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OFF PLUS CAMERA International Festival of Independent Cinema

7 Annual May 02, 2014 to May 11, 2014

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Dramatic Competition
The INTERNATIONAL DRAMATIC COMPETITION FOR THE KRAKOW FILM AWARD, with a prize of $100,000, is the most important part of the OFF PLUS CAMERA Festival.
12 first and second dramatic feature films produced in 2013/2014 and selected by the Programming Board, are competing for this award.
The winner will be chosen by the international jury. All competing filmmakers are invited to attend at the Festival's expense. In addition to the Krakow Film Award all films in the official selection are eligible for the Press Award - The Polish Film Noble of $10,000. The Polish Film Institute sets up a grant offer for the winning director to provide 1 mln PLN (approx. $330,000) for the production of the winner's next film in Poland.
From The Gut
A programme devoted to the most original and experimental contemporary American low-budget movies. Films are selected by Trevor Groth, Sundance Programming Director, and Mike Plante, who know everything there is to know about American indie cinema.
Polish Feature Film Competition
All Polish feature films, produced in 2013 and 2014, could apply to be a part of this competition. The main prize is 100, 000 PLN – to be shared by the winning movie producer and director. Films qualified for the competition are aimed to present what is most interesting in new Polish cinematography. Submissions for this category do not have to be Polish premieres.
Also, submitting your film to the Polish Feature Film Competition does not mean that you will not be able to submit to the Main Dramatic Competition.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
By "Off-Camera” we do not mean a camera that is turned off.
It stands for a camera which says “No!”
We throw out “off” up against the contemporary media market in Poland.
We do not want to adjust ourselves to its standards.
We want to forge alternative ones.
Denmark, a country of five million, gave the world the “Dogma” movement.
Romania, a country of twenty million, redefined the cinema of the last five years.
Doesn’t Poland, a country of 40 million, have people ready to speak in their own voice? We say “off” to a situation in which a talented artist, fresh from a successful debut, cannot afford to make another movie, one which would be something more than a mere product.
Being independent doesn’t have to end with your first project.
We do not want the words “TV” and “market” to mean “compromise” and “crassness”.

We want to switch the direction to “on” - we want independent
filmmakers to take advantage of the market, not the other way around.
That’s why we organize this festival.
Here, in Krakow, in the city associated with arts, opposition and intellectual underground. It should be a place of many encounters. It should be a place for exchanging ideas and discussion.

Time to switch the “Off-Camera” on.


ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Organized by the Society for Independent and Other Arts OFF CAMERA and Krakow Festival Office, OFF PLUS CAMERA is a 10-day event devoted to Polish and international independent cinema. Our key objective is to give support to filmmakers at the beginning of their careers.

The most important element of the Festival is the international competition, in which 12 independent directors from all over the world compete for the Krakow Film Award of $100,000. The winner is selected by an international jury. The winner will also receive a grant from the Polish Film Institute in the amount of 1 million PLN for the production of his or her next film produced in Poland.

In addition to the main competition OFF PLUS CAMERA screens more than 100 films in such categories as: DISCOVERIES (new productions from major filmmakers and the most promising directors), FROM THE GUT (new independent indie films from the U.S.) and CATCHING UP (a selection of important films which have never been screened in Poland). Each year the festival programme features special sections devoted to national or regional cinemas, retrospective programmes devoted to cinematic trends or genres as well as tributes to the acclaimed filmmakers attending the festival.

ORGANIZERS
Aga Marek (Ms) ; Ania Trzebiatowska (Academic Advisor)

GENERAL RULES
Competition Rules and Regulations
of the 7th International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA
May, 02 – 11, 2014

§ 1.
The Organiser of the International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA (hereinafter referred to as the "Festival"), the 7th edition of which is to be held in 2014, is Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA with its registered office in Kraków, entered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organisations, Foundations and Public Healthcare Institutions in the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków under no. KRS 0000303333, and OFF CAMERA Foundation located in Krakow entered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organisations, Foundations and Public Healthcare Institutions in the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków under no. KRS 0000428063 (Stowarzyszenie and Foundation are both referred to as the “organizer”), in cooperation with Krakow Festival Office, located in Krakow. Stowarzyszenie and Foundation (Organizer) are legally responsible for all the obligations defined in the Rules and Regulations Statements. They are also both creditors of the services resulting from this set of regulations on behalf of the Organizer. Actions of the Stowarzyszenie and/or Foundation are considered to be the activities of the Organizer.

§ 2.
1. The subsequent Festival editions shall be held each year in Kraków on the dates set by the Organiser.
2. The Festival's objective shall be to foster development of film art, promote ambitious artistic repertoire, arrange meetings with filmmakers from all over the world as well as to stimulate the film industry in Poland and to award the best films and their authors.
3. The Festival shall be an international event.
4. In order to select films to be screened during the Festival (including their presence in the individual Competitions) and also to provide supervision over the proper course of events during the Festival, a Festival Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall be established. At the same time, it is hereby agreed as follows:
4.1 all the members of the Committee, including the Chairman, shall be appointed by the Organiser;
4.2 the list of films qualified by the Committee for screening at the Festival, including those qualified by the Committee for individual Competitions, shall be announced by the Organiser by April the 30th, 2014; the Committee's decision shall be final and requires no justification.
§ 3.
1. The Festival programme shall include:

1.1 the following festival competitions (hereinafter referred to as the "Competitions"):

(a) the Main Competition for the Kraków Film Award (hereinafter referred to as the "Main Competition"); it is hereby agreed that in aggregate up to 12 films submitted and qualified for the Main Competition shall take part in the Main Competition according to the Rules and Regulations presented here;
(b) competition for the FIPRESCI Award (hereinafter referred to as the "FIPRESCI Competition"); it is hereby agreed that the films taking part in the Main Competition shall take part in the FIPRESCI Competition;
(c) competition for the Award for the Polish Feature Film (hereinafter referred to as the "Polish Feature Film Competition");
(d) competition for the Audience Award (hereinafter referred to as the "Competition for the Audience Award"); it is hereby agreed that the films taking part in the Main Competition and in the Competition of Polish Feature Films as well as the films screened in the festival section "Discoveries" shall take part in the Competition for the Audience Award;
1.2 films screened outside the competitions in sections specified each time by the Organiser;

1.3 press conferences;
1.4 lectures and training workshops;
1.5 related events.

2. Rules of the Polish Feature Film Competition are set out in detailed rules and regulations.
3. The Organiser may establish additional competition categories at their sole discretion.
4. The Organiser shall charge entrance fees – due to the rules set out in § 6 paragraph 2.2 (c) of the Competition Rules and Regulations. Entrance fees are not refundable - in particular, also in case of not qualifying the film for projection during the Festival, or withdrawing the film from the Festival.

§ 4.
1. The winners of individual Competitions shall be granted the following awards:
1.1 The Main Competition: the Kraków Film Award comprising a statuette (the prestigious component of the award) and a cash amount (the cash component of the award) of USD 100.000* gross (in words: one hundred thousand US dollars), representing the (gross) equivalent of a PLN amount, calculated at the average PLN/USD exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland and applicable on the date indicated by the “Organiser” on the day in the period 01 September 2013 – 30th April 2014, in accordance with the Section 6 of this paragraph (hereinafter referred to as the "Award Establishment Date") – regarding the restrictions of the ruling defined by section 9 of the herby paragraph - to be granted to the director of the winning film presented in the Main Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "KFA Winner") and selected by the international Jury of the Main Competition (all members of the international Jury, including the Chairman, shall be appointed by the Organiser); if a winning film would have more than one main director, the Krakow Film Award shall be paid in the manner indicated in the directors’ of the winning picture unanimous written statement;




1.2 The FIPRESCI Competition: the FIPRESCI Award comprising a statuette for the director of a winning film presented during the FIPRESCI Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "FIPRECSI Winner");
1.3 Competition for the Audience Award - the Audience Award comprising one statuette - granted to the producer of the winning film (hereinafter referred to as the “Laureate of the Audience Award”), screened in the Competition for the Audience Award, selected by the viewers of the films taking part in the Competition for the Audience Award. The producer is understood to mean a subject who undertakes initiative, practically organises, bears responsibility for the creative, organisational and financial process of film production.

2. The cash component of the Kraków Film Award referred to in Section 1 of this paragraph shall be gross amount subject to income tax withholding in accordance with the laws applicable in this respect in Poland.
3. The Organiser may refuse to deliver the cash component of the Kraków Film Award to the KFA Winner, if the latter was not present at the Festival Closing Gala at the moment that the KFA Winner was announced. The Organiser may not refuse to deliver the award for the reasons specified in the preceding sentence if the Closing Gala when the KFA Winner was announced was attended by a representative of the KFA Winner, previously approved by the Organiser in writing (otherwise the approval shall be deemed null and void). Each time in the case of absence of the KFA Winner at the Closing Gala in person when the KFA Winner was announced, the Organiser (unless he exercises his right to what has been identified in the first sentence of this Section) may refrain from issuing the cash component of the Krakow Film Award within additional 24 months counting from the lapse of time limit for issuing the award which has been earlier established in accord with other provisions of Competition Rules and Regulations (also counting from the date of the KFA Winner’s exercising the duties from Sections 4 and 5 of this paragraph) without any claims of the KFA Winner against the Organiser, including paying interest in particular.

4. Within 130 days after granting the right to the Kraków Film Award / Polish Feature Film Award, the KFA Winner shall be obliged to submit to the Organiser, on a free-of-charge basis:
4.1.photographs of the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto) for the purposes of Festival promotion (including promotion of subsequent Festival editions);
4.2.short film made by the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto), containing the Winner's statement about the importance of the award granted to them and the opportunities they think it creates (the quality must enable screening and should be recorded in one of the following formats: Blu-ray, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DV Cam, HD Cam), for the purposes of Festival promotion (including promotion of subsequent Festival editions);
4.3. 3 etudes made by the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto), dealing with various subjects (the quality must enable screening and should be recorded in one of the following formats: Blu-ray, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DV Cam, HD Cam) which would serve as “an artistic review / showpiece” of the KFA Winner to be presented to the audience for the purposes of subsequent editions of the Festival (hereinafter referred to as “Etudes”);
4.4. a scan of the KFA Winner’s signature (an autograph) for the purpose of the festival’s promotion (including subsequent editions of the Festival):
- a detailed scope as well as terms and conditions of performance of the foregoing obligations of the KFA Winner shall be set forth by the Organiser. In any case: (i) Etudes must not include the content or entail the violations specified in the paragraph 5 Section 1.3. of Competition Rules and Regulations, (ii) before starting realizing Etudes the KFA winner shall provide the Organiser with the script or short description of their content so as to gain the Organiser’s acceptance for the realisation, (iii) the KFA Winner shall be obliged to keep in touch with the Organiser's representative and to inform the Organiser, on an ongoing basis, about the progress in their artistic work.

5. Subject to any provisions of the following sentence, regardless of the deadlines for the payment of the cash component of the Kraków Film Award, as specified in the Rules and Regulations, the Organiser shall have the right to withhold payment of the full amount of the cash component of the Kraków Film Award, or of any part thereof (at the Organiser's sole discretion), until the KFA Winner fulfils all their obligations specified in Section 4 of this paragraph, with no claims raised by the KFA Winner against the Organiser, including, in particular, claims for payment of interest. Regarding the regulations of section 3 of this paragraph, upon the moment of the Organiser’s accepting the scripts (descriptions) of the Etudes, in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 of this paragraph, the Organiser is not entitled to further withholding the payment of 10% of the Krakow Film Award, while this amount of money (10% of the Krakow Film Award) shall be paid to the KFA Winner not earlier than 60 days counting from the date of the Krakow Film Award presentation. The Organiser reserves the right to withhold the remaining sum of the KFA, should the requirements of the ruling defined by section 4 of the herby paragraph were not met within the period of 12 months.

6. The Award Establishment Date shall be ……….**
7. Any awards not provided for in the Rules and Regulations may be granted only upon prior consultation with the Organiser.
8. KFA Winner will also receive a promise from the Polish Film Institute (hereinafter referred to as "PISF") to grant subsidy to co-finance the costs of production of the film (hereinafter referred to as the "PISF film") based on the script presented by the KFA WINNER, recommended by the Organiser and accepted by PISF (hereinafter referred to as "Script"). The amount of subsidy is 1.000.000,00 PLN (in words: one million 00/100 Polish Zloty) and will be granted on the conditions and terms further defined in points 8.1 – 8.3 below, provided that not later than December, 31st 2016 the individual and written agreement for production of the PISF film (otherwise null and voided) will be signed between the KFA WINNER, PISF and the Organiser (or a representative pointed by the Organiser). It is agreed that:
8.1. The subsidy is granted to the producer of the PISF Film (who is the only administrator of the full amount of the subsidy).
8.2. The producer of the PISF Film (hereinafter referred to as "Producer") can only be the Organiser or another body appointed by the Organiser. The PISF film production can be accomplished only under the condition of transferring the rights to the script to the Producer on the terms and conditions appointed by the Producer.
8.3. The necessary conditions to qualify for receiving the subsidy is submitting by the Producer and a positive assessment of the application by PISF experts, an application for co-financing of the PISF Film to PISF in accordance with national act of June 30th 2005 on cinematography and its executive regulations as well as in the Operational Programmes of PISF and in the Mode of accepting and selecting applications within the Operational Programmes of PISF in power at the moment of submitting the application (the body of the act of June 30th 2005 on cinematography, its executive regulations, as well as the Mode of accepting and selecting applications within the Operational Programmes of PISF and templates of applications for co-financing are available on the website http://www.pisf.pl).


9. Regarding the repercussions of the financial crisis, the Organizer is subjected to consider the potential risk of not acquiring the sources to cover all the expenses at the very moment of the publication of this Set of Rules and Regulations of the organizing costs of the Festival, including the payment of the Krakow Film Award in the sum mentioned in this paragraph. Therefore, the Organizer reserves the right to modify the Set of Rules also in the context of the financial aspect of Krakow Film Award other than the one defined in section 1.1 of this paragraph. The change in the Set of Rules should be made not later than until 31st of March 2014 and could diminish the sum of Krakow Film Award stated in section 1.1 of this paragraph but not below $ 50,000. The change in the Set of Rules in this context could not be considered legal ground to lay claims against the Organizer – especially one regarding the payment of Krakow Film Award in the sum from before a possible change to the Set of Rules.
§ 5.
1. Films to be screened during the Festival, including those taking part in the Competitions, may be submitted by the producers or distributors thereof, as well as by other entities having the right to use and dispose of the film concerned (hereinafter referred to as the "Entrant"). It is hereby agreed as follows:
1.1 submission of a film to the Festival shall be deemed equivalent to submission by the Entrant to the Organiser of:
(a) a statement to the effect that: (i) the Entrant has acquainted themselves with these Rules and Regulations, and accepts the content hereof, (ii) each and every person who might become a winner of any Award to be granted in the Competitions has acquainted themselves with these Rules and Regulations, and accepts the content hereof;
(b)a statement of granting to the Organiser: (i) a licence (relating to the copyrights and neighbouring rights, with the right to grant sublicences) for the use of the film during the Festival in compliance with which the Organiser is authorised to using the film(in whole or in the form of freely chosen fragments thereof) via recording for screening purposes, screening, public presentation, copying in a chosen technique for broadcasting purposes, entering the same into computer memory for broadcasting purposes; (ii) a licence (referring to copyright and neighbouring rights, with the right to grant sublicences) allowing the Organiser to use the informational materials regarding the film, its producer and co-authors in all known operational spheres for the sake of the Festival’s and/or Competition’s and/or given film’s promotion;

1.2 films qualified for the Competitions shall be made available to the Organiser free of charge - the Organiser is not due to grant any benefit or advantage of another kind;
1.3. The Organiser shall reserve the right to refuse admittance to the Festival (including individual Competitions) of films which, in particular:
(a) include any content that incites racial or religious hatred, or that might insult one's religious feelings,
(b) include any content that might pose a threat to the life or health of minors,
(c) were produced as a result of any actions that may have exposed people or animals to a loss of life or health,
(d) may otherwise be in breach of the laws applicable in Poland or moral standards;
1.4 Films qualified for the Festival (including for the individual Competitions) shall be submitted by the Entrant to the Organiser only on one of the following carriers in the PAL format:
(a) 35mm tape, with optical or magnetic soundtrack;
(b) BetaSP;
(c) DigiBeta;
(d) DV Cam;
(e) HD Cam;
(f) DCP;
(g) Blu- ray
1.5 the 35mm tape, DCP or HD Cam shall be the preferred formats for the films; if any film has been submitted in a format other than the 35mm tape, the Organiser shall have the right (with no fees incurred in this connection) to copy the copies of the films received to a computer hard disc in order to screen the same during the Festival;
2. A film submitted to and qualified for screening at the Festival may not be withdrawn by the Entrant or by any other person without prior written (otherwise it shall be null and void) consent of the Organiser.

§ 6.
1. A feature film or a film that constitutes an independent artistic work may be submitted to take part in the Main Competition, provided that its total screening time is no less than 60 minutes and that it is a work of fiction, not documentary filmmaking.
2. Submission of a film for The Main Competition:
2.1 is available only via the Internet application available at: https://www.withoutabox.com/;
2.2 shall be deemed effective only if:
(a) is made no later than by January the 30th 2014; The Organiser shall reserve the fact that the films submitted after January the 30th 2014 may (but need not) be considered when creating the list of films selected for screening within the Festival, referred to in § 2, point 4.2 of Rules and Regulations;
- by the date to be specified by the Organiser the latter has received a screening copy of the film with information materials including (when possible):
- a brief description of the film, including the credits
- a selection of stills either in electronic form or on the film's website,
- 1 to 3 posters (plus a digital file in the TIFF, EPS or PDF format and in a quality enabling the printout of a high-quality poster)
- a DVD or a video clip (only in the Beta PAL format) for the purposes of Festival promotion;
(c) will be paid the application fee in the amount of:
- 20.00 USD – in case of applications filed by November, 30, 2013;
- 25.00 USD – in case of supplications filed by December, 30, 2013;
- 30.00 USD – in case of applications filed after December, 30, 2013;
The application fee is payable: (i) in U.S. dollars, (ii) and accessible via the website https://www.withoutabox.com/ application, which supports payment transactions;
1.3 a film with dialogues in any language other than English shall have the dialogue track in English.
3. The Organiser shall return the screening copy of the film only upon the Entrant's express request and at their cost.
4. The Entrant shall be notified of the fact that their film has been selected to be screened during the Festival in writing or by e-mail; the correspondence shall include detailed instruction on the dispatch of the film copy.

§ 7.
The winner of the Competition for the Audience Award is a film which had the highest number of votes given by the viewers attending the screenings of the films participating in the Competition for the Audience Award. The votes are cast on ballot papers (or in any different way of voting and/or counting the number of votes determined by the Organiser) prepared and made available by the Organiser. If at least two films score equal highest number of votes, the winner of the Competition for the Audience Award shall be selected from among the producers of these films by the Committee.

§ 8.
1. The winner of the FIPRESCI Competition will be selected by the Jury (hereinafter referred to as "Jury FIPRESCI") convened by The International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI ("FIPRESCI Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique International Federation of Film Critics") and acting due to the principles described by the Federation, in particular available at http://www.fipresci.org/about/regulations.htm
2. The verdict of FIPRESCI Jury (and the FIPRESCI Award giving) will be announced during the Closing Gala of the Festival.

§ 9.
1. The Organiser shall bear the costs of transport and insurance of the film copies within the Festival only with respect to the transport thereof from and/or to the actual provider of the said copy. The Organiser does not pay/ cover the costs of providing copies and/ or insurance paid by the Entrant or any other provider of the copy, unless the parties agree otherwise in writing (otherwise the approval shall be deemed null and void) agreement.
2. Should the copy be lost or seriously damaged when held by the Organiser, the financial liability of the latter shall be limited exclusively to the refunding to the producer or distributor the costs of making a new copy.
§ 10.
1. These Rules and Regulations have been drawn up in Polish and in English. Should any doubts arise as to the interpretation of the provisions of the Rules and Regulations, the Polish version hereof shall prevail.
2. In case of any conflict between the provisions of these Rules and Regulations and those of the detailed Rules and Regulations, provisions of the detailed Rules and Regulations shall prevail.
Organiser

The Management Board of Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA
The Management Board of OFF CAMERA Foundation

Footnotes :

*The prize cash amount specified in the Rules and Regulations is an example and represents the (gross) equivalent of a PLN amount, calculated at the average PLN/USD exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland, applicable on the Award Establishment Date (hereinafter: the Base Amount KFA; for example - the USD / PLN exchange rate on the Award Establishment Date is 1 USD = 3.00 PLN; the Base Amount KFA is then 300.000,00 PLN). The Krakow Film Award will be paid within 120 days from the date of awarding, to the bank account indicated by the KFA Winner, but not before providing such data as: first name, surname, date of birth, tax identification number, parents' names, exact address, bank account number. The Krakow Film Award shall be paid out in Polish Zloties in the (gross) amount of the Base Amount KFA, i.e. the equivalent of 100.000,00 USD expressed in PLN on the average exchange rate USD/PLN published by the National Bank of Poland applicable on the Award Establishment Date. In the case of Organizer’s acceptance of the KFA Winner’s application of the Krakow Film Award payment in the exchangeable currency as indicated by the KFA Winner (within the meaning of the act of The Foreign Exchange Law from July, 27th 2002), the Krakow Film Award shall be paid out in such a currency in the amount (gross) of the Base Amount KFA equivalent on the average rate of this currency as published by the National Bank of Poland applicable on the day of making the commission of payment by the Organizer. Irrespectively of the aforementioned ways of fulfilling the commitment to pay the Krakow Film Award with the payment (in USD) for the KFA Winner in the amount of 100.000,00 USD – in such a case the payment of 100.000,00 USD constitutes the fulfillment of the entire commitment to pay out the Krakow Film Award.

** Competition Rules and Regulations shall be completed in this scope by the Organiser not later than 30th April 2014
Competition Rules and Regulations
of the 7th International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA
May, 02 – 11, 2014

§ 1.
The Organiser of the International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA (hereinafter referred to as the "Festival"), the 7th edition of which is to be held in 2014, is Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA with its registered office in Kraków, entered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organisations, Foundations and Public Healthcare Institutions in the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków under no. KRS 0000303333, and OFF CAMERA Foundation located in Krakow entered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organisations, Foundations and Public Healthcare Institutions in the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków under no. KRS 0000428063 (Stowarzyszenie and Foundation are both referred to as the “organizer”), in cooperation with Krakow Festival Office, located in Krakow. Stowarzyszenie and Foundation (Organizer) are legally responsible for all the obligations defined in the Rules and Regulations Statements. They are also both creditors of the services resulting from this set of regulations on behalf of the Organizer. Actions of the Stowarzyszenie and/or Foundation are considered to be the activities of the Organizer.

§ 2.
1. The subsequent Festival editions shall be held each year in Kraków on the dates set by the Organiser.
2. The Festival's objective shall be to foster development of film art, promote ambitious artistic repertoire, arrange meetings with filmmakers from all over the world as well as to stimulate the film industry in Poland and to award the best films and their authors.
3. The Festival shall be an international event.
4. In order to select films to be screened during the Festival (including their presence in the individual Competitions) and also to provide supervision over the proper course of events during the Festival, a Festival Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall be established. At the same time, it is hereby agreed as follows:
4.1 all the members of the Committee, including the Chairman, shall be appointed by the Organiser;
4.2 the list of films qualified by the Committee for screening at the Festival, including those qualified by the Committee for individual Competitions, shall be announced by the Organiser by April the 30th, 2014; the Committee's decision shall be final and requires no justification.
§ 3.
1. The Festival programme shall include:

1.1 the following festival competitions (hereinafter referred to as the "Competitions"):

(a) the Main Competition for the Kraków Film Award (hereinafter referred to as the "Main Competition"); it is hereby agreed that in aggregate up to 12 films submitted and qualified for the Main Competition shall take part in the Main Competition according to the Rules and Regulations presented here;
(b) competition for the FIPRESCI Award (hereinafter referred to as the "FIPRESCI Competition"); it is hereby agreed that the films taking part in the Main Competition shall take part in the FIPRESCI Competition;
(c) competition for the Award for the Polish Feature Film (hereinafter referred to as the "Polish Feature Film Competition");
(d) competition for the Audience Award (hereinafter referred to as the "Competition for the Audience Award"); it is hereby agreed that the films taking part in the Main Competition and in the Competition of Polish Feature Films as well as the films screened in the festival section "Discoveries" shall take part in the Competition for the Audience Award;
1.2 films screened outside the competitions in sections specified each time by the Organiser;

1.3 press conferences;
1.4 lectures and training workshops;
1.5 related events.

2. Rules of the Polish Feature Film Competition are set out in detailed rules and regulations.
3. The Organiser may establish additional competition categories at their sole discretion.
4. The Organiser shall charge entrance fees – due to the rules set out in § 6 paragraph 2.2 (c) of the Competition Rules and Regulations. Entrance fees are not refundable - in particular, also in case of not qualifying the film for projection during the Festival, or withdrawing the film from the Festival.

§ 4.
1. The winners of individual Competitions shall be granted the following awards:
1.1 The Main Competition: the Kraków Film Award comprising a statuette (the prestigious component of the award) and a cash amount (the cash component of the award) of USD 100.000* gross (in words: one hundred thousand US dollars), representing the (gross) equivalent of a PLN amount, calculated at the average PLN/USD exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland and applicable on the date indicated by the “Organiser” on the day in the period 01 September 2013 – 30th April 2014, in accordance with the Section 6 of this paragraph (hereinafter referred to as the "Award Establishment Date") – regarding the restrictions of the ruling defined by section 9 of the herby paragraph - to be granted to the director of the winning film presented in the Main Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "KFA Winner") and selected by the international Jury of the Main Competition (all members of the international Jury, including the Chairman, shall be appointed by the Organiser); if a winning film would have more than one main director, the Krakow Film Award shall be paid in the manner indicated in the directors’ of the winning picture unanimous written statement;




1.2 The FIPRESCI Competition: the FIPRESCI Award comprising a statuette for the director of a winning film presented during the FIPRESCI Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "FIPRECSI Winner");
1.3 Competition for the Audience Award - the Audience Award comprising one statuette - granted to the producer of the winning film (hereinafter referred to as the “Laureate of the Audience Award”), screened in the Competition for the Audience Award, selected by the viewers of the films taking part in the Competition for the Audience Award. The producer is understood to mean a subject who undertakes initiative, practically organises, bears responsibility for the creative, organisational and financial process of film production.

2. The cash component of the Kraków Film Award referred to in Section 1 of this paragraph shall be gross amount subject to income tax withholding in accordance with the laws applicable in this respect in Poland.
3. The Organiser may refuse to deliver the cash component of the Kraków Film Award to the KFA Winner, if the latter was not present at the Festival Closing Gala at the moment that the KFA Winner was announced. The Organiser may not refuse to deliver the award for the reasons specified in the preceding sentence if the Closing Gala when the KFA Winner was announced was attended by a representative of the KFA Winner, previously approved by the Organiser in writing (otherwise the approval shall be deemed null and void). Each time in the case of absence of the KFA Winner at the Closing Gala in person when the KFA Winner was announced, the Organiser (unless he exercises his right to what has been identified in the first sentence of this Section) may refrain from issuing the cash component of the Krakow Film Award within additional 24 months counting from the lapse of time limit for issuing the award which has been earlier established in accord with other provisions of Competition Rules and Regulations (also counting from the date of the KFA Winner’s exercising the duties from Sections 4 and 5 of this paragraph) without any claims of the KFA Winner against the Organiser, including paying interest in particular.

4. Within 130 days after granting the right to the Kraków Film Award / Polish Feature Film Award, the KFA Winner shall be obliged to submit to the Organiser, on a free-of-charge basis:
4.1.photographs of the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto) for the purposes of Festival promotion (including promotion of subsequent Festival editions);
4.2.short film made by the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto), containing the Winner's statement about the importance of the award granted to them and the opportunities they think it creates (the quality must enable screening and should be recorded in one of the following formats: Blu-ray, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DV Cam, HD Cam), for the purposes of Festival promotion (including promotion of subsequent Festival editions);
4.3. 3 etudes made by the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto), dealing with various subjects (the quality must enable screening and should be recorded in one of the following formats: Blu-ray, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DV Cam, HD Cam) which would serve as “an artistic review / showpiece” of the KFA Winner to be presented to the audience for the purposes of subsequent editions of the Festival (hereinafter referred to as “Etudes”);
4.4. a scan of the KFA Winner’s signature (an autograph) for the purpose of the festival’s promotion (including subsequent editions of the Festival):
- a detailed scope as well as terms and conditions of performance of the foregoing obligations of the KFA Winner shall be set forth by the Organiser. In any case: (i) Etudes must not include the content or entail the violations specified in the paragraph 5 Section 1.3. of Competition Rules and Regulations, (ii) before starting realizing Etudes the KFA winner shall provide the Organiser with the script or short description of their content so as to gain the Organiser’s acceptance for the realisation, (iii) the KFA Winner shall be obliged to keep in touch with the Organiser's representative and to inform the Organiser, on an ongoing basis, about the progress in their artistic work.

5. Subject to any provisions of the following sentence, regardless of the deadlines for the payment of the cash component of the Kraków Film Award, as specified in the Rules and Regulations, the Organiser shall have the right to withhold payment of the full amount of the cash component of the Kraków Film Award, or of any part thereof (at the Organiser's sole discretion), until the KFA Winner fulfils all their obligations specified in Section 4 of this paragraph, with no claims raised by the KFA Winner against the Organiser, including, in particular, claims for payment of interest. Regarding the regulations of section 3 of this paragraph, upon the moment of the Organiser’s accepting the scripts (descriptions) of the Etudes, in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 of this paragraph, the Organiser is not entitled to further withholding the payment of 10% of the Krakow Film Award, while this amount of money (10% of the Krakow Film Award) shall be paid to the KFA Winner not earlier than 60 days counting from the date of the Krakow Film Award presentation. The Organiser reserves the right to withhold the remaining sum of the KFA, should the requirements of the ruling defined by section 4 of the herby paragraph were not met within the period of 12 months.

6. The Award Establishment Date shall be ……….**
7. Any awards not provided for in the Rules and Regulations may be granted only upon prior consultation with the Organiser.
8. KFA Winner will also receive a promise from the Polish Film Institute (hereinafter referred to as "PISF") to grant subsidy to co-finance the costs of production of the film (hereinafter referred to as the "PISF film") based on the script presented by the KFA WINNER, recommended by the Organiser and accepted by PISF (hereinafter referred to as "Script"). The amount of subsidy is 1.000.000,00 PLN (in words: one million 00/100 Polish Zloty) and will be granted on the conditions and terms further defined in points 8.1 – 8.3 below, provided that not later than December, 31st 2016 the individual and written agreement for production of the PISF film (otherwise null and voided) will be signed between the KFA WINNER, PISF and the Organiser (or a representative pointed by the Organiser). It is agreed that:
8.1. The subsidy is granted to the producer of the PISF Film (who is the only administrator of the full amount of the subsidy).
8.2. The producer of the PISF Film (hereinafter referred to as "Producer") can only be the Organiser or another body appointed by the Organiser. The PISF film production can be accomplished only under the condition of transferring the rights to the script to the Producer on the terms and conditions appointed by the Producer.
8.3. The necessary conditions to qualify for receiving the subsidy is submitting by the Producer and a positive assessment of the application by PISF experts, an application for co-financing of the PISF Film to PISF in accordance with national act of June 30th 2005 on cinematography and its executive regulations as well as in the Operational Programmes of PISF and in the Mode of accepting and selecting applications within the Operational Programmes of PISF in power at the moment of submitting the application (the body of the act of June 30th 2005 on cinematography, its executive regulations, as well as the Mode of accepting and selecting applications within the Operational Programmes of PISF and templates of applications for co-financing are available on the website http://www.pisf.pl).


9. Regarding the repercussions of the financial crisis, the Organizer is subjected to consider the potential risk of not acquiring the sources to cover all the expenses at the very moment of the publication of this Set of Rules and Regulations of the organizing costs of the Festival, including the payment of the Krakow Film Award in the sum mentioned in this paragraph. Therefore, the Organizer reserves the right to modify the Set of Rules also in the context of the financial aspect of Krakow Film Award other than the one defined in section 1.1 of this paragraph. The change in the Set of Rules should be made not later than until 31st of March 2014 and could diminish the sum of Krakow Film Award stated in section 1.1 of this paragraph but not below $ 50,000. The change in the Set of Rules in this context could not be considered legal ground to lay claims against the Organizer – especially one regarding the payment of Krakow Film Award in the sum from before a possible change to the Set of Rules.
§ 5.
1. Films to be screened during the Festival, including those taking part in the Competitions, may be submitted by the producers or distributors thereof, as well as by other entities having the right to use and dispose of the film concerned (hereinafter referred to as the "Entrant"). It is hereby agreed as follows:
1.1 submission of a film to the Festival shall be deemed equivalent to submission by the Entrant to the Organiser of:
(a) a statement to the effect that: (i) the Entrant has acquainted themselves with these Rules and Regulations, and accepts the content hereof, (ii) each and every person who might become a winner of any Award to be granted in the Competitions has acquainted themselves with these Rules and Regulations, and accepts the content hereof;
(b)a statement of granting to the Organiser: (i) a licence (relating to the copyrights and neighbouring rights, with the right to grant sublicences) for the use of the film during the Festival in compliance with which the Organiser is authorised to using the film(in whole or in the form of freely chosen fragments thereof) via recording for screening purposes, screening, public presentation, copying in a chosen technique for broadcasting purposes, entering the same into computer memory for broadcasting purposes; (ii) a licence (referring to copyright and neighbouring rights, with the right to grant sublicences) allowing the Organiser to use the informational materials regarding the film, its producer and co-authors in all known operational spheres for the sake of the Festival’s and/or Competition’s and/or given film’s promotion;

1.2 films qualified for the Competitions shall be made available to the Organiser free of charge - the Organiser is not due to grant any benefit or advantage of another kind;
1.3. The Organiser shall reserve the right to refuse admittance to the Festival (including individual Competitions) of films which, in particular:
(a) include any content that incites racial or religious hatred, or that might insult one's religious feelings,
(b) include any content that might pose a threat to the life or health of minors,
(c) were produced as a result of any actions that may have exposed people or animals to a loss of life or health,
(d) may otherwise be in breach of the laws applicable in Poland or moral standards;
1.4 Films qualified for the Festival (including for the individual Competitions) shall be submitted by the Entrant to the Organiser only on one of the following carriers in the PAL format:
(a) 35mm tape, with optical or magnetic soundtrack;
(b) BetaSP;
(c) DigiBeta;
(d) DV Cam;
(e) HD Cam;
(f) DCP;
(g) Blu- ray
1.5 the 35mm tape, DCP or HD Cam shall be the preferred formats for the films; if any film has been submitted in a format other than the 35mm tape, the Organiser shall have the right (with no fees incurred in this connection) to copy the copies of the films received to a computer hard disc in order to screen the same during the Festival;
2. A film submitted to and qualified for screening at the Festival may not be withdrawn by the Entrant or by any other person without prior written (otherwise it shall be null and void) consent of the Organiser.

§ 6.
1. A feature film or a film that constitutes an independent artistic work may be submitted to take part in the Main Competition, provided that its total screening time is no less than 60 minutes and that it is a work of fiction, not documentary filmmaking.
2. Submission of a film for The Main Competition:
2.1 is available only via the Internet application available at: https://www.withoutabox.com/;
2.2 shall be deemed effective only if:
(a) is made no later than by January the 30th 2014; The Organiser shall reserve the fact that the films submitted after January the 30th 2014 may (but need not) be considered when creating the list of films selected for screening within the Festival, referred to in § 2, point 4.2 of Rules and Regulations;
- by the date to be specified by the Organiser the latter has received a screening copy of the film with information materials including (when possible):
- a brief description of the film, including the credits
- a selection of stills either in electronic form or on the film's website,
- 1 to 3 posters (plus a digital file in the TIFF, EPS or PDF format and in a quality enabling the printout of a high-quality poster)
- a DVD or a video clip (only in the Beta PAL format) for the purposes of Festival promotion;
(c) will be paid the application fee in the amount of:
- 20.00 USD – in case of applications filed by November, 30, 2013;
- 25.00 USD – in case of supplications filed by December, 30, 2013;
- 30.00 USD – in case of applications filed after December, 30, 2013;
The application fee is payable: (i) in U.S. dollars, (ii) and accessible via the website https://www.withoutabox.com/ application, which supports payment transactions;
1.3 a film with dialogues in any language other than English shall have the dialogue track in English.
3. The Organiser shall return the screening copy of the film only upon the Entrant's express request and at their cost.
4. The Entrant shall be notified of the fact that their film has been selected to be screened during the Festival in writing or by e-mail; the correspondence shall include detailed instruction on the dispatch of the film copy.

§ 7.
The winner of the Competition for the Audience Award is a film which had the highest number of votes given by the viewers attending the screenings of the films participating in the Competition for the Audience Award. The votes are cast on ballot papers (or in any different way of voting and/or counting the number of votes determined by the Organiser) prepared and made available by the Organiser. If at least two films score equal highest number of votes, the winner of the Competition for the Audience Award shall be selected from among the producers of these films by the Committee.

§ 8.
1. The winner of the FIPRESCI Competition will be selected by the Jury (hereinafter referred to as "Jury FIPRESCI") convened by The International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI ("FIPRESCI Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique International Federation of Film Critics") and acting due to the principles described by the Federation, in particular available at http://www.fipresci.org/about/regulations.htm
2. The verdict of FIPRESCI Jury (and the FIPRESCI Award giving) will be announced during the Closing Gala of the Festival.

§ 9.
1. The Organiser shall bear the costs of transport and insurance of the film copies within the Festival only with respect to the transport thereof from and/or to the actual provider of the said copy. The Organiser does not pay/ cover the costs of providing copies and/ or insurance paid by the Entrant or any other provider of the copy, unless the parties agree otherwise in writing (otherwise the approval shall be deemed null and void) agreement.
2. Should the copy be lost or seriously damaged when held by the Organiser, the financial liability of the latter shall be limited exclusively to the refunding to the producer or distributor the costs of making a new copy.
§ 10.
1. These Rules and Regulations have been drawn up in Polish and in English. Should any doubts arise as to the interpretation of the provisions of the Rules and Regulations, the Polish version hereof shall prevail.
2. In case of any conflict between the provisions of these Rules and Regulations and those of the detailed Rules and Regulations, provisions of the detailed Rules and Regulations shall prevail.
Organiser

The Management Board of Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA
The Management Board of OFF CAMERA Foundation

Footnotes :

*The prize cash amount specified in the Rules and Regulations is an example and represents the (gross) equivalent of a PLN amount, calculated at the average PLN/USD exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland, applicable on the Award Establishment Date (hereinafter: the Base Amount KFA; for example - the USD / PLN exchange rate on the Award Establishment Date is 1 USD = 3.00 PLN; the Base Amount KFA is then 300.000,00 PLN). The Krakow Film Award will be paid within 120 days from the date of awarding, to the bank account indicated by the KFA Winner, but not before providing such data as: first name, surname, date of birth, tax identification number, parents' names, exact address, bank account number. The Krakow Film Award shall be paid out in Polish Zloties in the (gross) amount of the Base Amount KFA, i.e. the equivalent of 100.000,00 USD expressed in PLN on the average exchange rate USD/PLN published by the National Bank of Poland applicable on the Award Establishment Date. In the case of Organizer’s acceptance of the KFA Winner’s application of the Krakow Film Award payment in the exchangeable currency as indicated by the KFA Winner (within the meaning of the act of The Foreign Exchange Law from July, 27th 2002), the Krakow Film Award shall be paid out in such a currency in the amount (gross) of the Base Amount KFA equivalent on the average rate of this currency as published by the National Bank of Poland applicable on the day of making the commission of payment by the Organizer. Irrespectively of the aforementioned ways of fulfilling the commitment to pay the Krakow Film Award with the payment (in USD) for the KFA Winner in the amount of 100.000,00 USD – in such a case the payment of 100.000,00 USD constitutes the fulfillment of the entire commitment to pay out the Krakow Film Award.

** Competition Rules and Regulations shall be completed in this scope by the Organiser not later than 30th April 2014

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Competition Rules and Regulations of the 7th International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA May, 02 – 11, 2014 § 1. The Organiser of the International Festival of Independent Cinema OFF PLUS CAMERA (hereinafter referred to as the "Festival"), the 7th edition of which is to be held in 2014, is Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA with its registered office in Kraków, entered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organisations, Foundations and Public Healthcare Institutions in the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków under no. KRS 0000303333, and OFF CAMERA Foundation located in Krakow entered in the Register of Associations, Other Social and Professional Organisations, Foundations and Public Healthcare Institutions in the National Court Register kept by the District Court for Kraków-Śródmieście in Kraków under no. KRS 0000428063 (Stowarzyszenie and Foundation are both referred to as the “organizer”), in cooperation with Krakow Festival Office, located in Krakow. Stowarzyszenie and Foundation (Organizer) are legally responsible for all the obligations defined in the Rules and Regulations Statements. They are also both creditors of the services resulting from this set of regulations on behalf of the Organizer. Actions of the Stowarzyszenie and/or Foundation are considered to be the activities of the Organizer. § 2. 1. The subsequent Festival editions shall be held each year in Kraków on the dates set by the Organiser. 2. The Festival's objective shall be to foster development of film art, promote ambitious artistic repertoire, arrange meetings with filmmakers from all over the world as well as to stimulate the film industry in Poland and to award the best films and their authors. 3. The Festival shall be an international event. 4. In order to select films to be screened during the Festival (including their presence in the individual Competitions) and also to provide supervision over the proper course of events during the Festival, a Festival Committee (hereinafter referred to as the "Committee") shall be established. At the same time, it is hereby agreed as follows: 4.1 all the members of the Committee, including the Chairman, shall be appointed by the Organiser; 4.2 the list of films qualified by the Committee for screening at the Festival, including those qualified by the Committee for individual Competitions, shall be announced by the Organiser by April the 30th, 2014; the Committee's decision shall be final and requires no justification. § 3. 1. The Festival programme shall include: 1.1 the following festival competitions (hereinafter referred to as the "Competitions"): (a) the Main Competition for the Kraków Film Award (hereinafter referred to as the "Main Competition"); it is hereby agreed that in aggregate up to 12 films submitted and qualified for the Main Competition shall take part in the Main Competition according to the Rules and Regulations presented here; (b) competition for the FIPRESCI Award (hereinafter referred to as the "FIPRESCI Competition"); it is hereby agreed that the films taking part in the Main Competition shall take part in the FIPRESCI Competition; (c) competition for the Award for the Polish Feature Film (hereinafter referred to as the "Polish Feature Film Competition"); (d) competition for the Audience Award (hereinafter referred to as the "Competition for the Audience Award"); it is hereby agreed that the films taking part in the Main Competition and in the Competition of Polish Feature Films as well as the films screened in the festival section "Discoveries" shall take part in the Competition for the Audience Award; 1.2 films screened outside the competitions in sections specified each time by the Organiser; 1.3 press conferences; 1.4 lectures and training workshops; 1.5 related events. 2. Rules of the Polish Feature Film Competition are set out in detailed rules and regulations. 3. The Organiser may establish additional competition categories at their sole discretion. 4. The Organiser shall charge entrance fees – due to the rules set out in § 6 paragraph 2.2 (c) of the Competition Rules and Regulations. Entrance fees are not refundable - in particular, also in case of not qualifying the film for projection during the Festival, or withdrawing the film from the Festival. § 4. 1. The winners of individual Competitions shall be granted the following awards: 1.1 The Main Competition: the Kraków Film Award comprising a statuette (the prestigious component of the award) and a cash amount (the cash component of the award) of USD 100.000* gross (in words: one hundred thousand US dollars), representing the (gross) equivalent of a PLN amount, calculated at the average PLN/USD exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland and applicable on the date indicated by the “Organiser” on the day in the period 01 September 2013 – 30th April 2014, in accordance with the Section 6 of this paragraph (hereinafter referred to as the "Award Establishment Date") – regarding the restrictions of the ruling defined by section 9 of the herby paragraph - to be granted to the director of the winning film presented in the Main Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "KFA Winner") and selected by the international Jury of the Main Competition (all members of the international Jury, including the Chairman, shall be appointed by the Organiser); if a winning film would have more than one main director, the Krakow Film Award shall be paid in the manner indicated in the directors’ of the winning picture unanimous written statement; 1.2 The FIPRESCI Competition: the FIPRESCI Award comprising a statuette for the director of a winning film presented during the FIPRESCI Competition (hereinafter referred to as the "FIPRECSI Winner"); 1.3 Competition for the Audience Award - the Audience Award comprising one statuette - granted to the producer of the winning film (hereinafter referred to as the “Laureate of the Audience Award”), screened in the Competition for the Audience Award, selected by the viewers of the films taking part in the Competition for the Audience Award. The producer is understood to mean a subject who undertakes initiative, practically organises, bears responsibility for the creative, organisational and financial process of film production. 2. The cash component of the Kraków Film Award referred to in Section 1 of this paragraph shall be gross amount subject to income tax withholding in accordance with the laws applicable in this respect in Poland. 3. The Organiser may refuse to deliver the cash component of the Kraków Film Award to the KFA Winner, if the latter was not present at the Festival Closing Gala at the moment that the KFA Winner was announced. The Organiser may not refuse to deliver the award for the reasons specified in the preceding sentence if the Closing Gala when the KFA Winner was announced was attended by a representative of the KFA Winner, previously approved by the Organiser in writing (otherwise the approval shall be deemed null and void). Each time in the case of absence of the KFA Winner at the Closing Gala in person when the KFA Winner was announced, the Organiser (unless he exercises his right to what has been identified in the first sentence of this Section) may refrain from issuing the cash component of the Krakow Film Award within additional 24 months counting from the lapse of time limit for issuing the award which has been earlier established in accord with other provisions of Competition Rules and Regulations (also counting from the date of the KFA Winner’s exercising the duties from Sections 4 and 5 of this paragraph) without any claims of the KFA Winner against the Organiser, including paying interest in particular. 4. Within 130 days after granting the right to the Kraków Film Award / Polish Feature Film Award, the KFA Winner shall be obliged to submit to the Organiser, on a free-of-charge basis: 4.1.photographs of the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto) for the purposes of Festival promotion (including promotion of subsequent Festival editions); 4.2.short film made by the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto), containing the Winner's statement about the importance of the award granted to them and the opportunities they think it creates (the quality must enable screening and should be recorded in one of the following formats: Blu-ray, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DV Cam, HD Cam), for the purposes of Festival promotion (including promotion of subsequent Festival editions); 4.3. 3 etudes made by the KFA Winner (including transfer of rights thereto), dealing with various subjects (the quality must enable screening and should be recorded in one of the following formats: Blu-ray, BetaSP, DigiBeta, DV Cam, HD Cam) which would serve as “an artistic review / showpiece” of the KFA Winner to be presented to the audience for the purposes of subsequent editions of the Festival (hereinafter referred to as “Etudes”); 4.4. a scan of the KFA Winner’s signature (an autograph) for the purpose of the festival’s promotion (including subsequent editions of the Festival): - a detailed scope as well as terms and conditions of performance of the foregoing obligations of the KFA Winner shall be set forth by the Organiser. In any case: (i) Etudes must not include the content or entail the violations specified in the paragraph 5 Section 1.3. of Competition Rules and Regulations, (ii) before starting realizing Etudes the KFA winner shall provide the Organiser with the script or short description of their content so as to gain the Organiser’s acceptance for the realisation, (iii) the KFA Winner shall be obliged to keep in touch with the Organiser's representative and to inform the Organiser, on an ongoing basis, about the progress in their artistic work. 5. Subject to any provisions of the following sentence, regardless of the deadlines for the payment of the cash component of the Kraków Film Award, as specified in the Rules and Regulations, the Organiser shall have the right to withhold payment of the full amount of the cash component of the Kraków Film Award, or of any part thereof (at the Organiser's sole discretion), until the KFA Winner fulfils all their obligations specified in Section 4 of this paragraph, with no claims raised by the KFA Winner against the Organiser, including, in particular, claims for payment of interest. Regarding the regulations of section 3 of this paragraph, upon the moment of the Organiser’s accepting the scripts (descriptions) of the Etudes, in compliance with the provisions of Section 4 of this paragraph, the Organiser is not entitled to further withholding the payment of 10% of the Krakow Film Award, while this amount of money (10% of the Krakow Film Award) shall be paid to the KFA Winner not earlier than 60 days counting from the date of the Krakow Film Award presentation. The Organiser reserves the right to withhold the remaining sum of the KFA, should the requirements of the ruling defined by section 4 of the herby paragraph were not met within the period of 12 months. 6. The Award Establishment Date shall be ……….** 7. Any awards not provided for in the Rules and Regulations may be granted only upon prior consultation with the Organiser. 8. KFA Winner will also receive a promise from the Polish Film Institute (hereinafter referred to as "PISF") to grant subsidy to co-finance the costs of production of the film (hereinafter referred to as the "PISF film") based on the script presented by the KFA WINNER, recommended by the Organiser and accepted by PISF (hereinafter referred to as "Script"). The amount of subsidy is 1.000.000,00 PLN (in words: one million 00/100 Polish Zloty) and will be granted on the conditions and terms further defined in points 8.1 – 8.3 below, provided that not later than December, 31st 2016 the individual and written agreement for production of the PISF film (otherwise null and voided) will be signed between the KFA WINNER, PISF and the Organiser (or a representative pointed by the Organiser). It is agreed that: 8.1. The subsidy is granted to the producer of the PISF Film (who is the only administrator of the full amount of the subsidy). 8.2. The producer of the PISF Film (hereinafter referred to as "Producer") can only be the Organiser or another body appointed by the Organiser. The PISF film production can be accomplished only under the condition of transferring the rights to the script to the Producer on the terms and conditions appointed by the Producer. 8.3. The necessary conditions to qualify for receiving the subsidy is submitting by the Producer and a positive assessment of the application by PISF experts, an application for co-financing of the PISF Film to PISF in accordance with national act of June 30th 2005 on cinematography and its executive regulations as well as in the Operational Programmes of PISF and in the Mode of accepting and selecting applications within the Operational Programmes of PISF in power at the moment of submitting the application (the body of the act of June 30th 2005 on cinematography, its executive regulations, as well as the Mode of accepting and selecting applications within the Operational Programmes of PISF and templates of applications for co-financing are available on the website http://www.pisf.pl). 9. Regarding the repercussions of the financial crisis, the Organizer is subjected to consider the potential risk of not acquiring the sources to cover all the expenses at the very moment of the publication of this Set of Rules and Regulations of the organizing costs of the Festival, including the payment of the Krakow Film Award in the sum mentioned in this paragraph. Therefore, the Organizer reserves the right to modify the Set of Rules also in the context of the financial aspect of Krakow Film Award other than the one defined in section 1.1 of this paragraph. The change in the Set of Rules should be made not later than until 31st of March 2014 and could diminish the sum of Krakow Film Award stated in section 1.1 of this paragraph but not below $ 50,000. The change in the Set of Rules in this context could not be considered legal ground to lay claims against the Organizer – especially one regarding the payment of Krakow Film Award in the sum from before a possible change to the Set of Rules. § 5. 1. Films to be screened during the Festival, including those taking part in the Competitions, may be submitted by the producers or distributors thereof, as well as by other entities having the right to use and dispose of the film concerned (hereinafter referred to as the "Entrant"). It is hereby agreed as follows: 1.1 submission of a film to the Festival shall be deemed equivalent to submission by the Entrant to the Organiser of: (a) a statement to the effect that: (i) the Entrant has acquainted themselves with these Rules and Regulations, and accepts the content hereof, (ii) each and every person who might become a winner of any Award to be granted in the Competitions has acquainted themselves with these Rules and Regulations, and accepts the content hereof; (b)a statement of granting to the Organiser: (i) a licence (relating to the copyrights and neighbouring rights, with the right to grant sublicences) for the use of the film during the Festival in compliance with which the Organiser is authorised to using the film(in whole or in the form of freely chosen fragments thereof) via recording for screening purposes, screening, public presentation, copying in a chosen technique for broadcasting purposes, entering the same into computer memory for broadcasting purposes; (ii) a licence (referring to copyright and neighbouring rights, with the right to grant sublicences) allowing the Organiser to use the informational materials regarding the film, its producer and co-authors in all known operational spheres for the sake of the Festival’s and/or Competition’s and/or given film’s promotion; 1.2 films qualified for the Competitions shall be made available to the Organiser free of charge - the Organiser is not due to grant any benefit or advantage of another kind; 1.3. The Organiser shall reserve the right to refuse admittance to the Festival (including individual Competitions) of films which, in particular: (a) include any content that incites racial or religious hatred, or that might insult one's religious feelings, (b) include any content that might pose a threat to the life or health of minors, (c) were produced as a result of any actions that may have exposed people or animals to a loss of life or health, (d) may otherwise be in breach of the laws applicable in Poland or moral standards; 1.4 Films qualified for the Festival (including for the individual Competitions) shall be submitted by the Entrant to the Organiser only on one of the following carriers in the PAL format: (a) 35mm tape, with optical or magnetic soundtrack; (b) BetaSP; (c) DigiBeta; (d) DV Cam; (e) HD Cam; (f) DCP; (g) Blu- ray 1.5 the 35mm tape, DCP or HD Cam shall be the preferred formats for the films; if any film has been submitted in a format other than the 35mm tape, the Organiser shall have the right (with no fees incurred in this connection) to copy the copies of the films received to a computer hard disc in order to screen the same during the Festival; 2. A film submitted to and qualified for screening at the Festival may not be withdrawn by the Entrant or by any other person without prior written (otherwise it shall be null and void) consent of the Organiser. § 6. 1. A feature film or a film that constitutes an independent artistic work may be submitted to take part in the Main Competition, provided that its total screening time is no less than 60 minutes and that it is a work of fiction, not documentary filmmaking. 2. Submission of a film for The Main Competition: 2.1 is available only via the Internet application available at: https://www.withoutabox.com/; 2.2 shall be deemed effective only if: (a) is made no later than by January the 30th 2014; The Organiser shall reserve the fact that the films submitted after January the 30th 2014 may (but need not) be considered when creating the list of films selected for screening within the Festival, referred to in § 2, point 4.2 of Rules and Regulations; - by the date to be specified by the Organiser the latter has received a screening copy of the film with information materials including (when possible): - a brief description of the film, including the credits - a selection of stills either in electronic form or on the film's website, - 1 to 3 posters (plus a digital file in the TIFF, EPS or PDF format and in a quality enabling the printout of a high-quality poster) - a DVD or a video clip (only in the Beta PAL format) for the purposes of Festival promotion; (c) will be paid the application fee in the amount of: - 20.00 USD – in case of applications filed by November, 30, 2013; - 25.00 USD – in case of supplications filed by December, 30, 2013; - 30.00 USD – in case of applications filed after December, 30, 2013; The application fee is payable: (i) in U.S. dollars, (ii) and accessible via the website https://www.withoutabox.com/ application, which supports payment transactions; 1.3 a film with dialogues in any language other than English shall have the dialogue track in English. 3. The Organiser shall return the screening copy of the film only upon the Entrant's express request and at their cost. 4. The Entrant shall be notified of the fact that their film has been selected to be screened during the Festival in writing or by e-mail; the correspondence shall include detailed instruction on the dispatch of the film copy. § 7. The winner of the Competition for the Audience Award is a film which had the highest number of votes given by the viewers attending the screenings of the films participating in the Competition for the Audience Award. The votes are cast on ballot papers (or in any different way of voting and/or counting the number of votes determined by the Organiser) prepared and made available by the Organiser. If at least two films score equal highest number of votes, the winner of the Competition for the Audience Award shall be selected from among the producers of these films by the Committee. § 8. 1. The winner of the FIPRESCI Competition will be selected by the Jury (hereinafter referred to as "Jury FIPRESCI") convened by The International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI ("FIPRESCI Fédération Internationale de la Presse Cinématographique International Federation of Film Critics") and acting due to the principles described by the Federation, in particular available at http://www.fipresci.org/about/regulations.htm 2. The verdict of FIPRESCI Jury (and the FIPRESCI Award giving) will be announced during the Closing Gala of the Festival. § 9. 1. The Organiser shall bear the costs of transport and insurance of the film copies within the Festival only with respect to the transport thereof from and/or to the actual provider of the said copy. The Organiser does not pay/ cover the costs of providing copies and/ or insurance paid by the Entrant or any other provider of the copy, unless the parties agree otherwise in writing (otherwise the approval shall be deemed null and void) agreement. 2. Should the copy be lost or seriously damaged when held by the Organiser, the financial liability of the latter shall be limited exclusively to the refunding to the producer or distributor the costs of making a new copy. § 10. 1. These Rules and Regulations have been drawn up in Polish and in English. Should any doubts arise as to the interpretation of the provisions of the Rules and Regulations, the Polish version hereof shall prevail. 2. In case of any conflict between the provisions of these Rules and Regulations and those of the detailed Rules and Regulations, provisions of the detailed Rules and Regulations shall prevail. Organiser The Management Board of Stowarzyszenie Sztuki Niezależnej i Nie Tylko OFF CAMERA The Management Board of OFF CAMERA Foundation Footnotes : *The prize cash amount specified in the Rules and Regulations is an example and represents the (gross) equivalent of a PLN amount, calculated at the average PLN/USD exchange rate published by the National Bank of Poland, applicable on the Award Establishment Date (hereinafter: the Base Amount KFA; for example - the USD / PLN exchange rate on the Award Establishment Date is 1 USD = 3.00 PLN; the Base Amount KFA is then 300.000,00 PLN). The Krakow Film Award will be paid within 120 days from the date of awarding, to the bank account indicated by the KFA Winner, but not before providing such data as: first name, surname, date of birth, tax identification number, parents' names, exact address, bank account number. The Krakow Film Award shall be paid out in Polish Zloties in the (gross) amount of the Base Amount KFA, i.e. the equivalent of 100.000,00 USD expressed in PLN on the average exchange rate USD/PLN published by the National Bank of Poland applicable on the Award Establishment Date. In the case of Organizer’s acceptance of the KFA Winner’s application of the Krakow Film Award payment in the exchangeable currency as indicated by the KFA Winner (within the meaning of the act of The Foreign Exchange Law from July, 27th 2002), the Krakow Film Award shall be paid out in such a currency in the amount (gross) of the Base Amount KFA equivalent on the average rate of this currency as published by the National Bank of Poland applicable on the day of making the commission of payment by the Organizer. Irrespectively of the aforementioned ways of fulfilling the commitment to pay the Krakow Film Award with the payment (in USD) for the KFA Winner in the amount of 100.000,00 USD – in such a case the payment of 100.000,00 USD constitutes the fulfillment of the entire commitment to pay out the Krakow Film Award. ** Competition Rules and Regulations shall be completed in this scope by the Organiser not later than 30th April 2014