FILMES DO HOMEM - The Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival will select documentaries for 2018 under the themes of identity, memory and border. All films should demonstrate the author's point of view about aspects related with social, individual, cultural and identity issues.

Works of a journalistic nature will not be accepted.

For further information on submissions: docs@filmesdohomem.pt

The Jean Loup Passek Awards, given to the films directors, consist of a diploma and the following cash awards:
. Best International Feature Length Film – 3.000 euros;
. Best International Short or Medium Length Film – 1.500 euros;
. Best Portuguese Documentary ( Portuguese Producing and / or directing of films) – 1.000 euros;

1. The Jean Loup Passek Awards will take centre stage during FILMES DO HOMEM - the Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival.

2. FILMES DO HOMEM - The Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival will select documentaries for 2018 under the themes of identity, memory and border. All films should demonstrate the author's point of view about aspects related with social, individual, cultural and identity issues.
Works of a journalistic nature will not be accepted.

3. Films will be eligible for competition only if completed after January 1, 2017.

4. The entry deadline for films registration is April 16, 2018.

5. The Screening format at the Festival is Blu-ray (preferred) and DVD.

6. How To Enter:
A - Use festival submission through online platforms
B - For users who prefer to send via our website:
. Fill in the online entry form at www.filmesdohomem.pt;
. Make the film available on the internet (Vimeo or Youtube) and indicate (in the form) its link and password
. The film should have English subtitles, except for English-speaking films;
.- If you prefer to submit your film through the mail, please send a DVD to:
Filmes do Homem – Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival
AO NORTE – Associação de Produção e Animação Audiovisual
Praça D. Maria II, n.o 113, r/c
4900–489 Viana do Castelo
Portugal
. Send your dialogue lists, in English, to docs@filmesdohomem.pt
. For DVDs from outside the European Union, "without commercial value" should be marked on the sender's envelope.

7. You are responsible for all postage charges.

8. All copies sent for selection cannot be returned and will join the FILMES DO HOMEM archive.
For public screenings, permission will always be sought from the rights holder.

9. Films will be eligible in "feature-length" (equal to or longer than 50 minutes) and short or medium length films (equal to or shorter than 49 minutes).

10. FILMES DO HOMEM will inform the participants of all decisions by the film selection committee.
Upon notification of acceptance to the festival, you have the next two weeks to send us the following:
by email:
. Two stills from the film in digital format (300 dpi);
. A photograph from the Director in digital format (300 dpi);
. Technical data Sheet.
by mail:
. One copy of the film for screening (Blu-Ray recommended) and all promotional materials.

11. All selected films can be accessed at the FILMES DO HOMEM digital library during the Festival dates.

12. The jury for the competition will be composed by cultural and artistic personalities of renowned merit.

13. The Jean Loup Passek Awards, given to the films directors, consist of a diploma and the following cash awards:
. Best International Feature Length Film – 3.000 euros;
. Best International Short or Medium Length Film – 1.500 euros;
. Best Portuguese Documentary ( Portuguese Producing and / or directing of films) – 1.000 euros;

14. The Portuguese films competing in the Festival are also in the running for the Jean Loup Passek award for Best Portuguese Documentary.

15. After selection, the Festival will reserve the rights to use three minutes of footage for the purpose of promoting "FILMES DO HOMEM" on TV, Radio, internet, as well as the promotional materials for the film in the promotion of the Festival.

16. All decisions reached by the jury are final and may not be contested or appealed.

17. The Festival Board will decide on all matters not showing on the current rules & regulations list.

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  • gulzat matisakova

    Small, but cosy festival in a small but picturesque Portuguese town. It is a great place to meet many Portuguese filmmakers.

    August 2018