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FIPA REGULATIONS 2018

PREAMBLE

Fipa, the International Festival of Audiovisual Programmes, was created to recognise, honour and, promote exceptional work in the audiovisual media, to help further understanding of the audiovisual arts.

The Festival aims to encourage the production of high quality TV programmes around the world. 

The Board of Directors elected by the Association includes representatives from the following organisations: CNC (Centre National de la Cinématographie), SCAM (Société Civile des Auteurs Multimédia), SACD (Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques), SACEM (Société des Auteurs Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique) ADAMI (Société Civile pour l’Administration des Droits des Artistes et Musiciens Interprètes), PROCIREP (Société civile des producteurs de cinéma et de télévision), the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Regional Council, and the City of Biarritz.

The 31st Fipa Festival will be held in Biarritz from Tuesday to Sunday, 23-28 January 2018.

The following regulations will apply exclusively to this year’s Festival.

 

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FIPA SELECTION

1. ENTRIES
 
A. Deadline for Entry

The deadline for entries and receipt of programmes to be considered for selection is midnight, 14 November 2017. 

 
B. Conditions of Eligibility

-Copyright from 1 December 2016 to 30 November 2017
-Genre: Drama, Series, Documentary, Transmedia

The Board of Directors will determine the categories in which the (selected) programmes may be presented.
For (selected) programmes consisting of several parts, the Board of Directors reserves the right not to screen the programme in its entirety.

 
C. Conditions of participation

The Board of Directors will select and invite entries under the supervision of the Artistic Director.

Unless the Board chooses to make an exception, only productions meeting the following criteria will be eligible for selection:

  • Programmes must have been produced between 1 December 2016 and 30 November 2017
  • Except in the Transmedia category, priority will be given to world premieres (programmes never previously screened/broadcast apart from in their country of origin) and international premieres (programmes only screened/broadcast in their country of origin). For French productions, only work that will not have been projected/broadcast in metropolitan France prior to the festival dates (23 to 28 January) will be eligible.
 
D. Screening Language and Formats

Programmes can be submitted in English or French; or in any other language with English or French subtitles.

Submissions for series must consist of at least 2 episodes.

Programmes can be submitted via:

URL (with password valid until 24 January 2017) to be emailed to: inscriptions@fipa.tv

OR

– 2 DVD copies, to be sent to: Fipa / Films Department – 14 rue Alexandre Parodi – 75010 Paris – France 

Any link or DVD sent before payment of entry fees will not be considered.

 
To avoid delays or customs fees, international parcels containing DVDs should be labelled “for cultural use only”. If sending via international courier service, customs charges and other taxes must be paid by the sender (to be mentioned on the shipping invoice). 
 
E. Entry fees

All submissions are subject to the payment of entry fees. Entries are confirmed upon acknowledgement of receipt of admission fees.

Entry fees consist of: – 30€ tax excl. – 36€ tax incl. for all transmedia, cross-media, web programmes, VR…

– 70€ tax excl. – 84€ tax incl. for all standalone programmes (Drama, Creative Documentary, Reportage and Investigation, Music and Performing Arts)

– 90€ tax excl. – 108€ tax incl. for series

 
2. SELECTIONS AND PRIZES
 
A. Selections

Fipa divides selected works into the following categories:

-Drama
-Series
-International Creative or Investigative Documentary
-National Creative or Investigative Documentary
-Music and Performing Arts
-New Talent

 
B. Juries & Prizes

The juries and their Presidents are appointed by the Board of Directors.

The juries will vote by secret ballot. All decisions are taken by absolute majority.

The President and the Artistic Director of Fipa may be present at the deliberation of the juries, but they will not participate in the vote.

Individuals cannot be members of any jury if they are involved in the production of a programme competing in this year’s festival.

After deliberation, the jury will award prizes during the closing ceremony, which will take place on Saturday 28 January 2018.

 
3. REQUIREMENTS OF SELECTED PROGRAMMES
 
A. Requirement during the Festival

Programmes may not be withdrawn from the selection while the Festival is ongoing.
Selected programmes may be shown outside the Festival’s theatres before their official screening.

 
 
B. Material to be provided
  • Selected programmes must be screened in their original version, subtitled in French or English. The version that is, or will be, screened in the country of origin is considered to be the original version.
  • Full documentation for each selected programme must be received by the Festival as requested, including all necessary details, written materials, and film extract/trailer (free of rights), which must be provided within the given deadline. This material may be freely used for promotional purposes by the Festival’s press and communications department.
  • The final print (HD file) of each selected programme, subtitled in French or English, must be received by 15 December 2017. If French is not the original language, a list of time-coded subtitles will be requested for electronic subtitling in English.

If prints of selected programmes are not received by 15 December 2017, they cannot be screened.

 
C. Compulsory Acknowledgements

The rights holders of all audiovisual programmes screened at Fipa agree to include the Fipa logo on all promotional materials (press packs, websites, posters, trailers, etc). The logo can be downloaded from the Fipa website.

When prize-winning programmes are broadcast, an official acknowledgement of the award(s) must be shown on screen before the opening credits. Rights holders agree to obtain this from their broadcaster(s).

For the Smart Fipa award, websites of selected and/or winning programmes must display the appropriate acknowledgement.

 
D. Library

In addition to being screened at the Festival event, programmes featured in the competition or out-of-competition selections can be viewed via the Fipa Library. This streaming service will be exclusively available for Fipa Industry pass holders and is accessible via secure online platform. 

 
E. Transport & Insurance

Insurance and transport costs incurred while shipping the programme between the place of origin and the Fipa offices in Paris (in both directions) are payable by the programme owner.

Fipa will only pay storage fees and insurance costs for copies of programmes from the selection in official Fipa locations in Paris and Biarritz and during transport, in both directions, between the two cities.

Copies of programmes from the selection will only be returned upon request, at the applicant’s own expense. Copies of programmes that are not reclaimed will be destroyed within 3 months of the end of the Festival.

In case of lost or damaged copies, Fipa is only liable to pay compensation up to the amount indicated by the programme’s production company on the application form, which must not exceed the value of the submitted programme.

The President of the Association of the International Festival of Audiovisual Programming has the power to resolve any case not provided for by these here regulations. In the case of dispute, only the French version of the regulations will be admissible.

Fipa reserves the right to modify the regulations at any time.


 

NEW TALENT SELECTION

1. ENTRIES

A. Deadline

The deadline for programme entries for the New Talent selection is 27 October 2017. There is no submission fee.

 

B. Conditions of participation

Programmes must have been created as part of the director’s education or training.

-Copyright from 1 January 2016 to 30 November 2017
-Genre: drama, documentary, animation, experimental clips and films, transmedia

 

C. Screening Languages and Formats

Programmes can be submitted in French or English, or any other language with French/English subtitles.

Print copies of programme submissions:

– 1 DVD copy

DVD to be sent to: Fipa/ Campus – 14 rue Alexandre Parodi – 75010 Paris – France 

– URL (and password if required) to view programmes online via streaming

URL to be sent to: campus@fipa.tv

To avoid delays or customs fees, international parcels containing DVDs should be labelled “for cultural use only”. If sending via international courier service, customs charges and other taxes must be paid by the sender (to be mentioned on the shipping invoice). 

 

2. SELECTION AND REQUIREMENTS

A. Requirements during the Festival

Reception conditions will be communicated to each school and each participant following their selection. Programmes cannot be withdrawn from the selection once the Festival has begun.

 

B. Material to be provided

 Selected programmes must be screened in their original version, subtitled in English or French.

– The final print of each selected programme, subtitled in English or French, must be received before 15 December 2017. If French is not the original language, a list of time-coded subtitles will be requested for electronic subtitling in English.

If prints of selected programmes are not received by 15 December 2017, they cannot be screened.

Full documentation for each selected programme must be received by the Festival as requested, including all necessary details, written materials, film extracts/trailer, which must be provided within the given deadline.

 

C. Library
In addition to being screened at the Festival event, programmes featured in the competition can be viewed via the Fipa Library. This streaming service will be exclusively available for Fipa Industry pass holders and is accessible via secure online platform. 

 
D. Transport & Insurance

Insurance and transport costs incurred while shipping the programme between the place of origin and the Fipa offices in Paris (in both directions) are payable by the programme owner.

Fipa will only pay storage fees and insurance costs for copies of programmes from the selection in official Fipa locations in Paris and Biarritz and during transport, in both directions, between the two cities.

Copies of programmes from the selection will only be returned upon request, at the applicant’s own expense. Copies of programmes that are not reclaimed will be destroyed within 3 months of the end of the Festival.

In case of lost or damaged copies, Fipa is only liable to pay compensation up to the amount indicated by the programme’s production company on the application form, which must not exceed the value of the submitted programme.

 

The President of the Association of the International Festival of Audiovisual Programming has the power to resolve any case not provided for by these here regulations. In the case of dispute, only the French version of the regulations will be admissible.