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Regulations

Appendix

Regulations

of the XV Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema

I. General provisions

The 15th Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema (hereafter —Festival) is the competition of feature, documentary and animated films, reflecting universal spiritual and moral values, cultural traditions, as well as bearing the ideas of peacemaking, tolerance and humanity regardless their national or religious affiliations. The Festival completes an educational, aesthetic and spiritual missions and makes a positive contribution in the Russian culture development.

This regulation is developed to create an objective understanding of Islam and Muslims in the Russian and worldwide community, the world’s best works of cinematography, revealing human spiritual and moral values, consolidation of peace and mutual understanding between nations, cultures and confessions. 

The motto of the Festival ‘Through the dialogue of cultures to the culture of dialogue’.


II. Organizers of the Festival

The organizers of the Festival are: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan (hereafter - Ministry), the Council of Muftis of Russia (hereafter – Council of Muftis), the Executive Committee of the Kazan City Administration (hereafter - Executive Committee), State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino” (hereafter – GBUK RT “Tatarkino”) with the participation of the Regional department of the all-Russian public organization “Cinematographers Union of the Russian Federation” of the Republic of Tatarstan”.

GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) provides organizational, logistical, information-legal and other support of all the Festival activities.

The powers of GBUK RT “Tatarkino”  (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) are the following: coordination with the Ministry the events programme, competition films programme, the programme of non-competitional films, programme of special films, parallel programme, the honored guests membership, the membership of the selecting committee (hereafter – Committee), membership of the international jury (hereafter – Jury), the scenario and procedure for the solemn opening and closing ceremonies of the Festival, protocol-related issues, the prizes, diplomas design, design layout of all types of printed products, souvenir products, venues for holding solemn opening and closing ceremonies of the Festival, the business programme, film shows, sketching of the venues’ decorations. GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) must notify the Ministry of all unforeseen situations happening during preparation, holding and completion of the Festival.

Venue and Duration:

The Festival is held from 24 to 30 April 2019.

The venue is the city of Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan.

The supreme body of the Festival is the Organizing Committee on its Preparation and Realization (hereafter – the Committee).

The Ministry provides financial support of all the Festival activities, coordinates and controls the preparation and conduct of the Festival, representing the interests of the organizers of the Festival at the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and other stakeholder structures regarding the questions related to its preparation and conduct.

The Council of Muftis, the Executive Committee render the assistance to GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) in the organization and in sponsor and donor funds raising via making formal appeals on their own accounts.

Procedure for the conduct of the Festival, conditions of participation in the Festival, film selection criteria, as well as entries submission deadline, awards and diplomas are defined by the Regulations of the Festival (hereafter – Regulations).

III. Festival programme

The programme of the Festival includes Russian and international films selected by the Commission.

The programme of the Festival consists of competition and out-of-competition programmes, including full-length feature films, short feature films, animated films, full-length documentaries and short documentaries.

Within the festival framework creative meetings, round tables, press-conferences, investment and presentation platform for film festivals, business platform of the Festival etc. are held.

The business platform is a territory of unity for the specialists in the field of cinema, education, film industry, producers, representatives of the film festivals, cinema forums, international film organizations, experts and opinion leaders. The business platform provides conditions for projects realization and signing agreements on cooperation in the field of cinema.

The themes of the business platform 2019 are “Cinema and education”, “An integration of cinema into the educational process”.

          The National competition held within the framework of the Festival includes 10 best films made in Tatarstan, about Tatarstan or with the participation of Tatarstan (co-production). The National competition has a status of nominations programme, in which the winners are rewarded by a statuette, diplomas and cash prize. The National competition is aimed at supporting Tatarstan cinematographers and co-production development.

IV. Conditions of Participation in the Festival

Those willing to submit a film to participate in the Festival should officially send an online application to participate in the festival which is given on the web-site http://kazan-mfmk.com no later than 1 February 2019.

The selection of films for the participation in the Festival is conducted by the Commission no later than 1 March 2019.

After the screening programme is published on the official web-site of the Festival http://kazan-mfmk.com no corrections in the screening programme are allowed.

The screening programme in the Festival is defined by GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”). Films reflecting universal spiritual and moral values, cultural traditions, as well as bearing the ideas of peacemaking, tolerance and humanity can participate in the programmes of the Festival. Films released no earlier than 2017 can participate in the Festival with the confirming documents in accordance with current legislation.

DVD, mkv, mp4, avi, dcp format films are submitted for the competition and out-of-competition programmes of the Festival. The films selected for competition screenings, are to be submitted to GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) no later than 1 April 2019. The filled entry-form for each film submitted, confirming the participation in the Festival, should be received by GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) no later than 1 February 2019. Along with the notification on participation, the following documents should be submitted to GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”): 

- the full text of a film in an original or one of the following languages, Russian or English;

- list of subtitles in Russian or English:

a) abstract, promotion materials, press materials in Russian or English;

b) advert video and film shots in dcp format;

c) materials for the catalogue in Russian or English (information about filmmakers, photos, including a photo of its film director, film slides).

If the film is included in the competitional programme the participant must provide the list of subtitles in Russian until 15 March 2019.

Appealing for the participation in the Festival the right holder transfers the rights to the film for participation in the festival free of charge what implies the film screening: 

- during press-screenings before the Festival starts;

- in the cinemas of Kazan within the framework of the Festival programme during the Festival;

- after Festival copmletion in the cinemas of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan  within the framework of “Echoe of Kazan International Festival of Muslim Cinema” with the aim to draw spectators’ attention to the films-winners and films-participants.

The texts and shots of films will be used in the publication in catalogue, on the web-site of the Festival and in any other media.

The applications for press accreditation are accepted by GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”) strictly  untill 31 March 2019.

All expenses related with the participation in the festival of the media representatives should be covered by sending organization.

Return of recording of films submitted for selection, but not included in the festival programme to the owners is not carried out.

Return of recording of films is a right but not an obligation of GBUK RT “Tatarkino” (State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino”).

There is a strict dress code at the Festival’s opening and closing ceremonies as well as its gala dinners. The dress code is the following: 

-         evening dresses for women; 

-         a suit or a tailcoat for men. 

The invitations for the guests, participants. Jury members of the Festival  have special remarks on the dress-code: Ultraformal.

State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino” (GBUK “Tatarkino”) solves the issues concerning the invitation of participants (copyright holders, producers who provided the film to participate in the Festival), guests (specially invited to participate in the Festival), members of the jury and the terms of their stay at the Festival personally.

 Ministry of culture of the Republic of  Tatarstan guarantees each participant of the Festival the following:

— free travel by rail or economy class air travel on the route Moscow-Kazan-Moscow;

— transfer (the meeting and departure at the railway station or airport of Kazan);

— hotel accommodation during the Festival. Additional services of the hotel are paid by the residents themselves;

— meal;

— providing a presentation package, which includes a catalog of films, the Festival program, invitation cards;

— cultural program, including receptions on the occasion of the opening and closing of the Festival.

These guaranties apply to no more than:

— one person, presenting the film in the program «Full-length feature film»;

— one person, presenting the film in the program «Short-length feature film»;

— one person, presenting the film in the program «Full-length documentary film»;

— one person, presenting the film in the program «Short-length documentary film».

         State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino” (GBUK “Tatarkino”) guarantees each invited guest and jury member the following:

— free travel by rail or economy class air travel to Kazan city;

— transfer (the meeting and departure at the railway station or airport of  Kazan);

— hotel accommodation during the Festival. Additional services of the hotel are paid by the residents themselves;

— meal;

— providing a presentation package, which includes a catalog of films, the Festival program, invitation cards;

— cultural program, including receptions on the occasion of the opening and closing of the Festival.

After the purchase of tickets, the exchange of tickets for the jury, participants and guests of the festival is not carried out.

Conditions under which the State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan “Tatarkino” (GBUK RT "Tatarkino") has the right to refuse the participant of the festival:

- no written consent to participate in the festival until March 20, 2019;

- no acknowledgement of visa reception until March 20, 2019.

These guarantees are not provided to other persons.


V. The main nominations and prizes of the Festival

1. For the best film direction of full-length feature film (awarded to the film director)

2. For the best script of full-length feature film (awarded to the script-writer)

3. For the best camera work of full-length feature film (awarded to the cameraman)

4. For the best actor of full length feature film (awarded to its representative)

5. For the best actress of full length feature film (awarded to its representative)

6. For the best short feature film (awarded to either its producer or director)

7. For the best full length documentary (awarded to either its producer or director)

8. For the best short documentary (awarded to either its producer or director)

Grand prix of the Festival is “The best feature film”.

If funding is available, the winners of the main nominations of the festival are awarded with cash prizes.

Special Prizes of the Festival

1. Special prize of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan ‘For Humanism in Cinematography’ includes a cash allowance of 500 000 rubles

2. Prizes of the Mayor of the city, Guild of film experts and film critics of Russia, Special mention of the Jury implies statuette award without cash allowance

3. Audience choice award implies no more than 3 diplomas award.

National competition awards

1. Best national film – 200 000 roubles

2. Best national documentary – 100 000 roubles

3. Best national short-length film – 100 000 roubles

4. Best national film for children – 100 000 roubles

VI. The jury

The competition programmes are evaluated by the members of the Jury, formed of cinematography professionals (producers, directors, scriptwriters, actors, cameramen, distributors, film experts, film critics).

The jury of the Festival consists of 10 representatives of different countries. The chairman of the jury is chosen from the jury members. A person related to the production and promotion of films participating in the competition programmes can not be a member of the Jury.

The jury of the Festival evaluates the films by collective decision-making, based on inner conviction, life experience, concidering that content of the film should reveal the ideas of peacemaking, tolerance, cross-cultural, cross-confessional, international dialogue; themes of convergence and mutual enrichment of the cultures of the world. The content of the film should reflect human spiritual and moral values, promoting the ideals of humanism and peace; traditions of nations of the world. The film should have a unique plot. It should not contain information promotion of which is prohibited by the Russian legislation.

In case of equality of votes, the Chairman of the jury has the deciding vote.

VII. Financing

Financing of the Festival as well as the payment for prizes cash allowance of the National competition is carried out from the budget of the Republic of Tatarstan, allocated to the Ministry.

VIII. Final clauses

Participation in the festival implies compliance with all the provisions of these regulations. The regulations are made in two languages: Russian and English. In case of controversial issues on the regulations the text of the regulation in Russian is taken as a basis.