Planet On - Festival Internacional de Cine Ambiental (IV)

Planet On - International Environmental Film Festival



Deadlines

04 Mar 2019
Call for entries

19 Jul 2019
Festival closed

05 Aug 2019
Notification date

12 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019

Address

-,  -, Bogota, Bogotá D.C., Colombia


Festival description
Short Films >5' 15'<
Feature Films >52' 90'<


Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Themes
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 February 2016
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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Festival start: 12 September 2019      Festival end: 15 September 2019

The Environmental Film Festival
Planet On has been developed since its first edition in 2013. The festival is a biennial
event that is hosted in Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, where the event has the main universities as venues as well as cinemas around the city, allowing the festival to bring together scientists, students, movie goers and environmental activists with environmental authorities and academics.

Planet On has become a renowned festival due to its specialty in environmental content, that has managed to unite the most representative figures from the film industry along with the very best scientists at both national and international levels, who have found in Planet On an alternative in which to exhibit their content and to debate their theories in regards to environmental challenges that we are facing now as human beings in the world and in Colombia.

The IV edition of the Environmental Film Festival Planet On 2019 is a non-competitive festival focused on environmental content. This year, the festival will incorporate a selection of national films through an open contest for any genre that accomplishes the requirements needed.

National feature film

Caracol Television will present a prize for the best feature film worth USD 4,000 in cash for the audiovisual piece selected by the jury.

*Only documentaries that are not longer than 62 minutes will be eligible for the award given by CARACOL TV*

Prize conditions

i. The USD 4,000 corresponds to the purchase of rights to the selected feature film. The license will last two (2) years for three (3) broadcasts on Caracol TV.
ii. The documentary must comply with the technical and content requirements determined by Caracol TV to be awarded the prize.
iii. The rights holder of the documentary will sign the contract directly with Caracol TV.
iv. The documentary must have musical rights, use of image among others.
v. The documentary will be presented in the Entre Ojos de Caracol TV program.
vi. The payment of the prize money will be made once the contract between the parties is signed.
vii. If the chosen winner does not meet the requirements expressed here and others that the prize grantor considers, the prize may be declared void.


National Short Film

TVCortos will present a prize money of 500 USD to the winners in the Amateur and Student categories, each one corresponding to 250 USD.

Prize conditions

I. The winner of each category must be the holder of the rights to receive the prize.
II. Each winner will be selected by a jury included Planet On and TVCortos representatives.
III. Winners will receive a distribution/broadcast offer from TVCortos. The winner is not obliged to accept the offer.
IV. The short films must hold the musical rights, use of image among others.
V. If the chosen winner does not meet the requirements expressed herein and others that the committee and jury consider, the prize may be declared void.

International Short Film

TVCortos will give 500 USD to the winner of the international Short Film.

I. The winner must be the holder of the rights to receive the prize.
II. Each winner will be selected by a jury included Planet On and TVCortos representatives.
III. Winners will receive a distribution/broadcast offer from TVCortos. The winner is not obliged to accept the offer.
IV. The short film must hold the musical rights, use of image among others.
V. If the chosen winner does not meet the requirements expressed herein and others that the committee and jury consider, the prize may be declared void.

CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION
info@planeton.co

REGULATIONS AND CALL FOR ENTRIES
IV INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL PLANET ON
September 12 - 15 | 2019


DESCRIPTION


Bogotá as a setting for the discussion of environmental issues, proposes a dialogue between filmmakers, science, industry and the public through the most outstanding cinematographic works for the fourth edition of Planet On.

The Festival considers creativity and free expression of artists, as fundamental elements to understand reality and the multiple environmental crises that we face as a species. That is why Planet On will have as conditions for the works participating in the different categories, relevance and both environmental and cinematographic quality.

The submissions will be open for Colombian feature films and national and international short films.

Call dates

Opening:
Monday, March 4, 2019

Closing:
Friday, June 14, 2019

Selected Ad:
Monday, August 5, 2019

All the sections enabled in this platform will receive projects until 24 hours, Colombian time, on Friday, June 14, 2019.

NOTE: Participation in the call does not imply acceptance of the works as part of the official selection or as winners of benefits and / or prizes, until they are chosen by the Planet On Curatorial Committee.


CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION
info@planeton.co

Description of the Selection Categories

Our Planet

Feature Films

The national selection of Planet On will be focused on documentaries with environmental content with a duration between 52 and maximum 62 minutes. The films must have been produced between the years 2016 to 2019 and must have been completed before February 2019.

The audiovisual pieces must be made by Colombian directors / producers, recorded in Colombia or other countries.

Short Films
 
The selection of short films will be open for works produced between 2016 and 2019 with a duration of 5 and maximum 10 minutes; which should have as main theme the environment, exposed in a free narrative.

The selection will consist of 10 to 20 short films made by Colombian directors and / or producers, filmed in Colombia or other countries.

The short films may participate in the following categories:
 
1. University Students: this category aims to stimulate and promote new proposals of undergraduate students who are studying in cinematography, creative industries or visual arts; who will be able to contribute new points of view to the open discussion on environmental issues.

To participate in this category it is necessary that the shorts have between 5 and maximum 10 minutes long. The works must address a particular environmental issue, either exposing the problem or proposing solutions to any of the problems.
In this category, undergraduate students of any program related to visual arts and cinematography can participate. Students must be linked to a Colombian university.

The expected products must meet the minimum quality according to the technical and visual aspects of composition such as: production, postproduction and sound. The curator committee will analyze aspects such as lighting and color. Overexposed products will not be admitted.
 
2. Amateur: this category seeks to provide opportunities to those who do not have the professional or technical knowledge of film production, but who from a digital perspective are able to represent and create narratives in relation to environmental issues.

The main purpose is to open spaces for biologists, ecologists, scientists and others to consider the visual arts as an expression to publicize a particular problem or to bring the public closer to the natural world.

Due to the possible lack of experience of the contestants, the requirements will be more flexible in terms of the categories mentioned above. In this sense, it will be the narrative and the concept of the short film that will have greater relevance in comparison with the technical aspects such as sound and aesthetics.

Future Planet

Short Films

The selection of short films that will be part of this section will be open for international short films of a maximum duration of 15 minutes, which should have as main theme the environment, exposed in a free narrative.

The selection will be composed of 10 to 20 short films, of which between 5 and 10 will be international. The curator committee of the fourth edition of Planet On will have two curators who must choose works that satisfactorily meet the technical and creative requirements such as: importance, duration, originality, budget and CO2 emissions certificate*.

*The latter is not mandatory to participate.

Curated Criteria

The Planet On International Film Festival will include different film genres in which the environment is the central content in any of the pieces submitted through the website www.festhome.com

The following genres will be accepted through the application:

Feature film
● Documentary (author, essay, experimental, ethnographic)

Short film
● Documentary (author, essay, experimental, ethnographic)
● Animation
● Drama
● Comedy
● Science Fiction
● Experimental

The curator of the fourth edition of Planet On will have two curators who must choose between 1 and 5 feature films and between 10 and 20 short films that satisfactorily meet the technical and creative requirements such as: importance, duration, originality, budget and certificate of CO2 emissions*, among others.

*This certificate is not mandatory to participate in the call.

THE FESTIVAL, BASES, LEGALITIES

A call is a contract by association and whoever signs a movie in any of the sections proposed by Planet On on this platform, signs that contract in the terms published here.

It is assumed that the contract is a law for the parties, in accordance with article 1602 and S.S. of the Colombian Civil Code, so that when you register your film, you are bound by the conditions established in this call and those laid down by the regulatory regulations of the film activity Law 397 of 1997, Law 814 of 2003, Decree 1080 of 2015 and Resolution 1021 of 2016.

The Planet On International Environmental Film Festival reserves the right to make modifications, additions, deletions or any adjustment to the initial conditions agreed in this call, hence, such adjustments may not be subject to subsequent claim by third parties, by virtue of the norms of the Colombian Civil Code and of the special ones that regulate the cinematographic activity in the Colombian territory.


GENERAL CONDITIONS

i. All works without exception must be subject to the following general rules:

ii. Comply with the condition of being feature films or short films, fiction, documentary, comedy or animation as required in the call.

iii. Submit to the curatorial committee consider them or not feature film or short film, fiction, documentary, animation or experimental as required in the call to which it applies, and the considerations that the committee finds relevant, to which the participant must avail.

iv. Submit to all decisions that the committee takes, whether they are to include feature films or short films, fiction, documentary, animation or experimental in the section that the committee decides to locate or not include in any section of the IV edition of Planet On, this, taking into account the faculty of the committee to redefine the category in which it must participate.

v. The sections will not be competitive.

vi. All films or audiovisual pieces must have a copy of projection DCP, Apple pro res 444, h264 or Bluray.

vii. Only films or audiovisual pieces produced and / or released worldwide between 2016 and 2019 will be considered.

viii. The cultural nationality of the films or audiovisual pieces will be decided by the committee according to the criteria considered relevant.

ix. The decisions made by the curatorial committee to include, exclude, reclassify, program in several sections or not include in any of them, will be unappealable.

x. The committee is a group of moviegoers and experts who share criteria with the general direction and are in charge of visualizing and deliberating about which films or audiovisual pieces will be part of the programming or not.

xi. Language and subtitling: films not spoken in Spanish should have subtitles or transcriptions of dialogues in Spanish and English (SRT format).

xii. All films or audiovisual pieces must be registered through Festhome (www.festhome.com).

xiii. The programming team of the IV Edition of the International Environmental Film Festival Planet On, will be in charge of communicating the decision of the curatorial committee about the films or audiovisual pieces that have registered in the Festhome platform, to be part of the different sections.

xiv. If the call is closed, the committee considers that the registered titles do not meet their expectations, may invite with total freedom and according to their criteria films or audiovisual pieces to be part of the different sections and special programs even if they have not been registered through the Festhome platform.

xv. In exceptional cases, given the relevance or relevance of the films, the committee may invite titles made prior to 2016 and 2019, in the screenings that consider it.

SPECIFIC CONDITIONS

In all the sections proposed in this platform, for Planet On 2019, all feature films or short films can be made from real images or any form of animation and will have absolute freedom in terms of looks and forms, as long as it has an environmental focus.


CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION

info@planeton.co


  

 
  

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