AfryKamera

Afrykamera / 08.02.2011 / 16:23


Call for Applications 2011

Fundacja FilmGramm would like to announce it call for applications for the 2011 African Film Festival "AfryKamera 2011".

If you are interested in submitting your movie to AfryKamera, please contact afrykamera@afrykamera.pl or call +48 515 085 282 for further information.

ALL ENTRIES ARE TO BE SENT TO:
AfryKamera
FILMGRAMM FOUNDATION
ul. Swietlana 7 m. 6-7
02-427 Warsaw
Poland


INTRODUCTION
The first AfryKamera Film Festival was organized by FilmGramm Foundation in cooperation with the South African Embassy during the months of April-June 2006.  It aimed to use cinematography to bring Africa to the attention of the Polish public. The 1st AfryKamera premiered in Warsaw and also ran in Krakow, Poznan, Lodz, Torun and Konin. The unbelievable media interest and good ticket sales during the first festival in 2006 confirmed our belief that Africa is a theme of immense interest to a growing number of people. Since the very 1st edition, AfryKamera has been well covered in the Polish media, which confirms the great marketing potential of such an event for Africa in general, as well as, for sponsors and patrons.

AfryKamera remains the only African Film Festival in Central and Eastern Europe.

AfryKamera has the potential to occupy a niche in the film festival market – although there are many international film festivals, they generally show a limited range of African films.  AfryKamera is therefore the only festival in Poland dedicated purely to films from the continent.  There is still  potential for the festival to explore new avenues not only in cinematography, but also in the presentation of African art, music, and culture.

AfryKamera intends to be a stable and important part of the festival landscape of Poland, not only in regards to cinematography, but also in other cultural areas. We intend to achieve this by:
* Creating an important Award in the region of Central-Eastern Europe for African films created in the last few years.
* Presenting the most interesting movies from the classics to modern films
* Promotion of other aspects of African culture by organizing adjacent events.

1. General Film Guidelines
All feature films, short films and documentaries which satisfy the below conditions are eligible for the general programme:
•    Films must satisfy at least one of the below conditions:
    - the film must be set in Africa;
    - the director of the film must be of African origin;
    - the film must relate to issues, which directly or indirectly concern the historical or current social, economic or cultural situation in African.
•    Films must not have been screened in previous editions of AfryKamera.
•    Production dates for the movie are no older than 2006.
•    Films should be submitted in DVD or VHS format for preview screening. Final screening format is 35mm, digital, DV, DVD, Bluray, exceptionally BETA od DigiBETA.

2. Entry to the Festival
Deadline for entry is 31st March.
All screeners (DVD/VHS) must be sent to the below address:
AfryKamera
FILMGRAMM FOUNDATION
ul. Swietlana 7 m. 6-7
02-427 Warsaw
Poland
Entering the film to the Festival does in no way hinder the producer's or distributor's right to a screening fee.

3. Film Competition
All feature films selected are eligible for the Jury Award and the Audience Award. The Awards are honorary and no prizes are foreseen.

4. Screening DVD/VHS
Preview cassette tapes/dvd's are to be sent at entrants' expense and these will not be returned unless specifically requested (at the expense of the festival organiser). VHS cassettes/dvd's retained by the festival will be used for non-circulating reference in its archive. Optionally non-downloadable online streaming version can be submitted with the appropriate internet link and (if applicable) access code).

5. Scheduling of Screenings
Scheduling the screening of films is the responsibility of the festival management. The dates, times and venues of exhibition of films shall be at the discretion of the festival. No film, once programmed, may be withdrawn from the festival.

6.     Dispatch and Return of Copies
Dispatch of prints to and from the festival and related expenses are the responsibilty of organisers. However should a screening product come from another festival, the prior festival is responsible for shipping and postal expenses.

9.  Acceptance of regulations
Entry and participation of films will be taken as acceptance of the above regulations.

For enquiries in English:
afrykamera@afrykamera.pl
For enquiries in French or Arabic:
dorotapanczyk@yahoo.co.uk



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