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 7th, 2016.

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​.filmfree​way​.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]​caminhos.​info. 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.