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GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION


 

International Feature Films:
Feature length narratives with a minimum running time of 60 minutes.
International movies with various spoken language are welcomed, but must be added with English subtitles.


International Short Films:
Short narrative films with run time of 59 minutes and below.

Documentary Feature:
Over 60 minutes in length

Documentary Short:
Run time of 59 minutes and below

Newcomer:
We are welcoming newcomers in the movie industry. The film director must stated that the movie is his or her third movie (or under) on his/her application.

General Categories:
Film/documenter with genre that isn't related to spirituality, religion, and visionary.


GENERAL RULES - for films


 

This agreement pertains to all Work(s) submitted to the International Film Festival for Spirituality, Religion, and Visionary (the Festival):

Be it known to any filmmaker or submitter, by submitting your film(s) or screenplay to the Festival, you are agreeing to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS below in full.

1. The submitter guarantee that all rights and releases has been legally secured, including music rights, songs, etc and the submitter releases the Festival and all its member from any legal action whatsoever.
2. A) If nominated, 2 DVD PAL (required) and 1 blu-ray (optional) or DCP (optional), must be sent. Mark case and DVD, with title, length, and director's name. Please mark your film with "No Commercial Value - For Cultural Purposes Only" either on the envelope and the shipping invoices.
B) Please send the DVDs/Blu-ray/DCP mentioned in point 2A through courier, or post, or Digital Transfer Service. We do not accept data for final judging and screening.
C. Although every possible care will be taken with DVDs while in our possession, however, we cannot accept responsibility for unforeseen loss, stolen, or damage of entries. Please do not send originals. We do not receive downloads of any kind.
3. All transportation/shipping costs (including customs clearance) to Jakarta, plus fees for insurance while in transit, must be borne by the participants (please write: For Cultural Purposes only - Not for commercial use). The Festival Director reserves the right to refuse any shipment involving unpaid costs.
4. All submissions should be sent pre-paid.
5. We will not return your screening and exhibition copies.
6. All submission fees are non-refundable.
7. All selection committees' and juries' decisions are finals.
8. Only producers or directors can receive the physical awards at the award ceremony.
9. Regardless of the Prize and their winning status, winning filmmakers who can't attend the Awards Ceremony in Jakarta, will only receive laurels.
10. The festival has the right to disqualify a winning film for any reasons, without having to explain the reasons to the submitter.
11. Submission of an entry gives the festival permission to have accepted work exhibited, photographed, locally telecast, and reproduced either in part or whole, for educational or publicity purposes. Filmmakers can request in writing that their material not be used for such purposes after the Festival.
12. We do not pay any screening fees. Not all winning films will be screened. The festival has the full right to select the winning films to be screened.
13. The Festival Directorate may deny participation to any film unable to meet the technical requirements for a public screening of good quality.
14. The Festival Management reserves the right to make changes in the profile of the Festival, if it becomes necessary to do so due to circumstances beyond his/her control.
15. All filmmakers/submitters are expected to keep communications with the Festival professional and in good taste. Failure to do so may result in disqualification at any point in the adjudication process, including the nullification of Official Selection status or nominations. That stated, the Festival will only communicate with the person who submitted his/her film to the festival, and that Festival should not be expected to communicate with any other persons.
16. The festival has the right to work with any institution and partner festivals for all kind of cooperation, including joint events or promotions.
17. The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
18. The submitter/filmmaker also acknowledges that remediation of any sort will be limited to a refund of their submission fees.
19. Films could be from any year.
20. All disputes in respect of any matter relating to the International Film Festivals shall be subjected to the exclusive jurisdiction of the competent courts in North Jakarta. Any dispute arising as a result of submission to the Festival will have a recourse limited to the lesser of either the submission fee paid, or the cost of correcting the issue.

By submitting to our Festival, submitter/filmmaker:
- indicates that they have read, understand, agree with, and will comply all of the Terms and Condition above, and accept all of the terms and conditions herein, in their entirety, without modification.
- agree to indemnify us and hold us and our employees, owners, affiliates, and partners harmless from all claims and liability associated with your participation or entry to the Festival.


ENTRY FORMATS


 

Upload your film or submit DVD for pre-screening and complete your administration fee. Your films will be watched and analyzed by our professional judges. When your movie is officially selected, we will contact you by e-mail latest on 23rd October 2017.


AWARDS- INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS


 

The festival event will be held in November 2017. During the Awards Ceremony, the Festival will give awards for best film, Awards of Excellence, and Award of Merit. Best film will be granted a winning statue during the Awards Night in Jakarta. Regardless of their winning status, winning filmmakers who canít attend the Awards Night will only receive their laurels accordingly.

All winners and accepted filmmakers are honored at the Awards Ceremony.

The festival will be featuring screenings, film-making workshops and special guest appearances by filmmakers, mass media, and celebrities.

Winning films will be screened once at our partner institutions based on juriesí selection, censorship, and other technical requirements.