X HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF NAPLES
CALL FOR COMPETITION 2018

Art. 1 – Introduction

The 10th Edition of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples entitled “Struggles, Conflicts, Rights – 70 Years of Human Resistance” will take place in November 2018 in the urban area of ​​the City of Naples. The Festival is organized by its Board, composed of experts and members of associations that support the event since its foundation in 2008, first of all the cultural association “Cinema e Diritti”, which founded the Festival and still coordinates, promotes it and is the artistic director.

Art. 2 – Objectives and sections

This call for applications is aimed at authors of audiovisual works who want to compete for the awarding of prizes and mentions for the categories involved in the Competition.

A commission expressed by the Festival Board will make the first selection, choosing the works that will be screened and submitted to the final Juries, who will choose the winners for each category and the mentions to be given.

Selected works will be documentaries, fictions and animations, describing aspects of current reality, with a special look at the socio-cultural / economic / environmental issues that globalization and the crisis of traditional development models have inevitably focused to the world community; works will concern all possible stories, problem solutions, best practices and forms of resistance to civil degradation that communities, associations and citizens are daily carrying on to defend Human Rights and human dignity.

Particularly welcome will be the works concerning cases of denunciation or human, individual or collective complaint or resistance, which are opposed to threats, abuses, violence, dictatorships and assaults against people belonging to ethnic or cultural minorities or to weak social groups.

The X Human Rights Film Festival of Naples recognizes four sections of competition:

A) HUMAN RIGHTS DOC, open to works of more than 52 minutes

B) HUMAN RIGHTS SHORT, open to short films of less than or equal to 52 minutes

C) HUMAN RIGHTS ANIMATION, open to animation works

D) HUMAN RIGHTS KIDS, open to works aimed at an audience of 0-14 years

Art. 3 – How to submit works to the competition

Adhesion to the tender involves explicit acceptance of these internal rules through the FILMFREEWAY.COM platform. The registration of each film involves the payment of a symbolic fee of TEN dollars/9 Euros. As works will be uploaded to the FILMFREEWAY platform authors will also supply:

a) full-length film with subtitles in Italian or English;

b) declaration / disclaimer downloaded from the website www.cinenapolidiritti.it and duly signed;

c) trailer of the work (of a maximum duration of 1 min.);

d) complete technical file, synopsis, with guide notes and appropriate information documentation;

e) curriculum and filmography of the author/s;

f) a photo of the author/s and two photos of the work, in high resolution jpg or png format;

g) regulation of the competition notice signed by the author for acceptance;

h) secure references for the postal, e-mail and telephone contacts of the author/s and/or the person in charge of the application.

Authors and / or Producers, in a signed declaration / disclaimer to be sent to the Festival in pdf or jpg format, available at www.cinenapolidiritti.it at the link http://www.cinenapolidiritti.it/web/en/download/8267/, to be signed and sent in pdf or jpeg format, assume full responsibility for the contents of their works and declare to have completed all the formalities relating to the property rights of the work and have fulfilled any obligation towards third parties deriving from copyright.

All documentation must be attached in Italian or in English language.

(For info e-mail: competition@cinenapolidiritti.it)

Art. 4 – Terms, conditions of the competition and selection phase

The four sections of the Festival call will accept works of author/s regularly delivered WITHIN AND NOT BEYOND July 31st, 2018, produced starting from December 1st, 2016, accordingly with issues related to the topics mentioned in the art. 2 “Objectives and sections of the competition”.

Documentaries and short films will be viewed and selected by a committee composed of experts nominated by the Board of the Festival. The works selected for the X Human Rights Film Festival of Naples will be planned and screened, with appropriate advertising and promotion, after communication to the authors.

Each author/s can send more works but can then take part in the competition with only one work for each section of the competition, chosen by the Commission that carries out the selection.

Works produced or sponsored by commercial companies or considered, by their content, as advertising vehicle are not admitted.

The results of the selection will be communicated via e-mail to the candidates and published on the website http://cinenapolidiritti.it/web by 10 October 2018. If no work has exceeded the minimum requirements for admission, the organization reserves to delete from the Festival program the concerning section(s).

The authors of the selected works will be contacted in times to send the film in the necessary support for the screening.

The authors of the selected works will have to provide (if not already present) the subtitles in Italian of the films by October 31st, 2018 under penalty of exclusion from the competition.

Art. 5 – Outcomes of the competition and prizes

The works admitted to the official selection of the X edition of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples will be definitively evaluated by Juries of Experts consisting of a maximum of 5 members as film directors, journalists, cinema experts and personalities from the world of culture and human Rights. The selection of the Jury members will be made public through different communication channels (press, internet media, radio …) and on the website http://cinenapolidiritti.it/web.

The Juries will award, for each of the four competitive sections, a Prize to the works that will be considered winners.

In addition, the Festival Selection Committee will give a Special Mention entitled to the memory of Vittorio Arrigoni and Juliano Mer Khamis to the work that, with courage, passion and independence, will give evidence to stories that reveal unknown struggle and a modern civil activism, also through the use of original communicative techniques and experimental language forms.

A Popular Jury built by main media and partners of the Festival (Universities, schools, associations, organizations, etc.), will assign a Special Mention to a work among those in competition in the four official sections .

Finally, a Youth Jury will be set up among the students of the partner schools of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples with the task of assigning a Special Mention to one of the films in competition in the Human Rights Kids section.

The winners of the “Human Rights Doc” and “Human Rights Short” sections will be awarded with a participation – even out of competition – in one of the Human Rights Film Network’s Festivals and with a cash prize of 500 euros, in order to contribute to the diffusion of the works in some of the most qualified contexts of the Human Rights Cinema.

The film winner of the Human Rights Animation section will be screened in the framework of the Human Rights Film Network and in the Suspended Coffee Festival network, upon presentation by the authors of suitable copies with English subtitles, as well as in cinema and activism circuits of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples.

The films that will receive the Arrigoni-Mer Khamis Special Mention and the Mention of the Popular Jury, will be screened in the framework of the Human Rights Film Network and in the Suspended Coffee Festivals network, upon presentation by the authors of suitable copies provided with subtitles in English, as well as in cinema and activism circuits of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples.

Art. 6 – Projections out of competition

The committee of experts will be able to identify works to be screened out of competition in particular contexts such as prisons, schools, universities and other cultural aggregation centers during the 10th edition of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples, as part of special events aimed at training the public and promoting and disseminating cinematographic and audiovisual culture on Human Rights.

Art. 7 – The widespread festival

The authors of the works selected in the sections of the competition authorize the Festival to project their films, during the days of the Festival, also in other places of the city such as associations, aggregation centers etc., for the organization of debates and meetings with the authors.

Art. 8 – Clauses

Authors and producers implicitly authorize, upon enrollment, the use and dissemination of 90 seconds of their work for the promotion of the Festival. Admission to the Festival implies the diffusion, without a counterpart, of photographic reproduction tights or extracts of the film for a maximum duration of 3 minutes, intended for the promotion of the Festival in press, television and the Web.

By signing up at the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples adhesion, every single author, producer or distributor will respond about the content of the works submitted, declaring to have abolished all copyright to third parties and will grant explicit authorization to use them.

The subscriber is responsible for the veracity of the contained data which, in case of selection, will be used in the Festival promotion and communication materials (catalog, website, press releases, etc.)

This regulation is signed and uploaded, along with the required attachments, on the FILMFREEWAY.COM platform

In the event of a dispute the Court of Naples shall have jurisdiction.

Personal data will be processed in accordance with the law 31/12/1996 No. 675 and subsequent amendments and additions.