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Originally The Short Film Corner, organised by the "Association Française du Festival International du Film" (the AFFIF), hereafter the "Association", will take place in Cannes, as part of the Festival de Cannes (the "Festival") from May 13th to May 22nd, 2009.
The aim of the Short Film Corner is to promote contacts between professionals having a significant direction, production, broadcasting or promotion activity in direct relation with short films.
Article 1 - Fundamental Registration Conditions
a) Registration is exclusively open to short films:
Having been produced after January 1st, 2008.
Not overrunning 35 minutes.
Presenting the cinematic characteristics of a short film, in particular in terms of narration, photography, soundtrack, editing…
Submitted by one of the film's right holders, agreeing to guarantee his presence at the Short Film Corner.
Not have been registered at the Short Film Corner in a past edition
b) The accreditation granted by registering a short film at the Short Film Corner is exclusively reserved to:
directors, screenwriters or actors of the registered short film,
companies specifically dedicated in producing, distributing or broadcasting the registered short film,
institutions, associations and professional organisations specifically dedicated in the registered short film's promotion, hereafter collectively denominated the "Participants"
c) Participants are expressly forbidden to make use of products or rights, in any form, in violation of legislative or regulatory clauses as well as of international conventions concerning copyright and counterfeit.
The Short Film Corner reserves the right to refuse the registration of any film which is liable to disturb public order, or which may be offensive to religion, as well as pornographic films and films which encourage violence, including all associated posters and documentation.
Any infringement of this rule, duly verified, will result in the immediate application of the sanctions laid down in Article 7 of the present Rules and Regulations, and furthermore the offender will not be allowed to participate at the Festival de Cannes for two years.
d) Companies, institutions, associations or organisations undertaking registration at the Short Film Corner on behalf of third parties agree to make known and have accepted these general conditions by those registered and they vouch for the perfect respect of these general conditions by all third parties.
Moreover they agree to act with perfect respect of the general conditions specified in the Article 1 a) and to communicate immediately to the Short Film Corner all useful information concerning those registered. In case of non-respect of this clause, registrations will be cancelled an all amounts paid to the Association will remain its property.
Article 2 - Registration Procedure - Invoicing
a) The registration is conditioned by the payment of registration fees, i.e. 95€ per film, VAT included.
Once the online registration has been validated on the Short Film Corner and WithoutABox websites, the Participant is obliged to heed to the present Rules and Regulations of the Short Film Corner and to pay the registration fees in full.
Any payment must be made by credit cards (Visa, Mastercard or Eurocard only).
The Participant must guarantee the exactitude of all the entered information.
The Short Film Corner can refuse registration of films which do no fit the admission criteria laid down in the above Article 1, without any obligation to justify its decision.
The total amount of films which the Short Film Corner is likely to accept is limited. Films will be processed in the order of their online registration. In order to guarantee a privileged access to all films, the Short Film Corner is likely to unilaterally close registrations, as soon as the quota set by the Association will be reached. At the latest, the registration deadline will be on April 18th, 2009.
b) You have to send us your film preferably in Video DVD or in the following formats: Beta SP / Digital Betacam / DV / DVCam (PAL and NTSC non anamorphic).
Only films in French or English, or with subtitles in French or English will be accepted.
Copies must have been received on April 21st, 2009, at the latest. After this date of imperative delivery, the Association will not be able to guarantee the films' loading on the Short Film Corner servor and their availability on the interactive screens. If so, corresponding registrations will be cancelled an all amounts paid to the short Film Corner will remain its property.
All the films registered at the Short Film Corner will be digitalised. The digitalisation quality of the films being function of the technical quality of the supports originally sent, the Short Film Corner can not be held responsible for the quality of broadcasting on the interactive screens.
All transportation costs, as well as the shipping agent's and insurance fees, are entirely borne by the sender. We inform you that the Video DVD will be destroyed in Cannes. For any other format, please come to pick up your film at the Short Film Corner in Cannes, on Friday, May 22nd, before 2 pm, at the latest. After this date, the Short Film Corner will not be responsible for the non restitution of the media.
Article 3 - Publication and Broadcasting Authorisations
a) Each film registered at the Short Film Corner is entitled to appear once, free of charge, in the Short Film Corner catalogue, under the express condition that the registration online has been validated before April 18th, 2009.
The information published by the Short Film Corner will be based on the details given by the Participants in their online registration and will be on the sole responsibility of the Participants; the Short Film Corner can in no way be held responsible.
All information given will be used in accordance with the Loi Informatique et Libertés dated January 6th, 1978. Access to and correction of this information is possible.
b) All film registrations give the Short Film Corner the authorisation to publish in its communication media, including the printed catalogue and the databases online, elements from the registered shorts films (clips, stills, quotes…), for promotional ends, as well as all the entered information about the Participants, including his/her photo, unless contrary stipulated by letter received to the latest one month prior to the Festival. The Participant guarantees the Short Film Corner that he/she has all rights concerning the copyright of these elements and guarantees the Short Film Corner against any third party action. Moreover the Participant confirms and accepts that participation in all Festival and Short Film Corner events may entail photographic, filmed or digital reproduction, including via internet and mobile phones, whether for promotional or commercial ends.
c) The Short Film Corner will offer to selected buyers and programmers the opportunity to watch some films on a secure server for three months after the Short Film Corner. An authorisation is explicitly submitted to Participants during the online registration.
Article 4 - Registration and Accreditation
Registering a film at the Short Film Corner enables the accreditation of one or two film crew members (director, producer, screenwriter, actor…), worth accreditation for the Festival de Cannes. The badge requests are made online, at the end of the registration. Once the registration is validated, Participants will not be able to make any later modifications concerning the people attending the Short Film Corner. In cases of several film registrations by one organization, the number of granted badges will be decided by the Association, depending on the presence of the directors at the Short Film Corner.
Badges are strictly personal and under no circumstances may they be passed on to someone, lent or exchanged, at the risk of the offender losing all rights of access and without any reimbursement of the registration fees.
In case of loss or theft, a new badge will be issued and invoiced at a rate of 30 € including taxes.
In case a Participant is barred, as laid down in Article 7, the said Participant agrees to return the badge or badges given to him if asked to do so by the organisers.
Article 5 - Acceptance and Obligations of the Participant
The Participant agrees to engage in no form of unauthorised distribution, circulation or display of promotional elements (leaflets, prospectus, magazines, posters, objects, people…) within the confines of the Short Film Corner and the Festival, unless express written authorisation has been previously obtained from the Marché du Film. Furthermore the costs incurred for cleaning these promotional items, for cleaning or for repairing will be entirely charged to the Participant, who agrees to reimburse these costs.
Only the non abusive display and handing out of promotional material is authorized on specific panels within the Short Film Corner area.
Everyone attending the Short Film Corner is required to adhere to the present Rules and Regulations. Any infringement of the same, as well as non-respect of the security rules, public order and the police, can entail, at the organiser's will, without an official warning, the immediate cancellation, temporary or permanent, of the Participant's badges without reimbursement of his/her participation fees, the total of which will remain the organiser's. Furthermore the Participant will not be allowed to participate in the Short Film Corner for two years.
Article 6 - Sanction in case of Non Payment
If the invoice remains unpaid 7 days after receipt of a formal demand, which may be sent to the participant by e-mail, fax, and/or mail, all registrations of the Participant with the Short Film Corner and the Festival will be cancelled for the present year and all ensuing years until payment in full is received. Moreover the Participant will be expelled from the Festival and will be obliged to return all granted badges.
Article 7 - Exclusion
Any infringement of these Rules and Regulations, as well as non-respect of security rules, public order and the police, can entail, at the Short Film Corner's will, the immediate cancellation, temporary or permanent, of the Participant's badges, without any official warning or reimbursement of his/her participation fee, the total of which will remain the Short Film Corner's.
Where this is the case, the Participant is immediately required to return his/ her badge allowing access to the Short Film Corner's zones.
Article 8 - Terms of Cancellation
In case a participant cancels his/her trip to Cannes, the amount paid for registration will not be refunded and will still be due to the Short Film Corner as compensation.
Article 9 - Responsibility of Jurisdiction
Any lawsuit concerning the Short Film Corner between a Participant and the Association Française du Festival International du Film, involving the Short Film Corner, will be under the sole jurisdiction of the Tribunaux de Paris. In case of difficulty of interpretation or disagreement with the English version of the present Rules and Regulations, only the French version will be taken into consideration
The Short Film Corner is a meeting place for professionals from all over the world :
Directors, producers, buyers and festival programmers attending the Short Film Corner in quest of rare gems.
Free access to your film :
40 viewing booths in which all the registered shorts are viewable on demand on interactive screens during the whole event. On the spot, you will receive a daily listing of everyone who has watched your film.
3 mini screening rooms (3/6/9 seats - on-site reservation) are available for you to showcase your film to a small group of relevant professionals.
NEW : after the Festival; your film will keep on being viewable online, via private access exclusively reserved to short film buyers and film festival programmers.
Even more promotional tools!
A multitude of prizes to be won through competitions organized by our partners.
Your film referenced on www.shortfilmcorner.com and in the Short Film Corner's catalogue.
Short Film Corner adverts in the daily editions of Le Film Français and Cannes Market News.
Access to cinando.com, the largest film industry database