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Sarajevo City of Film 2017 directors application

How to apply 

The terms and conditions of participation

1. General guidelines

• The Sarajevo City of Film 2017 Call for entries has been announced on August 12th 2017. All Sarajevo Talents Sarajevo participants from the past five years are eligible for applying.


• The application will be borne mainly by the project director, who will also have been a participant of one of the last five editions of the Talents Sarajevo

• Along with the director, the applying team must also include two other associates from a different area of expertise in film (actor/actress, DoP, editor, screenwriter), who will be named as participants in the application and who were also participants of one of the last five editions of the Talents Sarajevo

• The members of the applying team must, as a whole, reside in at least two different countries

• The director submitting the application can apply with only one project 

• The actors are allowed to participate in more than one project

• The members of the applying team cannot be changed without prior consultation with and the approval of the Sarajevo Film Festival

• The screenplays submitted for the call must be low-budget short narrative films, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes

• The films selected for the grants will be produced in Sarajevo

• The filming process should not last longer than 3 shooting days

• The post-production of the selected films cannot take place outside Sarajevo even in the case that the director and his/her team can secure postproduction services elsewhere without incurring any production charges

• All selected projects will be provided with a producer and production team selected by Sarajevo Film Festival

• The completed films will have to be subtitled in either English or Bosnian (depending of the language of the film)


• The director of the selected film and his/her project team will not be allowed to obtain additional financial support for the realization of the film. Sarajevo Film Festival retains the right to provide additional funding for realization of the project Sarajevo City of Film and engage in coproduction

• The members of the project team (i.e. participants of one of last five editions of Talents Sarajevo) agree to be involved in the realization of the film without any financial compensation

• Sarajevo Film Festival retains the right to select the members of the project’s creative team (apart from the director and the members of his/her project team i.e. the Talent Campus alumni) who will be working on the selected film projects

• The director submitting a film project for participation may add to the creative team two other members who were not participants of the Talents Sarajevo. These members agree to be involved in the realization of the film for compensation agreed by the Sarajevo Film Festival 
      
• Projects receiving the grants of the Sarajevo City of Film Fund, in the maximum amount of EUR 15,000.00, may use the provided funds to cover production and postproduction expenses incurred in Sarajevo, as well as the accommodation and traveling expenses incurred during the project preparation and implementation phase in Sarajevo

• The Sarajevo Film Festival retains all copyright to the produced films, as well as the right to host the premiere screening of the winning films and their subsequent distribution

• Director will sign the declaration of copyright- a written confirmation on granting the rights on film to Sarajevo Film Festival

• The Sarajevo Film Festival retains the right to call specific authors to participate in the Sarajevo City of Film grant scheme

• Only Sarajevo Film Festival / Obala Art Centar has the right to import realized films into the IMDB and similar databases

• Actors involved in the realization of Sarajevo City of Film films, coming from outside of Sarajevo, will receive a daily allowance of 15 EUR

• Directors involved in realization of Sarajevo City of Film films, coming from outside of Sarajevo, will receive food coupons in the daily amount of 15 EUR for the days of stay in Sarajevo which are not the days of filming


Your application must include the following:



1. APPLICATION PACK 1


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• A film synopsis (max. 2000 characters)

• The screenplay of your film

• A list of project team members who participated in the last five editions of Talents Sarajevo, including the current edition.- 2013-2017 participants

• The names of the 2 members of the creative team who have not taken part in the Talents Sarajevo (if selected by the director)

• The biographies of all the members of the team who have participated in the Talents Sarajevo

• The biographies, filmographies of 2 members of the creative team who have not participated in the Talents Sarajevo (if selected by the director)

• A statement of motivation, outlining your inspiration for working on this project

• Directors have to send in a sample of their work. Previews or showreels are not accepted, only complete short films.

• Directors also have to send in sample of work for 2 members of the creative team who have not taken part in the Talents Sarajevo (if selected by the director)


Sarajevo City of Film 2017 Producers Workshop


 

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How To apply


SCF Producers workshop is intended for young professionals who took part as producers in one of the five previous editions of the Talents Sarajevoes, including the current edition. Participation in this workshop gives one the opportunity for practical work on realization of short films which will be filmed within the project Sarajevo City of Film. The Selection board will select participants for this workshop which will take part in the process of production of all short feature films as assistants from the domain of line production.

Concrete obligations will be assigned on the basis of real needs of production, interviews, and letters of motivation by the participants. Participants will be awarded the producers credit on all the films they worked on.


The terms and conditions of participation

• The call for entries is open for young film professionals who participated in one of the last five editions of the Talents Sarajevo as producers.

• Successful applicants will spend minimum of 8 weeks in Sarajevo and will be included in the preproduction, production and the postproduction of the films


• SCF will cover the travel costs, provide accommodation, and a weekly allowance of 100 EUR


• Producers selected to participate in Sarajevo City of Film 2017 Producers Workshop have to bring personal laptop to work with during the 8 weeks in Sarajevo


• The producers will not be allowed to obtain additional financial support for the realization of the film. Sarajevo Film Festival retains the right to provide additional funding for realization of the project Sarajevo City of Film and engage in coproduction

• After receiving the applications, selection board will select 10 producers for the interview and then make a final selection of  up to 3 producers who will be involved in realization of Sarajevo City of Film 2017 projects


Your on-line application must include the following:


• CV
• Motivation letter


Contact:

Dina Ćerić

dina.ceric@sff.ba

Sarajevo Film Festival
Zelenih beretki 12/1
71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina