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Calls for entries - Rules & Terms 2024

SANTIAGO HORROR INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL


Rules & Terms


· FEATURE FILMS

· SHORT FILMS

· MUSICAL VIDEO CLIP

· ANIMATION SHORT FILMS

· STUDENT SHORT FILMS




1. REQUIREMENTS OF THE WORKS

Theme: Feature films, short films and music videos must belong to the fantasy or horror genres, including all their subgenres and variants (thrillers, documentaries, black humor/comedy, science fiction, etc.).


2. CATEGORIES OF THE CONTEST


General considerations:

• For the mentioned categories there will be an application form on the FILMFREEWAY.COM / FESTHOME.COM


• If your work is selected, only the documentation described in point 4 will be provided.


Important, “please read”:

If the project is not in the Spanish language, it must attach subtitles (Spanish or English). The work may be disqualified for not meeting this requirement.


• The application to the festival authorizes it to use fragments of the material for promotional and advertising uses as it deems appropriate, without requesting permission from the owner of the work.


• The application to the festival authorizes it to use the winners of the contest in traveling exhibitions that can be held at different points inside and outside Chile during the festival period and after it. Without requiring written permission



• The selected works must meet the following requirements:

1.- Feature films: work released from December 2022 to the present date.2.- Short films: work released from December 2022 to the present date.3.- Video Clips: work released from December 2021 to the present date.4.- Animated Short Films: work released from December 2021 to the present date.5.- University Short Films: work released from December 2022 to the present date.


A.- Feature films:

The competition is aimed at the exhibition of feature-length films, in the fantasy and horror genres, including all their subgenres and variants (thrillers, documentaries, black humor, science fiction, etc.) in the formats established in the rules.


The feature films that participate in this category cannot have been previously exhibited in Chile, under any circumstances and by any means (not exclusive in the application, if the case warrants it).



B.-Short films:

The submitted works may not exceed 25 minutes, as a maximum duration.

The selected works must be delivered in a standard format compatible with most of the players on the market or sent in high-quality digital format.


C.-Video clips:

The competition is aimed at audiovisual producers, musical groups, video clip producers, independent artists and record companies.



The duration of the video clip may not exceed 10 minutes.

The theme is open to fantasy in its widest range, these can vary between black humor, animation, suspense, myths and legends, science fiction, horror, etc.


It is not permitted to use materials/content subject to intellectual property rights, of which the person who sent them or their representative is not the exclusive owner. The organization does not assume responsibilities arising from unauthorized use of copyrighted materials.


Note: The prize will be awarded to the director or owner of the Video clip. The band can be a representative of the director or owner of the work.


The pre-selected video clips can be viewed at:


• Web page• Festival RSS• SHFF in all its communications of the pre-selected, finalist and winning video clips


In the digital sphere, the link to the artist's own YouTube or Vimeo channel will always be used, SHFF will never make personal use of the video clips.


D.- Animated Short

FilmsThe submitted works may not exceed 25 minutes, as a maximum duration.

The works must be delivered in a standard format compatible with most of the players on the market or sent in high-quality digital format.


• There will only be one category for this segment

• The works presented may be made with any animation method. Works that require stereoscopic viewing will not be admitted.


E.-University Short Film Competition

• The works must have a duration of at least 1 minute and a maximum of 10 minutes

• The works must conform to the themes established by the festival

• The works must be in Spanish, if another language is incorporated, it must include subtitles embedded in the video.


The works in competition will be in a special section within the virtual platform of our streaming partner, in addition to an in-person exhibition within the festival.

The festival will request student accreditation, if it deems it appropriate.


3. SHIPPING METHOD OF SELECTED WORKS

The selected works must be sent along with the registration form provided by the festival through the following means:


• Via email

• Via Wetransfer, FTP, or some means that may be the best option for both parties

Material not registered through formal means, delivered by hand or given to a member of the production will NOT be accepted. Material delivered through these channels will be automatically discarded.


4. DATA OF SELECTED

WORKSThese data will be requested once the festival selects the participating works.

• Link teaser and/or trailer• Qualification• Synopsis (full / short)

• Duration• Country• Director and production details

• Telephone contacts

• Email address

• Data sheet• Social networks of the work or the director

• Official poster (only applies to Feature Film, Short Film, Animation competitions), with 300 DPI quality.


5. SUBMISSION DEADLINE

The works can be presented from the day of publication of the bases until August 25, 2024


6. THE JURY

The jury will be made up of specialized members and both national and international guests.


7. SELECTION CRITERIA

The festival commission will select according to the following criteria:

• Originality and creativity of the work

• The relationship with the festival theme

• Artistic quality and script


Works already presented at other International festivals will be accepted, always declaring the circuits prior to this one.


Important: Works previously published on social networks, YouTube or any public or commercial media will not be accepted.


8. NOTICE OF SELECTED WORKS

The works in competition will be announced before the festival publicly, through its different platforms, and the selected authors will also be notified via email provided by them.


9. AWARDS & SPECIAL MENTIONS


Feature films:

• Best Feature Film

• Special mention Feature Film

• Best Ibero-American Feature Film

• Best feature film sound design

• Best Feature Film Photography

• Best Feature Film Performance

• Best Feature Film Screenplay

• Best Feature Film Special Effects


Short films

:• Best International Short Film

• Best National Short Film

• Best Animated Short Film

• Best short film sound design


Video clips:

• Best National Video Clip

• Best International Video Clip


University Short:

• Best Short Film

• Special Mention Short Film


The jury reserves the right to void the award if the quality of the works does not exceed minimum quality requirements.


10. SHIPPING FORMATS

If your project is selected, you must send it via download link in the following format:

Digital format:


• HD 1080p only with the following export(send without menu, without adjustment bars and with 5 seconds of black at the beginning)

• H.264 codec

• Resolution: 1080p (minimum requirement)

• Audio Channels: 2 (stereo)

• Audio Sample Rate: 48kHz• Audio Bit Depth: 16 or 24 bits


Works in a language other than Spanish must include embedded subtitles or, failing that, attach these in .srt format. If the selected work does not send the subtitles in Spanish or English before September 8, 2024, it will be disqualified and will be left out of the contest.


11. PROJECTION

Production will determine the order and date of projection of the works. It will also announce the schedule and days of their screening in the SHFF media and platforms.


12. DECLARATION OF KNOWING THE RULES

The works and their representatives at the time of submission have full knowledge of the bases and acceptance of the requirements to participate.



These bases may be subject to possible modifications and/or annexes for reasons beyond the control of the organization.


If you have any questions, please contact the organization by email at info@santiagohorror.com



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