Rules of the CineGlobe International Short Film Festival 2017

Article 1 : The 2017 CineGlobe International Film Festival at CERN will take place from March 21st – March 26th 2017 at the Globe of Science and Innovation at CERN and other venues in the area. The event address is CineGlobe, CERN, Route de Meyrin, 1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland.

Article 2 : The festival consists of three competitions. Each film can be submitted to only one competition. All competitions are open to both amateurs and professionals for films that were not submitted to previous editions of the festival. Associates of the festival and members of the juries may not participate in the competitions.

Article 3 : The Fiction competition is open to fiction films up to fifteen (15) minutes in length, credits excluded, completed since January 1st 2014.

Article 4 : The Documentary competition is open to documentary films up to thirty (30) minutes in length, credits excluded, completed since January 1st 2014.

Article 5 : The One Minute competition is open to films up to one (1) minute in length, of any genre, completed since January 1st 2014. All films of less than one minute must be subscribed to this category of the competition.

Article 6 : The theme of the festival is “Myths and Realities”. Submitted films must adhere to the theme and mission of the festival (given below), whether they be fiction or documentary.

Myths and Realities

In today’s information age we can connect with each other at break-neck speed, spreading both myths and realities in stories that reach billions of people in minutes. With the dawn of post-fact society, where established facts are given the same weight as opinions, and where appeals to the popular majority can sway political decisions, how do we tell good information from bad?  What do we take for granted without ever questioning whether or not it’s true? We all have our stories, but what place do they have in determining the future of our children?

CineGlobe 2017 will examine the multiple ways that myths and realities seep into our understanding of the world, even provoking the question, what is reality itself?

Article 7 : All films submitted to the festival must be registered and subscribed to the appropriate competition using the “Short Film Depot” website (http://www.shortfilmdepot.com/). Entrants will be able to monitor the status of their submissions through the web site. By submitting a film the entrant agrees to all rules governing the festival.

Article 8 : The languages of the festival are English and French. All films containing dialogue must be in either English or French, or be subtitled in either English or French. Entrants give implicit consent for their films to be subtitled in English and French without requiring prior approval.

Article 9 : The deadline for submissions to all the competitions is December 31st, 2016. Films sent after the deadline or which are longer than the maximum length for the competition will not be considered.

Article 10 : After registering a film with Short Film Depot (http://www.shortfilmdepot.com/) and subscribing it to a festival competition, a preview copy must be uploaded at the website www.shortfilmdepot.com in accordance with Short Film Depot’s technical specifications, with any subtitles burned into the film. Please note that DVDs are no longer accepted.

Article 11 : The festival program will be selected by a committee to be determined by the festival, which reserves the right to make changes to the selection committee at any time without notice.

Article 12 : Entrants whose films are selected will be contacted by email and will be able to see the selected status of their films on the Short Film Depot website. The entrants of selected films will be asked to supply a high quality file copy of their film to the specifications requested. Analogue formats and cassettes will not be accepted. If the high quality file copy is not supplied within four weeks and or does not meet the technical specifications, the organisers reserve the right to either project the copy of the film already provided for selection or to remove the film from the festival program.

Article 13 : The organizers will not provide feedback on submitted films.

Article 14 : There will be two awards per competition. The “Golden CineGlobe” for Best Film will be attributed by a jury of professionals designated by the festival direction and the CineGlobe 2015 Audience Favourite award will be attributed according to public balloting during the festival screenings. The deliberations of the jury for each competition will be presided over by a President of the Jury, and are not open to the public. Jury decisions are final and without appeal.

Article 15 : All the awards will be announced during a ceremony at the end of the festival. The festival reserves the right to modify any of the awards and/or prizes at any time and without prior notice.

Article 16 : All entrants give to the festival the right, in perpetuity, to use extracts from all selected films, in advertising, promotion and screenings for the festival on international television, radio, the web and in cinemas. Extracts will be limited to 10% of the total duration of the film. No film will be used for commercial purposes.

Article 17 : All entrants give to the festival the right, in perpetuity, to use all submitted films partially or in their entirety in future public and private screenings by the festival and its associated partners.

Article 18 : All entrants assume for the organizers and the jury all responsibility against third party claims concerning the originality of works submitted. The organizers of CineGlobe accept no liability for copyright infringement associated with works submitted to the festival. In addition, the festival reserves the right to seek damages from entrants who submit work for which they do not have exhibition rights.

Article 19 : The presence of entrants during the festival, and in particular during the award ceremony on Saturday, March 25th, 2016, is greatly desired. However, it is not required for participation in the competitions.

Article 20 : The festival organizers reserve the right to change these rules at any time. In addition, the organizers reserve the right to cancel the festival without notice in the event of conditions beyond their control. All changes will be communicated via the website http://cineglobe.ch/.