CZU Film Fest was established in 2020 due to the initiative of students and the management of the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague as a space for educating students and the public through documentary films from around the world.

The programming aims to connect film/media professionals, students and the public to raise awareness about important topics concerning human's living within the nature.

CZU Film Fest aims to be a platform to give voice to filmmakers and scientists to present ideas on sustainable development, potential sources of energy, care for nature and developing technology.

*** Grand Prize 2020 *** (prize money 10.000 $)
Once You Know (2020, dir. Emmanuel Cappellin)

*** International Competition Winner 2020 *** (prize money 5.000 $)
The Blob - A Genius without a Brain (2019, dir. Jacques Mitsch)

*** Student Jury Award 2020 ***
The Blob - A Genius without a Brain (2019, dir. Jacques Mitsch)

*** Audience Award 2020 ***
Redgreenblue (2019, dir. Anna Fokker)

1. SUBMISSION
1.1. The festival accepts science films from all over the world. The submission of a film is free of charge. The film can be submitted only by the holder of audiovisual fixation rights to the film in terms of § 80 of the Act No. 121/2000 Coll. on Copyright, Rights Related to Copyright and on the Amendment of Certain Laws (Copyright Act), as amended, required for festival presentation (producer, distributor, sales, or director).
1.2. In case of series, one episode or the whole series can be submitted. The festival reserves a right to select one episode of the submitted series for the competition.
1.3. Submitted films/series must be produced after 1st of January, 2018.
1.4. The deadline for submission is 31st of July, 2020.
1.5. Films can be submitted through:
CZU FilmFreeway profile: https://filmfreeway.com/CZUfilm
1.6. By submitting the film, the applicant gives consent to a possible screening of the film in the competition held within CZU Film Festival 2020.
1.7. A screener copy of the film must be received by 31th of July, 2020.
To protect our environment we accept screeners to be sent via data storages with the possibility to download the screener (e.g. We Transfer; Vimeo; copy must be available for download at least 14 days and eventual password must be attached).
1.8. The submitted film must be either in English or have English subtitles.
1.9. Due to a large number of submissions, screener media will not be returned. By submitting the film in the competition held within CZU Film Festival, the applicant transfers free of charge the ownership of to the tangible medium containing the screener copy of the film to the organizers.

2. COMPETITION SELECTION PROCEDURE
2.1. From all submitted films, the program board of the Festival selects films for the International Competition (films produced outside the Czech Republic).
2.2. Applicants of films selected for the competitions will be notified by email before the 15th of August, 2020. If no notification has been received by that date, this means that the film has not been selected for any competition.
2.3. Following the selection, the applicant will be asked to supply a screening copy of the film, a dialogue list in English, biography and filmography of the director and promotional materials (at least 2 stills from the film in minimal resolution of 300DPI, a trailer, possibly a pressbook, posters, etc.).
2.4. The Festival must receive the screening copy prior to 8th of September, 2020. The address for screening copies is:
CZU Film Festival
Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CZU)
Kamýcká 129
165 00 Praha - Suchdol
Czech Republic
2.5. All customs duties and taxes incurred when sending packages with express couriers must be paid by the sender (the applicant).
2.6. The Festival reserves the right to use segments of selected films up to 3 minutes for promotional purposes, incl. production of festival promo video, promotion in partner media and at the website address http://lifesciencesfest.cz/.

3. FESTIVAL SCREENING
3.1. Selected films will be publicly screened during the festival, all the screenings are free.
3.2. By submitting the film, the applicant agrees with two, in case of the winning films, three, screenings free of charge, at the festival or its official events, and undertakes that if the film is selected by the organizer to any of the above-mentioned competitions the applicant will submit the organizers on the basis of their call a written statutory declaration in which the applicant (producer, distributor or director) declares the ownership of the right to audiovisual fixation rights to the film in terms of § 80 of the Copyright Act, and that submission of the film was made by a person authorized to act on behalf of the applicant. In case this called for the statutory declaration is not provided by the applicant, the film submitted by the applicant will be excluded from the competition.
3.3. DVD and Blu-ray copies will be sent back on request only. The recipient will be notified by the Festival of the sending of the copy.
3.4. In case a film that has not been selected for competition, displays exceptional qualities, the program board may decide upon its screening in the non-competitive program of the festival. In this case, the production/distribution company will be notified and asked for permission.

4. DATA PROTECTION
By submitting a film, you accept our data protection policy in accordance with the GDPR.

5. CONCLUSION
By submitting a film the applicant agrees with all above-mentioned regulations.