03 OTTAWA INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL:
REGULATIONS

ADMINISTRATION:
The Ottawa International Student Animation Festival 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.

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES:
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 may be entered. Only works completed after July 1, 2001 and never previously entered for selection at the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival (EXCLUDING OIAF) will be accepted.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Works submitted for selection can be presented only on VHS, CD-ROM (PC) or DVD (Region 1).

REGISTRATION AND DATES:
No registration fee is required. The entry form and video should reach the festival office on or before July 2, 2003. The entrant must include: Director's biography and filmography, photo of Director(s), and a minimum of 3 stills or slides from the film.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF FILMS FOR SELECTION:
Copies of works submitted for selection must reach the festival office on or before July 2, 2003. Works arriving after this date will not be accepted for selection consideration.

SEND COMPLETED ENTRY FORM AND TAPES TO:
OTTAWA 2003 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ANIMATION FESTIVAL, Suite 120, 2 Daly Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1N 6E2
NOTE: We cannot accept customs fees. Do not list a value higher than $20.00 CDN on your entry package.

PRE-SELECTION:
Pre-selection will be judged by the Artistic Director. Works will be judged within their category for conceptual, technical and artistic innovation and excellence. *Tapes submitted for selection will not be returned*

IF YOUR WORK IS SELECTED...
REQUIREMENTS:
Directors or Producers must provide standard 16 or 35mm film (optical soundtrack only) or a Betacam SP (NTSC only) tape for competition screening. The entrant or producer must also provide an adequate supply of stills, negatives and documents to allow the festival to promote the film properly.

If the Festival Office does not receive the required film or video copy in the proper format on or before September 26, 2003, the selected work will be withdrawn from the competition programme.

TRANSPORTATION AND INSURANCE:
The Director/Producer is responsible for the transport costs, insurance charges and customs fees incurred when shipping material to the Festival. The Festival is responsible for the costs incurred with the return of material to the Director/Producer - however, due to budgetary limitations, the material will be shipped via SURFACE MAIL. Filmmaker's requesting the return of materials via courier must incur the cost themselves.

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 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.

COMPOSITION OF PROGRAMMES FOR OFFICIAL COMPETITION:
The Artistic Director of the Ottawa International Student Animation Festival will define the order and composition of the programmes presented in the Official Competition and the overall programme schedule.

INVITATIONS:
Invitations are given to filmmakers with films in 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.

INTERNATIONAL JURY:
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.

FESTIVAL PRIZES:
The Jury will present the following awards:

GRAND PRIZE for Best Film

1st Prize: High School/Secondary Student Film
1st Prize: Post-Secondary/Undergraduate Film
1st Prize: Graduate Film
1st Prize: First Film
1st Prize: Childrenšs Film

GRAND PRIZE for Best School Showreel

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.

MENTIONS:
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 related documentation.

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 Festival will be referred by the Festival to the producer for direct negotiation.

FILM PRINT DONATIONS:
SAFO welcomes the producers of 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.

ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS:
By signing the entry form for the Ottawa 2003 International Student Animation Festival, the participant accepts, without reservation, the terms of the present regulations as stated in this document.

 
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