10. PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL

10-12 November, 2016


Festival Rules


I. GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1

The PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL shows domestic and international silent films of all genres or the films of authors who are willing to remove the audio background of their film in a competition programme. The Festival’s organisers will provide a sound accompaniment to each film which will offer the audience a special experience.

II. PROGRAMME COUNCIL

Article 2

Every year the organisers will form a Programme Council for the needs of that year’s Festival. The Programme Council is responsible for compiling the competition and side programme. Programme decisions are made in agreement with the Festival’s organisers and in accordance with the financial possibilities.

Every year a Selection Commission will be formed to select the films for the competition programme and choose the best film in the competition programme. The Selection Commission is required to watch the films twice, in order to make their selection and to choose the best film. The Selection Commission is established by the Festival’s Programme Council.

The best film in the competition programme is awarded the Brcko Grand Prize.

The Audience Award is made by the audience by completing voting forms.

III. PROGRAMME AND CONDITIONS FOR SUBMISSION

Article 3

Films may be submitted by directors, producers, institutions or other legal persons with representation rights to the films. Only films which have no audio component may participate in the Festival. Films should be submitted via the Festival’s website. Films should be submitted via mail to the Festival’s address (DVD screener readable in all regions), Vimeo (https://vimeo.com/) or Dropbox (https://www.dropbox.com/).

There is no charge for submitting a film.

IV. SENDING FILMS

Article 4

Sending via mail:

Films should be sent to the following address:

PSSST! SILENT FILM FESTIVAL
Trešnjevka Cultural Centre
Park Stara Trešnjevka 1
10 000 Zagreb
CROATIA

All postal costs will be borne by the sender. The submitted DVDs will not be returned.

Sending via Vimeo or Dropbox:

The link and user information for downloading the film should be sent via e-mail  pssst.silent.film@gmail.com. The requested film format is mp4.

The organiser is obliged to preserve all submitted films in the Festival’s archive and to use them exclusively for documentary, educational and cultural purposes. If the organiser should lose or damage a copy, he is responsible for covering the material and labour costs of making a new projection or archive copy.

The Selection Commission retains the right to refuse a copy which is of poor technical quality or in a format different from that stated above which could cause problems during projection.

The deadline for submitting films for the competition programme is 15. October 2016.

V. DIRECTORS’ GUEST APPEARANCES

Article 5

Directors with films entered in the competitive programme of the Festival will be invited to be the Festival’s guests. The Festival organisers will contact the directors.

VI. CONCLUDING PROVISIONS

Article 6

These rules are written in Croatian and in English. In the event of a lack of clarity, the Croatian version will be used as the starting point in interpreting the text. Any points that are not covered by these rules will be considered directly by the Festival organisers. All participants in the Festival will abide by these rules.