The festival will take place from 21 to 24 November 2019 to Manare Saint Mitre Les Remparts. A room dedicated to the show, with a total area of 1000m² which can accommodate 250 spectators. The festival will attempt to promote and reward an independent film budget to offset by a great creative imagination.
No matter the subject, no matter how long, be it a feature film, short or super short, all movies can be selected and rewarded.

Foreign films must be subtitled in French.
The French films must be subtitled in English.
This is a sine qua non condition.

Short film (under 60 minutes)
Feature film (over 60 minutes)

For a film registered before June 30, 2019

Short film = 20 €
Feature film = 35 €

For a film registered after June 30, 2019

Short film = 25 €
Feature film = 40 €

The jury will give 5 trophy awards for each category: short and long films

- Best Film
- Best Film Direction
- Best Music
- Best Actress
- Best Actor

Spectators who were present during the festival will attribute The Audience Award to one film.
The best Documentary Trophy Award will be attributed to one documentary.
The jury reserves the right to attribute a Special Jury Trophy Award, a Best Screenplay Award and a Best Picture Award.

4rth
SMR13
International
Independent Film Festival
21-24 November 2019
REGULATIONS
Festival Organisation

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The fourth SMR13 International Independent Film Festival takes place from 21 to 24 November 2019, in La Manare theater, in Saint-Mitre les Remparts, 13290, France.

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The festival aim is to promote the independent movies, with limited budget but with wide imagination. In this contest the selected films will be shown to the audience in their total length on a cinema screen in optimal conditions. They will be in competition to win one of the trophy awards representing Saint Mitre Les Remparts’ mill.
The festival offers as well the opportunity to put the official selection film directors in contact with SMG Films - an international distributor partner.

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The festival establishes an official selection and an outsiders’ competition selection so called « Hopes ». All registered films are competing for the official selection and for the « Hopes selection ».
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Contact for registration : submit@smr13filmfestival

Official competition

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The registered films will be pre-selected by the selection festival committee. This latter is appointed by the AFCI – French Association for the Independent Cinema – which organizes the event.
Each member from the committee is able to watch the registered films. He can grade them. Each film must be seen by at least 2/3 of the committee members. A film can’t be selected without getting an average grade of minimum 10. The committee members will meet after the registration closure in order to establish the official selection. The committee decisions are irrevocable.

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The Festival committee will also establish an outsider’s competition selection so called « Hopes »: around 20 short, medium-length and long films not chosen for the official selection but with outstanding qualities.
The committee will then choose the two best « Hopes ». They will have the opportunity to be shown during the festival and will receive the AFCI award.

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The jury is composed by 12 members: some are from cinema universe, others are independent, actors, film makers, composers or technicians… Each year the jury is different, members are mostly composed by French people but from people from all over the world as well.
Usually, one or more members were part of the previous Festival selection.

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All films are considered on the same basis, whatever their origin or their teams’ origins.
No censorship of any kind will be applied insofar films are in agreement with the French Law: All film with racist, xenophobic, homophobic, pornographic features or violating the French Law will be removed from the selection.
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Contact for registration : submit@smr13filmfestival

Registration procedure

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The festival doesn’t make restriction about themes. All genres can be represented. There is no age limit for the film team members or professional situation. All countries can register.

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The film must have been produced after 1 January 2016.

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Foreign films must be subtitled in French.
The French films must be subtitled in English. This is a sine qua non condition.

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The films registration is only possible online on festival partner platforms: FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com)

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The registration is effective only after reception of the related fees payment (secured payment online via Paypal):
- Amount for a short film: € 20.00 (twenty euro)
- Amount for a long film: € 35.00 (thirty-five euro)
After June 2019, the fees will raise (+5 euro):
- Amount for a short film: € 25.00 (twenty-five euro)
- Amount for a long film: € 40.00 (forty euro)
Short films must be strictly under 60 minutes’ length.
Long films are 60 and over 60 minutes’ length

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Once paid, in case the film is withdrawn or if the film is not selected for the festival the registration fees won’t be paid back.

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The deadline for registrations is: 30 September 2019.

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The festival team will deliver the information about the official selection between 30 September and 20 October via the email address given at the registration on the partner platform chosen.
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Contact for registration : submit@smr13filmfestival

The applicant when selected will have to supply us with the following elements before 31 October deadline:
- A film registration form, sent by email when the official selection will be confirmed
- A film loading access, ProRes 4.2.2 or encoding mp4/mov, h264 standard, to be sent to submit@smr13filmfestival.com.
- A film director’s photo and the film poster (high resolution)
- All type of illustration, trailer, press book, original sound track related to the film (optional)
Providing these elements in time is compulsory in order to allow them to be taken in consideration for the official selection.

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When the applicant registers his film on the partner platforms, he gives his agreement to present his film for the festival as a commitment.
This implies he understood and accepted the present regulations.
Copyrights and exploitation

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The film has to be an original participant’s work. When he registers, the paticipant recognizes he is in possession or he obtained from any third party all rights necessary to exploit this work. The participant involves his own and sole responsibility against French and International Law violation on intellectual property and copyright.

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The participant agrees he won’t get any rights due to the film exploitation in La Manare theater, Saint-Mitre les Remparts, 13920, France but rights will be transfered to the AFCI (French Association for independent Cinema) benefit during the SMR13 International Independent Film Festival from 21 to 24 November 2019.
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Contact for registration : submit@smr13filmfestival

Festival Awards list

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Nominated and laureates will be declared by the jury during the festival ceremony of awards: 24 November 2019. The jury members’ decision is irrevocable.
Results will be communicated the following day, 25 November 2019 by email. They will be available on social networks and on the festival website during the festival week from 21 to 24 November 2019.

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The jury will give 5 trophy awards for each category: short and long films
- Best Film
- Best Film Direction
- Best Music
- Best Actress
- Best Actor

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Spectators who were present during the festival will attribute The Audience Award to one film.

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The best Documentary Trophy Award will be attributed to one documentary.

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The jury reserves the right to attribute a Special Jury Trophy Award, a Best Screenplay Award and a Best Picture Award.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Enso films

    Great Festival with a good organisation. Thank you.

    January 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Enso Films.

  • Ari Gold

    A wonderful festival run by truly passionate film fans. I was very happy to be a part of it with my film The Song of Sway Lake, and I hope to go next year as well.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank You Ari.

  • s m kamrul ahsan

    Young but classics look. Festival for film activists. Proud to be there.

    November 2017
  • Coline Pagoda

    A great festival, with an amazing team and such a good spirit !
    The screening room is great, and the people are warm and supportive.
    Beautiful experience !

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Coline and we will happy to have you at the festival, next year.

  • Hedi Bouadloun

    SMR13 is a great and promising new festival that promotes independent film-making. The communication and hospitality is truly amazing! I wish them to get financial help that they need to grow and be even more great ! Thank you to all the team who is working hard to make this happen! BRAVO, it was great to be part of this festival with our film Homini Lupus

    November 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Hedi, We will work to improve the festival and leave a little more room for debate and exchange. We are delighted with your participation and look forward to seeing you in 2018.