Rules and terms
Only films made after 1st January 2018 may be entered into the International Film Competition and the Polish Film Competition. Films may represent various film categories (feature, documentary, animated, experimental, etc.), as well as various topics connected with the mountains (mountaineering, rock climbing, any type of mountain activities, mountain nature, hiking, etc.). The length of the film should not exceed 45 minutes (though longer films will not be automatically disqualified).
The Festival Organisation Office accepts entries to the Film Competition by 31st October 2019. By this date the submitter should perform the following actions:
- in the case of the International Film Competition – send the film via FilmFreeway online service. Pay the registry fee of: Early bird 25 USD, Regular Deadline 30 USD, Late Deadline 35 USD. The films should have a script in English. The films entered to the International Film Competition should be sent in Full HD (mov or mp4, AAC Audio Codec) together with a scrip in English.
- in the case of the Polish Film Competition – send a completed registry form signed by a suitable person, a link for downloading the film in Full HD (mov or mp4, AAC Audio Codec) and a copy of the registry form (scan – jpg, pdf). Films submitted to the Polish Film Competition are exempt from the registry fee.
Admission of a film for selection is conditioned by the delivery date of the film to the Festival Organisation Office.
Polish film-makers submit their films exclusively to the Polish Film Competition. The Selection Committee will choose films to be included in the International Film Competition.
The final decision on admitting a film to the International or Polish Film Competition will be made by the KFG Programme Director. There is no appeal against this decision.
The list of the qualified films will be announced at www.kfg.pl by 11th November 2019.
In both Competitions, premièred films will be favoured – this refers to world, European or Polish premières.
Submitting a film does not guarantee that the film will be presented during the Festival.
The will be no fee paid to film-makers for film projections during the International Competition and the Polish Competition.
The submitter declares that he or she holds all copy rights to the film. Additionally, the creator of the film declares that he or she holds necessary rights and has paid all relevant fees concerning music used in the film and all iconographic materials. The music licence needs to include also public presentations of the film.
The creators of the film bear all financial and legal responsibility for infringement of rights held by third parties. In the case of images of third parties being featured in the film, the creator of the film declares that he or she holds all required rights and received the permission to use the image of the person concerned.
The competing films will be judged by the Jury led by the Chairperson.
The Jury awards the following prizes:
- The First Award: Grand Prix for the Best Film of the International Film Competition,
- The Best Mountaineering Film of the International Film Competition,
- The Best Climbing Film of the International Film Competition,
- The Best Adventure/Exploration Film of the International Film Competition,
- The First Award for the Best Polish Film of the Polish Film Competition,
- The Second Award of the Polish Film Competition.
The Jury holds the right to award other prizes and recognitions in the International Film Competition and in the Polish Film Competition.
During the Festival, other prizes – not awarded by the Jury – will be also given (including the People’s Choice Award, awards from sponsors).
The official announcement of the Jury’s decisions will be made public on 8th December 2019 during the Final Gala. During the Gala, the winners will receive symbolic cheques visually representing the prizes. The actual financial prizes will be transferred to winners’ bank accounts after the end of the Gala – by 15th January 2020.
The entry of a film into the Film Competition is equal to a permission for: presentations of the film during the Festival and using fragments of the film in marketing materials. The submitter grands his or her permission for publication of information concerning the film (in written and photographic form) both at the Festival website and in all official Festival publications and press materials.
All additional film presentations outside the Festival programme require a separate permission of the film producer.
In the case of films with an exceptional artistic or documentary value, the organisers may make an exception from the requirements of the Terms and Conditions and qualify a film after the final date of submission.
The organisers, in the case of films with an exceptional artistic or documentary value, may resign from charging the registry fee as described in Point 2.
The Organisers disclose copies of films only to members of the Selection Committee and, in the case of films qualified for the Film Competition, to members of the Jury, translators and the company managing film presentations.