“Bastau” (ORIGINATION) International Student and Debut Film Festival aims to develop the international cooperation and a cultural exchange between young filmmakers from all around the world.
Festival’s Motto: «NEW GENERATION CINEMA».
The festival is held in the city of Almaty, the largest southern city of the Republic of Kazakhstan – in the heart of the Silk Way. The city remains the unique cultural bridge between East and West.

AWARDS

The International Jury of the short student and debut films competition (fiction and animation) section presents the following awards and diplomas:

Prize for the Best short fiction film

Prize for the Best short animated film

Special Jury Prize

The International Students Jury of the student short films competition section presents the following awards and diplomas:

Prize for the Best short film
Special Jury prize

The International Jury of the full length debut feature films competition section presents the following awards and diplomas:

Prize for the Best Debut Film

Prize to the Best Director

Special Jury Prize

Prize to the Best Actor

Prize to the Best Actress

The International Jury of the documentary films competition section presents the following awards and diplomas:

Prize for the Best full length Documentary film

Prize for the Best short Documentary film

Special Jury Prize

FESTIVAL’S PROGRAM

Competition program:

BASTAU SHORTS – international competition of short student films (fiction 10-35 minutes, animation 3-35 minutes) produced within the last two years.

BASTAU DEBUTS – international competition of debut full length fiction films (from 70 minutes) produced within the last two years.

BASTAU DOCS – competition program of documentary films (full length docs from 45 minutes, short docs from 10 to 35 minutes) produced within the last two years;

Out-of-competition program:

BASTAU KZ – program of the newest films from Kazakhstan;

BASTAU MASTERS – a retrospective program of the prominent filmmakers;

BASTAU GLOBE – world panorama of the films-participants of the international film festivals;

BASTAU FOCUS – a retrospective program of the selected country in focus presented at the festival.

BASTAU CENTRAL ASIA – the program of the new films from Central Asia.

BASTAU INDUSTRY – a business platform:

Round-table talks, master classes, workshops, pitching, press-conferences.

The screening and events program is determined by “Bastau IFF” Organizing committee.

SCREENING FORMAT

Films in the official program are accepted in the original format and on the online screeners in the original language with English subtitles.

The film, selected to one of the festival’s programs shall not be withdrawn after the official confirmation of its participation.
Each film shall not be screened for more than two times during the festival.
All conditions and terms are mandatory; otherwise, “Bastau” IFF Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude the film from the festival program.

SUBMISSION FORM REGULATIONS

The applicants who wish to submit their films to the “Bastau” IFF shall fill in the submission form and provide an online screener with English subtitles.
Selection of the films shall be carried out by the festival Program department. Once the film is officially selected, the producers of the films shall forward the following materials to the «Bastau» IFF Program department:
• Subtitled cue sheet (dialogue lists) in English;
• Synopsis, promotional materials, press-kits;
• Information for the Catalogue (director’s biography, filmography, photo of the director, poster of the film and 3-4 film stills, film trailer).

LOGISTICS AND FILMS INSURANCE

«Bastau» IFF Organizing committee covers all the expenses with respect to the transportation of the films chosen for the competition and other programs to Almaty and back.
The applicant of the film must notify the “Bastau” IFF Organizing committee of the shipping company name as well as to e-mail a copy of the airway bill.
«Bastau» IFF Organizing committee covers all the expenses of the storage and insurance of the films selected to the festival programs.

OFFICIAL PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The screening of the film in the official program of the «Bastau» IFF provides the possible attendance of one representative from the film at the festival (the director, producer, actor/actress or other member of the film crew) agreed and approved by the «Bastau» IFF Organizing committee.
Travel expenses as well as the accommodation for the representatives of the selected films are covered by the «Bastau» IFF Organizing committee.
«Bastau» IFF Organizing committee deals with the matters regarding the personal guests’ invitations, terms and provisions of the Festival attendance and accreditation.
Conditions of the guests’ attendance shall be specified in their individual invitation letters.

JURY

The International Jury is formed for the evaluation of the competition programs.
Travel expenses to Almaty and back as well as accommodation of the jury members are covered by the «Bastau» IFF Organizing committee.
International Jury must not consist of individuals who participated in the production or distribution of the films screened in competition.

FINAL PROVISIONS

The participation in the film festival requires compliance with all items of these Regulations.