Rules – Regulations

The Maremetraggio Festival – International Short Films Festival is organized by the Maremetraggio Association and sponsored by Public and Private Entities. The 7th edition of the Maremetraggio Festival will be held in Trieste, Italy, from June 29 to July 7, 2007, and it will last 8 days…

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REGULATION

1. ORGANIZERS
The Maremetraggio Festival – International Short Films Festival is organized by the Maremetraggio Association and sponsored by Public and Private Entities.

2. DATE & LENGTH
The 7th edition of the Maremetraggio Festival will be held in Trieste, Italy, from June 29 to July 7, 2007, and it will last 8 days.

3. FESTIVAL SECTIONS
The Festival is divided into different sections. These are:

  • Maremetraggio section
  • Ippocampo-Debut Work section
  • Corallino section
  • CEI section

4. MAREMETRAGGIO SECTION
This section is for Short Films to have won the selected Italian and European Festivals. The festivals and films are selected by the Festival Organization and its decision is final.
The selected Short Films cannot last more than 20 minutes.
The authors of the selected works will be notified directly by the Festival organizers and must send by January 31, 2007 a VHS cassette or DVD of the film together with exhaustive information and the registration form duly filled in.
The support for the projection of the selected works (Mini Dv, Beta SP or 35 mm) must be sent and received by the Festival organizers no later than June 18, 2007.
The Festival Organization will appoint a Jury of five qualified people for the award of the prize to the best Short Film and to the best Italian Short Film.
A jury of 5 journalists will award the critics prize.

5. IPPOCAMPO – DEBUT WORK SECTION
This section will include debut Italian works by directors to have started their career with a Short Film.
The competing films are selected by the Festival Organization and its decision is final.
The Producers contacted or interested in participating in the preliminary selection must send Associazione Maremetraggio a VHS cassette of DVD of the film with the technical sheet and press book by May 2, 2007 (the postmark will determine timely submittal).
The Festival Organization will appoint a Jury of experts from the world of cinema to award the Ippocampo prize to the best film, the Ippocampo prize to the best actor, the Ippocampo prize to the best actress and the Ippocampo critics prize.
The selected full-length film films will be projected to the cinema from October 2006 for the assignment of the audience prize.

6. CORALLINO SECTION (competition announcement)
Section for the best junior high school and high school Short Film.
The Festival Organization will appoint a jury of experts to award to the Corallino prize to the best junior high school and high school Short Film.
The competing films are selected by the Festival Organization and its decision is final.

7. CEI SECTION (download entry form)
Section for short films from the countries belonging to the CEI (Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldavia, Poland, Rumania, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine).
The preliminary selection of the registered films will be performed by the Festival Organization and its decision is final. It will admit just one film of 15 minutes per country. A jury of experts will award the CEI Prize. Those interested in participating must send Associazione Maremetraggio a VHS cassette or DVD of the film with the technical sheet by March 30, 2007 (the postmark will determine timely submittal).

8. FILMS SUBMITTED AND DISPATCH OF COPIES
All of the works selected or sent to the festival must be accompanied by the complete documentation composed of:

entry form duly filled in
complete list of the dialogues in original language and English
synopsis
technical sheet
director's biography
photos of the film and director (300 dpi resolution, Jpeg or Tiff format)
a VHS cassette or DVD of the film
any other promotional material

The material is to be sent to:

ASSOCIAZIONE MAREMETRAGGIO
Via Pozzo del Mare, 1
34121 Trieste – Italy

Please write outside of the package:
FOR FESTIVAL ONLY – NO COMMERCIAL VALUE
The selected works, will be projected as far as possible in the original format.
The VHS cassettes or DVDs of the films will not be returned, but will be included in the Festival archives.
The mail expenses for the incoming films are at the expense of the applicants, while the Festival will cover those for their return.
The films are covered by insurance against damage with a policy taken out by the Festival for the period during which the copies will remain in its possession.

9. FILM PROJECTION
The schedule and program for the projections will be decided by the Festival Organization, which will publish a general catalogue of the works submitted.

10. PRIZES
Maremetraggio Section

Maremetraggio Prize – 10.000,00 Euros to the best Short Film
Prize to the best Italian Short Film
Audience Prize to the best Short Film – plaque
Prize to the best Animation Short Film

Ippocampo – Debut Work Section
Ippocampo Prize to the best debut work – plaque
Ippocampo Prize to the best actor – plaque
Ippocampo Prize to the best actress – plaque
Ippocampo Critic Prize to the best short film – plaque
Audience Prize to the best film – plaque
Courage Prize to the producer of a debut work – plaque

Corallino Section
Prize to the best junior high school Short Film
Prize to the best high school Short Film

CEI Section
Prize to the best short film – money’s prize
The Festival Organization is free to add or change the prizes listed above.

11. GENERAL RULES
Each author is liable for the content of his/her works.
The competing participants authorize the Festival to use their name and address for all purposes related to the event. The information in the entry form will be published in the event's catalogue and in the Festival's website.
Participation in the competition implies the acceptance of these rules in full.
These rules are issued in Italian and English. In case of problems relating to interpretation, the Italian version shall apply.

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