14th edition in partnership with YouTube Creators for Change, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for human rights and the European Union ahead the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Union Rights.

For this exceptional edition, the Mobile Film Festival is back with the rules that made it famous : 1 Mobile, 1 Minute, 1 Film, but now imposing a theme to filmmakers : #StandUp 4HumanRights.

For 14 years, the Mobile Film Festival has been defending the values of equality and discovery, excluding economic obstacles thanks to the use of the mobile as well as the free inscription to participate to the festival, while adding value to the filmmakers’ creativity, who have one minute maximum to tell a story.

A festival which is 100% digital, that is the DNA of the Mobile Film Festival since its creation, but its very short and creative format allows a diffusion on all kinds of screens : mobile, tablet, computer, TV and cinema. During the last edition, the Mobile Film Festival received more than 1000 films from 88 countries and reached 17 million viewers.

TO BE CONSIDERED, ALL FILMS HAVE TO BE SUBMITTED FOR FREE ON www.mobilefilmfestival.com

- 2 x €20 000 granted by YouTube Creators for Change to produce a film in a year with a producer
- €20 000 granted by the European Union to produce a film in a year with a producer
- 2 x €3 000 granted by the French Film Center (CNC) for screenwriting residencies.
- High visibility on the Internet (17 000 000 views in 1 month in 2018)

TO BE CONSIDERED, PLEASE SUBMIT FOR FREE YOUR FILM(S) ON www.mobilefilmfestival.com

CLAUSE 1. ORGANISER OF THE MOBILE FILM FESTIVAL
The ‘Mobile Film Festival’ (hereinafter ‘the Festival’) is organised by the company MobilEvent (hereinafter the ‘Organiser’), registered with the Trade and Commerce Register for Paris under number B 484 171 525, with its registered office at 4, impasse Truillot, Paris (75011), France and represented by its Director Mr Bruno SMADJA.

CLAUSE 2. DURATION OF THE FESTIVAL
The eleventh Mobile Film Festival will take place in France between 20 August 2018 and 6 December 2018.

Registration for the Mobile Film Festival is open from 00.00 on 20 August 2018 to 23.59 on 11 October 2018 (mainland France times and dates) via the Organiser’s website www.mobilefilmfestival.com.

CLAUSE 3. ENTRY CONDITIONS
3.1 Registration for the Festival implies unreserved express acceptance of these terms and conditions and all their provisions.

3.2 The Entrant must be a natural person of legal age.

3.3 The Entrant must create a video (hereinafter the ‘Video’) lasting no more than 1 (one) minute, which must be filmed using a mobile. Videos can be edited on the telephone or otherwise. Unedited videos are also accepted. Sound may be recorded using external recording devices and visual effects may be added during post-production.

The Video produced by the Entrant must be an individual creation. It must have been directed by the Entrant him/herself.

The Entrant is asked to follow the following guidance when making the video:

Formats MP4 (H264), MOV, WMV, AVI
Resolution 16/9: 1280×720 pixels per line or 1920×1080 pixels per line
3.4 The Entrant must complete and submit to the Festival the online registration form available on the Organiser’s website www.mobilefilmfestival.com within the period set out in clause 1 of these terms and conditions.

Any Entrant having sent a Video to the Organiser and who is not the creator will have their entry declared null and void.

On actual receipt of the Video the Organiser will send the Entrant an email confirming receipt of their Video and validating their registration for preselection.

Entrants give consent to the Organiser to make any checks regarding their identity and details.

Any defective registration (incomplete, incorrect, etc.), violating public policy or moral standards, or validated after the Festival’s deadline, will not be considered, and any incorrect or incomplete identity or details will lead to the immediate elimination of the Entrant.

Any entry in breach of this clause will be regarded as null and void.

CLAUSE 4. SELECTING AND DETERMINING WINNERS
4.1. Official selection by the Organiser

The Organiser will initially make an official selection (hereinafter ‘the Official Selection’) of around 50 Videos from all the Videos submitted by Entrants and validated by the Organiser.

This Official Selection will then be posted to the Organiser’s website www.mobilefilmfestival.com as well as to Facebook, YouTube and all video platforms dedicated in particular to the Mobile Film Festival, or any other website dedicated in particular to the Mobile Film Festival.

4.3. Jury selection

In tandem with the selection of the video awarded the ‘Audience Award’ as set out in clause 4.2, between 6 November 2018 and 27 November 2018 the jury will identify a number of winners from the Official Selection made by the Organiser.

The jury will be made up of professionals from the world of cinema and the visual arts.

These winners will be presented with the following awards (hereinafter referred to collectively as ‘the Jury Awards’):

Grand Prize France
Grand Prize International
Grand Prize Europe
Award for best actor
Award for best actress
Screenplay Award
Best Director Award
This list is not restrictive and may therefore be subject to change at any moment by the Organiser without it being held liable.

The number of hits for Videos and the number of comments posted regarding them will in no way constitute selection criteria for the jury.

The various Jury Awards are based on the Jury’s own evaluation and in no way entitle winners or Entrants to any form of objection or claim.

The winners of the Jury Awards will be announced during the ‘Mobile Film Festival’ ceremony in December 2018.

CLAUSE 5. RIGHTS OF USE
5.1 The Entrants assign to the Organiser, at no charge and for a period of 3 (three) years from their registration with the Festival in accordance with clause 3 above, the non-exclusive worldwide right to publish their surnames, first names, town and area of residence, their photograph (hereinafter ‘the Entrant’s Image’) on any media and by any identified/unidentified method on this day (in particular social networks, internet and intranet sites, press and television) as part of the Festival, without any restriction on the number of reproductions and/or broadcasts of the Entrant’s Image.

In view of the above, each Entrant expressly states having acknowledged and accepted that his/her Video(s), within the framework of exploitation set out in this clause 5, may be combined with one or more videos by other Entrants without condition or reserve.

In order to broadcast as set out above, the Organiser may reproduce the Videos by using extracts and adapting them exclusively for reasons of ergonomic, technical and graphical restraints of the receiving terminals and means of transmission.

As the aforementioned assignments are non-exclusive the Entrants undertake not to assign these rights exclusively to third parties for the duration and territory stated above.

CLAUSE 6. DETERMINING AWARDS
6.1. The Jury Awards:

The winner of the ‘Grand Prize France’ will go to the director of a Video entered in the Festival residing in France.

The winner of the ‘Grand Prize France’ will win 20,000 (twenty thousand) euros to finance all or part of the production of their short film and will benefit from the support of a producer to complete their project, subject to the conditions set out below:

This short film must be produced within one year of the Entrant receiving this Award.
The winner of the ‘Grand Prize France’ will not receive this amount directly. They will actually have a producer of the Organiser’s choice made available to them who will undertake all production with costs and fees for the producer of the ‘Grand Prize France’ winner’s short film being paid for. Prior to commencing production of the short film the winner of the ‘Grand Prize France’ and the Producer will enter into a production contract setting out payment for the ‘Grand Prize France’ winner. Where the parties fail to agree on the terms of this production contract within three months of the nomination of the winner of this Award, the Organiser will be free to award the ‘Grand Prize France’ to another Entrant after consulting with the jury.
This amount will be paid to the producer once the finance plan for the short film is in place and no later than seven days before filming commences.
The winner acknowledges that this amount is allocated for the sole purpose of financing a short film. As a result if, for whatever reason, the short film is not finished and ready for broadcasting on the aforementioned date, the amount will be forfeited by the winner of the ‘Grand Prize France’ and by the producer and returned to the Organiser where it will be once again awarded during the next Mobile Film Festival.
The winner of the ‘Grand Prize International’ will go to the director of a Video entered in the Festival residing outside of the European Union.

The winner of the ‘Grand Prize International’ will win 20,000 (twenty thousand) euros to finance all or part of the production of their short film and will benefit from the support of a producer to complete their project, subject to the conditions set out below:

This short film must be produced within one year of the Entrant receiving this Award.
The winner of the ‘Grand Prize International’ will not receive this amount directly. They will actually have a producer of the Organiser’s choice made available to them who will undertake all production with costs and fees for the producer of the ‘Grand Prize International’ winner’s short film being paid for. Prior to commencing production of the short film the winner of the ‘Grand Prize International’ and the Producer will enter into a production contract setting out payment for the ‘Grand Prize International’ winner. Where the parties fail to agree on the terms of this production contract within three months of the nomination of the winner of this Award, the Organiser will be free to award the ‘Grand Prize International’ to another Entrant after consulting with the jury.
This amount will be paid to the producer once the finance plan for the short film is in place and no later than seven days before filming commences.
The winner acknowledges that this amount is allocated for the sole purpose of financing a short film. As a result if, for whatever reason, the short film is not finished and ready for broadcasting on the aforementioned date, the amount will be forfeited by the winner of the ‘Grand Prize International’ and by the producer and returned to the Organiser where it will be once again awarded during the next Mobile Film Festival.
The winner of the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ will go to the director of a Video entered in the Festival residing within the European Union, excluding France.

The winner of the ‘Grand Prize Europe will win 20,000 (twenty thousand) euros to finance all or part of the production of their short film and will benefit from the support of a producer to complete their project, subject to the conditions set out below:

This short film must be produced within one year of the Entrant receiving this Award.
The winner of the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ will not receive this amount directly. They will actually have a producer of the Organiser’s choice made available to them who will undertake all production with costs and fees for the producer of the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ winner’s short film being paid for. Prior to commencing production of the short film the winner of the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ and the Producer will enter into a production contract setting out payment for the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ winner. Where the parties fail to agree on the terms of this production contract within three months of the nomination of the winner of this Award, the Organiser will be free to award the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ to another Entrant after consulting with the jury.
This amount will be paid to the producer once the finance plan for the short film is in place and no later than seven days before filming commences.
The winner acknowledges that this amount is allocated for the sole purpose of financing a short film. As a result if, for whatever reason, the short film is not finished and ready for broadcasting on the aforementioned date, the amount will be forfeited by the winner of the ‘Grand Prize Europe’ and by the producer and returned to the Organiser where it will be once again awarded during the next Mobile Film Festival.
The ‘Best Screenplay Award’ recognises the director of one of the Videos entered in the Festival. The winner will win a writing grant of 3,000 (three-thousand) euros sponsored by the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC). They must select, in agreement with the CNC, from the programme of writing residencies financed by the CNC.

The ‘Best Director Award’ recognises the director of one of the Videos entered in the Festival. The winner will win a writing grant of 3,000 (three-thousand) euros sponsored by the Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC). They must select, in agreement with the CNC, from the programme of writing residencies financed by the CNC.

The ‘Award for Best Actor’ recognises an actor in one of the Videos entered in the Festival.

The ‘Award for Best Actress’ recognises an actress in one of the Videos entered in the Festival.

6.2. ‘Audience Award’:

The ‘Audience Award’ is awarded to the director of the Video selected by online viewers as part of the Festival as provided for by clause 4.2 of these terms and conditions.

Entrants who submitted the other 9 films to receive the highest votes will be invited to Paris for the Festival’s prize giving ceremony (the Organiser will pay for their return ticket by train or aeroplane up to a maximum value of €500 and for accommodation in a youth hostel).

6.3. The ‘SensCritique Award’:

The ‘SensCritique Award’ will go to the director of one of the Videos entered into the Festival and will be given by members of the SensCritique community www.senscritique.com

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  • Francesco Faralli

    It's a really nice festival, which put a lot of efforts in communication about every selected short. It gives a good amount of visibility and the screening in a big cinema of Paris was really spectacular.

    March 2018