Festival Internacional de Documentales de Santiago, FIDOCS (23)

FIDOCS International Documentary Film festival



Deadlines

13 Sep 2019
Call for entries

07 Oct 2019
Festival closed

11 Nov 2019
Notification date

01 Dec 2019
08 Dec 2019

Address

Brown Norte 40 dpto 1303,  7790569, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile


Festival description
Feature film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 01 December 2019      Festival end: 08 December 2019


DESCRIPTION

The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) is the main broadcasting, diffusion and competition event for documentary cinema in Chile and Latin America.

Focused on the promotion of dialogue and reflection, as well as in training audiences towards the appreciation of documentary film in a context of permanent transformation, FIDOCS seeks to explore the multiple paths available in documentary making as well as in the drifts proper to nonfiction works. In its program, FIDOCS incorporates the works of both experienced and emerging directors in order to address the question of “THE REAL”, and in doing so, it considers the various dimensions, disciplinary frontiers, and tensions that the question “what is real?”, as well as the documentary genre itself, has to offer us.

Throughout its history, FIDOCS has positioned itself as one of the most distinguished documentary film festivals in Latin America, standing as a privileged platform to screen contemporary cinema and to promote critical thinking. Year by year, under its selective curatorial approach, FIDOCS no only calls for important exponents of national and international audiovisual sectors to exhibit their work in Santiago, but also, in using this city as a film hub, it calls on such exponents to question, interpret, and re-write the status of contemporary documentary film practice today.

For the promotion, positioning, and exhibition of Chilean and International films, FIDOCS displays two main competitions. These sections include: International Feature Film Competition and Chilean Feature Film Competition.

The festival also includes important training and extension activities, such as: Escuela FIDOCS, where the most prominent film school students from Santiago receive private exhibition classes from the main festival’s international guests; Master Classes open to the public; FIDOCS editions, among others. Moreover, given its interdisciplinary scope, FIDOCS also seeks to accompany the screening of documentaries with other artistic interventions, such as installation works, exhibitions, performances, or theater plays, all of which are in constant dialogue with the notion of documentary itself by their own expressive means.

: ABOUT THE AWARDS

The jury of the NATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILMS will award the following prices:

• A price for BEST NATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILM of USD $ 1500.

Exceptionally, the jury will be able to deliver a maximum of two honorable mentions for works that have been explicitly distinguished in specific achievements (editing, director of photography, directing, etc). The jury has no obligation to give a mention.

The jury of the INTERNATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILMS will award the following prices:

• A price for BEST INTERNATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILM of USD $ 1500.

Exceptionally, the jury will be able to deliver a maximum of two honorable mentions for works that have been explicitly distinguished in specific achievements (editing, director of photography, directing, etc). The jury has no obligation to give a mention.

It is not possible not to declare a winner in any of these competitions.

Additionally FIDOCS contemplates two parallel awards.

- MONSIEUR GUILLAUME YOUTH JURY AWARD: Recognition granted by a jury composed of film students from different schools, who have jointly awarded a film among both competitions (national and international).

- HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD: Awarded by a jury appointed by the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH), who have jointly awarded a film among both competitions (national and international).

The winning films will be announced in Final Award Ceremony towards the end of the festival. The filmmakers who have received a prize or an acknowledgment agree to mention this distinction in press material using the Festival logo. This applies to both the film distribution in theaters and digital distribution.

23 ° INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL OF SANTIAGO - FIDOCS 2019

The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) calls on all national and foreign directors to participate in its upcoming version to be held from December the 1st to December the 8th, 2019.

ARTICLE 1: APPLICATION

Applicant films must meet the following criteria:

FEATURE FILMS: Foreign and Chilean feature documentary films must have a minimum running time of 40 minutes.

FILE FORMAT FOR EXHIBITION: All films must be available for display in at least one of the following formats: Film (35mm), BluRay, DCP, Digital Archive (Apple ProRes).

PRODUCTION DATE: For all competitions at FIDOCS, only films completed from 1 January 2018 onwards will be eligible to participate. Works made prior to this date will not be accepted.

PREMIERE POLICY: The festival will prioritize World, Latin American and Chilean premieres. The films that have been exhibited previously in a Chilean Film Festival, or have been commercially exhibited in Chile, will not be accepted, except in those cases that the Selection Committee believes otherwise.

LANGUAGE: All films must be written, narrated or subtitled in Spanish. If the film is not in English, English subtitles should be made available as well.


ARTICLE 2: ABOUT THE COMPETITION CATEGORIES

FIDOCS has two NON FICTION COMPETITIONS:

a) NATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILMS: Chilean films with a minimum running time of 40 minutes.

b) INTERNATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILMS: Films from all over the world, foreigners and Chileans, with a minimum running time of 40 minutes.

c) The Festival Selection Committee reserves the result of creating other parallel competitive sections.

THE SELECTED FILMS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPETITION THAT THE SELECTION COMMITTEE CONSIDERS APPROPRIATE.


ARTICLE 3: INSCRIPTION SHEET

The producer, director, or anyone who holds the film’s exhibition rights should be the one making the application.

In completing the Registration Form, the applicant declares:

• It is well understood from the REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS that the film in question fits fully with the regulatory dispositions of the category it applies.

• The producers holds the exhibit rights, and grants FIDOCS the authorization to exhibit the film if selected to compete.

• It authorizes the festival to use press materials, such as photographs and trailers, for promotion and broadcasting in case it is selected to compete.

• The producer declares to own the film exhibition’s rights and therefore authorizes the CULDOC Corporation and FIDOCS to exhibit the film in the framework described above, regardless of any liability or conflict involving third parties.


ARTICLE 4: APPLICATION DEADLINES

The final reception date of any application is FRIDAY OCTOBER the 4TH. To this date, the applicant must have filled in the registration form and sent an available digital copy of the film via FESTHOME platform.


ARTICLE 5: ABOUT THE SELECTION

Concerning the selection of the film in the festival’s different categories:

The applicants films will be preselected and selected by the FIDOCS Programming Team.

During this process, the Programming Team will decide in which competitive sections the selected films will participate.

The festival will notify selected works during the last week of October and will publish on its website (http://www.fidocs.cl) the list of selected films for FIDOCS’s different categories on November 8th, 2019

The decision of the programming team is unappealable.



ARTICLE 6: ABOUT THE MATERIALS

On 11 November, 2019, at the latest, the applicants of the selected works will have the obligation to send to FIDOCS (via digital copy, if applicable) the following materials:

• Copy of the film in 35MM, BluRay, DCP or Apple ProRes. It will not be accepted MiniDV nor DVD display formats.

• A trailer and / or audiovisual synopsis of the film for promotional purposes, which may be uploaded to the festival website and / or broadcast on TV, within the framework of programs and spots of the Festival.

• Catalog materials: Synopsis, biography and filmography of the director; a photo of the director; four high-resolution film stills; a digital poster, along with a full list of technical and artistic credits.

The required materials should be sent as soon as possible once the film has been selected at the Festival in accordance to the deadlines established above. The editorial decisions of the catalog are in charge of the Festival.


ARTICLE 7: EXHIBITION RIGHTS

The registration supposes the acceptance of the regulations and requirements, and the authorization to exhibit the selected work at FIDOCS 2019. Once the film is inscribed, it cannot be withdrawn from the application process. Once selected, the film cannot be removed from the festival program.

FIDOCS ARCHIVE: All films selected will be available in DVD format and / or digital archive on a hard disk, to be part of the “FIDOCS Archive”, which will be available for consultation only on the basis of educational or research purposes, at the Cineteca Nacional facilities (please note that public exhibitions of these films are not contemplated. FIDOCS Archive is only for consultation.)

THE BEST OF FIDOCS: The holder of the selected films authorizes CULDOC / FIDOCS to hold 5 free exhibitions in the framework of the "THE BEST OF FIDOCS" to be held after the closing of the event, both inside and outside of Chile. The film rights are freely given to FIDOCS for the exhibition of the film, only for cultural extension purposes, as to emphasize the circulation of works outside of Santiago city.

The acceptance of the regulations and requirements implies the acceptance of these clauses.


ARTICLE 8: ABOUT THE JURY

The Festival Organization will select two jury committees, one for each official competition, according to the following conditions:

The jury committees will be made up of a minimum of three members, all of them with prestige and recognition in their work areas, both national and international.

People who have interests in the production and / or exploitation of films in competition will not be part of the respective juries.

The votes of the jury will be secret and the decisions will be taken in a simple majority. The members of the jury oath not to publicly express their opinions regarding the films before the announcement of the official results are released.

Any conflict (organizational or operational) not foreseen in the present regulation will be resolved by the Festival Committee. In case of absence or inability of any member of the jury, the Festival Committee will look for an adequate replacement. If the jury member in question cannot be replaced, then the festival’s director will take her/his place.

The decision of the jury is unappealable.


ARTICLE 9: ABOUT THE AWARDS

The jury of the NATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILMS will award the following prices:

• A price for BEST NATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILM of USD $ 1500.

Exceptionally, the jury will be able to deliver a maximum of two honorable mentions for works that have been explicitly distinguished in specific achievements (editing, director of photography, directing, etc). The jury has no obligation to give a mention.

The jury of the INTERNATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILMS will award the following prices:

• A price for BEST INTERNATIONAL NON FICTION FEATURE FILM of USD $ 1500.

Exceptionally, the jury will be able to deliver a maximum of two honorable mentions for works that have been explicitly distinguished in specific achievements (editing, director of photography, directing, etc). The jury has no obligation to give a mention.

It is not possible not to declare a winner in any of these competitions.

Additionally FIDOCS contemplates two parallel awards.

- MONSIEUR GUILLAUME YOUTH JURY AWARD: Recognition granted by a jury composed of film students from different schools, who have jointly awarded a film among both competitions (national and international).

- HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD: Awarded by a jury appointed by the National Institute of Human Rights (INDH), who have jointly awarded a film among both competitions (national and international).

The winning films will be announced in Final Award Ceremony towards the end of the festival. The filmmakers who have received a prize or an acknowledgment agree to mention this distinction in press material using the Festival logo. This applies to both the film distribution in theaters and digital distribution.


ARTICLE 10: REGULATIONS ACCEPTANCE

The registration of a film in the competitive section of the Festival indicates the whole acceptance of this regulation. Any issue covered in this regulation and its interpretation will be resolved, without any subjection to appeal, by the The Festival Committee only.

FIDOCS reserves the right to make the decisions it deems appropriate for those cases not foreseen in the bases stipulated above.


ARTICLE 11: RETURN OF THE COPIES

Copies of the selected films may be withdrawn from the Festival workshops by the applicants in a 30-day period after the closing of the festival. We do not accept complaints after this period.

For more information contact us via email on: programacion@fidocs.cl or on our social networks @fidocs on Twitter and Facebook






  

 
  

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