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2011 Milano Film Festival International Competition Rules

submission to the competition

1. The call for entries for the sixteenth Milano Film Festival will open from January 15th, 2010. All applicants for the international feature or short film competitions will have to fill in the online submission form and send a DVD copy of the film, in a dvd box case, within the following 48 hours.

2a. The feature film competition is open to first and second films of any genre, language, format and running time, provided that they were completed after January 1st, 2010. The works will not be divided into categories.

2b. The short film competition is open to films of any genre, language, format and running time, provided that they were completed after January 1st, 2010. The works will not be divided into categories. Please note that the short film competition is only open to directors under 40 years at the time of the submission deadline

3. The maximum running time for short films is 45 minutes. Works longer than 45 minutes are considered feature films. The Milano Film Festival will discuss borderline cases with the filmmakers/producers.

4. In order to enter the competition, submission forms and film copies must be sent to the Milano Film Festival address by May 31st, 2011. The Milano Film Festival reserves the right to anticipate the deadline if too many films are submitted.

5. Each filmmaker can send three short films and/or two feature films at most. Each DVD must contain only one submitted film.

6. The pre-selection copies will not be returned but collected in the Milano Film Festival video archives*. All shipping and postage costs of the preselection copies will be borne by the applicants.

7. The filmmaker and/or producer authorize the publication of their data on the website www.milanofilmfestival.it and on the catalogue, as well as their diffusion through the media for promotional purposes according to the law**.

8. For each film submitted, one free accreditation card will be made available. They will be valid for all the screenings and side events included in the Festival's programme.

*video archive: all the films submitted to the competition will be catalogued and made available for consultation; in the event of a public screening, the Milano Film Festival will contact the producers and/or filmmakers.

**according to the DGL 196/2003 (the Italian privacy law) about the use of personal data, we inform that the personal data you're providing with the submission forms will be used by esterni in full respect of the law and they won't be spread nor transmitted to other people. While giving your email address, you'll give your consent to receive information by esterni, about Milano Film Festival and its initiatives.

selection

1. From the films received before the deadline, the Milano Film Festival selection jury will choose the titles that will participate in the sixteenth edition of the international feature and short film competition.

2. The official list of the films participating to the competitions will be published on the web site www.milanofilmfestival.it on August 1st, 2011. The filmmakers and/or producers will receive notification via e-mail.

3. The competing filmmakers and/or producers will be invited to take part in the film Re-distribution Project (D) starting from October 2011.

4. The films will be screened, if possible, in the screening format declared in the submission form and will be subtitled both in English and Italian.

5. The filmmakers and/or producers undertake to send:

- by August 5th, via e-mail: the post production script and a detailed technical sheet including a synopsis, a bio-filmography of the filmmaker, photographic material and any other information requested by the Milano Film Festival during the compilation of the catalogue.
- by August 19th: a DVD copy of the film without any subtitles. This copy will be filed in the Festival's archive for security and promotional reasons - it will be screened at the festival in emergency cases, and, after the festival, in the event of a screening of the entire Milano Film Festival artistic programme in another city.
- also by August 19th: a copy of the film in the screening format declared in the submission form, with English subtitles.
- 50 press kits containing material on the film to be handed over to journalists and to the other directors during the event.

6. The shipping cost for returning the screening copies will be borne by the Milano film Festival. The Milano Film Festival accepts no responsibility in the event of loss of film copies after the shipping.

7. The directors and/or producers of the films selected authorize the screening of their film and the diffusion (tv, web) of trailers for the promotion of the event (up to 50 seconds for short films; 3 minutes for feature films).

8. The directors (and/or other members of the crew) of the selected film will be invited to attend the Festival and a free accreditation card will be given to each of them. The Milano Film Festival will contribute to the travel and accommodation expenses according to its means.

the awards

1. Two international juries will award a prize to the Best Feature Film and to the Best Short Film. Equal First and Special Mentions are also possible.

2. The organizers of Milano Film Festival - esterni - reserve the right to give the traditional Aprile Award to a short or feature film. Special Mentions may also be announced.

3. Other awards:
Audience Award
Milano Film Festival Staff Award
Student Jury Award

Film Re-distribution project

The competing filmmakers and/or producers will be invited to take part in the film Re-distribution Project starting from October 2011. The films - on DVD format with English and Italian subtitles - will be distributed starting from October 2011 all over Italy and Europe in cinemas, film clubs, theatres, libraries, universities and high schools.

The films catalogue, updated until the fifteenth edition of the festival, is available along with all relevant information about the project on the website
www.ri-distribuzione.it

For further information on the rules and regulations, please write to
info@milanofilmfestival.it