Rules

3rd Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Festival


1) Objectives

I – The Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Festival aims to promote and disseminate the Brazilian and worldwide animation market through competitive and non-competitive exhibitions of short and feature films, whose guidelines follow in this regulation.

2) Subscriptions

I – The entries for the 3rd edition of the Lanterna Mágica will be open until 07/22/2019, with possibilities of extension by the organization of the festival.

II – Animated short films with a maximum duration of 25 minutes and animated feature films with a minimum duration of 50 minutes, originating in any and all world territories, are eligible for inclusion.

III – Films showing before January 1, 2017 will not be accepted.

IV – Movies selected and / or exhibited in previous editions of the Lanterna Mágica festival will not be considered for evaluation.

V – Films registered and not selected in previous editions may reapply, provided they comply with the requirements of this regulation.

VI – The films must be of the animation genre, performed in any technique.

VII – Hybrid films will also be accepted provided they use animation techniques in at least 50% of their duration.

VIII – In this 3rd edition of the festival, the registration must be exclusively through the FilmFreeway platform. The person responsible for the registration must fill out the information requested by the platform before sending the film and is subject to disqualification if they are incomplete. Some materials like teaser and poster are not required items, but it is recommended that they be sent.

IX – Stills, synopsis, production country, director and the entire film itself are mandatory information / items and their absence on the platform will be grounds for disqualification of the film.

X – Films that do not have Portuguese, English or Spanish as their original language should be subtitled in one of these languages.

XI – Episodes of series or music videos will not be accepted.

XII – For the films enrolled in the International Competitive Short Film (Main Competitive) will be charged a registration fee in the amount of 5 US$.

XIII – For the films enrolled in the other shows: Brazilian Competitive Short Film, Latin American Short Film Panorama and Feature Panorama, registration is free.

XIV – Brazilian short films enrolled in the Brazilian Competitive Short Film will be automatically considered for the Latin American Short Film Panorama and for the Main Competition.

XV – The Latin American short films enrolled in the Latin American Short Film Panorama will also be automatically considered for the Main Competition.

3) Selection

I – The films enrolled will go through an official curatorship that will later be announced on the official website and social networks of the festival.

II – The films will be divided into four official shows: International Competitive Short Film (Main Competitive), Brazilian Competitive Short Film, Latin American Short Film Panorama (Non-competitive) and Feature Panorama (Non-competitive).

III – Special shows may be created at the discretion of the festival organization.

IV – All exhibitions, official and special, may be composed of films and / or invited guests, at the discretion of the curators.

V – Those responsible for the selected films should pay attention to the e-mails and telephones provided at the time of registration, and meet the demands of the festival, such as the sending of a copy of the exhibition and other divulgation materials, under penalty of disqualification if it does not comply with the requests.

VI – The expenses related to the sending of the material for exhibition are the responsibility of the director.

VII – The list of selected works will be available on the website and social networks of the Lanterna Mágica festival until August 15, 2019, and this period may be extended at the discretion of the festival organization.

4) Awards

I – The Official Jury will elect the winning films of the competitive shows (International Competitive Short Film and Brazilian Competitive Short Film) in the following categories: Best Film, Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Art Direction, Best Sound, Best Animation Technique and Best Music Track. The winning films will receive a certificate mentioning their respective awards.

II – The Official Jury may offer honorable mention to one of the films in competition, at its discretion, which will also receive a certificate.

III – The Popular Jury will elect the Best Film from each of the two competitive short films, national and international, through voting ballots available on the day they are exhibited. Each spectator will be entitled to a ballot and can vote on as many films as he wants. Winning movies will also receive certificates.

IV – Prizes of sponsors, supporters and partners can be offered in all the festival shows: competitive, non-competitive and special, according to the combination between them and the organization of the Lanterna Mágica.

5) Final Provisions

I – All the information provided on the FilmFreeway platform can be used for dissemination on the festival website, social networks and other media.

II – The director agrees that stills, posters, teasers and images of the film (up to 30 seconds) may also be used for the purpose of publicizing the festival.

III – The person responsible for the registration of the film may opt for the authorization of non-profit itinerant exhibitions and with free access to the community that the festival may promote in dates and places different from the official program of the Lanterna Mágica.

IV – The films selected for the 3rd edition of the “Lanterna Mágica – International Animation Festival”, authorize, in the simple act of its registration, the exhibition of the work in the same, without any burden to the festival.

V – The person in charge of the registration agrees with all the terms of this regulation at the time of the registration of the work.

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