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RULES AND REGULATIONS
For the LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising 2023

Article GENERAL CONDITIONS 
1.1. These Rules and regulations determine the objectives, tasks and procedures of carrying out and implementation of the LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising (hereafter – the Film Festival), its organisational and methodological support, the procedure of film submission and selection of winners. 
1.2. The main idea and mission of ​​the Film Festival is to create a unique platform in order to build up a system in the information space for promoting ideas of social serving, volunteering and charity by film media means of artistic expression. 
1.3. The Founders of the Film Festival are International Centre for Social Innovations “Vector of Friendship”, autonomous non-profit organization "Film Production Development Center" supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Perm Kray, the Ministry of Culture Russian Federation and related partners. Founder of the Film Festival - ANO "Vector Friendship" has a consultative status with Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (since 2014). 
1.4. To resolve current organizational issues, the Founder forms Festival Directorate. 
1.5. The Organising Committee, headed by the Chairwoman of the Organising Committee is the advisory body of the Film Festival. 
1.6. The official website of the Film Festival – www.eng.lampa.film (hereafter – the website of the Film Festival).

2. Article OBJECTIVES AND TASKS OF THE FILM FESTIVAL
2.1. Positioning the role of cinema in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and shaping universal human values ​​in the field of ecology, healthy lifestyle, inclusion development, respectful attitude towards the history and culture of homeland, development of socially important initiatives by children and youth. 
2.2. Developing international cooperation and public diplomacy in the field of social media. 
2.3. Searching for «new heroes» who are capable to commit social deeds and solve significant social issues that set the moral guide.  
2.4. Enhancing the quality of created social advertisement, social video, and short films as well as identifying and rewarding the authors of the most successful entries. 
2.5. Drawing the attention to the most urgent social problems by means of relevant video content, shaping the cinema and information base of video entries. 
2.6. Formation of a cinema-information base of video works for further promotion of social initiatives, volunteerism and charity in Russia and beyond. 
2.7. Formation of conditions for creative and professional collaboration non-profit sector, film industry and socially responsible business. 

3. Article CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION IN THE FILM FESTIVAL 
3.1. Winners of the Film Festival are determined on the basis of the Competitive Selection of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising (hereafter – the Competition).
3.2. The Competition is open to everyone wishing to participate (individually or groups) who submitted all necessary documents in accordance with Rules and regulations of the Competition.
3.3. The entries compliant with the Rules and regulations for the Film Festival are allowed for submission. The year of creation of the film works accepted for the Competition is indicated in Appendix No.1 to these Rules and regulations. 
3.4. One participant (group) may submit to the Competition no more than 3 works in any nominations. 
3.5. The Directorate of the Film Festival has the right not to include any material in the Competition without explaining the reasons.  
3.6. All submissions must follow the regulations of the Russian Federation, including the law of the Russian Federation «On advertising», the law of the Russian Federation «On the mass media», the law of the Russian Federation «On narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances». 
3.7. The materials submitted for the Competition must not contain political propaganda. 
3.8. The Directorate of the Film Festival reserves the right to use entries for non-commercial purposes, submitted to the Competition, before the official announcement of the winners (indicating its author, without royalties). Once materials have been sent, they will not be returned and reviewed. The Directorate of the Film Festival is not responsible for any claims and complaints from the persons and (or) organisations appearing in the submitted entries, in case of showing or online publishing and distribution in mass media. 
3.9. Participation in the Competition means consent of an author (or author team) for further usage of entries on a non-repayable base as per Article 9 of these Rules and regulations. 

4. Article REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRIES 
4.1. The procedure for submitting film works to the Competition is determined by Appendix No.1 to these Rules and regulations. 
4.2. The list of nominations and special prizes of the Film Festival is indicated in Appendix No. 2 to these Rules and regulations. 
4.3. In the case of a large number of works submitted to the Competition in different nominations, the Directorate of the Film Festival has the right to decide on the evaluation of film works in two sections: «Amateurish filmmaker» and «Professional filmmaker». 
4.4. All submissions should be life-asserting, calling for creation, partnership, desire to change personal views and the way of life towards positive actions. Submissions should morally and spiritually enrich the audience, promote ideas of social serving, volunteering and charity, change the value compass towards kindness and tolerance. 
4.5. Requirements for entries: codec (preferably) H.264, container — MP4, MPEG. Video resolution is preferably 1920*1080 (Full HD, 1080), not less than 720х576. The frequency of sound from 24 kHz and more. Compression of sound in video clips: MP3, WAV, AAC. 
4.6. It is obligatory for each entry to have captions: first and last names of all participants of the project (including the people involved), and the date of publication. 
4.7. Entries can be posted on YouTube, Vimeo and other services in the mode of «Open access» or «Access by link» until the results of the Film Festival are announced with providing access passwords (if there are any). The link to the contest video has to be placed in the Film Festival application. 
4.8. All entries submitted on time are allowed to be selected for the Competition if their content complies with declared nominations and topics of the Film Festival, mentioned in these Rules and regulations. 
4.9. The entry should not contain any watermarks and other logos for all timeline of the film. 

5. Article ARRANGEMENT PROCEDURES OF THE FILM FESTIVAL 
5.1. The Competition is held in 4 stages: 
5.1.1. The first stage is Preliminary, which includes information sharing on the Film Festival, films submissions. 
5.1.2. The second stage is Selection, which includes the evaluation of the entries submitted to the Competition. 
5.1.3. The third stage is Final, which includes summarising of the results, then based on these results the shortlist is formed and winners of the Competition are determined. 
5.1.4. The fourth stage is holding the Awards Ceremony of the Film Festival. 

5.2. Terms and detailed information on the stages of the Competition are indicated in Appendix No.1 to these Rules and regulations. 

6. Article THE ORDER OF WINNERS DETERMINATION 
6.1. The Directorate of the Film Festival establishes the Selection Committee (Jury Members) in order to determine the winners of the Competition and judge the entries.
6.2. The Selection Committee is formed from invited experts in the field of film industry, social advertisement, state and public figures, representatives of NGOs, representatives of mass media. The Selection Committee is headed by the Chairman of the Jury of the Film Festival. 
6.3. The Selection Committee assesses each entry in accordance with the criteria. 
6.4. The Selection Committee has the right to decline submissions if they do not meet the requirements of these Rules and regulations. 
6.5. he Selection Committee will determine winners on the base of the assessment and expertise of the submissions. 
6.6. The results of the Competition will be published on the website of the Film Festival. 

7. Article AWARDS 
7.1. According to the results of the Competition, winners in each nomination and owners of special prizes of the Film Festival are determined. 
7.2. All winners of the Competition will be awarded with the LAMPA trophies, diplomas and other memorable prizes. 
7.3. The best submissions included into the short list of the Film Festival will be recommended for practical implementation and broadcasting for promoting volunteering and charity within the framework of the Film Festival’s events. 
7.4. Awarding of the Film Festival winners will be held within the Closing Ceremony of the Film Festival. 

8. Article ORGANISATION OF THE FILM FESTIVAL 
8.1. The information regarding the dates and venue of the Film Festival is posted on the website of the Film Festival. 
8.2. The main events of the Film Festival’s programme are public screenings of the best competitive works, educational sessions from Jury Members and directors of social cinema, foresight sessions on volunteerism development, meetings with film's main characters, interactive exhibitions from directors and authors of social projects, awarding ceremony for the winners of the Film Festival. 
8.3. The directorate of the festival provides each finalist (one representative of the project not residing in the city where the Film Festival is held) hotel accommodation during the days of the film festival. Conditions of stay finalists at the Film Festival are discussed in personal invitation letters. Other expenses including travel expenses are discussed individually. 

9. Article COPYRIGHTS 
9.1. The Directorate of the Film Festival reserves the right to:

  • use a video (film work) for the purpose of promotion and development of socially oriented cinema for 10 years, including the right to reproduction, distribution of copies of the film work by any means, the right to import, transfer or processing film works for non-commercial purposes and without payment of remuneration to the author (team of authors), but with obligatory indication of author's name (co-authors);
  • hold non-commercial film campaigns based on the submitted works (online catalog, Internet resources) in the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad;
  • reproduce entries for the needs of the reproduction of the work for the needs of the LAMPA International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising and for the purposes of its advertising, while carrying out socially significant events on the territory of the Russian Federation and abroad. Also, it has the right to broadcast entries on the television and on the Internet within non-commercial use;
  • use fully or partially for informational, scientific, educational and cultural purposes 

  • 9.2. In case if a submission is included into the Shortlist of the Competition, the author is obliged to sign the Agreement of the copyright holders to the use of the film on non-commercial basis. within 20 (twenty) days after the publication of the short list of the Competition on the website of the Film Festival. 
    9.3. In order to cooperate and promote social cinema in Russia and abroad it is possible to prolong the previously concluded Consent of the right holders for use of the work for a longer period. 
    9.4. The submission of entry by the participant in order to take part in the Competition means full and unconditional consent of the participant to these Rules and regulations.

    Appendix No.1

    Procedure for the Competitive Selection International Film Festival of Socially Oriented Short Films, Videos and Public Service Advertising «LAMPA» in 2023

    1. Acceptance of entries for the Competition is carried out on the FilmFreeway online platform.
    2. Film production years: 2020-2023.
    3. Application deadline:23:00 May 19, 2023
    4. Applications for the Contest are accepted until 23.00 (Moscow time) on June 9, 2023.

    5. Competition dates:
      — Opening date: February 16, 2023.
      — Application deadline: May 19, 2023.
      — Shortlist announcement: June 30, 2023. The Shortlist is to be published on the website of the Film Festival.
      — Award Ceremony: October 2023 (dates to be announced).
    6. Venue: Perm, Russia

    Appendix No. 2

    List of nominations of International Film Festival of socially oriented short films, videos and social advertising «LAMPA» in 2023

    Film festival nominations:

    • «Short socially oriented documentary film» is a full-fledged short film with a socially significant storyline. The basis of film is shooting real events and people. The duration of the film is up to 40 minutes.
    • «Short socially oriented feature film» is a full-fledged short film with a certain meaning, storyline and characters. At the heart of the film is a plot of a socially significant orientation. The duration of the film is up to 40 minutes.
    • «Short socially animated film» — a short film on a socially significant topic, made with the means of animation. The duration of the film is up to 20 minutes.
    • «Social video» is a short video drawing reflecting the ideas of social service, volunteering, charity in the original and artistic form. The film should be concise, have a clear interpretation, the optimal combination of image and text. The video can be filmed using any device. The duration of the film is up to 5 minutes.
    • «Social music video clip» — short film or video fragment of social orientation, accompanying the musical composition. The use of a musical composition (a fragment of a musical composition) must be agreed with the copyright holder and not violate the copyright of third parties. The duration of the video is up to 5 minutes.
    • «Social Advertising» is a non-commercial advertisement aimed at changing social behaviors and drawing attention to socially significant phenomena and problems. The duration of the video is up to 2 minutes.

    Special nominations:

    • «SDG in short films» — a special nomination for business companies that conduct their activities in accordance with the principles of ESG. The duration of the film is up to 40 minutes.
    • «Special Focus» — a special nomination for young directors aged 10 to 18 years old. The duration of the film is up to 40 minutes.
    • «Perm-300» — a special nomination for films dedicated to outstanding people, significant events in the history of Perm and Perm region. The duration of the film is up to 40 minutes.
    • «Inspiring Debut» — a special nomination for the best debut film of the X International Film Festival.
    • «LAMPA Grand Prix» — a special nomination for the best short film of the X International Film Festival.

    The list of special nominations can be supplemented with new nominations from the partners of the Film Festival.

    Appendix No. 3

    List of materials

    Short-listed filmmakers is obliged to provide the following materials at the request of the Directorate of Film Festival:

    1. Additional information about the project and the author;
    2. Film poster/poster;
    3. Pure copy of the film (a copy of the film without watermarks, subtitles, etc. elements);
    4. Editorial scripts with timecodes;
    5. Dialogue sheets in srt-file in English language;
    6. DCP-copy of film (if available).

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