REGULATIONS TO “BASTAU” (“ORIGINATION”) INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF STUDENT FILMS AND FILM SCHOOLS

“Bastau” International Film Festival of Student Films and Film Schools is held with the purpose of the international cooperation and cultural exchange among the young Eurasian filmmakers with the films from European and Asian countries as well as films from America represented equally.

Festival’s Motto: «Ethnic culture of nations is the binding thread of times».

The festival will be held in the city of Almaty, the largest southern city of the Republic of Kazakhstan – in the midst of the Silk Way. This city remains the unique cultural bridge between East and West. The “Bastau” (“Origination”) Almaty ethno-cultural film festival reveals the individual in culture and vice versa. This formula unites filmmakers and researchers expressing the values of cultures in their uniqueness and variety by means of a film language.

Ethno-cultural cinematography does not escape acute problems but it withdraws from depressive negativism focusing its attention on aesthetics and semantics of the cultural space which is the cradle for the personal fates development.  The films, promoting cultural and racial discrimination, insulting the human dignity and casting a bone between nations are not eligible for the film festival.

The official languages of the festival are Kazakh, Russian and English. The translations made from any other languages shall be presented with Russian or English subtitles.

FESTIVAL ORGANIZATION

“Bastau” International Film Festival of Student Films and Film Schools is held by the General Directorate of “Bastau” International Film Festival, Almaty City Administration, Zhurgenev Academy of Arts, “Tanaris Production Film company” LLP, Turan University, with the support of “Kazakhfilm” JSC named after Shaken Aimanov.

FESTIVAL’S PROGRAM

International competition of feature, documentary and animation short students and debut films (made in 2017-2018)

Retrospective of world-renowned film directors

Out-of-Competition Panorama

Informational Program – round table talks, workshops, press conferences.

The screening schedule is determined by the General Directorate of “Bastau” IFF.

SCREENING FORMAT

International short feature film competition
Only European, Asian and American short length feature films produced in 2017-2018 can participate in the competition of the “Bastau” IFF
Not less than 20 films participate in the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
Films on DVDs  and online screeners are accepted to the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
The copies of the films selected to the festival competition program should be received by the General Directorate of the “Bastau” IFF no later than October 25th, 2018.
Films, selected to the competition program must be provided with English or Russian subtitles.


International short documentary film competition
Only European, Asian and American short documentary films produced in 2017-2018 can participate in the competition of the “Bastau” IFF
Not less than 10 documentary films participate in the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
Films on DVDs and online screeners are accepted to the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
The copies of the films selected to the festival competition program should be received by the General Directorate of the “Bastau” IFF no later than October 25th, 2018.
Films, selected to the competition program must be provided with English or Russian subtitles.

International short animation film competition
Only European, Asian and American short animation films produced in 2017-2018 can participate in the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
Not less than 8 animated films participate in the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
Animated films on DVDs and online screeners are accepted to the competition of the “Bastau” IFF.
The copies of the animated films selected to the festival competition program should be received by the General Directorate of the “Bastau” IFF no later than October 25th, 2018.
Animated films, selected to the competition program must be provided with English or Russian subtitles.

Other programs
Other programs accept films in their original format: DVD, DCP, Bluray and Betacam tapes.
The copies of the films selected to other festival programs should be received by the General Directorate of the “Bastau” IFF no later than October 25th, 2018.

Responsibilities of the Parties
The film, selected to one of the festival’s programs shall not be withdrawn after the official confirmation of its participation.
Each film shall not be screened for more than three times during the festival.
All conditions and terms deem to be mandatory, otherwise, the General Directorate of the “Bastau” IFF reserves the right to exclude the film from festival program.

APPLICATION FORM REGULATIONS

Those who wish to submit the film to the “Bastau” IFF shall fill in the application form and provide a copy of the film on DVD with English or Russian subtitles no later than October 15th, 2018.
Selection of the films shall be carried out by the festival selection committee that finishes its work on the 20th of October, 2018.
Once the film is officially selected, the producers of the films shall forward the following documents to the «Bastau» IFF General Directorate:
• Subtitled cue sheet (dialogue lists) in English or Russian;
• Synopsis, promotional materials, press-releases (if available);
• Information for the Catalogue (information on a director, his/her photo and stills from the film).

LOGISTICS AND PRINT INSURANCE

«Bastau» IFF General Directorate shall cover all expenses with respect to transportation of the films chosen for the competition and other programs to Almaty and back.
The sender of the print must notify the IFF General Directorate of the shipping company name as well as to fax or e-mail a copy of the airway bill.
«Bastau» IFF General Directorate shall cover all expenses pertaining storage and insurance of the film prints selected to the Festival programs.

COMPETITION PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The screening of the film in the competition of the «Bastau» IFF requires the possible attendance of one representative of the competition film at the festival (the director, producer, actor/actress).
Travel expenses as well as accommodation for the representatives are covered by the «Bastau» IFF General Directorate.


GUESTS TO THE FESTIVAL

«Bastau» IFF General Directorate deals with the matters regarding the guests’ invitation, terms and provisions of the Festival attendance and accreditation.
Conditions of the guests’ attendance shall be specified in their individual invitation cards.

Guest accreditation applications shall be submitted to the «Bastau» IFF General Directorate before the 30th of October, 2018.

JURY

The International Jury and Students Jury are formed for the evaluation of competition films.
Travel expenses to Almaty and back as well as accommodation of jury members are covered by the «Bastau» IFF General Directorate.
Jury members must not include individuals who participated in the production or commercial exploitation of the films screened in competition.


AWARDS

The International Jury of the competition award the “Bastau” IFF statuettes and diplomas:

Grand-Prix for the Best Film

Special Jury Prize

Prize for the Best Male Role

Prize for the Best Female Role

Prize for the Best Cinematography

Prize for the Best Script

Students Jury Grand-prix for the Best film

CONCLUDING PROVISIONS

Festival attendees shall abide by all clauses of these regulations.

ADDRESS AND CONTACT DETAILS

«Bastau» IFF General Direction Board
050057, Almaty, 73A Tiumiryazev Str

"TANARIS PRODUCTION"
Tel/fax: +7 (727) 2752545

EMAIL: festivalbastau@gmail.com