European animated film festival “AniFestROZAFA-9 ” will take place in May 17 - 20 2018 in the City of SHKODRA, Albania.

The organizers of the European animated film festival AniFestROZAFA , are experienced creators in this genre of film and are happy to invite colleagues to participate by sending their Animated films to our festival.

The festive event "AniFestROZAFA -9 " will be the competition of artistic values in the official competition section and in the premiere section of animated European, Children's and teens films, children's rights films and films made by European students;
The assessment of the artistic values will be made by an international jury and by a special jury composed of 30 children from different ages.

Films that are to be presented in this International Festive Event must be produced after 1 January, 2017.

Honorable colleagues who wish to participate in the International Festive Event are notified that the online registration, based on the regulation, starts on november 11, 2017 , (21. 08 .2017). and end on January 20 , 2018 (20. 01. 2018 )

1-Registration is open for everyone, and by the applicable submission free.
2- _ The short film should not be longer than 15 minutes
3- Long Feature Film should not be longer than 85 minutes
4- There are no limitations as to the number of films you can register, and we welcome
5- Before you fill in the Entry Form, please read the regulation of the "AniFestROZAFA-9 "
6- The list of selected films in competition will be published on March 30 2018, on the official website of the festival: www.anifestrozafa.al

Awards & Prizes

6 . Awards & Prizes

The evaluation of films in the “AniFestROZAFA - 9 ” festival
_ “The best feature film of the longest”
_ “The best short feature film “
_ “Best Student Film “

Special awards
“ The best animation”
“ The best short film performed by children”

Rules & Terms

RULES OF COMPETITION

Rules of the Animated European Film Festival, - “AniFestROZAFA- 9 ” – will take place in May 17 - 20 , 2018 in the City of Shkodra , Albania,

1. The general Conditions
The films will be registered as part of the competition only if they will be compatible with all the criteria and requirements provided in the statute of the Festival, which includes the regulation and the application form.

2. The general Criteria

_ Films that violate human rights, especially children’s rights as defined by the Convention of Human Rights and the Convention of Children’s Rights, will not be accepted.
_ Competing films will be screened in MP4 HD format.
_ The films must be completed after January 11st, 2017.
_ The films can compete only in the categories specified in the regulation.

2/1. Special Conditions for professional applicants.

_ The short animated film should not be longer than 15 minutes
- Long feature animated film should not be more than 85 minutes.
_The copy of the film for selection must be sent in MP4 HD format, but it can be sent on-line too, via wetransfer.com
_All the materials that will be sent for selection, will not be returned back to the applicant, but will be part of the Festival’s Archive.
_ In case that, the movie is selected for competition, the copy of the film must be sent in compliance with the festival’s regulation (high resolution for display).

2/2. Special conditions for Animated Films, made by Children of Europe.
_ The main producer of the film must be a child or a group of children.
_ Films must be made by children under 13 years old.

3. Dates and deadlines.
_The electronic application for the film’s registration in accordance with the categories specified in the regulation, starts on November 11, 2017 and end on January 20, 2018.
_ The copy of the Animated film selected for competition must be sent within January 31 2018
_The list of selected films in competition will be published on March 30 2018, on the official website of the festival: www.anifestrozafa.org

4. The Program and Criteria

• Long animated film for children.
Age 3 to 11 years old

• Short animated film for children.
Age 3 to 11 years old

• Short animated film for teenagers.
Age 12 to 15 years old

- The competition program of the festival will be divided in five sections as follows:
• Animated feature film for children
• Animated short film for children
• Animated short film for adolescents
• Animated Short Film by Students
• Animated film made by children

In the special session, there will be presentation of films from partner festivals.

5. Application Form
_ Applicants will fill in the application form in English.
_Applicants must fill the forms electronically and all other adding materials for the films (photo of the producer or the director, photo of the film, dialogue-list if there is any) must be sent electronically, on-line.

a - REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EVERYONE, AND BY THE APPLICABLE SUBMISSION FREE (the “eligibility criteria” ).

_ The applicant must sent the following materials attached with the request for application:
a) A CV of the director in English (on-line).
b) A photo of the Film’s Director (a minimum of 300 dpi of jpg format.) – on-line
c) Photos of the film, at least three copies (a minimum of 300 dpi of JPG format) - on-line
d) A short synopsis of the film, up to 500 characters in English - on-line
e) English dialogue list (SRT) - on-line

All the materials sent for selection will be made available for the Festival for archiving purposes.
The selected films will be used in accordance with the regulation code, for cultural and educative purposes, but not for commercial purposes. This will be shown in the application form, also.

6 . Awards & Prizes

The evaluation of films in the “AniFestROZAFA - 9 ” festival
_ “The best feature film of the longest”
_ “The best short feature film “
_ “Best Student Film “

Special awards
“ The best animation”
“ The best short film performed by children”

7. Accommodation

The festival will cover hotel accommodation for 3 days and accreditation to take part during all events of the festival, the director or producer of the film, that, is selected for the official competition.
Organizers of the festival "AniFestFilm" don’t cover financially :
a - All travel spending.
b - When filmmaker wants to stay all days of the festival..
c - When the director of the film is accompanied by another person, accommodation costs, are covered by the person himself.
The festival’s organizers can make exceptions or facilitation according to some specific cases.

9. Promotion

After the film has been selected for competition, the producer should
allow the organizers of the Festival to use a three-minute commercial or
10% of the film length for promotion during the days of the festival and for publishing in the official website of the festival.

For promotional films winner will also appear in other cities of the country. Filmmakers will be invited to talk with children and young audience.

10. Closure dispositions

1. The organizers can make individual exceptions to the conditions specified in this regulation, but not favor and provide advantages to every candidate with no reason. Organizers have the right to make changes to the competition rules or to point 9 of the regulation, but they must notify via the website on: www.anifestrozafa.org // www.a-festfilm.al

2. These are subject to laws of the Republic of Albania and all contests related to them will be settled by the Albanian courts in accordance with the Albanian Law.

3. Since the moment of submitting the request for participation in
“AniFestROZAFA - 9 ” Festival, the participant must accept the regulation of the European Festival Competition.

Address:

“AniFest”
Rruga"Lidhjame Prizerenit"
pallati 4 "VEGA" shk. 8 apartamenti 28 ,
1019 TIRANA –
ALBANIA
e-mail : info@anifestrozafa.org