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Regulations


24th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival
Entries are available at Short Film Depot: www.shortfilmdepot.com

Deadlines for International, Latin-American and Brazilian Programs:
Films 2012 – March 31st, 2013
Films 2013 – May, 31st, 2013

Before submitting your film, please read the regulations hereunder. We remind you that 

while you are submitting your film or video you assume the legal responsibility on the 
information provided, as well as images, the soundtrack or any other content in this job 
and, also, it declares to authorize its display in our Festival. 
24th. São Paulo International Short Film Festival

Organization

Founded and directed by Zita Carvalhosa, the Festival is organized by Associação 
Cultural Kinoforum.

Festival Dates

The 24th. São Paulo International Short Film Festival will take place in August 22 to 
30, 2013.

Objectives

The 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 to the development of the short film concerning its aesthetics, specific shape 
and way 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 completed after : January 1st 2012, never before submitted to the festival.
2) Running time : maximum 35’ for films (35mm) / 3’ and 25’ for digital.
3) Country of production : all countries4) Screening format : 35mm, Quicktime Pro Res 422 File or H.264 

File and DCP.
* as the equipment for DCP´s exhibition is not yet available in all our screening rooms 
it is expressly recommended to send a file in Quicktime Pro Res 422 File or H.264 File 
too.

Remark: The video copies for exhibition shall be sent to the festival in the formats 

Quicktime Pro Res 422 File or H.264 File and DCP, to arrive before July, 26th
, 2013.

The 35 mm prints must arrive a bit after in August, 9, 2013.
5) All genres 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 2013 – film production 2012
May 31st 2013 – film production 2013

. The entry form signed and scanned shall be sent to the email 
inscricoes@kinoforum.org accompanied by:

There are two options for sending the film to our festival.
- send preview video uploaded on Shortfilmdepot (preferable)
or
- send a standard DVD, upon formal authorization of the festival.
. at least 2 (two) photos JPG (300 dpi) one vertical and the other horizontal.
. dialogue list in English or Spanish (necessary for the electronic subtitles).
. this material shall arrive at the latest May 31, 2013 at the Festival office.. In the case of sending the DVD (if expressly agreed with the festival) it shall be sent 
together with the entry form duly signed to the festival office at:

Associação Cultural Kinoforum

24th. São Paulo Int. Short Film Festival
Rua Dr. Vieira de Carvalho, 192 ap. 101
São Paulo – SP 01210-010
Brazil

Remark: The festival will not cover shipping costs or taxes regarding the viewing 

material. Any and all expenses related to dispatch of the preview DVD and requested 
material 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 21st, 2013.

. The deadline for digitals to arrive in São Paulo is July 26th, 2013 (item 4 of the 

Requirements above) and for 35mm prints is August 9th, 2013. 

. The prints and videos selected shall be sent to the festival office in their original 

format as informed in the entry form. The festival organizers suggest the sending via 
FedEx or through the Embassy/Consulate or other official representation of the country 
concerned.

. All 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 20th, 2013.

Festival Collection

All the material sent for selection 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 21st, 2013). 
Participation in the Festival implies recognition without reservation of these regulations 
and entry form.


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