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REGULATIONS XX VIETNAM  NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Chapter I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1. Objects, Criteria
1. Objects:
-    To commend cinema works with high national distinction, riches of humanity, and creative hallmarks; to acclaim cinema artists who have gained remarkable achievements in the period between the XIX and XX Vietnam National Film Festivals;
-    To  improve professionalization in creating, producing and disseminating cinema works; to create opportunities for artists, managers, producers and exhibitors to exchange experiences in film production, hence contributing to the  stable development of the national cinema;
-    To introduce recent works of Vietnam cinema to spectators; to create the meeting to exchange and discus with devotees from whom the artists and film makers can learn  tastes and demands on cinema products;
-    Vietnam National Film Festival is a national cultural activity in 2017; to assure the development of Vietnam Cinema throughout 20 editions of Vietnam Film Festival
-    To commemorate the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the ASEAN (August 8th , 1967 – 2017); To assure the important role that the film industry plays in introducing the member state’s culture and traditional as well as espousing cooperation among the ASEAN community with the 1st ASEAN FILM AWARDS 2017 founded and hosted by Vietnam
2. Criteria
-    Criteria of the XX Vietnam National Film Festival aims to cinema works of high national distinction with rich humanity in ideological content, full of creativeness in artistic expression, and effective initiation in world integration.
-    Motto of the Vietnam National Film Festival: “Building the Modern and Humanistic Cinema Industry”
Article 2. Organizer
The XIX Vietnam National Film Festival is steered by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in cooperation with the People’s Committee of Da Nang City; organized by the Vietnam Cinema Department in cooperation with Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and other relevant ......
Article 3. Dates and location
    Location: Da Nang city
    Time: From November 24th  to November 28th , 2017
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Chapter II FILM IN COMPETITION

Article 4. Eligible categories for competition in  Vietnam National Film Festivals
1. Feature films
2. Documentaries
3. Scientific films
4. Animation
Article 5. Eligible films
1. Provisions on films:
Submitted films to the Vietnam National Film Festival should be originally recorded in Vietnamese language and free from copyright disputes.
Films participating in XX Vietnam National Film Festival are the films which haven’t competed in XIX Vietnam National Film Festival and National Television Film Festival.
Remakes of foreign language films/scripts may submit to Competition in Vietnam National Film Festival; In case remakes have been officially selected to Competition, shall only awarded individuals.
2. Provision on terms of production:
a) Submitted films to the XX Vietnam National Film Festival should be produced and issued the Disseminating Permit in period from October 11th  2015 to September 10th  , 2017;
b) Head of the Steering Committee of the Vietnam National Film Festival has discretion to determine the eligibility of  special submissions.  
3. Provision on legitimacy:
a) Feature films: The submitted film should have been issued the “Extensively Disseminating Permit” by the Cinema Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism or the the Broadcasting Authorization by the General Director of Vietnam Television or Director of Radio, Television of provinces and cities, directly under central.
b) Documentaries, scientific films and animations produced by units at central level should have been issued the “Extensively Disseminating Permit” by the Cinema Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
c) Feature films, documentaries, scientific films and animations produced by units at local level or by television stations should have been issued the “Extensively Disseminating Permit” by the local Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism or have been issued the Broadcasting Authorization by the General Director of Vietnam Television or Director of Radio, Television of provinces and cities, directly under central.
4. Provision on duration:
- Feature film : exceed 80 minutes
- Documentary film: completed film, under 100 minutes
- Scientific film: completed film, under 100 minutes
- Animation film: completed film, under 100 minutes
5.  Provision on screening format:
- Organizer accepts the following submitted film formats: 35mm; DVD; DCP 2K; HD (MP4-H264); Blu-ray.
- Official selected films must be an exhibition copy with international standard quality in any of the screening formats: DCP 2K; HD (MP4-H264)
Article 6. Quantity of possible submission films
1. Film production units may submit the amount of films (which have been issued the permission according to the time mentioned in point a, part 2, article 5 of this regulation) defined as below:
- Feature films: 70% total films which have been issued the permission
- Documentaries: 60% total films which have been issued the permission;
- Scientific films: 75% total films which have been issued the permission;
- Animation films: 70% total films which have been issued the permission;
2.  Those cinema units have produced only one (01) work of each category mentioned in part 1 of this article and have been issued the “Extensively Disseminating Permit” during eligible time can register each category 01 film.
Article 7. Registrations
1.    Documents of submitted films to the Vietnam Film Festival should include hard copies, soft copies and high quality image files of 6 following contents:
a.    Entry form of the XX Vietnam National Film Festival - one for each film;
b.    01 film copy for Selection Committee’s preview in any of the following formats: DCP, HD(MP4-H264)
c.    01 film synopsis, uder 10 lines;
d.    01 director’s biography and 2  photos – size 4 x 6 with high quality ;
e.    10 stills of each film (high quality images);
f.    01 trailer (30 seconds - 01 minutes/film);
g.    At least 02 posters/film (high quality images).
2.    Posted address and deadline:
Documents of submitted films to festival should be completed and send to Organizers’ address  provided hereinafter:
CINEMA DEPARTMENT
(Film examining subcommittee)
147 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 38237964; Fax: (024) 3823 4997;
Email:tieubanchamthi@gmail.com

3. Film registration deadline:
a) Deadline for receipt of all duly completed entry forms is postmarked September, 15th, 2017;
b) Deadline is final. After this date, Organizers will bear no responsibilities for the registrations to film festivals of cinema units.
4. Organizer only accepts the Registrations participating in film festival if films meet the requirements mentioned in Article 6 and Article 7 of this Regulation.
Article 8. Select films in Competition and Panorama
1. As for the films participating in festival, Organizer will establish the Selection Committee to select the films in Competition and Panorama.
2. Organizer has right to select and invite films in Competition and Panorama in case those films haven’t registered to participate but met the criterias of the film festival.
3. Organizer will be responsible for announcing the list of films selected to Panorama before October, 15th, 2017.
Article 9. Shipping instruction
1. Provision on submitted formats:
The submitted formats to the film festival must be the ones which satisfy the technological standard of image and sound and have the formats meeting the requirements of part 5, Article 5 of this Regulation.
2. Shipping address:
CINEMA DEPARTMENT
(Film examining subcommittee)
147 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 38237964; Fax: (024) 3823 4997;
Email:tieubanchamthi@gmail.com

The Organizers should be well informed the time of shipment and bill numbers if shipping film post.
3. Shipment deadline:
a) Deadline of receipt of films is postmarked October 30th, 2017.
b) After this provided deadline, the Organizers will bear no responsibility for the participations of the cinema unites.
4.  Shipping costs
a) The producers of submitted film should be responsible for the shipping cost.
b) The festival Organizers should be responsible for returning of films to the owners after closing day of the film festival in Da Nang City.
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Chapter III. DELEGATION

Article 10. Delegates
1. Delegates and guests invited by Organizer will be sponsored air ticket, transportation, accommodation and meal during the time of the film festival:
a) Invited  official delegates from  films in competition are defined as follows:
- 01 feature film: 03 delegates, including director and 2 leading actors/actresses;
- 01 documentary film: 01 delegates in main creative team of the film;
- 01 scientific film: 01 delegates in main creative team of the film;
- 01 animation film: 02 delegates, including director/ artist;
b) Invited official delegates from film selected to Panorama are defined as follows:
- 01 feature film: 02 delegates, including director and leading actor/actress;
- 01 scientific film: 01 delegates in main creative team of the film;
- 01 documentary film: 01 delegates in main creative team of the film;  
- 01 animation film: 01 delegates in main creative team of the film
    c) Other guests and delegate:
- Guests and delegates who are not participated film crews
- Guests and delegates who dedicate ad contribute to Vietnam Cinema Industry
- Guests and delegates who are international cinema experts take part in Seminar within the framework of the 20th VNFF.
2. Guests who don’t fit in definitions of the clause 1 of this article will abide current financial provisions.
3. Transportation within the festival:
Organizing Committee is responsible for providing vehicles for invited guests and delegates to take part in official programs throughout the festival in Da Nang city.
Article 11. Registration Form of Guest
1. Guest registration form should be completed by the cinema units and sent to:
VIETNAM CINEMA DEPARTMENT
(Hospitality Sub-Committee )
147 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel: (024) 3845 2402: Fax: (024) 3823 4997
email:lienhoanphimvietnam20@gmail.com

2. Deadline of guests’ registrations
a) Deadline for the guests’ registration to film festival is postmarked October, 20th 2017
b) After this provided deadline, the Organizers will bear no responsibility for the festival participations of the guests from cinema unites.
Article 12. Dress code
Delegates participating in the XX Vietnam National Film Festival  are required to dress up in the Opening and Closing ceremonies and other important events throughout the festival.
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Chapter IV. AWARD


Article 13. Award
1. Awards for films:    
- Feature film: 01 Golden Lotus, 02 Silver Lotus, 02 Jury Awards;
- Documentary film: 01 Golden Lotus, 02 Silver Lotus, 02 Jury Awards;
- Scientific film: 01 Golden Lotus, 01 Silver Lotus, 01 Jury Awards;
- Animated film: 01 Golden Lotus, 02 Silver Lotus, 02 Jury Awards;
It’s not obligatory to give all above mentioned prizes in any competition categories that the number of submitted films is less than 10 titles or the films’ quality don’t fit the eligibility criteria of the XX Vietnam National Film Festival.
2. Awards for individuals:
- Awards for the Best Directors: 01 best director for feature film, 01 best director for documentary film, 01 best director for scientific film, 01 best director for animated film;
- Awards for the Best Screenplay: 01 best screenplay for feature film (except from remakes in part 1, article 5 of this Regulations), 01 best screenplay for documentary film, 01 best screenplay for scientific film, 01 best screenplay for animated film;
- Awards for the Best Cinematography: 01 best cinematography for feature film, 01 best cinematography for documentary film, 01 best cinematography for scientific film, 01 best cinematography for animated film;
- Awards for the Best Leading Actresses: 01 best leading actress for feature film;
- Awards for the Best Leading Actors: 01 best leading actor for feature film;
- Awards for the Best Supporting Actresses: 01 best supporting actor for feature film;
- Awards for the Best Supporting Actors: 01 best supporting actress for feature film;
- Awards for the Best Art Designs: 01 best artist for feature film, 02 artist for animated film including 01 principal artist and 01 acting artists;
- Awards for the Best Music: 01 best composer for feature film, 01 best composer for animated film;
- Awards for the Best Sound Designs: 01 prize for feature films, 01 prize for documentaries, 01 prize for scientific film; 01 prize for animated films;
3. People’s Choice Award:
“The People’s Choice Award” is for films in Panorama
4. Awards from other institutions and social associations (if any).
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Chapter V.  JURY


Article 14. Jury Boards
1. Jury boards of the XX Vietnam National Film Festival includes:
-  Jury Board for feature film (07 – 09 members);
-  Jury Board for documentaries and scientific films (05 – 07 members);
-  Jury Board for animated films (05 – 07 members).
2. Chairman of the Jury Boards is appointed by the Head of Steering Committee of the festival;
3.    The Jury members should be reputable film makers, yet should not be authors of works in categories which they judge.
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Chapter VI. REGULATIONS FOR THE 1st ASEAN FILM AWARDS 2017


Article 15.  Criteria
- To select the best cinematographic works in ASEAN film industries and to award outstanding filmmakers and artists annually; To discover and encourage young talents in the ASEAN Film industries;
- Slogan of the ASEAN FILM AWARDS: “Cinema connects the ASEAN community”.
Article 16.  Award
1.    The following prizes would be awarded:
a.    Best Feature film (Trophy and cash prize of 3000 USD)
b.    Best Director (Certificates of Awards for Individual).
c.    Best Leading Actor (Certificates of Awards for Individual).
d.    Best Leading Actress (Certificates of Awards for Individual).
2.    Entry form & submission materials:
a.    Entry form of the XX Vietnam National Film Festival;
b.    01 film copy or Digital Format of film (final completed version) for Selection Committee’s preview;
c.    Dialogues list and film synopsis in English (under 100 words);
d.    01 film synopsis, uder 10 lines;
e.    01 director’s biography and photos  with high quality;
f.    01 leading actor’s and actress’s biography and photos with high quality
g.    05 stills of each film (high quality images);
h.    01 trailer (30 seconds - 01 minutes/film);
i.    At least 02 posters/film (high quality images), promotional materials;
Above mentioned materials should be sent to the following address:
Vietnam Cinema Department
147 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-24) 38457498 / (84-24) 38452402
Fax: (84-24) 3823 4997

Entry Form and promotion materials in computer file format can be sent to the organizer email address: cucdienanh@gmail.com
All DVDs and promotion materials of entry films as a part of submission process will not be returned to the senders. Film entries are free for all participants. Deadline for receipt of all duly completed entry forms is postmarked September, 15th, 2017.
3.    Eligible films and registration
a)    Each ASEAN member state should be entitles to submit only one (01) best feature film (exceed 80 minutes)
b)    The submitted films must have been produced between 2016 and 2017
c)    The submitted films must must be presented in their original language with English subtitles.
d)    The submitted film must be an exhibition copy with international standard quality in any of the following formats: Blu-Ray/ Full HD/ DCP
e)    Deadline of receipt of films is postmarked November 10th, 2017
Article 17. The Jury Board
- The Jury Board shall consist of 03 members from outside ASEAN community.
- Jury Board members shall comprise of prestigious cinema activists
Article 18.Guests and Delegates
1.    Delegates from films of Official Selection:
- The Organizing Committee woulc cover the expenditure of Round-trip airfare and accommodation, local transportation in Viet Nam for 01 delegate of each film (must be director/ leading actor/ leading actress)
- In case the ASEAN member states would like to appoint more than 01 delegate participate in the ASEAN FILM AWARDS will be responsible for the full expenditure of that (those) delegate(s). The Organizing Committee of Viet Nam National Film Festival is pleasure to send official invitations to self-supporting delegates.
2. Delegates from ASEAN Secretariat and FILM ASEAN Incorporation
- FILM ASEAN Incorporation would cover the expenditure of: round-trip airfare of FILM ASEAN officers;  ASEAN Secretariat would cover the expenditure of round-trip airfare for ASEAN Secretariat’s delegates
- The Organizing Committee would cover the expenditure of accommodation and local transportation in Viet Nam for 02 ASEAN Secretariat’s delegates and at least 02 FILM ASEAN’s delegates;
3. Delegates from film industries’ leaders of ASEAN member states are responsible for their own expenditure during their stay in Da Nang city within the framework of the 20th VNFF. The Organizing Committee is pleasure to send official invitations to attend all activities and provide with local transportations during the Film Festival.
4. Deadline for the guests’ registration to film festival is postmarked October, 20th 2017
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Chapter VII. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS


Article 19. Execution validity
Regulations of the XX Vietnam Film Festival is enforced on the date of authorized decision signing by the Minister of Cultural, Sports and Tourism.
Article 16. Execution provision
Steering Committee, Organizing Board of the XX Vietnam National Film Festival, cinema units and participants to the XX Vietnam National Film Festival are responsible for conforming this Regulations.
In the execution process of this Regulation, in case there is any unclear or new points, Head of Organizer will be responsible for reporting to the Steering Committee ./.

 

 

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