ARCHITECTURE FILM FESTIVAL LONDON 2017

FEATURE & SHORT FILM COMPETITION

 

ARCHITECTURE+FILM”

 

Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)

How do I submit?

Upload the film to the site:

https://www.clickforfestivals.com/london-architecture-film-festival

Is there any submission fee?

ArchFilmFestival London does not charge for submission, but the submission platform we use charges €3 per film.

Who can submit?

Filmmakers from all backgrounds and nationalities, above the age of 18, are invited to submit films.

I am not certain if my film addresses the theme of the competition: ARCHITECTURE+FILM?

Architecture, cities and/or our built environment should play a role in the films, but how this is done and to what extent, is up for interpretation. It is up to each filmmaker to interpret the competition theme as she/he wishes, and we are looking forward to being both surprised and challenged.

What are the categories of the competition?

  • Documentary (Feature Length, max 120min)
  • Fiction (Short, max 30min)
  • Experimental (Short, max 30min)
  • ‘From Above’ (Short, Max 30min), open to films providing a birds view; e.g. aerial or drone footage.

What is the category ‘From Above’?

‘From Above’ is a category specifically dedicated to films providing a birds view, e.g. where aerial or drone footage are being used, digitally or not. The entire film must not use this techniques. It is up to each filmmaker to interpret and explore the theme ‘from above’ as she/he wishes. We are looking forward to being both surprised and challenged abotu how we look at our built environment from above.

What if my film is longer than the maximum length listed in the categories?

ArchFilmFest London will not consider films that do not fulfill basic requirements as listed in the general rules and requirements.

What format should my film be submitted in?

All films must meet minimum technical requirements of minimum high definition (HD 1080×720) and upload the film in H.264/MPEG-4. This will be the only accepted format.

ArchFilmFest London will not consider films that do not fulfill basic requirements as listed in the general rules and requirements.

What language should my film have?

Feature and short films will be accepted with audio in any language, but if the language of the film is not English, the film must have English subtitles. Should the film be officially selected for the ArchFilmFest London Competition, you would be asked to send a copy of the film with English subtitles, or send us the subtitle file (SRT) by email. All selected films will be informed of this requirement by email. ArchFilmFest London will not translate, dub or subtitled any film.

ArchFilmFest London will not consider films that do not fulfill basic requirements as listed in the general rules and requirements.

How many films can I submit?

Please do not submit more than 2 films per category, each film to be registered separately. ArchFilmFest London will not consider films that do not fulfill basic requirements as listed in the general rules and requirements.

When should the film be made?

Only films produced between 2013 – 2017 will be considered. ArchFilmFest London will not consider films that do not fulfill basic requirements as listed in the general rules and requirements.

When will I hear back about the shortlist?

Both shortlisted and unsuccessful candidates will be notified by 1 May 2017.

My film has been shortlisted and I wish to come to London for the screening, are there any travel bursaries available?

Although we hope all shortlisted filmmakers will be able to join us in London, ArchFilmFest London does not have any travel bursaries available. If you do manage to make it to London, we will be very excited to meet you. In addition to attending the screening of your own work, we further wishes to invite you to a wide range of exciting events at the festival, as will be discussed in due time with shortlisted candidates.

Must I own the exhibition rights to my submission?

Entrants declare that the film submitted is their own and that its public screening rights have not been transferred to third parties. Entrants assume all liability for any claim or demand by third parties, administrative, judicial or of other nature, concerning intellectual property or screening rights of the submitted film. Film submission implies that entrants hold all necessary rights to screen the entered film publicly, and are authorized to grant and does hereby grant said rights to ArchFilmFest London, for the film exhibition in the Festival.

Entrants grant the exhibition of film clips of their work, for promotional purposes of the festival, to be broadcast in any media, and the publications of the submitted film stills, in online or print form. This screening rights assignment to the Festival will not imply, for the entrant, in any form whatsoever, loss of copyright of the submitted film.

Architectural Film Festival London will not be responsible for unexpected events that could impede the realization of the festival and its activities, such as the screening of the films of the competition. By submitting your film to the Competition, you attest that you have read, understood and accepted these rules and guidelines.