International Fest Anca Animation Festival Call for Entries

The third edition of the International "Fest Anca" Animation Festival, established by the ANCA civic association, will be held on July 30 ~ August 1, 2010 at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural centre in Zilina, Slovakia.

From International "Fest Anca" Animation Festival, Slovakia

1. DATES AND VENUE

The third edition of the International "Fest Anca" Animation Festival, established by the ANCA civic association, will be held on July 30 ~ August 1, 2010 at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie cultural centre in Zilina, Slovakia.

2. INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

An international five-member jury -- renowned professionals in the animation field -- will grant 3 Anča awards to the best animations consisting of a trophy and cash prize. All awards will be announced at closing ceremony of festival on August 1, 2010. The decision of the juries is final.

3. AUDIENCE COMPETITION

Films applied for a competition, which will be moved to a non-competitive section, might be considered for a shortlist nominated for ,,Audience prize of TV.SME.sk", with a special cash-prize, in case of entrant's approval. This special prize will be announced on August 1, 2010 too, after the closing of the voting by internet viewers of TV.SME.sk. Entrant gives a permission that film may be shown on the TV.SME.sk (without the possibility of downloading) during voting process and one year after the end of competition.

4. ADMISSION CONDITIONS

Only animated films not longer than 30 minutes and completed in 2008-2010 are accepted. Animations must not have been submitted to previous Fest Anča. Only films in DVD format will be accepted for pre-selection. Submission is free. Only authors or producers are legally authorized to enter the work in the festival. One author may submit multiple films (one DVD per film). Please note that we will accept only fully completed and signed application forms. The properly filled-in and signed entry form must be sent along with a DVD to the following address:

Fest Anca

Krizna 10

811 07 Bratislava

Slovakia

before April 10, 2010 (date of postmark).

5. PRE-SELECTION

Copies sent for competition will not be returned, and become part of the festival's archive. The pre-selection committee may alter the category of submitted work. Participants will be informed of pre-selection results by June 15, 2010. Once submitted for the festival, films cannot be withdrawn. Films selected for competition will be screened from the DVD previously sent for pre-selection.

6. SUBTITLING

Films containing dialogue must be subtitled in English. The author permits Fest Anča to arrange a copy of the film with Slovak subtitles or dubbing.

7. TRANSPORT

Transport fees for film copies and all charges must be paid by filmmakers and will not be refunded.

8. INVITATION

The organizers of Fest Anca offers full board accommodation to the director or producer representing the selected film during at festival. The traveling costs will be considered for each invited guest individually and will be allocated accordingly.

9. PROMOTION

The entrant agrees that up to 3 minutes of the film may be used by the Fest Anca '10 in promotional activities on any media.

10. FEST ANČA ON TOUR

Fest Anca is not ending with the last day of festival, but continuing with "Fest Anca Fici" / "Fest Anča on Tour", throughout which, all year long, ANCA civic association organizes the short film screenings in towns with no access to the short animations, as well as for promotional reasons at other festivals abroad. Submitting a short film to the festival implies entering this touring festival, where the selected short films will be screened for non-commercial purposes. All entrants will be informed about such a screenings. ANCA civic association would like to obtain a non-exclusive video license for 

award winning films, in case ofpreparing a compilation DVD "Best of Fest Anca 2010", which might be used to make profit. Then the special agreement with the copyright owner will be followed, as well as in any case of commercial screening.

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