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FIDBA | International Documentary Film Festival

From Aug. 6, 2018 until Aug. 14, 2018

Regulations

FIDBA is the first International Documentary Film Festival in Argentina, a space where cinema of the real, films with the same vocation, dialogue with one another and address the diversity of forms and particular tasks that take reality as material. From this premise, the FIDBA is planned as an annual event in which they will present a selection of new directors, revisit the films of prominent authors and will recover works and films unknown to mainstream audiences.

FIDBA also aims to be a meeting place for authors to widen our perception of reality and ways of expressing it and thinking it out through film, but also the arts, new media formats and new narratives ranging from photography to instalations, from documentary theater to transmedia storytelling, not to mention the intersections between reality and fiction. The Festival is open, in short, to all documentary works that are a reflection and an effort to understand reality.

Facing a market that prevails and makes all relations a part of a great show, documentary film maintains and reaffirms its character, for making every moment and letting rule for things not easily controlled, must necessarily invent forms for always unresolved issues: the documentary is unable to reduce the world to a previous device. And though the procedures are provided, and by nature, insecure, unstable and fragile, that is exactly their strength and driving force: to be there to allow the construction of new maps and to explore over those that are not entirely known to us yet.

Awards & Prizes
International Documentary Feature Films competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $2500

International Music Documentary Feature Films
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“Argentinian Panorama” Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“ Opera Prima” Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

Rules & Terms
FIDBA Rules and Regulations 2017

1- General Terms

The 5th International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires will be held in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 19th to June 29th, 2017.

REGISTRATION:

1.2- Eligibility
Submissions are open to Argentine and foreign documentary feature and short length films, All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2016.

1.3- Sections
The program of the Festival will include competition sections. Submitters will choose the apropriate section for the film, but this can be changed if the Selection Comitee finds it necessary.

1.4- Entry

Submissions should be done through Reelport. Once the entry form is completed, it wil be legally considered as a sworn statement and as a testimony of the producer's knowledge and acceptance of the present Rules.


1.5- Participation

Participation in the Festival entails the acceptance of the present Rules.
Once submitted and selected, a film cannot be removed from the Festival lineup.
All people related to the selected films agree not to make public their participation until the lineup is announced by FIDBA.

2- Competitions

a) International Feature Films Competition
For national and International films over 50 minutes length.

b) International Short Films Competition
For national and International films no Longer than 40 minutes length.

c) International Music Documentary Feature Films Competition
For national and international Music Documentary Films over 50 minutes length.

d) International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition
For national and internationalFilms over 50 minutes length with an enviromental related theme.

e) International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition
For nacional and International films over 50 minutes length with Sports related theme.

f) Argentinian Panorama :
Only for Argentinian Documentary Feature Films screened during 2016.


g) “Opera Prima” International Competition
For nacional and International First Documentary Feature films. (over 50 minutes)

Argentinian films will be included in this competitions, but should be registered in the International Feature Films Competition (Argentinian submissions) or International Short Film Competition (Argentinian submissions).
The Selection Comitee will be able to add, remove or modify the competitions if it finds it necessary.


3- Awards

International Documentary Feature Films competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Documentary Short Films Competition :
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $2500

International Music Documentary Feature Films
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“Argentinian Panorama” Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

“ Opera Prima” Competition
1st Place
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

(Prizes are expressed in Argentine Pesos)

The Jury may propose up to three special mentions per category.

3.2- Mention of Participation
The producers and distributors of films participating in the Competitions shall include the phrase “Selección Oficial Internacional”/“International Official Selection”, in all their film advertising and press material, using the logo of the Festival. This commitment applies to both theatre releases and DVD and Blu-ray releases.
The producers and distributors of award-winning films shall mention such award(s) in all their film advertising and press material, using the logo of the Festival. This commitment applies to both theatre releases and DVD and Blu-ray releases.
The logo will be available on the Festival’s website.


4- Submission Information and Materials Required for the Selection Process

4.1- Required Materials

Completed Entry form at Reelport, a link to the film for online viewing (sucha as vimeo, youtube, etc).
Films must have Spanish or English Subtitles if it is not spanish spoken.
Please fill every single gap in the Entry form.
Don`t forget to indicate if the work is a final cut, a rough cut or a work in progress.


4.2- Submission deadlines and Entry Fees;

International Documentary Feature Films competition, International Music Documentary Feature Films, International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition, International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition

-EARLYBIRD DEADLINE : November 30, 2016

Standard Fee U$S 20.00

-REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2017

Standard Fee U$S 30.00

-LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2017

Standard Fee U$S 50.00

International Documentary Short Films Competition

- EARLYBIRD DEADLINE November 30, 2016
Standard Fee U$S 10.00

- REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2017
Standard Fee U$S 15.00 Student Fee U$S 13.00

- LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2017
Standard Fee U$S 25.00 Student Fee U$S 20.00

The selection committee is under no obligation to view films submitted after the deadline.

Argentine Films submission is Free.

5- Selected Films

5.1- Catalogue
With the purpose of issuing an accurate catalogue, the Festival requires, for each selected film, a duly completed entry form and the following materials: film synopsis, director's biography and filmography, one film still, and the full artistic and technical credits. The required materials shall be submitted as soon as possible upon acceptance of the invitation to participate in the Festival and before the deadline, which will be duly notified.
Editorial decisions are entirely at the discretion of the Festival.


5.2- Excerpts for Promotional Purposes
The Festival may use excerpts from national or foreign films – with a maximum length of 3 minutes – for promotional purposes (excerpts from short films used promotionally will not exceed 10% of their total running time).
Should a producer fail to submit the required film excerpts, the Festival may copy one or more fragments from the movie for promotional use during the Festival.
For promotion of the Festival lineup and each of the selected films, the Festival may upload digital photos of films and film clips (of a maximum of 3 minutes) onto the Festival's website.

5.3- Video Library

The selected films will be available on the Festival’s online Video Library for a predetermined period of time. The video library is only accessible to Festival accredited press members and guests. By entering the Festival, rights holders give permission for their films to be included in the video library, unless stated otherwise on their entry form.
For these purposes, the producers of films in the Festival lineup shall provide extra copies in the format that will be duly specified.

5.4- Screening Schedule
The film programming and the screening days and times are decided by the Festival Organizers.

5.5- Screening Format
Festival screening formats are:
MOV (Codec H.264) File.
Maximum Bitrate : 12 mbps
Stereo

The submission of works in other video formats requires the authorization of the Festival.
Once the screening format has been informed to the Festival Organizers, it may not be changed.

5.6- Language and Subtitles
Selected films will be screened in their original version.

Foreign Films:
A Spanish-subtitled screening copy is preferred if available. If this should not be the case, a dialogue list (with time codes) in English will be required.
Screening copies should have no subtitled printed on.

Argentine Films:
An English-subtitled screening copy is preferred if available. If no English-subtitled copy should be available, the Festival may request a list of the script lines in English (with time codes).

7- About These Rules
Participation in the Festival entails the acceptance of the present Rules. In the event of any conflict (concerning the organization or operation) not covered in these regulations, it will be resolved by the Festival Organizers.

Documentales argentinos

Deadline deadline: Jan. 24, 2018 for 0.00 €

International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition

Regular Deadline deadline: Dec. 31, 2017 for 30.00 €

International Music Documentary Feature Films

Regular Deadline deadline: Dec. 31, 2017 for 27.00 €

International Documentary Shortfilm Competition

Regular Deadline deadline: Dec. 31, 2017 for 13.00 €

International Documentary Feature Films Competition

Regular Deadline deadline: Dec. 31, 2017 for 27.00 €

About

This Festival was founded in 2012

FIDBA is the first International Documentary Film Festival in Argentina, a space where cinema of the real, films with the same vocation, dialogue with one another and address the diversity of forms and particular tasks that take reality as material. From this premise, the FIDBA is planned as an annual event in which they will present a selection of new directors, revisit the films of prominent authors and will recover works and films unknown to mainstream audiences.

FIDBA also aims to be a meeting place for authors to widen our perception of reality and ways of expressing it and thinking it out through film, but also the arts, new media formats and new narratives ranging from photography to instalations, from documentary theater to transmedia storytelling, not to mention the intersections between reality and fiction. The Festival is open, in short, to all documentary works that are a reflection and an effort to understand reality.

Facing a market that prevails and makes all relations a part of a great show, documentary film maintains and reaffirms its character, for making every moment and letting rule for things not easily controlled, must necessarily invent forms for always unresolved issues: the documentary is unable to reduce the world to a previous device. And though the procedures are provided, and by nature, insecure, unstable and fragile, that is exactly their strength and driving force: to be there to allow the construction of new maps and to explore over those that are not entirely known to us yet.

Address

Fundacion de Altos Estudios en Cine Documental
Zapata 376
1426 Buenos Aires
Argentina