AgriCulture FILM FESTIVAL 2017 Competition ANNOUNCEMENT Call for entries

settembre 23, 2017 - 9 minutes read
ulivi1.ORGANIZATION
The 1st edition of AgriCulture Film Festival will be held the 09/12/2017 in Rome (IT)
The Festival intends to become an annual event to be held within the Flos Olei Tour in Rome, and will provide a special focus on the world of extravirgin olive oils.
“Agri Culture” originates from the collaboration between Flos Olei, a world leader in the promotion of extravirgin olive oil and food quality, and MEET (Movies for European Education and Training) promoting media use and cinema festivals in Education and Training.
2.AIMS
The “Agri Culture” Festival aims to raise awareness of the links between culture, agriculture, food production and biodiversity and to become an innovative environment where to meet and exchange audiovisual productions on these links.
The Festival wishes to bring young people, the world of learning, independent filmmakers and cinema-lovers closer to farmers and their world.
All institutions and associations dealing with formal or nonformal learning, farmers, as well as independent filmmakers, are encouraged to realize short films on what “Agri Culture” means to them.
Audiovisual productions submitted to the Festival should be characterized by stylistic and formal originality and involve the critical exploration of the Festival topics.
The Festival also wishes to:
  • spread knowledge and awareness about farming, its values and products in different environments;
  • foster strong links among different players in education, the audiovisual arts and farming, in opening up new communication avenues for quality products and training opportunities for young people;
  • contribute to the development of a sustainable and competitive green economy.
3.RULES AND REGULATIONS
 Section A (AgriCulture – EUROPE)
PARTICIPANTS ADMITTED:
all kinds of European schools, institutions and associations dealing with education and training, farmers and agricultural enterprises, universities, filmmakers.
WORKS AND TOPICS ADMITTED:
Original works realized in Europe in the last 3 years showing the links between culture, agriculture, food production and biodiversity. These works may also focus on issues related to land use, agroecology and food production, with an eye towards the fostering of green, sustainable economies. Videos realized on these topics within EU-funded programmes dedicated to agriculture, culture and education and training may be submitted.
STYLISTIC TYPES ADMITTED:
Documentaries, news reports (with interviews, settings), commercials, fiction, animation movies and “hybrid” productions.
Maximum length of 45 minutes).
Section B (AgriCulture – WORLD)
PARTICIPANTS ADMITTED: all kinds of schools, institutions and associations dealing with education and training, farmers and agricultural enterprises, universities, filmmakers (outside Europe).
WORKS AND TOPICS ADMITTED: Original works realized outside Europe in the last 3 years showing the links between culture, agriculture, food production and biodiversity. These works may also focus on issues related to land use, agroecology and food production, with an eye towards the fostering of green, sustainable economies.
STYLISTIC TYPES ADMITTED: Documentaries, news reports (with interviews, environments), commercials, fiction, animation movies and “hybrid” productions.
Maximum length of 45 minutes.
4.ADMISSION
The organizers of the AgriCulture Film Festival will preselect a short list of the best works admitted to the Festival. These decisions are final.
Works submitted must have been produced during the last 3 years and may already have been screened at other festivals. Works not respecting the requirements and characteristics listed above (see point 3 “Rules and Regulations”) will be excluded.
Videos which are not presented in Italian or English must be subtitled in one of these languages (Italian or English).
5.SUBMISSION AND PRESELECTION
SUBMISSION TO THE MEET FESTIVAL IS FREE OF CHARGE.
Submissions   are possible only through the online platform on the Festival website (www.agriculturefilm.eu), where participants can find all the instructions necessary to submit their entries.
All works must be submitted by 30/10/2017
Works accepted and included in the programme of the Festival cannot be withdrawn.
 
6.FILES ADMITTED
File format admitted: mpeg2, mpeg3, mpeg4, avi, mov.
Aspect ratio: 16:9 4:3.
Advised resolution: Not under 1280×720.
Maximum dimension: 2,00 Gb.
A transcodification of the file in a mpeg-4 format with a h264 compression is highly suggested (free open source software available on http://www.squared5.com/).
  1. AWARDS AND JURIES
An appointed jury will judge and award the entries for content, technique, communicative effectiveness, and originality in their presentation of the Festival topics they have chosen to focus on .
An audience award will also be assigned by viewing participants (the Festival organizers reserve the right to remove this award on short notice before the start of the Festival).
The three best works from each of the two Festival sections (“Europe” and “World”) will be awarded by the official jury . An audience awards will also be assigned by the Festival viewers.
The Jury’s and Festival viewers’ decisions are final.
Awards will be given out during the Festival award ceremony to the winning authors or to their official representatives (if previously communicated to the Festival organizers).
  1. AgriCulture FILM FESTIVAL ARCHIVE
The submitted copies of works will not be returned to the submitter, but will be stored in the multimedia archive of the Festival.
The organizers of the AgriCulture Film Festival reserve the right to use and          screen archived films and material for promotional, informational, educational, study, and cultural non-commercial purposes.
By registering an entry, the author and/or his representative authorize the use of their submitted work for screening at the Festival and for any of the afore-mentioned non commercial purposes.
Submitted works may also be screened during other events and festivals, presented through press and media channels (such as DVD attachments to newspapers or magazines, or on local, national or thematic TV channels), or through institutional and news websites.
Objections to granting this authorization should be specified when filling in the registration request for the Festival.
Permission will be requested of the rightful owners, for any uses other than those specified.
9.GENERAL NOTES
Participation in the Festival implies the unconditional acceptance of all the afore-mentioned
Rules and Regulations, as well as the authorization to use all submitted material in order to promote the Festival and the featured works in competition through any kind of media.
The ENTRY FORM constitutes part of the  Rules and Regulations.
The present Rules and Regulations are available in Italian and in English and are binding.
The Festival organizers reserve the right to postpone, suspend or modify the event and the right to finally decide on all matters not specifically laid down in these Regulations. All participating educational and training institutions, associations and the filmmakers submitting entries to the Festival guarantee that the submitted work is original and exempt the Festival organizers from any liability to third parties objecting in any way against the use of the submitted works as specified in these Regulations.
Personal data will be processed in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree of 30 June 2003, n. 196 and subsequent amendments and additions.
10.CONTACTS
www.agriculturefilm.eu
info@agriculturefilm.eu