Cinema Urbana - Architecture Film Festival Brasilia, arises from the need to expand, through the lens of cinema, society's understanding of the city and its structures (social, cultural, architectural) by stimulating public contact with a program of films that are rarely seen in theaters and festivals and which invite reflection in terms of citizenship - by this word we mean the formation, information and multiple participation in the construction of culture, politics, and of a collective space and time.
Cinema Urbana is an International Architecture Film Festival in Brazil that exhibits documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films, in which architecture is the protagonist. Interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary architecture and city have received increasing interest and moving images are seen as powerful tools for broadening dialogue and understanding of architecture by the public, citizens of the world.

Cinema Urbana awards consist of a trophy and distribution of the film nationally and internationally within our itinerant circuit.

Awards:

Photography and Language competition

• Award for the best film

Research and Argument competition

• Award for best film

Audience Award

• Award for the best film according to the audience.

International Partner Award

Festival Partner will select a Brazilian film to display in the next edition of its Festival.

With the theme "Building Memories,” the festival explores the continuous production of spaces in the cities, the processes of museumization marked by globalization processes underway in contemporary society, as well as the notion of heritage as a real or imagined territory that participates in the construction of milestones that indicate the relationship between past, present, and the future that we collectively desire. The goal is to reflect on how we currently live and narrate our cities. In this sense, cinema presents cities and their landscapes in narratives that produce the imaginary, and form the collection of their memories and their history.
Heritage preservation gained prominence in this last year after the fire that burned a great part of the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro’s building and collection. In Brasília, a new city, with less than 60 years of existence, debates on heritage and conservation are no less important: in 1987 the area that constitutes Lucio Costa’s original project (the Pilot Plane and its immediate surroundings) was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, thus regulating the protection of the central city towards preservation. Accelerating, however, two well-known processes of the contemporary city, the dispersion and the freezing of its "historical" center.
The debates on the conservation of heritage indicate a constant movement of operationalization of the past, of the creation of symbols and, therefore, they express plural visions and political strategies on social reality. From this perspective, the urban heritage is a representation of these ideals and acquires a central place in the problematization of the processes of the contemporary society. The notion of heritage thus refers to memory and history, and evokes the multiple dimensions of culture as events that deserve to be preserved because they are collectively significant in their diversity.
Cinema brings to the surface real and symbolic narratives that reveal and harbor memories, affections, and present relationships between the constructed and the imagined. The Architecture Film Festival of Brasilia – Cinema Urbana, arises from the need to expand, through the lens of cinema, society's understanding of the city and its structures (social, cultural, architectural) by stimulating public contact with a program of films that are rarely seen in theaters and festivals and which invite reflection in terms of citizenship - by this word we mean the formation, information and multiple participation in the construction of culture, politics, and of a collective space and time.
General rules

1. Cinema Urbana - 1st Architecture Film Festival Brasilia - will take place from August 14 to 17, 2019.

2. Cinema Urbana is an International Architecture Film Festival in Brazil that exhibits documentary, experimental, animation and fiction films, in which architecture is the protagonist. Interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary architecture and city have received increasing interest and moving images are seen as powerful tools for broadening dialogue of architecture by the public.

3. The Selection Committee looks for films with cinematographic qualities - fiction, animation, documentary and experimental.

4. The deadline for applications is May 19, 2019.

5. Only entries that include the submission of the film and the completed registration form will be accepted.

HOW TO ENTER A MOVIE:

Cinema Urbana will receive until May 19:

• A version of the film with English subtitles, except for films spoken in English.
• Films must be submitted via the FilmFreeway or the available form on the website.

Alternatively, after sending the movie through the platforms mentioned, a Vimeo link can be sent to: cinemaurbana@gmail.com

1. The version of the films to be used for the selection process will be part of the Urban Cinema archive, where the members will be able to consult them. For any type of public projection, the permission of the owners of the rights will be required.

2. The Selection Committee will decide the section in which the film will appear. The festival is responsible for the selection of films that make up the entire program.

3. Short films and feature films can compete with the following projection formats: H264 file format, full HD resolution or similar, bit rate at least 25mbps. All selected films will be shown with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese.

4. Cinema Urbana has 4 competitive sections:

a) Photography and Language Award

b) Research and Argument Award:

c) Audience Award:

d) International Partner Award:

5. The Selection Committee will decide the section in which the film will appear. The festival is responsible for the selection of films that make up the entire program.

6. Short films and feature films can compete with the following projection formats: H264 file format, full HD resolution or similar, bit rate of at least 25mbps. At the festival, all selected films will be shown with subtitles in Brazilian Portuguese.

7. Urban Cinema has 4 competitive sections:

a) Photography and Language Award: films that investigate new audiovisual approaches and the development of the Cinema language.

b) Research and Argument Prize:

c) Audience Award:

d) International Partner Award:

8. Only films completed after January 1, 2017 are eligible for the competitive categories.

9. If the film is selected, Cinema Urbana will inform the participant until two months before the opening of the festival. After the participant was informed about the film's participation in the festival, the film should not be shown in Brasilia until it is shown at Cinema Urbana.

10. Participants declare that the submitted film is yours and that their public display rights have not been transferred to third parties.

11. Immediately after being confirmed the selection, should be sent by email:

• A list of the dialogues of the films in Portuguese and English
• Two stills of the film (minimum resolution: 300 dpi - 10x10cm) in digital format
• Link to the movie trailer (Vimeo or Youtube of preference)
• Biofilmography of the director
• Final synopsis for online programming and printed catalog (max.450 characters) in English. For Brazilian / Portuguese films, the synopsis must be sent in English and Portuguese.
• Festivals and Previous Prizes.

12. All texts, data and photos submitted by participants to Cinema Urbana will be used as a reference in various online and offline bilingual publications (including the Festival catalog, the website). This material can be translated, corrected or edited prior to publication. By submitting a movie, all participants give free permission to Cinema Urbana to publish this material for the above purposes.

13. The competition juries will be composed of Brazilian and foreign personalities of national and international renown from the cultural world.

14. Cinema Urbana Prizes consists of a trophy and distribution of the film nationally and internationally in our traveling circuit.

15. Awards:

Photography and Language

Best Film Award

Research and Argument

Best Film Award

Audience Award

Prize for the best film according to the public.

International Partner Award

Festival Partner will select a Brazilian film to display in the next edition of their Festival.

16. The decisions of the juries are final.

17. After the selection of the film, the festival will be able to use a three-minute length film fragment to promote the festival on TV, radio, internet, as well as the advertising material of the film (press kit, posters, postcards etc. .) for promotion purposes.

18. After the selection of the film, the festival will be able to use a three-minute length film fragment to promote the festival on TV, radio, internet, as well as the advertising material of the film (press kit, posters, postcards etc. .) for promotion purposes.

19. The producer of an award-winning film at Cinema Urbana commits itself to mentioning the Cinema Urbana prize in all the promotional materials of the film and in the film credits of all the copies produced after the dates of the festival.

20. All inscriptions of films made to Cinema Urbana presuppose the knowledge and acceptance of these regulations. Participation in the Festival implies the unreserved acceptance of all terms described in this regulation and the submission of a completed and signed application form. Cinema Urbana reserves the right to cancel any presentation or take any appropriate action in case of violation of the regulations.

24. All winning films will participate in the touring circuit of Brazilian and international festivals, which can start up to one month after the festival, up to 3 months before the subsequent edition, in 2020.

25. The festival council shall decide on all matters not covered by these regulations, in accordance with the international rules of the film festivals.

For any question contact us:
Liz Sandoval
Director
cinemaurbana@gmail.com

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  • A special event with precious films selected combined with academic discussions about urban lives! A great and unique experience to show my film!

    November 2019
  • stella mastorosteriou

    Great communication and a very interesting programme I'm proud to be part of. Many thanks!

    October 2019
  • Michael Lyons

    Thank you for supporting experimental film!

    October 2019
  • Great festival! Amazing communication and networking.

    October 2019