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Festival de Cinéma Européen des Arcs

5 Annual December 14, 2013 to December 21, 2013

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10 rue des Goncourt
Paris - 75011
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Phone: +33 1 82 28 50 10
contact@lesarcs-filmfest.com
http://www.lesarcs-filmfest.com

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Competition
We select recent films that have not been and will not be released in France before the festival, mainly european produced or of a european director. European in the geographical sense (including Turkey, Russia, Armenia...).
Panorama
Our Panorama section shows films that have been awarded in their own country or that had an audience success but have not been distributed in France (and does not have a French distributor at the date of entry).

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Les Arcs European Film Festival was created in 2009. It takes place in the world famous ski resort of Les Arcs, in the heart of the French Alps, during the opening week of the winter season, one week before Christmas.

We accept submissions for feature films only. The art director is Frédéric Boyer.

Les Arcs European Film Festival presents 12 films in competition, 8 films in Panorama (films that have been awarded in their own country but have not been distributed in France), Premieres, a focus on an European country, films for young audience. A total of about 70 films, mostly features, mostly exclusive on the French territory.

During the week are also taking place 3 professional events :
- The Film School Village : 5 to 10 European film schools invited, represented by a director and a producer just awarded.
- The Coproduction Village : 26 projects are selected to be presented to producers, buyers, distributors, regional funds... A total of about 270 participants. Also programmed, a Work in Progress screening.
- The DIRE Days : the French distributors of DIRE are showing their line-up to a hundred of French films exhibitors.

In addition to that, a ski competition is organized (the European Cinema Ski Cup), parties, concerts, meetings with the films team, "pitching on chairlifts"... A great atmosphere, a great place to make business, a great place to watch European films, in a unique surrounding.

Note that we accept only European films (+50% European financing). European in our definition is geographically speaking and includes Turkey, Russia, Armenia... Non-European looking for working/investing in European cinema are welcome.

ORGANIZERS
Guillaume Calop (Festival Registrar) ; Guillaume Calop (Festival Registrar) ; Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin

GENERAL RULES
ARTICLE 1. DATES
The fourth edition of Les Arcs Film Festival will be
held from 14 to 21 December 2013 at Bourg
Saint Maurice and Les Arcs in Savoy, France.
ARTICLE 2. LES ARCS EUROPEAN FILM
FESTIVAL GOALS
Les Arcs European Film Festival aims to promote
the diversity of European cinema, to take part
in the distribution and circulation of European
films in Europe and to encourage professional
meetings.
ARTICLE 3. CRITERIA OF FILM
SELECTION
Films need to meet the following criteria in order
to participate in the selection process for the
Official Competition at Les Arcs European Film
Festival :
- the main production company must be based
geographically in Europe (you can find the list of
countries in the appendix)
- the film length must be over 60 minutes
- films may have been made on either film or video
and must be destined for theatrical release and
can be fiction, documentary or animation
- must be French premieres when screened at Les
Arcs European Film Festival
- the film will have to be selected by the festival’s
selection committee
To participate in the selection for the other
sections of the festival, the following conditions
must be fulfilled :
- the main production company must be based
geographically in Europe (you can find the list of
countries in the appendix)
- Panorama : minimim length over 60 min
- films may have been made on either film or video
and must be destined to theatrical release and
can be fiction, documentary or animation
- must be French premieres when screened at Les
Arcs European Film Festival
ARTICLE 4. SELECTION
The selection committee is responsible for
selecting all the films screened during Les Arcs
European Film Festival.
ARTICLE 5. PRESELECTION
The films are either preselected by the festival, or
spontaneously sent by their director or producer through Withoutabox platform.
The deadline is set at 27 September 2013 (for
the return of the registration form to the festival’s
Film Office). The registration form must be filled
in and accompanied by the additionnal materials
requested. For the preselection of films a quality
DVD in PAL format must be provided, with French
or English subtitles if a language other than
French or English is spoken.
The festival guarantees that the DVDs provided will
be used for selection purposes only. The Festival
will not be held responsible if the sent material is
lost, stolen, destroyed or illegally copied.
Films can also be viewed in digital format.
ARTICLE 6. DVD
The DVD must be sent to the following address:
Les Arcs Film Festival 10 rue des Goncourt, 75011
Paris, France, and the words « for cultural use only » must
be written clearly on the envelope. The sender
must cover all posting fees, customs charges, and
other expenses (to be mentioned in the dispatch
note). The DVD sent for the preselection can be
returned to its sender if a request is made before
21 January 2014. After that date, all material
may be destroyed by the festival.
ARTICLE 7. SELECTED FILMS
All additional documents for the selected films,
registered or requested by the festival, must arrive
at the Film Office before 15 November 2013, for
publication in the catalogue. The following
elements need to be provided : a DVD with
French or English subtitles/ list of subtitles in digital
format/ photos of the film director / film extracts
(Betacam tape) that might be broadcast during
or after the festival, with the specific autorisation
from the producer.
For the official screening a 35 mm print (only for Panorama) or DCP must
be provided. Only prints in a perfect state of
projection will be accepted and must bear
French or English subtitles if the spoken language
is neither French nor English. If need be, digital
files with French and English subtiles must also be
sent to the festival for digital subtitling.
ARTICLE 8. PROMOTION
For the best promotion of the selected films, the
photos provided of the films as well as the less
than 3 minute film extracts might be posted on
the festival’s website and on those of its partners,
for the period of the festival promotion.
The Festival’s press agents
are likely to hand over photos from the selected
films to the medias, for regional, national and
international communication purposes.
ARTICLE 9. PROJECTION RIGHTS
The films in Competition and in the European
Panorama will be available free of charge
throughout the festival, and further reruns,
projections and rental rights included.
In exchange for the films in competition, the
festival will provide two invitations for the film
crew, comprising accommodation, round trip
and meals, and two more invitations comprising
accommodation only. For the films in the other
sections, the festival will offer one invitation
including accommodation, round trip, meals and
one more providing accommodation only.
ARTICLE 10. JURIES
The festival will assign juries who will bestow the
awards.
ARTICLE 11. AWARD ENDOWMENT
The names and endowments for the awards in
the Official Competition will be announced in
due time.
ARTICLE 12. RERUNS
Some of the films from the festival’s programme, the
winners in particular, are likely to be scheduled in
reruns during the week following the festival and
also during a special event organised in Paris. The
dates for these screenings will be communicated
at a later date on and specific demands will be
expressed to the right owners.
ARTICLE 13. ORGANIZERS’
RESPONSABILITIES
Les Arcs European Film Festival reserves the right
to use the information provided in the registration
forms in accordance with the Law No. 78-17 of
6 January 1978 on ‘Informatics and Freedom’.
According to the Law ‘Informatics and Freedom’,
every participant has the right to access and
modify all personal data concerning him or her.
Les Arcs European Film Festival will not be held
responsible in case of damaged reception or non reception
of the registration files, no matter what
means of transmission is used and the reason for
the problem.
The festival reserves the right to interrupt, to cancel
or to postpone the festival and also to change the
present regulations at any moment according to
its needs. In these cases, all Withoutabox fees will be refunded. No other compensation whatsoever will be
due to the participants.
ARTICLE 14. INSURANCE
The festival will insure the prints for selected
films only during the Festival and on the Festival
premises. In case of damage, no claim will be
taken into account one month after the return of
the print to the sender.
Should a print be damaged or lost, the festival’s
responsibility could be engaged up to 750
Euros.
ARTICLE 15. ASSIGNMENT OF
JURISDICTION
Participation in Les Arcs European Film Festival
means unreserved acceptance of the present
regulations.
ARTICLE 16. UNFORESEEN CASES
The board of directors of the association
Révélations culturelles, which organizes Les Arcs
European Film Festival has the power to settle all
matters not covered by the present regulations.
APPENDIX
List of geographic Europe countries : Albania,
Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus,
Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta,
Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands,
Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,
San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United
Kingdom, Vatican City.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ARTICLE 1. DATES The fourth edition of Les Arcs Film Festival will be held from 14 to 21 December 2013 at Bourg Saint Maurice and Les Arcs in Savoy, France. ARTICLE 2. LES ARCS EUROPEAN FILM FESTIVAL GOALS Les Arcs European Film Festival aims to promote the diversity of European cinema, to take part in the distribution and circulation of European films in Europe and to encourage professional meetings. ARTICLE 3. CRITERIA OF FILM SELECTION Films need to meet the following criteria in order to participate in the selection process for the Official Competition at Les Arcs European Film Festival : - the main production company must be based geographically in Europe (you can find the list of countries in the appendix) - the film length must be over 60 minutes - films may have been made on either film or video and must be destined for theatrical release and can be fiction, documentary or animation - must be French premieres when screened at Les Arcs European Film Festival - the film will have to be selected by the festival’s selection committee To participate in the selection for the other sections of the festival, the following conditions must be fulfilled : - the main production company must be based geographically in Europe (you can find the list of countries in the appendix) - Panorama : minimim length over 60 min - films may have been made on either film or video and must be destined to theatrical release and can be fiction, documentary or animation - must be French premieres when screened at Les Arcs European Film Festival ARTICLE 4. SELECTION The selection committee is responsible for selecting all the films screened during Les Arcs European Film Festival. ARTICLE 5. PRESELECTION The films are either preselected by the festival, or spontaneously sent by their director or producer through Withoutabox platform. The deadline is set at 27 September 2013 (for the return of the registration form to the festival’s Film Office). The registration form must be filled in and accompanied by the additionnal materials requested. For the preselection of films a quality DVD in PAL format must be provided, with French or English subtitles if a language other than French or English is spoken. The festival guarantees that the DVDs provided will be used for selection purposes only. The Festival will not be held responsible if the sent material is lost, stolen, destroyed or illegally copied. Films can also be viewed in digital format. ARTICLE 6. DVD The DVD must be sent to the following address: Les Arcs Film Festival 10 rue des Goncourt, 75011 Paris, France, and the words « for cultural use only » must be written clearly on the envelope. The sender must cover all posting fees, customs charges, and other expenses (to be mentioned in the dispatch note). The DVD sent for the preselection can be returned to its sender if a request is made before 21 January 2014. After that date, all material may be destroyed by the festival. ARTICLE 7. SELECTED FILMS All additional documents for the selected films, registered or requested by the festival, must arrive at the Film Office before 15 November 2013, for publication in the catalogue. The following elements need to be provided : a DVD with French or English subtitles/ list of subtitles in digital format/ photos of the film director / film extracts (Betacam tape) that might be broadcast during or after the festival, with the specific autorisation from the producer. For the official screening a 35 mm print (only for Panorama) or DCP must be provided. Only prints in a perfect state of projection will be accepted and must bear French or English subtitles if the spoken language is neither French nor English. If need be, digital files with French and English subtiles must also be sent to the festival for digital subtitling. ARTICLE 8. PROMOTION For the best promotion of the selected films, the photos provided of the films as well as the less than 3 minute film extracts might be posted on the festival’s website and on those of its partners, for the period of the festival promotion. The Festival’s press agents are likely to hand over photos from the selected films to the medias, for regional, national and international communication purposes. ARTICLE 9. PROJECTION RIGHTS The films in Competition and in the European Panorama will be available free of charge throughout the festival, and further reruns, projections and rental rights included. In exchange for the films in competition, the festival will provide two invitations for the film crew, comprising accommodation, round trip and meals, and two more invitations comprising accommodation only. For the films in the other sections, the festival will offer one invitation including accommodation, round trip, meals and one more providing accommodation only. ARTICLE 10. JURIES The festival will assign juries who will bestow the awards. ARTICLE 11. AWARD ENDOWMENT The names and endowments for the awards in the Official Competition will be announced in due time. ARTICLE 12. RERUNS Some of the films from the festival’s programme, the winners in particular, are likely to be scheduled in reruns during the week following the festival and also during a special event organised in Paris. The dates for these screenings will be communicated at a later date on and specific demands will be expressed to the right owners. ARTICLE 13. ORGANIZERS’ RESPONSABILITIES Les Arcs European Film Festival reserves the right to use the information provided in the registration forms in accordance with the Law No. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 on ‘Informatics and Freedom’. According to the Law ‘Informatics and Freedom’, every participant has the right to access and modify all personal data concerning him or her. Les Arcs European Film Festival will not be held responsible in case of damaged reception or non reception of the registration files, no matter what means of transmission is used and the reason for the problem. The festival reserves the right to interrupt, to cancel or to postpone the festival and also to change the present regulations at any moment according to its needs. In these cases, all Withoutabox fees will be refunded. No other compensation whatsoever will be due to the participants. ARTICLE 14. INSURANCE The festival will insure the prints for selected films only during the Festival and on the Festival premises. In case of damage, no claim will be taken into account one month after the return of the print to the sender. Should a print be damaged or lost, the festival’s responsibility could be engaged up to 750 Euros. ARTICLE 15. ASSIGNMENT OF JURISDICTION Participation in Les Arcs European Film Festival means unreserved acceptance of the present regulations. ARTICLE 16. UNFORESEEN CASES The board of directors of the association Révélations culturelles, which organizes Les Arcs European Film Festival has the power to settle all matters not covered by the present regulations. APPENDIX List of geographic Europe countries : Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City.