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Chapter 1 General Provisions
Article 1 Changchun Film Festival China is a national-level film festival authorized by Publicity Department of Communist Party of China. In order to standardize management, the regulations are formulated specially.
Article 2 The purpose of The 14th Changchun Film Festival is Focusing China Movie’s New Generation, Building China Movie’s New Strength. The Theme is New Era, New Cradle, New Power.
Chapter 2 Host and Organizer
Article 3 The 14th Changchun Film Festival is directed comprehensively by State Administration of Film, co-hosted by Central Radio and Television Station and People’s Government of Jilin Province and organized by People’s Government of Changchun, including the following executive units: Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Jilin Province, Propaganda Department of Changchun Municipal Party Committee, Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of Changchun, and Changchun Film Group Limited.
Chapter 3 Range and Conditions
Article 4 The 14th Changchun Film Festival will be held on September 1-8, 2018 in Changchun.
Article 5 Range and conditions for films in competition and panorama:
1. All the studios, producers and distributors of Chinese films can sign up for “Golden Deer Awards” Appraisal.
2. Both domestic and foreign studios, producers and distributors can sign up for the panorama of the Festival.
3. Films submitted to the competition should be outstanding domestic films, which has already achieved its Film Release License and been released between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2018 (Beijing Time). And youths refer to those in production team of the film, who are younger than 45 while shooting. (Production team includes director, screenwriter and major actors.)
4. Films submitted to the panorama should be released within 5 years.
5. The minimum running time of films in competition and panorama is not less than70 minutes.
6. In order to enable Chinese to watch, foreign films in panorama are suggested to be subtitled in Chinese.
Chapter 4 Award and Appraisal
Article 6 “Golden Deer Awards” jury office will organize veterans and professionals in the industry to establish preliminary assessment group, in order to appraise and determine the selected ones. The jury will appraise these selected films and finally determine nominations and winners.
The “Golden Deer Awards” jury consists of celebrities in film field and film professionals, who possess both achievements and authorities. There are altogether seven people in the jury, including one chairman and six judges. No person having taken part in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may be on the jury. The jury is responsible for final appraisal of the selected films. The results will be announced on the Closing Ceremony, i.e. Award Ceremony.
For the winners of “Golden Deer Awards”, bonus, trophy and certificates will be awarded by the Festival jury.
Article 7 “Golden Deer Awards” presenting
1. Award for Best Feature Film: 1
2. Award for Best Youth Director: 1
3. Award for Best Youth Screenwriter: 1
4. Award for Best Youth Actor: 1
5. Award for Best Youth Actress: 1
6. Award for Best Youth Supporting Actor: 1
7. Award for Best Youth Supporting Actress: 1
8. Award for Best Cinematography: 1
9. Award for Best Music: 1
10. Award for Debut Film: 1
Chapter 5 Responsibility and Obligation
The organization or the individual that is willing to take part in the competition and panorama of “Golden Deer Awards” can sign up through letter, telephone, website or email. After receiving the application, the organization committee will inform senders to post related materials. For films in competition and panorama, producer or distributor should provide the following materials according to the time regulated by film entry form:
I. Entry form, artistic resumes of directors and major actors, brief introduction of film, stills, and posters. (Electronic files are required for the above materials and the electronic poster should be up to the size standards of lengthways roll up banner.)
II. The sample for the examination of films in competition and panorama should be DVD and publicity film for award ceremony should be not more than 4 sections. And every section is not more than 3 minutes.
Article 9 No film selected may be withdrawn for any reason from the Festival once it has been selected. It is the responsibility of producers, distributors, or other organizations submitting a film that is to ensure the legitimization of the film for panorama and appraisal. Organization Committee Office of the Festival ensures the film showing in official cinemas during the entire Festival.
Article 10 The organization committee is responsible for the safety of film copy and DVD sample of selected films during the Festival, ensuring its copyright not to be violated. After closing of the Festival, the copy and sample will be returned in regulated time. If there is losing or damaging during the Festival, the Organization Committee Office will bear the costs of copying.
Article 11 The distributor, producer (or director) and main casts of the selected films will be invited to take part in related activities of the Festival.
Article 12 The transport, customs and insurance fees of film copy, including copy of selected film and DVD film sample are undertaken by film sender or copy lender.
For the film in panorama of specified cooperative units, the Festival pays for the following costs: the transport, customs and insurance fees for the prints of selected films; The Festival returns the prints at its own expense, including insurance fee, and pays for the insurance and storage during the period from the receipt of the prints to the return of the prints.
Changchun Film Festival Organization Committee is not responsible for the costs of storage and customs of prints when they are shipped to the airport or destination port after the Festival.
International film sender should send prints by the Festival’s designated delivery service (released later). If prints are sent by other carriers, the Festival Organization Committee shall not pay for the delivery costs, and shall not take any responsibility for any problems.
Article 13 The film copy should be posted according to the specified address and contact informed by the entry.
Entrants in competition and panorama must provide detailed delivery address and contact information.
Article 14 Organization or individual applying for panorama and appraisal in Changchun Film Festival implies adherence to the regulations as here set out.
Chapter 6 Supplementary Provisions
Article 15 Changchun Film Festival Organization Committee is responsible for the interpretation of these regulations.