XI HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL OF NAPLES
CALL FOR COMPETITION 2019

Art. 1 – Introduction

The Eleventh Edition of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples entitled “The climate to come” will take place from 20 to 30 November 2019 in the urban area of ​​the City of Naples. The Festival is organized by its Board of Directors composed of experts and members of associations that have supported the event since its foundation, in 2008, first of all the Cultural Association “Cinema e Diritti”, which founded the Festival and coordinates it and promotion.

Art. 2 – Objectives and sections of the competition

This call for competition is aimed at authors of audiovisual works who wish to compete for the prizes for the categories that are part of the competition.

A commission expressed by the Festival Directors will operate the first selection, choosing the works that will be screened and submitted to the Juries that will establish the winners for each category and the mentions to be assigned.

The admitted works, of documentary type, fiction and animation, will describe aspects of the current reality, with a look turned to the social / cultural / economic / environmental issues that globalization and the crisis of traditional development models have placed in unavoidable attention of the world community and also to all the possible solutions, good practices and forms of resistance to civil degradation that communities, associations and citizens experience daily.
Particularly welcome will be the works that will tell real cases of denunciation or human resistance, single or collective, that oppose threats, abuses, violence, dictatorships and aggressions against people belonging to ethnic or cultural minorities or weak social groups.

The XI Human Rights Film Festival of Naples is divided into three competition sections:

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

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

C) HUMAN RIGHTS YOUTH, open to works created by authors under 25 years of age or addressed to an audience of children and / or young people up to 25 years, lasting no more than 25 minutes.

Art. 3 – Registration for the competition

Registration for the call involves explicit acceptance of this regulation and takes place through the FILMFREEWAY.COM platform. The registration of each film involves the payment of a symbolic amount of TEN dollars. When registering the film, they will be uploaded to the FILMFREEWAY platform:

  1. full movie with subtitles in Italian or English;
  2. declaration / release form downloaded from the website http://www.cinenapolidiritti.it and duly signed;
  3. trailer of the work (with a maximum duration of 1 min.);
  4. complete technical sheet, synopsis, with director’s notes and an appropriate informative documentation;
  5. the curriculum vitae and filmography of the author / author;
  6. a photo of the author / author and two photos of the work, in jpg or png format at high resolution;
  7. regulation of the competition announcement signed by the author for acceptance;
  8. secure references for postal, e-mail and telephone contacts of the author / author and / or the person responsible for the application.

Authors and / or Producers, in a declaration / release form for the Festival, available on the website http://www.cinenapolidiritti.it, to sign and send 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 to have fulfilled all obligations towards third parties deriving from copyright.

All documentation must be produced in Italian or English.

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

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

The works of authors / authors regularly delivered WITHIN AND NOT OVER 30 JUNE 2019 will be admitted to the three sections of the competition, produced starting from 1 November 2017, which deal with aspects relating to the subjects indicated in the framework of the art. 2 “Objectives and sections of the competition”.

The documentaries and short films will be viewed and selected by a commission composed of experts indicated by the Board that is responsible for the realization of the Festival. The works selected for the XI Human Rights Film Festival of Naples will be scheduled and projected, with appropriate publicity and promotion, subject to communication to the authors.

Each author / author can send more works but can then participate in the competition with only one work selected for each section of the competition, at the discretion of the selection commission.

Works produced or sponsored by commercial companies that are, by their content, an advertising vehicle cannot participate.

The results of the selection will be communicated via e-mail to the candidates and published on the website http://www.cinenapolidiritti.it by 10 October 2019. If none work has exceeded the minimum requirements for admission, the organization reserves the right to cancel the competition section (s) from the festival program.

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

The authors of the selected works must provide (if not already present) the Italian subtitles of the films by November 10, 2019, otherwise they will be excluded from the competition.

Art. 5 – Competition results and prizes

The works admitted to the official selection of the XI edition of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples will be definitively evaluated by a Jury of Experts composed of a maximum of 5 members chosen among directors, journalists, cinema experts and personalities from the world of culture and Human rights. The selection of the members of the Jury will be made public through various communication channels (press, internet media, radio …).

The Jury will assign a prize for each of the three competitive sections to the works that will be considered winners.

In addition, the Internal Selection Committee will assign a Special Mention to the memory of Vittorio Arrigoni and Juliano Mer Khamis to the work that, with courage, passion and independence, will bring to light situations and marginal stories capable of outlining unusual spaces of struggle for a modern civil activism, also through the use of communicative methods and experimental forms of language.

A Popular Jury will be formed in collaboration with the main media and with the partners of the Festival (universities, schools, associations, organizations, etc.) with the task of assigning a Special Mention to a work among those in competition in the Human Rights sections Doc and Human Rights Short.

A Youth Jury will be set up with the task of assigning a Special Mention to one of the films in competition in the Human Rights Youth section.

Finally, an internal selection committee will assign a Special Mention to the work that more effectively recounts the consequences of climate changes that disrupt the planet.

The winners of the “Human Rights Doc” and “Human Rights Short” sections will be awarded with the participation, even out of competition, in one of the Festivals connected to the Human Rights Film Festival in Naples and with a cash prize of 500 euros, for the purpose to contribute to the dissemination of works in some of the most qualified contexts of Human Rights Cinema.

At the winning films and films that will receive the Arrigoni-Mer Khamis Special Mention, the Mention of the Popular Jury and the Special Mention of the Young Jury will be offered the promotion within the framework of the Human Rights Film Network and in the network of Festivals of the Suspended Coffee, after presentation by the authors of suitable copies with subtitles in English or in Italy, as well as in the cinema and activism circuits of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples.

Art. 6 – Screenings out of competition

The commission of experts will be able to identify works to be screened out of competition in particular contexts such as Prisons, Educational Institutes, Universities and other centers of cultural aggregation during the XI edition of the Human Rights Film Festival of Naples, in the context of special events aimed at training the public and to promote and disseminate film and audiovisual culture on human rights.

Art. 7 – Clauses

Authors and producers implicitly authorize, upon registration, the use and dissemination of 90 seconds of their work for the promotion of the Festival. Admission to the Festival implies the transfer, without a counterpart, of the rights to reproduce photography or excerpts from the film for a maximum duration of 3 minutes, intended for the promotion of the Festival in the press, television and the Web.

By registering for the Human Rights Film Festival in Naples, every single author, producer or distributor will be responsible for the content of the submitted works, declaring that they have fulfilled all copyrights to third parties and will grant explicit authorization to use them.

The subscriber is responsible for the truthfulness of the data contained which, in the event of selection, will be used in the Festival’s promotional and communication materials (catalog, website, press releases, etc.)

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

In the event of disputes, the Court of Naples will have jurisdiction.

Personal data will be processed in accordance with the law 31/12/1996 n ° 675 and subsequent modifications and additions.