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AWARDS AND JURIES

 

FESTIVAL STATUTES

Days of European Film (DEF) is a film festival focused exclusively on contemporary European film. The aim is to offer audience quality European films that otherwise they would not find their way to Czech cinemas. DEF has in its 28 years existence has become an established brand that is synonymous with quality programs with a stable audience.

Awards & Prizes

BEST FILM DEBUT
Films that speak the current language and deal with current topics. Films that transcend genres, experiment with form, do not leave the viewer alone, and thus escape the boredom of everyday life. Films that are debuts and made in Europe.
The best film will be selected by a 5-member Jury and will receive the Award Best Film Debut.

BEST FILM & MUSIC FILM
Music-themed films, portraits of popular musicians or films about art in general. Films that emphasize the musical and visual impression.
The best film will be selected by a 3-member Jury and will receive the Award Best Art & Music Film.

 

DAYS OF EUROPEAN FILM 2022
RULES AND REGULATIONS

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Art. 1 Introduction
Days of European Film (hereafter referred to as “Festival”) is a film festival based in the Czech Republic. The Festival took place every year in Spring in Prague, Brno, Ostrava and other Czech cities. Showing exclusively current European films for 28 years now, bringing stars and interesting guests from the film industry makes the Festival one of the most important events in the Czech republic. The focus is on film debuts as well as films made by world-famous directors with personalities of European films starring in them. The feature film programme is completed by documentary films and industry programmes.

Art. 2 Organizer
Days of European Films is produced by EUROFILMFEST s.r.o., based in Prague. The Festival is supported or co-organized by The Czech Film Fund, the Czech Ministry of Culture, municipalities of Prague, Brno, Ostrava and Prague 1 District, Representation of the European Commission in the Czech Republic, EUNIC – European Union National Institutes for Culture, European Parliament and Creative Europe MEDIA.

The address of the Festival headquarters is:
EUROFILMFEST s.r.o.
Parléřova 17
169 00 Prague
Czech republic
info@eurofilmfest.cz
www.eurofilmfest.cz/en

COMPETITION
Art. 3 Competition Sections and Eligibility Requirements
In 2022 there will be 2 competition sections. The main competition is the competition of European feature films debut. The minimum running time of a film in the competition is 65 minutes. The film must be completed from January 1st, 2021 shot in any format, in any genre, and made in Europe. None of the films must be released in the Czech Republic prior to the Festival. The Festival Jury awards BEST FILM DEBUT.

The second competition is open for art-themed films, portraits of popular musicians or films about art in general. The minimum running time of a film in the competition is 65 minutes. The film must be completed from January 1st, 2021, shot in any format, focused on art, and made in Europe. None of the films must be released in the Czech Republic prior to the Festival. The Festival Jury awards BEST ART & MUSIC FILM.

Art. 4 Submissions Procedure
Any film that meets the criteria in Article 3 of the Festival’s Rules and Regulations can be submitted. In order to participate in the selection process, film presenters shall submit their films through the FilmFreeway platform, accessible via the Festival’s website (www.eurofilmfest.cz). The submitted film must be either in English or have English subtitles. The deadline for submissions is January 10th, 2022. By the same date, film presenters shall grant the members of the Selection Committee access to a digital (on-line) copy (screener) of the film. All decisions concerning the selection and the programming are at the Selection Committee’s sole discretion. The Selection Committee is entitled to derogate from the provisions of the foregoing articles. The members of the Selection Committee are not obliged to provide any clarification on the criteria applied to the selection of the submitted films.

SELECTED FILMS
Art. 5 Withdrawn
No film selected may be withdrawn from the Festival program after its participation has been officially confirmed by the producer, the world sales company, the rights owner and/or any other representative.

Art 6. Screening Copy
The Festival must receive the screening copy prior to 20th of March, 2022. The Festival’s accepted screening format is DCP or BluRay. The copy can be sent digitally or by a courier to address:

EUROFILMFEST s.r.o.
Parléřova 17
169 00 Prague
Czech republic

Art 7. Complementary Materials
Films in the competition shall also provide the Festival with the following materials:
– a full and detailed technical sheet;
– a synopsis, director’s bio-filmography and statement on the film;
– film stills and poster/s;
– a picture of the director;
– a dialogue list in the original language of the film;
– a time-coded file of the English subtitles
– video clips for promotional purposes

The above materials shall be delivered to the Festival no later than January 31st, 2022.

Art 8. Shipping and insurance costs
The Festival must receive the screening copy prior to 20th of March, 2022. The copies will be shipped back within one week from the end of the Festival; it is the film presenters’ responsibility to inform the Festival of the address of dispatch.

Costs related to ensuring the screening copy against loss or complete or partial damage for the period after it is received by the Festival until its return to the delivery agent are the responsibility of the Festival. In the event of damage to or loss of the screening copy during the Festival, the Festival is only responsible for the cost of producing a new screening copy based on current standard laboratory rates.

Complaints regarding the technical condition of the returned screening copy must be reported to the Festival in writing within 7 days after being received. The insurance does not cover damages sustained during normal screening use.

AWARDS AND JURIES
Art. 9 Best Film Debut
Jury selects the winner of the Jury Award from all films in the main competition section. There is only one winner. The winning film will receive the statuette and will be able to use the mention of the Days of European Film Best Film Debut for promoting purposes of the film, including the official laurel stamp graphic design provided by the Festival.

The international jury consists of five (5) film professionals. It could be filmmakers, film producers, film journalists and theorists or important film culture personas. The jury members must not have participated in the making or the commercial exploitation of any film in the competition they are judging. Jury members are sworn to secrecy.

Art. 10 Best Art & Music Film
Jury selects the winner of the Jury Award from all films in this competition section. There is only one winner. The winning film will receive the statuette and will be able to use the mention of the Days of European Film Best Art & Music Film for promoting purposes of the film, including the official laurel stamp graphic design provided by the Festival.

The international jury consists of three (3) film professionals. It could be filmmakers, film producers, film journalists and theorists or important film culture personas. The jury members must not have participated in the making or the commercial exploitation of any film in the competition they are judging. Jury members are sworn to secrecy.

CONCLUSION
Art 11 Agreement
Entry and participation of films in the Festival imply agreement with the Rules and Regulations set out herein.

Art 12 Unclear situations
The Director of the Festival reserves the right to take final decisions to any exception not envisaged in the present regulations.

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