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Preamble:
We are aware of the effort that registration fee may represent for small production units and self-produced authors, but we remain convinced that you will understand that this funds are necessary to keep our festival alive and well. We thank you for your trust.

Les Ecrans Documentaires has offered in selections or in programming more than 1800 films since 1996.
With a strong base-line: its requirement for style, singular processes, shared experience, personal eye, genuine listening, creative experimentation. And the taste for exhibiting innovative practices: workshop or interdisciplinary productions, installations and constructions, « doc concert ».
Our festival is willing to reflect the multiplicity and consistency of documentary production, through diversity : research, try-outs, resilience, boundaries of reality…reality...

Competition– Les Ecrans Documentaires Prize – Les Ecrans Documentaire High School students Prize
The competition is exclusively opened to first and second films, from school, self produced or produced.
Les Ecrans Documentaires has always given priority to new talents discovery. Films in opposition, inventing a new connection between “way to do” and “way of thinking”, free and independent films, reflecting their author’s actual need, escaping standards to be formed into autonomous artistic actions.

The Prize of Moulin d'Andé
Les Ecrans Documentaires have been collaborating for 13 years with the Cinematographic Writing Association of Moulin d’Andé (CECI). thirteen years discovering new authors, through various programmations, and through the award of Moulin d’Andé offering a writing residency for its laureate.
Under the same conditions, it’s possible this year to send your application also for this Prize.
If interested, you can send by email (infos@lesecransdocumentaires.org) the different documents by following the indications detailed on the subscription page.


 
Rules

Article 1
Les Ecrans Documentaires festival will take place at the “Jean Vilar” cinema in Arcueil, from the 13th to the 19th of November 2019.

Article 2 - Registration rules
The competition is open to first and second films with a documentary dimension. Films must have been completed after 1st January 2018, and it must be the very first participation in the Festival for the concerned film. The festival will be particularly attentive to the uniqueness of the construction and narration, the diversity of the reading levels, the critical framework offered to the viewer, as well as the formal, plastic or perceptive efforts.
All length and themes are accepted.
Reportages, institutionnal films, and magazine topics won’t be taken into consideration by the selection committee.

Article 3 : Prize
Directors (producers) submit their film for the Ecrans Documentaires Prize, Les Ecrans Documentaire High School students Prize and if interested, for the Moulin d’Andé Prize (CECI – Centre des Ecritures Cinématographiques).

Article 4 –Technical specifications
Films, digital or analog may be submitted.
Films in any other language than French must have French subtitles, or for lack of it, English subtitles.

Article 5 – Selection : deadlines and conditions
Registration and validation online:
- A link (Vimeo, YouTube...) must have been attached to the online registration.
- The contribution fee for registration is 10€ per film and must have been paid via Paypal.
They have to mention IMPERATIVELY the registration number provided in the confirmation email after online registration in the input field INSTRUCTIONS TO THE SELLOR. If not, they adress by email (infos@lesecransdocumentaires.org) date, hour, Paypal transaction number and the title of the film related to.

View links will be kept by the festival on the account of “memory copies”.

Article 6 – registration fee
- The contribution fee of registration is 10-€ per film and must be paid online via Paypal.
- Any registration will be definitive only after payment of the fee.
- Fee is not refundable.

Article 7 – Selection
The selection committee makes sure that applications are in adequation with the competitive sections and objectives of the festival.
The selection committee can also decide for a film to be shown in non-competitive screenings.
Apart from the public announcement (website, newsletter, social networks ...) of the selection and the making contact with the selected films authors and/or eligible parties, no personalized mail, nor motivation of refusal will be addressed to structures and/or contact persons of non-selected films.

Article 8 – Selected films
When they are aware of the selection, selected films authors and/or eligible parties commit themselves to providing a photo of the film on the media and size requested by the festival (digital document).
Selected films’ authors and/or eligible parties commit themselves to providing a screening copy of their works in perfect condition (screening copy : DCP, Béta numérique, Béta SP, Blue Ray, 35 mm) at the latest on Friday, the 25th of October 2019.
Selected non speaking French films authors and/or eligible parties must provide a french subtitled copy.
Shipping and insurance costs are to be paid entirely by the sender, as well as related expenses, in particular the fees of customs transit for taking the film in and out of the country.
The Festival will cover insurance expenses from the time films are received until they are sent back. In the event of loss or damage during this time, the Festival assumes responsibility only for the replacement value of the Beta SP, Beta digital, 16 or 35 mm copy.
This copy will be kept by the Festival until 29th november 2019.
Participation in the Festival implies the permission to broadcast clips of the film: the whole film during the festival screenings, and, for promotional purposes, no longer than 2 minutes clips of the films presented on French or foreign television channels and on the internet.

Selected films Authors and/or eligible parties permit the organizing committee to retain a video file or a view link for archive purposes. It could be used for individual viewing in programming project exclusively reserved for Son & Image members (organizing structure of the festival) and festival teams.

Article 9 – Palmares
After Jury deliberation, the announcement of the Prize list and screening of the prizewinning films will take place on the week-end from 16th to 17th november 2019. Prize winning directors (or representatives) must be present.
Prize winning films productions commit themselves to mentioning it in any promotional document published afterwards.

Article 10 – Rules acceptance
Completing a registration online implies full acceptance of the rules mentionned above. Should any matter come into dispute, only the French version of the rules will have force of law. Those regulations may be subject to modification.