1. The 38. International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino! (hereinafter referred to as the Festival) will be held in Poznań from November 29 to December 6 2020.
2. The aim of the Festival is to present and promote valuable films for children and young people.
3. The Festival Organiser is Centrum Sztuki Dziecka w Poznaniu (Children’s Art Centre in Poznań).
4. The Festival Director is the director of the Children’s Art Centre in Poznań.
5. The Festival programme comprises the following sections:
a) The International Competition of full-length and short films for children and young people, which presents films made in the years 2018-2020. Both full-length and short films (live-action as well as animated ones) are eligible for the competition. Competition films will be categorized either as children’s films or as films for young people. Films will be categorized by the Organisers;
b) fringe sections and special screenings, where out-of-competition films for children, young people and adults are presented.
SELECTION OF FILMS
6. The call for entries opens on 2 March 2020.
7. Films may be entered by their authors, producers or other authorized persons.
8. The Organisers of the Festival shall select films for the Festival.
9. Only the films which have been entered on time and in compliance with these Regulations are subject to selection for Festival screenings. Each film which has been entered must be accompanied by:
a) the entry form filled in online (available from www.alekino.com and FilmFreeway)
b) a screener with the film in an English language version or with English subtitles.
10. The competition is open to a film which meets the following criteria:
a) it is a live-action or animated film, either full-length or short one (where ‘full-length’ means longer than 60 minutes and ‘short’ means shorter than 30 minutes), made after 1 January 2018;
b) it is available as a DCP, BluRay, or a digital file. Screening from other sources is acceptable provided it is agreed with the Organisers in advance;
c) it represents a separate artistic whole.
11. The final deadline for receipt of entry forms and selection materials for the competition section must is 31 July 2020.
12. It is the Entrant’s responsibility to obtain authorisation to use and enter the film in the Festival.
13. All Entrants will be notified of the selection results as soon as the selection process is complete.
14. In the event of selecting a film for the competition, the Entrant shall provide the following immediately:
a) a printed entry form with a handwritten signature;
b) information for the Festival catalogue (the Organisers will provide the details as to what information is necessary);
c) subtitles in a language agreed upon with the Organisers;
d) other promotional materials.
15. Once a film is selected for the Festival programme, the signed entry forms and other materials must be sent to the following address:
Short films: email@example.com
16. The submitted materials and entry form shall be returned only if the entry is accompanied by a written request to do so.
OTHER RIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL:
17. By submitting a film, the Entrant grants the Festival the right to use the following materials:
a) the film print: in the main Festival screening and additional screenings during the Festival;
b) the submitted promotional materials: in Festival publications (printed materials, Festival website, catalogues, Festival programme) and for the purposes of promoting the Festival in the media. The Entrant hereby agrees that the submitted materials may be edited by the Organisers;
c) parts of the film: in television reports connected with the Festival, and for the purposes of promoting the film and the Festival (a trailer or a fragment up to 2 minutes long for a full-length film and up to 1 minute for a short film).
18. The Organisers reserve the right to use parts of the film and promotional materials to promote subsequent Festival editions in accordance with article 16. Subject to the provisions of articles 17 and 18, the Entrant grants the Organisers a license or authorises the Organisers, as applicable, to exercise derivative rights in the Work free of charge.
19. The Entrant shall submit a print of the film which has been selected for the Festival by 22 November 2020 to the address of the Festival Organisers:
Centrum Sztuki Dziecka w Poznaniu
Św. Marcin 80/82, pok. 345
20. The print shall be on the medium and in the format indicated in the entry form, in the original language version, with English subtitles (if English is not the original language of the film), in good technical condition.
21. The print must be properly labelled.
22. The Entrant shall cover the cost of shipping the print to the Festival address unless it is agreed otherwise with the Organisers. The sender shall follow shipment instructions, which will be provided by the Festival Organisers. The instructions shall be provided together with the notification of selection results.
23. The cost of returning the print shall be covered by the Festival unless it is agreed otherwise with the Entrant. The Festival is responsible for returning the print in no worse condition than resulting from its proper usage.
24. The cost of print insurance up to the amount indicated in the entry form shall be covered by the Festival. The insurance shall cover the period from the delivery of the print to the Organiser’s address by the delivering carrier, to the collection of the print from the Organiser by the returning carrier.
25. The print shall be returned after the Festival to the address indicated by the Entrant. The Organisers are not liable for any loss or damage that may result from indicating the wrong address.
JURIES AND PRIZES
26. The professional international jury shall award:
- Golden Goats to the best full-length film for children and a cash prize of EUR 4,000 gross* to the film director (as a natural person);
- Golden Goats to the best short film for children and a cash prize of EUR 1,500 gross* to the film director (as a natural person);
- Golden Goats to the best full-length film for young people and a cash prize of EUR 4,000 gross* to the film director (as a natural person);
- Golden Goats to the best short film for young people and a cash prize of EUR 1,500 gross* to the film director (as a natural person).
The prizes shall be paid out in cash or by bank transfer, in Polish zlotys, after tax deductions, if applicable.* If the Winner’s bank does not accept transfers in Polish zlotys, a bank transfer may be made in euros or American dollars. As soon as the Winners are announced, the Organisers shall send each Winner a form to be filled in with details necessary to make the payment. The completed form must be returned to the Organisers by email (full-length films: firstname.lastname@example.org, short films: email@example.com) within 10 days after receiving it, but no later than by December 20, 2020. The prizes shall be paid out within 30 days after the Organisers receive a duly completed form, which must be submitted together with the original certificate of tax residence in the case of non-resident Winners wishing to avoid double taxation. The certificate of tax residence must be delivered by January 15, 2021 at the latest, otherwise the prize will be paid in accordance with Polish tax law.
Should the winning film have more than one director, the prize shall be divided equally between the Winners.
27. The young people’s jury shall award the Marcin prizes to the best full-length and the best short film for young people.
28. The children’s jury shall award the Marcinek prizes to the best full-length and the best short film for children.
29. The Film Educators’ Jury shall award the The Film Educators’ Prize to the best full-length film for children.
30. Festival audience shall award its prize to the best full-length film for young people.
31. The Festival Organisers shall award the special prize of Platinum Goats for excellent film or audiovisual media output aimed at young audiences.
32. Other special prizes funded by private individuals, institutions and organisations may also be awarded in agreement with the Organisers.
33. The Organisers will invite selected makers and artists representing the films screened at the Festival as well as eminent filmmakers, members of the press, distributors, producers and other persons involved in the audiovisual culture for children and young people.
34. By entering a film in the Festival and participating in the Festival the Entrant agrees to comply with these Regulations.
35. The Festival Organisers are not liable for any damage or loss resulting from the infringement of the rights of third parties that may arise in connection with the use of the submitted Works, unless the infringement has been caused solely by the Organisers. The Entrant hereby indemnifies the Organisers from any liability in that respect.
36. In the event of doubt as to the interpretation of these Regulations, the Polish language version shall prevail.
37. Issues not covered by these Regulations are subject to decisions made by the Festival Director.
* Competition prizes will be paid in Polish zlotys (PLN). The amounts in euros will be converted into zlotys using the average exchange rate stated by the National Bank of Poland as of the day preceding the announcement of the winning films.
Competition prizes won by Polish residents are subject to taxation pursuant to Article 13, Section 2 of the Polish Personal Income Tax Act concerning participation in competitions in the fields of science, culture, art and journalism. The income tax rate for the prize is 18% on the amount won after deducting 20% of tax-deductible costs. The tax will be deducted from the prize before payment.
Competition prizes won by non-residents are subject to taxation pursuant to Article 29, Section 1 Subsection 1 of the Polish Personal Income Tax Act. The income tax rate for the prize is 20% on the amount won. The tax will be deducted from the prize before payment. However, for the avoidance of double taxation, the Winner may be able to claim a tax relief or tax exemption in Poland if there is a double taxation agreement between Poland and this country, and if he/she delivers a valid certificate of residence from the tax authority in the country in which he/she is resident. The certificate is valid until the date of expiry, or, if the date is not specified, for 12 months after the date of issue. The original (not digital) certificate must be delivered to the Festival Organisers before the prize is paid. The certificate of tax residence must be delivered by January 15, 2021 at the latest, otherwise the prize will be paid in accordance with Polish tax law. To transfer the prize to a bank account, a certificate issued by the bank with the IBAN number and SWIFT number is necessary.