International School Movie Festival
Theme “Free Topic”
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Conditions of Entry
The “International School Movie Festival” supports creativity and visual arts education. During the finals of the “International School Movie Festival” in Sanremo, the authors of the movies selected will be able to make a short presentation of their work
The following activities will also be organized:
- Meeting professionals of the world of the Film industry.
Theme: “Free Topic”
The entry fee of € 140 for each entering entity (Schools of: music/song, dance, gymnastic, theatre, movie, fashion; Associations and Foundations, etc)
- No entry fees but a deposit, for Primary, first and second level secondary and public schools, recognized by Ministry of University and Research Education in their Country a payment of a “school’s deposit as a guarantee for expenses” € 250,00. a) The deposit will be deducted from the total amount to pay for the school’s accommodation in Sanremo b) the deposit will be reimbursed to schools not admitted to the finals in Sanremo.
“The School’s deposit as a guarantee for expenses“ will be retained only if the school decide to cancel their participation.
Schools, cultural associations of youth, religious or other types of youth clubs can compete by entering a short movie ( max 15 minutes) produced by the students (under 20 years old) with the participation of teachers from the school attended and eventually with the collaboration of external agents.
Schools will be divided into the following categories:
A – Pre-schools and Primary Schools
B – Lower Secondary Schools
C – Upper Secondary Schools
D – Special section – Schools of Cinema, cultural associations of youth, religious or other types of youth clubs.
The movies can be in Italian, English, Spanish, French or German.
No advertising by the school or the association can be enclosed in the movies.
Each school or association can participate with one or more movies, with a maximum of three.
Works not in Italian should be subtitled in Italian or English.
How to enter
Schools wishing to enter the competition must submit two copies of the film produced to :
“KISMET SRL – GEF- International School Movie Festival”- Via Roma, 166 -18038 Sanremo – Italy, within the 30th of June 2021.
All works entered must be accompanied by:
- A completed registration form.
- A list of names of the group/class who produced the work as in Art.2
- A photo of the entire group/class who produced the work
- Proof of payment of
- The entry fee of € 140 for each entering entity (Schools of: music/song, dance, gymnastic, theatre, movie, fashion; Associations and Foundations, etc)
- For Primary, first and second level secondary and public schools, recognized by Ministry of University and Research Education in their Country a payment of a “school’s deposit as a guarantee for expenses” € 250,00. a) The deposit will be deducted from the total amount to pay for the school’s accommodation in Sanremo b) the deposit will be reimbursed to schools not admitted to the finals in Sanremo.
- “The School’s deposit as a guarantee for expenses“ will be retained only if the school decide to cancel their participation.
- Attention:A School participating in more than one competition in GEF can pay one “school’s deposit as a guarantee for expenses”, and not a deposit for each competition.
Deposits must be paid to:
UniCreditBANCA agency Arma di Taggia
Beneficiary: KISMET srl
Causal: Deposit (and the name of the school)
IBAN: IT 59 G 02008 49090 000010138260
BIC SWIFT: UNCRITM1173
No other payment methods accepted, no credit cards.
Films entered may be in the following formats: CD or DVD and two copies must be submitted for each work.
A panel of experts appointed by GEF’s Committee, will select and short-list films for the Sanremo finals and as well as selecting the winning films.
Every finalist school has to be present in Sanremo during GEF’s finals, accommodation prices and conditions on site www.gef.it
Screening of finalist films
Each finalist movie will be screened in Sanremo during the final stages of GEF.
After the screening of each film selected a forum will be held with the participation of the members of the panel and the authors of each video. The authors of the movies selected may provide a brief foreword on their work, explaining the video’s aims, intentions, technical details of the production, target audience etc. Such presentation may not be longer than tree (3) minutes.
GEF’s organizing committee will not accept any liability for work submitted using faulty materials or in different formats than those requested.
Prizes will be given to the winners of each section and the absolute winner will receive the prestigious “School Creativity Award” (Silver Dolphin).
The jury reserves the right to select winners in one or more sections, award two or more winners in the same section and/or award other prizes.
The panel’s decisions are final.
The winning schools will receive their prizes in Sanremo during one of the final performances of GEF 2021.
A winner not attending the event cannot claim for their prizes later on.
All finalist schools will receive GEF’s participating certificate.
All materials received will remain the property of GEF. Videos will not be returned, as they will go into our archives of the event for artistic and cultural purposes.
Entrants qualified for the finals will be notified by July 10, 2021 and have to confirm in writing, by email or registered mail/letter by July 25, 2021, enclosing all forms completely filled in received with our confirm.
- A) a) SIAE card, copyrights;
- B) Specification for SIAE when the work is without copyright fees. Schools admitted to the competition finals whose work/s are not subject to SIAE copyright payments, must state so in writing by sending a letter of authorization to the organizing committee.
- C) hotel accommodation form filled in (the payment of the whole stay in Sanremo within August 20, 2021);;
- D) a complete name list of all the participants.
The lack of confirmation within the 30th of June 2021 from a school or an association may be the cause of exclusion.
GEF may require to sign a release agreement, thus reserving the right to record and/or broadcast the event in its entirety or in part, using any medium (print, photography, radio, television, audio-visual etc.). GEF may also choose to accompany the event with one or more promotion or publicity, without owing any payments to anyone, or to any participants.
GEF ask to receive the privacy forms filled in and signed.
Every school and association have to send Consent forms according to UE regulations n.679/2016 (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation.
All entrants and each school taking part in the competition finals in Sanremo will undertake to pay for its own board and lodgings. For reasons of organization and event management, finalists, accompanying adults and/or anyone spending nights in Sanremo while taking part in GEF 2021, will need to stay at least two nights and book through GEF choosing accommodation from our price list in order to gain accreditation and be able to take part in the competition finals. (minimo three nights for schools participating in Theatre or Musical).
Each school admitted to the finals will be sent a booking-form by the booking organization outlining modes of payment.
Considering the thousands of bookings processed during the previous edition of GEF, early bookings are highly recommended.
All official participants in GEF’s final stages will receive GEF’s gadgets.
All finalist will be entered into the official GEF bilingual (Italian/English) festival programme.
A final performance will take place on Saturday evening October 9, 2021, at Teatro Ariston, with performances and a GEF award presentation to the assigned winners of the music, dance and fashion competitions. Also other competition winners will receive their awards. During the evening the winner of the prestigious prize “Global Education Award” will also receive their award, which is the only international education prize awarded each year to persons and associations who through their thoughts, words and actions, have fostered the growth and development of education.
GEF reserves the right to record and/or film and/or broadcast the event in its entirety or in part, using any medium (print, photography, radio, television, audio-visual, internet, etc.) and to accompany the event with one or more promotion or publicity, without owing any payments to anyone including all participants.
GEF ask to receive the privacy forms filled in and signed.
The competition finals in Sanremo may undergo some changes due to technical or organizational factors, however these will be communicated forthwith to all interested parties.
All works received will remain the property of GEF. GEF reserves the right to publish or used them in other shows without owing any payments to anyone including all participants.
GEF’s Organizing Committee, the promoting association and the company providing technical support will not accept any liability for personal or material injuries or accidents occurring while travelling or during the Festival.
Anyone taking part in the event is expected to have read and understood the conditions set by these regulations and to accept them unconditionally. Participation to the event also implies that each participant explicitly agrees to allow GEF to access its archives and process all personal data provided, according to UE regulations n.679/2016 (GDPR) General Data Protection Regulation.