Essays Selection Regulations

Cami­nhos Film Fes­ti­val is an ini­ti­a­tive coor­ga­ni­zed by CCP – Asso­ci­a­ção de Artes Cine­ma­to­grá­fi­cas de Coim­bra and Cen­tro de Estu­dos Cinematográficos/​AAC. The com­pe­ti­tive selec­tion named Sele­ção Ensaios/​Essays Selec­tion is ruled by the fol­lowing regu­la­tion:

1. – Dea­dli­nes
All sub­mis­sion mate­ri­als for selec­tion pur­po­ses should be deli­ve­red until Sep­tem­ber 10th, 2016. The selec­ted films will be noti­ced until Octo­ber 31st, 2016. The exhi­bi­tion copies should be deli­ve­red until Novem­ber 7th2016.

2. – Admit­tance
2.1. – Nati­o­nal Essays Selec­tion
2.1.1. – In this cate­gory will be admit­ted all the por­tu­guese films, pro­du­ced in scho­lar con­text, con­clu­ded since the last edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val, pro­vi­ded that they haven’t been regis­te­red and/​or selec­ted in pre­vi­ous edi­ti­ons.
2.1.2. – Will also be admit­ted por­tu­guese films that were con­clu­ded before the last edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val, but that have not been publi­cly exhi­bi­ted in other fes­ti­vals or at the com­mer­cial cir­cuit.

2.2. – Inter­na­ti­o­nal Essays Selec­tion
2.2.1 – In this cate­gory will be admit­ted all the films, regar­dless of nati­o­na­lity, pro­du­ced in scho­lar con­text, con­clu­ded since the last edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val, pro­vi­ded that they haven’t been regis­te­red and/​or selec­ted in pre­vi­ous edi­ti­ons.
2.2.2. – Will also be admit­ted all the films that were con­clu­ded before the last edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val, but that have not been publi­cly exhi­bi­ted in other fes­ti­vals or at the com­mer­cial cir­cuit.
2.2.3. – The films whose dia­lo­gues are not in English or French, must have Por­tu­guese, English or French sub­ti­tles.

2.3. – The Fes­ti­val accepts the fol­lowing for­mats:
a) Video pro­duc­ti­ons in DVD for­mat; BLU-RAY (PAL sys­tem); PRORES 422 HQ File;
b) The Fes­ti­val does not accept any other for­mats.

3. – Sub­mis­sion
3.1. – Each direc­tor or pro­du­cer can sub­mit an unli­mi­ted num­ber of films, pro­vi­ded that they fol­low this regu­la­tion.
3.2. – The sub­mis­si­ons take man­da­tory place at the Film­Fre­eway plat­form – www​.film​fre​eway​.com/​f​e​s​t​i​v​a​l​/​C​a​m​inhos.
3.3. – In case your film(s) is(are) selec­ted, you should send us, via e-mail or post:
– Full Cast and Crew;
– Film pho­to­grams and pos­ter;
– Director’s Bio­fil­mo­graphy;
– Director’s Photo;
2 minu­tes trai­ler or excerpt of the film;
– One copy (DVD/​BLU-​RAY) of the film (man­da­tory by post).

3.3.1. – Digi­tally, the sub­mis­sion mate­ri­als should be sent to: [email protected]. The Topic should include the film’s name and the Director’s name.
3.3.2. – By post, the sub­mis­sion mate­ri­als should be sent to:

Cami­nhos do Cinema Por­tu­guês, Essays Selec­tion
Rua Padre Antó­nio Vieira, Edi­fí­cio AAC1º Piso
3000 – 315 Coim­bra
Por­tu­gal

4. – The Essays Selec­tion Jury
4.1. – The Essays’ Jury will be cons­ti­tu­ted by a panel of pro­fes­si­o­nals in Cinema, Audi­o­vi­sual and Mul­ti­me­dia, ack­no­wled­ged by their merits and con­tri­bu­tion to the Arts.
4.2. – The Jury’s cons­ti­tu­tion will be timely announ­ced in our Festival’s web­site. 4.3. – The Essays’ Jury must have in con­si­de­ra­tion that:
a) It can decide the attri­bu­tion of Hono­ra­ble Men­ti­ons, up to one for each Prize.
b) It can­not attri­bute ex-aequo Pri­zes.
c) The Pri­zes might include a prize money or a prize in kind, to be set­tled with the Festival’s spon­sors.

5. – Offi­cial Pri­zes
– Best Nati­o­nal Essay
– Best Inter­na­ti­o­nal Essay

6. – Other Dis­po­si­ti­ons
6.1. – The Fes­ti­val will not return the DVD/​BLU-​RAY copies, thus inte­gra­ting the Festival’s library. The­re­fore the Fes­ti­val Orga­ni­za­tion will be free to use them in their acti­vi­ties, during and after the Fes­ti­val – bro­chu­res, publi­city, inter­net, and for other pro­mo­ti­o­nal and edu­ca­ti­o­nal pur­po­ses – unless otherwise sta­ted in the appli­ca­tion. For any other pur­po­ses, a writ­ten autho­ri­za­tion will be asked.

7. – Omis­si­ons
7.1. – The Festival’s Orga­ni­za­tion reser­ves the right to:
a) Decide upon the cases not pre­dic­ted in this Regu­la­tion, as well as to make the neces­sary chan­ges, infor­ming everyone invol­ved.
b) Decide extra­or­di­nary con­di­ti­ons to allow the sub­mis­sion of a film that does not fully obey this regu­la­tion.

8. – Final Dis­po­si­tion
8.1. – The sub­mis­sion for selec­tion and the par­ti­ci­pa­tion in the com­pe­ti­tive sec­tion Sele­ção Ensaios, part of the Cami­nhos do Cinema Por­tu­guês Fes­ti­val, implies the accep­tance of this Regu­la­tion.

Coim­bra, 15 de Julho de 2015.