20th Annual

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

April 07, 2017 to April 23, 2017

International
Film
Video
Short
Feature
Competition
Film Market
Submit Online
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto ON M5V 3X5
Canada
Phone: 416-599-8433
Fax: 416-967-9477
submissions@tiff.net
http://tiff.net/kids

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

TIFF Kids Live Action Feature
Live action films with runtimes of 41 minutes or greater, including credits.
TIFF Kids Live Action Short
Live action films with runtimes less than 40 minutes, including credits.
TIFF Kids Documentary Feature
Documentary films with runtimes of 41 minutes or greater, including credits.
TIFF Kids Documentary Short
Documentary films with runtimes less than 40 minutes, including credits.
TIFF Kids Animated Feature
Animated films with runtimes of 41 minutes or greater, including credits.
TIFF Kids Animated Short
Animated films with runtimes less than 40 minutes, including credits.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

TIFF Kids: The principal objective of the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is to present the best of contemporary and classic film for children, youth and families. Its mandate is to feature the most outstanding children’s films produced in every part of the world. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference will be given to films not previously screened at a festival in Canada. TIFF Kids also promotes contacts between industry professionals and educators to assist in developing the role cinema plays in the education and enrichment of young people.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

About TIFF Kids

Engaging, educational and entertaining, the TIFF Kids International Film Festival is an initiative of TIFF that offers children and youth the opportunity to learn about cultural perspectives from around the world through the power of the moving image.

An enriching experience that is much more than just a day at the movies, TIFF Kids includes a Public Programme for ages three and up and a two week School Programme for students in grades 1 to 8. Featuring the best of Canadian and international cinema for children and youth, TIFF Kids offers a compelling selection of features and shorts on diverse subjects in a variety of genres and styles. It provides a rare opportunity to watch films that kids around the world are lining up to see and that in many cases may not be available again in Toronto.

In its first year the festival had an attendance of 2,300. It has since grown at a phenomenal pace, increasing its audience to over 30,000 in 2016. The tremendous success of the event led to the creation of the TIFF Kids section at the Toronto International Film Festival, the year-round outreach programme Special Delivery and the Pocket Fund, a fundraising initiative.

The 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival will include but not be limited to the following programmes: Reel Rascals, Special Presentations, Short Film Programme, Feature Film Programme, School Programme, Jump Cuts Young Filmmakers Showcase. Note: Jump Cuts accepts submissions of film and video by youth between Grade 4 and Grade 8. Submissions to Jump Cuts can be made through separate documentation. For more information visit tiff.net/submissions.

Selected films will be placed in the appropriate programme by the Festival programming team in consultation with the filmmaker.

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival runs from April 7 to April 23, 2017.

ORGANIZERS

Submissions Team

GENERAL RULES

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION
OF FILMS THROUGH WITHOUTABOX.COM

I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

(1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) govern the submission of a film (the “Film”) to Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (“TIFF”), through Withoutabox.com (Withoutabox) for consideration for the 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival (“TIFF Kids Festival”). To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by TIFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to submissions@tiff.net.

II. SUBMISSION AGREEMENT

(1) By submitting a Film to TIFF for TIFF Kids Festival consideration, the submitter (the “Applicant”) represents that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required to submit the Film to TIFF (the “Film Owners”) and screen the Film at the TIFF Kids Festival and has read, understood and agreed to the Terms.
(2) TIFF may disqualify or reject, but is not required to do so, any submission that it determines in its sole discretion, is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any or all submission fees paid by the Applicant or returning the Applicant’s DVD submission.

III. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES AND ELIGIBILITY

(1) Films submitted to TIFF for TIFF Kids Festival consideration under these Terms must be submitted in one of the categories set out below.
(2) Films that do not meet the eligibility requirements for any of the below categories should not be submitted and will not be considered by TIFF.
(3) For the purpose of the below categories, “Short Films” are Films that are 40 minutes or less in running time, including all credits. “Feature Films” are Films that are 41 minutes or longer in running time, including all credits.
(4) Submission categories:

TIFF Kids Festival
Category Eligibility requirements
Animation (Feature & Short Films) An animated film is created by using a frame-by-frame technique, and usually falls into one of the two general fields of animation: character or abstract. Some of the techniques of animating films include cell animation, computer animation, stop-motion, clay animation, pixilation, cutouts, pins, camera multiple pass imagery, kaleidoscopic effects, and drawing on the film frame itself.
Live Action (Feature & Short Films) A live action film uses live action techniques as the basic medium of entertainment.
Documentary (Feature & Short Films) A documentary film is a nonfiction motion picture dealing creatively with cultural, artistic, historical, social, scientific, economic or other subjects.

(5) TIFF prefers that all Feature Films presented at TIFF Kids Festival to be, at minimum, North American premieres, but reserves the right to present films that are not. TIFF prefers that all Short Films presented at TIFF Kids Festival to be, at minimum, Canadian premieres, but reserves the right to present films that are not.
(6) A Film will not be eligible for consideration and should not be submitted if:
a. the Film was previously submitted to TIFF for TIFF Kids Festival consideration.
(7) All Short Films must be submitted online via Withoutabox as described below. Feature Films can be submitted online via Withoutabox as described below, or via DVD screener as described below. All selected Feature Films must be available to screen in DCP (D-Cinema), HDCAM or 35mm by March 11, 2017 for TIFF Kids Festival. TIFF may, but is not required to, permit certain selected Short Films to be screened in the following alternative format: Apple Pro Res or AVID DNxHD. Additional detail regarding these screening formats will be provided to selected Films upon invitation.

IV. PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION
Submission Procedure
(1) All Films submitted under these Terms must be submitted in accordance with the procedure outlined herein. TIFF may, but is not required to, disqualify or reject any Film that is not submitted in this way.
(2) To submit a film for TIFF Kids Festival consideration, an Applicant must: (a) complete the registration process at Withoutabox and pay the required fee as outlined in article V.(2) below and (b) provide to TIFF a DVD screener or online screener via Withoutabox for review by TIFF programming staff. TIFF does not accept submissions in any other manner or format, including: content burned to Read/Write (RW) discs, Blu-ray discs or trailers.
(3) Submitted DVDs must:
a. contain one version only of the Film, in the original language of production, with English subtitles if the original language is not English;
b. be formatted in MPEG-2 video for Region 1/North America or Region 0/no region (i.e. the DVD is authored as a video DVD and not burned as a data disc containing Quicktime or other similar file formats); screen watermarks are acceptable;
c. be labeled with the following: (i) title, (ii) production company name, phone number and address, (iii) director’s name, (iv) length in minutes, and (v) Withoutabox tracking number;
d. be shipped in accordance with the shipping instructions set out below in sections 8 through 12.
(4) Applicants should test their DVDs thoroughly before submitting them. The Applicant has sole responsibility for ensuring that the submitted DVD screener plays in its entirety on an industry-standard DVD player. If TIFF is unable to view the DVD, TIFF will attempt, but is under no obligation, to contact the Applicant in order to obtain a replacement DVD.
(5) TIFF will not review multiple versions of a submitted Film. Only one version of the Film may be submitted. If multiple versions are submitted, TIFF will view only the version that was received first.
(6) DVD screeners will not be returned. Screeners of films in the TIFF Kids Festival Official Selection will be donated to the Film Reference Library following the TIFF Kids Festival. All other DVDs will be destroyed.
(7) TIFF is under no obligation to contact the submitting party and/or refund the submission fee should the applicant not have adhered to rules, set out in Articles I and IV herein.

Shipping Instructions for DVD Screeners
(8) All Films must be sent by way of prepaid shipping. TIFF will not accept collect/cash-on-delivery shipments.
(9) TIFF is not responsible for and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Applicants should clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges are to be billed to the sender. Any shipping charges incurred by TIFF will be billed back to the Applicant.
(10) Films should not be shipped in excessive packaging or with any materials other than those requested by TIFF. There is no programming value for DVD submissions arriving in unusual or unorthodox containers. Promotional materials will not be taken into consideration when making programming decisions.
(11) TIFF is not responsible and bears no liability with respect to clearance of shipments through Canadian customs. However, TIFF recommends that Applicants sending submissions from outside of Canada take the following steps to increase the chance of successful review by Canadian customs:
a. Include three copies of a commercial invoice (declaration of contents) containing the following information:
i. Sender’s name, address and telephone number
ii. Recipient’s address
iii. Title of film and format
iv. Length of film
v. Fair market value (standard is CAD $20)
vi. Country of manufacture
vii. Declaration “Goods on loan for festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic.”
viii. Sender’s signature
b. The commercial invoice should be included with the courier waybill. Applicants shipping via international post should affix a customs declaration label to the outside of the package.
(12) TIFF does not confirm receipt of shipment, and is not responsible for lost or misdirected packages. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the submission procedure is complete, and that the DVD screener has been received by TIFF.
(13) All shipping containers and/or envelopes should be clearly labelled with the Withoutabox tracking number on the outside of the packaging.

V. SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND FEES

(1) In order to be eligible for consideration, DVD submissions must be post-marked or submitted online via Withoutabox, Withoutabox registration completed, and all fees paid, by the deadlines outlined below.
(2) Submission fees and deadlines for 2017 are as follows:


TIFF Kids Festival
Category Early Submission Deadline & Fee Submission Deadline & Fee
Feature Films
(Animation, Documentary, Live-Action) November 25, 2016
$10.00 CAD December 9, 2016
$15.00 CAD
Short Films
(Animation, Documentary, Live-Action) November 25, 2016
$5.00 CAD December 9, 2016
$10.00 CAD
TIFF prefers Visa.

(3) TIFF may accept late submissions in its sole and absolute discretion, but an additional submission fee may apply (see V.2).

VI. SELECTION

(1) TIFF will consider for inclusion in the TIFF Kids Festival all eligible films that have been submitted by the above deadline and in accordance with these Terms. TIFF reserves the right to consider for inclusion in the TIFF Kids Festival, and include in the TIFF Kids Festival, films received at any time and through any means, channel or process, including means, channels or processes other than those outlined in these Terms. Nothing in these Terms or otherwise requires TIFF to select for the TIFF Kids Festival inclusion any of the Films submitted through the process outlined in these Terms.
(2) All selection decisions are at the sole and absolute discretion of TIFF, and are final and unreviewable. TIFF is not required to provide any feedback, comments or reasons, or any other information, regarding the selection or non-selection of any submitted Film or the process by which Films are or have been selected. TIFF is not responsible or liable for its selection decisions; for the contents of any internal comments or feedback regarding the Film that are or may be obtained from the Applicant or anyone else; for any communications by any representative of TIFF relating to the Film or the TIFF Kids Festival selection process; for the manner in which the Film shall be, is or was considered and reviewed; or for any failure on the part of TIFF Kids Festival to provide the Applicant or anyone else with information concerning TIFF’s consideration and/or review of the Film.
(3) TIFF will notify all applicants of an official decision regarding their submission by email on or around February 27, 2017. TIFF will contact Applicants using the contact information of the submitting party only provided in the Withoutabox registration form. Applicants are responsible for providing correct and functional contact information. TIFF is not responsible for any failed attempts to contact Applicants using the contact information provided. When submitting to Withoutabox, please provide an email address that is checked frequently.

VII. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, LEGAL CLAIMS AND INDEMNITIES

(1) By submitting the film to TIFF, the Applicant and Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of this Film submission that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power and authority to submit the Film to TIFF for TIFF Kids Festival consideration, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Withoutabox registration form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms.
(2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless TIFF, its licensees, successors and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal fees and costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Applicant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the Applicant in these Terms, or in the Applicant’s Withoutabox registration form.
(3) TIFF takes all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in TIFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to TIFF staff who require access in order to screen and consider submissions. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to TIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release the Releasees from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the submitted Film while it is in TIFF’s possession.

VIII. OTHER

(1) TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE
2017 TIFF KIDS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL™

I. APPLICATION OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS

(1) The following terms and conditions (the “Terms”) apply to all films (the “Films” or “Film”) selected by Toronto International Film Festival Inc. (“TIFF”) to participate in the 2017 TIFF Kids International Film Festival (“TIFF Kids Festival”), taking place April 7 to 23, 2017. To the extent that this document is inconsistent with any other document prepared by TIFF or anyone else, this document will take precedence. Any questions about these Terms should be directed to your Film Coordinator.

II. REGISTRATION

(1) In order to accept the TIFF Kids Festival invitation and confirm the Film’s participation in the TIFF Kids Festival, an individual having authority to represent the Film (the “Registrant”) must complete and submit the online registration form at invitations.tiff.net (the “Registration Form”).

III. PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT

(1) By completing and submitting the Registration Form, the Registrant represents that he/she has (i) read, understood and agreed to the Terms, and (ii) obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the Film whose consent is required for participation of the Film in the TIFF Kids Festival (the “Film Owners”).
(2) TIFF may disqualify from participation in TIFF Kids Festival any Film that it determines in its sole and absolute discretion would not be in TIFF’s best interest to include in the TIFF Kids Festival, including, but not limited to, any Film that is not in compliance, in whole or in part, with these Terms, and may do so without refunding any submission or other fees paid by the Registrant or returning any materials submitted by the Registrant.

IV. PROGRAMMES

(1) The TIFF Kids Festival has been organized into the series of programmes listed below. This list is subject to change. These programmes may be sponsored by corporate partners who may be granted naming rights to these programmes.

• School Programme
• Public Programme
• Special Presentations

(2) TIFF may slot selected films into one or more programmes at its sole and absolute discretion. TIFF may consult with the Registrant or other representative of the Film regarding programme selection, but is not required to do so.



V. EXHIBITION COPIES

Provision of Exhibition Copy

(1) The Registrant must supply TIFF with an exhibition copy (“Exhibition Copy”) of the Film by March 10, 2017, in the format and packaging specified by the 2017 Selected Film Technical Rules & Regulations (the “Technical Regulations”) attached hereto as Appendix “B”. Failure to deliver Exhibition Copies in accordance with the Technical Regulations by March 10, 2017 may result in administrative fees payable to TIFF (detailed in the Technical Regulations).
(2) Exhibition Copies of non-English language films must include hard-titled English subtitles.
(3) Exhibition Copies should include all required logos of production and distribution companies. Exhibition Copies should not include any promotional materials or trailers. All films selected for the TIFF Kids Festival are part of the official selection and do not require an official selection logo to be included.
(4) The Exhibition Copy provided will not be available to the Registrant or anyone else, and may not be used for non-Festival screenings, from the time TIFF receives it until at least 48 hours after the end of the Film’s final TIFF Kids Festival screening.

Responsibility for Exhibition Copy

(5) TIFF is responsible for an Exhibition Copy from the time it is delivered to TIFF until the time it is delivered by TIFF to a shipping agent for return to the Registrant. In the event of any damage or loss of an Exhibition Copy during this period, TIFF is responsible to compensate the Registrant only for the costs of replacing the components of that Exhibition Copy, and is not responsible for any other damages, including without limitation, any consequential or incidental damages. If an Exhibition Copy is alleged to have been damaged while in the possession of TIFF, the Registrant must notify TIFF no later than May 12, 2017, failing which the Registrant will have no claim for compensation.

Inbound Shipping (to TIFF) of Exhibition Copy

(6) All Exhibition Copies must be sent by prepaid shipping. TIFF will not accept collect shipments unless prior arrangements are made with TIFF. The TIFF Kids Festival is not responsible for and may not accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Registrants should clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges are to be billed to the sender. Any shipping charges incurred by TIFF will be billed back to the Registrant and must be paid within five business days.
(7) Exhibition Copies should be sent to:

Attention: Jennifer MacFarlane
Manager, Film & Digital Print Services
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5V 3X5

(8) Films should not be shipped in excessive packaging, and shipping containers should not be padded with loose foam chips or any paper materials that shed fibers.
(9) All shipments should be clearly labelled with the title of the film, sender’s address and TIFF’s address.
(10) TIFF is not responsible and bears no liability with respect to clearance of shipments through Canadian customs. However, TIFF recommends that Registrants sending Exhibition Copies from outside of Canada take the following steps to increase the chance of successful review by Canadian customs:
a. Include three copies of a commercial invoice (declaration of contents) containing the following information:
i. Sender’s name, address and telephone number
ii. Recipient’s address
iii. Title of film and format
iv. Length of film
v. Fair market value (standard is CAD $20 for DVD and CAD $100 for feature-length print, DCP and HDCAM)
vi. Country of manufacture
vii. Declaration “Goods on loan for Festival purposes only. No commercial value. Non-pornographic”
viii. Sender’s signature
ix. Name of TIFF’s customs broker: Russell A. Farrow Customs Brokers, Toronto International Airport (telephone: 416.622.3777)
b. The commercial invoice should be included with the courier waybill. Registrants shipping via international post should affix a customs declaration label to the outside of the package.
(11) On the date of shipment, the Registrant should provide TIFF with the date of shipment and waybill shipping number, by contacting:
Jennifer MacFarlane
Manager, Film & Digital Print Services
Telephone: 416-934-3204 Fax: 416-205-9243
Email: jmacfarlane@tiff.net

Outbound Shipping (from TIFF) of Exhibition Copy

(12) Exhibition Copies will be available to Registrants or their delegates 48 hours after the last TIFF Kids Festival screening. Registrants who wish to pick up their Exhibition Copies should make arrangements by contacting jmacfarlane@tiff.net. Otherwise, TIFF will endeavour to return all Exhibition Copies in accordance with the paragraph immediately below. It is our policy to retain hard drives on site and not to ship out until all scheduled screenings have been completed.
(13) TIFF pays for outbound shipping to return to the Registrant one Exhibition Copy of each Film. The Registrant is responsible for providing accurate and complete instructions and information for outbound shipping of any Exhibition Copies. If TIFF is unable to return any Exhibition Copies based on the outbound shipping information provided or if no outbound shipping information is provided, and these Exhibition Copies are not claimed by May 12, 2017, TIFF will destroy the unclaimed Exhibition Copies and the Registrant shall not be entitled to any compensation therefor.

VI. SCHEDULING

(1) The time(s), date(s), and location(s) of all Film screenings will be selected by TIFF in its sole and absolute discretion and is subject to change at any time with no notice to the Registrant. For clarity, TIFF may elect, in its sole and absolute discretion, to cancel any and/or all screenings of the Film. TIFF may consult with the Registrant or other representative of the Film regarding screening scheduling, but is not required to do so.

VII. SCREENING PROTOCOL

(1) TIFF expects that the Film’s Director, and any other guests attending the TIFF Kids Festival with the Film, will be present, at minimum, for the first two public screenings of the Film, including, where applicable, the Red Carpet, introduction (preceding the screenings) and question and answer session (following the screenings). For Films with a Red Carpet or photo call, TIFF will provide further logistical details in March 2017.
(2) TIFF and its third party sponsors and partners may record all Festival events and programming including but not limited to Red Carpets, introduction and question and answer sessions, In Conversation With programmes, industry programmes and press conferences (the “Film Events”), in whole or in part, including in the form of film, video, still photography, digital and/or audio recordings (the “Recordings”) and use the Recording for various purposes in connection with TIFF’s charitable mandate and in connection with the activities and ancillary products of TIFF, its affiliates, partners, and sponsors. By participating in any Film Event(s), the Registrant and any other participants in the Film Event(s) (together, the “Participants”) grant to TIFF, its licensees, successors and assigns, irrevocable permission to use, including without limitation, translate, edit, modify, add material to, delete material from, reproduce, publish, transmit, broadcast, live-stream, sell, license and/or distribute, all or any portion of the Recordings, as photographed, taped and/or edited by TIFF, in any manner and in all media, now known or hereafter devised, including, without limitation, motion picture, television, internet, digital media, social media, and interactive media, in perpetuity throughout the universe, for any purposes in connection with TIFF’s charitable mandate and in connection with the activities and ancillary products of TIFF, its affiliates, partners, and sponsors. The Participants agree that TIFF will exclusively own the Recordings, and that TIFF is entitled to edit and/or modify the Recordings in its sole discretion as it may deem appropriate. The Participants hereby irrevocably waive, in favour of TIFF, any and all so-called “moral rights” in connection with the Recordings. Furthermore, the Participants hereby release TIFF from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with use of the Recordings, including, without limitation, any and all claims for invasion of privacy, infringement of the Participants’ rights of publicity, personality, defamation and any other personal and/or property rights. The Registrant represents and warrants that it has or will advise all guests of the Film who will be participating in the Film Events of TIFF’s recording policy as outlined above.

VIII. TICKETING AND ACCREDITATION

(1) TIFF may provide Industry passes, guest passes and tickets to Registrants, Film Directors and/or other Film Representatives as outlined in Appendix A.
(2) Film Representatives shall not resell the Industry passes, guest passes and tickets or permit any third party to use the Industry passes, guest passes and tickets, for fundraising, promotional or advertising purposes, including but not limited to, contests, prizes or giveaways, without the express prior written consent of TIFF.
(3) The Industry passes and tickets are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged. Once issued, the invitation, guest passes and tickets are valid only for the event(s) for which they are issued.
(4) All tickets are subject to TIFF’s general ticket conditions and policies, which are subject to change from time-to-time. Current conditions and policies are online at tiff.net/tickets.
(5) Where the tickets include reserved seating, such reserved seating is guaranteed until 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start of a screening only and may be released after that time.


IX. REQUIRED MATERIALS
(1) The Registrant must submit all of the materials outlined in the 2017 Selected Films Participation Schedule attached as Appendix A, and must do so by the deadlines and in the formats and quantities specified therein.
(2) The Registrant is responsible for arranging and paying for the shipping of these materials, and for ensuring that the materials arrive at TIFF by the specified deadlines. TIFF will not accept collect/cash-on-delivery shipments. TIFF is not responsible for and will not accept shipments incurring expenses for terminal charges, duties, taxes or customs brokerage. Registrants should clearly indicate on all waybills that transportation and customs charges are to be billed to the sender. Any shipping charges incurred by TIFF will be billed back to the Registrant. TIFF is not responsible and bears no liability with respect to clearance of shipments through Canadian customs.
(3) TIFF is not able to confirm receipt of shipments and cannot be responsible for lost or misdirected packages.
(4) TIFF considers all materials sent by Registrants to be final and ready for publication.
(5) With the exception of Exhibition Copies and Screener Copies (as defined in the Participation Schedule), all materials submitted to TIFF become the property of TIFF and will not be returned. TIFF may, in perpetuity, use, including without limitation, translate, edit, modify, add material to, delete material from, reproduce, publish, transmit, broadcast, sell, license and/or distribute, edit and modify these materials in its sole and absolute discretion, and may provide them to its third party partners, friends and sponsors, in order to advertise and promote the TIFF Kids Festival, sell tickets and provide information to industry and press delegates and the public through various media, including but not limited to television, TIFF Kid Festival and external print publications and TIFF Kids Festival and partner websites, and to raise funds in support of TIFF’s ongoing programming. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, and unless the Registrant states otherwise on the Registration Form:
a. TIFF may display all Film trailers on the TIFF digital signage system, TIFF online video channels, at press conferences and in cinemas, and may place a TIFF or TIFF Kids logo before all trailers and montages. All trailers will remain on TIFF online video channels after the TIFF Kids Festival. Requests for changes should be emailed to materials@tiff.net.
b. TIFF, third party partners and sponsors, and media, may use Film clips and trailers for promotional and editorial coverage on all media, including, but not limited to, television, radio and the Internet.
c. TIFF may print (from the digital file provided) and mount up to a maximum of three posters, to include the TIFF Kids Festival official selection logo, to be displayed at TIFF’s premises and retained in TIFF’s archives following the TIFF Kids Festival, gifted to TIFF sponsors or friends, and/or auctioned or sold to raise funds in support of TIFF’s ongoing programming.
d. At the Registrant’s option (as specified in the Registration Form) TIFF may include a Film in the Press & Industry Screening Library and the Press Office, for viewing by TIFF Kids Festival Industry delegates and accredited media. A representative from the Film Office team will reach out to you to provide content for our Press & Industry Library according the schedule outlined in Appendix A.
X. AWARDS
(1) TIFF Kids People’s Choice Awards. The TIFF Kids People’s Choice Awards winners are selected by a public voting mechanism administered by TIFF. All Films that fall within the parameters set out in the chart below (under “Eligibility”), are eligible for the TIFF Kids People’s Choice Awards, unless the registrant opts out of eligibility in the spot indicated on the Registration Form. If requested by TIFF, the winners of the TIFF Kids People’s Choice Awards must make their winning films available to TIFF to be screened for one audience, at a venue of TIFF’s choosing, free-of-charge to TIFF and the audience.
(1) The following prizes will be awarded at the TIFF Kids Festival. This list does not include awards granted or determined by independent organizations and/or juries. Awards and prizing are subject to change. For the purpose of the chart below,
a. Short Film. Any film with a runtime of 40 minutes or less, including all credits.
b. Feature Film. Any film with a runtime of 41 minutes or more, including all credits.



Award Description Eligibility
TIFF Kids People’s Choice Award – Feature Film The TIFF Kids People's Choice Award is presented to the most popular film as voted on by audiences throughout the TIFF Kids Festival. All feature-length films, part of the Official Selection that screen as part of the public programme, which are not designated TIFF Kids Classics or retrospective titles.
TIFF Kids People’s Choice Award – Short Film The TIFF Kids People's Choice Award is presented to the most popular film as voted on by audiences throughout the TIFF Kids Festival. All short-length films, part of the Official Selection that screen as part of the public programme, which are not designated TIFF Kids Classics, or retrospective titles.
TIFF Kids Young People’s Jury Awards There are three TIFF Kids Young People’s Juries at the festival: one jury aged 8-10 selects the best feature-length film for that age group, one jury aged 11-13 selects the best feature-length film for that age group and one jury aged 9-11 that selects the best short-length film for their age group. All films that fall into the age categories specified, as determined by the TIFF Kids Programming Team that are part of the Official Selection that screen as part of the public programme, which are not designated TIFF Kids Classics or retrospective titles.
TIFF Kids Adult Jury Awards This award is selected by a jury of industry professionals who award the best short-length live-action and short-length animated film. All short-length films, part of the Official Selection that are not documentaries, retrospective titles, have at minimum a Canadian premiere status, with a production year of 2016.


XI. LIABILITY/RELEASE

(1) By submitting the Film to TIFF for participation in the TIFF Kids Festival, the Registrant and the Film Owners (the “Submitting Parties”) hereby warrant and represent that: (i) the Film is wholly original and is not copied from and does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or other protection, unless such work is in the public domain or the Submitting Parties have obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other authorizations or waivers of any kind necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trade-mark, sound recording, musical composition or other work in the film; (ii) the Film does not defame any person or violate the common law or statutory rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any person; (iii) the Film is not the subject of litigation or any dispute that may give rise to litigation; (iv) there are no agreements, nor will there be any agreements made subsequent to the date of the submission of the Registration Form that would or could have the effect of impairing the Submitting Parties’ ability to provide the Film as contemplated herein, or otherwise conflict with any provision of these Terms; and (v) the Submitting Parties have the full right, power and authority to submit the film to TIFF for participation in the TIFF Kids Festival, and to grant all of the rights granted hereunder and in the Registration Form, and there is no obligation or disability which would in any way impair, restrict or impede the Submitting Parties from fully performing all obligations pursuant to the submission and these Terms.
(2) The Submitting Parties agree to indemnify and hold harmless TIFF, its licensees, successors and assigns, and its and their members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates and affiliates (each, a “Releasee”), from any claim, suit, action or other proceeding brought against a Releasee and from any losses, costs, or damages, including the Releasee’s full legal costs, which it may have suffered or incurred or may suffer or incur, directly or indirectly based on, in connection with, or arising from the use and exhibition of the Film submitted by the Registrant or the breach or alleged breach of any representation, warranty or other agreement made by the Registrant in these Terms, or in the Registration Form.
(3) TIFF takes all reasonable anti-piracy precautions. While in TIFF’s possession, all Films are securely stored and regularly inventoried. Access to Films is limited to TIFF staff who require access to them. No duplication and loaning of Films is permitted. By submitting a Film to TIFF, the Submitting Parties hereby release TIFF from any and all liability in the event of theft, unauthorized access or copying, or any breach of copyright of the Film while it is in TIFF’s possession.

XII. INDEPENDENT LEGAL ADVICE

(1) The Registrant acknowledges that it has obtained, or has been provided with adequate opportunity to obtain, independent legal advice in regard to these Terms and to the Film’s participation in the TIFF Kids Festival, and that it has had an adequate opportunity to read and consider these Terms.

XIII. OTHER
(1) TIFF reserves the right to rule, in its sole and absolute discretion, on cases and situations not foreseen by these Terms.

APPENDIX A
Participation Schedule 2017
After completing the Online Registration Form for a Selected Film, you will be contacted by a member of the Content & Materials team to confirm your TIFF Kids Festival screening format and film run time. It is vitally important that you notify us immediately if there are any changes to the screening format or run time that you initially provide, as this has scheduling implications which may result in the loss of screenings. All runtimes and formats must be confirmed no later than January 20, 2017 for films invited prior to that date and upon invitation for films invited thereafter.

 Item Deadline for Delivery to TIFF Method of Delivery Details
Online Registration Form for a Selected Film 48 hours from receiving an official invitation Online
30-50 word film synopsis in English 48 hours from receiving an official invitation via Online Registration Form for a Selected Film
Biography and filmography of director 48 hours from receiving an official invitation via Online Registration Form for a Selected Film Biography should include: location of birth, education and field of study, and a brief filmography. TIFF reserves the right to edit the biography for length and editorial house style.
Cast and character list 5 business days from receiving an official invitation* via email to your designated Film Coordinator
3 to 5 horizontal format stills from the film 5 business days from receiving an official invitation* via email to your designated Film Coordinator Digital images must be at a minimum width/height of 4000 pixels and in colour (unless the Film is in black and white), JPEG format. Stills should be accompanied by photo credit and a photo caption list identifying the individual in the photo.
1 Vertical-format colour photo of the director. 5 business days from receiving an official invitation* via email to your designated Film Coordinator Digital images must be at a minimum width/height of 4000 pixels in JPEG format.
1 trailer of the film 5 business days from receiving an official invitation* via email to your designated Film Coordinator The preferred format for online trailers is 1080p H.264 Quicktime at 30mb/s or higher with audio compressed with AAC at 320kb/s. Please deliver trailer via a download link. Trailers will be used online, on our digital signage system and uploaded to the TIFF YouTube Channel, so highest quality video is encouraged to best represent the Film. As part of the Film’s participation in TIFF Next Wave, a TIFF logo may be placed before your trailer. Please contact relevant online video channels and all relevant parties to insure your trailer is not flagged for copyright infringement. Please also ensure your trailer is acceptable to remain on TIFF's online video channels after the TIFF Kids Festival and beyond.
Exhibition copy(ies) of the Film March 10, 2017 ATTN: Film & Digital Print ServicesTIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5V 3X5
In accordance with Terms and Conditions section V. In format specified in Appendix B: Technical Rules and Regulations
3 to 5 standard one-sheet posters March 13, 2017 ATTN: Film Office Dept.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5V 3X5 27” x 40”. Posters larger than 27” x 40” cannot be displayed. Posters will not be returned to senders.

Note: Providing posters is optional for short films.
1 electronic press kit 5 business days from receiving an official invitation* via email to your designated Film Coordinator Including film synopsis in English and biography and filmography of the director. The press kit in the PDF file must not exceed 2MB.
3 to 5 DVD copies of the complete film (“Screener Copies”) March 13, 2017 ATTN: Film Office Dept.
TIFF Bell Lightbox
Reitman Square
350 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario
CANADA M5V 3X5 Region 1/NTSC or Region 0/“no region”
Note: These DVDs are for the TIFF Communications Department to make available for media outreach purposes (before and during the festival) as well as for the TIFF Kids Press & Industry Screening Library. Following the TIFF Kids Festival, DVDs will be donated to the Film Reference Library.
Worldwide Rights Availability March 13, 2017 Via survey online (a link will be provided)
tiffkidsindustry@tiff.net. Provide buyers, programmers and other industry professionals with your film’s rights availability details by filling out our Rights Survey. The information that you provide will be included in our online Rights List publication located on our password protected Delegate Resources webpage. The List is an important tool used by registered professions to create their screening and meeting schedules.
Producer and Sales Agent Registration March 17, 2017 tiffkidsindustry@tiff.net
Each selected film is entitled to one complimentary, non-transferable TIFF Kids Festival Industry Pass for both the producer and sales agent. Please contact us for your personalized registration form. Additional passes for your production or sales team will come at a cost. To learn more about our pass types visit tiff.net/industry.
*If your materials coordinator indicates that materials are required urgently, the timeline may be reduced to less than 5 days.

APPENDIX B
2017 Selected Film Technical Rules & Regulations

• Deliver your Exhibition Copy to the TIFF Kids Festival office on or before March 10, 2017. Deliveries directly to venues will not be accepted.
• You are solely responsible for the quality and integrity of your exhibition copy. TIFF Kids Festival DCP validation is an integrity check to verify hard drive formatting, integrity of data (checksums), xml schema check, and adherence to DCI and SMPTE specification. The TIFF Kids Festival expects that prior to sending your film, you have screened your finished DCP in a theatrical environment and have already verified that production values including, but not limited to, colour reproduction, audio sync, playback level, are as expected and intended. The TIFF Kids Festival will not make compensatory adjustments for unconventional picture or sound calibration. In summary, the TIFF Kids Festival will ensure that your hard drive is formatted correctly and can be loaded on all TIFF Kids Festival servers and that your DCP is made correctly and does not risk failed screenings.

Exhibition Formats
Your Exhibition Copy must arrive in one of the formats described in this section. The Exhibition format is what is used theatrically and is not to be confused with the formats supported for online, submission or screener copies.

A) DCP (D-Cinema)

These regulations fully describe all of the TIFF Kids Festival requirements for accepting delivery of content in DCP format and it is imperative that they are read and understood by the parties creating your DCP, shipping your DCP and by those responsible for providing the KDM if content is encrypted.
It is possible to create DCP content that has critical errors using commercial or open source software. For this reason, it is imperative that you entrust the production of your DCP to an established and reputable post-production facility. Properly made DCI compliant content will load and play on all makes and models of Digital Cinema Server or Projector. If we identify errors or non-compliance to DCI or SMPTE specifications in your content and subsequently encounter a projection issue, the content will be deemed at fault. The Festival accepts no responsibility for lost screenings resulting from improperly made content, regardless of its previous screening history.

Main Technical Specifications
• 2K resolution or 4K resolution.
• jpeg2000/mxf Interop or SMPTE package.
• 24 fps or 25 fps only.
• Subtitles that are burned into the image are the most reliable method of presenting subtitles and are preferred.
• Timed Text Font and Font Call should be included inside the XML package.
• Supplied fonts utilized for Timed Text must be smaller than 640 KB
• Subtitles must always be in the active picture area.
• Audio: 5.1 “Stereo” mixes will be accepted but are discouraged as they are not decoded in playback and result in problematic dialogue reproduction. Audio should be 24 bit, 48 KHz sampling rate only. DCP’s with 7.1 audio must also have a 5.1 version included as 7.1 is not supported in all TIFF Kids Festival venues.
• Bit rate: The maximum bit rate of 250 Mbps must not be exceeded. Variable bit rate (VBR) encoding is preferred. Note: may software encoders will nominally exceed the maximum bit rate when set for the highest bit rate output. For this reason, it is highly recommended that the max when encoding should be 245 Mbps.
• DCPs with Timed Text or PNG subtitles must be created using traditional reel breaks (approximately 20 minutes each). The duration of subtitle reels must match the duration of their associated picture reels.
• Reels of less than seconds duration are not permitted. Please ensure that logo insertions are 5 seconds or greater in length.
• Encryption is optional. The TIFF Kids Festival regularly handles a large volume of DCP content that does not require a KDM.
• Proper file naming convention of your file must be observed. See: http://digitalcinemanamingconvention.com/. Note that the “Content Title Text”, is the reference by which content is identified on a server. If the Content Title Text does not correctly identify your content, your DCP will be rejected. If your DCP can not clearly be identified when loaded to server, we will expect it to be re-wrapped.
• Annotation Text, CPL, and DKDM must all reference the same filename.
• No bars, tones, slates, countdown leader, advertising or trailers should be encountered on screen when your DCP is played from the beginning. Failure to adhere to this will cause your DCP to be rejected.
• The container size MUST match the intended aspect ratio, for example:
• For 1.85: 1998x1080
• For 2.39: 2048x858
• For 16:9: 1920x1080 OR 1998x1080 with pillarbox
• For full container (1.9): 2048x1080
• 1.37 and 1.66 are represented as pillarboxed variants of the 1.85 container and each have a picture height of 1080 pixels.
• There will be no compensation for the sizing of image on screen for aspect ratios that do not meet these pixel dimensions.
• For clarity, these pixel dimensions are expressed in reference to 2K content; for 4K equivalents, multiply each provided pixel dimension by a factor of 2.

Hard Drive and Contents
• Supplied hard drives must contain only the version (CPL) of the Film that is being screened at the TIFF Kids Festival, with the following exceptions:
• An Original Version package with the Version file for our Festival is acceptable provided that naming convention of files is strictly adhered to observing OV and VF suffixes and language/subtitle code in Content Title Text
• If a 7.1 version is sent to us, we also expect a 5.1 version. The 7.1 version can consist of a 7.1 Version File to be used with a 5.1 Original Version file. Screenings in 7.1 will be considered but not guaranteed in the assignment of your film to its screening venues.
• If your content is in two parts with two CPLs for an intended intermission, it is vitally important that you have the approval of our Programming department to do so prior to sending content
Hard drive - FEATURE LENGTH CONTENT:
• Master Boot Record partition scheme. The supplied hard drive must contain only a single partition and the formatted partition with content in it must be the first primary partition record.
• EXT 2 or EXT 3 (Linux) formatted
• Hard drive mounted in a CRU (DX115) carrier
• 3.5” 7200 RPM disk specification
Hard drive - SHORT FILMS ONLY:
• Master Boot Record partition scheme. The supplied hard drive must contain only a single partition and the formatted partition with content in it must be the first primary partition record.
• EXT 2 or EXT 3 (Linux) formatted
• “Thumb” drives will be accepted provided they meet USB 3.0 data transfer specifications
Temporary file transfers resulting from DCP content not meeting the correct hard drive specification will automatically be billed to the content provider at a fee of $250.00 CDN (plus 13% HST) for each required hard drive.

Physical Packaging
• Your hard drive should be clearly labelled with the Film Title as it is referenced for TIFF Kids Festival screenings as well as the Content Title Text (“file name”).
• Your hard drives should arrive in a sturdy robust container that has a rigid exterior and sufficient semi-rigid foam padding to protect the hard drive from rough handling in transport. Hard shell plastic cases with a handle and latch mechanism are preferred.
• Do not pack hard drives with loose foam chips.

KDM/Encryption
• If your DCP is encrypted, you will be required to supply a DKDM to the TIFF Kids Festival for the creation of the required KDMs for your screening(s). Server certificates and additional information regarding the generation of the DKDM will be provided no later than March 10, 2016. The DKDM will need to be open from the date the DCP is received through until April 23, 2017. To allow for scheduling changes and unforeseen circumstances, KDMs should be provided for all screens at TIFF Bell Lightbox. For server information and certificates, please contact: KDM@tiff.net with “TIFF Kids: your film title” in the subject line of your email.

B) 35mm
• The Festival continues to support 35mm film screenings.

C) HDCAM or HDCAM SR
• HDCAM Audio should be Lt,Rt or Dolby Pro Logic compatible mix on channels 1,2 with the option of Dolby E on tracks 3,4 for 5.1 discrete channel playback. Venues that support HDCAM will all be equipped for Dolby E.
• HDCAM Color Space: Rec. 709. Projectors are set to a gamma of 2.2 for HDCAM playback.

D) Apple Pro Res or AVID DNxHD- “QuickTime”
• Content must be 1920x1080 resolution or padded to a 1920x1080 container if the aspect ratio is not 16:9 aspect ratio.
• Square pixels
• Audio should be an Lt,Rt or LtRt compatible mix. Additionally, 5.1 will be supported for feature length content and must follow channel ordering: L,R,C,LFE,Ls,Rs.
• Content less than 20 GB in size can be provided by way of a direct download link. Do not compress feature length content for the sake of an electronic delivery as the quality will suffer greatly.
• File should be delivered in a QuickTime wrapper (.mov)
• H264 codec with a minimum bit rate of 30 mbps will be accepted if Apple Pro Res or Avid DNxHD is unavailable.
• .avi, .wmv file NOT accepted.

The TIFF Kids Festival does not screen DVD, Bluray or other standard definition formats theatrically.

Accessibility: Visual and Hearing Impairment
The screening venue, TIFF Bell Lightbox, is equipped for the playback of Closed Captions and Descriptive Sound on DCP content. The TIFF Kids Festival strongly encourages content providers to provide accessible versions of their content if available.
Replacement Versions
TIFF is not obligated to accept replacement versions after the delivery deadline. The first version we receive will be considered the final version and be used for all TIFF Kids Festival screenings.
Status Updates

• Due to the high volume of content that the TIFF Kids Festival handles, TIFF will not reply to individual queries regarding status updates on content.
• You will be notified promptly and given the opportunity to provide a replacement that corrects identified issues. Hard drives that arrive not to specification of type or format, however, will automatically be transferred to a temporary CRU drive and will incur a penalty of $250.00 CDN (plus 13% HST) without further notification.
• Failure to acknowledge or respond to notifications about remedying identified content issues puts your screenings at risk of being cancelled.

Return of Content:

The TIFF Kids Festival requires at least 48 hours turnaround time to return your Exhibition Copy after the final screenings. While entrusted to the TIFF Kids Festival, your Exhibition Copy is not available for non-Festival screenings.

Technical Questions
Please address technical questions to: technical@tiff.net.