International Young Audience Film Festival Ale Kino!

APPLAUDED every year by several thousand spectators - amused, moved and engaged in discussion - those already literate with the art of cinema and those about to begin their film adventure.

EXPERIENCED, as befits a fifty-year-older, but still curious about the world.

COLLECTIVE, as a film crew, where all act jointly, but where there is also enough room for eccentric individualities.

LOCAL AND GLOBAL, owing to films from all over the world, to remind us that every place on earth can be its centre and the periphery forgotten.

OPEN to artistic transformation and technological revolutions that change the world, but mindful of what is passing.

FAMILY-LIKE, because we all desire a sense of security, closeness, belonging and acceptance, even though not all of us find them at home.

GIVING VOICE to children, parents, teachers, directors, actors, producers and critics, since the dialogue is based on listening.

CREATED OUT OF LOVE FOR THE CINEMA, with the feeling that love is a passion that also requires responsibility, fairness and respect.

EDUCATING young generations and eager to learn from them.

RICH with the number of screenings and the power of message of that one film we will remember for a lifetime.

We are fascinated by the cinema addressed to children and youth. Good cinema. Open to various ways of perceiving the world and fluent with many languages of the film. Happy to present premieres, at the same time we nostalgically recall classic and forgotten images. We award both renowned productions and films just entering the screens. We invite the doyens of the cinema and debutants alike, but most of all – we invite viewers.

We are happy about the prizes awarded by:
Polish Film Institute – category: Young Audience Educational Project (2008)
Polish Film Institute – category: International Film Event of the Year (2012)
The European Citizen's Prize awarded by the European Parliament (2012)

The professional international jury shall award:
- Golden Goats to the best full-length film for children and a cash prize of EUR 4,000 (before tax)* paid to the film director (as a natural person);
- Golden Goats to the best short film for children and a cash prize of EUR 1,500 (before tax)* paid to the film director (as a natural person);
- Golden Goats to best full-length film for young people and a cash prize of EUR 4,000 (before tax)* paid to the film director (as a natural person);
- Golden Goats to best short film for young people and a cash prize of EUR 1,500 (before tax)* paid to the film director (as a natural person);

The young people’s jury awards:
- the Marcin prize to the best full-length film for young people
- the Marcin prize to the best short film for young people.

The children’s jury awards:
- the Marcinek prize to the best full-length film for children
- the Marcinek prize to the short film for children.

The teacher’s jury award:
- the Teacher’s Prize to the best full-length film for children.

Festival audience award:
- the Audience Prize to the best full-length film for young people.

The Festival Organisers annually award the special prize of Platinum Goats for the excellent film or audiovisual media output aimed at young audiences.

Regulations of the 39. Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival

PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS
1. 39. Ale Kino! International Young Audience Film Festival (hereinafter referred to as the Festival) will be held in Poznań from November 28 to December 5, 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting restrictions pertaining to cultural events, the Festival will be held in a hybrid form: films will be presented at online screenings, via a video player embedded in the Festival website and, if the relevant sanitary regulations in force in Poland and in the city of Poznań permit, in cinemas in Poznań.

2. The aim of the Festival is to present and promote valuable films for children and young people.

ORGANISATION
3. The Festival is organised by Centrum Sztuki Dziecka w Poznaniu (Children’s Art Centre in Poznań, the Organiser).

4. The Festival Director is the director of the Children’s Art Centre in Poznań.

PROGRAMME
5. The Festival programme comprises the following sections:
a) International Competition of full-length and short films for children and young people, featuring films made in 2019–2021. Full-length and short films (live-action as well as animated ones) are eligible for the competition. Competition films will be evaluated in two categories: films for children and films for young people. The categories are assigned by the Organiser.
b) Fringe sections and special screenings, where out-of-competition films for children, young people and adults are presented.

SELECTION OF FILMS
6. The call for entries opens on March 1, 2021.

7. Films may be entered by their authors, producers or other authorised persons.

8. Whether a film will be admitted to the Festival is decided by the Organiser.

9. Only the films which have been entered within the specified time limit and in compliance with these Regulations are subject to selection for Festival screenings. Each entry must be accompanied by:
a) An entry form completed online (available from www.alekino.com and FilmFreeway).
b) A screener with the film in an English language version or with English subtitles.
10. The competition is open to films which meet the following criteria:
a) Are live-action or animated films, either full-length or short ones, made after January 1, 2019. ‘Full-length’ should be understood as longer than 60 minutes. ‘Short’ should be understood as shorter than 30 minutes.
b) Films are available as a DCP, BluRay, or digital files. Screening from other sources is acceptable provided it is agreed with the Festival Organiser in advance. Films can be screened both in cinemas and via the video player embedded in the Festival website, on the terms agreed directly with the Entrants, after the film has qualified for the Festival
c) Represent a separate artistic whole.
11. The final deadline for submitting entry forms and materials for the competition section is July 31, 2021.

12. It is the Entrant’s responsibility to obtain authorisation to use and enter the film in the Festival.

13. All Entrants will be notified of the selection results as soon as the selection process is complete.

14. In the event of selecting a film for the competition, the Entrant shall provide the following immediately:
a) a printed entry form with a handwritten signature;
b) information for the Festival catalogue (the Organiser will provide the details as to what information is necessary);
c) subtitles in a language agreed upon with the Organiser;
d) other promotional materials.
15. Once a film is selected for the Festival programme, the signed entry forms and other materials must be sent to the following address:
Centrum Sztuki Dziecka w Poznaniu
Św. Marcin 80/82
61-809 Poznań
Fax +48 61 64 64 472

Full-length films: mjodko@alekino.com
Short films: fdrag@alekino.com

16. The submitted materials and entry form shall be returned only if the entry is accompanied by a written request to do so.

OTHER RIGHTS OF THE FESTIVAL
17. The Entrant grants the Festival the right to use the following materials:
a) The Entrant grants the Festival the right to use the print of the film for the purposes of cinema screenings, as well as the right to use the file containing the film for the agreed number of screenings via the video player embedded in the Festival website, under the conditions agreed upon with the Festival;
b) the submitted promotional materials: in Festival publications (printed materials, Festival website, catalogues, Festival programme) and for the purposes of promoting the Festival in the media. The Entrant hereby agrees that the submitted materials may be edited by the Organiser;
c) parts of the film: in television reports connected with the Festival, and for the purposes of promoting the film and the Festival (a trailer or a fragment up to 2 minutes long for a full-length film and up to 1 minute for a short film).
18. The Organiser reserves the right to use parts of the film and promotional materials to promote subsequent Festival editions in accordance with Article 17. Subject to the provisions of Articles 17 and 18 the Entrant grants the Organiser a license or authorises the Organiser, as applicable, to exercise derivative rights in the Work free of charge.

FESTIVAL PRINT
19. The Entrant shall submit a print of the film which has been selected for the Festival by November 19, 2021 , as agreed with the Organiser (mjodko@alekino.com, fdrag@alekino.com).
Prints can be submitted electronically or sent to the address of the Festival Organiser:
Centrum Sztuki Dziecka w Poznaniu
Św. Marcin 80/82 pok. 345
61-809 Poznań, Poland
20. The print shall be on the medium and in the format indicated in the entry form, in the original language version without subtitles, accompanied by a separate file containing English subtitles (if English is not the original language of the film), in good technical condition.

21. The print must be properly labelled.

22. The Entrant shall cover the cost of shipping the print to the Festival address unless it is agreed otherwise with the Organiser. The sender shall follow shipment instructions, which will be provided by the Festival Organiser. The instructions shall be provided together with the notification of selection results.

23. The cost of returning the print shall be covered by the Festival unless it is agreed otherwise with the Entrant. The Festival is responsible for returning the print in condition not worse than resulting from its proper usage.

24. The cost of print insurance up to the amount indicated in the entry form shall be covered by the Festival. The insurance shall cover the period from the delivery of the print to the Organiser’s address by the delivering carrier, to the collection of the print from the Organiser by the returning carrier.

25. The print shall be returned after the Festival to the address indicated by the Entrant. The Organiser is not liable for any loss or damage that may result from indicating the wrong address.

JURIES AND PRIZES
26. The professional international jury shall award:
Golden Goats to the best full-length film for children and a cash prize of EUR 4000 gross* to the film director (as a natural person);
Golden Goats to the best short film for children and a cash prize of EUR 1500 gross* to the film director (as a natural person);
Golden Goats to the best full-length film for young people and a cash prize of EUR 4000 gross* to the film director (as a natural person);
Golden Goats to the best short film for young people and a cash prize of EUR 1500 gross* to the film director (as a natural person).
The prizes shall be paid out in cash or by bank transfer, in Polish zlotys, after tax deductions, as applicable*.
If the Winner’s bank does not accept transfers in Polish zlotys, a bank transfer may be made in Euros or American dollars. As soon as the Winners are announced, the Organiser shall send each Winner a form to be filled in with details necessary to make the payment. The completed form must be returned to the Organiser by email (full-length films: mjodko@alekino.com, short films: fdrag@alekino.com) within 7 days after receipt, but no later than by December 14, 2021. The prizes shall be paid out within 14 days after the Organiser receives a duly completed form, which must be submitted together with the original certificate of tax residence in the case of non-resident Winners wishing to avoid double taxation. The certificate of tax residence must be delivered by December 20, 2021 at the latest, otherwise the prize will be paid in accordance with Polish tax law.
Should the winning film have more than one director, the prize shall be divided equally between the Winners.
27. The young people’s jury shall award the Marcin prizes to the best full-length and the best short film for young people.

28. The children’s jury shall award the Marcinek prizes to the best full-length and the best short film for children.

29. The Film Educators’ Jury shall award the The Film Educators’ Prize to the best full-length film for children.

30. The Festival audience shall award its prize to the best full-length film.

31. The Festival Organiser shall award the special prize of Platinum Goats for excellent film or audiovisual media output aimed at young audiences.

32. Other special prizes funded by private individuals, institutions and organisations may also be awarded in agreement with the Organiser.

GUESTS

33. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Festival Organiser does not invite filmmakers who qualified for the Festival, nor other guests associated with audiovisual culture for children and youth to come to Poznań this year, except for justified exceptions. The Organiser will take every effort to ensure that such persons can participate in the online part of the Festival via the Internet

FINAL PROVISIONS
34. By entering a film in the Festival and participating in the Festival the Entrant agrees to comply with these Regulations.

35. The Festival Organiser is not liable for any damage or loss resulting from the infringement of the rights of third parties that may arise in connection with the use of the submitted Works, unless the infringement has been caused solely by the Organiser. The Entrant hereby indemnifies the Organiser from any liability in that respect.

36. In the event of doubt as to the interpretation of these Regulations, the Polish language version shall prevail.

37. Issues not covered by these Regulations are subject to decisions made by the Festival Director.
* Competition prizes will be paid in Polish zlotys (PLN). The amounts in Euros will be converted into zlotys using the average exchange rate stated by the National Bank of Poland as of the day preceding the announcement of the winning films. Competition prizes won by Polish residents are subject to taxation pursuant to Article 13(13) of the Polish Personal Income Tax Act concerning participation in competitions in the fields of science, culture, art and journalism. The income tax rate for the prize is 18% on the amount won after deducting 20% of tax-deductible costs. The tax will be deducted from the prize before payment. Competition prizes won by non-residents are subject to taxation pursuant to Article 29(1)(1) of the Polish Personal Income Tax Act. The income tax rate for the prize is 20% on the amount won. The tax will be deducted from the prize before payment. However, for the avoidance of double taxation, the Winner may be able to claim a tax relief or tax exemption in Poland if there is a double taxation agreement between Poland and this country, and if he/she delivers a valid certificate of residence from the tax authority in the country in which he/she is resident. The certificate is valid until the date of expiry, or, if the date is not specified, for 12 months after the date of issue. The original (not digital) certificate must be delivered to the Festival Organiser before the prize is paid. The certificate of tax residence must be delivered by December 29, 2021 at the latest, otherwise the prize will be paid in accordance with Polish tax law.

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  • Paula Asprella

    Excelente Festival! Muchas Gracias por elegir nuestro cortometraje en su selección.

    December 2020
  • Great festival! Thank you very much for selecting my film 59 Days.

    December 2020
  • Amazing festival, huge event and well organized

    January 2020
  • Cengiz Akaygün

    Great Festival and Well Organized. I feeled honored to won aPrice here. Unfortunately I couldn't attend the Festival.

    February 2019
  • A superb festival with such a strong programme for children and young adults. There's nothing quite like seeing a cinema packed with school children all enjoying the cinematic experience. Ale Kino! is also one of the friendliest festivals we've attended where the filmmakers are taken care of (with pocket money we might add!), the industry desk is always open, and people get to know you by name.

    We've had several clients screen there over the years and we highly recommend to submit there - obviously making note that your film is suitable for the festival's remit (ie. children and young adult narratives).

    December 2016