LAMPA International Film Festival is the internationally recognised cinematic platform, positioning volunteerism and charity through the language of cinema.

In their film works, the authors bring up such important topics as reducing inequality, preserving the planet's environment and ecosystems, promoting civic initiatives, etc., and also share their views on solving the problems of modern society.

The LAMPA Film Festival's Collection is a cinematic database about people and organisations that are changing the world for the better; it provides the possibility of positioning the topic of volunteerism and charity in educational institutions, at public events, in the social media, etc.

LAMPA Film Festival's events have a high international status and serve as a centre of attraction for directors of social cinema and social innovators:
· On December 5, 2018 - the United Nations Office hosted the LAMPA Film Festival Retrospective;
· On June 11-13, 2019 - the best films of the LAMPA Film Festival on the theme of inclusion were presented at the International Conference Inclusive Volunteering #INFOCUS at the United Nations Office in Geneva;
· On February 19-20, 2020 - the LAMPA International Film Festival Retrospective was held at the UN Headquarters in New York;
· The International Awarding Ceremony of the LAMPA Film Festival is annually held in Perm (Russia).

During the implementation of the Film Festival (2014-2019), more than 100,000 people participated in the project. To date, the Film Festival's Collection has more than 8,500 works from 132 countries.

Venue: Russia, Perm.
Dates: October 14-16, 2020

Programme of events of the LAMPA International Film Festival:
· public screenings of the best competitive works
· educational sessions from Film Festival's Jury members and directors of social films
· meetings with films' main characters
· interactive exhibitions from directors and authors of socially oriented projects
· Awarding ceremony of the LAMPA Film Festival's winners

The LAMPA Film Festival has become one of the most prominent platforms for positioning good stories and one of the largest international events in the field of volunteerism and social media.

According to the results of the Competition, winners in each nomination and owners of special prizes of the Film Festival are determined.

Awards in nominations:
· Best short documentary film
· Best short film
· Best social video
· Best social advertising
· Best youth film work in the nomination "Special focus"

Special prizes of the Film Festival:
· “1+1” is a prize for the promoting the best practices in the field of social inclusion and expanding the social solidarity, including the social adaptation of physically disabled people, integration into society of vulnerable population groups, etc.;
· “World without war” is a prize for promoting the theme of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War and / or the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations (friendship of peoples, cooperation of states to prevent military conflicts, the idea of “world peace”);
· “New hero of our time” is a prize for media professionals who took part in the shooting of the Film Festival's competitive work, actively promoting and developing the theme of volunteerism and charity, and participating in solving social problems of society;
· “Meaningful business” is a prize for successful cooperation between socially oriented and commercial companies, production of socially-oriented films by business companies together with charitable foundations and voluntary organisations, and production of social advertising.

All winners of the Competition will be awarded with LAMPA trophies, diplomas and valuable prizes.

The best submissions included into the short list of the Film Festival will be recommended for practical implementation and broadcasting for promoting volunteering and charity within the framework of the Film Festival’s events; filmmakers will be invited to LAMPA Film Festival's events.

Article 1
GENERAL CONDITIONS

These Regulations determine the objectives, tasks and procedures of carrying out and implementation of the LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising (hereafter – the Film Festival), its organisational and methodological support, the procedure of film submission and selection of winners.
The main idea and mission of ​​the Film Festival is to create a unique platform in order to build up a system in the information space for promoting ideas of social serving, patriotism, volunteering and charity by film media means of artistic expression.
The Organiser of the Film Festival is International Centre for Social Innovations “Vector of Friendship”. The Organiser of the Film Festival forms the Organising Committee of the Film Festival for dealing with the current organisational issues.
The Organising Committee, headed by the Chairwoman of the Organising Committee is the advisory body of the Film Festival.
The official website of the Film Festival – www.eng.lampa.film (hereafter – the website of the Film Festival).

Article 2
OBJECTIVES AND TASKS OF THE FILM FESTIVAL

Searching for “new heroes” who are capable to commit social deeds and to solve significant social issues that set the moral guide for following.
Positioning the role of cinema in shaping universal human values for healthy lifestyle, patriotism, tolerance, respect to the history of homeland, development of socially important initiatives by children and youth.
Enhancing the quality of created social advertisement, social video, and short films as well as identifying and rewarding the authors of the most successful entries.
Drawing the attention to the most urgent social problems by means of relevant video content, shaping the cinema and information base of video entries.
Development of international cooperation and public diplomacy in the field of social media.

Article 3
CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE FILM FESTIVAL

Participants of the Film Festival are determined on the basis of the Competitive Selection of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising (hereafter – the Competition).
The Competition is open to everyone wishing to participate (individually or groups) who submitted all necessary documents in accordance with terms and conditions of the Competition.
The entries compliant with the Terms and Regulations for the Film Festival are allowed for submission.
One participant (group) may submit to the Competition no more than 3 works in any nominations.
The Organising Committee of the Film Festival has the right not to include any material in the Competition without explaining the reasons.
All submissions must follow the regulations of the Russian Federation, including the law of the Russian Federation “On narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances”, the law of the Russian Federation “On the mass media” and the law of the Russian Federation “On advertising”.
The Organising Committee of the Film Festival reserve the right to use entries, submitted to the Competition, before the official announcement of the winners (indicating its author, without royalties). Once materials have been sent, they will not be returned and reviewed. The Organising Committee of the Film Festival is not responsible for any complaints from the persons and (or) organisations appearing in the submitted entries, in case of showing or online publishing and distribution in mass media.
Participation in the Competition means contest of an author (or author team) for further usage of entries on non-repayable base as per Article 9 of these Regulations.

Article 4
NOMINATIONS OF THE COMPETITION.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRIES

The Competition is hold in the following nominations:
“Social video” is a short video sketch, demonstrating the ideas of social serving, volunteering and charity in an original and artistic way. The video should be concise, have an unambiguous interpretation, an optimal combination of image and text. The video can be shot using any device. Duration of the entry is no more than 5 minutes.
“Social advertising” is an advertising message, containing the popularisation of the leading universal values, attracting the society attention to socially important problems, contributing to the shaping of public opinion on challenges of social significance. Duration of the entry is no more than 2 minutes.
“Short film” is a full-length short film with a certain meaning, storyline and characters. The film is based on a story with a socially significant meaning. Duration of the entry is no more than 40 minutes.
“Short documentary” is a full-length short film with a socially significant story line. The film work is based on filming real people and events. Duration of the entry is no more than 40 minutes.
“Special focus” is a special nomination for young filmmakers at the age from 10 to 18. The entries of one of the following genres such as socially oriented short film, social video, and social advertising are welcome for submission to the Competition. Duration of the entry is no more than 40 minutes.
The procedure for submitting film works to the Competition is determined by Annex 1 to these Regulations.
In the case of a large number of works submitted to the Competition in different nominations, the Organising Committee of the Film Festival has the right to decide on the evaluation of film works in two sections: “Amateurish filmmaker” and “Professional filmmaker”.
Shortlisted films (finalists of the Competition) may be recommended for special prizes of the Film Festival. The list of special prizes is indicated in Annex 2 to these Regulations.
All submissions should be life-asserting, calling for creation, partnership, desire to change personal views and the way of life towards positive actions. Submissions should morally and spiritually enrich the audience, promote ideas of social serving, volunteering and charity, change the value compass towards kindness and tolerance.
Requirements for entries: codec (preferably) H.264, container — MP4, MPEG. Video resolution is preferably 1920*1080 (Full HD, 1080), not less than 720х576. The frequency of sound from 24 kHz and more. Compression of sound in video clips: MP3, WAV, AAC.
It is obligatory for each entry to have captions: first and last names of all participants of the project (including the people involved), and the date of publication.
Entries can be posted on the YouTube, Vimeo and other services in the mode of “Open access” or “Access by link” until the results of the Film Festival are announced with providing access passwords (if there are any). The link to the contest video has to be placed in the Film Festival application.
All entries submitted on time are allowed to be selected for the Competition if their content complies with declared nominations and topics of the Film Festival, mentioned in these Regulations.
The entry should not contain any watermarks and other logos for all timeline of the film.

Article 5
ARRANGEMENT PROCEDURES OF THE FILM FESTIVAL

The Competition is held in 4 stages:
First stage is Preliminary, which includes information sharing on the Film Festival, films submissions.
Second stage is Selection, which includes the evaluation of the entries submitted to the Competition.
Third stage is Final, which includes summarizing of the results, then based on these results the shortlist is formed and winners of the Competition are determined.
Forth stage is holding the Awarding Ceremony of the Film Festival.
Terms and detailed information on the stages of the Competition are indicated in Annex 1 to these Regulations.

Article 6
THE ORDER OF WINNERS DETERMINATION

The Organising Committee of the Film Festival confirms the Selection Committee (Jury of the Competition) in order to determine the winners of the Competition and judge the entries.
The Selection Committee (Jury of the Competition) is formed from invited experts in the field of film industry, social advertisement, state and public figures, representatives of NGOs, representatives of mass media. The Selection Committee is headed by the Chairman of the Jury of the Film Festival.
The Selection Committee (Jury of the Competition) assesses each entry in accordance with the criteria.
The Selection Committee (Jury of the Competition) has the right to decline submissions if they do not meet the requirements of these Regulations.
The Selection Committee (Jury of the Competition) will determine winners on the base of the assessment and expertise of the submissions.
The results of the Competition will be placed on the website of the Film Festival.

Article 7
AWARDS

According to the results of the Competition, winners in each nomination and owners of special prizes of the Film Festival are determined.
All winners of the Competition will be awarded with LAMPA trophies, diplomas and valuable prizes.
The best submissions included into the short list of the Film Festival will be recommended for practical implementation and broadcasting for promoting volunteering and charity within the framework of the Film Festival’s events.
Awarding of the Film Festival winners will be held at the Awarding Ceremony in Perm.
Article 8
ORGANISATION OF THE FILM FESTIVAL

The information regarding the dates and venue of the Film Festival is posted on the website of the Film Festival.
The main events of the Film Festival’s programme are public screenings of the best competitive works, educational sessions from Jury members and directors of social cinema, foresight sessions on the topic of volunteerism development, meetings with films’ main characters, interactive exhibitions from directors and authors of social projects, awarding ceremony for the winners of the Film Festival.

Article 9
COPYRIGHTS

The Organising Committee has the following rights:
Using (playback, distributing the submitted films in any way (including sale), right for import, translation or reprocessing) submissions for non-commercial purposes and without monetary rewarding to the author (or team of authors), but with the obligatory indication of author’s name (co-authors);
Holding film campaigns based on the submitted works (online catalog, Internet resources) in the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad;
Distributing videos in general education institutions and vocational education and training institutions;
Presenting the entries for the needs of the Competition and for the purposes of its advertising, while carrying out socially significant events on the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad. Also, it has the right to broadcast entries on the television and on the Internet;
Full or partial usage for informational, scientific, educational and cultural purposes.
In case if a submission is included into the short list of the Competition, the author is obliged to conclude a license agreement with the Film Festival organisers to grant the rights of using the film on a non-exclusive basis within 20 (twenty) days after the publication of the short list of the Competition on the website of the Film Festival.
The submission of entry by the participant in order to take part in the Competition means full and unconditional consent of the participant to these Regulations.

Annex 1

Procedure for holding the Competition of the
LAMPA International Film Festival
of socially oriented short films, videos
and social advertising in 2020

When submitting works for the Competition, a participation fee is to be paid:
Nomination “Short documentary Film” - 20$.
Nomination “Short film” - 20$
Nomination “Social video” - 20$.
Nomination “Social advertising” - 20$.
Nomination “Special focus” - 10$.

Applications for the Competition are accepted until 12am (Moscow time) on June 30, 2020.

Terms of the Competition:
Start of accepting applications: March 3, 2020.
End of accepting applications: June 30, 2020.
Announcement of the results: August 15, 2020. The shortlist is published on the website of the Film Festival.

Annex 2

List of special prizes of the
LAMPA International Film Festival
of socially oriented short films, videos and
social advertising in 2020

“1+1” is a prize for the promoting the best practices in the field of social inclusion and expanding the social solidarity, including the social adaptation of physically disabled people, integration into society of vulnerable population groups, etc.

“World without war” is a prize for promoting the theme of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War and / or the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the United Nations (friendship of peoples, cooperation of states to prevent military conflicts, the idea of “world peace”).

“New hero of our time” is a prize for media professionals who took part in the shooting of the Film Festival's competitive work, actively promoting and developing the theme of volunteerism and charity, and participating in solving social problems of society.

“Meaningful business” is a prize for successful cooperation between socially oriented and commercial companies, production of socially-oriented films by business companies together with charitable foundations and voluntary organisations, and production of social advertising.

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  • Un saludo y gracias espero tener suerte

    November 2019
  • The LAMPA Film Festival was perfect for our documentary projects about volunteering and charity. Our representatives attended the event and were provided translators and hospitality, and our film "Katura's Story" was afforded great reviews as a finalist. We were honoured to be a part of this event, and would recommend it to other short documentary makers who work with charities and NGOs around the world.

    November 2019
  • sarra samaali

    The festival is good and has good purposes but in the level of communication I didn’t get any email from you I only know through film freeway

    October 2019
  • My film has been selected as the Finalist in the LAMPA-2019 . But they have not yet informed me any update of the festival .This is really very much disappointing for me being a film-maker .

    October 2019
  • James Amuta

    Thanks for selecting my film to screen at the festival. It would have been a remarkable experience to attend the event. I’m hoping that next time, I’ll be notified and perhaps invited to attend. Guardians of Hope was an emotional project for me, and I’m grateful that you found it worthy of inclusion.

    October 2019