The Ensenada International Film Festival (FICE) invites you to participate in its second edition. It will take place in the City of Ensenada, Province of Buenos Aires on December, 2021,
FICE's search will focus on cinematographic works that address a critical, poetic or aesthetic reflection around water. In this sense, water may appear as a central or tangential element in the development of narratives.
Because we are inhabited, stirred and agitated by this river that feeds us, from the FICE, we are looking for those works that, like water, can poetically penetrate all the reality that we are able to cover.

All selected short films and feature film will receive a Certificate of Participation. Those who win in the National Competition will also receive a statuette and a diploma of recognition.

1. CALL
A.Dates and place
2nd. Edition of the Ensenada International Film Festival (FICE) will be held from December, 2020 in the town of Ensenada, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
B. Objectives
The FICE search focuses on cinematographic works that address a critical, poetic or aesthetic reflection on water. In this sense, water may appear as a central or tangential element in the development of narratives.
Because we are inhabited, stirred and agitated by this river that feeds us, from the FICE, we look for those works that, like water, can poetically penetrate all the reality that we are able to cover.

Sections
- International Short Film Competition for works of any film genre, with a maximum duration of 29 minutes 59 seconds (including credits). The selection will be in charge of FICE.
- International Competition Feature Film for works of any film genre. The selection will be in charge of FICE.
- International exhibition of feature films and short films.

2. GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
NATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION
A.1) Participation in the FICE is open to filmmakers, over 18 years of age.
A.2) All productions, finished after January 1, 2018, may participate in the National Short Film Competition.
A.3) Audiovisual works of all genres can may participate.
A.4) The works may have been originally generated by any medium.
A.5) The works must have “water” as a tangential or central element within its range of possibilities.

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL SAMPLE OF FEATURE FILMS AND SHORT FILMS
B.1) Participation in the international and national exhibition of audiovisual productions is open to filmmakers from all over the world.
B.2) The selection of works will be in charge of FICE
B.3) Feature films and short films of all genres can participate.
B.4) The works may have been originally generated by any medium.
B.5) The works must have “water” as a tangential or central element within its range of possibilities

REGISTRATION AND RECEPTION OF WORKS
For participation, both the sample section and the competition section must complete the required information on the registration form found on the official website of the Festival http://fice.com.ar/
B. As stated in the registration form, a private link must be attached for online viewing of the work.
C. The registration and submission form of the link corresponding to the work must be submitted from July 1 until August 31, 2021 inclusive.
D. The selection of works will be informed on the official website of the Festival. Selected participants will be notified by phone or by e-mail.
E. Once registered, the audiovisual work cannot be withdrawn from the Festival.

4. SELECTED WORKS
Festival programming includes competitive and non-competitive sections. Selected films and short films will be scheduled in the section that FICE deems appropriate.
B.
The participants selected to be part of the National Short Film Competition must send for the screening one (1) copy in digital file, preferably .MOV. Copies in BLU RAY, H.264, or mp4, bitrate rate greater than 10 mb, 25fps will also be accepted.
C. The participants selected to be part of the international short film and feature film show must send for the screening one (1) copy in digital file of preference .MOV. Copies in BLU RAY, H.264, or mp4, bitrate rate greater than 10 mb, 25fps will also be accepted.
D.The deadline for receiving this material will be Tuesday, November 1, 2021. Otherwise the works will be excluded from the schedule.
E.In case of sending the material by mail, it must be delivered with the following information: Title of the film, name of the Director and / or producer, Email.
It must be sent to the following address: Municipal Cultural Center "La Vieja Estacion" 1925 between Alberdi and Sidoti. Ensenada Province of Buenos Aires. Secretary of Culture 2nd floor from 9 am to 16 pm
F.The selected participants must send by email to fice.cine@gmail.com three (3) images for the catalog (.jpg format, minimum quality 300 dpi), poster image in 300 dpi quality, and all data which will be requested in the card for the catalog.
G. Non-Spanish-speaking films and short films must include Spanish subtitling. The Festival does not assume the costs of subtitling the works.
H.The Festival will not assume customs costs and expenses of importation of works that want to participate in the FICE, without exception.
I. Participants authorize FICE organizers so that without any compensation, payment and / or compensation they can publicly disseminate their name and / or voice and / or image in any medium including: television media, graphics , internet and / or any other means of dissemination or communication created or created, at its discretion, without limitation of time or territory for the promotion of its exhibition within the Festival. The material received may be used for promotional purposes, not for profit in samples, forums, festivals, among others, only partially not exceeding three (3) minutes of the work.

J. The producers and distributors of those films that integrate the Competitions commit themselves to include in their advertising and press material the phrase “FICE Official Selection” using the Festival logo.
K. The Festival does not cover the cost of returning copies. Once the Festival is over, the deadline to withdraw the works will be informed.
L.The mere fact of participating in the Call implies knowledge and acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

5. JURIES
A.Jurors will be appointed for the International Film Competition. They will be composed of three personalities from the audiovisual media, culture and arts and will be in charge of choosing the winning films of the Competition.
B.People who are directly related to the works participating in the current Festival will be disabled from being part of the Jury.
C.The decisions taken by the jurors are final.
D.The prize cannot be vacant.

6. AWARDS
All selected short films will receive a Certificate of Participation. Those who are winners in the National Competition will also receive a statuette and a diploma of recognition.

7. TRANSFER OF COPIES
The shipping costs of the works will be the responsibility of the registrant.

8. COPIES INSURANCE
A.The Festival is not responsible for damages or losses occurred during the transfer of copies.
B.In case of serious damage or loss during the development of the contest and while it is in the hands of the organization, it will be responsible for the cost of the copy, in the same format and quality of the copy received as long as this situation is reliably notified by the interested party during the event.

9. BREACH OF REQUIREMENTS
Received works that do not comply with the general conditions of participation and pre-selection requirements will not be registered.

10. ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES AND CONDITIONS - ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS
A.The inscription in the FICE implies the acceptance of the present bases and conditions and the cession of the rights of projection of the material presented for the purposes of the diffusion of this edition.
B.Likewise, along with the inscription, those who own the work agree to assign the rights its (of) projection and reproduction for the purpose of their exhibition as well as for their advertising dissemination

11. RIGHTS OF PARTICIPATING WORKS
A.The participants declare to be unique and real owners of the audiovisual works presented to the Festival, both in the case of being an author and being an assignee thereof. In the event of falsity in the affidavit, for not being the holders of the same, the responsibility in front of any third party claim will be exclusively of the participant who presents the work, without having the FICE or its organizers anything to respond to third parties .

B.The participants declare to have all the rights involved in the work.
C.The participants declare to leave the organizers of the Festival and the Municipality of Ensenada undamaged by any claim regarding the ownership of the work and / or lack of authorization regarding the rights contained therein.


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  • Marx Braga

    Festival incrível. Foi um grande prazer ter a oportunidade de participar.
    Viva!

    December 2020
  • I had a Spanish version of my film "Fog Horns" for this festival. The festival team communicated friendly, clear and on time. Their design work for the festival was excellent, it even included an individual ad for each film - lovely!

    December 2020