Regulations

 

Entry deadline was the 31st of July 2014

 

1, Organiser and sponsor of the EUROPE: UNLIMITED Festival is the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities in cooperation with interfilm Berlin Management GmbH. It is held within the framework of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities’ Topic of the Year 2013/14, entitled “future place: EUROPE”.

 

2, EUROPE: UNLIMITED comprises a two-day forum held on 13-14 November 2014 in Berlin and a film award with three jury prizes. Furthermore, EUROPE: UNLIMITED is an online platform managed by the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, where the theme of the forum will be vividly presented and discussed in reference to the films. The project concludes on 31 December 2014. Films nominated for competition will not automatically appear on the online platform; entrants must select the respective option on the entry form for their film to be considered for the online platform.

 

3, Three cash prizes to the value of 4000 Euro will be awarded.

 

4, The EUROPE: UNLIMITED call for entries refers to films that are new, pre-existing or have been specially produced for the competition and relate to the topic of Europe (refer to “About“).All film formats are permissible as production media, from 35mm films to mobile phones. There are no restrictions regarding style or genre. The duration of the film should not exceed 15 minutes and may not be older than three years.

 

5, Directors, producers, artists, schools etc. (entitled representatives of the film) are required to register for participation in the competition via the form on the competition website, stating all details therein.

There are three different options to submit your film:
(a)    If the film is available online (YouTube / Vimeo, public or password protected), include the relevant link (and password when necessary) on the application form.
(b)    Upload a viewing file to the interfilm FTP Server
(c)    Via post, by sending a DVD (will not be returned) to:
interfilm Berlin Management GmbH / “EUROPE: UNLIMITED“
Tempelhofer Ufer 1a / D-10961 Berlin

All parcels from non-EU member states must be clearly marked with a customs declaration stating the following: ”For cultural purposes only. No commercial value.”
Parcels from non-EU member states must also be accompanied by an invoice stating that the value is not more than € 10,00 (under no circumstances should higher production costs be given). Costs arising from incorrect declarations will be charged to the account of the sender.

Submission deadline is 31 July 2014 at 12:00 midnight (Central European Time). The time refers to the moment at which the online registration form has been completed and submitted.

 

6, The selection of films for competition rests with interfilm Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The selection of films for the online platform equally rests with interfilm Berlin in cooperation with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Claims cannot be asserted regarding either competition selection or inclusion on the online platform.
Films that are publicly visible on YouTube / Vimeo will be embedded on the competition website. Films from other platforms and films that have been submitted via FTP or on DVD or as a password protected link will either be placed online by the party who submitted the film on either YouTube or Vimeo or uploaded to the project website by interfilm via the entrant’s own player.

 

7, Upon submission of a film, the entrant consents to participate in the EUROPE: UNLIMITED competition. If nominated, the entrant is obliged to send a screening file for the festival (mpg4 or mov), as well as stills and accompanying information.

 

8, By participating in the competition, the entrant confirms that all visual, sound and informative material used in the film is free from the rights of third parties. Should any other persons apart from the entrant have played a role in the conception or making of the film, the entrant guarantees to have obtained all rights required to participate in the competition from the respective parties and named these persons on the entry form. The entrant is completely and extensively responsible for any claims of third parties (copyrights and any other claims) including any ensuing legal costs if need be. Should the entered film contain dialogue, it must be subtitled in English.

 

9, Films, that upon the wish of the entrant may also be shown on the online platform EUROPE: UNLIMITED, grant the non-exclusive right to make the film accessible to the public, unrestricted in time and place until 31 December 2016 on www.europe-unlimited.eu. After this date all films will be erased.

 

10, Upon submission of the entry form, the entrant confirms his or her right to represent the film, meaning that the entrant has obtained permission from third parties involved in the production and that these have agreed to participate in the competition in advance.

 

11, Notification regarding the selection or rejection of submitted films will be sent via email in October 2014.

 

 

Entry deadline was the 31st of July 2014

 

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