FESTIVAL RULES 2017

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ANNOUNCEMENT FOR THE SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES FOR THE 3rd EDITION OF THE ALFÀS DEL PI INTERNATIONAL WEBSERIES FESTIVAL “FIDEWÀ” WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE 21st to 23rd September 2017.

Submissions are accepted since the publication of the following regulations until August 31st, 2017.

Submissions are done thorough the Festival’s Official Website by filling out the registration form prepared for the purpose.

Only webseries that have at least 3 episodes released on or after 1st January 2015 are eligible for entry into the 2017 Festival competition. Entries can be of any duration, theme, genre, live action or animation, national or international. If the Original Version of the webseries is not in Spanish nor Valencian, then it must have hard coded subtitles in any of these two co-official languages .

  • 1. ABOUT FIDEWÀ.

The L’Alfàs del Pi International Webseries Festival (FIDEWÀ), celebrates the progressive evolution of entertainment and programming created exclusively for the Internet. Therefore, we organize and encourage everyone to attend our festival and take part in each year’s extraordinary workshops, projections, roundtables and debates in order to acknowledge the cultural significance of this revolutionary genre. We also encourage and support Spanish and International webseries, helping to contribute to create new opportunities in this expanding sector/area thanks to our awards.

 

  • 2. DATE AND LOCATION.

FIDEWÁS third edition will be held in the Casa de Cultura in L’Alfàs del Pi, September 21st to 23rd, 2017.3.REQUIREMENTS: Who can take part in the FIDEWÀ:

 

3.  SUBMITTERS REQUIREMENTS.

  • All submitters must be 18 years or older.
  • All entries must be the intellectual property of the submitter(s) or submitter(s) must have permission for use of all content rights including music contained in their web series.
  • Those persons who participate in the organization of the Festival or otherwise have any relation with the organization or its members are strictly prohibited from participating.


4. WEBSERIES REQUIREMEMTS:

  • Only webseries completed on or after 1st January 2015 are eligible for entry into the 2017 Festival competitions
  • Language: All non-Spanish submissions must have Spanish and/or Valenciano subtitles.
  • Format: Series must be available on the web, entrants should upload their series to a video hosting site such as Youtube or Vimeo and provide the organization the corresponding link. In the case of being selected, entrants will be asked to send a copy Full HD, Mov or Avi.
    Theme: Films which contain pornography, scenes which make derogatory or inflammatory statements about individuals or groups of people, depict or promote violent activity, extreme or real-life violence, animal torture or abuse will not be accepted. Those that have an advertising message will also be dismissed, as well as those which are intended to harm someone’s reputation. Submiteer(s) will be responsible for the legal content of their series.
    Number of released episodes: Three (3) or more completed and released webisodes by 31st August, 2017 are required.  (*Episodes must, at that time, be uploaded on the series official website.)
  • Webseries must be original, all entries must be the intellectual property of the submitter(s) or submitter(s) must have permission for use of all content rights including music contained in their web series. The submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless the Festival from and against any and all claims which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, being the submitter(s) the only responsible.

 

5. SUBMISSIONS.

There are NO SUBMISSION FEES.

All webseries that have three (3) or more completed and released webisodes January, 2015 are eligible for entry into the 2017 Festival competition. Entries can be of any duration, theme, genre, live action or animation.

National and International webseries are eligible for competition. International series only qualify for BEST INTERNATIONAL WEBSERIES.  In the case of being selected, entrants will be required to provide the Festival with three webisodes in the specified format for the Festival’s promotional purposes. Only non-Spanish submissions must have Spanish and/or Valenciano subtitles.

The nominated Web Series must provide the Festival, at least one season of the series to show in the FIDEWÀ. If the series has not finished releasing its first season, then all completed webisodes to date will be required.

The deadline for submissions is 31st August, 2017. Entries are done through the web (www.fidewa.es), under the submissions tab.

The creators, or a representative, of the series selected for the final competition must be present in the Award Gala that will take place on Saturday 23rd September, 2017.

The organization, according to its criteria, reserves the right to declare any prize void.

The organization reserves the right to amend guidelines, selection criteria, awards, screening, and activities if necessary.

 

6. JUDGES.

  • The is jury composed of film, culture, and art personalities as well as audiovisual professionals specialized in new media. The Jury Members will be announced on the official website (www.fidewa.es). The Jury’s decision is final.

 

7.  SECTION AND AWARDS.

  • Those series selected in this section compete for monetary prizes. The Official Awards will be announced and presented at the Festival’s Closing Gala. The Festival’s Jury will decide the list of winners. The organization guarantees the minimum reward specified below, it could change, always to increase :

OFFICIAL SECTION.

The Festival is divided in two sections: Official Selection and Non-Official Selection.

  • 1ST AWARD for BEST WEBSERIES: 1,000 euros & official ladle with the festival’s emblem.
  • 2ND AWARD for BEST WEBSERIES: 500 euros & Lithograph with the Festival’s emblem.
  • 3RD AWARD for BEST WEBSERIES: 500 euros & Lithograph with the Festival’s emblem.
  • BEST INTERNATIONAL WEBSERIES: 500 euros & Lithograph with the Festival’s emblem.
  • BEST WEBSERIES IN THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY: 500 euros & Lithograph with the Festival’s emblem.
  • BEST WEBSERIES IN PROGRES: 500 euros & Lithograph with the Festival’s emblem.
  • AUDIENCE AWARD: 500 euros & Lithograph with the Festival’s emblem.
  • BEST ACTRESS: Recognition Award.
  • BEST ACTOR: Recognition Award.
  • BEST SCREENPLAY:  Recognition Award.
  • BEST DIRECTION:  Recognition Award.

 

By law, all prizes are subject to tax withholding. To receive payment, the required documentation must be sent to the Festival’s organization before 15th September, 2017. The Festival does not take responsibility if this premise is not fulfilled.

 

NON OFFICIAL SECTION.

  • Special Mention: Best Social Media Campaign.The purpose of this section is to recognize the work and effort of those who form the audiovisual environment. The organization will select the winner. No previous registration in this section is required
  • Special Mention: Best Online Content.

 

 

8.- AUDIENCE AWARD. BEST WEBSERIES:

  • The winner is selected by the spectators who attend the screenings by completing a questionnaire. There will be a ballor box to introduce the votes and it will be available during the festival 30 minutes before and after the screenings. There’s free access to every screening.
  • The winner will be regarded with 500 euros & a commemorative lithograph with the Festival’s embleme.The Audience Award and the Jury’s Awards are accumulative.

 

9.- BEST WEBSERIES IN THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY:

It will be considered a local production if it meets one or more of the following conditions:

  • To aim for BEST WEBSERIES IN THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY award, the series must have been produced and shot entirely in the Valencian Community.
  • The Production Company or the Distributor must have their tax address and/or must be registered in the Valencian Community.
  • The series produced in the Valencian Community can also compete for the Best Webseries Award and the Audience Award. However, on the fringes of the previously mentioned requirements, the Jury will be in charge of selecting the winner according to their own judgment.


10.- BEST WEBSERIES IN PROGRESS AWARD:

Check specific competition rules.


11 . PHASES.

  • FIDEWÀ consists of two phases:
  • The first phase will be the pre-selection in which a maximum of 10 series will be selected. The selected webseries will be announced 4th September, 2017, through the Festival’s promotional channels and will go onto the next phase.
    This preselection will be carried out by the Organization and Selection Committee which will also make sure they fulfill all the requirements.
  • The second phase will be the one determining those webseries that will finally take part in the Official Selection and that will compete for the Awards. Each category will have a maximum of five finalists. The selected will be announced 15th September, 2017.
  • Members of the Jury will be selected by the Festival’s Direction Committee and will be composed of film, culture, and art personalities as well as audiovisual professionals specialized in new media.

    Winners of the Official Selection will be announced at the FIDEWÀ’s Closing Gala.


12. EXHIBITION RIGHTS.

Participation in the FIDEWÀ implies understanding and acceptance of these regulations. The Festival is hereby granted the right to utilize any web series submitted and accepted for use for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the web series hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the web series for screening for profit and/or non-profit reasons, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The submitter shall indemnify and hold harmless the FIDEWÀ from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening web series entered.


13. COMMUNICATION

The Festival reserves the rights to use all material submitted (photographs, screenshots, posters, etc.) including name of web series, video clips (trailer, teaser) for presentation of awards and promotional material (press, internet, social media,etc.).


14. ACCEPTANCE OF REGULATIONS:

Participation in the FIDEWÀ implies the understanding and acceptance of these regulations.    

 

15. ADDRESS:

FIDEWÀ-  Festival Internacional de Webseries de L´Alfàs del Pi

Casa de cultura – Plaza Joan Carles 1º1

03580 L’Alfàs del Pi (Alicante)

Tel:: 96 588 94 23 / 965 88 94 24

Mobile: 678819494/607758848

fax: 96 588 94 23

web: www.fidewa.es

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