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KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival

11 Annual March 07, 2013 to March 17, 2013

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marlena.lukasiak@instytutpolski.org
http://www.kinoteka.org.uk

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Short films inspired by Roman Polanski's work
The creative challenge of FRANTIC FILMS competition is wide open but all entries, whether remake, spoof, or artistic interpretation, need to reference Polanski’s cinema and will be judged by a jury of film professionals who worked with Polanski including Timothy Burrill (producer “The Pianist”, “Oliver Twist”), Jerzy Skolimowski (scriptwriter “Knife in the Water”) and Pawel Edelman (DOP “The Pianist”, “Carnage”) on the following three criteria:
- The independent character of the film submitted.
- The quality of its response to Polanski’s cinema.
- Its use of the short film form

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
Now in it’s 11th successful year, 11th KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival is proud to be celebrating the best of Polish International Cinema, including award-winning films from Poland’s great auteurs as well as cutting edge, exciting work from a new generation of Polish film-making talent. The festival is presented by the Polish Cultural Institute in association with the festival sponsor, MyFerryLink, screening across British cinema venues including: the Barbican, Riverside Studios, Tate Modern, Curzon Soho, The National Gallery, Queens Film Theatre Belfast, FACT Liverpool and Edinburgh Filmhouse.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Kinoteka introduces its first ever, nationwide, open-entry competition with Frantic Films, a competition inspired by the work of Roman Polanski asking entrants to create a short film, no more than 10 minutes in length, in response to Polanski's cinema. The creative challenge is wide open, but all entries, whether remake, spoof, or artistic interpretation, need to reference Polanski’s cinema and will be judged by a jury of film professionals who have collaborated with Polanski including Timothy Burrill (producer “The Pianist”, “Oliver Twist”), Jerzy Skolimowski (scriptwriter “Knife in the Water”) and Pawel Edelman (DOP “The Pianist”, “Carnage”) on the following three criteria:

- The independent character of the film submitted.
- The quality of its response to Polanski’s cinema.
- Its use of the short film form.

Having worked in Poland, France, the UK and Hollywood, Roman Polanski has created a body of work which defies categorisation by genre or nationality, probing instead such universal human experiences as lust, paranoia, brutality, and humour; experiences filtered through, rather than defined by time and place. Polanski has tested the camera as tool for exploring the psyche, and redefined cinematic experience using narrative and technical experimentation, creating in the process some of the most iconic moving images of our time.

The competition opens for submissions on 2 January 2013. The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2013. The shortlisted films will be presented on KINOTEKA's website www.kinoteka.org.uk and open for electronic audience votes until 15 March 2013. The winners will be announced during the 11th KINOTEKA Closing Night Gala on 17 March.
There will be 2 awards given:

1. Best film Award winner will receive £1000 worth of film equipment.
2. The Audience Award winner will receive a film making course at the London Film Academy.

The award is proudly sponsored by the Project London Films, a distributor of Polish films in UK and Ireland.



ORGANIZERS
Jenny Jackson (Frantic Films - Primary Contact) ; Marlena Lukasiak (Festival Registrar) ; Marlena Lukasiak (Festival Registrar)

GENERAL RULES
Kinoteka is organised by the Polish Cultural Institute for the purpose of promoting Polish Film within the UK, unfortunately Frantic Films can only accept submissions from filmmakers based in the UK. Frantic Films welcomes submissions in any language, however, it is important to stress that all non-english-language submissions must provide english subtitles for the benefit of our audiences and judges.

Frantic Films is expressly a short film competition, requiring all entries to have a maximum running time of 10 minutes - there is no specification for the minimum running time. Please note that any film submitted with a duration of which exceeds 10 minutes cannot be considered for selection.

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. Eligibility 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 Withouabox platform. 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 4th 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.