FANTASPORTO 2017 REGULATIONS
1. The 37th edition of the OPORTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FANTASPORTO 2017 will take place from February, 24th till March 4th.
2. The Festival main purpose is screening and promoting films of quality, both aesthetically and thematically, and to seek new forms and methods of filmmaking.
3. The Festival has the following sections.
3.1. Competitive Sections for unreleased films in Portugal:
3.1.1. Official Section - Fantasy Feature Films – new feature with fantasy as main genre. Must have been produced between 2015 and 2017.
3.1.2. Official Section - Fantasy Short Films – new short films with fantasy as main genre. The shorts should have a maximum of 15 minutes in length, and must have been produced between 2016 and 2017.
3.1.3. Official Section - Directors Week (Manoel de Oliveira Award) – for feature films in all genres (other than fantasy) and produced between 2016 and 2017.
3.1.4. Official Section - Orient Express - for Asiatic feature films, produced between 2015 and 2017.
3.1.5. Official Section - Prémio de Cinema Português – Best Film- for unreleased Portuguese films (all lengths) produced between 2016 and 2017 (Best Portuguese Film Award).
It is considered as Portuguese a film which has these conditions: coming from a Portuguese producing company, to be a co-producion with Portugal or the director or the producer have Portuguese nationality .
3.2. Non - Competitive Sections:
3.2.1. Official Section - Panorama & Première - for feature films in all genres , still unreleased in Portugal.
3.2.2. Official Section – Fantas Classics – A Tribute to classical masterpieces.
4. The Festival aims at:
4.1. Promoting in the city of Oporto a cultural forum with international impact.
4.2. Dignifying the Portuguese Cinema and encouraging the film production in Portugal.
4.3. Promoting Portugal in the world film industry.
5. FILMS - PROCEDURES FOR A FILM APPLICATION/ SELECTION
5.1. FOR SELECTION: A screener on line must be sent till the 5th December 2016 together with the Entry Form that can be download from the site www.fantasporto.com.
The screeners and the entry form (mandatory) must be sent to the email firstname.lastname@example.org. The screeners can be sent using a link with password, or through Vimeo, WeTransfer, Mega or Dropbox. Cinando screeners are not acceptable.
5.2. The submission can also be sent by mail. The proposals, in DVD or BluRay support must be sent together with the filled entry form to FANTASPORTO | RUA ANIBAL CUNHA, 84 | SALA 1.6 | 4050 – 048 PORTO | PORTUGAL. The deadline is November 15th.
5.2. The filled ENTRY FORM MUST BE SENT WITH THE SUBMISSION IN ORDER TO CONFIRM YOUR APPLICATION:
The Entry Form is mandatory. Without this procedure, the acceptance of the submission will not be confirmed.
6. IF THE FILM IS SELECTED, IT IS NECESSARY THE FOLLOWING FOR ELECTRONIC SUBTITLING AND PROMOTION:
6.1. Dialogue list of the film in English.
6.2. Screener in DVD or BluRay.
6.3. Three (3) or more press stills (with at least 1MB each)
6.4. Three (3) printed posters (if available)
6.5. One or more press-books and promotional materials
6.6. A trailer in DVD or BluRay PAL
6.7. EPK of the film for TV promotion (optional)
6.8. Graphic Materials, to be used to promote the film in the Web
7. The screeners are not returned and will be destroyed after the festival.
8. All materials should be sent by mail or e-mail to:
Rua Aníbal Cunha, 84 - sala 1.6
4050 - 046 Porto
9. IF SELECTED/ FOR EXHIBITION:
9.1. The participating producers, directors and sales agents may present their films under the following conditions:
9.2. Accepted suports: DCP, BluRay, Pro Res (HQ) files in hard drive 25fps (1920x1080 resolution)
9.3. To have English subtitles or to be spoken in English.
9.4. To have been produced between 2016 and 2017, if applying for competition.
9.5. To be the first public screening in Portugal.
9.6. THE SCREENERS OF THE FILMS SHOULD BE IN POSSESSION OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE till February 1st 2017.
9.7. The Festival insurance coverage includes all risks including theft or fire, loss or disappearance; total or partial damage. The festival’s insurance company covers all films screened in the festival.
9.8. The screening prints will only be returned to the sender under request only.
They will only be returned to the producer, director or sales agent. If not, the shipment will be paid by the new entity.
10. The Organizers are responsible for the selection of the films submitted to the Competitive Sections but delegate in International Juries for the decision on the awards.
11. The Organizers nominate the International Juries that will decide on the Official Awards of each edition of the festival.
12. Awards to be granted by the Jury of the Official Competition for Fantasy Films
The International Jury of the Official Section for Fantasy Films will grant the following awards:
a) Fantasporto Best Film Award
b) Fantasporto Best Direction
c) Fantasporto Best Actor
d) Fantasporto Best Actress
e) Fantasporto Best Screenplay
f) Fantasporto Best Special Effects
g) Fantasporto Special Award of the Jury. This award will be given to a film whose artistic and technical aspects present a high level of originality.
h) Fantasporto Best Fantasy Short Film Award
13. Jury of the Official Competition Directors Week
The International Jury of the Directors Week will grant the following awards:
a) Fantasporto Directors Week Best Film Award
b) Fantasporto Directors Week Best Director
c) Fantasporto Directors Week Best Actor
d) Fantasporto Directors Week Best Actress
e) Fantasporto Directors Week Best Screenplay
f) Fantasporto Directors Week Special Award. This award is for a film with a high level of originality.
14. Jury of the Official Competition Orient Express
The International Jury of the Orient Express official section will grant the following awards:
a) Fantasporto Orient Express Best Film Award
b) Fantasporto Orient Express Special Award of the Jury
15. Jury of the Portuguese Cinema
This jury will grant the following award:
a) Fantasporto Portuguese Cinema Award - Best Film