Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival
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INTERNATIONAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

ELIGIBILITY

Film/video makers, producers and distributors are invited to submit their original work to the 2000 Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc. competition for the Golden Sheaf Awards.

All entries must have been completed in the period between March 13, 1999 and February 10, 2000, and not have been entered in a previous Golden Sheaf Awards competition.

The final decision regarding interpretation of the rules and regulations including the eligibility of any production for admission into the competition will be the responsibility of the Festival.

AWARDS/CATEGORIES

Children’s Production

Documentary Over 30 Minutes

Documentary Under 30 Minutes

Drama Under 60 Minutes

NOMINATION CERTIFICATES

All entrants nominated for the Golden Sheaf Awards will be notified immediately by mail  following the jury process and will receive a nomination certificate.  Check our website for Nominations listing after March 15th, 2000.

ADJUDICATION

A qualified jury, selected by the Festival, will judge the entries.  Awards may not be given in categories where, in the opinion of the jury, the entries do not merit distinction. No entrant will be allowed to attend any jury session.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

1.   Any production 60 minutes or under will be accepted.

2.   Films must be 16mm, 24FPS optical sound on standard metal or plastic reels and be wound ready for projection.

3.   Videos must be on BetaCam/BetaCam SP NTSC Standard or 1/2” VHS NTSC.

Primary audio should be on linear channels. (If your entry is nominated, a broadcast quality copy may be required.)

4.   Productions may be colour or black and white, sound or silent.

5.   A segment of a television program which has a title, credits and is a self‑ contained unit will be regarded as an eligible entry.

6.   To ensure the best possible presentation of film or video entries to the public, the following are required:

(a)  There should be colour bars and “O” VU Tone at the head of each tape. The duration should be from 30 seconds to one minute.

(b)  Following this, there should be black to the start of the program.

(c)  There should be clean transitions in a series of tapes, with black at the end of each segment or episode.

(d)  There should be no commercials, commercial blacks or commercial countdowns in the production.

7.   Entries in languages other than English or French must provide an English/French script or English/French subtitles.

8.   The quality of the production copy entered (sound and visual) is the responsibility of the entrant.

9.             Any portions of the script, sound track and footage that are from previously published materials must be identified.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING

Entries must be shipped PREPAID.

Entries will not be returned unless a $ 25.00 (Canadian Funds) shipping & handling fee is included.

INSURANCE

The Festival accepts the responsibility for the safekeeping of all productions submitted for competition which are in its care or control. The compensation for possible damage to a production will in no case be greater than the cost of

making another copy in the format submitted.

The Festival provides insurance for loss or damage to films or video tapes to a maximum value of $ 400 or the cost of replacement, whichever is less.

PUBLICITY AND PROMOTION

Festival officials reserve the right to use the electronic media portions of entries accepted for competition to promote the Festival.

The Festival officials reserve the right to screen the entries on local cable television within the Yorkton area and within a closed‑circuit system in hotel facilities at Festival time.

TOUR

A program of Golden Sheaf Award winning productions may be taken on tour following the Festival to selected Canadian centres.

ENTRY PROCEDURE

Entry fee is $ 100.00 (Canadian Funds) per entry (GST included).

ENTRY FORM, FEE AND PRODUCTION MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN MIDNIGHT FEBRUARY 10, 2000 ENTRIES POSTMARKED AFTER THIS DATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

ENTRY FEE NON‑REFUNDABLE

ENTRY FEES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH ENTRY FORM.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES

Submission of a signed entry form for each production shall signify that the entrant agrees to be bound by the rules and regulations of the Yorkton Short Film & Video Festival Inc.

Once entry forms and fees are received, registration begins. Even though the production may not have been received, it is considered entered and NO REFUND WILL BE MADE.

(MINI‑CINEMA) SCREENING CENTRE

The Festival provides an on demand screening centre called Mini‑Cinema. Festival participants, Distributors, Specialty network representatives and buyers, as well as the general public, are invited to screen all Festival entries. Entrants are encouraged to attend the Festival to promote and sell their productions in person.

Please send a 1/2” VHS NTSC copy of your production for use at the Mini‑Cinema screening centre.

NOTE: SCN, Knowledge Network, and Vision TV are among the organizations who regularily purchase productions which have been entered in the Yorkton Festival.

SEND ENTRIES TO:

Golden Sheaf Awards

49 Smith Street East

YORKTON, Saskatchewan S3N 0H4

Phone: (306) 782‑7077

Fax: (306) 782‑1550

e-mail:info@yorktonshortfilm.org

website: www.yorktonshortfilm.orgMAKE CHEQUE PAYABLE TO: GOLDEN SHEAF AWARDS

You may enter your production or register on line at the above web address.

2000 ENTRY FORM

INTERNATIONAL

(PRINT IN BLOCK LETTERS)

Please complete one entry form for each entry after reading the rules and regulations. Entry fee must be submitted with every form.

Avant de remplir le formulaire d’inscription lisez attentivement les règlements. Remplissez un formulaire pour chaque oeuvre. Les frais d’inscription doivent accompagner le formulaire.

ENTRY FEE / FRAIS D’INSCRIPTION

$ 100.00 (GST included) / 100 $ (TPS incluse)

Canadian Funds (Monnaie Canadienne)

Companies entering more than four productions are entitled to a 15% discount on entry fees.

Les sociétés qui inscrivent plus de quatre productions ont droit à une réduction de 15%.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY FORMS, FEES & PRODUCTION

FEBRUARY 10, 2000


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