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Regulations for the Nordic-Baltic Competition

Ordinance

  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival (FAF) is organiced by Norsk Animasjonsforum.
  • The object of the festival is to promote screening of animation and increase the awareness of animated expressions in the Nordic-Baltic countries.
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival is a Cartoon d´Or partner festival, and is obliged to nominate a film to the Cartoon d´Or Award.

Entries

  • Any frame by frame or computer assisted film or video may be entered.
  • Maximum running time: 30 minutes.
  • Films must have been completed January 1st  2013 or after.
  • A film can not enter the competition twice.
  • A film can not enter the competition in several categories.
  • The director of the film must be a citizen of the Nordic and Baltic countries, or the country of origin of the film must be a Nordic or Baltic country. The Nordic-Baltic countries are defined as Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia.
  • The film’s producer is liable for all copyrighted material included in the film. FAF will not accept responsibility for material published or screened without the proper authorization of the materials copyright holder.

Deadline and submission

The submission opens June 1st 2014 and the deadline is September 1st 2014.
The following material has to be sent together with each submitted film:

  • a completed electronic Film Entry Form
  • a  DVD-PAL preview copy of the film (only one film pr. DVD)
  • or a link to a downloadable version of the film in Quicktime H.246 format.
  • at least 1 digital picture from the film minimum 300 DPI (by e-mail to entry@animationfestival.no).
  • If your film has dialogue that is not English, please add subtitles. If that is not possible, include an English dialogue script (by e-mail to entry@animationfestival.no).

The festival will not return preview copies.
Submitting films is free of charge.

Transport and insurance

  • The entrant is responsible for transport and insurance of the film to the festival, as well as any other charges.
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival is responsible for storage, insurance of the films while in the festival’s custody and return transportation.
  • In case of loss or damage of a print, the obligation of the festival is limited to the replacement value.

Selection and screenings

  • The preselection is organized in cooperation with AnimationVolda. All students film and some of the commissioned films, will be selected to be screened at the local festival in Volda.
  • The preselection results will be announced October 2014.
  • All films selected for the competition will be screened at FAF 2014.
  • Jury and awards will be presented at www.animationfestival.no.
  • Standard screening format is DCP, for other formats please contact festival staff after pre-selections. Screening copy must arrive latest October 15th.

Acceptance of the Regualtions

  • The board of Norsk Animasjonsforum will decide on any cases of doubt which have not been mentioned in these regulations.
  • By submitting the Film Entry Form for Fredrikstad Animation Festival the entrants accept the terms of regulations as stated above.

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