The 48th Karlovy Vary IFF 2013 (June 28 - July 6, 2013)
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a non-specialized competitive festival recognized by FIAPF. Its aim is to contribute to the development and promotion of artistic cinema and the film industry.
The festival is organized by Film Servis Festival Karlovy Vary a.s., located at:
The 48th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will take place in Karlovy Vary from June 28 to July 6, 2013.
The festival program includes:
a) Official Selection – Competition (a non-specialized international competition of feature-length films; World, International and European premieres only)
b) East of the West – Competition (an international competition – first and second films from Central and Eastern Europe; World, International and European premieres only)
c) Documentary Films – Competition (an international competition divided in two categories – shorts [under 30 minutes] and feature-lengths [over 30 minutes])
d) Forum of Independents – Competition (an international competition of independent films)
The festival program also includes non-competitive informative film programs, focuses, retrospectives, tributes and a number of accompanying events approved by the Film Servis Festival Board.
Only works produced after January 1, 2012 can be included in the festival’s official program. The films in the Official Selection – Competition and in the East of the West – Competition must be presented as World, International and European premieres only.
The screening formats of selected films are to be specified when the film is officially invited. All (non-English speaking) films selected for all sections must be provided with English subtitles; this is the participant´s responsibility. All films will also be translated into Czech; the production of Czech electronic subtitles is ththe festival´s responsibility.
The selection of films is carried out by a commission of experts functioning as an advisory body to the Artistic Director. The commission, headed by the Artistic Director, determines the program schedule and sets the screening order for all films.
No film selected may be withdrawn from the festival program after its participation has been officially confirmed by the producer or world sales company. All selected films are expected to use the logo of the Karlovy Vary IFF on their publicity and promotional material.
35mm prints, HDCams, DCPs and DigiBetas of selected films, all with English subtitles, must be sent to the festival by June 7, 2013. It is obligatory that the participant follow the shipping instructions of the 48th Karlovy Vary IFF.
35mm prints, HDCams, DCPs and DigiBetas of selected films, all with English subtitles, sent and received in accordance with the festival’s shipping instructions will be shown at the festival. No other screener will be accepted.
Unless negotiated otherwise, costs related to the transportation of the print, promotional materials and insurance from the country of origin to the Customs Office in Prague are the responsibility of the participant.
Costs related to insuring of the film print against loss or complete or partial damage for the period after it is received by the festival until it is returned to the delivery agent are the responsibility of the festival (according to appendix 1 of FIAPF international regulations). In case of damage to or loss of a print during the festival, the festival is only responsible for the costs involved in making a new print based on the current laboratory rates for ordering a standard print.
The costs related to the transportation of the print back to the sender are the responsibility of the festival. Complaints regarding the technical condition of the returned print must be sent at the latest one month after it is received.
For each selected film, the festival must receive detailed documentation by the stated deadline, including: a completed entry form, a synopsis of the film, stills of the film, a photo of the director, a biography and filmography of the director, an original dialogue list and its translation into English, a full list of artistic and technical credits, and at least two DVDs of the film with English subtitles.
Participants are also expected to provide the festival with excerpts of the film (preferably in a Beta tape - PAL version) in order to facilitate the promotion of the film during the festival.
In accordance with FIAPF international regulations, international juries will be composed of prominent representatives of culture, film theory, film journalism, as well as filmmakers and producers. Four international juries will be established, one for each competitive section.
The members of juries must not have participated in the making of any film in the competition they are judging. The members of juries are sworn to secrecy.
The Festival President, the Artistic Director, or their representative may attend jury deliberations but will take no part in the voting.
The international jury judging the films in the Official Selection – Competition is obliged to award the following prizes:
- Grand Prix - Crystal Globe and 25,000 USD awarded to the best feature film (the financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film). This award may not be attributed ex-aequo.
- Special Jury Prize and 15,000 USD (the financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film). This award may not be conferred ex-aequo.
- Best Director Award
- Best Actress Award
- Best Actor Award
Only one of these awards may be conferred ex-aequo.
The jury may award up to a maximum of two Special Jury Mentions. The jury cannot award more than two prizes to the same film.
The international jury judging the films in the East of the West – Competition is obliged to award the following prize:
- The East of the West Award and 20,000 USD to the best film (the financial award is shared equally by the director and producer of the award-winning film).
- The jury may also award one Special Jury Mention
The international jury judging the films in the Documentary Films – Competition is obliged to award the following prizes:
- Best Documentary Film under 30 minutes long and 5,000 USD
- Best Documentary Film over 30 minutes long and 5,000 USD
- The jury may also award two Special Jury Mentions (one for each category)
The international jury judging the films in Forum of Independents – Competition is obliged to award the following prize:
- The Independent Camera Award (presented in collaboration with Czech Television)
The President of the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival will make decisions in the event of an unclear situation or in cases unforeseen in these regulations, in conformity with the international regulations.
Participation in the festival implies agreement with the regulations set out herein.
Karel Och, Artistic Director
Jiří Bartoška, President of the Festival
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
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