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Monday, July 2, 2012

Call for Entries for 3rd Eko International Film Festival


SUBMIT ENTRIES FOR THE 3RD EKO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 5-10, 2012, LAGOS, NIGERIA.


SUBMISSION DEADLINES AND ENTRY FEES


Standard Deadline: July 1st, 2012 $50 (USD)

Late Deadline: September 31, 2012 $75 (USD)


Fees are payable by check

Call For Entry Form

THE MAIN SECTIONS


Fiction
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Documentaries
Student Film
1 minute short films.

ELIGIBILITY

Films must fit into one of the seven categories: Fiction, comedy, documentaries, drama, Horror, Student Film 1 minute.

All music and other copyrighted materials used in the films must be original or filmmakers must have obtained permission in writing from the owner, such permissions to be submitted with the film.

All films must be submitted in English or subtitled in English.


GENERAL RULES:

Films must be submitted on DVD NTSC or PAL (please test before sending) and be available for screening on 35mm composite condition, Beta SP or Digi-Beta Video (NTSC only for festival screening).

Films must have been completed after April 1, 2011. Films must be available for screening during the Eko International Film Festival.

Narrative and Documentary films with U.S. distribution (obtained prior to being selected for EKOIFF screening) or films produced, financed or initiated by a major film studio or television network are ineligible for competition, but may be considered for special screening. Selection for screening will be determined no later than one month prior to the festival. Films that have screened at major cinemas and on cable network or distributed to theaters prior to the festival dates are also ineligible for competition.

Films that have played in Nigeria in a theatrical setting to a public audience are not eligible to be screened at the EKOIFF 2012.

Additional Narrative Feature Film Entry Requirements:

Feature-length Films must be 60 minutes or longer (recommended length 90 minutes).
Open to anyone (and all nationalities) who wishes to enter.

Additional Narrative Short Film Entry Requirements:

Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.


Additional Narrative Student Short Film Entry Requirements:


Films must be short narratives of 40 minutes or less (recommended length 10 minutes).
Open only to students (must include proof of enrollment from accredited university or college).


One Minute Short Film Entry Requirements:


Entries must be short films of 1 minute (recommended length).
Award will be given to the best 1 minute film.
Open to any form of animation.
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Additional Documentary Feature Films Requirements

Films must be Documentaries, 40 minutes or longer
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.
Additional Documentary Short Film Requirements
Films must be Short Documentaries, 40 minutes or less
Open to anyone who wishes to enter.

Please Note: Eko International Film Festival does not wave entry fees. EKOIFF believes waiving entry fees hurts the integrity of the competition. The same rules and entry fees should apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another. In a similar respect the EKOIFF does not solicit films to be in competition, only films submitted will be considered for competition.
We understand the financial constraint of film making and costs of submitting to Festivals and we still hope you can find it in your budget to submit your film.

Returns and Acknowledgments:
VHS tapes, DVDs, and press materials will not be returned under any circumstances. They will be destroyed after the final screenings at the film festival.
Include a self-addressed, stamped postcard for each submission if you wish acknowledgment of the receipt of your entry.


Safety and piracy issue


The festival is concerned that filmmakers' rights should be protected against piracy. EKOIFF is establishing procedures that will guarantee these are up to profession's best practice. These are inspired by the anti piracy actions taken in the USA and worldwide.


FILM COMPETITION AWARDS:


All awards will be presented to the Directors of the winning films on November 10, 2012, during the Eko International Film Festival Awards Ceremony. Awards are based on overall merit of the entries. Jury members reserve the right not to grant an award.

Audience Award:

All films screening are also eligible for an Audience Award in their respected categories. Award winners are announced within one week following the Festival. The Audience Award is based solely on audience voting at the film's screening.


Prizes:


Each Competition Filmmaker receives two film screenings, November 5-10, 2012; five complimentary tickets to each of the film's screenings; one ticket to the Awards Ceremony; the film featured in the 2012 EKOIFF Programme Directory; and two complimentary, All-Access Producers Passes to the 2012 Eko International Film Festival, November 5-10, 2012.

Eko International Film Festival welcomes partners and sponsors for the following prizes.

Jury Awards:

Narrative Films
1st Place Winners receive a cash prize of $1,000 (Narrative Feature Category) or $500 (Narrative Short and Student Short Categories); reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Lagos to attend the 2012 EKOIFF; hotel compensation at the Film Festival (up to $500); a special Winners screening during the Festival.


Documentary Films

1st Place Winners receive a cash prize of $500 (Documentary Feature Category only); reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Lagos to attend the 2012 EKOIFF, hotel compensation at the Film Festival (up to $500), a special Winners screening during the Festival.

1 Minute Short Film

1st Place Winners receive reimbursement (up to $500) of one round-trip airfare to Lagos to attend the 2012 EKOIFF, hotel compensation at the Film Festival (up to $500), a special Winners screening during the Festival.

Eko International Film Festival
Submissions from July 1- September 30, 2012

I, (first name:)………………………….. (last name:)………………………………. Act as right owner hereafter described as “The filmmaker” own right for the following film (film name)…………………………..

The filmmaker grants permission to Eko International Film Festival (EKOIFF) and Supple Communications Limited to use clips of your film for promotional use.

The filmmaker grants the non-exclusive right for EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited to screen, exhibit and distribute your film in its entirety for any promotion or project under the festival or foundation's name for up to one year after the 2012 festival. EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited may also actively pursue other distribution opportunities for your film.

The filmmaker grants EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited and other third parties at their discretion the right to film, videotape and/or photograph your appearance or voice for any and all marketing and promotional activities for the festival.
Your submission of an entry into the Eko International Film Festival constitutes an agreement between you and EKOIFF and Supple Communications Limited, and that by submitting your film for consideration, you agree to all of these rules, terms and agreements.

Date../../2012
Name: ………………………………
Signature: …………………………


Send with your DVD to
Hope Obioma Opara
The President
Eko International Film Festival
Supple Co mm unications Limited
1, Bajulaiye Road,
Morocco Bus Stop
Shomolu, Lagos,Nigeria.

PS: ONLY SPONSORED PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED.



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