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Kinenova

From Oct. 11, 2017 until Oct. 15, 2017

Regulations

Rules and Regulations of the International Film Festival KineNova Skopje 2017

GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 1
“KineNova” is an international film festival to be held every year in Skopje, Macedonia.
The international full name of the festival is “International Film Festival Kinenova Skopje”.
The international short name is “KineNova Skopje”.
The second edition of the festival will be held 11-15 October 2017.

Article 2
The festival aims to support and encourage young filmmakers, turning Skopje into a launch pad for their ideas and stories.
The main festival program (Official selection) will, therefore feature directorial debut fiction, documentary, animated or experimental films, i.e. films from all over the world from among a director’s first and second feature films.

PROGRAM
Article 3
Competing programs:
The Main Festival Program (Official Selection) will regularly feature films from all over the world from among a director’s first and second feature films.
Short films (Official Selection)

Article 4
Additional, non-contesting programs:
World cinema overview
Kino Balkan ( Overview of the Balkan cinematography )
Tribute to one world acclaimed film director
Focus on Children and cinema

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
Article 5
These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Main Program (Official Selection):
It must be the director’s first or second feature film

The lapse between the film’s premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months
The film’s duration must be over 70 minutes
No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival

These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Short films Program (Official Selection):
The film’s duration must not exceed 30 minutes

The lapse between the film’s premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months
No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival

Article 6
These regulations govern the submission of all films for the additional, non-contesting programs:
No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival
The film’s duration must be over 70 minutes
The film selection will prioritize regional premieres

FESTIVAL JURY
Article 7
The festival jury is international and consists of 3-7 distinguished representatives of the world’s filmmaking industry.
A separate international jury of 3-5 distinguished representatives of the world’s filmmaking industry will rule on the Short Films Program.
A country may appoint no more than one representative to the jury.
The jury’s verdicts are made with an open vote, whereby the majority decides.

AWARDS
Article 8
Official festival awards that the jury should give:
Best feature film award
Best director award
Best screenplay award

The award that the festival should give:
Award given by the audience:
Best film from the Official Selection according to the festival audience

The jury for the Short Film Program will give:
Best short film award
Best Macedonian short film award

The festival awards for 2017 include money prize for the following sections:
- 1500 euros for the Best feature film at Kinenova Skopje 2017
- 500 euros for the Best short film at Kinenova Skopje 2017
- 200 euros for the Best Macedonian short film at Kinenova 2017

FILM SUBMISSIONS
Article 9
Directors, producers, national film institutions, or anyone authorized to represent the films may enter submissions for the competing and non-competing programs.
In order to complete the submission entry you must properly complete the official reelport's entry form with the names of all the film contributors, a brief synopsis, a long synopsis, technical details, director’s biography and filmography, and a statement verifying that it is the director’s first or second long feature film.
Incomplete entry forms will not be considered.

Article 10
By entering the online entry form for the submissions the applicants comply with the Festival Entry Rules and Regulations and guarantee for the information provided.

Article 11
The deadline for submitting the online entry form for the films in all the programs is 20 August 2016.

Article 12
There is entry fee that depends on the section.

Article 13
The film must contain the last version of the film in the original language that it was filmed in, and non-English films must have English subtitles.

Article 14
The festival reserves the right to keep the DVD copies of the films that will be shown in any festival program and to make additional digital copies for its film archives.
Article 15
Subject to a consent, the digital copies may be shown at free-of-charge non-commercial events only with a written consent by the film producers or other fully authorized representatives.

FILM SELECTION FOR THE FESTIVAL PROGRAMS AND SCREENING
Article 16
After the program selectors choose films for every category, the festival will inform by email the distributors, producers or the authorized representatives of the selected films.
The announcement of the final selection of the program selectors for each program section will be no later than 30 days prior to the festival opening.

Article 17
Each selected film in any festival program can be screened once as a premiere and can have no more than two reruns in the course of the festival.
Public broadcasting of the festival films is not permitted anywhere in Macedonia during the festival.

FILM COPY SUBMISSION AND RETURN
Article 18
Screening copies in HD or DCP format of the films selected in any festival program must be made available to the festival by no later than 25 September 2017.
Along with the film copy for the films selected in any festival program section, sending dialog lists in English, three film photos and a photo of the director is also required.
Sending a trailer, posters, and additional advertising materials for the film is desirable, but optional.

Article 19
The festival reserves the right to reject technically defective film copies and low-quality copies that might obstruct the screening.

Article 20
Shipping fees for sending the film screening copies for all festival programs to Macedonia are borne by the participant.
The festival is obliged to return the film copies within 4 weeks from the festival closure to the address provided by the participant, covering all shipping fees.
In case of damage of the screening copy from its receipt at the festival center to the moment of delivery, the festival undertakes the obligation to compensate for the damage or make a new copy.

Article 21
The festival takes responsibility to protect and guard the screening copy from the moment it enters the festival center.
In case of damage of the screening copy during transportation, the festival has no obligation to compensate for the damage.

Article 22
The festival appoints a three-member jury of experts to evaluate the technical correctness of the film copies and their format (hard driver, USB, 35mm film copy ) upon receipt and before shipping them back to the participant.

ACCOMMODATION and ACCREDITATIONS
Article 23
The festival will invite the directors or screenwriters as representatives of the films in the Official Selection to take part in the event.
The festival takes responsibility to provide for their accreditations, accommodation, and travel expenses.

FINAL REMARKS
Article 24
The festival’s Council rules on any issues not mentioned under these Rules and Regulations and that are compliant with the organizer’s Statute.

Festival Programs for the International film festival KineNova Skopje

CONTESTING PROGRAMS:


* Main program / International competition, which will regularly feature films from all over the world from among a director’s first and second feature films. The idea would be to promote new filmmakers who are making a debut or are only just starting their careers.
This program’s goal is to identify and promote anonymous filmmakers’ new film stories, giving them a chance at the beginning of their filmmaking careers.

* International short film competition, designed for the most innovative professional or student films from all over the globe.

*MACEDONIAN SHORTS
This program has been initiated in order to give chance to the Macedonian perspective film authors to present their short films and also to encourage them with award.

ADDITIONAL, NON-CONTESTING PROGRAMS:

* World cinema overview
* KINO BALKAN
* TRIBUTE TO
*CHILDREN AND CINEMA
*FOCUS ON
*% CENSORED

WORLD CINEMA OVERVIEW will offer an update on the latest developments in the field of international auteur films, focusing on filmmakers with peculiar sensibility, as well as movies with thematic diversity, going beyond the surface of everyday life.

KINO BALKAN is overview of the latest trends in the Balkan cinematography where the audience could watch the fresh stories from the region.
The program will include 4 films.

TRIBUTE TO The goal of the program is to present film work of one world acclaimed film director that has not been presented to the Macedonian audience.

CHILDREN AND CINEMA is a new festival program that will give children an opportunity to watch films with an original artistic, educational and human approach to children-friendly themes both in their relations amongst themselves and with adults. Our goal as organizers is to make this program bring the children back into the cinema by restoring the old habit of going to the cinema, rather than watching films on TV or PC.

FOCUS ON is program that should present one world cinematography where will be screened 4 – 5 films from the recent film production in that country.

0 % CENSORED is a festival program that offers opportunity for the films that open specific and forbidden themes from the societies they come from. The aim is to give room to taboo themes and afterwards have free discussions between the authors and the audience.

Children and Cinema

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 20.00 €

Main Program / International competition

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 35.00 €

International short film competition

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 15.00 €

Official Macedonian short film competition

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 7.00 €

% Censored

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 20.00 €

Kino Balkan

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 20.00 €

World cinema overview

Late Deadline deadline: Aug. 15, 2017 for 20.00 €

About

This Festival was founded in 2016

The idea of a new film festival emanated from the dire need for a wider space to present debut films by many new filmmakers from all over the world.

The international film festival KineNova Skopje includes activities such as promotion, support, incentives, exchange of experiences, and film awards. It will be a venue for new filmmakers to showcase new stories and offer a fresh perspective of humanity and the world we live in.

The festival and the city of Skopje will have the honor to be the meeting point for new filmmakers and a springboard for their respective career paths.

Address

Art Cinema
ul. Vic, 20
1000 Skopje
Macedonia