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19 th International Wildlife Film Festival                        

                                        ALBERT     March 21 -29 , 2009

Regulations 2009


1-      The Festival deals with environmental issues, wildlife, hunting and fishing and is opened to wildlife Film Makers, be they professional or not. Reports, documentaries, fiction or cartoon films made this year or last year are all welcome.


2-      The Festival will take place in Albert’s "Théâtre du Jeu de Paume"                                        from Saturday March  21th to Sunday March 29th , 2009.

 3-      Film selection  

   3.1  Amateur entries : maximum duration  :  20mn


3.2- Please forward the following items before Next  October 30th  to:

                                                                                  Lysiane SEVIN - F.I.F.A

            25, rue Tien-Tsin - 80300   ALBERT -  France   ( tel: (+).33.6 23 81 29 62 )



-Complete script with time code
-A photograph representative of the film.                                                                                           

 -A duly filled entry form

-Entry fees: see below § 3.4


 3.3- DVD sent for selection will remain the property of the Festival’s video library.


 3.4- Entry fees (no charges for TV channels)

The first registration costs 30 euros, the following ones are free.

You’ll receive details for bank transfer just after we’ll have registered your entries.

 3.5- Users’ rights

The applicants allow the Festival to use their work as it is deemed necessary, allowing them :

to show the films, or parts of it, without copyright

to use pictures from them

to have any other right concerning intellectual property.

The film-makers give the Festival’s organisers full authority to translate the dialogues and / or comments of their films so that they can be used during the Festival. Therefore, they guarantee that there will be no appeal against this process.

The film-makers allow the organisers to reproduce the texts, photographs, biographies, filmographies provided and to use their films, or parts of them during the Festival or its promotion.


3.6 - The films which have belonged to a previous selection will not be taken into account.


3.7 - A jury will select the films participating in the final competition. No appeal will be accepted against the jury’s decision.


3.8– Every director will be sent the result of the selection by December.

         4 - Final competition

  4.1- All  the films selected will be presented to a professional and international Jury (with DVD for selection) and shown to a public and school audience (after recording french version).


 4.2- Screening copies to audience:  Either international Version DVD PAL (without text) or BETA SP PAL copies (with text on a separate sound track) will be accepted to make the French version . NTSC copies will be rejected. Please avoid copies with subtitles.   Send everything to:


Lysiane SEVIN - F.I.F.A

 25, rue Tien-Tsin - 80300   ALBERT -  France   ( tel: (+).33.6 23 81 29 62 )

by   Next January 15th


                   4.3- Transport, Customs and Insurance

              Producers will pay for the transport and insurance costs for every copy sent to the Festival. They will also pay for the forwarding agent’s cost at importation and re-exportation.

No claim will be accepted in case of damage during postage to and fro.


   4.4- The Award ceremony will take place on the last Sunday of Festival at 3.30 p.m.

-     Best of all  (1500 €)

-          Best knowledge and discovery for general Wildlife  (1000 €)

-          Best conservation film (1000 €)

-          Best Human/Animal relationship  (500 €)

-          Special Jury Award  (500 €)

-          Best Scientific film  (500 €)

-          Amateur Award  (1000 €) 

-          Audience Award  (500 €) 

-           Special Young Audience Award

The Film Maker (or his representative ) will receive his trophy exclusively during the award ceremony

Other special prizes will be given:

-          Best photography

-          Best Editing

-          Best Story board

-          Best sound track


4.5- An award certificate will be given to each finalist.


5- Selected Film Makers’ accommodation


 Accommodation and meals are provided to each film maker and partner (1 double room) or one representative (1 single room) from last Friday evening to last Sunday lunch of the festival, given that their coming has been duly registered (see participating form if finalist) . 


  Any application implies the full acceptance of the present rules


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