The longest running multi-genre film festival in the City of Gold is now in it's seventh year.
The Jozi Film Festival began in 2012 and was initially created to provide a platform for local filmmakers and reach audiences under serviced by traditional cinemas. The Johannesburg-based festival began accepting entries from around the world in 2014 and is now firmly established as one of the sub-continent's leading film festivals. The Jozi Film Festival is proudly independent, and a supporter of independent films.
The 2018 festival takes places from 27-30 September over a 4-day period at various locations in Johannesburg and Soweto.
For the second year, we are delighted to be partnering with Discovery Channel to run a continent-wide search for African film making talent. The Discovery Channel "Don't Stop Wondering" Award is open to all African filmmakers, 18 years or older. We are calling for 2-5 minute documentary films that showcase and celebrate unique African stories while capturing Discovery’s ethos of sparking curiosity.
All other JFF categories (feature films, short fiction films, documentary films (short and long) and student films) are open to South African and international filmmakers.
Trophies are awarded to winning films in each of JFF's categories.
The Discovery Don't Stop Wondering Award carries a prize. The Winner shall win:
i. a professional video camera, valued at 50,000 Rand;
ii. a Gorillapod, valued at 3,000 Rand;
iii. a Lume Cube Light, valued at 1,500 Rand;
iv. a Photographic Manfrotto, valued at 16,000 Rand; and
v. a Video Light, valued at 2,000 Rand
The Winner and the Short Listed Entrants shall have their Short Film broadcast on: the Discovery Channel; Discovery owned websites and Discovery’s social media platforms (the “Discovery Media”) during the period from 31 May 2018 to 30 September 2019. At the sole discretion of the organizers of JFF, the Winner and Short Listed Entrants may also have their Short Film broadcast during the JFF (the “Short-Listed Prize”). Where necessary, the Promoter will arrange one (1) night of accommodation and any appropriate travel means, such as flights, needed for the Winner and one (1) guest to attend the JFF Awards Evening at the Promoter’s own expense.
GENERAL JOZI FILM FESTIVAL RULES:
(PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR "DON'T STOP WONDERING" AWARD T&C'S)
All entries must be submitted online via FilmFreeway. Your application will not be considered complete until all entry requirements are met.
Successful entrants will be asked to send us an online link to download the film in high res for screening purposes or to courier us a DVD, Bluray or DCP file.
No music videos or commercials.
More than one entry may be submitted.
Films must be produced (completed) no earlier than January 1, 2017.
FILM ENTRY RULES:
The accepted exhibition formats for our festival are: PAL and NTSC BLU RAY, and MPEG 2, MPEG 4, and AVI digital files. DCP is an option if your film is selected to screen at a venue with DCP capabilities.
The filmmaker will assume material costs and shipping costs of materials to JFF although a download link is preferred.
Entrants must assume all responsibility for clearing materials through customs.
Audio is STEREO only.
Titles produced in languages other than English must have legible English subtitles.
BLURAYs and DCP's will be returned to the successful entrants at JFF's cost.
Each DVD or BLU RAY for projection must be labeled with name, filmmaker, contact info, running time and aspect ratio (4*3 or 16*9).
Upon acceptance, filmmakers must agree to send no less than two high resolution digital stills to be used at the JFF's discretion. We also require a short synopsis of your film (up to 300 words). If you have an EPK or digital posters, please send these too.
Not all invited films officially selected will be eligible for competition. The selection committees' and juries' decisions are final.
JFF reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or festival scheduling.
By entering the Jozi Film Festival, you grant JFF permission to screen your film at the film festival, to use your marketing materials to promote your film at our festival, (and on social media and in traditional media spaces) and use your trailer (if available) for promotional purposes.
THE DISCOVERY CHANNEL DON’T STOP WONDERING AWARD TERMS & CONDITIONS
1. Terms and Conditions
a. All persons entering the Discovery Channel Don’t Stop Wondering competition - being one (1) of the competition categories held during the 2018 Jozi Film Festival (“JFF”) - (the “Competition”) conducted by Discovery Corporate Services Limited (the “Promoter”) in Africa, agree that such entry into the Competition is subject to these terms and conditions ("Terms") which are binding on them.
b. These Terms have legal effect and any potential entrant should read them carefully before deciding to enter the Competition, in particular, careful note should be taken of the Eligibility Requirements set out in Clause 3 below.
2. Important Notice
a. These Terms contain certain terms and conditions which appear in similar text style to this clause and which:
i. may limit the risk or liability of the Promoter or a third party; and/or
ii. may create risk or liability for a person entering the Competition (the "Entrant"); and/or
iii. may compel the Entrant to indemnify the Promoter or a third party; and/or
iv. serve as an acknowledgement, by the Entrant, of one or more facts.
b. The Entrant's attention is specifically drawn to these terms and conditions because they are important and should be carefully noted.
c. Nothing in these terms and conditions is intended or must be understood to unlawfully restrict, limit or avoid any rights or obligations, as the case may be created for either the Entrant or the Promoter in terms of the Consumer Protection Act, 68 of 2008 (the "CPA").
d. The Entrant acknowledges that he/she has been given enough time to read these Terms and that he/she understands and agrees to these terms and conditions. By submitting the Competition Entry (as defined at Clause 4 below) and thereby entering this Competition, the Entrant will be deemed to have read and understood these Terms and to have agreed to be bound by them. If the Entrant does not agree with any of these Terms, they should not enter the Competition.
e. All Entrants participate in the Competition entirely at their own risk. By accepting to be bound by these Terms the Entrant gives consent to these risks and indemnifies and holds harmless the Promoter, its directors, employees and agents of any and all liability pertaining to any damage, cost, injuries and losses of whatever nature sustained as a result of participation in the Competition and related events and activities, save where such damage, cost, injuries and losses are sustained as a result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Promoter, its directors, employees and agents.
a. In order to qualify as an Entrant for the Competition, Entrants must meet the following eligibility requirements (the "Eligibility Requirements"):
i. The Entrant must be a resident of any of the following African Countries: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde Islands, Central African Republic, Comoros, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (partial), Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia (partial), Gabon, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania & Zanzibar, The Gambia, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe (Collectively and for the purposes of this Competition, “Africa”);
ii. The Entrant must be eighteen (18) years or older on the date of entry and must be able to provide sufficient identification to prove his/her age (which may be required at the request of the Promoter);
iii. The Entrant may not be any person who is a director, member, partner, employee or agent of, or consultant to the Promoter, its holding company and affiliate companies and their immediate families, or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by, the Promoter or the Promoter's agents or anyone professionally associated with the Competition;
iv. The Entrant must provide full and correct details where requested including full name, date of birth, current address and contact details;
v. The Entrant may not enter the Competition on behalf of someone else;
vi. No entries from agents, third parties, organised groups or entries automatically generated by computer software (or otherwise) will be accepted
vii. No payment of any consideration or purchase of any goods or services is required to enter the Competition.
viii. Those Entrants who entered the Discovery Channel Don’t Stop Wondering competition in 2017 may enter this Competition, provided that each Entrant: (i) meets the eligibility requirements set out in this Clause 3; (ii) complies with these Terms; and (iii) submits a new short film which must be substantially different to that submitted in 2017.
b. Failure to meet any of the Eligibility Requirements set out in Clause 3 a), above, or on the basis of engaging in any conduct which the Promoter in its sole discretion considers unacceptable or not meeting any other requirement set out in any provision of these Terms, may result in:
i. an entry being invalid and disqualified; and/or
ii. forfeiture of the Prize(s).
c. Any decision to invalidate and disqualify an entry to forfeit a Prize in terms of Clause 3 b), above lies within the sole discretion of the Promoter.
d. For the avoidance of doubt, the Promoter is not required to disqualify any entry at the time of submission of the entry due to such entry not meeting the Eligibility Requirements set out in this Clause 3 and may do so during any point of the Competition. The Promoter may, at any time, during the Competition, disqualify an Entrant on the basis of non-compliance with the Eligibility Requirements and or engaging in any conduct which the Promoter in its sole discretion considers unacceptable or not meeting any other requirement that may result in disqualification in accordance with any provision of these Terms. The Promoter will not be held liable for any loss, damages, cost or injuries as a result of the disqualification of any Entrant or the forfeiture of any Prize, save where such losses, damages, costs or injuries are sustained as a result of the gross negligence or willful misconduct of the Promoter, its directors, employees or agents.
4. Competition Entries
a. The Competition will be open for entries from 11:00 CAT on 19 February 2018 (“Opening Date”), until 19:00 CAT on 28 May 2018 (“Closing Date”) (the period from the Opening Date to the Closing Date, the "Competition Period"). All Competition Entries received after the Closing Date are automatically disqualified.
b. To enter the Competition, Entrants must submit a short documentary that showcases and celebrates unique African stories as well as capturing Discovery’s ethos of sparking curiosity (the “Short Film”). The Short Film must:
i. be filmed in HD and 16:9 landscape, using any device of the Entrants’ choosing;
ii. be delivered in the following high resolution format: 25fps (or HD (1920x1080)), 2K, Quicktime;
iii. include English subtitles, where the Short Film is presented in a language other than English;
iv. be submitted via a third party website, currently known as ‘FilmFreeway’ which can be found at: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/JoziFilmFestival (the “Website”). Entrants will be required to register their details with FilmFreeway including but not limited to: full name, email address and telephone number as well as agree to the FilmFreeway Terms and Conditions which can be found at: https://filmfreeway.com/page/terms-of-service;
v. be two (2) to five (5) minutes in length; and
vi. not have been broadcast on television or on a distributor’s digital platform and/ or the Entrant must not have received any monetary compensation for such Short Film prior to submission.
(the “Competition Entry/Entries”).
c. The Promoter cannot guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to the Website and does not accept responsibility for any disruption to the Competition or the Website due to technical problems nor any responsibility for Competition Entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed on submission, regardless of cause (for example, technical malfunction, systems, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind).
d. There is a limit of one (1) Competition Entry per Entrant throughout the entire Competition Period. If an Entrant Submits more than one Competition Entry, the Promoter shall exercise its discretion on which Competition Entry to consider and may choose to only consider the first Competition Entry Submitted.
e. Each Competition Entry is subject to approval by the Promoter. All Competition Entries will be moderated to ensure they meet the Eligibility Requirements, and any Competition Entries that do not meet the Eligibility Requirements will be disqualified subject to the provisions of Clause 3, above. Any Competition Entry that is deemed offensive, inappropriate, obscene, unlawful or contains otherwise objectionable content or information will be disqualified.
5. Phase 1 – Selection of the Short Listed Entrants
a. Following the end of the Competition Period, all eligible Competition Entries will be viewed by a panel of Discovery judges who will select approximately thirty (30) films. From those thirty (30) films, a panel of Discovery and JFF judges shall further short-list ten (10) Short Films (the “Short Listed Entrants”).
b. The Promoter reserves the right – in its sole discretion - to increase or decrease the number of Short Listed Entrants chosen and is entitled to select the Short Listed Entrants based on any criteria the Promoter deems appropriate. A copy of the selection criteria may be obtained upon request by emailing the following address: DiscoveryChannelAfrica@discovery.com
c. The Short Listed Entrants will be notified via email and/or by a telephone call to their mobile on or around 19 June 2018. Any Entrant who has not been notified by 14 July 2018 has not been successful.
6. Phase 2 – Selection of the Winner
a. One (1) winner will be selected from the Short Listed Entrants by public vote (the “Winner”). The public vote will be open from 11:00 CAT on 23 July 2018 until 19:00 CAT on 17 August 2018 (the “Voting Period”). Those voting for their favourite Short Listed Entrant, shall be referred to as the “Voters”.
b. Voters must vote via the voting tool on the following website: www.discoverychannelafrica.com (the “Voting Site”) in accordance with the voting terms and conditions which shall be made available prior to the Voting Period on the Voting Site.
c. The winner of the Competition will be: (i) the Short Listed Entrant with the highest number of votes; or (ii) in the event of a tie breaker – or a technical problem as detailed at clause 6.d, below – the Short Listed Entrant selected as the winner by a panel of judges, appointed by the Promoter (the “Winner”).
d. In the event of any technical problems affecting the public vote, the votes will be void and the Winner will be selected by a panel of judges, appointed by the Promoter. The Promoter has the sole discretion to determine whether any technical problems affecting the public votes will void the public votes.
e. The Winner will be notified via email and/or by a telephone call to their mobile on or around 21 August 2018 (the “Winner Notification”). If the Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) working days from the Winner Notification and/or is unable to take up the Prize and/or the Winner status, the Promoter reserves the right to select the Short Listed Entrant with the second highest number of votes (and so forth) or, in the event of a tie breaker or a technical problem another Short Listed Entrant as a substitute winner to take up the Prize. The Promoter does not accept any responsibility if the Winner cannot take up the Prize.
f. The Winner’s status will not be announced publicly until the JFF Awards Evening, scheduled to be held on 30 September 2018, which the Winner is advised to attend where possible. The Winner therefore acknowledges that he/she may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement to this effect.
g. Should the Winner be unable to attend the JFF Awards Evening, the Winner must confirm this to the Promoter by no later than 7 September 2018.
h. The Promoter reserves the right to increase or decrease the number of Winners chosen in its sole discretion and is entitled to select, in its sole discretion, the Winner(s) based on any criteria the Promoter deems appropriate.
i. Where necessary, the Promoter will arrange one (1) night of accommodation and any appropriate travel means, such as flights, needed for the Winner and one (1) guest to attend the JFF Awards Evening at the Promoter’s own expense. The Promoter will recompense the Winner reasonable travel and subsistence costs including visa costs resulting directly from their attendance at the JFF Awards Evening. Reasonable costs will be agreed by the Promoter and the Winner prior to being incurred. The Promoter reserves the right to arrange travel and accommodation on behalf of the Winner or oblige them to use a specific itinerary.
j. The Winner will be required to provide identification in the form of a passport or identity card and address/ delivery details for the purpose of delivering the Prize.
k. The Winner agrees to participate – for no remuneration – in any publicity or promotional activities concerning the Competition as may be reasonably required by the Promoter, the organizers of JFF, their affiliates and their affiliated products and services. Further the Promoter reserves the right to use the names of the Winners in any publicity.
a. The Winner and the Short Listed Entrants shall have their Short Film broadcast on: the Discovery Channel; Discovery owned websites and Discovery’s social media platforms (the “Discovery Media”) during the period from 31 May 2018 to 30 September 2019. At the sole discretion of the organizers of JFF, the Winner and Short Listed Entrants may also have their Short Film broadcast during the JFF (the “Short-Listed Prize”).
b. The Winner shall win:
i. a professional video camera, valued at 50,000 Rand;
ii. a Gorillapod, valued at 3,000 Rand;
iii. a Lume Cube Light, valued at 1,500 Rand;
iv. a Photographic Manfrotto, valued at 16,000 Rand; and
v. a Video Light, valued at 2,000 Rand
(collectively the “Prize”)
c. The receipt, by the Winner and the Short-Listed Entrants, of their respective Prizes is conditional upon compliance by the Winner and the Short-Listed Entrants with any and all relevant laws, rules and regulations as well as these Terms.
d. The Winner must claim his/her Prize (as defined at Clause 7 b) of these Terms) within thirty (30) days of the Notification. If the Prize is unclaimed after this time, the Prize will lapse and the Promoter reserves the right to offer the unclaimed Prize to a substitute winner selected in accordance with these Terms.
e. The Promoter shall be responsible for the delivery and any fees directly related to the delivery of the Prize – provided that such delivery is successful on first attempt – and shall agree the delivery date of the Prize with the Winner. The Promoter shall use its reasonable efforts to deliver the Prize within three (3) to four (4) weeks from the Winner Notification. For the avoidance of doubt, the Winner is solely responsible for all fees, applicable taxes and or any other costs not specified in the Prize description as a result of receiving the Prize, including re-delivery of the Prize for such instances where any failure in delivery of the Prize was directly caused by the Winner and/or out Promoter’s reasonable control.
f. By accepting to be bound by these Terms and by claiming the Prizes, the Winner and the Short-Listed Entrants accept they are entering and participating at their own risk and acknowledge that they may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement and/or waiver and/or release form(s) in order to redeem their respective Prizes.
8. Intellectual Property Rights
a. Each Short Film submitted must be the property of the Entrant and each Entrant warrants that any content submitted within their Short Films has been created by them and is not the property of and the rights therein are not held by any other third party, including any individual, group, organization, company or government. The Short Film must be fully cleared for Promoter’s use as set out in clause 8(b) and must not contain or refer to any third party brand or music and must not contain or reference any third party names, logos and/or trademarks. The Promoter will not be liable for any action taken by any party against the Entrant with respect to any Short Film submitted that violates the right of any third party and the Entrant shall indemnify and hold the Promoter harmless for any action taken by any party in this regard. The Entrant further agrees to reimburse Promoter for any losses Promoter incurs as a result of any action taken by a third party in respect of content that the Entrant provides which infringes a third party’s intellectual property rights.
b. By entering this Competition, the Entrant agrees to grant the Promoter a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free licence to use, edit, broadcast and transmit the Short Film on all Discovery Media for the period from 31 May 2018 to 30 September 2019, for the purposes of this Competition and further promotional use (the “Entrant Media”). The Promoter may during this period, at its sole discretion, grant the organizers of JFF the right to use the Short Films for promotional purposes only. For the avoidance of doubt, the Promoter may require the Entrant to sign a release form consenting to such.
9. Data Protection
a. Each Entrant consents to any data or other information provided when entering the Competition and during the course of the Competition, being used by the Promoter, for the purposes of this Competition and may be shared with third party Sponsors of the Competition in order to fulfill the Prize. A “Sponsor” shall mean any third party company who is professionally affiliated with the Competition and/or the Promoter. The Promoter’s use of the Entrant’s personal information shall include for notifications, delivery of Prizes and the publication of the Entrant’s name and likeness.
b. The Entrant’s data and other information will only be retained by the Promoter for as long as necessary for the purposes of the Competition.
a. The Promoter reserves the right to verify all Competition Entries including but not limited to asking for address and identity details and to disqualify any Entrant at any phase of the Competition, where there are reasonable grounds to believe there has been a breach of these Terms or non-compliance with any Eligibility Requirements, or otherwise, including where an Entrant has gained unfair advantage in participating in the Competition or has participated in any way using fraudulent means. The Promoter will be the final arbiter in any decisions and these will be binding and no correspondence will be entered into in relation to this clause.
b. In the event that the Promoter suspects fraudulent activity on the part of any Entrant, the Promoter reserves the right to suspend further Competition Entries pending an investigation into the activity.
c. The Prizes are non-exchangeable, non-transferable and non-refundable. Any additional accessories or warranty shall be notified to the Winner prior to redeeming the Prize. The status and Prizes must be taken by the Winner/ Short Listed Entrant, unless agreed otherwise in writing by the Promoter. The Prizes are subject to availability in the event of circumstances outside of its control the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a similar or alternative prize of equal or greater value.
d. The Promoter does not accept any liability for any damage, loss, costs or injury suffered by any Entrant as a result of entering or related to participation in the Competition, save to the extent that such damage, loss, costs or injury was caused by the gross negligence of the Promoter, its directors, employees or agents.
e. The Promoter is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment or software, failure of any email or entry to be received on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet, or at any website, including any injury to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in the Competition. Nothing shall exclude the Promoter’s liability for death or personal injury as a result of its gross negligence or willful misconduct.
f. The Promoter reserves the right to modify, suspend, cancel or terminate the Competition or extend or resume the Entry Period or disqualify any Entrant at any time on prior written notice of such change on the Promoter’s website (and where applicable by email throughout each respective Phase). This includes but is not limited to dates and locations published herein or promoted in relation to the Competition.
g. To the extent permitted by law, these terms and participation in the Competition is subject to the laws of the Republic of South Africa. Entrants expressly agree that: (i) they submit to South African law and the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the South African courts, or any other tribunal, commission, ombud or other body of competent jurisdiction contemplated in the Consumer Protection Act, 2008 in respect of the entrants participating in this Competition and any dispute that may arise therefrom; and (ii) they are natural persons and will not participate in the Competition as a juristic person (including any group of persons operating as a professional and/or commercial entity).
h. A copy of these Terms may be requested by e-mailing the following address: DiscoveryChannelAfrica@Discovery.com. Any questions regarding the Competition or their entry can also be sent to the preceeding email address.
i. Promoter’s details: Discovery Corporate Services Limited, Discovery House, Chiswick Park Building 2 London W4 5YB, United Kingdom. Company number: 08597513.