Construir Cine - Festival Internacional de Cine sobre el Trabajo (7)

CONSTRUIR CINE (Labor film Festival)



Deadlines

20 Sep 2019
Call for entries

01 May 2020
Festival closed

31 May 2020
Notification date

07 May 2020
13 May 2020

Address

Virrey Cevallos 520,  C1067AAL, Ciudad de Buenos AIres, Ciudad de Buenos AIres, Argentina


Festival description
Labor films
Short film festival
Feature film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 07 May 2020      Festival end: 13 May 2020

Construir Cine is the only International Labor Film Festival in Argentina. Its next edition shall take place in Buenos Aires, from May 7 to 13, 2020.
Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support new filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues among a wide and diverse public.

The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world and social issues affecting their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the community to which they belong.

Construir Cine is an event organized by CONSTRUIR TV—UOCRA Foundation for the Education of Construction Workers’ TV channel, —hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform CINE.AR, and sponsored by UOCRA CULTURA and Construyendo Arte. This festival is part of the Global Labor Film Festival, an organization that brings together labor film festivals from around the world.

Both TV channel CONSTRUIR TV and “CONSTRUIR CINE” festival are part of a groundbreaking proposal aimed at offering quality entertainment plus social consciousness. A sensitive and insightful view of the world of work and labor.

Section VII: Judges, Selection Process, and Awards

(i) JUDGES:
The Panel of Judges for each of the competitions shall comprise, at least, 3 (three) personalities of outstanding achievements in the TV and film industries, or distinguished experts in the festival’s theme. All the enrollment, pre-selection and winner selection shall be overseen by Construir Cine or the competition sponsors.
(ii) SELECTION PROCESS:
Winner selection shall be divided in two rounds: 1) pre-selection, and 2) winner selection.
(iii) AWARDS IN EVERY COMPETITION:
One winner shall be chosen for each competition.
The judges shall select the works to be awarded a prize based on two criteria: CONTENT and MAKING.
Content: the focus shall be on the films describing an experience, a situation or reality referred to the world of work/labor, and on the story emphasizing the appreciation of the culture of work in all its dimensions. On this edition, the “Climate Change” theme shall be prioritized.
Making: the focus shall be on the participants having used the most appropriate narrative and technical resources to tell the story.
The judges’ decision shall be final and not open for appeal.
(iv) PRIZES
MONETARY AWARD. The winning short and feature films in their category with the FIRST PLACE shall receive an economic incentive which shall be announced by the ORGANIZER in due time.
The money prize and the coordination of the payment shall be informed via email to the winner at the mailbox stated at the time of enrollment. The Festival and its organizers shall not be responsible for the non-receipt of the communication to the declared mailbox.
The economic incentive shall only be effected in the legal currency of the country, that is, in Argentine Pesos, converted into the currency of the receiving bank account following the provisions of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.
STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES “CONSTRUIR CINE”: The winning films in each competition shall be awarded (one for each competition) a “CONSTRUIR CINE: International Labor Film Festival” statuette.
CINE.AR AWARD: The pre-selected Argentine short films shall participate for the CINE.AR AWARD. The winner, unique for both fiction and documentary, shall receive an incentive monetary prize which consists of the acquisition of rights for broadcast on CINE.AR TV and CINE.AR PLAY. The amount shall be announced by the authorities of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of the Argentine Republic (INCAA) in due time.
EXHIBITION WINDOWS: The winning short films and the special mentions—if any—shall be part of CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV programming. The schedule and broadcasting shall be determined by the respective channels’ authorities.
During the Festival’s Awards Gala, the winners shall be announced and the statuettes shall be handed over. Those winners who are unable to attend shall be able to personally collect them at Construir TV’s offices in Virrey Cevallos 520 PB - CABA, after day and hour coordination.
In case that the winners reside abroad, the statuette shall be sent, at the request of the winner, to the address they have declared at the time of enrollment at their expense. The Festival shall not be responsible for the expenses required to send the statuettes but shall coordinate their delivery.
Construir Cine and its sponsors reserve the right to organize an attending event. In this case, the winners shall be informed with sufficient time in advance, and the details of the event shall be coordinated with each of them individually.
Only 1 (one) statuette shall be awarded for each film, whatever the number of persons involved in its making or notwithstanding the fact that the film has been co-produced by two (2) or more natural or legal persons.
The statuette inscription plate shall only contain the following information: film title, category and place obtained, competition name. No names of natural persons shall be included, whatever their participation in the film.

CONSTRUIR CINE: INTERNATIONAL LABOR FILM FESTIVAL
2020 EDITION - OFFICIAL COMPETITIONS
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Construir Cine is the only International Labor Film Festival in Argentina. Its next edition shall take place in Buenos Aires, from May 7 to 13, 2020.
Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support new filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues among a wide and diverse public.

The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world and social issues affecting their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the community to which they belong.

Construir Cine is an event organized by CONSTRUIR TV—UOCRA Foundation for the Education of Construction Workers’ TV channel, —hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform CINE.AR, and sponsored by UOCRA CULTURA and Construyendo Arte. This festival is part of the Global Labor Film Festival, an organization that brings together labor film festivals from around the world.

Both TV channel CONSTRUIR TV and “CONSTRUIR CINE” festival are part of a groundbreaking proposal aimed at offering quality entertainment plus social consciousness. A sensitive and insightful view of the world of work and labor.
Section I. Objective, Categories, and Thematic Focus
Objective:
Construir TV organizes the Seventh Edition of “Construir Cine: International Labor Film Festival,” whose main purpose is to promote creativity and support the independent making of audiovisual arts dealing with the world of work and workers, as well as to provide these films exhibition and diffusion means.
Categories:
Within the framework of the 2020 Edition, 5 (five) Official Competitions shall be launched:
1)International Fiction Feature Film Competition: Feature films of a duration equal to or greater than 45 minutes in any country of origin.
2)International Documentary Feature Film Competition: Documentary films of a duration equal to or greater than 45 minutes in any country of origin.
3)National Feature Films Competition: Documentaries or fiction films whose director is of Argentine nationality and have been filmed entirely in Argentina, of a duration equal to or greater than 45 minutes.
4)International Fiction Short Film Competition: Short fiction of up to 26 minutes in any country of origin.
5)International Documentary Short Film Competition: Short documentaries of up to 26 minutes of duration in any country of origin.

THEMATIC FOCUS: CLIMATE CHANGE
The dreadful consequences of climate change demand rapid, large-scale, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society. Reports conclude that human influence is extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of observed warming from the mid-20th century to this day.
Last summer Europe suffered the effects of the hottest July on the continent since records began. Forest fires broke out in the Arctic and the Amazon; smoke-filled air expanded out of control. Significant human impacts include the threat to food security from declining harvests and habitat loss due to flooding.
Climate change is the defining issue of our time, and now is the time to do something about it. It is high time to face the climate crisis, and this shall require an unprecedented effort from all sectors of society.
For all these reasons, in this edition the Festival shall focus on the “Climate Change” theme; therefore, those registered works that specifically tackle this topic from any angle shall be prioritized at the time of selection, though all socio-labor issues shall be considered in all competitions.
By way of example and in a simple and non-exhaustive manner, we mention the following issues: plastics, waste treatment, gas emissions, greenhouse effect, oceans, garbage treatment, agro-toxics, heat waves, agroforestry, thawing, air pollution, sustainable construction, clean energy, green jobs, among others.
Because we cannot ignore the need to act now; because there are many things we can do; and because doing nothing is not an option, we invite audiovisual producers from all over the world to join us by registering their works on this subject, to generate a positive impact and raise awareness in the world, through art, about the need to ensure a more sustainable and equitable society.
Section II. Eligibility of the Works Submitted
(i) As to content, the works to be submitted must tell stories related to the world of work and workers. Under this thematic area, the festival is looking for stories of courage, progress, fellowship; simple or grandiloquent stories that strike a chord with viewers, or educate and report on situations that should be open to social discussion. Within the wide scope of the topic, by way of example, please find below the four main themes on which Construir TV and Construir Cine programme are based on.
People: Life stories in which the main characters are the workers themselves, their realities and dreams through intimate stories that expose the contribution of each individual in the realization of a work or project and the construction of society.
Education: Training makes people more competent and competitive, and improves workers’ life quality. Education-based entertainment. Innovative formats that rely on education as a fundamental part of individual progress and society as a whole.
Industry: Industry is the meeting place for technological and human resources. In this area, the role of entrepreneurship, business activity, scientific and technological advances, state participation, the role of trade unions, and human capital are evident — the development of industry as a way towards the future of work.
Social dimension: We believe that the social dimension is the basis upon which better societies are to be built. Issues such as: solidarity, ecological awareness, sustainability and care of the planet in which we live, fundamental rights in the workplace, gender equality, inclusion, child labor, forced labor, migrant labor, disability and work, and social protection, among others, are all valid topics to apply for the competition.
Those works not dealing with the work/labor topic as described above shall not be included in the competition.
(ii) The works submitted to the competition may not be premieres.
(iii) At the time of pre-selection of the works, these shall comply with all the technical requirements stated in Section VI: Submission of Works, subsection (ii).
(iv) Works shall be accepted in any language, provided they have Spanish subtitles. As to language treatment, please refer to Section VI: Submission of Works.
(v) Only works made as from January 1, 2018, shall be admitted.
(vi) No work shall be accepted if it offends the integrity of persons, institutions, or ethnic groups; which in any way discriminates or violates any ethic code or social convention; which contains scenes portraying sexual acts or explicit violence; or which violates in any way the good social manners or good moral behavior in general.
(vii) Enrollment in the International Short Film Competition categories, both fiction and documentary, implies the acceptance of the fact that the works submitted, in case of being pre-selected, shall be broadcasted on Construir TV and CINE.AR TV channels through any free or public TV system, Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT), Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) and Televisión Satelital (TVS), and also through INCAA’s on-demand platform CINE.AR PLAY, both in the Argentine territory and abroad.
Enrolled short films acknowledge that they may be included by Construir Cine in audiovisual collectives, audiovisual organizations and civil society organizations related to the themes of the Festival, both national and international, for their participation in open selections governed by said groups.
The prerogatives mentioned above do not apply to any of the Sections included in the Feature Films category.
Section III. Participants:
2.1 Participants eligible to take part in any of the 5 Official Competitions may be natural persons (students of tertiary or university courses, as well as independent filmmakers), or juridical persons.
2.2Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Section IV. Dates:

Call for entries: 9/15/2019
Deadline: 01/31/2020
Announcement of pre-selections: 03/15/2020
Announcement of winners: Closing Gala May 2020

Construir Cine reserves the right to re-categorize the films submitted.
In all cases, submission deadline shall be due on the 00:00 hour, Argentine time, of the closing day.
Section V. Enrollment.
Enrollment is free for feature and short films made by Argentine directors. The other registrations shall be charged an administrative fee of USD 2 (two US dollars) for short films and USD 4 (four US dollars) for feature films.
Multiple submissions by a sole participant shall be accepted as long as each submission is made individually for each film submitted.
Enrollment steps:
1) Participants must fill in the online submission form exclusively through www.festhome.com platform.
2) Participants must send the audiovisual material following the instructions described in Section VI: Submission of Works.
No other type of registration shall be accepted. There you shall be able to complete the registration form with all your personal data and full technical detail of the work which must necessarily include: link for visualization of the work, title, genre, category, duration, synopsis of up to 200 words and other technical data that appear in the form.
Construir Cine shall not be held responsible or liable for the mistakes or loss in the submission or reception of the information sent by the participants.
The participant knows and accepts that registering and sending the audiovisual material as detailed in points 1 and 2 implies full acceptance of the purpose, rules and conditions of the competition, as well as any modifications that may be made by the Organizer, as well as the decisions that may be taken on any matter not provided for in these rules and conditions.
Failure to comply or lack of compliance with the requirements stipulated in these rules shall void participation. Therefore, works that do not contain any of the data or full requirements detailed here shall be excluded from this call.
Section VI. Submission of Works.
(i)Enrollment:
Works whose original language is not Spanish must provide Spanish subtitles or dubbing.
Only at this stage works whose original language is English or with English subtitles/dubbing shall be accepted. If the material is pre-selected, the Spanish subtitling or dubbing shall be mandatory. The participants may write an electronic mail to info@construircine.comin case of any doubts.
(ii)Pre-Selection:
The authors of the pre-selected films must send:
1) A link with two high-quality pictures from the film, plus a picture of the director.
2) A screening link with the following features:

a) Codec: H264
b) Container: mov or mp4
c) Bitrate: at least 20 Mbit/s (Constant or superior)
d) Format: FULL HD 1080 50i; 1080 25p; 1080 60i; 1080 30p
e) AUDIO STEREO CHANNEL 2: 1 & 2 Stereo Full MIX
F) Spanish-speaking films must be sent without subtitles. Spanish subtitling or dubbing is mandatory for works in languages other than Spanish.

Works must be submitted clean, without charts or time codes, or any screen plate stating sponsors, supports, prizes received or the like.

Section VII: Judges, Selection Process, and Awards

(i) JUDGES:
The Panel of Judges for each of the competitions shall comprise, at least, 3 (three) personalities of outstanding achievements in the TV and film industries, or distinguished experts in the festival’s theme. All the enrollment, pre-selection and winner selection shall be overseen by Construir Cine or the competition sponsors.
(ii) SELECTION PROCESS:
Winner selection shall be divided in two rounds: 1) pre-selection, and 2) winner selection.
(iii) AWARDS IN EVERY COMPETITION:
One winner shall be chosen for each competition.
The judges shall select the works to be awarded a prize based on two criteria: CONTENT and MAKING.
Content: the focus shall be on the films describing an experience, a situation or reality referred to the world of work/labor, and on the story emphasizing the appreciation of the culture of work in all its dimensions. On this edition, the “Climate Change” theme shall be prioritized.
Making: the focus shall be on the participants having used the most appropriate narrative and technical resources to tell the story.
The judges’ decision shall be final and not open for appeal.
(iv) PRIZES
MONETARY AWARD. The winning short and feature films in their category with the FIRST PLACE shall receive an economic incentive which shall be announced by the ORGANIZER in due time.
The money prize and the coordination of the payment shall be informed via email to the winner at the mailbox stated at the time of enrollment. The Festival and its organizers shall not be responsible for the non-receipt of the communication to the declared mailbox.
The economic incentive shall only be effected in the legal currency of the country, that is, in Argentine Pesos, converted into the currency of the receiving bank account following the provisions of the Central Bank of the Argentine Republic.
STATUETTES AND CERTIFICATES “CONSTRUIR CINE”: The winning films in each competition shall be awarded (one for each competition) a “CONSTRUIR CINE: International Labor Film Festival” statuette.
CINE.AR AWARD: The pre-selected Argentine short films shall participate for the CINE.AR AWARD. The winner, unique for both fiction and documentary, shall receive an incentive monetary prize which consists of the acquisition of rights for broadcast on CINE.AR TV and CINE.AR PLAY. The amount shall be announced by the authorities of the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts of the Argentine Republic (INCAA) in due time.
EXHIBITION WINDOWS: The winning short films and the special mentions—if any—shall be part of CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV programming. The schedule and broadcasting shall be determined by the respective channels’ authorities.
During the Festival’s Awards Gala, the winners shall be announced and the statuettes shall be handed over. Those winners who are unable to attend shall be able to personally collect them at Construir TV’s offices in Virrey Cevallos 520 PB - CABA, after day and hour coordination.
In case that the winners reside abroad, the statuette shall be sent, at the request of the winner, to the address they have declared at the time of enrollment at their expense. The Festival shall not be responsible for the expenses required to send the statuettes but shall coordinate their delivery.
Construir Cine and its sponsors reserve the right to organize an attending event. In this case, the winners shall be informed with sufficient time in advance, and the details of the event shall be coordinated with each of them individually.
Only 1 (one) statuette shall be awarded for each film, whatever the number of persons involved in its making or notwithstanding the fact that the film has been co-produced by two (2) or more natural or legal persons.
The statuette inscription plate shall only contain the following information: film title, category and place obtained, competition name. No names of natural persons shall be included, whatever their participation in the film.
Section VIII. Rights to use and liability
All Participants guarantee that, at the time of enrollment in the competition, are the sole and exclusive owners of the copyright over the work(s) submitted, and that they are not violating third parties’ rights.
At the time of enrollment in the competition, the Participant(s), whether he/she/they be (a) natural or legal person(s), shall be automatically authorizing the Organizer and its sponsors to use, automatically and without need to notify the Participant, expressly, finally, irrevocably, without right to receive payment or compensation, the use of the name, image and voice of the Participant(s) on pictures, files and/or digital media, as well as in posters, films and/or publicity spots, tunes and/or vignettes in any type of media and/or promotional pieces, including television, radio, newspapers, posters/signs, mailings and the like for the purpose of the widest publicizing of this contest and its subsequent editions.
Also, at the time of enrollment, Participants guarantee that the Participant or the films submitted to the contest are free from all claims from authors, actors, interpreters, managing companies, unions, and are free from any lien, restriction, or any impediment or limitation to distribution, reproduction, marketing, and exhibition, without temporal or territorial limitations.

By virtue of the statements above, the Participant shall bear and assume all the costs whatsoever of defending the Organizer against any court or out of court action based on the claim that the marketing, distribution, reproduction and/or use of the films or part of them, in the state in which they have been delivered by the Participant, is contrary to the contracts, authorizations, commercial agreements, professional agreements or labor agreements obtained by the Participant for the making of the film. In this case, the Participant shall bear all the costs and expenses if a court decision should make the Organizer liable for the matters described in the lines above.

The Participant shall be responsible for the content, and the form of each of the films submitted by him/her to the contest, and shall guarantee that the work(s) submitted do not violate the rights of privacy or any other rule imposed by the relevant control authorities. Therefore, each Participant assumes full liability for the damages that may arise from the use and exhibition of the work(s) and assumes the responsibility to hold the Organizer harmless in case any claim arises based on the facts herein mentioned.

Assignment of Exhibition Rights over Short Films

All the preselected Participants or winners of Short Film competitions assign to the ORGANIZER the rights of use, reproduction, exhibition and any other use or application given to the work for the TV channels CONSTRUIR TV and CINE.AR TV through any free or public TV system, Televisión Digital Terrestre (TDT), Televisión Digital Abierta (TDA) and Televisión Satelital (TVS), and also through INCAA’s on-demand platform CINE.AR PLAY, both in Argentine territory and abroad.

From May to July 2020, the winning short films shall not be shown by the producers on any TV channel in the Argentine Republic, except for CINE.AR TV. That is to say that from May 1st to July 31st, 2020 included, Construir TV and CINE.AR TV shall have the exclusive rights to broadcast the winning short films.

Assignment of Exhibition Rights over Feature Films

All the preselected or winning Participants of the Feature Films competitions assign to the ORGANIZER the exhibition rights of the Work throughout the term of the International Labor Film Festival CONSTRUIR CINE to be held during May 2020 in the Argentine Republic. The programming grid, as well as the designation of theater rooms where the works shall be shown, shall be set by the ORGANIZER to his sole criterion.

Section IX - Applicable Legislation and Jurisdiction.
These terms and conditions shall be construed and applied in conformity with the Argentine laws.
In the event of any dispute, discrepancy, question or claim resulting from the implementation or interpretation of this Agreement or its regulation, directly or indirectly, the parties agree to submit themselves to the jurisdiction of the Ordinary Courts of the City of Buenos Aires, and thus relinquish any other jurisdiction that may be applicable by virtue of the present or future domiciles.
Section X. Sponsors. Authorization.
Participants in the short film categories acknowledge and accept that the winning short films shall be part of the Global Labor Film Festival database – hereinafter GLFF-, automatically participating in the national and international contests or festivals related to the theme of this contest.
Section XI. Acceptance of the terms and conditions
The mere fact of taking part in this contest implies full acceptance of these terms and conditions, which can be read and downloaded from the website www.construircine.com.
The Organizers of the contest reserve the right to modify the time periods and the deadlines set in these terms and conditions, as well as the features of the prizes and their presentation/delivery.


  

 
  

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