Amal Film Festival, in this year’s edition, will be held from October
25th to 31st, 2008. Those films selected to participate in the festival,
either competing or out of the official section, will all be screened in
Santiago de Compostela, site of the Festival.
Article 2: The
films submitted for competition will be selected by the Festival’s
Selection Committee. Any film, documentary film or short film produced
in an Arab country or co produced among other countries and any Arab
country can enter the contest. Those films produced in any other place
of the world, based on Arab life or culture can also enter the contest.
Entry forms must be submitted before June 30st. 2008. The Festival will
acknowledge the signatory as only responsible prior to other persons who
could have taken part in the production of the film.
Entries should include the following documentation:
Preview copy of the film in VHS (PAL system) or DVD (Region 2). The
Preview copies shall not be returned.
Entry form fully filled.
extracts of the film and the director’s curriculum and photograph (300
Press and publicity material if available.
Proof of holding the copyright to the film, Copies and permission in
accordance with that stipulated in article 17 and annexes I and II of
this regulation must be handed in.
Copy of the film script and synopsis translated into English, French or
Spanish for further subtitling.
The inscription does not guarantee the exhibition of the film during the
AMAL FESTIVAL. No fee should be paid for taking part in the Festival nor
it will be paid for exhibiting the films submitted either.
Entry forms should be addressed to:
AMAL INTERNATIONAL EURO ARAB FILM FESTIVAL
Rúa Alfredo Brañas, 5
15701, Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña
Article 6: The
preview copies should be sent in VHS (PAL system) or DVD (Region 2).
Copies should be checked several times in different reproducing devices
before being sent. For security reasons, send a VHS copy (PAL system)
along with the DVD.
The participants can submit as many films as they wish provided that
each film is accompanied with its independent entry form in a separate
package containing its VHS or DVD.
Each film should have a title and a remittent.
Article 7: All
the films submitted for competition should be subtitled in any of the
following languages: Spanish, English, or French in order to be examined
by the Festival’s Committee or accompanied with the script in any of the
above mentioned languages.
Article 8: All
of the works chosen shall be shown at the Festival in original version,
with sub-titles in Castilian (Spanish), Galician, Catalan or Vasque.
“Original version” means any version in which a film is exhibited in its
country of origin.
Films selected for the Festival will only be exhibited in BETACAM SP
(PAL system), in Digital BETACAM or in 35 mm.
Once the film is inscrita and selected, it will not be withdrawn from
the program por parte de los productores o titulares de los derechos.
The expenses of shipping films to the Festival’s site, as well as the
insurance expenses, must be shouldered by the participants.
The copies are insured by the Organization since their arrival at the
Festival premises until their reshipment.
preview copy for pre selection purposes should be sent -carriage paid-
and will not be returned and will be considered as property of the
Festival’s Committee. The director will have the rights of the films
submitted for competition.
shipping from outside the European Union we recommend the use of a
Parcel service. Shipments from outside the European Union that have not
paid the customs tariff will not be accepted.
Should a print be damaged, any claims lodged should be addressed to the
Festival at the latest one month after the Producer has received it. The
Festival’s responsibility could be engaged only to the value of a new
copy, according to the laboratory prevailing tariffs for the printing of
a standard copy.
The jury will be chosen by the Festival Management and will fulfill the
It will be composed of five members at least, a third of them being
prominent personalities from any Arab country.
No person in any way connected with the production and/or commercial
exploitation of a competitive entry should be allowed.
The Jury’s deliberations are secret and decisions will be taken by
simple majority. The Festival Management will take part in deliberations
though with no vote.
The jury members will firmly agree not to reveal any opinion about the
films submitted for consideration previous to the official prize
Any complaint or disputes (in organization or management) not provided
by these regulations will be solved by the Festival’s Management in
accordance to these rules.
The jury shall choose three candidates for each of the categories to be
The jury, with regards to those nominated, shall hand over the following
Best long fiction film 5.000€
Best documentary 3.500€
Best short fiction film 1.200€
Best short documentary 1.200€
Best director 4.000€
Best female actor Trophy
Best male actor Trophy
Only one of these prizes can be ex-aequo.
Likewise, the Public’s Award shall also be announced, this will be
decided by popular vote, and the prize is as following:
Amal Award from
the Public 1.500€
The Producers of the awarded films will agree to mention it in all
publicity and press material, sparing the exact wording of the jury’s
repot and using the Festival’s logo. This logo will be available at our
offices and the Festival’s Web.
The producers or those who hold the copyrights to the work presented at
the Festival Amal 08 shall demonstrate that they have such rights to the
Foundation Araguaney Puente de Culturas, the Festival’s organising body,
and the documents shall then be verified.
The producers or those who hold the copyrights to the work will give
permission to the Foundation Araguaney Puente de Culturas to copy and
show the work in the Festival for free, as well as permission to use it
for promotional purposes before, during and after the Festival.
The producers or those who own the copyrights to films presented at the
Festival shall hand over a copy of the work, with sub-titles in
Castilian (Spanish) and in DVD format, to Casa Árabe – IEAM in
accordance with Annex II of the current rules. This is to further
collaboration between the Foundation Araguaney Puente de Culturas and
Casa Árabe – International Institute for Arabic Studies and the Muslim
World, which fosters cultural and general interest, and whose main aim
is to strengthen and consolidate relations between Spain and the Arabic
countries. The Spanish Foreign Office and the Autonomous Communities of
Madrid and Andalusia are among those involved in this organisation.
Should Casa Árabe – IEAM use the film in any public acts in the future
which are different from the activities included in Festival Amal 08, it
should cover the payments due to the owners of the copyright.
Article 19: In
case of conflict interpretations of these regulations, the Spanish text
should be used. Participation in the Festival means acceptance of these
regulations. Should there be disputes the Festival Management will
prevail, according to the rules of the FIAPF regarding International