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27-May-2015 2:57pm PDT  


KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

11 Annual: March 07, 2013 to March 17, 2013

  Short films inspired by Roman Polanski's work


Deadlines & Entry Fees

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Press Kit
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February 1, 2013
Earlybird Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *

February 8, 2013
Regular Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *

February 22, 2013
Late Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *

March 1, 2013
WAB Extended Deadline
Regular Discounted
No Entry Fee 0.00 *


Shorts: maximum 10 minutes

No requirement for completed by date

Projects must originate from United Kingdom

No premiere requirement

Projects may have distribution

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Subtitled Dubbed Dialog List

Press Kit Requirements
A press kit is required, but only after acceptance.

Prizes & Awards
This category is a competition.

Special Jury Award
Sponsor:Project London
Value of Goods/Services: 1,000 British Pound

Audience Choice Award
Film making course at the London Film Academy
Sponsor:Project London

Category Rules
Terms and Conditions

The submissions deadline for FRANTIC FILMS: A COMPETITION FOR FILMS INSPIRED BY ROMAN POLANSKI is 1 March 2013, unfortunately NO film submitted after this date can be considered for selection.
FRANTIC FILMS competition organisers will make the shortlist public on the 4th of March 2013. ALL entrants, successful or unsuccessful will be contacted by the film programmer via email on this date, therefore please DO NOT enquire independently concerning the success of an entry as we will be unable to reply.

The Organisation

1. Frantic Films: A Competition For Films Inspired by Roman Polanski is an open entry short film competition organised by the Polish Cultural Institute as part of 11th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival. Kinoteka is the largest Polish Film Festival in the UK and takes place annually, organising screenings, talks and exhibitions UK-wide.
2. Frantic Films is a competition for entrants to create their own short film in response to the work of Roman Polanski. The winning entry will be shown at Kinoteka’s closing gala, hosted by the Barbican. The dates of this year’s Kinoteka are: 7th-17th March 2013. The closing gala is fixed for the 17th of March.
3. The final selection of all films entered for the Frantic Films competition and their placement in the programme is the responsibility of the Short Film Programmer for Frantic Films with the assistance of other programmers, and the process is overseen by Kinoteka’s director. The organisation of the event and programming of all non-competitive elements is also the responsibility of the Frantic Films film programmer, Kinoteka director, and Kinoteka festival team. Among all the submitted films, 6 films will be selected by the KINOTEKA programmers and downloaded on the KINOTEKA’s website for the jury as well as the audience to vote for.


4. The festival is open to short films of all production techniques including animation, drama, documentary, experimental or artist film and hybrid work from low to high budgets.
5. The primary contact completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film for consideration including permission from a distributor or sales agent representing the film and must have obtained necessary permissions for any copyrighted material within the films including any music or images used. With this submission, the applicant confirms that they possess all rights necessary for the screening of the submitted film at this festival.
6. The maximum duration of any film is 10 minutes, including credits. Any film longer than 10 minutes will be immediately disqualified.
7. Frantic Films competition does not require any premiere status.

Registration and Data Protection

Entry Fees
9. There will be NO entry fee for submitting your films to Withoutabox platform.

Digital Submissions
10. KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival has partnered with Withoutabox to accept digital submissions. You are able to upload your film as a digital file via a secure external link through website once your registration details have been completed. KINOTEKA guarentees that your film will never be available online to the public (unless your film is shortlisted as specified in point 3. of this Terms and Conditions or as part of a specific online programme, which will require permission from you separately).
11. Please ensure that your upload adheres to the specifications supplied via Withoutabox.
12. All festival entries may be stored in the festival archive and used for research and educational purposes. KINOTEKA will never use a film that permission has not been granted for.

Award Eligibility
Award: FRANTIC FILMS Grand Prix
Prize: £1000 film equipment voucher, film screening at the Barbican.
Award: FRANTIC FILMS Audience Award
Prize: London Film Academy filmmaking course

Eligibility: All entries 10 mins or under from individuals over 16years old

Foreign Language Films

13. If the original language of any dialogue or text featured in the film is not English, the preview and screening copy must be subtitled in English.
Selection Process
14. A film’s success is dependent not on its budget or length, but on the three points clearly outlined on the Kinoteka website:
- The independent character of the film submitted.
- The quality and intelligence of its response to Polanski’s cinema.
- Its use of the short-film form.
15. Successful entrants of the shortlisted films will be notified by the 4st of March 2013. Those entrants who have not been successful will also receive email notification at this time.
16. ALL films are viewed by more than one person to ensure a non-subjective decision is reached, but after that ALL programming selections are at the discretion of the Short Film Programmer, and their decision is FINAL.
17. After selection, notification letters will be sent electronically; please provide an email address that is checked regularly and ensure that the user account of KINOTEKA is permitted to email you.
18. Unfortunately we are unable to offer feedback for entries which are not short-listed.

Festival Screenings

19. If your film wins the Grand Prix you will be asked to supply a dvd copy to KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival. As the festival does not charge entrants for submitting their films, accordingly, participants are not entitled to claim rental or other fees for the screenings of their films at the festival.

20. Please ensure that the screening DVD submitted is formatted correctly - all our formatting specifications can be acceseed via Withoutabox.

Submission Agreement
21. At the point of submitting your film via Withoutabox you will be asked if you have read and agreed to the Terms and Conditions laid out in this document. By agreeing to proceed with your submission you are agreeing to these Terms and Conditions and your application can then be processed. Entry of a film is binding and implies acceptance of these regulations.
22. In the event of disagreement concerning the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival will take precedence.
23. Failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions may result in the submission being disqualified.
24. These regulations are subject to change without prior notice.

Visiting the Festival

25. The Festival has a very limited budget, and thus cannot offer travel or accommodation support for the winning entrant of the competition.