1. The First Edition of the Crianza Children’s Film Festival will take place in the municipality of Ames, in the towns of Milladoiro and Bertamiráns on December 15th, 16th and 17th, 2017.
All Individuals or legal entities of any nationality possessing the relevant legal rights over the submitted works may participate. The person registering is responsible for not infringing the legal rights of third parties and exempts the Festival from any liability that may arise from possible infringements thereof. Each author or producer can submit as many works as s/he wants.
Films of any length may be presented to the festival.
4. Subject matter:
Any type of production, whether fiction, documentary or animation destined for children can be presented to the festival in any of the following categories: Films for audiences between 0-3 years old, 3-7 years old or 7-12 years of age. Commercial spots are excluded.
Films in any language are allowed. Films in languages other than Galician, Spanish or English must be subtitled in one of these three languages. In the case of films with English subtitles, a list of dialogues must accompany submissions.
Registration for the Festival is free of charge and is open until October 30th, 2017. Registration must be made through the designated platforms. Received copies will become part the Festival’s archives. The latter agrees to use them exclusively cultural for and non-commercial purposes, always with the request and consent of the owner of the work.
7. Categories and Competition:
The festival will have 2 competitive sections and one section scheduled outside of the competition. The competitive categories are the following:
Axóuxeres: Short films with a maximum length of 10 minutes, aimed at an audience between 0 and 3 years old.
Buxainas: Short films with a maximum length of 25 minutes aimed at an audience over 3 years of age.
Out of Contest: Feature films aimed at children of any of the age groups (0-3, 3-7, 7-12), and with a production date no earlier than 2015. Films selected to be screened out of contest will receive a one-time award of 300 € for their showing at the Festival.
The Festival reserves the right to include in its program other types of productions in special sections. In the interest of high quality, any of these sections may be annulled if an adequate number of productions have not been submitted.
The festival shall award 2 prizes of 500 € to the best short films in the Axóuxeres and Buxainas categories. Likewise, the jury may grant a special mention without economic endowment in each of the sections.
The jury will be composed of professionals with a proven track record in the audiovisual world, and their decision will be irrevocable.
10. Projection Format:
The projection format uses digital files in .mov or .mp4 with h.264 codec and a maximum transfer rate of 20,000 kbps.
11. Participant rules:
The unconditional acceptance of the present rules by all participants.
The authorization to divulge materials of the submitted films (frames, posters, fact sheets, script fragments, press releases, etc.). The participants authorize the diffusion of up to three minutes of images of these films in any communication media outlet.
Participants must submit requested copies and materials to the festival in a timely manner, according to the schedule set by the festival.
Participants authorize the festival to publicly show their films over the course of the festival’s duration.
12. In the event of a dispute regarding the compliance or interpretation of these rules, parties shall waive their own jurisdiction, which may correspond to them due to their legal address, and submit their disputes to the court of the city of Santiago de Compostela.