FESTIVAL FORMAT:

a) ONE ONLINE SESSION EVERY TWO MONTHS WITH AWARDS;

b) AFTER SIX SESSIONS (ONE YEAR), A LIVE SCREEN IN A VENUE IN RIO DE JANEIRO, FOR THE "BEST SHORT OF THE YEAR". THE WINNERS OF THE PREVIOUS SESSIONS IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES: "BEST SHORT FILM", "BEST ANIMATION" AND "BEST STUDENT FILM" WILL COMPETE FOR THE UNIQUE PRIZE, BEEING THE BEST OF THE FESTIVAL.

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KZ Film Festival main goal is to help independent filmmakers and students from all over the world with a chance to win real money and an opportunity to be judged for a jury fully composed with ACTIVE CINEMA ARTISTS.

Conceived by Kadu Zargalio, director and screenwriter of independent films and internationally awarded with his short film "Gaia", this festival is another space for you, director or producer, to increase the market value of your project in the cinematographyc industry.

Designed exclusively for low-budget films, the festival will proudly host fiction live-action of any genre, animation and student projects of 1 up to 30 minutes in length made by those who cherish the dreams of going further in their careers.

As written, there are no barriers for cinematographic genres, but projects that practice innovation in thriller plot-twists will have a special look at them.

*** PLEASE, READ THE RULE NUMBER ONE OF THE FESTIVAL BEFORE READING THIS ***

BEST SHORT FILM
CASH PRIZE: $100.00 + Digital Certificate

BEST ANIMATION
CASH PRIZE: $100.00 + Digital Certificate

BEST STUDENT FILM
CASH PRIZE: $50.00 + Digital Certificate

OTHER CATEGORIES YOUR SHORT FILM WILL COMPETE FOR:

- BEST DIRECTOR;
- BEST SCREENPLAY;
- BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY;
- BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN;
- BEST COSTUME DESIGN;
- BEST SCORE OR SOUNDTRACK;
- BEST SOUND EDITING AND MIXING;
- BEST EDITING;
- BEST MAKE-UP;
- BEST ACTOR;
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR;
- BEST ACTRESS;
- BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS;
- BEST TRAILER;
- AUDIENCE AWARD.

ANNUAL SESSION

All winners from the "BEST SHORT FILM", "BEST ANIMATION" and "BEST STUDENT FILM" categories will be automatically classified for the ANNUAL SESSION. After 6 sessions, a challenge will happen to judge and decide the BEST SHORT FILM OF THE YEAR!

Cash Prize: $200.00* + Digital Certificate

*This value must increase depending on the submissions numbers.

1) ***IMPORTANT: ALL CASH PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED ONLY IF THE FESTIVAL REACHES THE MINIMUM NUMBER OF 75 (SEVENTY FIVE) ENTRIES***

2) THE FESTIVAL WILL HAVE A SESSION EVERY TWO MONTHS. AFTER SIX SESSIONS (12 MONTHS), THE WINNING FILMS OF “BEST SHORT FILM", "BEST ANIMATION" AND "BEST STUDENT FILM" WILL COMPETE FOR $200.00 + DIGITAL CERTIFICATE IN THE ANUAL SESSION “BEST SHORT OF THE YEAR”.

3) ALL FILMS MUST BE FINALIZED IN "FULL-HD", "2K" OR "4K" RESOLUTION.

4) ONLY SHORT FILMS WITH A DURATION BETWEEN 1 AND 30 MINUTES WILL BE ACCEPTED.

5) EVERY DIRECTOR / PRODUCER HAS A LIMIT OF 5 (FIVE) SUBMISSIONS TO THE FESTIVAL.

6) ALL FILMS MUST HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AFTER 2011.

7) ALL FILMS MUST BE AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE OR VIMEO TO BE ACCEPTED.

8) IF AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE, THE LINK MUST BE PRIVATE OR ON NON-PUBLIC MODE (IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO CONTAIN A PASSWORD).

9) IF YOU ARE ON VIMEO, PLEASE SHARE THE PASSWORD.

10) THERE IS NO OBLIGATION FOR INEDITISM.

11) ***ATTENTION***

ALL FILMS (AND TRAILERS, IF THERE ARE DIALOGUES!) MUST HAVE ENGLISH SUBTITLES, EVEN IF SPOKEN IN ENGLISH. HARD SUBTITLES (WROTE DIRECTLY IN THE FILM) IS BETTER.

12) ANY FICTION GENRE IS ACCEPTED. HOWEVER, INNOVATIVE THRILLERS ARE ONE STEP AHEAD.

13) BY REGISTERING YOUR FILM, YOU DECLARE THAT YOU HAVE ALL RIGHTS ON IT.

14) THE “KZ FILM FESTIVAL” MAY REQUEST AND USE "STILLS" OF YOUR FILM AND A PHOTO FROM THE DIRECTOR / PRODUCER ON IT'S SOCIAL NETWORKS (INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK) FOR MARKETING PURPOSES.

15) ALL "NOMINEES" WILL HAVE THE TRAILERS ON OUR SOCIAL NETWORKS (INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK) AND YOUTUBE IF NEEDED.

16) FILMS WITH TRUE VIOLENCE, PORNOGRAPHY OR THAT INCITATE HATE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY HYPOTHESIS.

17) BY REGISTERING IN OUR FESTIVAL, YOU AGREE TO SHARE YOUR IMAGE AS WELL AS YOUR FILM, BOTH ON THE "FilmFreeway" PLATFORM, OUR SOCIAL NETWORKS (INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK), YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND WEBSITE.

18) IF YOU WISH TO SUBSCRIBE 5 (FIVE) SHORT FILMS, PLEASE WRITE TO "KADUZARGALIO@KZFILMFEST.COM" TO RECEIVE SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODES.

19) ALL PAYMENTS BY THE FESTIVAL WILL BE MADE VIA PAYPAL.

20) ANY QUESTIONS CAN BE CLARIFIED VIA EMAIL "KADUZARGALIO@KZFILMFEST.COM", SOCIAL MEDIA (INSTAGRAM, FACEBOOK) OR BY THE WEBSITE FORMULARY.

21) BY PARTICIPATING IN THE “KZ FILM FESTIVAL”, I CONFIRM THAT I READ AND AGREED WITH ALL OF THE RULES.

22) I EXEMPT THE “KZ FILM FESTIVAL” FROM ANY PROBLEMS MY FILM MAY FUTURELY PRESENT DUE COPYRIGHTING AND ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

23) IF YOUR FILM IS DISQUALIFIED, THERE IS NO REFUND!

24) IF YOU WANT TO WITHDRAW YOUR FILM, THERE WILL BE NO REFUND!