REGULATIONS
5th HANOI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2018

 

1. Criteria
    - Hanoi International Film Festival honors outstanding cinematographic works which are rich in humanity and have creative signature, encourages new talents from film industry.
- Hanoi International Film Festival promotes the cordial spirit, the sharing among filmmakers, delegates, guests and audience responses from cinema world for the aim of sustainable cinema development.
- Hanoi International Film Festival introduces the excellent cinematographic works from international film industries.
- Slogan: “Cinema – integration and sustainable development”.
2. Date and location:
Date: October 27th - 31th, 2018
Location: Hanoi
3. Organizers:
- Governing organization:
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism
Vietnam Cinema Department
- Cooperating organizations:
Hanoi People Committee
Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports
4. Programs and Eligibilities:
a)  Competitions
- Geographic eligibility: Worldwide region
- Film categories:
+ Feature-length films (exceed 70 mins; including feature film, documentary film and animation);
+ Short films (under 60 mins; including feature film, documentary film and animation).
- Technical eligibility:
+ Exhibition Formats: DCP, HD Digital, Blu-ray
+ Subtitling: English subtitles
- Premier screening: from November, 1st, 2016 to July, 1st, 2018.
- Film has never participated in any international film festivals in ASIA region.
b) Non-competitions:
-  Panorama: Presenting renowned films of the world;
-  Country in focus: “Polish Cinema”;
-  Collection of selective Iranian films;
-  Collection of contemporary Vietnamese films;
-  Outdoor movie show and exchange, performance fashion show.
Exhibition format: DCP, HD Digital, Blu-ray.
English subtitle.
c) The Opening Ceremony of the Film Festival (live broadcast on VTV)
- Date: October 27th, 2018
+) Opening Ceremony: From 8.00 pm to 9.30 pm
+) Opening Film Screening: From 3.00 pm to 5.30 pm
- Location: Palace of Cultural of Vietnamese-Soviet Friendship
- Welcome reception of Film Festival by the Minister of Cuture, Sports and Tourism.
d) The Closing Ceremony and Awarding Ceremony of the Film Festival (live broadcast on VTV)
- Date: October 31st, 2018; from 8.00 pm to 10.00 pm
- Location: Palace of Cultural of Vietnamese-Soviet Friendship
- Closing reception and Farewell the deligates and guests of Film Festival by Director and Head of the Organizing Committee of Film Festival.
5. Additional Events:
a) HANIFF Campus and Film Project Market (separate regulations);
b) Round-table Discussion, Seminar:
-  Seminar;
-  Round - table Discussion 1: “Country in focus: Polish Cinema”;
-  Round - table Discussion 2: “Successful international experience of Iranian Cinema”
c) Exhibition:
“Filming location in Vietnam”
d) Sightseeing program of Bai Dinh in Ninh Binh and Ha Noi.
6. Entry form & submission materials:
-  Film Entry Form (online);
-  DVD or Digital format of films for preview (final completed version);
-  Film trailer;
-  Promotion materials, posters (image files) and other materials (text file);
-  05 stills from film (high quality files);
-  Dialogues list and film synopsis in English (under 100 words, text files);
-  Biography, filmography and photo of the director
-  Biography, filmography and photo of the leading actors and actresses
Above mentioned materials should be sent to the following address:

Vietnam Cinema Department
147 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-24) 38457498 / (84-24) 38452402
Fax: (84-24) 3823 4997
Entry form and promotion materials in computer file format can be sent to the organizer email address: info@haniff.vn

 

-  Film registration deadline: before July, 15th, 2018.
-  Film entries are free for all participants.
7. Film selection:
Organizing Committee holds the right to make final decision on the films selected to competitions and other sections of film festival, inviting films and guests participating the film festival, before September, 10th, 2018.
8. Shipping instruction:
-  Shipping address:


Vietnam Cinema Department
147 Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84-24) 38457498 / (84-24) 38452402
Fax: (84-24) 3823 4997
Email: shipping@haniff.vn


- Shipping deadline: Films should arrive Hanoi International Film Festival office before September, 20th 2018.
- Shipping cost: Organizer will be responsible for shipping cost in both ways.
9. Guest Invitations:
a) Organizing Committee provides round airtickets, meals and accommodation to:
- Guests of films in competitions:
+ Feature - length film: 02 guests (directors and leading actor/actress)
+ Short film: 01 guests (director or leading actor/actress)
- Guests of others programs: Being invited by the Organizer
- Jury Boards
b) Organizing Committee provides, meals and accommodation to:
Guests participating in the programs and events of the film festival. These guests will be invited and by the Organizer individually.
c) Self-funding guests:
Organizing Committee will welcome and be ready to provide possible assistance (invitation, entry visas, hotel booking …) for other guests who wish to attend the film festival.
d) Guest registration deadline: Before September, 15th, 2018.
10. Awards:
- Best Feature-length Film with a cash Prize of 115.000.000 VND (equivalent to 5,000 USD);
- Best Short Film Prize with a cash prize of 69.000.000 VND (equivalent to 3,000 USD);
- Best Director of Feature-length film prize with a cash Prize of 69.000.000 VND (equivalent to 3,000 USD);
- Best Leading Actor Prize with a cash prize of 46.000.000 VND (equivalent to 2,000 USD);
- Best Leading Actress with a cash prize of 46.000.000 VND (equivalent to 2,000 USD);
- Best Young Director (under 30 years of age) of Short film with a cash Prize of 46.000.000 VND (equivalent to 2,000 USD);
- Jury Prize for Feature-length film with a cash prize of 46.000.000 VND (equivalent to 2,000 USD);
- Jury Prize for Short film with a cash prize of 23.000.000 VND (equivalent to 1,000 USD);
- NETPAC’s Award;
- Audience Choice Award for Vietnamese Featured Film.

11. Jury Boards:
- Jury Board for Feature-length films (05 members, including 01 Vietnamese member);
- Jury Board for Short films (03 members, including 01 Vietnamese member);
-  NETPAC Jury Board (03 members, including 01 Vietnamese member)
12. Insurance:
Copies of films selected for the HANIFF will be insured throughout the period in which they are in the Festival’s custody.
In case of loss or damage of the films, the Festival will reimburse an amount, which is not excess the standard value of a copy made in a Vietnamese lab.
13. Other provisions:
- Ownership and archiving rights of submission materials for Hanoi International Film Festival.
Hanoi International Film Festival holds the right to keep all the film discs for preview and related materials for archiving at the Hanoi International Film Festival office. Hanoi International Film Festival also holds the right to transfer all these materials to a library which will preserve them in original formats while building a digital storage system for reference use. Hanoi International Film Festival will not release any film without written consent of the legitimate copyright holders.
- Screenings
Screenings of particular film in proper programs and date during the Hanoi International Film Festival will be scheduled by festival Organizing Committee. When being selected, the film will not be allowed to withdraw from the Hanoi International Film Festival or be screened in other places in ASEAN region prior the 5th Hanoi International Film Festival, 2018.
14. Terms of compliance:
- The Producers, distributors and authorized representatives of submission films should ensure that they fully comply with the law on film copy right when sending films to the 5th Hanoi International Film Festival.
- Organizer has right to use images, sound, scores and other documents of films for organizing the events within the film festival.
- Individuals and organizations accepting to send the submissions to the film festival have to comply the above regulations of the film festival./.

THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
5th HANOI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

 

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