CALL FOR ENTRIES
CINÉLATINO- 31 RENCONTRES DE TOULOUSE - MARCH 22/31 2019
Cinélatino - Rencontres de Toulouse invites directors and producers from Latin America to submit their films for selection for the XXXI edition of the festival, which will take place in Toulouse, France, from March 1622nd to 31st, 2019. Entries are open for fiction, documentary, art and experimental films in all full-length, medium-length and short films.
Films produced on 2017 and 2018 can be submitted to be selected on the CATEGORIES described below. To be considered for the FIction or Documentary Competition, the film must be unreleased in France on March 2019.
Films related to Latin america directed by non-latinamerican directors can also participate to be selected for the out of competition sections.
- Full-length, medium-length and short-films (documentary, feature, animation or experimental) :
DECEMBER 10th 2018.
- Films for the JEUNE PUBLIC section (young audiences between 6 & 12 years old) :
NOVEMBRE 12th 2018.
REGULATIONS AND AWARDS
1. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
- Films must should have been produced in 2017 or 2018 and directed by latin-american directors.
- Films related to Latin america directed by non-latinamerican directors can also participate to be selected for the out of competition sections.
- To be considered for the Fiction or Documentary Competition, the film must be unreleased in France on March 2019.
- Submissions are free and directors and production companies can submit as many films they want, as long as they respect the required year of production.
- Submission must be made exclusively trough the online form, available in Spanish, Portuguese, French and English.
- Films that participated on last year's call for entries can not be sumbitted this year.
2. CATEGORIES AND AWARDS
- The selection process will last until February 2019.
- The prizes and endowments described here below are likely to be modified between the date of publication of the call for entries and the event. Its final version will be published in the catalog of the 2019 edition.
- The submitted films might be selected on the following categories :
FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
12 feature films unreleased in France will compete for:
- The Jury’s Crush Prize. The jury is made up of cinema industry professionals. This prize attributes a grant to encourage the french distribution of the awarded film in France. This sum includes 3000€ in cash for the french distributor and subtitling or DCP technical services for about 2000€ by Le Joli Mai.
- The Public Prize: the local daily newspaper, “La Dépêche du Midi : following your emotions”, will support the film that was best received by the public when it will be released in Toulouse by offering it an advertising campaign in Toulouse and its region.
- The FIPRESCI Prize, International federation of film Critics, for a first or second film. The jury is made up of 3 journalists from the international press. The FIPRESCI guarantees a journalistic presence in 60 countries and awards the “International Review Prize” in more than 50 festivals every year, including Cannes Festival.
- The SFCC Prize - Toulouse : for a first or second feature film of the director. The jury is made up of 3 journalists members of the French Union of Film Critics.
- The CCAS Prize (Caisse Centrale d'Activités Sociales du Personnel des Industries Electriques et Gazières) : A jury made of beneficiaries of Toulouse CMCAS votes for their favorite film. The movie should be suitable for a family audience in order to enable the discovery of a continent through its cinematography. The winner will receive a trophy in partnership with EDF SA and the film will be the screened 10 times during the summer 2020 at the CCAS vacation centers, and the director will be invited to attend.
- The Rail d’Oc Prize: Given to a first or second film by the railway workers who enjoy cinema, “Ceux du Rail”,
OUT OF COMPETITION SECTIONS
DÉCOUVERTES FICTION : Selection of feature films from the current and the previous year, unreleased in Toulouse.
REPRISES : Selection of feature films released in Toulouse during 2018 or Avant Premières of films already screened in a previous Cinélatino edition.
DOCUMENTARY FULL-LENGHT COMPETITION
7 documentaries unreleased in France are competing for:
- The Documentary Prize Rencontres de Toulouse "sous l'égide des Médiathèques de Occitanie - Pyrénées Méditerrannée", awarded by a jury of 2 European and Latin American film professionals, and 3 librarians from the region. The price endow the director an amount of 2000€ given by the Municipality of Toulouse (€ 1500) and the Library Terra Nova (500 €). The winning film will be proposed to the Commission of Documentary Film Images en Bibliothèques association, responsible for the distribution of films in French media libraries through the network of BPI (Bibliothèque Publique d'Information), the CNC (Centre National du Film and Moving Image) and ADAV (Ateliers Diffusion Audiovisuelle). The librarians from the Region will be invited to purchase the film to integrate it in their collections.
- The Public Prize: the local daily newspaper, “La Dépêche du Midi, : following your emotions”, will support the film that was best received by the public when it will be released in Toulouse by offering it an advertising campaign in Toulouse and its region.
- The "Lycéen" Documentary Prize, given by a jury composed by high school students from Lycée agricole de Rodilhan, after participate in a residence by the director Nicolás Rincón Guille. Supported by DRAC and DRAAF Occitanie - Pyrénées Méditerrannée.
- The SIGNIS Prize. A jury made up of professionals from the cinema gives this award. SIGNIS is the World Catholic Organization for Communication.
Competition for SHORT Documentary
- The SIGNIS Prize: A jury made up of professionals from the cinema gives this award. SIGNIS is the World Catholic Organization for Communication.
- The Public Prize: among all short-films in Competition (iction, animation, experimental or documentary) the audience will vote for their favourite short-film.
OUT OF COMPETITION SECTIONS
DOCUMENTARY DÉCOUVERTES : Selection of documentary films from the current and the previous year, unreleased in Toulouse.
PANORAMA DES ASSOCIATIONS : diferent associations from Toulouse will present documentaires accompanied by activities and discussions around the subjects they work about (
SHORT FILM DÉCOUVERTES : Selection of documentary short-films from the current and the previous year, unreleased in Toulouse.
SHORT-FILM COMPETITION (FICTION, ANIMATION OR EXPERIMENTAL)
- The Revelation Prize : a jury composed by a member of ACREAMP, Art Cinema Network of the regions Aquitaine, Limousin y Midi-Pyrénnées, and two professionals form Europe and the region, choose the "revelation" short film. It will be screened in different theaters in the region during the next edition of Cinélatino, on March 2018. This award aims to offer a new window to broadcast films in cinemas and facilitate the encounter with the public.
- The Courtoujours Prize: a jury made up of university students from Toulouse, in collaboration with the CROUS, gives this award.
- The Public Prize: among all short-films in Competition (fiction, animation, experimental or documentary) the audience will vote for their favourite short-film.
OUT OF COMPETITION SECTIONS
SHORT FILMS DÉCOUVERTE : Selection of short films from the current and previous year.
Selection of short and feature films (fiction, animated, documentaries and others) conceived for the 6/12 years old audience. To be selected in this out of competition category, films must be submitted before November 12th.
3.- REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTED FILMS
All submitted films will be notified about the results by email on March 2019 and the Official Selection will be announced on www.cinelatino.fr early March 2019.
If the film is selected in the Feature Film Competition or the Documentary competition :
- Regarding the screeening format, the producers must provide a DCP with French subtitles. If there is no French version, the Festival will be responsible for defining case by case the options to subtitle. For this purpose, the production must provide the dialogue list with time codes and a non-encrypted DCP without embedded subtitles.
- The director must be available on the dates of the festival to attend the screenings of her·his film in Toulouse. The Festival will cover the accommodation and meals for a maximum of 5 nights and will define, on a case-by-case basis, the means to finance the director's travel. If the director is not able to attend, the organization reserves the right to transfer the invitation to another member of the team.
- The Festival will be able to invite only 1 representative per film, even in cases where there are 2 or more directors. If other team members manage to attend, the organization may grant them an accreditation.
If the film is selected in the Short Film Competition or the Out of Competition sections :
- Regarding the screeening format, the producers must provide a Digital File or a DCP with French subtitles. If there is no French version, the Festival will decide case by case the options to subtitle. For this purpose, the production must provide the dialogue list with time codes and a Digital File or a non-encrypted DCP without embedded subtitles.
- The Festival may support the director in his efforts to obtain funding to attend the Festival. In the case of being able to attend, the Festival will be able to propose an alternative accommodation for the director, as well as meals, for a maximum of 5 nights.
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