior Movie (hereinafter referred to as the Festival) is the Kamera Association (hereinafter referred to as the Organiser), located in Szczecin, postal code 70-445, Papieża Jana Pawła II 17 street.
  2. Festival takes place September 25-29, 2024 in Szczecin.
  3. The purpose of the Festival is to present to the general public independent and amateur films made by the filmmakers 60+ years old, as well as to stimulate and promote the independent film movement.
  4. Detailed information on the Festival and its program can be found at www.seniormovie.pl

SECTIONS

In the seventh edition of the Festival, two competition sections are planned:

  1. Main Competition
  2. Senior Topic Competition

CONDITIONS

Main Competition:

  1. The Organiser does not set any thematic and genre limitations.
  2. The films admitted to the selection process will have a running time no longer than 30 minutes and be produced after January 1st 2022.
  3. The author of a film must be a person of 60+ years of age.
  4. In case the work is done by a collective at least one member should meet the age criterion set in item 3.
  5. The film should contain a tilte and credits.
  6. Each author/creator may submit 2 films maximum.
  7. In order to submit a film, a correctly filled entry form (available on the website www.seniormovie.pl ) needs to be sent in, as well as a preview copy on DVD, Blu-ray or another medium. A link to the film (e.g. Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) is also accepted. The films can be submitted to the competition also through the online platform www.filmfreeway.com
  8. Films on DVD/Blu-ray/another medium and the entry form should be sent to: Stowarzyszenie Kamera al.Papieża Jana Pawła II 17, 70-445 Szczecin. Link(s) to films should be emailed to ngokamera@gmail.com
  9. Deadline for entries: June 30. 2024.
  10. Email a photo (a frame of the film) in digital version (JPG format, 300 DPI resolution) to ngokamera@gmail.com (with the film title and the film frame author’s name).
  11. Films in a language other than Polish must have subtitles in English
  12. Films for the Festival made by:
    – the memebers of the Selection Committee (or with their collaboration)
    – Jury members (or with their collaboration)
    will not be allowed for submission.
  13. In order to submit the film, one must pay a fee – 5 dollars (except for the first month of submission).
  14. Festival does not charge the fee if the author of the film is Polish or Ukrainian. Therefore, one must contact the Organiser via an email.

 

Senior Topic competition:

  1. The Organiser does not set any thematic and genre limitations. Films should include senior topics (getting old, old people problems, etc.)
  2. The films admitted to the selection process will have a running time no longer than 50 minutes
    and be produced after January 1-st 2022.
  3. There are no restrictions in terms of author’s age.
  4. Every author can submit 1 film to the competition.
  5. In order to submit a film, a correctly filled entry form (available on the website www.seniormovie.pl ) needs to be sent in, as well as a preview copy on DVD, Blu-ray or another medium. A link to the film (e.g.Vimeo, YouTube, etc.) is also accepted. The films can be submitted to the competition also through the online platform www.filmfreeway.com
  6. Films on DVD/Blu-ray/another medium and the entry form should be sent to: Stowarzyszenie Kamera al. Papieża Jana Pawła II 17, 70-445 Szczecin. Link(s) to films should be emailed to ngokamera@gmail.com
  7. Deadline for entries: June 30 2024.
  8. Email a photo (a frame of the film) in digital version (JPG format, 300 DPI resolution) to ngokamera@gmail.com (with the film title and the film frame author’s name).
  9. Films in a language other than Polish must have subtitles in English
  10. Films for the Festival made by:
    – the memebers of the Selection Committee (or with their collaboration)
    – Jury members (or with their collaboration)
    will not be allowed for submission.
  11. In order to submit the film, one must pay a fee – 5 dollars (except for the firsth month of submission).
  12. Festival does not charge the fee if the author of the film is Polish or Ukrainian. Therefore, one must contact the Organiser via an email.

SELECTION

  1. The admission of the films to the Festival is decided by the Selection Committee appointed by the Organiser.
  2. The decisions of the Selection Commitee are final.
  3. The Selection Committee is not obliged to justify the selection decisions
  4. The qualified films are made available to the Organiser free of charge
  5. The Organiser does not return the submitted materials.
  6. The submitting party shall not withdraw their film from festival screenings once it has been
    qualified.
  7. The official selection will be announced by August 10th 2024, at the latest, on the website www.seniormovie.pl
  8. The qualified films can be screened in the following formats: BluRay, DVD, H.264
    (e.g.MP4). Presentations in other formats must receive an individual consent firm the
    Organisers.

JURY, PRIZES

  1. The films admitted for the Festival main competiton will be judged by the professional Jury appointed by the Organisers.
  2. The following financial prizes are anticipated to be awarded in the main competition:
    • 1st prize: Cat statuette and a financial prize of PLN 2000
    • 2nd prize – Diploma and a financial prize of PLN 1000
    • 3rd prize – Diploma and a financial prize of PLN 500
    • Publicity prize – Cat statuette and a financial prize of PLN 1000.
    Publicity prize will be granted by the viewers votes.
  3. Films qualified to the senior topics competition will be judged by the professtional Jury appointed by the Organisers
  4. The award in senior topics competition: main prize – Cat statue, diploma, financial prize of PLN 1000.
  5. The Jury has the right to award honorary mentions.
  6. The Jury has the right to differently distribute or not to award prizes.
  7. The prizes and honorary mentions will be transferred to the bank account provided by the winner.
  8. The amounts of the prizes are the amounts before taxes. They are taxed according to the Tax Code of the Republic of Poland.
  9. The official verdict and the prize awarding ceremony will be held on September 29th 2024 at the evening gala.

PROMOTION

  1. The Organiser reserves the right to use selected excerpts – up to 3 minutes – from the qualified films for the Festival’s promotional and informational purposes e.g. the Festival trailer, TV broadcasts, etc.
  2. The Organiser reserves the right to display the information about a film and its authors/creators on its website, in social media (e.g. Facebook) and in all the promotional publications (e.g. Catalogue, press releases, etc,)
  3. The Organiser reserves the right to use the materials provided for the promotional activities related to the Festival.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS

Apart from cinema screenings, there will be also online screenings.

  1. Cinema screenings
    • Cinema screenings will take place between September 25-29th 2024.
    • During the festival there will be up to 2 screenings of a film.
  1. Online screenings
    • Apart from cinema screenings, there will be online screenings between September 25-29th 2024.
    • By submitting the film to the festival, the owners of the rights to the film also consent to the screening of their films online between September 25-29th 2024.

PERSONAL DATA

  1. Personal data from the entry will be processed for terms of the Festival.
  2. The participant agrees for publication of personal data of the filmmakers for the needs necessary to promote the film on TV and radio stations, press, websites and as part of the use for printed materials during the Festival.
  3. Information such as address, telephone and e-mail are used only for purposes related to the organization of the Festival and will remain the exclusive information to the Organizer.
  4. The administrator of personal data is Stowarzyszenie Kamera al.Papieża Jana Pawła II 17, 70-445 Szczecin
  5. Personal data will be processed by the time the Festival is organized and will be deleted after it ends, unless the law provides otherwise

 

CONCLUDING INFORMATION

  1. The copyrights of the films submitted to the Festival cannot be limited by any way and cannot violate the copyrights of other people as well as any law regulations. If this term cannot be fulfilled, the authors are obliged to enclose a declaration that explains the legal status of the films.
  2. In case of concealing the information, the participant will cover any costs related to legal consequences that might occur.
  3. Submitting a film to the Festival the author agrees to present the film free of charge during the competiton screenings (up to two times), present the film free of charge for promotional purposes and accompanying events after the Festival is ended (up to two times).
  4. The Organiser reserves the right to change these terms and conditions.
  5. Entering a film to participate in the Festival is synonymous with accepting the above terms and conditions, as well as the information included in the entry form.