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26-Apr-2015 9:07pm PDT  

 

DMZ International Documentary Film Festival

7 Annual September 17, 2015 to September 24, 2015

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9F. 202-dong, Chunui Technopark 18
Bucheon-ro 198beon-gil, Wonmi-gu
Bucheon-si Gyeonggi-do 420-857
South Korea
Phone: +82 32 623 8066
Fax: +82 32 623 8080
program@dmzdocs.com
http://www.dmzdocs.com/eng

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

International Competition
-Open to international documentary films longer than 40 minutes completed after Jan 1, 2014
-Feature length documentaries of various visions and outstanding cinematic experience
-Eligible for the White Goose Award with a cash prize of KRW 15,000,000 and the Special Jury Award with a cash prize of KRW 7,000,000
-One representative of each nominated film will be offered round flight tickets (economy class only) and accommodations.
-Nominated films in both International and Asian, Korean competitions are eligible for the Audience Award with a cash award of KRW 3,000,000 to be determined by audience voting.
Asian Competition
-Open to Asia documentary films of any length
-Feature and short length documentaries for aiming to discover Asian directors and support them to envision DMZ Docs as Asian representative documentary film festival
-Eligible for the Asian Perspective Award with a cash prize of KRW 10,000,000
-Nominated films in both International and Asian, Korean competitions are eligible for the Audience Award with a cash award of KRW 3,000,000 to be determined by audience voting.
Non-Competition Sections
-International and domestic non-competitive section showcasing documentaries that have been in the international and national spotlight for controversial as well as popular docs such as masters’ new films and emerging directors’ first film, along with documentaries which are familiar to audience of all age groups such as family and youth
-Expanding the concept of ‘document’ that challenges the conventional concept of documentary and questioning boundaries of wider range of films with documentary elements like reality and fiction, cinema and artist films based in gallery with connected with DMZ Docs Forum.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
DMZ Docs aims to shed a light to genuine spirit of documentary, 'communication', which is the potential Demilitarized Zone bears. DMZ Docs aims to present documentaries with various themes and styles, and to promote documentary genre as a means of communication. Especially we hope to discover new or emerging talents through our Int'l competition section.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
DMZ Docs is an annual festival for documentary films presented by Gyeonggi Province since 2009. It takes place in Goyang and Paju city, the neighboring city to DMZ, and the opening ceremony held beyond the civilian control line is marked as a meaningful event. The festival is accompanied by other events including seminars, conferences and piching program for DMZ Fund. Despite of its short history, DMZ Docs is growing as one of the most important documentary festivals in Asia. This year's festivity unfolds on September 17-24, 2015.


GENERAL RULES
1. Organization
The 7th DMZ International Documentary Film Festival (hereafter: DMZ Docs 2015) is presented by the Government of Gyeonggi Province, Goyang City Government, Paju City Government, and the DMZ International Documentary Film Festival Organizing Committee.

2. Purposes
Having been established under the meaning of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, the potential resumption communication, DMZ Docs aims to reaffirm the true meaning of communication through documentary, and to promote the new, bold voices of both emerging and established documentary filmmakers.

3. Period and Venue
DMZ Docs 2015 will take place from 17th to 24rd of September, 2015 in Goyang City and Paju City, Gyeonggi-do, Korea.

4. General Entry Requirements
Entry Fee:
No entry fee is charged.

Deadline for entry:
International Competition : May 31, 2015 (to be postmarked)
Asian Competition : May 31, 2015(to be postmarked)
Korean Competition : June 21, 2015(to be postmarked)
Youth Competition : June 21, 2015(to be postmarked)

Eligibility:
Documentaries completed after January 1, 2014.
Please check entry requirements per section 5 below.

Formats:
DMZ Docs 2015 accepts the following screening formats: DCP, HDCAM(HDV), Digibeta(NTSC), Beta(NTSC), and QuickTime ProRes 422 for only short.
* DMZ Docs can’t afford to have 16mm, 35mm any more due to our festival theater surroundings.

Languages:
All non-English language films must be subtitled in English.

Please note that DMZ Docs will not return submitted materials to the entrants, other than the screening print or tape.

5. Programs and Entry Requirements
DMZ Docs 2015 presents international and domestic non-fiction genre in competition and non-competition categories:

5-1. Competitions
5-1-1. International Competition
-Open to international documentary films longer than 40 minutes
-Feature length documentaries of various visions and outstanding cinematic experience
-Eligible for the White Goose Award with a cash prize of KRW 15,000,000 and the Special Jury Award with a cash prize of KRW 7,000,000
-One representative of each nominated film will be offered round flight tickets (economy class only) and accommodations.
* Nominated films in both International and Asian, Korean competitions are eligible for the Audience Award with a cash award of KRW 3,000,000 to be determined by audience voting.
5-1-2. Korean Competition
-Open to Korean documentaries including the works by overseas Koreans and foreign residents in Korea
-Open to films of any length
-Documentaries which portray present insightfully with formal and experimental variation
-Eligible for the Best Korean Documentary Award with a cash prize of KRW 10,000,000 and Special Jury Award with a cash prize of KRW 5,000,000
* Nominated films in both International and Asian, Korean competitions are eligible for the Audience Award with a cash award of KRW 3,000,000 to be determined by audience voting.
5-1-3. Asian Competition
-Open to Asia documentary films of any length
-Feature and short length documentaries for aiming to discover Asian directors and support them to envision DMZ Docs as Asian representative documentary film festival
-Eligible for the Asian Perspective Award with a cash prize of KRW 10,000,000
* Nominated films in both International and Asian, Korean competitions are eligible for the Audience Award with a cash award of KRW 3,000,000 to be determined by audience voting.
5-1-4. Youth Competition
-Open to documentaries made by Korean youth (under age 20) including overseas Koreans and foreign residents in Korea
-Open to films no longer than 40 minutes
-Eligible for the Best Youth Documentary Award of KRW 1,000,000) and Excellence Award of KRW 500,000
* Certificates will be granted to each selected documentary.

5-2. Non-competitive Sections
-International and domestic non-competitive section showcasing documentaries that have been in the international and national spotlight for controversial as well as popular docs such as masters’ new films and emerging directors’ first film, along with documentaries which are familiar to audience of all age groups such as family and youth
-Expanding the concept of ‘document’ that challenges the conventional concept of documentary and questioning boundaries of wider range of films with documentary elements like reality and fiction, cinema and artist films based in gallery with connected with DMZ Docs Forum.

6. How to Submit Your Film
-Please note that films entered for DMZ Docs are submitted by online registration only via www.withoutabox.com and www.dmzdocs.com . Please following the registration link and fill out the entry form and click “submit”
-To submit a film to DMZ Docs online you have to be logged into your “My Account” on the DMZ Docs website
-For preview screeners, an online preview link is recommended for only festival consideration, and for feature length films, DVD is possible to be sent to the following address:

DMZ Docs 2015
Programme Department
9F, 202 dong, Chunui Techno Park 2
Chunui-dong, Wonmi-gu
Bucheon-si, Gyeonggi-do
420-857 South Korea

Email program@dmadocs.com

-Submission via www.withoutabox.com is also available.

-Please note that submission will be considered complete only when both entry form and preview link, or DVD to be delivered to the festival office.

7. Selection Procedure, Required Items
Selection Procedure
Preliminary selection will be done by Korean professional preliminary jury members. Selected films for competition will be informed during July, 2015.

Jury members will be appointed by the festival committee. At least three-member international jury will deliberate to select the winner of the White Goose Award and the Special Jury Award from International Competition, while audience voting will determine the winner of the Audience Award. A separate jury members will choose the winner of the Asian Perspective Award from Asian Competition.

Required Items
The following items must be sent to the festival once you receive the official invitation letter from the Program Department.

1) Dialogue transcription of the film in both the original language(s) and English to facilitate translating and electronic subtitling in the Korean language. The transcription must be identical to the screening copy. The sample format for transcription will be provided.

The following digital publicity materials must be received NO LATER THAN July 31, 2015 via the DMZ Docs Program Department’s email or the festival’s webhard.
2) Short synopsis of the film (100 words)
3) Long synopsis of the film (300 words)
4) A biography and a complete filmography of the director(s)
5) Director’s statement on the film (300 words)
6) At least 3 high-resolution digital film stills. Minimum requirements: 300dpi, 2000 pixels wide, 600kb.
7) A digital photo of the director(s)
8) A trailer and movie clips
9) Other promotional materials: press kit, poster, soundtrack, etc. Optional.

8. Transportation of Screening Copy (Prints/Tapes) and Insurance
-The festival must receive the screening copy of the film NO LATER THAN August 21, 2015.
-The festival covers round-trip shipping costs in cases where the shipment has been made through the official courier service designated by the festival and the return is to the origin of the print. The only exception is for shipments to/from other festivals, for which the standard practice of cost sharing with the festivals will be applied. Please note that the courier account is only for screening copy shipments and not for any other materials.
-A pro-forma invoice must be attached to the print or video, stating the name of the sender, the title and length of the film, the number of reels and whether it is in color or black-and-white.
-Please note that customs delays of up to two weeks may occur. We strongly suggest you report an amount as low as possible when declaring the shipment value, so that any possible customs duties are kept to a minimum. Shipments with tapes and prints should be endorsed as follows: “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE, FOR CULTURAL/FESTIVAL PURPOSES ONLY”
-All screening copies will be returned to the address stated in the entry form within three weeks of the closing day of the festival.
-All screening copies will be insured by the festival for the replacement costs of a screening print or tape of the same type and quality from the moment they are received by the festival until they are handed over to the first forwarding agent for the return shipment.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

9. Festival Authorizations After selection of a film, the festival has the right to(that): -screen the film no more than three times during the festival. -use the selected part of the film only for festival promotion purpose. -make a digital copy of the film (except films in 35mm format) with Korean subtitles for archiving purposes. It will not cause any loss of image quality and the copy will be strictly maintained in the festival office. The copy will be destroyed after the festival unless it is agreed to preserve it in the DMZ Docs Archive. -keep DVDs of the film in its archive for non-circulating/non-profit use and educational purposes. Public screening will not occur without written consent from the rights holder. - The copy can be preserved for encore screenings no longer than 1 year after the festival as DMZ Docs Digital Archive converted on the purpose of screening. -In case of special screening, agreement prior screening should be obtained by copyright holder -use 10% of the original contents of the film, up to a maximum of three minutes, for publicity and online purposes -use all publicity materials to promote the festival. -allow industry professionals to access the video library to view the film during the festival -The selected films should not have to withdraw submission for DMZ Docs. 10. DMZ Docs Online Service - The festival’s online documentary service lets local audiences experience parts of the festival program online. All revenues of films screening online as part of DMZ Docs will be shared with the rights holders. In case your film is selected for DMZ Docs Online Service, your contact person will follow up with an official DMZ Docs Online Service license agreement that details terms and enables you to block any specific territories if necessary - Licensed Territory is limited within South Korea only - DMZ Docs Online Service will be run for 1 month from September 17, 2015 - Licensed Rights hold Cable & Internet VOD rights only for streaming - You may provide your screener in either DVD format or as a downloadable link. - DVD submissions will be digitized and uploaded to our server. If you prefer to submit your film via an online file transfer instead, please provide a link that contains a downloadable file as an official DMZ Docs Online Service license agreement. - The DMZ Docs Online Service which allows your film to be digitally screened on-demand by local audiences during the festival and/or after the festival via VOD service platforms which are agreed to a contract between the DMZ Docs and VOD contents licensee. The information about The DMZ Docs Online Service will follow up with its agreement to be obtained by copyright holder.