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FIDBA is the first International Documentary Film Festival in Argentina, a space where cinema of the real, films with the same vocation, dialogue with one another and address the diversity of forms and particular tasks that take reality as material. From this premise, the FIDBA is planned as an annual event in which they will present a selection of new directors, revisit the films of prominent authors and will recover works and films unknown to mainstream audiences.

FIDBA also aims to be a meeting place for authors to widen our perception of reality and ways of expressing it and thinking it out through film, but also the arts, new media formats and new narratives ranging from photography to instalations, from documentary theater to transmedia storytelling, not to mention the intersections between reality and fiction. The Festival is open, in short, to all documentary works that are a reflection and an effort to understand reality.

Facing a market that prevails and makes all relations a part of a great show, documentary film maintains and reaffirms its character, for making every moment and letting rule for things not easily controlled, must necessarily invent forms for always unresolved issues: the documentary is unable to reduce the world to a previous device. And though the procedures are provided, and by nature, insecure, unstable and fragile, that is exactly their strength and driving force: to be there to allow the construction of new maps and to explore over those that are not entirely known to us yet.


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FIDBA - International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires , Argentina

Festival
Festival presentation: 

FIDBA is the first International Documentary Film Festival in Argentina, a space where cinema of the real, films with the same vocation, dialogue with one another and address the diversity of forms and particular tasks that take reality as material. From this premise, the FIDBA is planned as an annual event in which they will present a selection of new directors, revisit the films of prominent authors and will recover works and films unknown to mainstream audiences.

 

FIDBA also aims to be a meeting place for authors to widen our perception of reality and ways of expressing it and thinking it out through film, but also the arts, new media formats and new narratives ranging from photography to instalations, from documentary theater to transmedia storytelling, not to mention the intersections between reality and fiction. The Festival is open, in short, to all documentary works that are a reflection and an effort to understand reality.

 

Facing a market that prevails and makes all relations a part of a great show, documentary film maintains and reaffirms its character, for making every moment and letting rule for things not easily controlled, must necessarily invent forms for always unresolved issues: the documentary is unable to reduce the world to a previous device. And though the procedures are provided, and by nature, insecure, unstable and fragile, that is exactly their strength and driving force: to be there to allow the construction of new maps and to explore over those that are not entirely known to us yet.

Festival Nickname: 
FIDBA
Edition: 
4
Festival Logo: 
FIDBA
Theme: 
Adult
Adventure
African Films
American Films
Animation
Arabic Films
Art, Dance, Music
Art-house films
Asian Films
Awards
Black Culture Films
British Films
Children
Comedy
Crime
Digital
Documentary
Education
Environnement/Nature
European Films
Family
Fantasy/Science Fiction
Flash
French Films
German Films
Health/Medical
Historical
Homosexuality
Horror films
Human Rights
Independent
International
Italian Films
Japanese Films
Jewish Films
Latin American Films
Market
Multimedia
Music
National
Religious films
Romance
Science
Seminar
Senior
Silent films
Spanish Films
Sport
Student films
Television
Thriller
Underground
War
Western
Women
Youth/Teen
not specified
Category/Format: 
Digital / DVD
Documentaries
Experiment
Independant
Industrial
Mixed
Short films
Student film
Video / TV
Work-In-Progress
Festival Info
Price info: 
Non profit film festival with free entrance
Opening hours: 
10 AM
Last attendance: 
25000
Number of journalists: 
54
Next Festival Dates: 
06/26/2017 - 07/06/2017
Is the Festival open to the public ?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a market?: 
Yes
Does the Festival have a competition ?: 
Yes
Festival Submission
Film submission fee: 
Payment
Film submission amount: 
Early birds submissions :U$S 10 (shortfilms) / U$S 20 (Feature Films)
Submission accepted on Fest21.com: 
No
Film call for entry start day: 
10/01/2016
Film call for entry deadline: 
02/28/2017

FIDBA Rules and Regulations 2017

 

1- General Terms

 

The 4th International Documentary Film Festival of Buenos Aires will be held in the City of Buenos Aires, Argentina from June 26 to July 6, 2017.
 

REGISTRATION:

 

1.2- Eligibility

Submissions are open to Argentine and foreign documentary feature and short  length films,  All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

 

1.3- Sections

The program of the Festival will include competition sections. Submitters will choose the apropriate section for the film, but  this can be changed if the  Selection Comitee finds it necessary.

 

1.4- Entry

 

Submissions should be done through Withoutabox.com or Festhome Plattform. Once the entry form is completed, it wil be legally considered as a sworn statement and as a testimony of the producer's knowledge and acceptance of the present Rules.

 

 

1.5- Participation

 

Participation in the Festival entails the acceptance of the present Rules.

Once submitted and selected, a film cannot be removed from the Festival lineup.

All people related to the selected films agree not to make public their participation until the lineup is announced by FIDBA.

 

2- Competitions

 

a) International Feature Films Competition

             For national and International films over 60 minutes length.

 

b) International Short Films Competition

            For national and International films no Longer than 30 minutes length.

 

c) International Music Documentary Feature Films Competition

            For national and international Music Documentary Films over 60 minutes length.

 

d) International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition

            For national and internationalFilms over 60 minutes length with  an enviromental related theme.

 

e) International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition

            For nacional and International films over 60 minutes length with Sports related theme.

 

f) Argentinian Panorama :

             Only for  Argentinian Documentary Feature Films  screened during 2016.

 

 

g) “Opera Prima” International Competition

            For nacional and International First Documentary Feature films.

 

 

Argentinian films will be included in this competitions, but should be registered in the International Feature Films Competition (Argentinian submissions) or International Short Film Competition (Argentinian submissions).

The Selection Comitee will be able to add, remove or modify the competitions if it finds it necessary.

 

   

3- Awards

 

International Documentary Feature Films competition :

1st Place 
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

 

International Documentary Short Films Competition :

1st Place 
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $2500

 

International Music Documentary Feature Films

1st Place 
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

 

International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition                 

1st Place 
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

 

International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition

1st Place 
Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

 

“Argentinian Panorama” Competition

1st Place

Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

 

“ Opera Prima” Competition

1st Place

Fidba Award statuette, diploma and $ 5000

 

 

(Prizes are expressed in Argentine Pesos)

 

The Jury may propose up to three special mentions per category.

 

3.2- Mention of Participation

The producers and distributors of films participating in the Competitions shall include the phrase “Selección Oficial Internacional”/“International Official Selection”, in all their film advertising and press material, using the logo of the Festival. This commitment applies to both theatre releases and DVD and Blu-ray releases.

The producers and distributors of award-winning films shall mention such award(s) in all their film advertising and press material, using the logo of the Festival. This commitment applies to both theatre releases and DVD and Blu-ray releases.

The logo will be available on the Festival’s website.

 

 

4- Submission Information and Materials Required for the Selection Process

 

4.1- Required Materials

 

Completed Entry form at Festhome or Withoutabox: a link to the film for online viewing ( sucha as vimeo, youtube, etc).

Films must have Spanish or English Subtitles if  it is not spanish spoken.

Please fill every single gap in the Entry form.

Don`t forget to indicate if the work is a final cut, a rough cut or a work in progress.

 

 

4.2- Submission deadlines and Entry Fees;

 

International Documentary Feature Films competition, International Music Documentary Feature Films, International Feature Films With an Enviromental Theme Competition, International Sports Feature Documentary films Competition

                 

 

-EARLYBIRD DEADLINE : November 30, 2016

 

Standard Fee            U$S 20.00            Student Fee            U$S 15.00

 

-REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2017

 

Standard Fee            U$S 30.00            Student Fee            U$S 25.00                       

 

 

-LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2017

 

Standard Fee            U$S 50.00            Student Fee             U$S 45.00           

 

 

International Documentary Short Films Competition

 

-       EARLYBIRD DEADLINE  November 30, 2016

Standard Fee            U$S 10.00            Student Fee            U$S 9.00           

 

-       REGULAR DEADLINE : January 30, 2017

Standard Fee            U$S 15.00            Student Fee            U$S 13.00           

 

-       LATE DEADLINE : February 28, 2017

Standard Fee            U$S 25.00            Student Fee            U$S 20.00           

 

The selection committee is under no obligation to view films submitted after the deadline.

 

Argentine Films submission is Free.

 

5- Selected Films

 

5.1- Catalogue

With the purpose of issuing an accurate catalogue, the Festival requires, for each selected film, a duly completed entry form and the following materials: film synopsis, director's biography and filmography, one film still, and the full artistic and technical credits. The required materials shall be submitted as soon as possible upon acceptance of the invitation to participate in the Festival and before the deadline, which will be duly notified.

Editorial decisions are entirely at the discretion of the Festival.

 

 

5.2- Excerpts for Promotional Purposes

The Festival may use excerpts from national or foreign films – with a maximum length of 3 minutes – for promotional purposes (excerpts from short films used promotionally will not exceed 10% of their total running time).

Should a producer fail to submit the required film excerpts, the Festival may copy one or more fragments from the movie for promotional use during the Festival.

For promotion of the Festival lineup and each of the selected films, the Festival may upload digital photos of films and film clips (of a maximum of 3 minutes) onto the Festival's website.

 

5.3- Video Library

 

The selected films will be available on the Festival’s online Video Library for a predetermined period of time. The video library is only accessible to Festival accredited press members and guests. By entering the Festival, rights holders give permission for their films to be included in the video library, unless stated otherwise on their entry form.

For these purposes, the producers of films in the Festival lineup shall provide extra copies in the format that will be duly specified.

 

5.4- Screening Schedule

The film programming and the screening days and times are decided by the Festival Organizers.

 

5.5- Screening Format

Festival screening formats are:  

MOV (Codec H.264) File.

Maximum Bitrate : 12 mbps

Stereo

 

The submission of works in other video formats requires the authorization of the Festival.

Once the screening format has been informed to the Festival Organizers, it may not be changed.

 

5.6- Language and Subtitles

Selected films will be screened in their original version.

 

Foreign Films:

A Spanish-subtitled screening copy is preferred if available. If this should not be the case, a dialogue list (with time codes) in English will be required.

Screening copies should have no subtitled printed on.

 

Argentine Films:

An English-subtitled screening copy is preferred if available. If no English-subtitled copy should be available, the Festival may request a list of the script lines in English (with time codes). 

 

7- About These Rules

Participation in the Festival entails the acceptance of the present Rules. In the event of any conflict (concerning the organization or operation) not covered in these regulations, it will be resolved by the Festival Organizers.

 

Festival Organization
Name: 
Observatorio Fundation
Address: 
Sarmiento 2037
City: 
Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires
Zip code: 
C1044AAE
Country: 
Argentina

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