Avanca 2017 - International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia

AVANCA 2017 // Avanca 2017 - Encontros Internacionais de Cinema, Televisão, Vídeo e Multimédia

21st edition

Jul 26 - Jul 30, 2017
Avanca, Portugal

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Narrative fiction, TV
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video and multimedia.

Festival website http://www.avanca.com

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Class Founded: 1997
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Jan 17, 2017

Regular deadline: Apr 30, 2017
Late deadline: Apr 30, 2017

Notification date: Jul 03, 2017

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 13.93 EUR (0.00 to 15.60 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 5,688.00 USD
Festival sections
Avanca Competition
International Competition
Works admitted for selection must join the following conditions: - Be produced after January 1, 2014; - Unreleased in Portugal; - Not available on the web. - Works that have not been presented for selection in earlier editions of this festival. Registrations in the following categories are admitted: CINEMA: short and feature films in fiction and animation; TELEVISION: documentaries; VIDEO: experimental videos less than 20 minutes long.
General rules Deadline: April 30th, 2017

1 - Objective:
The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video and multimedia.

2 - Conditions of Admission:
Works admitted for selection must join the following conditions:
- Be produced after January 1, 2015;
- Unreleased in Portugal;
- Not available on the web.
- Works that have not been presented for selection in earlier editions of this festival.

Registrations in the following categories are admitted:
CINEMA: short and feature films in fiction and animation;
TELEVISION: documentaries;
VIDEO: experimental videos less than 20 minutes long.

3 - Submission:
The works must be registered until April 30th, 2017 by completing the online registration form available on www.avanca.com.
For the selection, each candidate must send a preview in DVD format by post mail for the Festival address, through a link with password to online preview or using one of these services:
Movibeta
Festhome
Click for Festivals
Film Freeway
Film Festival Life

Entry Fee: 14€ (euros)
The payment can be done by Paypal (avancafilmfestival@gmail.com), or at the mentioned platforms above.

FREE ENTRY FEE FOR:
- Portuguese films or from countries with official Portuguese language, exclusively received on DVD or link with password.
The film submission at the AVANCA 2017 may also involve the selection for AVANCA's Film Festivals Partners.

4 - Selection for competition:
The organization committee carries out the selection of the submitted works and informs the applicants with selected works. The selection results will be available in www.avanca.com.

5 – Prizes:
A prize will be attributed to the best work of each category: Cinema (feature film), Cinema (short feature), Television and Video.
Prizes, among others, will also be given to the best Animation, best Actor/Actress and best Cinematography Direction.
In the Cinema category (feature film), since only a maximum of 4 works are selected, all of them will automatically receive a special mention.
The international jury is composed by cinema professionals invited by the organization.
The selected films may be object of acquisition proposals for the Portuguese market (cinema, television and video).

6 – World Premiere Prize:
Films that have their world premiere in the AVANCA 2017, regardless of submitted category, are also candidates to the World Premiere Special Prize. Candidates must indicate in the entry form if the film is a world premiere.

7 – Filmmaker Prize:
Filmmakers under the age of 30 and over 60, will be candidates for the Junior Filmmaker Award and the Senior Filmmaker Award respectively.

8 - Transport and Insurance of Works
The organization will inform the candidates with selected works and will give out instructions for the shipment of final copies.
The delivery of the works is on the candidates’ responsibility.

Note: The preview DVD and Blu-ray copies will not be sent back, for they will become part of the Festival Mediateque Archives. We guarantee they will not be used for commercial purposes.


9 - Others
Festival languages are Portuguese and English.
Any possible doubt or questions that may arise will be clarified or solved by the Organization Committee.
The selected works may be object of non-commercial exhibitions for the festival's promotion.