The traffic safety for a sustainable world

Alcobaça Portugal
2024, October 8, 9, 10

The 2024 Global Road Safety Film Festival place in Alcobaça, in the heart of Portugal.

The City of Alcobaça offers the best conditions for this worldwide event success. Designated as the Land of the Passion, Alcobaça is known for its monastery, Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaça, classified as a World Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 1989. Alcobaça is also recognized by UNESCO as a member of the Learning Cities Network. .

Highlight of the UN Decade of Action for road safety, the Global Road Safety Film Festival is an excellent tool to promote road safety culture around the five continents, to contribute to the United Nations targets, to mobilize the public, private and civil society, through education, training, communication, engineering, consulting, expertise and research.

When communication goes together with prevention, road safety films play a major part in awareness campaigns and are one of the most efficient means to act on behaviors and:
● Influences behavior and change the perception of road safety issues in road traffic itself and in comparisons with different safety and mobility types scenarios e.g. aviation and rail transport
● Mark road safety to the political attention, in order to achieve the goals of the Decade of Action for Road Safety and the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda;
● Promote international cooperation in the field of road safety and sustainable mobility;
● Offer a promotional platform for filmmakers and festival producers to pursue and develop their initiatives.
● Pedagogically, it will also be a way of changing mentalities towards safe mobility scenarios, which can be used as training/awareness-raising tools in different contexts (schools, companies, NGOs, etc.).

The Festival of Alcobaça is produced by the Laser International Foundation and organized by the World Association for Connecting People (WACP) and Lasermedia International.

The participants are
● People and organizations from all over the world: representatives of film producers, public authorities, organizations from different sectors, associations, NGOs, students, young people involved in road safety,

● Internet users recorded on the "Roadsafetyfilm" YouTube Channel and via LinkedIn and Facebook.

The road safety films are tools to promote the the UN Sustainable Developpment Goals
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Goal 4: Quality education
Goal 5: Gender equality
Goal 8: Decent work and economic growth
Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Goal 10: Reduce inequalities within countries and across countries
Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
Goal 16: Promote peaceful societies
Goal 17: Partnerships to achieve the goals

Eligible movie themes
- Speeding
- Drink-and-drive
- Drive under the influence of drugs
- Helmet
- Seat-belt
- Protect children on the road
- Distracted driving
- Innovations for road safety education
- Smart and safe infrastructure
- Urban mobility
- Sustainable mobility
- Smart and safe vehicles
- I.T.S. applications to road infrastructure and vehicles
- Frontline workers to make roads safer
- Gender and mobility
- Organizations focused on road safety
- Youth in action mobilizing younger people
- Safe rural environments
- Animals and road safety prevention
- Other theme

Provisional Program

Tuesday October 8
- Reception of jury members, guests and official delegations
- Cultural and touristic visit of Alcobaça
- Jury dinner

Wednesday October 9
- 9:00 Welcome of participants
- 9:30 Official opening
- 10:00 Session 1
- 11:00 Coffee break
- 11:30 Session 2
- 12:30 Lunch break
- 14:00 Session 3
- 15:30 Coffee break
- 16:00 Session 4
- 17:00 Workshop
- 20:00 Gala dinner

Friday October 10
- 10:00 Awards ceremony
- 12:30 Closing cocktail
- 15:00 Broadcast of the Festival on YouTube, LinkedIn, Facebook

The films are nominated and awarded for the following awards:
The Grand Prix
The Jury Prize
The People's Choice Award with online voting
Youth Trophy, awarded to young filmmakers

Trophies for the best films in different thematic areas:

Trophies for the best films,in the different official languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese.

1. Preambule
The Festival Organiisation reserves the right to disqualify any film that does not comply with the above conditions.

2. Submitting films
All the films recorded are in competition.
Submission and participation are free of charge.
Films must be submitted in their original version for the selection process. Films in English do not require translation. For films in other languages, English subtitles are recommended.
Films must be submitted directly on the Global Road Safety Film Festival platform:

3. Production date
To be eligible, films must have been made within the last five years, i.e. from 1 January 2019.

4. Declaration of rights
The Festival Organisation will only accept the submission of a film if the bidder is the holder of all the rights to use the film required for the submission. The Festival reserves the right to demand appropriate proof of these rights and to reject the submission in the event of failure to provide such proof.

5. Notification
All registered films will be notified to the bidder, whether or not the film has been pre-selected.
If the film is entered in the Official Selection, the applicant will be contacted by the Festival Organisation for the practical details of your screening during the Festival.

6. Obligations of participants
No pre-selected film may be withdrawn from the Festival programme once its participation has been made public.
Participation in the Festival implies unconditional compliance with all the rules set out in these guidelines.
The Festival Organisation reserves the right to rule on cases not covered by these rules.

7. Rights of use
The participant declares and guarantees that he/she holds all the necessary exploitation rights for the use of the film as part of this Festival. The participant declares that all third parties involved in the production and distribution of the film have agreed, where applicable, to its use as part of the Festival, its sequels and developments. The participant guarantees that by using the film in this context, no third party rights, including those of the people portrayed in the film, are violated.

8. Catalogue
All the material required for the Festival Catalogue (synopsis, cast and credits, biography and full filmography of the director, photographs of the director, actors and scenes from the film in black and white and colour) must be submitted at the same time as the films.