Architecture Film Festival Lisbon

Arquiteturas // Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa

5th edition

Oct 11 - Oct 15, 2017
Lisbon, Portugal

Open Call Apr 01, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Any type, Animation, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Student, TV
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Culture, Drama, Environmental, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, History, Human rights, Independent, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Science, Science fiction, Social issues, Urban

Mission / description Arquiteturas is the only international film festival in Portugal to screen documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films where architecture plays the main role.
The festival focuses on the growing global interest in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary architecture. It uses the power of moving images as a tool for broadening public understanding and appreciation of architecture.

The festival presents relevant documentaries, fiction and experimental films that expose both Portuguese and international contemporary architecture as well as the permanent dialogue between city, space and narrative.
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Festival website http://www.arquiteturasfilmfestival.com

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Experimentalism Competition International Competition New Talent Competition Portuguese Competition
Class Founded: 2013
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Apr 01, 2017

Regular deadline: Jun 01, 2017
Late deadline: Jun 01, 2017

Notification date: Jul 01, 2017

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Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Distribution of the awarded films in post festival Portuguese and international circuit
General rules AFFL 2107 THEME

LET'S GET PHYSICAL

The architecture profession and the figure of the architect have been depicted in cinema since about 1904 (the oldest example of an architect as the main character in a film). As well in fiction as in reality the shifts in the image we have of the persona of the architect have changed throughout history.
A skilled human with a broad learning and various talents - the architect of Vitruvius - the architect of today is also a curator, product designer, writer, filmmaker, photographer, philosopher, graphic designer, artist, activist, social worker, developer, etc… Is this development setting the architect further away from the origin of the word architecture or is it bringing the profession to an unknown future?

The 5th edition of the Arquiteturas Film Festival will explore the notion of the contemporary architect’s role in society as well as the
metamorphosis in the profession. Let’s Get Physical calls for the builder in you!

General rules

1. Arquiteturas’17 – 5th International Film Festival – will take place from 11-15th October

2. Arquiteturas is the only international film festival in Portugal to screen documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films where architecture plays the main role. We are particularly interested on the growing global interest in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary architecture. We are looking for proposals that use the power of moving images as a tool for broadening public understanding and appreciation of architecture, as well as the permanent dialogue between city, space and narrative.

3. The Selection Committee is looking for films with cinematographic qualities bringing forth, as a whole, the point of view of their authors - fiction, animation, documentary and experimental.

4. The deadline for entries is 1st June 2017.

5. Only entries that include the sending of the film and a duly filled application form will be accepted.

6. HOW TO ENTER A FILM:

Arquiteturas shall receive up to the 1st June:

• A filled online application form
• A version of the film with English subtitles, exception to be made to English spoken films.
• Films shall be sent through Film Festival Life and the download permission must be activated.

As an alternative, after submitting the film at Film Festival Life a Vimeo link should be sent to:
info@doyoumeanarchitecture.com

7. The version of the films to be used for the selection process will not be deleted. They will become part of the archive at DYMA – Do You Mean Architecture, where the associates may consult them. For any kind of public projection, permission from the rights owners will be required.

8. The selection committee will decide the section in which the film will be programmed. The festival is responsible for the selection of the films that compose the entire program.

9. Short and feature length films can compete, with the following projection formats: HD file 1920x1080 H264 ACC. At the festival, all the selected films will be screened with English subtitles. Portuguese spoken films will also be screened with English subtitles. Translation by voice over is not acceptable.

10. Arquiteturas has four competitive sections:

a) International Competition:

• Feature films – films over 50 minutes
• Short films – films up to 49 minutes

b) Portuguese Competition – open to films produced and/or directed by Portuguese filmmakers:

• Feature-length films – films over 50 minutes
• Short films – films up to 49 minutes

c) New Talent Competition – open to first films signed by a director. This section comprises International Competition.

d) Experimental Competition – opens to experimental films that investigate new approaches to moving images and the development of the language of Cinema.

11. Only films concluded after the 1st January 2016 are eligible for the competitive categories.

12. Films concluded before 1st of January 2016 can be eligible to be screened outside the competitive sections.

13. In case the film is selected, Arquiteturas will inform the participant up to two months prior to the opening of the festival. After the participant has been informed about the participation of the film in the festival, the film must not be shown in Portugal until it is screened at Arquiteturas. The festival will also inform the entries that were not selected for up to two months prior to the initial date of the festival.

14. Participants declare that the film submitted is their own and that its public screening rights have not been transferred to third parties.

15. Immediately after being confirmed the selection, you should send by email:

• A script of the dialogues continuity of the films in English
• Two photos stills from the film (minimum resolution: 300 dpi – 10x10cm) in a digital format
• Link for the film trailer (Vimeo or Youtube is prefered)
• Biofilmography of the director
• Final Synopsis for the online program and catalogue (max.450 characters) in English. For Portuguese submitted films the synopsis must be sent in English and Portuguese.
• Previous Festivals and Awards.

16. Until 1st of September, the copy of the selected film (in the right screening format) as well as posters, postcards and promotional materials should be sent to:

Arquiteturas Film Festival
Fórum Lisboa 14-L
1000-265 Lisbon, Portugal

17. In the case of films from non-EU countries sent by a courier (Fedex, DHL, UPS) the film must be accompanied by a pro-forma invoice with the sender’s name, the film title, weight, measurements and/or number of reels. If sent by normal postal service the envelope or box must state – Produto cultural. Sem valor comercial. (Cultural Product. Without Comercial Value).

18. All the texts, data and photos sent by participants to AFFL will be used for reference in various online and offline bilingual publications (including Festival catalogue, Website, video library screens). This material may be translated, corrected or edited prior to publication. By submitting a film, all participants give Arquiteturas free permission to publish this material for the above purposes.

19. The costs related to sending the copy to Portugal will be borne by the participant. The costs of clearing the film through customs in Portugal, as well as the costs associated with returning the films to their country of origin, will be borne by the festival. On the latter situation, any customs duties in the country of origin will be borne by the participants.

20. After receiving the copies of the films, the festival is responsible for them until they are sent back.

21. All films screened during the festival must remain there until its ending and will be returned only after the closing ceremony of the festival.

22. The competition juries will comprise nationally and internationally renowned Portuguese and foreign personalities from the cultural world.

23. Arquiteturas awards consist of a trophy and distribution of the film nationally and internationally within our itinerant circuit. All the awards are attributed to the directors.

24. Awards:

International competition

• Award for best film

Portuguese competition

• Award for best film

New talent
• Award for best film in both international and national competition.

Experimentalism Competition
• Award for best film in both international and national competition.

Audience Award
• Award for best film in both international and national competition.

25. The decisions of the juries are final.

26. After the film has been selected, the festival may use a fragment of three minutes length of the film for promotion of the festival on TV, radio, internet, as well as the publicity material of the film (press kit, posters, postcards, etc.) for promotion purposes also.

27. Arquiteturas guests are not covered by the insurance of the festival.

28. The producer of a film that is awarded a prize at Arquiteturas will undertake to mention the Arquiteturas prize in all promotional materials for the film and in the film credits of all copies that are produced after the festival dates.

29. All entries of films made to Arquiteturas presuppose knowledge of and acceptance of these regulations. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance without reservation of all the terms outlined in the present regulations and the reception of a filled and signed submission form. AFFL reserves the right to cancel any submission or take any suitable measure in the event of a breach of regulations.

30. All awarded films will take part of the Portuguese and international festival itinerant circuit that can start up to one month after the festival dates until 3 months before the subsequent edition in 2017.

31. The festival board will decide upon all matters that are not covered by these regulations in accordance with the international rules of film festivals.

For any question please contact:

Sofia Mourato
Director and founder
info@doyoumeanarchitecture.com