FESTIVAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Star Film Fest – Festival Terms and Conditions
1st Article / General Settings
Star Film Fest is an international film festival which takes place from 29th of August to 31st of August 2019.
The main goal of the festival is to bring film industry closer to viewers and academic audience through film production, while at the same time creating a place where film enthusiasts will exchange creative ideas for future projects.
2nd Article / Programme
The festival programme consists of two categories:
- competition program
- official program (special thematic program)
3rd Article / Submission conditions
For the competition part of the programme, applications may be submitted by directors, producers and national film organizations with rights to represent films.
The applicant must be at least 18 and not over 35 years old.
(If the applicant is over 35 but the movie was made before he turnded 35 he/she has the rights to submit the movie)
One can submit a film in: industrial, documentary, featured, animated or experimental category. Films cannot be older than 2017.
Submission opening: 1st of Febuary 2019.
Submission deadline: 15th of May 2019.
The organiser holds the right of calling films outside the above-mentioned deadline.
The films are to be submitted online, on the festival web-page (link) or in a DVD form.
The submission is free.
All submitted films must have English or Croatian subtitles.
The director or the person authorized for submitting the film commits not to withdraw the film from the Festival after the official programme has been announced, which is usually up to 35 days before the beginning of the festival.
By signing the application one accepts the Star Film Fest Terms and Conditions.
If the film receives an award at the Star Film Fest, the director, producer and distributor of the film commit to mention the award in the official and promotional material, and in the distribution of the film.
4th Article / Sending films
The films should be sent to the following address:
Star Film Fest
Cinema Club Sisak
44 000 Sisak
“No commercial value” should be clearly stated on the package.
The cost of sending the package is to be paid by the sender.
If the package is being sent by special delivery, the sender must clearly state on the package that he will cover all the delivery costs and import fees.
Star Film Fest is responsible for the storage and insuring of film copies only for the time from receiving the package to the moment when it is projected.
5th Article / Selection and projection
The number of films selected for projection in the certain programme depends on the length of films. Each of the selected films will be shown two times during the festival at most. The film duration cannot be longer than 25 minutes!
All audiovisual recordings of submitted films (screeners) are to stay in the Star Film Fest archive for documentary, educational and cultural purposes. For easier storage, films may be documented in a digital database.
For the purpose of promotion of rewarded films, Festival holds the right of projecting those films for Cinema Club Sisak purposes in Croatia, without any reimbursement, but with notifying the rights holder.
6th Article / Awards
Official awards at the Star Film Fest are:
GENERAL SPONSOR NAME – for the best industrial film
STAR – for the best documentary film
STAR – for the best featured film
STAR – for the best experimental film
STAR – for the best animated film
SPECIAL STAR – for audience choice
SPECIAL STAR – for best regional film (Balkan region)
SPECIAL STAR – for best edit
SPECIAL STAR – for best picture (camera)
The official awards consist of a statue, certificate and sponsorship gifts.
Special awards may be given from the Festival, professional organisations, non-governmental organisations, media etc.
7th Article / Jury
In the evaluation of the films, the jury is guided by its own criteria and follows the Jury Rules and Star Film Fest Terms and Conditions.
The audience award winner is selected based on the average rating that the audience given after each projection.
8th Article / Press materials and packages
Along with the application form, one should attach the following materials:
- short synopsis of the film in English or Croatian
- at least 3 photographs from the film (quality suitable for printing/ press)
- biography and filmography of the film director specifying the year of birth (in order to quality for best film category award)
- promotional material (press packages, posters etc.)
By signing the application form, the Festival is authorized to use and publish all the mentioned material in the festival catalogue, on the internet and for press purposes.
The Festival is also authorized that it can publish a trailer or an insert from a film in the maximum duration of 3 minutes for promotion purposes.
Selection materials are not to be returned to the sender.
The Festival holds the right to reject a film copy of bad technical quality that might cause problems while being projected.
By signing the application form, the director or producer accepts Star Film Fest Terms and Conditions and guarantee for the accuracy of information stated in the form.
9th Article / Accommodation and accreditation
If possible, the organiser can invite the director or film representative and cover his travel and/or accommodation expenses.
The authors of all the films are invited to take part at the Festival. If they apply on time (one month before the beginning of the Festival), the Festival will ensure them all necessary accreditations, same as the promotion of their films, subject to the available resources.
10th Article / Organiser
The organiser of Star Film Fest is Cinema Club Sisak, non-governmental and non-profitable organisation.
Cinema club Sisak
Tel: +385 99 591 5656
11th Article / Final provisions
This Terms and Conditions are written in Croatian and English languages. It is accepted by all festival participants. In the case of vagueness of the text, the interpretation basis is the Croatian version. Items not covered by the Terms and Conditions will be considered directly by the organisers according to the Organiser Statute. In the case of controversy, for all questions the jurisdiction lies with the court in Sisak. The Festival directors hold the discretion right to a decision and dealing with cases that are not stated in this Terms and Conditions.