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20TH BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017

From April 27, 2017 until May 7, 2017

Regulations

Please scroll down to read the regulations for the National Competition.

1. OBJECTIVES
Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. The purpose
is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

There are 3 competitions :
• National Competition
• International Competition
• Student Films Competition “Next Generation”

2. ORGANISATION, DATES AND PLACE
Brussels Short Film Festival is organized by the non-profit association Un Soir…Un Grain in Brussels from April 27 to May 07, 2017.

3. RULES AND REGULATIONS
To be admitted, each film must match the following requirements :
• Films have to not exceed 30 minutes in length ;
• Films have to be produced (or the 1st public exhibition) after November 1, 2015 ;
• Films have to be available for Festival screening on DCP and mp4. codec H264 - 10 Mbs - 1920 x 1080
• Films have to be subtitled in french (or in english). It’s also advisable for french-speaking films to have english subtitles.

!! The student films have to be submitted to the Student Films Competition “Next Generation”.

4. SUBSCRIPTION AND SELECTION : before JANUARY 27TH, 2017
The film must have been uploaded on the platform Reelport : reelport.com,
• Participants have to enter their film via the online submission
• The film has to be uploaded
• Attached files :
• One still of the film which can be used in any publication
• A photo of the director

Entry only will be valid upon reception of all these documents

Submission fees for the International Competition= € 7 untill Decembre 30th, 2016.
From December 31th, 2016, the Submission fees for the International Competition = 9€

Please don’t send a DVD. Entries sending by mail, cannot be considered for the competition.

5. PRIZES / AWARDS
• “Grand Prix” : €3500
• Special Jury Prize : €1000
• Best actress Prize: €1000
• Best actor Prize: €1000
• Audience Prize: €1500
• … And many other Prizes including broadcasting rights on TV channels.

Jury’s decisions may not be subject to appeal. Only persons bound by the name of the Prize will be the recipients of it.

Winning a Prize included the agreement of the production with the fact that the winner films could be showed during regional screenings after the festival and one time during a free screening during the next festival.

6. SHORT FILM MARKET
A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to selections for our competitions will automatically be indexed in the market catalogue and viewable by professionals attending the market. It’s also advisable to send the film with english subtitles.

7. SELECTION
A selection committee, chosen by the festival team, will be appointed to view all submissions for pre-selection. Only selected films will be allowed to participate to the competition. The selections results will be notified on line (www.bsff.be) in April 2017. No rental fees of the prints will be paid by the festival for the competition programmes.

8. TELEVISION DIFFUSION AND INTERNET
All selected films may be excerpted (limited to 15% and 2 minutes of the length) for publicity purposes on TV or via the Internet. Extracts of the selected films may be broadcast on TV channels and on the internet in the context of divulging information regarding the Festival.

9. SHIPPING OF SCREENING COPIES
Copies of selected films must be sent before April 4th, 2017. The address will be communicated later to the selected participants. The film copies will be sent back during May 2017 to the production company adress or to an address whose deliveries prices by Fedex or Belgian post office are not higher than the sending to the production company address.

10. INVITATION FOR THE DIRECTOR
Selected films directors will receive an invitation for the Festival in Brussels and an accreditation. This invitation may not be used by a third party. The festival will cover a part of the guest’s travel costs.

11. LITIGATION
The organisation committee is the only one allowed to deal with the persons most closely concerned in case of a litigation. Submit a film to our International competition through Re implies the acceptance of these regulations. Should any legal dispute occur, only the French version of the present regulations and the Belgian Legislation will have force of law.


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NATIONAL COMPETITION
(except Student Films)


1. OBJECTIVES
Brussels Short Film Festival is an exhibition intended for lovers of cinema, both audience and professionals. The purpose is to promote and circulate short films and to generate contacts between audience, young directors and professionals.

There are 3 competitions:
• National Competition
• International Competition
• Student Films Competition “Next Generation”

2. ORGANISATION, DATES AND PLACE
Brussels Short Film Festival is organized by the non-profit association Un Soir…Un Grain in Brussels from April 27 to May 07, 2017.

3. RULES AND REGULATIONS
To be admitted, each film must match the following requirements :
• The society of production of the film has to be located in Belgium;
• Films don’t have to exceed 40 minutes in length, all genres are accepted ;
• Films have to be produced (or the 1st public exhibition) after November 1, 2015 ;
• Films have to be available for Festival screening on DCP and mp4. codec H264 - 10 Mbs - 1920 x 1080;
• The film cannot be screened in Brussels one month before the festival.

!! The student films have to be submitted to the Student Films Competition “Next Generation”.

4. SUBSCRIPTION AND SELECTION : before MARCH 1ST, 2017
Online submission on Reelport (www.reelport.com) :

• Participants must enter their film via the online submission
• The film must have been uploaded to Reelport
• Attached files :
• One still of the film which can be used in any publication
• A photo of the director

Entry only will be valid upon reception of all these documents.

Please don’t send a DVD to the festival. Entries sending by mail, cannot be considered for the competition.

5. PRIZES / AWARDS
• National « Grand Prix » : €17 500 (cash & services)
• « Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles » Prize : €2500
• Best Actress : €1000
• Best Actor : €1000
• Audience Prize : €1000
• … And many other Prizes including broadcasting rights on TV channels.

Jury’s decisions may not be subject to appeal. Only persons bound by the name of the Prize will be the recipients of it.

Winning a Prize included the agreement of the production with the fact that the winner films could be showed during regional screenings after the festival and one time during a free screening under the marquee during the next festival.

6. SHORT FILM MARKET
A Short Film Market is organized during the Festival. Films submitted to selections for our competitions will automatically be viewable by professionals attending the market.

7. SELECTION
A selection committee, chosen by the festival team, will be appointed to view all submissions for pre-selection. Only selected films will be allowed to participate to the competition. The selections results will be notified on line (www.bsff.be) in April 2017. No rental fees of the prints will be paid by the festival for the competition programmes.

8. TELEVISION DIFFUSION AND INTERNET
All selected films may be excerpted (limited to 15% and 2 minutes of the length) for publicity purposes on TV or via the Internet. Extracts of the selected films may be broadcast on TV channels and on the internet in the context of divulging information regarding the Festival.

9. SHIPPING OF SCREENING COPIES
Copies of selected films must be sent before April 4th, 2017 (except the pre-releases). The address will be communicated later to the selected participants.

10. ACCREDITAION
Selected films directors will receive an accreditation for the Festival. This accreditation may not be used by a third party.

11. LITIGATION
The organisation committee is the only one allowed to deal with the persons most closely concerned in case of a litigation. The organisation committee declines any responsibility in case of this exhibition cancellation. Participation in this Festival implies the acceptance of these regulations. Should any legal dispute occur, only the French version of the present.

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Compétition Nationale
(exceptés les Films d’Ecoles)


1. OBJECTIFS
Le Brussels Short Film Festival est une manifestation destinée au public et aux professionnels du cinéma, ayant pour but de promouvoir et de diffuser des courts métrages ainsi que de favoriser les contacts entre public, jeunes cinéastes et professionnels.

Le Brussels Short Film Festival compte 3 compétitions :
Compétition Nationale
Compétition Internationale
Compétition de Films d’Ecoles « Next Generation »


2. ORGANISATION, DATES ET LIEU
Le Brussels Short Film Festival est organisé par l’association sans but lucratif Un Soir…Un Grain à Bruxelles du 27 avril au 07 mai 2017.


3. CONDITIONS DE PARTICIPATIONS
Tout film présenté à la compétition nationale doit répondre aux conditions suivantes :
La société de production du film doit être localisée en Belgique ;
Etre un film de 40 minutes maximum, tous genres confondus ;
Avoir été produit ou avoir eu sa 1ère projection publique après le 1er novembre 2015 ;
Etre disponible en DCP et en mp4. codec H264 - 10 Mbs - 1920 x 1080 ;
Le film ne peut pas être projeté à Bruxelles dans le mois précédant le festival.

!! Les films d’écoles doivent être soumis à la Compétition de Films d’Ecoles « Next Generation ».


4. INSCRIPTION ET SELECTION : avant le 1er mars 2017
Une inscription on-line sur www.reelport.com
Une fiche d’inscription on-line devra être remplie ;
Le film devra être uploadé sur Reelport ;
Documents annexes :
1 photo du film  (pas d’affiche) qui pourra être utilisée sur tout support
1 photo du réalisateur
L’inscription du film ne sera validée qu’après réception de ces documents.

Merci de ne pas envoyer de DVD au Festival. Ils ne seront pas pris en considération.


5. PRIX
Le Grand Prix National d’une valeur de €17 500 (cash et services)
Le Prix de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles : €2500
Le Prix d’Interprétation féminine : €1000
Le Prix d’Interprétation masculine : €1000
Le Prix du Public : €1000
Ainsi que différents prix comprenant l’achat des droits de diffusion sur des chaînes TV
Les décisions du jury seront sans appel. Seules les personnes liées à l’intitulé du prix en seront les bénéficiaires.

L’obtention d’un prix inclut l’accord de la production sur le fait que les films lauréats pourront être projetés à titre gracieux lors des séances en décentralisation ainsi que lors d’une séance gratuite et publique sous le chapiteau lors du festival de l’année suivante.


6. MARCHE DU COURT METRAGE
Un marché du court métrage est organisé lors du Festival. Les films soumis aux sélections de nos différentes compétitions seront visibles par les professionnels présents. Nous conseillons fortement d’envoyer le film avec des sous-titres anglais.


7. SELECTION
Un comité de sélection, désigné par les organisateurs, sélectionnera les films pour la compétition. Seuls les films retenus par ce comité seront présentés à la compétition du festival. La liste des films sélectionnés sera disponible sur www.bsff.be début avril 2017. Une fois soumis au comité de sélection, le film ne peut être retiré.


8. DIFFUSION TELEVISION ET INTERNET
La sélection des films implique l’autorisation de passage d’extraits sur les télévisions et sur Internet dans le cadre de la promotion de la manifestation (extraits limités à 15% et 2 minutes de la durée totale du film).


9. ACHEMINEMENT DES COPIES DE PROJECTION DES FILMS SELECTIONNES
Les frais d’acheminement des films sont à la charge du participant. Les fichiers de projections des films sélectionnés devront parvenir au plus tard pour le 4 avril 2017(A l'exception des films en avant-première) à l’adresse qui leur sera communiquée.


10. ACCREDITATION
Les réalisateurs des films sélectionnés seront accrédités au festival. Cette accréditation n’est pas cessible.


11. LITIGE
Le comité d’organisation est le seul habilité à traiter avec les intéressés en cas de litige et décline toute responsabilité en cas d’annulation de cette manifestation. L'inscription au festival implique l’acceptation sans réserve du présent règlement. En cas de contestation de celui-ci, seul la législation belge fait loi.

Attachments

BSFF - National Competition

Submission period deadline: March 1, 2017 for 0.00 €

BSFF - International Competition

Late submission deadline: Feb. 14, 2017 for 9.00 €

About

This Festival was founded in 1998

Since 1998, ours goals have been diverse and complementary:
> Offer a viewing experience mixing quality, discovery, diversity and entertainment;
> Connect a wide global audience to ground-breaking artists;
> Introduce short films as an alternative form of artistic creation to a young audience;
> Introduce and connect professionals;
> Broadcast and sell short films on the international marketplace;
> Be a springboard for emerging directors, actors and technicians

IN 2016:
25,000 SPECTATORS
320 FILMS FROM 45 COUNTRIES
6 THEATRES IN BRUSSELS
600 PROFESSIONALS
60,000 NET SURFERS

Address

Un Soir...Un Grain
Avenue Maurice 1
1050 Brussels
Belgium