The British and Norman short film festival takes place in Granville at several venues across this former buccaneering port and offers not only screenings, exhibitions, meetings and workshops, but also live music and a fish'n'chips supper! The seaside location of Granville facing channel islands offers a great opportunity to show films that combine British and Norman culture.
Organised by Sillages, the Granville association for cinema promotion, Fish&Films promotes cinema, and more specifically, short films of all genres (fiction, animation, documentary and experimental) to as wide an audience as possible with a selection of films shot in Normandy or the United Kingdom or by Norman or British directors or actors.
The films selected for the competition will be submitted to the vote of high school and college students (High school students’ and students’ prize) or to the public vote (Prix du public). The two winning films will each win 500 euros and a “Trofish”, an original work created by an artist.
ARTICLE 1. ORGANIZATION
The British and Norman Fish&Films short film festival (“the festival”) is organised by the Sillages association. (Hereinafter referred to as ‘the Association’)
ARTICLE 2. EVENT
SECTION 2.1. PURPOSE OF THE EVENT
The British and Norman Fish&Films short film festival promotes cinema and more specifically short films in all their forms (fiction, animation, documentary and experimental) to as wide an audience as possible with a selection of films shot in Normandy or the United Kingdom or by Norman or British directors. Norman or British technicians and actors can also compete.
SECTION 2.2. LOCATION OF THE EVENT
The third edition of the event will take place from Friday December 1 to Sunday December 3, 2023, in Granville (Manche), in different locations including The Select cinema, partner of the event.
ARTICLE 2.3.1 SCREENINGS AT CINEMA LE SÉLECT
The Select cinema will host screenings reserved for school students on Friday December 1, 2023 and screenings for the general public on Saturday December 2 and Sunday December 3, 2023. Only films shown to high school students on Friday December 1, 2023 and to the general public on Saturday December 2, 2023 , at the Sélect, will compete for one of the festival's two prizes: the high school and student prize and the audience prize.
ARTICLE 2.3.2 OTHER SCREENINGS AND EVENTS
The festival will not only take place at The Select cinema. It will also take place in other places (community centre, public media library, assisted living residence, associated licensed bar, etc.). In addition to screenings, the festival will offer exhibitions, meetings, workshops and more festive moments, such as live music.
ARTICLE 3. CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
To be submitted to the festival selection committee made up of members of the Sillages association, films must:
-have been shot entirely or in part in Normandy or the United Kingdom and/or have been made or produced with the help of Normans or Britons, accompanied by evidence of such
-have been completed after January 1, 2022
-be between 1 and 30 minutes maximum in length
-be subtitled in French (for British films) or in English (for French language films).
The genre of films presented is unrestricted: fiction, animation, documentary or experimental.
Video clips, institutional, industrial and advertising films are not accepted.
ARTICLE 4. REGISTRATION
To register, simply apply before June 30, 2023 on the FISH&FILMS call for films launched on FilmFest Platform: www.filmfestplatform.com or on FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com
ARTICLE 5. SELECTION
The rights holders of the films that will be selected for this 3rd edition will be contacted before September 15, 2023.
The authors of the films selected for one of the festival screenings (included in the competition or non-competing) undertake to provide before October 1, 2023:
these regulations dated and signed
-a copy of the film in DCP format (other formats may only be accepted for certain screenings and depending on the request at the time of film selection)
-a good quality photograph of the director
-the biography of the director(s) of the film
-three stills taken from the film
-two or three extracts from the 30-second film to promote the festival
-the movie poster if there is one
The possible inclusion of a member of the selection committee or the jury in the credits of a film, in any capacity whatsoever, will debar him or her from participating in the deliberations concerning this work.
The directors and producers responding to the call for films undertake, regardless of whether or not their film is selected, to lend their copy free of charge to the Association for the duration of the festival and for the year to follow until December 31, 2024, for other screenings organised by the association.
In this specific case, the Sillages association will contact the directors and producers concerned to request a copy of their film.
ARTICLE 6. SENDING AND RETURN OF COPIES OF SELECTED FILMS
Sending the copy (DCP) is the responsibility of the broadcaster/director or producer. The return of copies of the films is the responsibility of the Festival.
ARTICLE 7. PRESENCE OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS OF FILM TEAMS
The directors and members of the teams of the selected films (competition and out of competition) are warmly invited to be present at the festival. The Sillages association reserves the right to specify the terms of invitation following the selection.
ARTICLE 8. PRIZES AND REWARDS
The films selected by the selection committee for the competition will be submitted to the vote of high school students and students (High school students’ and students’ prize) when they are broadcast on Friday, December 1, 2023 at The Sélect or for the public vote (public prize) when they are broadcast on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at The Sélect. The two winning films will win 500 euros and a “Trofish”, an original work created by an artist.
ARTICLE 9. TRANSPORT AND INSURANCE
Any sending of selected films is the responsibility of the rights holder. Copies will be returned by hand during the festival, or returned by the Association at the end of the festival. In the event of loss or deterioration during this period, the responsibility of the Sillages association is only engaged for the replacement value of the copy. This responsibility does not take into account the normal wear and tear of the copy or any incident of the responsibility of the cinema or the structures hosting the screenings or the projectionists.
ARTICLE 10. OPERATION
The beneficiary guarantees to the festival that he or she holds all the necessary rights (copyright, image rights and all intellectual property rights) with the persons authorised for the exploitation of his or her films.
The participants transfer to the festival, without compensation, the right to reproduce the photographs of their film for distribution in the festival's publications, in the press, on broadcast television and on the Internet.
Extracts (within the limit of one cumulative minute) of the films may be used to edit trailers presenting the programme.
No broadcasting fees are paid for the screening of the works within the framework of the festival.
ARTICLE 11. DISPUTES AND DEROGATIONS
The Association is responsible for settling cases not provided for in these regulations and for granting any derogations from the above provisions on reasonable request.
ARTICLE 12. CANCELLATION
In the event of a major problem beyond its control, the Sillages association reserves the right to cancel the event.
ARTICLE 13. MEDIA DISTRIBUTION
You authorise the festival, free of charge, to reproduce and broadcast on terrestrial, digital, cable, satellite and ADSL television channels, as well as on Internet sites, extracts from the films selected within the framework of the festival.
These excerpts will be limited to 3 minutes. They will only be used in the context of reports devoted to the festival, television or web broadcasts, television or web interviews and/or promotional or advertising announcements for the current or future festival and this, for a period of one year, from the registration of the film.
The data and photos provided during registration will be used in various publications (Festival catalogs, website, press) and may be subject to translations, corrections or modifications prior to their publication.
If copies turn out to be of a quality considered too poor to be shown on the big screen, the Association reserves the right to withdraw a previously selected film from the selection.