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Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF)
The OIAF is organized by 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 OF ENTRIES:
Only works completed after July 30, 1998 and never previously entered for selection at the Ottawa International Animation Festival (excluding SAFO) will be accepted.
1) Pre-Selection Submissions
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 accepted.
Video tapes should be presented on 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 However, works originally made on video may remain on video.
If the Festival Office does not receive the required film or video copy in the proper format before August 30, 2000, the selected work will be withdrawn from the competition programme.
REGISTRATION AND DATES
No registration fee is required. The entrant must include: the director's biography and filmography; a photo of the director; 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, 2000. Works arriving after this date will not be accepted for selection consideration.
TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE
Transport costs and insurance charges for 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 OIAF 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 International Pre-Selection Committee. Selection will take place from July 3-13, 2000.
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 will be informed by mail before the festival.
COMPOSITION OF PROGRAMMES FOR OFFICIAL COMPETITION
The Executive Director of the OIAF will define the order and composition of the programmes presented in the Official Competition and the overall programme schedule.
The festival will cover the cost of accommodation and provide a festival pass to film directors whose works are included in the competition. If a film is made by several directors, only one of the directors will be entitled to the hospitality. The invitation is intended solely for the use of the director. The invitation is not transferable under any circumstances.
The Festival will select five 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 final.
The Jury will present the following awards:
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 recognition.
The producers and directors of award-winning films at OIAF should mention the prize obtained, the year and the name of OIAF 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 and/or the world wide web 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 Ottawa" programme. Any other proposed use outside of the Festival will be referred by the Festival to the producer for direct negotiation.
FILM PRINT DONATIONS
The OIAF welcomes the producers of prizewinning 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.
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 the Ottawa 00 International Animation Festival, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.