Print the entry form out and fill in all information. Please, type or print clearly (use typewriter or print in block letters) and be sure to sign it. Mail in the completed form with your preview tape (VHS/DVA) and other materials mentioned in the entry form. We cannot accept entry forms via e-mail. Entry forms and tapes must be received no later than August 1st 2005.
Entry Form (download, word doc.)
-> Rules Book
ARTICLE I - general propositions
This year, for the third time, Zagreb Film Festival will take place in Zagreb, on the premises of Zagreb University Student centre from 17th till 22nd October 2005. Its aim is to make the Croatian public acquainted with new film authors and their first or second films, and to induce creative meetings of international and local film artists and thus to make a positive impact on the development of film production and culture in Croatia.
ARTICLE II - program
Zagreb Film Festival, in the competitive part of the program, will present an international selection of the first or second directors work in categories:
FEATURE-LENGHT FILM - to satisfy festivals rules and regulations the film should be screened on 35 mm format and longer than 70 minutes.
SHORT FILM - to satisfy festival rules and regulations the film shouldn't be longer than 30 minutes.
DOCUMENTARY FILM - to satisfy festival rules and regulations the film shouldn't be longer than 90 minutes.
ARTICLE III - registering terms
Film registering in the competitive part of the program can be done till August 1, 2005. Registering is free of charge. Together with the application form, competitors have to send VHS/DVD of the film in the original language with English subtitles (PAL or NTSC format). Application form and VHS/DVD, at the expense of a registering person, should be sent to the following address:
ZAGREB FILM FESTIVAL/ Propeler Film
SC - Savska 25
10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Films that can partake in the competitive part of the program are those completed from January 1, 2004. All films in the competitive program, except the Croatian production till the beginning of Zagreb Film Festival, must not be shown in public on the territory of the Republic of Croatia. Films that promote racism, or any other form of intolerance, or those which promote pornography shall not be taken into consideration.
ARTICLE IV - selection and film-showing
For the competitive part of the program, selection panel will choose 10 first or second feature films, and at lest 10 first or second short films and documentary films. Each of the chosen films will be shown three times at the most during the festival. All chosen films will be shown in the original version with Croatian subtitles. It is recommended that films in the Croatian production have subtitles in English. After the festival selection committee has seen all the films and has made the final selection, the festival organizers will inform the authors via letter of invitation. All authors of the selected films will be informed about the decision by September 1, 2005.
ARTICLE V - panel and awards
International panel for the competitive part of the program will consist of at least three film professionals and it will grant three awards:
- Golden Bib for the best feature film. Together with plaque, a director of the best feature film will be granted €3000 award.
- Golden Bib for the best documentary film. Together with plaque, a director of the best documentary film will be granted €1000 award.
- Golden Bib for the best short film. Together with plaque, a director of the best short film will be granted €1000 award.
Together with plaque, a director of the best feature film will be granted financial award.
ARTICLE VI - press material and consignment
After information about selection, Festival will demand press material for each of the chosen films, and it has to contain the following:
- At least 3 photos from the film
- Photo of a director
- Film abstract
- Director's commentary on the film
- Poster, leaflet containing a brief synopsis and information on production
- Dialogue list (in English and in the film's original language)
By signing the application, a producer or a director authorizes the festival to use and publish all listed materials in festival's catalogue, and authorizes it to use the materials in written media and on TV (three minutes of the film at the most) for the purpose of promoting the festival in media. Material listed above has to arrive not later than September 15, 2005.
All 35mm copies of feature-length films and copies of short and documentary films must have English subtitles, except English and Croatian language films and they have to arrive by September 25, 2005 on the address of the festival. Costs of copy transport should be covered by the festival only in one direction, (in coordination with the producer). The parcel has to have the following sign: No commercial value, for cultural use. Copies of the film will be returned not later than two weeks after the festival's closing.
The festival's selection panel claims right to reject the copies of bad technical quality, which can cause possible problems in the course of its showing.
ARTICLE VII: travelling and accommodation
Directors (or other representatives) whose films have been selected in any of the three categories are invited as guests during the whole festival. In this case festival bears expenses of traveling and of board and lodging for one representative per film.
ARTICLE VIII: final provisions
The Rule book is written both in Croatian and in English. In case of misinterpretation of the text, Croatian version is taken as a starting point. Items that are not comprised by this Rule book will be considered directly by festival's organizers in keeping with generally established Rule book. All the participants of the festival accept this Rule book. In case of complaints, all the issues related to the festival fall within the jurisdiction only of ratione materiae court in Zagreb.