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Guanajuato International Film Festival

17 Annual July 25, 2014 to August 03, 2014

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Fabrica La Aurora Local 5B
Col. Aurora
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato CP37700
Mexico
Phone: +52 (415) 152 7264
Fax: +52 (415) 152 8899
info@guanajuatofilmfestival.com
http://www.giff.mx

OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Short Film Fiction
Shorts filmed in any film, video or digital format with a duration of up to 30 minutes (including credits) that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.
Short Film Animation
Shorts filmed in any film, video or digital format with a duration of up to 30 minutes (including credits) that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.
Short Film Experimental
Shorts filmed in any film, video or digital format with a duration of up to 30 minutes (including credits) that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.
Short Documentary
Shorts filmed in any film, video or digital format with a duration of up to 30 minutes (including credits) that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.
Long Documentary
Documentaries of between 30 and 120 minutes, filmed in any film or digital format, that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.
Feature Length Opera Prima
Feature length Operas Primas, or debut feature fiction films by first time directors in either film or digital formats that have not yet acquired distribution in commercial theaters within Mexico and that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The primary objective of the GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Since 1998 the Guanajuato International Film Festival (GIFF) has been held during the final week of July in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato Capital, Mexico.

As a non-profit cultural event that does not charge admission to its viewing audience, GIFF is made possible each year through the generous participation of institutions and partners, who each lend their support to our festival; whose main objective is the strengthening of cinema through the mutual exchange of knowledge, experience and ideas.

We are a festival that prides itself in celebrating, supporting and awarding the next generation of filmmakers. Acting as a platform for launching new careers, GIFF’s national and international competition pits newcomers alongside the industry’s most seasoned veterans, in an atmosphere full of camaraderie and respect, where new and aspiring filmmakers mix with industry professionals in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.

During the past fifteen years GIFF has established itself as the most important platform for young filmmakers in Latin America, each year bringing upcoming talents together with world-renowned experts of the moving image. In 2013 GIFF received over 3,300 films from 111 countries in competition,

Over the course of 10 days, more than 400 films were screened from 10am until 4am in 21 venues, which included such unusual locations as: the Jardín Principal (main square) of San Miguel de Allende; the classical open-air staircase of the University of Guanajuato; the subterranean streets and tunnels beneath Guanajuato Capital (where gay, lesbian, erotic and underground films are projected); as well as horror films that are screened in both municipal graveyards (panteónes). There are also screenings in more conventional spaces such as Cines Aldama (SMA), Teatro Angela Peralta (SMA), Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez – El Nigromante (SMA), the Teatro Santa Ana (SMA), Galería Kunsthaus Santa Fe (SMA), the Auditorio del Estado (GTO) and the Teatro Principal (GTO).

The international competition is the largest in Mexico, with films competing in a variety of categories that include: Short Fiction, Short Animation, Short Experimental, Short Documentary, Long Documentary and Feature Length Opera Prima (or feature film debuts). As well as an assortment of workshops, conferences, Women in Film and Television luncheons and National Tributes to both Mexican and International A-list filmmakers who are in attendance.

GIFF has paid tribute to both National and International filmmakers, including: Danny Boyle, Darren Aronofsky, Julie Taymor, Park Chan-wook, Paul Schrader, Bong Joon-ho, Peter Greenaway, Spike Lee, Tim Burton, Kenneth Anger, Oliver Stone, Lucrecia Martel, Eliseo Subiela, Pedro Armendáriz Jr., Manuel Ojeda, Deepa Mehta, Shyam Benegal, Tongolele, Joaquin Cordero, Irvin Kershner, Gaspar Noé, Spike Jonze, Felipe Cazals, Josefina Echanove, Patricia Reyes Spíndola, Diana Bracho, María Rojo, among many others.

In association with Women In Film and Television International, GIFF celebrates cinema’s most accomplished women. Past honorees have included: Graciela Borges, Bertha Navarro, Adriana Barraza, Marcela Fernández Violante, Brigitte Broch, Kathy Jurado, Angélica Aragón, Gloria Schoemann, Carmen Arristegui, Silvia Pinal, Ana Ofelia Murguía, Ofelia Medina, Carla Estrada and Maria Elena Velasco, to name a few.

The festival hosts an annual International Pitching Market, summoning international producers, distributors and diverse film financing institutions from around the world who are interested in participating in co-productions with the top Mexican projects currently in development.

During the 61st edition of the Cannes Film Festival (2008), GIFF announced a partnership with the Cinéfondation Résidence, created by the Cannes Film Festival, to launch a program called the MexiCannes Summer Residence Program. Serving as an extension to the Cinéfondation Residence, which yearly selects a dozen of the very best young filmmakers in the world (in addition to 2 of the top Mexican filmmakers on special scholarship from GIFF) and offers them a platform designed to propel their careers. The program includes private master’s classes, workshops and meetings with producers, distributors and film financiers during the International Pitching Market, helping them secure financing for their film projects. Since the second session of the yearly Résidence runs until mid-July, just before GIFF begins, this is the first opportunity for many producers to learn about these projects and meet the filmmakers themselves.

Yearly the festival contends with the participation of a guest country of honor, which presents the best of its country’s film, music and culture. By way of special delegates who offer conferences, workshops, retrospectives, as well as present their country’s industry; this cultural exchange reinforces the relationships between the creators of both nations while promoting artistic co-production. In previous years Canada, Spain, Germany, Brazil, France, the U.S.A., India, the United Kingdom, Argentina, South Korea, the Netherlands and Colombia have all been Spotlight Countries. For the upcoming 17th edition in July of 2014 the festival will host Poland as our most honored guest.

Some of the world-recognized film institutions that have participated in the past include: Cannes Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Festival International du Court Métrage à Clermont-Ferrand, INCAA, Museo del Cine (Argentina), BAFICI, KOFIC, UK Film Council, EYE International, K ARTS, Asiana Short FIlm Festival, East End Film Festival, Royal College of Art, encounters short film festival, British Film Institute, Scottish Screen, Warp X, Aardman Animation, The Channel 4 British Documentary Foundation, Proimagenes Colombia, Edinburgh International Film Festival, International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Interfilm Berlin, Festival de Cine de Huesca, Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Canal+, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, American Film Institute, Museum of Modern Art, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Texas Archive of the Moving Image, Frameline, Outfest, MIX NYC, South by Southwest, Palm Springs International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Institute, the Vancouver Film School, and the University of Southern California and the University of Texas at Austin film departments.

ORGANIZERS
Sarah Hoch DeLong (General Director)

GENERAL RULES
( Convocatoria en español abajo!)

1.-The primary objective of the GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to provide more opportunities for the exhibition and appreciation of films, rewarding their quality so as to allow the artists to continue producing film. At the same time, we hope to bring together newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned professionals, combining forces in a very open, accessible and competitive environment.
2.- THE XVII EDITION OF THE GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be celebrated from July 25th – August 3rd, 2014, in the cities of San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Gto., México.
3.- CATEGORIES OF COMPETITION. The following categories have been established: SHORT FILM FICTION – SHORT FILM EXPERIMENTAL – SHORT ANIMATION – SHORT DOCUMENTARY – Shorts filmed in any film, video or digital format with a duration of up to 30 minutes (including credits) that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible. FEATURE LENGTH DOCUMENTARY. Documentaries with a duration between 30 and 120 minutes, filmed in any film or digital format, that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible. FEATURE LENGTH OPERA PRIMA. Feature length Operas Primas, or debut feature films by first time directors in either film or digital formats that have not yet acquired distribution in commercial theaters within Mexico and that completed production after January 1st, 2013 are eligible.
4.- EXHIBITION. The Festival shall determine the order and date of exhibition of each work. Submissions may also be selected to participate in non-competitive programs.
5.- CONDITIONS.
A - Registration: cost is $25 USD per film, payable through WithoutABox.com or festhome.com . Registration is free of cost for Mexican film makers.
B- There is no limit to the amount of films that a filmmaker or producer may register.
C- The maximum duration of short films is 30 minutes, including credits. The maximum duration of feature documentaries and Operas Primas is 120 minutes.
D- Music videos, commercial work and political propaganda are not accepted.
E- In order to be admitted, the materials must be presented in Spanish, English, or with subtitles in either of these two languages.
F- Three DVD copies of each film are required, preferably in NTSC format. These copies shall not be returned. Alternatively, online screeners can be submitted through WithoutABox
G- When submitting your film, please also provide an “Electronic Press Kit” including the following information:
• Still photo from the film (Color at 300 dpi, jpg or tif format)
• Synopsis of the film (in Spanish and English if available or either of the two languages)
• Brief Biography of the Director (in Spanish and English if available or either of the two languages)
• Director's Photograph (Color at 300 dpi, jpg or tif format)
• Film Credits
H- The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 1st, 2014.
I- All shipping expenses of participating works, from their place of origin to the address of this organization, shall be paid exclusively by the participant. The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials.
J- Once a film has been submitted for participation it cannot be withdrawn.
K- The Festival does not pay screening fees.
L – Films in GIFF’s Official Selection will be viewable in the GIFF Digital Film Library, accessible to Industry professionals throughout the duration of the Festival and available to be viewed privately on a secure server by jury members, film festival programmers, critics, buyers and distributors during and after the event. The contact information for each corresponding producer or rights holder will be published.
M- Selected films may form part of the festival’s travelling showcases, participating around the world.
6.- SELECTION AND JURY. The selection of the films will be the responsibility of the Festival Organization by means of an International Jury, made up of film industry professionals, whose names shall be announced shortly before the Festival. The jury's decision is final and cannot be appealed.
7.- AWARDS. The Guanajuato International Film Festival shall give each of the participants selected for competition during the festival a diploma. The winners shall receive either cash awards or materials prizes granted by our sponsors (film, developing services, transfer services, equipment rental for additional filming) and trophies.
8.- ACADEMY AWARDS QUALIFICATION. Recipients of the festival’s prizes in the categories of Short Fiction and Short Animation will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards® provided the film complies with the Academy rules. For further information please visit www.oscars.org.
As a BAFTA recognized film festival, all films accepted to the Guanajuato International Film Festival qualify to be considered for the Orange British Academy Short Film Awards.
9.- CONTACT INFORMATION AND DELIVERY ADDRESS:
GUANAJUATO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Fabrica La Aurora, Local 5-B, Col. Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. Mexico. C.P. 37700
Phone: +52 (415) 152.72.64 or +52 (415) 152.88.99
info@guanajuatofilmfestival.com

NOTE: When shipping your materials internationally, please do not forget to clearly state on the outside of your package that its contents are: “FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMERCIAL VALUE./ SIN VALOR COMERCIAL. PARA FINES CULTURALES.”


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CONVOCATORIA

1.- EL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GUANAJUATO tiene por objetivo brindar un espacio para la exhibición de cine de calidad, premiándolo con materiales y equipo para apoyar la producción de más cine. Al mismo tiempo procura reunir a los que hacen el cine y a los que desean ingresar a este grupo de creadores para provocar el encuentro y la unión de fuerzas.
2.- LA XVII EDICIÓN DEL FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GUANAJUATO, se celebrará del 25 de Julio al 03 de Agosto, 2014 en las ciudades de San Miguel de Allende y Guanajuato, Gto., México.
3.- CATEGORÍAS EN COMPETENCIA. Se establecen las siguientes categorías en competencia: CORTOMETRAJE FICCIÓN – CORTOMETRAJE EXPERIMENTAL – CORTOMETRAJE ANIMACIÓN – CORTOMETRAJE DOCUMENTAL - Podrán participar cortometrajes en formato de cine, video o digital, cuya producción sea posterior al 1 de Enero del 2013 y con duración máxima de 30 minutos (incluyendo créditos). DOCUMENTAL LARGOMETRAJE. Podrán participar documentales en formato de cine, video o digital con duración mínima de 30 y máxima de 120 minutos cuya producción sea posterior al 1 de Enero del 2013. LARGOMETRAJE ÓPERA PRIMA. Podrán participar largometrajes Óperas Primas, o primeras obras de directores Mexicanos e Internacionales, en formato de cine o digital, que no hayan concretado distribución en las salas cinematográficas del país; y cuya producción sea posterior al 1 de Enero del 2013.
4.- EXHIBICIÓN. La Dirección del Festival acordará el orden y la fecha de exhibición de cada trabajo. Los trabajos inscritos podrán ser seleccionados para muestras fuera de competencia.
5.- CONDICIONES.
A- La inscripción no tiene ningún costo para realizadores mexicanos. Para trabajos provenientes de otros países el costo será de $25 dólares, los cuales serán depositados en la cuentas del Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato en WithoutABox.com o festhome.com
B- No existe límite de inscripción para el número de películas por realizador ni por entidad productora.
C- La duración máxima para Cortometrajes es de 30 minutos, incluyendo créditos. Duración máxima de Largometrajes Documentales y Óperas Primas es de 120 minutos, incluyendo créditos.
D- No se aceptan videoclips, trabajos comerciales o con fines de propaganda política.
E- Para ser admitidos, los materiales deberán presentarse en idioma español, inglés o subtitulado en cualquiera de los dos idiomas.
F- Se requieren 3 copias en DVD de cada obra, de preferencia en formato NTSC - estas copias no serán devueltas. Alternativamente, archivos digitales de películas se aceptarán a través de las cuentas del festival en WithoutaBox
G- Es requisito para la inscripción anexar un “press kit” electrónico con los siguientes materiales:
• Foto fija del trabajo (Color a 300 dpi, en formato jpg o tif)
• Sinopsis de la obra (inglés y español)
• Breve biografía del director (inglés y español)
• Fotografía del director (Color a 300 dpi, en formato jpg o tif)
• Ficha Técnica con lista de créditos
H- La fecha límite de inscripción y envío de materiales es el 1º de Mayo, 2014. Se considerará válido matasellos de correo con esta fecha.
I- Los gastos de envío de los trabajos participantes en la sección competitiva, desde su origen hasta el domicilio de esta Organización, correrán a cargo de los participantes. El Festival tampoco correrá con los gastos derivados del envío de otros materiales publicitarios etc.
J- Una vez enviada a la convocatoria, la película no podrá ser retirada.
K- En ningún caso se pagará por los derechos de exhibición de un trabajo.
L - Películas en Selección Oficial podrán ser consultadas por profesionales de la industria en la Filmoteca Digital de GIFF durante el festival y visto en privado en un servidor seguro durante y después del evento por miembros del jurado, programadores, críticos, compradores y distribuidores de contenido. De igual manera serán publicados los contactos de cada productor o distribuidor correspondientes.
M- Las películas seleccionadas son elegibles para formar parte de las muestras itinerantes nacionales e internacionales del Festival.
6.- SELECCIÓN Y JURADO. La selección de los trabajos será competencia de la Organización del Festival por medio de un jurado internacional, formado por profesionales del medio cinematográfico, cuyos nombres serán dados a conocer oportunamente. Su fallo será inapelable.
7.- PREMIOS. El Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato entregará un Diploma de Participación a todos los seleccionados en la sección competitiva, y para los ganadores se entregarán premios en efectivo o premios otorgados por nuestros patrocinadores en especie (película, revelado, transfer, préstamo de equipo para la realización de más cine) y trofeo.
8.- CALIFICACIÓN PARA LOS PREMIOS DE LA ACADÉMIA. Los cortometrajes ganadores en las categorías de Cortometraje Ficción y Cortometraje Animación podrán ser considerados para la nominación a los premios de la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas de los Estados Unidos (Academy Awards®), siempre y cuando cumplan con los demás requerimientos de la academia. Para más información consulta: www.oscars.org
Como festival nominador a los premios BAFTA, todos los cortometrajes seleccionados durante el Festival Internacional de Cine Guanajuato podrán ser considerados para la nominación a los Orange British Academy Short Film Awards.
9.- MAYORES INFORMES Y ENVÍO DE MATERIALES:
FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE GUANAJUATO
Fabrica La Aurora, Local 5-B, Col. Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Gto. México C.P. 37700
Tel: +52 (415) 152.72.64 y +52 (415) 152.88.99
info@guanajuatofilmfestival.com

IMPORTANTE: En envíos internacionales no olviden especificar que los contenidos de su paquete son “PARA FINES CULTURALES: SIN VALOR COMERCIAL. / FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES ONLY, NO COMERCIAL VALUE.”

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

A - Registration: cost is $25 USD per film, payable through WithoutABox.com. Registration is free of cost for Mexican film makers. B- There is no limit to the amount of films that a filmmaker or producer may register. C- The maximum duration of short films is 30 minutes, including credits. The maximum duration of feature documentaries and Operas Primas is 120 minutes. D- Music videos, commercial work and political propaganda are not accepted. E- In order to be admitted, the materials must be presented in Spanish, English, or with subtitles in either of these two languages. F- Three DVD copies of each film are required, preferably in NTSC format. These copies shall not be returned. Alternatively, online screeners can be submitted through WithoutABox.com G- When submitting your film, please also provide an “Electronic Press Kit” including the following information: • Still photo from the film (jpg or tif in Color at 300 dpi) • Synopsis of the film (in Spanish and English if available or either of the two languages) • Brief Biography of the Director (in Spanish and English if available or either of the two languages) • Director's Photograph (jpg or tif in Color at 300 dpi) • Film Credits H- The deadline for registration and delivery of materials is May 1st, 2014. I- All shipping expenses of participating works, from their place of origin to the address of this organization, shall be paid exclusively by the participant. The Festival will not be responsible for the cost of receiving any additional materials. J- Once a film has been submitted for participation it cannot be withdrawn. K- The Festival does not pay screening fees. L – Films in GIFF’s Official Selection will be viewable in the GIFF Digital Film Library, accessible to Industry professionals throughout the duration of the Festival and available to be viewed privately on a secure server by jury members, film festival programmers, critics, buyers and distributors during and after the event. The contact information for each corresponding producer or rights holder will also be published. M- Selected films may form part of the festival’s travelling showcases, participating around the world. RELEASE: The Expresión en Corto International Film Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless Expresión en Corto International Film Festival from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.