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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General Rules and Regulations

Submission Timeline

FFD’s Submission would be opened from May, to August 5 August 21, 2021, 23.59 (GMT +7) (Code Post) applicable for both registration and film shipment/transfer. Announcement on selected film submission will be made around early October. We do not provide reviews and feedbacks for the submitted works.

Film Criteria

The submission opens for documentary films of various duration (depending on category).

Submission Fee

The submission is free of charge.

Shipment/Transfer Policy

Submitted films must follow the format H.264 1080p, ProRes 1080p, or Bluray. Provided links for online transfer must include password (if any), and must be active until the festival ends in 30 November 2021.

Materials in DVD/Blu-Ray/Flash Disk/Hard Disk should be shipped to FFD’s address, provided in the section of ‘Address and Contact Information. Applicants cover the shipment fee, including insurance or any billing incurred in relation to the shipment. For international shipment, please mention: “Temporary export. For cultural purposes only. No commercial value. Insurance value for custom purpose only. No commercial transaction involved” and mark “No value”, or not more than “10 US$”. Please note that DVD, Blu-Ray, and Flash Disk would not be returned.

Screening Fee

FFD do not provide screening fee for selected films in the Competition category.

Copyright

Copyright violation and lawsuit toward submitted film is outside the festival’s responsibility. It is within the festival’s right to cancel the participation of a film involved in copyright violation and lawsuit.

Film Usage

Films submitted to FFD will be subject to archiving under Forum Film Dokumenter if given permission by filmmakers/film crew. Usage will rage from research to screening, with educational purpose and nonprofit nature. Outside the festival, any activity that uses film materials would only be conducted after an official letter to filmmaker/film crew, and their given consent.

Specific (Program) Rules and Regulations

Competition Program

FFD would select nominations from submitted films for the final. Jury panel would decide on Best International Feature-Length Documentary, Best Indonesia Feature-Length Documentary, Best Short Documentary, and Best Student Documentary.

A. International Feature-Length Documentary

  • The submission is open for public, for all age and citizenship.
  • The minimum film duration is 40 minutes, including credit title.
  • Production year of 2019-2021.
  • Provided with English subtitle, including films in English language.

B. Indonesia Feature-Length Documentary

  • The submission is open for Indonesian filmmakers.
  • The minimum film duration is 40 minutes, including credit title.
  • Production year of 2018-2021.
  • Provided with English subtitle. Films with regional dialects must include subtitles in both Indonesian and English.

C. Short Documentary

  • The submission is open for Indonesian filmmakers.
  • The maximum film duration is 40 minutes, including credit title.
  • Production year of 2019-2021.
  • Provided with English subtitle. Films with regional dialects must include subtitles in both Indonesian and English.

D. Student Documentary

  • The submission is open for Indonesian students, junior to senior high.
  • Director and film crew must be students during the film production. Application must include scan/photo of student id, or official letter from school stating applicant’s student status.
  • No minimum or maximum duration.
  • Production year of 2019-2021.
  • Provided with English subtitle. Films with regional dialects must include subtitles in both Indonesian and English.

Perspektif Program

Non-competition program category that bring the documentary films with capture the current discourses and issues, in the attempt to bring a certain perspective that corresponds to the dialogues. This program is open to documentary films from around the world produced in the last 3 years (2019-2021) No minimum or maximum duration.
Please provide English subtitle, including films in English language. Indonesian films with regional dialects must include subtitles in both Indonesian and English.

Spektrum Program

Non-competition program category that bring the documentary films with artistic choices, the challenge to continuously rediscover various forms of documentary film.This program is open to documentary films from around the world produced in the last 3 years (2019-2021) No minimum or maximum duration.
Please provide English subtitle, including films in English language. Indonesian films with regional dialects must include subtitles in both Indonesian and English.

Selected Film and Material

The selected films qualified for the initially applied program or possibly several other programs. Program Director and Team of Programmer will decide into which program your film would be exhibited. We are going to announce this decision no later than 10 October 2021.

Agreement

  • We will confirm your participation in the festival through an official invitation letter that we will be sending out during the timeline.
  • Confirming participation in the festival means that director, producer, distributor, and the rest of the film crew, agree on the participation.
  • Selected films that have been confirmed in term of participation could not be withdrawn after 18 October 2021.

Screening Material and Publication Kit

For the requisite of festival catalog, publication, and festival program presentation, please provide the required materials below:

  • Still images (.jpeg, high resolution, maximum file 5MB).
  • Film trailer.
  • Poster.
  • List of credit title.
  • ProRes File or H.264.
  • All subtitles are submitted in .srt format. Our commitment is to provide the best viewing experience, and this include the comfort of many audiences that are not familiar with English language.

Festival’s Rights

After selection and curation of films, FFD has the rights to:

  • Edit and translate synopsis.
  • Use a cut from the film, with maximum duration of 3 minutes, for publication.
  • Use all of the provided materials to promote the festival.
  • Record all activities and discussions alongside the screenings, to be published online.
  • Manage submitted films to become part of Forum Film Dokumenter’s archive. To be used for research and screening with educational purpose and nonprofit nature. For such activities outside the festival, official notification would be sent out, and consent would be first confirmed before usage.

Address and Contact Information

Festival Film Dokumenter / Forum Film Dokumenter
Jalan Prapanca Blok MJ I No. 1015, RT 054/RW 011, Kelurahan Gedongkiwo, Kecamatan Mantrijeron, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55142 Indonesia
Telepon : +62 811-2642-672
Email : [email protected]
Website : www.ffd.or.id

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