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Bilbao City Council is currently organising the 23rd BILBAO FANTASY FILM FESTIVAL – FANT 2017, to take place in Bilbao from 5th to 12th of May 2017.

As part of the Festival, the organisation will present the following awards:

  1. Award for the best feature film in the Official
  2. Award to the best screenplay in the Official Selection, in collaboration with the Basque Scriptwriters Association.
  3. Award to the most innovative director of film in the Official Selection, in collaboration with Cineclub
  4. Award to the best feature film in Fantasy Panorama Section.
  5. FANTrobia Awar
  6. Award to the best short films in Official Selection and Fantasy Panorama Section.
  7. Awards to the best fake trailers.

 

These awards will abide by the following rules:

1.  AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION

The Festival OFFICIAL SELECTION will consist of feature films which, due to their content or subject, can be considered as belonging to the fantasy genre, have difficult access to the traditional commercial circuits (European films, Asian films, films by independent production companies, etc.) and have not yet been released in Bilbao. For this selection, the Festival will present an AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM, to be granted according to the following rules:

 

  1. Competitors for this award will be (feature) films selected by the organization for screening at the Festival and complying with the characteristics of the
  2. The award, going to the maker of the film, will be honorary in nature and accompanied by a commemorative trophy.
  3. The award cannot be declared
  4. The task of choosing the best film will fall upon a Jury of experts designated by the Bilbao City Council Department of Culture and Education, at the suggestion of the Festival Management.
  5. The FANT Jury members will be no fewer than three and always odd in
  6. The Jury will have a secretary appointed by the Festival Management, who may participate in the deliberations but will have no right to
  7. The FANT Jury may establish its own internal rules in agreement with the Festival Man
  8. The decision of the Jury will be final and

2. AWARD OF THE BASQUE SCRIPTWRITTERS ASSOCIATION TO THE BEST SCREENPLAY IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION

The task of choosing the best script of a feature film in the official selection will fall upon a Jury of experts designated by the Basque Scriptwriters Association

3. AWARD OF THE CINECLUB FAS TO THE MOST INNOVATIVE DIRECTOR OF FILM IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION

The task of choosing the most innovative director of a feature film in the official selection will fall upon a Jury of members of CINECLUB FAS.

4. AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM IN FANTASY PANORAMA SECTION

The Festival FANTASY PANORAMA SECTION will consist of a selection of fantasy films with a clear independent inclination. The Festival gathers in this way one of the most important trends in the genre nowadays, in which boldness and independence blend in with fantasy genre standards.

It will consist of a selection of feature films which, just as the ones in Official Selection, due to their content or subject, can be considered as belonging to the fantasy genre, have difficult access to the traditional commercial circuits and have not yet been released in Bilbao. For this selection, the Festival will present an AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE FILM, to be granted according to the following rules:

  1. Competitors for this award will be (feature) films selected by the organization for screening at the Festival and complying with the characteristics of the
  2. The award, going to the maker of the film, will be honorary in nature and accompanied by a commemorative trophy.
  3. The award cannot be declared
  4. The task of choosing the best film Fantasy Panorama will fall upon a Jury of experts designated by the Bilbao City Council Department of Culture and Education, at the suggestion of the Festival Management.
  5. The FANT Jury members will be no fewer than three and always odd in
  6. The Jury will have a secretary appointed by the Festival Management, who may participate in the deliberations but will have no right to
  7. TheFantasy Panorama Jury may establish its own internal rules in agreement with the Festival Man
  8. The decision of the Jury will be final and

5. FANTROBIA AWARD

The FANTROBIA Award, honorary in nature, is bestowed by the organization upon a person or body to have recently constituted a rising value in the fantasy movie genre

6. SHORT FILM AWARDS

For the “FANT short” section, the Festival will present awards for the BEST FANTASY SHORTS. This section includes the following awards:

  • THE JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM IN OFFICIAL SELECTION FANT (International, Spanish or Basque)
  • THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM IN OFFICIAL SELECTION FANT (International, Spanish or Basque)
  • THE JURY AWARD FOR BEST BASQUE SHORT FILM IN OFFICIAL SELECTION FANT 2017
  • THE JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM IN FANTASY PANORAMA SECTION FANT 2017

The Festival’s “FANT short film” SECTION will showcase shorts selected by the organization and of a content or subject matter placing them within the fantasy genre. Films participating in this section must be no more than 30 minutes in length.

JURY PRIZES FOR BEST SHORT FILM AND THE BEST BASQUE SHORT FILM FANT 2017

THE JURY PRIZES FOR BEST SHORT FILM AND FOR BEST BASQUE SHORT FILM will abide by the following rules:

  1. Competitors for this award will be short films selected among those received in due time and proper form, considered to meet the characteristics of the section and which have therefore been selected for and screened as part of the Festival’s “FANT short” sectio
  2. The prize for the best short film will be 3,000 € and the prize for the best Basque short film will be 2,000 €. In both cases these amounts, where applicable, will be subject to the withholding tax resulting from the application of the current tax rules. Both awards will come with a commemorative trophy. The prize money will be divided, in equal parts, between the producers and the makers of the film. In the event of the producer and maker of the film being one and the same person, he or she will receive the total amount. The trophy will be given to the
  3. The awards cannot be declared void, or bestowed ex
  4. The task of choosing the best short films will fall upon a Jury of experts designated by the Bilbao City Council Department of Culture and Education, at the suggestion of the Festival Management.
  5. The FANT Jury members will be no fewer than three and always odd in
  6. The Jury will have a secretary appointed by the Festival Management, who may participate in the deliberations but will have no right to
  7. The FANT Jury may establish its own internal rules in agreement with the Festival Man
  8. The decision of the Jury will be final and

AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST FANT SHORT 2017

THE AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM IN OFFICIAL SECTION will abide by the Following rules:

  1. Competitors for this award will be short films selected among those received in due time and proper form, considered to meet the characteristics of the section and therefore selected for and screened as part of the Festival’s “FANT short” section.
  2. The award will carry 3,000 €,-this amount, where applicable, will be subject to the withholding tax resulting from the application of the current tax rules,- and a trophy to commemorate the occasion. The prize money will be divided, in equal parts, between the producer and maker of the film. In the event of the producer and maker of the film being one and the same person, he or she will receive the total amount. The trophy will go to the filmmaker.
  3. The award cannot be declared void.
  4. The best short will be chosen by members of the audience attending one or more “FANT short” film screenings.
  5. The people attending the session or sessions will choose which they consider to be the best short film within each session. The award will go to the short film to receive the highest number of audience votes (according to the weighted voting system used).
  6. Any unexpected issue will be solved by the organization and the decision will be final and binding.

JURY PRIZES FOR BEST SHORT FILM IN FANTASY PANORAMA SECTION FANT 2017

THE AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM IN FANTASY PANORAMA SECTION will abide by the following rules:

  1. Competitors for this award will be (feature) films selected by the organization for screening at the Festival and complying with the characteristics of the section.
  2. The award, going to the maker of the film, will be honorary in nature and accompanied by a commemorative trophy.
  3. The award cannot be declared void.
  4. The task of choosing the best short film Fantasy Panorama will fall upon a Jury of experts designated by the Bilbao City Council Department of Culture and Education, at the suggestion of the Festival Management.
  5. The FANT Jury members will be no fewer than three and always odd in number.
  6. The Jury will have a secretary appointed by the Festival Management, who may participate in the deliberations but will have no right to vote.
  7. The Fantasy Panorama Jury may establish its own internal rules in agreement with the Festival Management.
  8. The decision of the Jury will be final and binding.

 

7. AWARD FOR THE BEST FAKE TRAILERS

The organization also announces the 3rd FAKE TRAILERS CONTEST, which will include the following awards:

  • Grand Prize: endowed with 1,500 € and awarded by the Festival Jury.
  • Second Prize: endowed with 750 € and awarded by the

Both awards will abide by the following rules:

  1. In order to be selected, trailers must be sent to the Festival organization in due time and form, and they must be of fantasy or horror genre. The submitted proposal must be a trailer of a non-existent film, and in any case, of a film whose shooting will not begin before May 15th 2017.
  2. Every applicant can submit as many proposals as he/she likes (always separately) and each proposal can be individual or collective. In case of being a collective proposal, this must be clearly stated in the application and it must be detailed who would be the designated payee/ payees in case of the proposal being awarded a prize.
  3. Every proposal must be in trailer format. It is possible to develop it even in teaser format, but it must include film credits and title in an adequate and legible format. Maximum length will be 3 minutes, credits included.
  4. Technical Details of the submitted trailers: aspect FLAT or SCOPE; HD, 2K or 4K; format: H264.
  5. Due to legal reasons, proposals bound to copyright will not be eligible, except in the case of the author having created the copyright expressly for the project at hand.
  6. The fake trailers selected by the Programming Committee will be screened within FANT 2017. Once the screening finishes the audience will vote. The director and/or producing team of the most voted short film, will receive a 750 € prize. The Festival Jury will award the Grand Prize of 1,500 €. In both cases these amounts, where applicable, will be subject to the withholding tax resulting from the application of the current tax rules.
  7. Bilbao Fantasy Film Festival Organization declines any legal liability for the content of the submitted fake trailers.
  8. The author is the only one legally liable for the trailer and its content.
  9. In order to serve as a boosting platform for directors and their Works, a selection of the best trailers submitted will be broadcasted on a cable channel, sometime before the Festival screening and after, together with the winner trailers. Therefore, every fake trailer submitted to the contest will imply the acceptance of the rules and the release of the rights to be broadcasted.

REQUIREMENTS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION, “FANT SHORT” SECTION AND FAKE TRAILERS CONTEST

  1. To participate in the Official Selection, “FANT short” Section, and Fake Trailers Contest, companies or filmmakers must request registration of their films in these sections.
  2. Registrations must be made, filling in the form for that purpose, and specifying the country of origin, film/fake trailer synopsis, the director’s biography and filmography, the complete film dialogue and photographs. Texts must be presented in Basque, Spanish or English.
  3. To present films or fake trailers for consideration by the Festival Programming Committee, please complete the online questionnaire form (www.fantbilbao.net) and send the film through the Movibeta Festival website (www.festival.movibeta.com), or FestHome (www.festhome.com) The deadline for receiving viewing copies is 15 March 2017 at 23:59 h.
  4. Short films in the “FANT short” Section and/or fake trailers in Fake Trailers Contest Section can be screened in either Blue ray, DVD, DCP, Quicktime (.mov / .mkv).
  5. Feature films will be screened in either Blue ray, DCP, or Quicktime (.mov / .mkv) H264 files.
  6. Once the organization has selected, and notified, the films and fake trailers which will be screened in the Festival, the screening copies must be sent to the Festival postal address specified on FANT website. Each copy must bear a clearly visible label identifying them with the following details: title, format and length of time. Likewise the copies must be available for the organization before April 3rd. In case that a screening copy could not arrive on that date, for reasons beyond the organization control, the organization could replace the film/fake trailer with other one which guarantees to be available on April 3rd in order to undergo the relevant tests.
  7. FANT will not accept copies of films failing to meet minimum screening standards. The company or person lending the selected film or fake trailer must provide the Festival with advertising material: photographs, posters, press books, trailers, etc., in order that the Festival may appropriately promote the work. Where necessary, they must also provide appropriate material for subtitling. FANT reserves the right not to return these materials.
  8. Neither copies used for public screening in the formats indicated above nor copies used for pre-selection will be returned automatically. The director producer must request their return within the 6 months following the date on which the Festival comes to an end. The cost of doing so will be the responsibility of the interested party. If, after this time, no such request has been made, the Festival will proceed to dispose of the copies as it deems appropriate.
  9. The cost of transporting copies receive for the purposes of screening is the responsibility of the Festival, except in the case where a copy has to be sent to another Festival. In this case, the other Festival will pay for the cost of transport from our address to theirs.
  10. Should a copy suffer damage as a result of its screening at the Festival, the owner will inform the Festival within a period of one month from the date on which it is returned.
  11. The FANT organization will establish film/fake trailers screening dates and times. No film in any of the Festival sections will be screened more than 3 times, including the press screening, without prior consent from its owner.
  12. For the recording of film/fake trailers extracts for their use in television programs, FANT will obey FIAPF regulations for specialized competitive festivals.
  13. The Festival will ask the producers of the winning films/fake trailers for authorization to add a copy of their work to the Festival Archives. This copy will be used according to the contract for voluntary deposits in cinemateques established by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations.
  14. Having registered a film/fake trailers implies acceptance of the terms and conditions stipulated in these rules, the interpretation and application of which corresponds to Bilbao City Council Department of Culture and Education, in observance of that set down in the International Regulations.

PRIOR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PAYMENT OF CASH PRIZES

Winners of cash prizes, in order to receive the payment by Bilbao City Council, will previously submit:

  1. A “sworn statement” (following a supplied model), where it is confirmed not being involved in any of the banning to become a beneficiary foreseen in art 13 of Law 18/2003 of General Subsidies, or in art 24-2 of Law 4/2005 for men and women equality, and fulfilling every tax paying obligation demanded in arts 18 and 19 of Royal Decree 887/2006 from July 21st, where the Rules of Law 38/2003 of General Subsidies Act are passed.
  2. Those people who never received a payment from Bilbao City Council, and so, are not registered in the Creditors Record, must submit the “Creditors Form” (following the model supplied) and enclose any document that proves the ownership of the bank account.
  3. If the awarded person’s address for tax purposes is not in Spain, he/she will submit the following: “Tax residence certificate” issued by the competent authority in his/her country of residence.

APPLYING REGULATIONS 

In the cases not foreseen in these Rules, it will be applied the “General Regulatory Bylaw of the Rules for the awarding of subventions through call by Bilbao City Council and its public bodies and organizations”, passed on June 30th 2016 by Honourable City Council and published on the B.O.B. nº 138, of July 26th 2016.