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Regulation


23rd São Paulo International Short Film Festival
Entries are available at Short Film Depot: www.shortfilmdepot.com

Deadlines for International, Latin-American and Brazilian Programs:
Films produced in 2011 – March 31st, 2012
Films produced in 2012 – May, 31st, 2012
Before submitting your film, please read the regulations hereunder. We remind you that when you submit your movie or video you assume the legal responsibility for the information provided, as well as images, soundtrack or any other content of the film, and also declare the authorization of its exhibition in our Festival.

Organization
Founded and directed by Zita Carvalhosa, the Festival is organized by Associação Cultural Kinoforum.
Festival Dates
The 23rd São Paulo International Short Film Festival will take place in August 23 to 31, 2012.
Objectives
São Paulo International Short Film Festival aims to promote a greater exchange between Latin American and International production.
Having a cultural and non competitive feature, the festival intends to exhibit films that contribute for the development of the short film concerning its aesthetics, specific format and means of production.
Although the festival has a non competitive profile, the audience may vote and a list of the 10 (ten) audience's favorites will be announced during the closing ceremony. The event is also opened to other partnerships with different short film promoters resulting different awards that are also announced during the closing ceremony.

Requirements
1) Films must have been concluded after January 1st 2011. Please don't submit older productions to the Festival.
2) Running time: maximum 35' for films (35mm) / 3' to 25' for videos.
3) Country of production: all countries.
4) Screening format: 35mm, HDCam, Digibeta NTSC, DV/DVCam NTSC and Quicktime Pro Res (422 HQ) File.
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Remark: The video copies for exhibition shall be sent to the festival in the formats HDCam, Digibeta Ntsc, DV/DVCam NTSC or Quicktime Pro Res (422 HQ) File, and must arrive before July, 25th 2012. The 35 mm prints must arrive before August 8, 2012.
5) All genres are accepted.
6) If the dialogue language is not Spanish, English or Portuguese the film must be subtitled into one of these languages.

Entry procedures
. Entries are available at: www.shortfilmdepot.com
. The deadlines for International, Latin American and Brazilian entries are:
March 31st 2012 – film produced in 2011
May 31st 2012 – film produced in 2012
. The entry form shall arrive in São Paulo accompanied by:
Preview DVD
2 (two) photos (JPG 300 dpi)
Dialogue list in English or Spanish (necessary for the electronic subtitles)
Any other document that may help the selection, the edition of the catalogue and for publicity purposes
This material shall arrive at festival's office (address hereunder) at the latest May 31, 2012
. The material listed above shall then be sent to the Festival's office at:

Associação Cultural Kinoforum
23rd São Paulo Int. Short Film Festival
Rua Simão Álvares, 784/2
05417-020 São Paulo SP
Brazil
Note: The Festival will not afford shipping costs or taxes regarding the viewing material. Any and all expenses related to dispatch of the preview DVD(s) and requested material described above are in charge of the person who submits the film, the sender.

Selection Procedure and Shipping Instructions
. A commission assigned by the Festival's organization will select the films. Entrants will be notified of the selection results, shipping instructions and standards for exhibition, until June 20th 2012.
. The deadline for selected videos to arrive in São Paulo is July 25th 2012 (item 4 of the Requirements above) and for 35mm prints is August 8th 2012.
. The prints and videos selected shall be sent to the festival office in their original format as informed in the entry form (Note: the Festival does not exhibit DVDs). The Festival organizers suggest the sending via FedEx or through the Embassy/Consulate or other official representation of the country concerned.
. All the packages must be labeled "ONLY FOR CULTURAL PURPOSES/ NO COMMERCIAL VALUE". The dispatches must be accompanied by a Proforma Invoice amounting to maximum US$ 5,00 (five American dollars). No higher amounts will be accepted by the Festival organization (any and all costs arising from wrong declaration will be charged to sender's account).
. Any and all expenses related to dispatch of the screening prints and videos are in charge of the person who submits the film, the sender.
. The insurance of the film print comes into effect at the moment the film arrives at Festival's office. The insurance remains in effect until the film is reshipped. Any damage to the film print must be formally reported to the assurance company by the Festival organization before September 25th 2012.

Festival Collection
All the material sent for entries shall remain with the Festival, as its collection, and can be used by the event strictly for cultural purposes with no commercial aims.

Festival Tour
A Festival Tour will be organized in the week immediately after the Festival and only formally pre-authorized films would be exhibited in this tour.

Return of the Prints
The costs of returning the films and videos screened during the event will be on the Festival's organization. The films and videos will be returned within two weeks after the Festival, to the address expressly informed in the entry form unless other agreement has been formally made before the beginning of the Festival (August 23rd 2012).
Participation in the Festival implies recognition without reservation of these regulations and entry form.

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