Submit 2017

The deadline for entries will be the 30th of June 2017.

Conditions of partizipation
The most important in brief:
Films can be  submitted by young filmmakers age 16 to 27. There are no restrictions on genre, topic and length of film.
To submit films for the Festival 2017 is possible until 30th of June 2017. Please use the portal filmfestivals4u.net  (There you can submit your films also to other festivals.)
We accept DVDs, BluRays, USB-Sticks, SD-Cards or download-links. For download we accept files  in mpeg4, or h264, they shouldn’t exceed 120 MB per minute of video. Download-links have to be valid until the end of the festival. We don’t accept links without possibility for a download (Youtube is accepted if there are no restrictions of rights). We don’t accept links for download, where it is necessary to register the REC Filmfestival to any provider (for example „Dropbox“).

Here are the details:

Regulations 2017
REC Internationales Junges Filmfestival
takes place from the 20th to the 24th of September 2017.
We invite all young filmmakers to take part in the REC-Filmfestival Berlin. Everyone from age 16 to 27 who has made films – on his own or in a group – is welcome to participate in the REC-Filmfestival Berlin. The age of the filmmaker in the year of origin of the production matters. Multiple entries are allowed, provided that the film was made between 2015 and 2017. There is no thematic or formal restriction, nor limit of length. The films should be in english language or english subtitled. (For submitting an english dialog list will also do, but for screening we need an english version or english subtitles.) We do not charge entry fee.

Submit every film on a separate DVD, BluRay, USB-Stick or SD-Card, signed with film title and your name, accompanied by the completed entry form until the 30th of June 2017. Fill in the entry form at: filmfestivals4u.net print it out, sign it and enclose it with each film entered. Send it with your film to:

REC Filmfestival Berlin
c/o Medienzentrum Clip
Postfach 303248
D-10729 Berlin
Germany

Also it is possible, after submitting your data at filmfestivals4u.net, to provide your films as downloads. Deadline is also the 30th of June 2017.

Viewing copies and download-links
Download-links have to be valid until the end of the festival. We don’t accept links without possibility for a download (Youtube is accepted if there are no restrictions of rights). We don’t accept links for download, where it is necessary to register the REC Filmfestival to any provider (for example „Dropbox“).
Alternatively you can make an upload here (max size per file: 2GB):
https://www.hidrive.strato.com/upl/Yoi4WO5W
For viewing we need standard-files like mpeg4, or h264. The files shouldn’t exceed 120 MB per minute of video. If we will select the film for the program and we need a higher resolution, we will contact you.)

Text and descriptions
The text you give us as film description will be used for the catalogue. This text must not be longer than 1100 charakters. Our editorial department reserves the right to cut or edit the text.

Postage
All postage for all submissions of preview material to the REC-Filmfestival must be paid by the submitter. Preview copies will not be returned. All shipments from non European Union member states must be sent with a customs declaration on the packaging stating the following: „For temporary, cultural purposes only – no commercial value“.

Rights
By submitting a film the presenter declares to be the owner of the rights in the work submitted. The presenter accepts that the data of the films will be published (for example in catalogue and program) and that a short film scene could be published for festival-presentations (for example in a festival-trailer).
All declarations concerning the film and its producer (for example age of filmmaker and year of producing) have to be true. If that is not the case, the decisions of the selection committee and the jury can be retracted.
With the submitting form and the signature the presenter accepts the regulations.

Jury and awards
An independent committee will preselect the films taking part in the competition. The competition is international, differed in two age groups: 16 to 20 and 21 to 27. A jury will award the three best films with an award.
All decisions by the pre-selection jury and the festival jury are final and may not be contested. Film makers whose entries have been selected for competition will be informed by email only. Therefore, please make sure to provide a valid email address with your submission. If the producers of awarded films are not present at the awarding ceremony, they will be informed by email. If money is combined with the award, it will not be paid, if the winner is not present at the awarding ceremony (if the expenditures for travelling are reasonable, for example for participants from Berlin and Berlin-region).

Accommodation
For every film that will be in our program we can offer free accommodation for one filmmaker during the festival. For further guests we can arrange cheap accommodation on request.

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Organizer of the festival:
The REC Filmfestival is hosted by the „Jugend- and Familienstiftung des Landes Berlin“, the non-profit association „outreach gGmbH – Projekt Network“, and the non-profit association „PUMA e.V.“ with it’s mediacenter „Clip“ (c/o WIM e.V., Crellestrasse 19/20, 10783 Berlin, Germany).
The association Puma e.V.  is registred with the number: 10027 Nz at the Amtsgericht Berlin Charlottenburg (local district court).