MEET FILM FESTIVAL 4- PLYMOUTH, UK
Thursday 23rd March 2017-Friday 24th March 2017
Attention all film makers! Widey Court Primary School and the city of Plymouth are hosting the 4th MEET (Movies for European Education and Training) Film Festival on Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th March 2017, and your videos are wanted!
If you have an interest in movie making and would like to take part in this exciting film festival, then see details below, explaining how you can be a part of the celebration of film and education.
What is the MEET Film Festival?
The purpose of the MEET Festival is to create an innovative environment for schools and independent filmmakers to meet and exchange audiovisual productions realized in the field of Youth, Education and Training in Europe.
The competitive sections promote the diffusion of films characterized by stylistic and formal originality.
The aims of the Festival are:
- to facilitate a process of reflection and cultural production focused on the themes indicated by Education and Training 2020 focal points and by the Erasmus+ Programme;
- To offer a point of reference to all those who have participated towards European and international co-operation projects having used audiovisual products;
- To promote literacy and media literacy by using media and social media as powerful learning tools useful to promote engaging learning experiences;
- To stimulate the development of specific narrative-expressive languages and codes in education and
- To promote the love of reading and fiction, and to bring reading and the digital world together organically.
- To create a connection between schools and the world of cinema and audiovisual, paying attention to small production companies and independent filmmakers.
What do my videos need to include?
The festival is broken up into sections. Below are the sections that your video can be included in, depending on your circumstances.
Section A (EDUCATION EUROPE)
all kinds of European primary and secondary schools.
Works focused on the themes expressed in ET2020 ( strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training), on the Erasmus* Programme priority; and works produced within European cooperation and/or mobility experiences.
STYLISTIC TYPES ADMITTED:
– Part A: Documentaries, news reports (with interviews, environments), commercials, fiction, animation movies and “hybrid” productions (maximum length of15 minutes).
Part A1: booktrailer (maximum 3 minutes.)
Section B: (YOUTH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING EUROPE)
Private or public institutions, associations, universities, academies, cinema production houses, filmstudios, film-makers, companies, etc. operating in the training world. NOT SCHOOLS.
Works focused on school, education and training world,, themes expressed in ET 2020 (strategic framework for European cooperation in education and training); also works produced within European cooperation and/or mobility experiences.
STYLISTIC TYPES ADMITTED:
– part B: Any stylistic form is admitted (maximum length of 20 minutes).
part B1: booktrailer (maximum 3 minutes)
Section C: YOUTH, EDUCATION AND TRAINING – WORLD
Are eligible to participate: Private or public institutions, schools, associations, universities, academies, cinema productions houses, filmstudios, film-makers, companies, etc. operating in training world (outside Europe).
Works made outside Europe and focused on school, training and youth worldwide or on the also works produced within education and training cooperation projects between Europe and countries outside Europe.
Part C: Any stylistic form is admitted (maximum length of 20 minutes).
Where do I upload my videos?
Videos can be uploaded to the MEET Festival website but must first be hosted on a video hosting website.
Once hosted, videos can be uploaded at the following web address:
When is the deadline for entering?
All works must be admitted by 31/12/2016.
How are winners decided?
The Direction of Meet Festival will select the best works admitted to the festival. The Direction’s decisions are indisputable
Works submitted must have been produced during the last 3 years, they don’t need to be premiere but must respect the requirements and characteristics listed above (see point 4 and sections regulations).
Videos which are not presented in English must be subtitled in English.
Are there any technical specifications?
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/ )
Submissions to the MEET festival are free of charge and more information can be found on the MEET website www.meetfilmfestival.eu
During the festival week, Widey Court Primary School will be hosting training sessions for teachers, offering high quality career professional development involving using digital literacy and media. If you are interested in attending this professional development, more information can be attained from Widey Court Primary School on the email below.
More information regarding the festival can be attained from the MEET festival website or by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org