Regulations of the
XVI Kazan International Muslim Film Festival
I. GENERAL PROVISIONS
The XVI Kazan International Muslim Film Festival (hereafter – the Festival) is the competition of feature, documentary and animated films, reflecting universal spiritual and moral values, cultural traditions, bringing the ideas of peacemaking, tolerance and humanism, regardless national and confessional affiliation. The Festival completes educational, aesthetic and spiritual missions and makes a positive contribution to the development of Russian culture.
This Regulations are developed to realize the idea of objective view of Islam and Muslims in the Russian and worldwide community, popularizing the best works of the worldwide cinematography, revealing universal 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».
The theme of the Festival are universal spiritual and moral, family values, cultural traditions, bringing the ideas of peacemaking, tolerance and humanism, popularizing cultural heritage through the cinema art.
II. ORGANIZERS OF THE FESTIVAL
The organizers of the Festival are: the Ministry of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan (hereafter – the Ministry), the Council of Muftis of Russia (hereafter – Council of Muftis), Executive Committee of municipal education of Kazan (hereafter – Executive Committee), State budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan «Tatarkino» (hereafter – GBUK RT «Tatarkino») with the participation of REGIONAL DEPARTMENT OF THE ALL-RUSSIAN PUBLIC ORGANIZATION «CINEMATOGRAPHERS UNION OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION» OF THE REPUBLIC OF TATARSTAN.
GBUK RT «Tatarkino» provides organizational, logistical, informational, legal and other support of all the Festival activities.
The powers of GBUK RT «Tatarkino» are the following: coordination the event program with the Ministry, competition films program, out-of-competition films program, special films program, parallel program, the honored guests membership, selecting Committee membership (hereafter – the Committee), membership of the International jury (hereafter – the Jury), the scenario and procedure of the solemn opening and closing ceremonies, protocol-related issues, prizes sketches, diplomas, design-layouts for all types of printed products, souvenir products, venues for holding solemn opening and closing ceremonies of the Festival, the business program, screenings, sketches of the venues’ decoration. GBUK RT «Tatarkino» notifies the Ministry of all unforeseen situations, happening in the process of preparation, holding and completion of the Festival in obligatory order.
The terms and venue:
The terms – from 4 to 9 September, 2020.
Venue – Kazan, the Republic of Tatarstan.
The supreme body of the Festival is organizational Committee on its’ preparation and holding (hereafter – organizational Committee).
The Ministry provides financial support of all the Festival activities, coordination and control of the preparation and holding the Festival, represents the interests of the Festival organizers in the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and other stakeholder structures regarding the issues, concerning its’ preparation and holding.
The Council of Muftis and Executive Committee assist GBUK RT «Tatarkino» in holding the events to collect sponsor and charity funds by making official appeals on their behalf.
Procedure of the Festival conduct, conditions of participation, films selecting criteria and entries submission deadline, awards and diplomas are defined by the regulations of the Festival (hereafter – the Regulations).
III. FESTIVAL PROGRAM
The program of the Festival includes Russian and foreign films, selected by the Committee.
The program of the Festival consists of competition and out-of-competition programs, which full-length feature films, short-length feature films, animated films, full-length documentary films can take part in.
The competition program includes 12 full-length feature, 10 full-length documentary, 20 short-length feature, 10 films from the National program.
Within the Festival meetings with audience, round tables, press-conferences, investment and presentation platform for film festivals, business platform of the Festival etc. are held.
The business platform of the Festival is the territory of unity of the specialists in the sphere of education and film industry, producers, representatives of film festivals, film forums, international film organizations, experts and opinion leaders. The business platform of the Festival provides conditions for project realization and signing the agreements in the field of cinema.
Within the Festival National competition, which includes 10 best films made in Tatarstan, about Tatarstan or with the participation of Tatarstan (coproduction) is held. National competition has the status of the program with nominations, in which the winners are awarded with the statuette, diplomas and cash prizes. National competition is aimed at supporting Tatarstan cinematographers and coproduction development.
IV. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
Those willing to submit film for participation in the Festival, should officially send an online application for participation in the Festival which is given on the web-site http://kazan-mfmk.com no later than June 1, 2020.
The selection of films for the participation in the Festival is carried out by the Committee no later than July 1, 2020.
After publishing the screening program on the official оweb-site of the Festival www/http://kazan-mfmk.com no corrections in the screening program are allowed.
The screening program in the Festival is defined by GBUK RT «Tatarkino». Films, reflecting universal spiritual and moral values and cultural traditions, bearing the ideas of peacemaking, tolerance and humanism can take part in the Festival programs. Films released no earlier than 2019 can participate in the Festival with application of confirmative documents in accordance with current legislation.
Films of mp4, dcp formats are accepted in competition and out of competition programs of the Festival. Films, selected for competition screening, are submitted to the GBUK RT «Tatarkino» no later than July 10, 2020. The completed entry-form for each submitted film, confirming the participation in the Festival, should be received by GBUK RT «Tatarkino» no later than July 10, 2020. Along with the notification on participation addressed to GBUK RT «Tatarkino» the following documents should be submitted:
— full text of the film in original or in one of the following languages: Russian or English.
— list of subtitles in Russian or English:
а) abstract, promotion materials, press kit in Russian or English;
б) advert video or film shots in mp4, dcp formats;
в) materials for the catalogue in Russian or English (information about the filmmakers, photos, including the photo of the director, film slides).
In case the film is included in competition program, the participant must provide the list of subtitles in Russian until July 15, 2020.
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 the press screenings before the Festival starts;
- in the cinemas of Kazan within the Festival program during the Festival;
- after the Festival completion in the cinemas of Kazan and the Republic of Tatarstan within the action «Echoe of Kazan International Muslim Film Festival», which is held after the Festival completion with the aim to draw extra attention of the audience to the films-winners and films-participants of the Festival.
The texts and shots of films will be used for publication in the catalogue, on the web-site of the Festival and in any other media.
The applications for press accreditation are accepted by the GBUK RT «Tatarkino» strictly till July 1, 2020. Completed accreditation forms, confirming the participation in the Festival, should be received no later than July 15, 2020.
All expenses, related with the presence of informational agencies representatives in the Festival, are covered by sending organization.
Return of recordings of films submitted for selection, but not included in the Festival program is not carried out to the owners.
Return of recordings of films is a right, but not an obligation of GBUK RT «Tatarkino».
The dress-code of the Festival during the solemn ceremonies of opening and closing of the Festival as well as solemn dinners is defined strictly. High-necked dinner dress is implied for women and suit or a tailcoat – for men.
In invitations for the guests, participants and the jury members the dress-code is pointed out as «Ultraformal».
V. GUARANTEES FOR THE PARTICPANTS OF THE FESIVAL
GBUK RT «Tatarkino» personally decides on the invitation and terms of participants-right holders, producers, film directors, submitted a film for participation in the competition program, as well as specially invited guests and jury members’ stay in the Festival.
Each Festival participant is guaranteed:
- free travel by railway or economy class air flight (terms of air flight are negotiated personally);
- hotel accommodation, Extra services (room service, mini bar and other services are paid by the resident);
- providing with a presentation package, including films catalogue, the Festival program, invitation cards;
- cultural program, as well as receptions for the opening and closing of the Festival.
These guarantees do not apply to more than one person (either the director, or the producer, or one of the main actors):
- presenting film in the «Full-length feature film» program;
- presenting film in the «Full-length documentary film» program;
- to one presenting film in the «Short-length feature film» program.
Each invited guest and the jury member of the Festival is guaranteed:
- free travel by railway or economy class air flight to Kazan (terms of air flight are negotiated personally);
- hotel accommodation. Extra services (room service, mini bar and other services are paid by the resident);
After purchasing tickets, the exchange of tickets for the jury members, participants and guests of the Festival is not carried out.
Conditions under which the GBUK RT "Tatarkino" has the right to refuse a participant of the Festival:
- in case if there is no written confirmation of participation in the Festival before July 10, 2020;
- in case of the visa is not confirmed before August 1, 2020.
Above mentioned guarantees are not provided to other persons.
VI. THE MAIN NOMINATIONS AND PRIZES OF THE FESTIVAL
1.Grand-prix «The best film» (is awarded to the producer)
2.For the best film direction of the full-length feature film (is awarded to the film director)
3.For the best screenplay of the full-length feature film (is awarded to the screenwriter)
4.For the best camera work of the full-length feature film (is awarded to the cameraman)
5.For the best actor in the full-length feature film (is awarded to the representative)
6.For the best actress in the full-length feature film (is awarded to the representative)
7.For the best short-length feature film (is awarded to the producer or the director)
8.For the best documentary film (is awarded to the producer or the director)
special prizes of the festival
Special prize of the President of the Republic of Tatarstan «For humanism in Cinematography» implies cash allowance of 500 000 rubles;
Prizes of the Mayor of Kazan, Guild of film experts and film critics of Russia, Special mention of the Jury implies statuette award without cash allowance;
Audience choice award.
national competition awards
Best national film 200 000 rubles;
Best national documentary film 100 000 rubles;
Best short-length national film 100 000 rubles
Best national film for children 100 000 rubles.
VII. THE JURY
The competition programs are evaluated by the Jury members, formed by experts in the field of cinema (film producers, film directors, screenwriters, actors, cameramen, distributors, film critics).
The Jury of the Festival consists of 10 members-representatives of different countries of the world including the chairman. The chairman of the Jury has 2 votes when voting.
Those related to the production and promotion of films participating in the competition programs cannot be members of the Jury.
The jury of the Festival evaluates the films by collective decision-making, based on inner conviction, life experience, keeping in mind 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 around the world. The content of the film should reflect universal 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, the promotion of which is prohibited by the Russian legislation.
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 and sponsorship fees.
IX. FINAL CLAUSES
Participation in the Festival implies compliance with all the clauses 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.
Submitting an application for participation in the Festival and providing a copy of the film to GBUK RT “Tatarkino” means that the person who signed the application agrees to all the terms of this Regulation and the application for participation in the Festival.