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Welcome to MIFF 2020

Are you ready for unprecedented access to all films from the 2020 Marbella International Film Festival?

Due to current pandemic enforced restrictions, for the first time the Marbella International Film Festival will be held entirely online.   While this is not ideal, this does give us the unique opportunity to share some fantastic movies with you, the general public.

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Shorts 2020

Allan & Waspy

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: UK
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: James Miller
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Allan and Waspy is the story of two young friends who find their freedom in the woods on their daily route to school. In the woods they escape the pressures of the grown up world. They marvel at nature, and follow the progress of a birds nest as the chicks hatch and grow. However, as events unfold, violence and tragedy threatens their friendship and their innocence.
Spanish Synopsis

Allan y Waspy es la historia de dos jóvenes amigos que encuentran su libertad en el bosque en su ruta diaria a la escuela. En el bosque escapan de las presiones del mundo adulto. Se maravillan con la naturaleza y siguen el progreso del nido de un pájaro mientras los polluelos nacen y crecen. Sin embargo, a medida que se desarrollan los acontecimientos, la violencia y la tragedia amenazan su amistad y su inocencia.

Bodies

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Iran
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Persian
Director: Morvarid Kashiyan
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

It is a story of a transsexual. A boy who feels like a girl. He is a stage actor and has fallen in love with his director. He would like to have a sex change and becomes a girl but his conservative father does not approve of this. He is trying to persuade his father and confess his love to the director…
Spanish Synopsis

Es la historia de un transexual. Un chico que se siente como una chica. Es actor de teatro y se ha enamorado de su director. Le gustaría tener un cambio de sexo y se convierte en una niña, pero su padre conservador no lo aprueba. Está tratando de persuadir a su padre y confesarle su amor al director ...

Ciervo

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: United States
Year of Production: 2020
Language: None (Silent Movie)
Director: Pilar Garcia-Fernandezsesma
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

An emotionally haunting and visually beautiful experience, ‘Ciervo’ tells the story of a young girl who holds violence, submission, and independence in an uneasy balance as one morphs into the other.
Spanish Synopsis

Una experiencia emocionalmente inquietante y visualmente hermosa, "Ciervo" cuenta la historia de una joven que mantiene la violencia, la sumisión y la independencia en un equilibrio incómodo mientras una se transforma en la otra.

Herma

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: France/Ireland
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Irish Gaelic with English Subtitles
Director: Eric Beauron
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

At the edge of the world, four men live on one abandoned island. The fish is dying, the sea is empty... Seán Beag, the young disciple of Marcus, seeks to restore the order of things.
Spanish Synopsis

En el fin del mundo, cuatro hombres viven en una isla abandonada. El pez se está muriendo, el mar está vacío ... Seán Beag, el joven discípulo de Marcus, busca restaurar el orden de las cosas.

Home Man

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Spain
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Spanish
Director: Jaime Garcia Parra
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The world needed a new hero.
Spanish Synopsis

El mundo necesitaba un nuevo héroe.

Kingsey

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2020
Language: English
Director: Graeme Slater
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Convicted bank robber Graeme King has been released early due to Coronavirus Epidemic. In the boredom of lockdown he turns to drink and drugs to escape the reality. He then begins to display paranoid behaviour. What will he do next to get his adrenaline pumping?
Spanish Synopsis

El ladrón de bancos convicto Graeme King fue liberado anticipadamente debido a la epidemia de coronavirus. En el aburrimiento del encierro, recurre a la bebida y las drogas para escapar de la realidad. Luego comienza a mostrar un comportamiento paranoico. ¿Qué hará a continuación para que suba la adrenalina?

L’inversione dei poli

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Italy
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Italian
Director: Antonio Miorin
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Would you transform your body for love? Andrea and Serena are in a tired phase, their relationship seems to be at a dead end. At a party, a dance too far between Serena and Lilly – a filiform woman with a cheeky attitude – gives the coup de grace to the couple. When Serena decides to abandon him, Andrea is at a crossroads and takes note of the renewal that the relationship needs to be recovered. A complete, total reversal is needed. In the background, Lilly and Ettore move, decisive elements for the change, and not only. That woman, Lilly, seems to be the key to everything.
Spanish Synopsis

Transformarías tu cuerpo por amor? Andrea y Serena están en una fase cansada, su relación parece estar en un callejón sin salida. En una fiesta, un baile demasiado lejano entre Serena y Lilly, una mujer filiforme de actitud descarada, da el golpe de gracia a la pareja. Cuando Serena decide abandonarlo, Andrea se encuentra en una encrucijada y toma nota de la renovación que necesita recuperar la relación. Se necesita una reversión total y completa. Al fondo, Lilly y Ettore se mueven, elementos decisivos para el cambio, y no solo. Esa mujer, Lilly, parece ser la clave de todo.

Love X Bites

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Myanmar
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Burmese with English Subtitles
Director: M. Noe, Yupar Momo
English Synopsis

Thiri and Han, came back from Singapore to their country. As per health ministry’s order, they are put into quarantine for 3 weeks in a hotel. Thiri is deaf and mute. Han agrees to be Thiri’s roommate to assist with communication in case of emergency. During these three boring and isolating weeks, their relationship becomes intimate. But the fate has a cruel twist reserved for them.
Spanish Synopsis

Thiri y Han regresaron de Singapur a su país. De acuerdo con la orden del Ministerio de Salud, se les pone en cuarentena durante 3 semanas en un hotel. Thiri es sordo y mudo. Han acepta ser el compañero de habitación de Thiri para ayudar con la comunicación en caso de emergencia. Durante estas tres aburridas y aisladas semanas, su relación se vuelve íntima. Pero el destino tiene reservado un giro cruel para ellos.

Pass

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Iran
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Persian
Director: Elika Abdollahi
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A Fascinating drama about not everyone is trustworthy.
Spanish Synopsis

Un drama fascinante sobre no todo el mundo es digno de confianza.

Rehak

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: United Kingdom
Year of Production: 2020
Language: English
Director: Pierre B
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A little girl in the age of innocence who discovers Rehak, a magical drawing hidden behind her bedroom wall.
Spanish Synopsis

Una niña en la era de la inocencia que descubre a Rehak, un dibujo mágico escondido detrás de la pared de su dormitorio.

Saint-Tite

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Canada
Year of Production: 2019
Language: French
Director: Florence Pelletier and Elizabeth Marcoux-Belair
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Saint - Tite tells the story of a family living their last weekend together at the rodeos of the Festival Western de Saint-Tite.
Spanish Synopsis

Saint - Tite cuenta la historia de una familia que vivió su último fin de semana juntos en los rodeos del Festival Western de Saint-Tite.

Short Tales with Long Titles

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Colombia
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Director: Juan Vargas
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Three short stories in animation. With absurd premises and surprising endings. The first is about a man who meets an older version of himself and a fritter as the resolution. The second about an infatuated man who sell extinguishers. The third one is about a woman who eats a corn bread without heating it, with fatal consequences.
Spanish Synopsis

Tres cuentos en animación. Con premisas absurdas y finales sorprendentes. La primera trata sobre un hombre que se encuentra con una versión más antigua de sí mismo y un buñuelo como resolución. El segundo sobre un hombre enamorado que vende extintores. El tercero trata de una mujer que come un pan de maíz sin calentarlo, con fatales consecuencias.

Sky Aelans

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Solomon Islands
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Solomon Islands Pijin
Director: Georgianna Lepping, Jeremy Gwao, Regina Lepping, Zahiyd Namo, Junior Patrick Makau, Manner Le?vo, Neil Nuia, Daniel Kakadi, Edward Manuga
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

The Indigenous communities who live in the high mountain forests, known locally as the “Sky Aelans” or Sky Islands, are the last guardians of these sacred spaces. This film is a reflection and celebration of the vital bond that these communities have with their Sky Aelans.
Spanish Synopsis

Las comunidades indígenas que viven en los bosques de alta montaña, conocidas localmente como “Sky Aelans” o Sky Islands, son los últimos guardianes de estos espacios sagrados. Esta película es una reflexión y celebración del vínculo vital que estas comunidades tienen con sus Sky Aelans.

The Family Gold

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Italy
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Italian
Director: Emanuele Pisano
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Salvo and his friend Fabrizio burglarize a house that appears to contain valuable possessions. They take the stolen goods to a junk shop owner, but they end up getting only a small amount of money for them. Among the stolen property there is a family photo album that isn't sold. Salvo,is a tough guy, but the thought that he doesn’t even possess one single photo of his past causes him to search for his own family photo album.
Spanish Synopsis

Salvo y su amigo Fabrizio roban una casa que parece contener posesiones valiosas. Llevan los bienes robados al dueño de una tienda de chatarra, pero terminan obteniendo solo una pequeña cantidad de dinero para ellos. Entre los bienes robados hay un álbum de fotos familiar que no se vende. Salvo, es un tipo duro, pero la idea de que ni siquiera posee una sola foto de su pasado lo lleva a buscar su propio álbum de fotos familiar.

The Pepper man

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Turkey
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Turkish
Director: Murat Acikel
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

After tragically losing his parrot to death by pepper, Ihsan dedicates his life to getting rid of pepper, no matter the cost.
Spanish Synopsis

Después de perder trágicamente su loro a causa de la pimienta, Ihsan dedica su vida a deshacerse de la pimienta, sin importar el costo.

The Suit

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: Italy
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Italian/Arabic
Director: Maurizio Ravallese
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

An immigrant works in a laundry to buy a wedding suit. One day he is found stealing a suit from a sick groom who has just been left at the altar. To atone for his sins, he will have to avenge the robbed man.
Spanish Synopsis

Un inmigrante trabaja en una lavandería para comprarse un traje de novio. Un día lo encuentran robando un traje a un mozo enfermo que acababan de dejar en el altar. Para expiar sus pecados, tendrá que vengar al hombre robado.

Why We Are Unhappy in Cities

Film Category: Short
Country of Production: China
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Chinese
Director: Gang Zhao
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A youth's life falls into chaos following the breaking of his beloved lighter: his lover leaves him and he loses his job. The youth desperately seeks for a way to fix his lighter as a way to mend his ruined life, but in the process ends up losing the lighter itself. When the youth finally sees his lighter again, he already has a newly born child, yet seeing the lighter in the hands of a stranger causes the youth to take desperate action ... This is a movie that explores the relationship between people and things, and at the same time is a fable about city life.
Spanish Synopsis

La vida de un joven cae en el caos tras la rotura de su amado encendedor: su amante lo abandona y él pierde su trabajo. El joven busca desesperadamente una forma de arreglar su mechero como una forma de reparar su vida arruinada, pero en el proceso termina perdiendo el mechero. Cuando el joven finalmente ve su mechero de nuevo, ya tiene un hijo recién nacido, sin embargo, ver el mechero en manos de un extraño hace que el joven tome medidas desesperadas ... Esta es una película que explora la relación entre las personas y las cosas y, al mismo tiempo, es una fábula sobre la vida en la ciudad.

Features 2020

Cabarete

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: The Dominican Republic
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Spanish with English Subtitles
Director: Ivan Bordas
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A teenage kite surfer from the Dominican Republic sets out to compete professionally in the coastal town of Cabarete, but soon gets caught up in an endless stream of hard partying that attempts to get the best of him.
Spanish Synopsis

Un kite surfista adolescente de la República Dominicana se propone competir profesionalmente en la ciudad costera de Cabarete, pero pronto se ve atrapado en una corriente interminable de fiestas que intentan sacar lo mejor de él.

I Married My Mother

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production:
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Director: Domenico Costanzo
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

A man discovers what real love is through the eyes of his sick mother.
Spanish Synopsis

Un hombre descubre lo que es el amor real a través de los ojos de su madre enferma.

The Tree

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: India
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Hindi with English Subtitles
Director: Ravishankar Prasad
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

It's a Fictional drama on environmental awareness. The story highlights the importance of environment conservation. An Ordinary Labourer loses his young adult son. Doctors attribute his son's untimely death to medical conditions exacerbated by pollution. The man connects the importance of good health to clean, pure air and takes it upon himself to plant trees in hopes of saving others from the same fate his son suffered. Witness a determined man's decades-long journey, fraught with obstacles, drama, and hope for a better future.
Spanish Synopsis

Es un drama de ficción sobre conciencia ambiental. La historia destaca la importancia de la conservación del medio ambiente. Un trabajador ordinario pierde a su hijo adulto joven. Los médicos atribuyen la prematura muerte de su hijo a condiciones médicas agravadas por la contaminación. El hombre conecta la importancia de la buena salud con el aire limpio y puro y se encarga de plantar árboles con la esperanza de salvar a otros del mismo destino que sufrió su hijo. Sea testigo del viaje de décadas de un hombre decidido, plagado de obstáculos, drama y esperanza de un futuro mejor.

Tin Holiday

Film Category: Feature
Country of Production: United Kingdom & USA
Year of Production: 2019
Language: English
Director: Joe Camareno
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

Downtrodden office worker Samuel (Juan Monsalvez) loses his job and, in a freak accident, his overbearing wife Tanita (Stephanie Wiand) on the same day. To help him recover, Jesse, his precocious best friend, accompanies him on a trip to London where before long the hapless duo finds themselves in serious trouble with the Punjabi Mafia, Interpol, and in inappropriate couplings.
Spanish Synopsis

El trabajador de oficina oprimido Samuel (Juan Monsalvez) pierde su trabajo y, en un extraño accidente, su dominante esposa Tanita (Stephanie Wiand) el mismo día. Para ayudarlo a recuperarse, Jesse, su precoz mejor amigo, lo acompaña en un viaje a Londres, donde en poco tiempo el desventurado dúo se encuentra en serios problemas con la mafia punjabi, la Interpol y en parejas inapropiadas.

Features 2020

Flox

Film Category: Documentary
Country of Production: Egypt
Year of Production: 2019
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
Director: Hady Mahmoud
English Synopsis

Inspired by the everyday struggle of Micro-bus drivers in Cairo, it explores how micro-bus drivers perceive and negotiate their masculinity in a mega-city like Cairo, For them, driving a difficult vehicle, handling inter-group conflict, struggling with poverty, surviving with substance abuse only made them wish not to foresee their children inheriting the same job.
Spanish Synopsis

Inspirado en la lucha diaria de los conductores de microbuses en El Cairo, explora cómo los conductores de microbuses perciben y negocian su masculinidad en una megaciudad como El Cairo. Para ellos, conducir un vehículo difícil, manejar conflictos intergrupales, luchar contra la pobreza. , sobrevivir con el abuso de sustancias solo les hizo desear no prever que sus hijos heredarían el mismo trabajo.

Roller Girls Beirut

Film Category: Documentary
Country of Production: Denmark
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Danish/English
Director: René Odgaard
Trailer: Click here
English Synopsis

It is hard to be angry or sad when you are on wheels, and that is exactly how Elisabeth rolls when she plays the aggressive contact sport Roller Derby. Through this sport Elisabeth has found something she has been missing in her life; a place with the freedom to be herself and the tomboy she has always been. Elisabeth has decided to share all of this with other women in Beirut to start a Roller Derby team, but Beirut it is not a place that women play physically rough sports on roller skates.
Spanish Synopsis

Es difícil estar enojado o triste cuando estás sobre ruedas, y así es exactamente como Elisabeth rueda cuando juega el agresivo deporte de contacto Roller Derby. A través de este deporte, Elisabeth ha encontrado algo que se había perdido en su vida; un lugar con la libertad de ser ella misma y la marimacho que siempre ha sido. Elisabeth ha decidido compartir todo esto con otras mujeres en Beirut para comenzar un equipo Roller Derby, pero Beirut no es un lugar donde las mujeres practiquen deportes físicamente duros en patines.

The Jungle of Dunkirk

Film Category: Documentary
Country of Production: Iran/France
Year of Production: 2020
Language: Persian
Director: Payam Maleki Meighani
English Synopsis

The Jungle of Dunkirk (A refugee's journey towards London) is a story of a young Iranian boy embarking on a journey towards the unknown from Iran to Europe. I met him in Amiens, a small town in north of France while he was already two years in his voyage. He crossed pass borders after borders: Turkey, Greece, Hungary, Rumania, Germany, trying to find a smuggler for London.
Spanish Synopsis

La jungla de Dunkerque (El viaje de un refugiado hacia Londres) es la historia de un joven iraní que se embarca en un viaje hacia lo desconocido desde Irán hasta Europa. Lo conocí en Amiens, un pequeño pueblo del norte de Francia cuando ya llevaba dos años de viaje. Cruzó fronteras tras fronteras: Turquía, Grecia, Hungría, Rumania, Alemania, tratando de encontrar un contrabandista para Londres.

Speakers and Workshops

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2020 AWARD WINNERS

The full list of nominations and winners from the 2020 Marbella International Film Festival will appear here shortly.

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2020 TERMS & CONDITIONS

1.The Board of Directors invites and selects the films which will be presented in the competition and for screening. Each film invited to be part of the official selection by the Board of Directors will receive a Certificate of Participation.

  1. Only films that meet the following criteria may be chosen for invitation to the official selection:
  2. i) Films that have been produced during the eighteen months preceding the Festival;
  3. ii) If participating in the “Short Film” category, films should not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits.
  4. Throughout the duration of the Festival, none of the films invited may be shown outside the Festival’s official theatres before its official screening.
  5. Once a film has been selected it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program during the event.
  6. All non-English speaking films must be presented in their original version with English subtitles. All subtitling expenses are to be met by the film’s producer.
  7. English language films must be subtitled in Spanish for the final screened version.
  8. The Board of Directors selects all members of the jury for competition and screening. Each jury member will vote by a secret ballot. No person having taken part in the production or promotion of a film in competition may be on the jury.
  9. The jury is obliged to award:

The best film in each category: Feature, TV Drama, Documentary, “Shorter Short”, Short.

  1. All films to be submitted for the official selection must be entered by 15th September 2020.

An entry form must be completed for all submissions via our website www.marbellafilmfestival.com/submissions prior to this date.

  1. All films submitted must reach the Film Festival office by 25th September 2020. If copy of the film or a link to online version of the film is not received by this deadline it will not be submitted. This deadline is final.
  2. The following will be accepted for the submission process:

– On Line secure screener

– DVD (Region Free or European)

Any film sent in other formats for the initial submission process (Beta, Mini- DV, HD-CAM, 16mm or 35mm) will not be viewed.

Please send your film once and in one format only.

Please note that the films submitted will not be returned.

N.B. It is possible to present a rough cut or in working progress of the film.

When filling out the entry form, please state if it is the final version, a rough cut or in working progress.

  1. Complete documentation for each submitted film is to be made available to the Film Festival when required. The DVDs must be sent by registered mail, stating “OF NO COMMERCIAL VALUE” on the package, directly to the Film Festival address of:

Marbella International Film Festival.
Film Centre
No 5 Comeragh Mews
London
W14 9HW
United Kingdom

Should the sender choose to send through an express courier service, the cost of custom duties and taxes in England must be included in the transportation cost paid by the sender; if not the Marbella Film Festival will refuse the package.

  1. Submission fees:

13.1. Submissions are at reduced fee of £15-00 for shorts and £25-00 for features, for early bird calls up to 14th February 2020

13.2. Standard submission fee of £25-00 for shorts and £35-00 for features and documentaries, applicable from 14th February 2020 to 28th May 2020.

13.3. Late submissions fees of £50-00, for shorts and £75-00 for features and documentaries applicable from 28th May 2020 to 28th June 2020.

13.4.Extended deadline submission fee of £50-00 for shorts and £75-00 for features and documentaries, applicable from 28th June 2020 to 23rd September 2020.

  1. Marbella International Film Festival is organized by New World Trust, a non-profit organization that supports many different programs and initiatives within the industry.
  2. If your film is selected you will be notified by 30th September 2020.
  3. On being selected you must supply to us your work in link allowing the film to be screened online, formats as well as digital copy of the film on memory disc, by 30th September 2020.
  4. You will be required to provide promotional materials such as posters and trailers of your film at your own expense, for the use during the festival.
  5. Any supporting marketing and PR material available for the films selected must be supplied by the 30th September 2020.
  6. The Film Festival office can provide you with further details if your film is selected.
  7. Any expenses for the shipping (for both import and export), screening and translation of films and DCP/DVDs presented to the selection committee with a view to their possible selection, are to be met by the film’s producers or relevant body. All expenses for the transportation and insurance of prints are also the responsibility of their owner.
  1. The Film Festival office has the power to settle all cases not covered by the present rules and regulations.
  2. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations and respect of submission and screening conditions. Furthermore by completing the initial online submission form (you/ your company) agree to the Festival’s terms of the release as follows;

1) [You / The Company] hereby grant(s)the organizers of the Festival

Permission to screen the film during the Festival, and the festival’s world tour, and other associated promotional events. For the avoidance of doubt the location and timing of any screenings of the film shall be the sole decision of the organizers of the Film Festival.

2) [You / The Company] [have / has] obtained signed release forms in relation to copyright and all other rights now known from all the cast, crew and any freelance contributors who were involved in the making of the film.

3) The film contains no material which is obscene, libelous or defamatory.

4) [You / The Company] [have / has] obtained the appropriate copyright clearances for all music used in the film (if required).

5) [You / The Company] will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, transport costs of the film to and from the Festival and travel costs and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film.

6) [You / The Company] will indemnify the organizers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.

7) [You / A director of the Company] [have / has] read, understood and agree[s] to be fully bound by the Rules and Regulations 2020 of the Festival.

8) [You / The Company] understand[s] and agree[s] that any failure to follow and adhere to the Rules and Regulations 2020 of the Festival will result in the disqualification of the film.

9) [You / The Company] hereby give[s] the organizers of the Festival a non exclusive license to use [your/ its] name, [photograph / logo], and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities relating to the Festival, and its promotional activities and events.

10) [You / The Company] understand[s] that the Festival is not obliged to return the copy of the film that [you / the company] submitted to the Festival and confirm that [you / the company] [have / has] retained at least one other copy of the film.

11) [You / The Company] understand[s] that the organizers of the Festival accept no liability for the loss or non-receipt of the film.

12) [You / The Company] understand[s] that there are no fees [due to you / it] for screening the film at the Festival or for any other matters arising from the submission of the film to the Festival and accept that the organizers of the Festival are therefore under no obligation to pay you any sums

13) [You / The Company] agree[s] to be bound by the decision of the judges of the Festival whose decision will be final. [You / The Company] further understand[s] and agree[s] that the judges are not obliged to give any feedback to you regarding the film.

14) [You / The Company} confirm[s] and warrant [s]that [you are/it is] the author of the film and the sole and exclusive owner of all rights now known in the Film and [have /has] full and exclusive rights to submit the film to the Festival. [You / The Company] further warrant [s] that the film is not under option, nor has it been purchased by any third party. [You / the Company] also warrant[s] that there is no current dispute as to the ownership of the film and that no rights or permissions are required from any third parties before the film can be screened at the Festival.

15) [You / The Company] agree[s] that any legal dispute between [you / the company] and the organizers of the Festival will be heard in the English courts according to the law of England and Wales.

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The festival’s Terms and Conditions of Entry to which all applicants must agree

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations and respect of pre-selection conditions, furthermore by completing the online submission form (you/ your company) agree with the Festival’s terms of the release as follows:

  1. You/ the Company hereby grant(s) the organisers of the Festival permission to screen the Film during the Festival on line. For the avoidance of doubt the location and timing of any screenings of the Film shall be the sole decision of the organisers of the Festival.
  1. You/ the Company have/ has obtained signed release forms in relation to copyright and all other rights now known from all the cast, crew and any freelance contributors who were involved in the making of the Film.
  1. The Film contains no material which is obscene, libellous or defamatory.
  1. You/ the Company have/ has obtained the appropriate copyright clearances for all music used in the Film (if required).
  1. You/ the Company will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the Film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the Film, transport costs of the Film to and from the Festival and travel costs and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the Film.
  1. You/ the Company will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the Film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.
  1. You/ a director of the Company have/ has read, understood and agree(s) to be fully bound by the Rules and Regulations 2020 of the Festival.
  1. You/ the Company understand and agree (s) that any failure to follow and adhere to the Rules and Regulations 2020 of the Festival will result in the disqualification of the Film.
  1. You/ the Company hereby give(s) the organisers of the Festival a non exclusive licence to use your/ its name, (photograph/ logo), and likeness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities relating to the Festival.
  1. You/ the Company understand(s) that the Festival is not obliged to return the copy of the Film that you/ the Company submitted to the Festival and confirm that you/ the Company have/ has retained at least one other copy of the Film.
  1. You/ the Company understand (s) that the organisers of the Festival accept no liability for the loss or non-receipt of the Film.
  1. You/ the Company understand(s) that there are no fees due to you/ it for screening the Film at the Festival or for any other matters arising from the submission of the Film to the Festival and accept that the organisers of the Festival are therefore under no obligation to pay you any sums.
  1. You/ the Company agree (s) to be bound by the decision of the judges of the Festival whose decision will be final. You/ the Company further understand (s) and agree(s) that the judges are not obliged to give any feedback to you regarding the Film.
  1. You/ the Company confirm (s) and warrant(s) that you are/ it is the author of the Film and the sole and exclusive owner of all rights now known in the Film and have/ has full and exclusive rights to submit the Film to the Festival. You/ the Company further warrant(s) that the Film is not under option, nor has it been purchased by any third party. You/ the Company also warrant(s) that there is no current dispute as to the ownership of the Film and that no rights or permissions are required from any third parties before the Film can be screened at the Festival.
  1. You/ the Company agree (s) that any legal dispute between you/ the Company and the organisers of the Festival will be heard in the English courts according to the law of England and Wales.
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