The Festival is organized by the Ottawa International Animation Festival
and the Canadian Film Institute. It is dedicated to the promotion of the
art of animation and to the recognition of animation excellence.
The official languages of the
Festival are English and French. If possible, submit your work with
an English or French dialogue track or in a subtitled version.
QUALIFICATION FOR ENTRIES
Any frame by frame or computer assisted animated film or video made for
cinema or television may be entered.
Works must be registered under one of the following categories for competition:
A. High School Student films
B. Undergraduate Student Films (Post-Secondary)
C. Graduate Student Films (Post-Secondary)
D. First Film (eg. Professional/Independent/Co-op
E. Children's Animation (under 12 years of age).
Schools may also enter their showreels for consideration in
the Best Artistic Achievement in Animation Education competition by registering
in the following category:
Only works completed after
July 30, 1997 and never previously entered for selection at the
International Student Animation Festival will be accepted.
Works submitted for selection can be presented on film or video prints
(although video is preferred).
Standard 16mm and 35mm (optical soundtrack only) formats are
Video Tapes: VHS (NTSC or Pal
), 3/4" Umatic (NTSC) or Betacam SP (NTSC).
Directors or Producers should attempt to provide a film print
for competition screening if the selected film was submitted for
selection on video cassette only. However, works originally made on
video may be submitted on this medium.
Festival Office does not receive the required film or video copy in
the proper format before September 21, 1999, the selected work will
be withdrawn from the competition programme.
REGISTRATION AND DATES
No registration fee is required. The registration form should reach the
festival office before June 15, 1999. The entrant must include: the director's
biography and filmography; a photo of the director; a minimum of 3 stills
or slides from the film; english or french dialogue text (if the film
does not already have french or english translation)
If selected for
competition, the entrant or producer must provide an adequate supply
of stills, negatives and documents to allow the festival to promote
the film properly.
DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF FILMS FOR SELECTION
Copies of works submitted for selection must reach the
festival office before July 1, 1999. Works arriving after this date
will not be accepted for selection consideration.
TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE
Transport costs and
insurance charges of prints, as well as any other related charges -
notably customs forwarding fees-must be paid both ways by the
producer or director. No entered material can be returned or loaned
during the festival. Any filmmaker requiring his or her work for private
use during the festival is asked to bring a separate copy. The
International Student Animation Festival will be responsible for
storage and insurance costs of the prints only between the time
prints are taken into care and the time they are handed to the
carrier. In case of loss or damage to a print, the obligation of the
festival is limited to the replacement value.
All pre-selection decisions will be made
by the Executive Director of the International Student Animation
Festival. Selection will take place from July 3-13, 1999. Works will
be chosen according to their overall technical and artistic quality.
Accepted entrants will receive written notification of the
pre-selection results within two weeks of the decision.
Entrants whose films have been submitted for selection but not
selected for competition will be informed by mail before the
COMPOSITION OF PROGRAMMES FOR OFFICIAL COMPETITION
The Executive Director of the International Student
Animation Festival will define the order and composition of the
programmes presented in the Official Competition and the overall
are included in the competition. If a film is made by several
directors, only one of the directors will be entitled to this hospitality.
The invitation is intended solely for the use of the director. The
invitation is not transferable under any circumstances.
The Festival will select four
persons, no more than two of whom will represent the host country,
Canada, to serve as members of the International Jury. All members
will be closely connected with the art of animation. The jury members
will elect a President at their first meeting. Productions produced
or directed by members of the Jury are not eligible for entry in the
categories of the Official Competition. The decisions of the jury are
The Jury will
present the following awards:
- Grand Prize for Best Film in Competition
- Grand Prize for Best School for Artistic Achievement in Animation
- A prize will be awarded to the best entry in each of categories
A-E. (see Entry form)
- The Jury may also award prizes to recognize outstanding work in
various animation craft and media categories.
- The Jury, at its discretion, may also award additional special prizes.
It is the Jury's responsibility to decide which of the winning entries
will be presented on the Closing Night of the Festival.
Please note: The jury has the right to withhold an award in
any category where no entries, in its view, meet its standards for
The producers and
directors of award-winning films at SAFO should mention the prize
obtained, the year and the name of SAFO in the credits of their film
and on all documentary materials.
PROMOTIONAL USE OF WORKS
Unless otherwise indicated on the entry form, the entrant
grants the Festival the right to show on television for publicity
purposes up to 10% of the running time of his/her production to a
maximum of three minutes. The entrant also grants the Festival the
right to screen his/her production directly after the Festival in a
"Best of SAFO" programme. Any other proposed use outside of
the Festivalwill be referred by the Festival to the producer for
FILM PRINT DONATIONS
The International Student Animation Festival would like the producers
or prize-winning films and films in competition to donate a print of their
films to the festival. These prints will be deposited with the Canadian
Film Institute, supervised by the National Archives of Canada.
MATTERS NOT MENTIONED
All matters not mentioned in
these regulations will be decided by the Festival.
ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS
By signing the entry form for SAFO 99, the participant
accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as
stated in this document.
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