SUBMISSION TO THE FOUNTAINHEAD PROGRAMME | “源泉”单元作品征集

For the 2019 Mulan International Film Festival, the Fountainhead programme is accepting submissions of feature-length films and short films from all filmmakers, via FilmFreeway. Please read the following rules and regulations carefully before submitting your film. If you have any questions, please contact us via email: submission@mulanfestival.com

2019木兰国际电影节“源泉”单元将通过FilmFreeway接受所有电影人的长片和短片。请在提交作品前仔细阅下方的电影节规章制度。如果你有任何疑问,请通过邮箱submission@mulanfestival.com与我们联系。

2019 Mulan International Film Festival Rules and Regulations

1. Mission Statement
The Mulan International Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as “MulanIFF”) is a federally incorporated not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to showcasing the best of Chinese-language films and historically significant films about China. The aim of the Festival is to facilitate appreciation of Chinese cinema across Canadian communities and inspire the audience to discuss contemporary conflicts, challenges and opportunities from a global perspective.

2. Dates
The second edition of the Mulan International Film Festival will be held in Toronto, Canada, from Friday, August 9th to Saturday, August 17th, 2019.

3. Festival Programmes
MulanIFF presents films in four distinct programmes: China Retrospective, Lili vs. Leviathan, Yin and Yang, and Fountainhead. The categorization and screening schedule of each selected film are determined at the sole discretion of the MulanIFF programming team. Films presented in the China Restrospective, Lili vs. Leviathan, and Yin and Yang programmes are by invitation only. Once a film is confirmed to participate in MulanIFF, it cannot be withdrawn from MulanIFF’s programme.

3a. China Retrospective
The China Retrospective programme features award-nominated or -winning films that reveal the zeitgeist and enormous changes in China and the Chinese society since the early 20th century; and that capture how ideas and beliefs have formed and evolved over time.

3b. Lili vs. Leviathan
The Lili vs. Leviathan programme serves to advance the appreciation of female filmmakers’ and actresses’ endeavours, as well as to recognize the identity and power of female protagonists in films.

3c. Yin and Yang
The Yin and Yang programme is dedicated to films that reflect on social issues related to gender inequality, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation, thereby advocating equality and solidarity.

3d. Fountainhead
The Fountainhead programme celebrates and promotes emerging talents and their works with creative originality.

4. Submission to the Fountainhead Programme
The Fountainhead programme accepts submissions of feature-length films and short films from all filmmakers, via FilmFreeway. This programme is non-competitive, and does not give any prize or award.

The film must meet the following requirements and conditions:
a. A feature-length film, by MulanIFF’s definition, has a running time of 60 minutes or more, including credits; a short film, by MulanIFF’s definition, has a running time of 15 minutes or less, including credits.
b. The film has been completed on or after February 9, 2018.
c. Either the main language of the film is a Chinese language, or the film focuses on Chinese culture or the lives of the people residing in China and/or the Chinese diaspora.
d. Only one film per director is accepted, be it a feature-length film or a short film.
e. For feature-length films, only the first or the second feature-length film of a director are eligible.
f. The film must have at least Canadian premiere status. It has not been presented at any motion picture event in Canada; and it has not been released in Canada in any form, including but not limited to theatre, broadcast, home entertainment, online streaming and Video On Demand (VOD).
g. An online screener of the film must be provided and made available for streaming. No DVD, Blu-ray or other physical screeners are accepted.
h. A work-in-progress version of the film can be accepted and its status should be clearly indicated on the submission. However, any updated version(s) will not be viewed.
i. The applicant represents and warrants that he or she holds all the copyrights within and related to the submitted film, and has authority to grant MulanIFF the rights to promote and screen the submitted film.

5. Submission Deadlines and Fees for the Fountainhead Programme
April 10: Submissions open
April 30: Regular deadline (USD$10 for short film, USD$20 for feature-length film)
May 20: Late deadline (USD$15 for short film, USD$30 for feature-length film)

Submission fees are non-refundable under any circumstances.
Submission fees can be waived at the sole discretion of MulanIFF, if the director of the film is a current student at the University of Toronto, or the film has been submitted to an accredited film festival in China. Before submitting a film, requests need to be made via email: submission@mulanfestival.com.

6. Selection Process for the Fountainhead Programme
The Fountainhead Programme will present a maximum of five feature-length films and a maximum of five short films.
The Artistic Director chairs on the preliminary selection committee consisting of programmers and assistant programmers.
The Artistic Director designates a final selection committee consisting of members from film institutions and the film industry.
Final decisions will be made at the sole and absolute discretion of the final selection committee.

7. Official Invitation
All official invitations will be sent out via FilmFreeway or email on or before June 9, 2019. Each film invited to MulanIFF will receive a Certificate of Participation if a request is made when accepting the invitation.

8. Language and Subtitles
All films must be presented in English, or their original language(s) with English subtitles. Films with dialogues in a Chinese dialect are preferred to have both English and Chinese subtitles. The costs of subtitling are to be borne by the filmmaker or a relevant body.

9. Screening Formats
Only Digital Cinema Package (DCP) and 35mm print are accepted, unless special arrangement is made with the MulanIFF programming team.

10. Print Traffic
All screening materials must be received by MulanIFF at least by July 22, 2019. Shipping costs to MulanIFF are to be borne by the filmmaker or a relevant body. Otherwise, MulanIFF reserves the right not to accept the package.
MulanIFF pays for return shipping as requested by the filmmaker or a relevant body.
Special arrangement may be made with the MulanIFF programming team.

11. Copyrights
MulanIFF and its directors, members, officers and volunteers, will not be held responsible for unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials within or related to the selected films. MulanIFF reserves the right to disqualify any film with unauthorized copyrighted materials at any time.

12. General
Participation in MulanIFF implies acceptance of all the aforementioned rules and regulations. MulanIFF reserves the right to rule, at its sole and absolute discretion, on cases and situations not covered by these rules and regulations.

 

Contact:
For inquiries about submissions to the Fountainhead programme, please email submission@mulanfestival.com.
For all other inquiries, please email mail@mulanfestival.com.

2019年木兰国际电影节规章制度

1. 使命宣言
木兰国际电影节(以下简称“木兰”)是在加拿大联邦注册的非营利性机构,致力于展示最好的华语电影和具有历史意义的、关于中国的电影。木兰旨在促进加拿大社区对华语电影的理解,并激发观众从全球视角下探讨当代冲突、挑战和机遇。

2. 日期
第二届木兰国际电影节将于2019年8月9日(星期五)至8月17日(星期六)在加拿大多伦多举行。

3. 电影节单元
木兰设有四个不同的展映单元:“回溯中国”“莉莉对利维坦”“阴阳”以及“源泉”。每部电影的入选单元和放映时间表由木兰策展团队自行决定。“回溯中国”“莉莉对利维坦”“阴阳”三个单元下的电影仅限受邀参加。一部电影一旦确认参展木兰,就不得退出。

3a. “回溯中国”
“回溯中国”单元以获奖及获提名之作为主,它们均揭示了20世纪初以来中国和中国社会的时代精神及巨大变化,且捕捉到了人们的信念和看法如何随着时间的推移而成形又演变。

3b. “莉莉对利维坦”
“莉莉对利维坦”单元旨在促进人们对女性影人和女演员的努力付出之理解,以及对电影中的女性主人公的身份和力量之认同。

3c. “阴阳”
“阴阳”单元专为反映与性别不平等、性别认同、性别表达和性取向有关的社会问题的电影而设,从而倡导平权、团结互助。

3d. “源泉”
“源泉”单元聚焦、推广新兴导演及其富有创造性的原创作品。

4. 提交作品至“源泉”单元
“源泉”单元通过FilmFreeway接受所有电影人提交的长片和短片。该单元是非竞赛单元,不授奖或奖品。

提交的电影必须符合以下要求和条件:

  1. 根据木兰的定义,一部长片的片长为60分钟或以上,包括演职员表;一部短片的片长为15分钟或以下,包括演职员表。
  2. 该影片于2018年2月9日或之后制作完成。
  3. 电影的主要语言是中文,或者电影主要关注中国文化,或中国居民和(或)海外华人的生活。
  4. 每个导演只能提交一部电影,无论是长片还是短片。
  5. 对于长片,只有导演的第一部或第二部长片才符合资格。
  6. 影片必须具有至少加拿大首映的状态。它没有参与过加拿大的任何电影活动,并且它尚未在加拿大以任何形式发布,包括但不限于影剧院上映、广播、家庭娱乐、在线流媒体和视频点播等。
  7. 须提供影片的样片,供在线观看。不接受DVD、蓝光或其他实物形式的样片。
  8. 可以提交电影的粗剪版,并且应在提交时明确说明其状态。但是,任何更新的版本将不会被查看。
  9. 申请人声明并保证他或她拥有所提交影片之内和相关内容的所有版权,并有权授予木兰推广和展映所提交影片的权利。

5. 提交作品至“源泉”单元的截止日期和费用

4月10日:提交作品开放
4月30日:常规截止日期(短片10美元,长片20美元)
5月20日:最终截止日期(短片为15美元,长片为30美元)

在任何情况下,报名费均不予退还。

如果电影的导演是多伦多大学的在校学生,或者电影已经提交给在中国受到认可的电影节,木兰可以自行决定免除报名费。在提交电影之前,需通过电子邮件发送请求:submission@mulanfestival.com。

6. “源泉”单元的选片流程
“源泉”单元将展出最多五部长片,和最多五部短片。
艺术总监是影片初审委员会的主席,该委员会由选片人和助理选片人组成。
艺术总监指定一个由电影机构和电影业成员组成的终审委员会。
终审委员会拥有唯一及绝对裁量权,做出最终决定。

7. 正式邀请
所有官方邀请将于2019年6月9日或之前,通过FilmFreeway或电子邮件发送。如果在接受邀请时提出要求,每部参展木兰的电影都将获得参与证书。

8. 语言和字幕
所有电影必须是英文对白,或原声对白配英文字幕。中国方言对白的电影最好同时有英文和中文字幕。字幕制作费用由电影制片人或相关机构承担。

9. 放映格式
除非与木兰策展团队另有特殊安排,否则只接受DCP和35mm胶片。

10. 影片递送
所有影片拷贝必须至少在2019年7月22日之前递送至木兰,运费由电影制片人或相关机构承担。否则,木兰保留拒收包裹的权利。
木兰可根据电影制片人或相关机构的请求,支付回程运费。
可以与木兰策展团队进行特殊安排。

11. 版权
木兰及其董事、成员、执行官和志愿者不对所选电影之内或与之相关的任何受版权保护的素材的未经授权之使用负责。任何电影如若使用了未经授权的受版权保护的素材,木兰保留随时取消其参展资格的权利。

12. 通用性规则
参展木兰意味着接受所有上述规则和条例。对于上述规则和条例未能涵盖的情况,木兰保留唯一及绝对裁量权。

如果对上述规则和条例的解释产生任何争议,以其原始英文版本为准。

 

联系:

如对提交影片至“源泉”单元有任何疑问,请发送电子邮件至submission@mulanfestival.com
如有其他疑问,请发送电子邮件至mail@mulanfestival.com

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