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Rules & Terms

Film Festival

1. PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:

This is an online Festival and the projects submitted to the Festival for consideration can be applied to a single main category (Short Film, Feature Film, Music Video, Web Series, and 1 Minute Film). Please select the category that best fits your project. The Festival reserves the right to determine the eligibility of any project for any Festival program or delivery category.
 

2. PRESENTATION GUIDELINES:

Presentations are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.
You can send more than one project, as also previous projects that were not selected. You cannot send a project that was part of the Official Selection of a previous edition of the festival.
Duration: Feature Films over 60 minutes; Half-Length Film: between 30min and 60min, Short Films, Students Short films and Virtual Reality under 30min; Music Videos under 10 minutes, 1 minute films less than 60 seconds and Web series: 180min.

 

3. Language (SUBTITLE POLICY)
The film can be in any language. However, if it is not in English, the film must have English subtitles.
All artists must respect all deadlines before and after the selection.

4. PROGRAMMING:

Only the winners will be displayed in the Dubai events section.

At the end of the selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided in the submission form to notify about the acceptance status of the Project. The Festival rejects any responsibility and will not be responsible for any lack of contact with the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided is correct throughout the Festival selection period.

The Festival has no obligation to provide the Applicant or any other Project representative with any comments or returns on the submitted Project, any information related to the way the Project is, will be or was reviewed; any view that the Festival or any of the Project reviewers may have regarding the Project; Any reason why the Project, if not accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information related to the process of review, consideration and/or selection of the Festival regarding the Project specifically or presentations generally beyond the information established in these Rules and Regulations.

5. SELECTION AND JURY COMMITTEE:

The Selection Committee will consist of national and foreign people recognized in the world of cinema and culture. The Festival Directorate will appoint the members of the Official Jury who will assign the Official Awards to the competing sections. People who participated in the production or promotion of any of the films of the competition will not be eligible as jurors. In case of parity or controversies between the selected films, the President of the Jury will be in charge of the final decision on them. The decisions of the jury will be UNAPPEALABLE.
Also, filmmakers are responsible for complying with all the necessary guidelines and deadlines to guarantee the highest quality of their film.

6. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

By submitting your project, you accept the terms and conditions of the Festival and authorize it to be shown at the event if selected.
All the above information will replace any other guide associated with the Festival. The Festival has the right to perform interpretations in any case not considered in these rules and regulations and may make exceptions as long as it is justified. The Festival Management will review unforeseen cases. Whenever a dispute arises over the interpretation of any of the articles in these rules and regulations, the resolution document will be the original and will be in English.

A submitted project implies a total agreement with this document. Failure to comply with any of these articles may result in denying the participation of a project in the Festival.
The Dubai Festival  has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any part of the guidelines at any time without prior notice.

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