4th Annual

0+ International Festival of Films for Children and Youth

September 30, 2017 to October 07, 2017

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Short fiction film
WHAT "ZERO PLUS" EXPECTS FROM SHORT FILMS:
- Joy, Smiling, Goodness,
- Kids and Parents finding compromises,
- Friends making friendship firmer,
- People valuing life,
- Creativity and Talents being expressed by people,
- Life tasks being tackled,
- Goals being achieved,
- Everything ending in a positive way

"ZERO PLUS" DOESN'T CONSIDER SHORT FILMS WHICH SHOW:
- violence, suffering, crimes
- unresolved dramas
- disrespect between people
- drugs usage
- other scenes which may make a young viewer's heart ache.
Short animated film
WHAT "ZERO PLUS" EXPECTS FROM SHORT ANIMATED FILMS:
- Joy, Smiling, Goodness,
- Kids and Parents finding compromises,
- Friends making friendship firmer,
- People valuing life,
- Creativity and Talents being expressed by people,
- Life tasks being tackled,
- Goals being achieved,
- Everything ending in a positive way

"ZERO PLUS" DOESN'T CONSIDER SHORT ANIMATED FILMS WHICH SHOW:
- violence, suffering, crimes
- unresolved dramas
- disrespect between people
- drugs usage
- other scenes which may make a young viewer's heart ache.
Zero Plus Educational Film Collection
This category is a special one.
ZERO PLUS considers films as a tool for nurturing and educating children and young people.

ZERO PLUS is known for its educational orientation.
The films which correspond to the festival selection criteria are shown in schools and social organizations of Russia on the non -commercial basis with the consent of right holders.

The main topic of the films ZERO PLUS seeks is COMMON HUMAN VALUES.

What is it?
It's family, friendship, creativity, professionalism, development, nature, labor, knowledge.

If you have the films to share and you have the desire to share them, then submit them!
Popular scientific film
The films submitted to this category are supposed to
demonstrate innovative and effective cases and solutions of the tasks in the spheres of society, culture, ecology, nurture and education, politics, economics, technologies, etc.
Ecological documentary "Nature & Man"
This category invites films which illustrate the value of nature, the uniqueness of the planet, show the connection of a human with the plant life and wildlife, the importance of a human's care for the environment, the significance of the ecological thinking, demonstrate the examples of the best practices of harmonious interaction with natural resources in terms of technological progress of the 21st century.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

0+ is aimed at:
1. promotion and popularization of high-quality films, which foster a positive, creative and formative worldview in children and young people, strengthen the common human values: family, childhood, friendship, kindness, nature, love for a profession.
2. integration of cinema and education by creating a collection of value-oriented films for carrying out educational screenings in schools and social institutions of Russia.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

0+ is a festival that is aware of what films it wants to show and promote, what directors and producers it finds important to provide incentives to, what values and meanings it wants to convey to the audience.

For 0+ cinema in all its variety is an instrument to influence and improve the worldview, to transmit values and form friendly and creative environment.

0+ is like a bee gathering Nectar, that is positive films, from Flowers, which are directors and producers, to provide more people with Honey, that is the joy of life contained in the films.

0+ is alive festival that after it is carried out also works for the whole year through non-commercial educational screenings of its films in schools of Russia (definitely, with the consent of right holders).

0+ is ready to cooperate with Festivals, directors, producers, TV-channels and others. Sharing goodness is what we need :)

ORGANIZERS

Alexander Shkolenko (Festival Registrar); Irina Egorova (Executive director)

GENERAL RULES

FILM SELECTION CRITERIA AND PARAMETERS

The Festival invites films, which foster a positive, formative and life-asserting worldview of children and young people:
• are focused on strengthening common human values: family, friendship, childhood, understanding between people, talents and creativity, nurture and education, value of life, concern for nature, love for a profession, etc.
• put forward best human qualities: kindness, friendliness, cheerfulness, care, diligence, generosity, humor, intelligence.
• demonstrate innovative and effective cases and solutions of the tasks in the spheres of society, culture, ecology, nurture and education, politics, economics, technologies, etc.

The festival doesn’t consider films which visualize destructive meanings and scenes regarding:
• human personality: suffering, psychological disorder, suicidal thoughts, alcohol and drugs addiction, etc.
• family, interpersonal relationships, social affairs: scandals, betrayals, violence, unresolved conflicts and dramas, careless attitude towards one another, crimes, wars, etc.
• environment: disrespectful attitude to the nature, plant life, wildlife, planet in general.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AUTHORIZATION
The applicant is supposed to sign under the following:

- We hereby confirm the transfer of rights for non-commercial screening of the submitted film to the Management of the International Children and Youth Film Festival “Zero Plus”. We are informed that the film will be screened during the Festival. Extracts of the film (up to 2 minutes) may be used for Festival advertising purposes on the Internet, regional and federal TV-channels.

(Optional)
- We also grant the Festival Management the right for using the submitted film for non-commercial educational and charity screenings in educational and social institutions of Russia.
(The Festival management will itself contact the applicant concerning this permission)

STAY AT THE FESTIVAL
The invitation of guests, the periods and conditions of their stay at the Festival are the concern of the Festival Management. The Festival assumes the accommodation expenses (during 2 days and nights) of one representative of each selected film.
Once the Festival program gets into public access on the website (by October 15, 2015), the applicants, whose films will be found in the shortlist, are to inform the Festival Management (by November 1, 2015) about their desire to visit the event.
The Festival Management can assist in getting visas, booking airline tickets and hotel rooms. In individual cases the Management can partially cover other expenses on the transfer to the Festival.

Contact e-mail: INFO@ZEROPLUSFF.RU
The shortlist will appear on the Fest's website: ZEROPLUSFF.RU