Zero Plus International festival of films for children and youth (8)



Deadlines

25 Dec 2020
Call for entries

20 Apr 2021
Final deadline

1
mth

01 Jul 2021
Notification date

27 Sep 2021
03 Oct 2021

Address

Barnaulskaya St. 92, 1/1,  625041, Tyumen, Tyumen region, Russia


Festival description
Children and Youth Films
Short film festival >3' 40'<
Feature film festival >60' 180'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Themes
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 40'<
 Feature Films  >60' 180'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English Russian
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English


Festival start: 27 September 2021      Festival end: 03 October 2021

"Zero Plus" International Film Festival is aimed at:

1. promotion and popularization of high-quality films, which foster a positive, creative and formative worldview in children and young people, strengthen the common human values: family, childhood, friendship, kindness, nature, love for a profession.

2. integration of cinema and education by creating a collection of value-oriented films for carrying out educational screenings in schools and social institutions of Russia.

1. The Grand Prix
2. The Festival Management Award
3. The Main Award for the best film in each competition
4. Special Jury Award in each competition
5. Children Jury Award
6. Audience Award
7. Diplomas of the Jury
8. Special Awards from the festival’s partners.


Winners of the festival receive beautiful crystal statuettes depicting a Family and 0+ symbol

The Festival invites films, which foster a positive, formative and life-asserting worldview of children and young people:

• are focused on strengthening common human values: family, friendship, childhood, understanding between people, talents and creativity, nurture and education, value of life, concern for nature, love for a profession, etc.

• put forward such human qualities as kindness, friendliness, cheerfulness, care, diligence, generosity, humor, intelligence.

• propose innovative and effective cases and solutions of the tasks in the spheres of society, culture, ecology, nurture and education, politics, economics, technologies, etc.

The festival doesn’t consider films which visualize destructive meanings and scenes regarding:

• human personality: suffering, psychological disorder, suicidal thoughts, alcohol and drugs addiction, etc.

• family, interpersonal relationships, social affairs: scandals, betrayals, violence, unresolved conflicts and dramas, careless attitude towards one another, crimes, wars, etc.

• environment: disrespectful attitude to the nature, plant life, wildlife, planet in general.

The International competition program invites:

• FEATURE FILMS
Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 60 mins

• SHORT LIVE ACTION FILMS
Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 3 to 40 mins

• SHORT ANIMATED FILMS
Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 3 to 40 mins

• DOCUMENTARY, POPULAR SCIENCE,
EDUCATIONAL FILMS
Year of production: 2017-2021
Duration: from 3 to 100 mins

The non-competition program invites:

• feature and short films, documentaries, and animated films of any duration and year of production, which correspond to the festival criteria.

If the original language of the submitted films is not English, English subtitles are required.

One applicant can submit 3 films at maximum. The films which were selected to the previous editions of the festival cannot participate in the competition program of the 8th Zero Plus film festival.

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2021.

AGE RECOMMENDATIONS

The festival management has the right to provide the age recommendation for each selected film and illustrate it in the festival’s schedule and program. The numerical value of the recommendation cannot be lower than the value stated by a director or a production company.

EDUCATIONAL FILM COLLECTION & ZEROPLUS.TV

All the films selected for the Festival program – both, competition and non-competition, with the consent of right holders, can be included in the “Zero Plus” film collection and applied in non-commercial educational screenings in schools and social institutions of Russia as well as screened online at zeroplus.tv for the audience of Russian children and parents. The consent of the right holder can be confirmed in the online submission form on zeroplusff.ru.

SUBMISSION, DOCUMENTATION, FILM COPIES

One of the ways to submit a film to the Festival is to use the online submission form in the section Submission on the Festival website zeroplusff.ru. It is necessary to provide a link for the online screener or a download link of a light version of the submitted film for the selection screening. It is highly recommended to use those file sharing services, in which the file storage period is not limited and can last till the beginning of the Festival (Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive).
The other way to submit a film is using platform Festhome.com.
Directors of the films selected for the Festival short list will have been notified of it by July 1, 2021. After that, not later than July 15, 2021 a participant should send to info@zeroplusff.ru:
- 2 photos of the director in HQ (portrait format is preferable);
- 2-3 film stills in HQ;
- a poster of the film in HQ;
- a dialogue list or an srt. file (subtitles) in English;
- a Full HD copy of the trailer of the film with English subtitles;
- a Full HD copy of the film with English subtitles in .MP4 format via a download link. If a DCP-copy is available either, this is to be mentioned in the submission form;
- a Full HD copy of the film without subtitles in .MP4 format via a download link.

When sending film copies via post, it is advisable to mark the envelope as follows: “No commercial value, for cultural purposes only”. It is participants who cover the expenses on the shipping of DCPs.
The Festival takes responsibility for copyright observance and safety of the film copies.



  

 
  

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