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
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 (Post-Secondary)
Student Films (Post-Secondary)
D. First Film
(eg. Professional/Independent/Co-op produced films)
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 31, 1999 and never previously entered for selection at the
International Student Animation Festival will be accepted.
Works submitted for selection must be presented on VHS.
Directors or Producers
must provide the following for competition screening:
If the Festival
Office does not receive the required film or video copy in the proper
format before September 18, 2001, the selected work will be withdrawn
from the competition programme.
No registration fee is required. The registration form should reach the
festival office before July 1, 2001. 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.
RECEIPT OF FILMS FOR SELECTION
Copies of works submitted for selection must reach the festival office
before July 1, 2001. Works arriving after this date will not be accepted
for selection consideration.
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
All pre-selection decisions will be made by the Executive Director of
the International Student Animation Festival. Selection will take place
in July of 2001. 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.
Please note that you will be contacted only if your film is selected.
Tapes submitted will not be returned.
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 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 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 final.
The Jury will present the following awards:
- Grand Prize for Best
Film in Competition
- Grand Prize for Best
School for Artistic Achievement in Animation Education
- 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
- 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 SAFO should mention
the prize obtained, the year and the name of SAFO in the credits of their
film and on all documentary materials.
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 direct negotiation.
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.
All matters not mentioned in these regulations will be decided by the
By signing the entry form for SAFO 2001, the
participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations
as stated in this document.
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