Área de Contenção - Cartaxo International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival is a film festival happening in the city of Cartaxo, Portugal, from 6th to 8th of November.

This festival aims to promote the cultural and artistic values, namely, film and even encourage the taste for film and the arts in General, looking to study and discuss issues related to the theme of the fantastic and horror. The containment area still reserve a special audiovisual attention produced by Countries and Portuguese Expression Language and the region of Ribatejo.

This festival brings together the films in competition in various sections: feature film, short film, animation, documentary, music video, national, regional (where are included only films made in the region of Ribatejo) and student films.

In addition to a large selection of films in competition from the four corners of the world, the audience will have the opportunity to view, in Centro Cultural do Cartaxo, some of the great classics of Horror organized into retrospetivas and cycles.

Thinking about the younger audience, the containment area presents a very special section of short films of great for newer ones have the opportunity to participate in this festival.

I. FEATURE FILM
II. SHORT FILM
III. ANIMATION
IV. DOCUMENTARY
V. NATIONAL
VI. REGIONAL (films made in the Ribatejo Region)
VII. STUDENT FILMS

ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO 2015
2st Cartaxo International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival
Cartaxo Cultural Center - Portugal
from 6th to 8th November 2015

RULES
1. RULES OF ELIGIBILITY

1.1.
The competitive section of ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO 2015 - 2nd Cartaxo International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival that will be held in Cartaxo at the Cartaxo Cultural Center, from 6th to 8th November 2015, is open to all film and video makers, national or foreign.

1.2.
The primary objective of ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO will be the promotion and development of cultural and artistic values, mainly in cinema, studying and debating the subjects connected with audiovisual and cinema and with the thematic of fantastic and horror.

ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO was created by Área de Serviço together with the Ribatejo Film Commission, with the support of Cartaxo City Hall and Cartaxo Cultural Center, as a basis for the encounter for audiences and professionals (producers, directors, agents, writers, actors, etc). Working to represent and award, indie films, with innovative languages, techniques and narratives, supporting the future with our great masters.

1.3.
All entries must have been completed after January 1, 2013.

1.4.
Films and videos - feature films, short films, fiction or documentaries - may enter in the following categories:

I. FEATURE FILM
II. SHORT FILM
III. ANIMATION
IV. DOCUMENTARY
V. NATIONAL
VI. REGIONAL (films made in the Ribatejo Region)
VII. STUDENT FILMS

1. DVD
2. BluRay
3. Digital (Mp4, Avi)
For pre-selection we also accept films by other means (subject to the organization approval) such as transfer of files by ftp or providing a link where the film can be seen online.

2. SUBMISSIONS
2.1
All entries must use the form hereby included (xeroxes are accepted) and must be received by the Festival before September 05th, 2015. All entry forms should be filled-in carefully, in print characters, so that the information they contain can be correctly included in the catalogue.

2.2
There is no limit to the number of works entered by each candidate. A completely filled-in entry form must be sent for each film or video submitted. Each entry form should be accompanied by photos or slides of the film/video submitted, as well as a photo, curriculum and biographic notes of the director(s). Any promotional material will be welcome, to be used in press kits and promotion.

2.3
Please send entries and prints to:
ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO 2015
2os Encontros Internacionais de Cinema Fantástico e de Horror do Cartaxo
Centro Cultural do Cartaxo
Rua 5 de Outubro,
2070-059 Cartaxo
Portugal
Email: areadecontencao@gmail.com

If the screener is posted outside the European Union, please state clearly on the package "without
commercial value - for cultural purposes only".
3. PRINTS
3.1
Eligible formats are:
A - DVD
B – BluRay
C – Digital (Mp4, etc)

3.2
Films and videos must be subtitled in Portuguese or english language.

3.3
Films or videos competing for the National Prize are only accepted when spoken in portuguese (whenever possible with english subtitles), even when including other languages or dialects.

4. AWARDS
4.1
The juries shall award, with no possibility of ex-aequo:
I. Grand Prize ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO International Jury awarded for the best film or video among all divisions

II. Grand Prize ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO National Jury awarded for the best film or video produced and directed in a Portuguese Speaking country and spoken in Portuguese language.

III. In each one of the following divisions
I. FEATURE FILM
II. SHORT FILM
III. ANIMATION
IV. DOCUMENTARY
V. NATIONAL
VI. REGIONAL (films made in the Ribatejo Region)
VII. STUDENT FILMS

There will be a First Prize.

4.2
The juries will be able to give special mentions

4.3
The winners will receive a trophy and a diploma

5. THE JURY
5.1
All entries will be submitted to a pre-selection jury formed by elements nominated by the Board of Organisation and a well known expert in the audiovisual area, selected by the festival’s Artistic Director and after the selection will be announced on the website and blog.

5.2
All the entries selected by the jury mentioned in 5.1 will be voted by an international jury formed by a minimum of five outstanding personalities.
5.3
The members of the juries will select among themselves their own President who will represent the jury as its spokesman.

5.4
The juries will include as a secretary, a member of ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO, with no vote right.

5.5
The juries reserve the right not to select a winner in any given category, as well as not to give special mentions.

5.6
No one with any involvement in one or more productions entered may sit on a jury.

5.7
The decisions of the juries are final.

6. FINAL TERMS
6.1
For any legal effects, each candidate is responsible for the works he presents, excluding any responsibility at all to the ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO.

6.2
The ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO is not responsible for the damage of the prints during its normal use.

6.4
All the entries, after being admitted by the pre selection jury, will be included in public screenings, during the ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO.

6.5
The ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO reserves the right to show on TV, cinema or other media, for divulgation, small excerpts from the works awarded or others.

6.6
Entrants should provide a DVD of any work selected for competition for the archives of the Festival, which utilisation will be made in accordance with the international contract of deposit of World Cinematheques. The DVD’s will be archived in the Festival’s Videoteque.

6.7
Participation in ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO implies agreement - by signature in entry form - with the present regulations. And the candidate, who has the rights to the film, accepts that his films is shown at the public screening of the festival and other withing the Área de Contenção.

6.8
From the decision of the Board of Directors regarding the interpretation and decisions of these rules, there will be no appeal.

6.9
The results of this contest will be known during the closing ceremony of ÁREA DE CONTENÇÃO and posted on the festival’s site and blog.