Official Selection

FERATUM FILM FESTIVAL

CALL FOR ENTRIES NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION AND FEATURE FILM 2017

CALL FOR ENTRIES

FERATUM FILM FESTIVAL call for entries for Mexican and International Short Films and Feature Films, inviting all fantasy genre productions: Horror, Fantasy, Sci.Fi and derivative subgenres.
The selected Films will be included in the following sections, to discretion of the committee:
MEXICAN PRODUCTION
ALUCARDA SECTION
Mexican Feature Film Competition
Mexican Short Film Competition
– Fiction
– Animated
Mexican Animated Feature and Documentary Showcase – No competition
Mexican Fiction and Animated Short Film Showcase – No competition
MICHOACAN MONARCA SECTION
Competition of Michoacan Short Films
INTERNATIONAL SECTION
International Fiction Feature Film Competition
International Short Film Competition
– Fiction
– Animated
International DocumentaryShowcase – No competition
IBEROAMERICAN SECTION
Iberoamerican Fiction Feature Film Competition
Iberoamerican Documentary Showcase – No competition

RULES OF PARTICIPATION
GENERAL BASES
A. FERATUM FILM FEST will take place from October 12th to the 15th, of 2017.
B. FERATUM propels quality Fantasy cinema, and aims to promote filmmakers, looking for new exhibition spaces, broadcasting and distribution.
C. Films for Official Selection and showcase, will be selected by a Selection Committee, whose decision will be unappealable.
D. The call for entries is open from April 10th to June 18th of 2017.
E. Submission for all cinematographic works of Short Films and Feature Films, are open to be selected for FERATUM Official Selection, and contend in different sections and categories, as well as showcases.
F. The works must be registered by directors, producers and/or distributors.
G. All participants must cover registration fees.
H. Participants can register an unlimited number of works, if they fulfill the above narrative genres, mentioned at the beginning of the call.
I. There is no restriction as to the original format in which the work has been performed.
J. Submitted works must have been produced between 2016 and 2017.
K. It is necessary to fill out the registration form and sign acceptance of the rules of the representative of the audiovisual work. The omission of this requirement, may be cause of disqualification.
L. The Selection Committee will resolve all cases that may arise, being its verdict, unappealable.
M. Participants must meet all the requirements of the call, in order to be accepted in the different sections.
N. The FERATUM FILM FEST 2017 Official Selection, will be published on August 13th and August 20th of 2017, in the social networks and the official website of the Festival www.feratumfilmfest.com
O. The selected works may not be withdrawn from competition, under any circumstances, once its participation is accepted.

REGISTRATION

A. Download the registration form for acceptance of the bases. DOWNLOAD HERE.

B. Registration should only be made through the following platforms:

• FESTHOME : www.festhome.com

• REELPORT: www.reelport.com

• MOVIBETA :www.movibeta.com

* Any registration not made through the aforementioned platforms, will not be taken into account.

C. Send an email to feratumentries@gmail.com with the following information:
• Registration sheet signed and scanned.
• 2 stills of the Project .jpg (300 dpi) format
• Poster of the film in .jpg (300 dpi)
• Picture of Director in .jpg (300 dpi)
• Specify through which platform the film was sent.
• NOTE: VIMEO and Private YOUTUBE may be accepted, only if it has already been registered on the mentioned platforms. A password with expiration on October 15th, 2017, will be required.

D. MICHOACAN MONARCA SECTION: Only Short Films made by people born or living in the State of Michoacan, or produced in the same State at least in its 80%, will be accepted. It will be taken into account, that the Short Film has locations representative of the municipalities of Michoacan, mention of the traditions, legends, stories or popular culture of the State.

E. Lenght of the films.
• Feature Films must have a length larger than 60 minutes, but must not exceed 120 minutes.
• Short Films must have a length larger than 2 minutes, but must not exceed 20 minutes.

F. Registration fees.

ALUCARDA / MICHOACAN MONARCA SECTIONS – MEXICAN PRODUCTION

1. The registration fee for Mexican Short Film and Feature Film, will be free within the first stage of the call (from April 10th to May 31th, 2017).
2. Films delivered within the 2nd. stage of the call (from June 1st to June 18th, 2017), must pay the following registration fees:
– Registration fee for Feature Films: $15 US Dollars.
– Registration fee for Short Films: $8 US Dollars.

INTERNATIONAL AND IBEROAMERICAN SECTIONS

1. Registration fee for Feature Films: $15 US Dollars.
2. Registration fee for Short Films: $8 US Dollars.

FILM REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTION

A. The final formats of exhibition will be exclusively: Blu-Ray, Apple ProRes 422 HQ (1920 x 1080 23.97 fps) NTSC, QuickTime H264 24fps file.
B. Any work done in another language which is not Spanish, must be subtitled in it.
C. Send trailer of the film.
D. The deadline to submit all the copies for exhibition and promotion materials of the selected films, is July 7th, 2017.
E. FERATUM FILM FEST will use fragments or trailer of the selected films, for online promotion.
F. The selected works will be part of FERATUM TOUR, and national and international alternate showcases of the festival, with prior authorization from those responsible of the work.
G. The date of postmark will be taken into account.

Note. INTERNATIONAL AND IBEROAMERICAN SECTION: International mailings by post mail, must specify that the content is exclusively for cultural purposes and without commercial value.

FERATUM AWARDS

The films part of the Official Selection in Competition Sections, will be candidates for the FERATUM AWARDS.

INTERNATIONAL – IBEROAMERICAN SECTION

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

FICTION FEATURE FILM
• BRONZE NOSFERATU Best International Film 2017
• FERATUM TOWER Best Fantasy Film
• FERATUM TOWER Best Horror Film
• FERATUM TOWER Best Sci-Fi Film

FICTION SHORT FILMS
• FERATUM TOWER Best Fiction International Short Film

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
• FERATUM TOWER Best International Animated Short Film

IBEROAMERICAN COMPETITION

FICTION FEATURE FILM
• FERATUM TOWER Best Latinoamerican Fiction Feature Film

ALUCARDA SECTION – MEXICAN PRODUCTION

FICTION FEATURE FILM
• BRONZE NOSFERATU Best Mexican Feature Film 2017
• FERATUM TOWER Best Mexican Fantasy Film
• FERATUM TOWER Best Mexican Horror Film
• FERATUM TOWER Best Mexican Sci-Fi Film

ALUCARDA IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
• Alucarda for Best Director
• Alucarda for Best Cinematography
• Alucarda for Best Actress
• Alucarda for Best Actor
• Alucarda for Best Makeup
• Alucarda for Best Visual Effects
• Alucarda for Best Original Music
• Alucarda for Best Screenplay
• Alucarda for Best Creature

FICTION SHORT FILM
• BRONZE NOSFERATU Best Mexican Fiction Short Film

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
• FERATUM TOWER Best Mexican Animated Short Film

ALUCARDA IN THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES:
• Alucarda Best Short Film Director
• Alucarda Best Short Film Cinematography
• Alucarda Best Short Film Actress
• Alucarda Best Short Film Actor
• Alucarda Best Short Film Makeup
• Alucarda Best Short Film Visual Effects
• Alucarda Best Short Film Original Music
• Alucarda Best Short Film Screenplay
• Alucarda Best Short Film Creature

MICHOACAN MONARCA SHORT FILM
• FERATUM TOWER Best Michoacan Short Film

CINEPOLIS SHOWCASE
The winning entries will be selected for screenings held in Cinepolis – Mexico City, and other cities of the Mexican Republic, at the FERATUM TOUR 2017, as well as shows at film clubs and / or festivals, with which FERATUM has an agreement.
JURY AND OPINIONS:
• The jury will consist of renowned filmmakers and fantasy genre specialists, who will be announced at press conferences and on our official website.
• The jury decision will be unappealable, and the prize will be declared deserted, if they do not meet the requirements.
• Any unintended case, will be resolved by the Selection Committee and juries.
• The results of all winners will be announced on Saturday October 14th., at the Closing Night Gala Ceremony in the FERATUM AWARDS 2017.