15th UDINE FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL 19th to 27th APRIL
OFFICIAL REGULATIONS 2013C.E.C.
- The 15th edition of the Far East Film Festival is organised by Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche (C.E.C.), a Cultural Association financed by the Italian Government, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, and the Udine Provincial and Municipal Authorities. C.E.C. is dedicated to the public exhibition of quality cinema, by programming and managing five screens in three different venues across the city of Udine throughout the year. The Far East Film Festival is the most important cultural and artistic project handled by C.E.C.
La Cineteca del Friuli (Gemona Film Archive, FIAF member since 1989) is the official partner of Far East Film.
The Festival is a non-profit cultural event.Aim of the Festival
- To encourage and develop the understanding and appreciation of East Asian popular filmmaking, amongst European and Italian audiences.
- To contribute to the commercial distribution of Asian films across European and Italian markets.
- To study and research the historical attributes of Asian filmmaking through retrospectives organised with the cooperation of Asian film archives and government agencies.
- To create a mutually beneficial exchange between Asian and European filmmaking companies.
- To establish links between European and Asian film producers, through their participation in the symposium “TIES THAT BIND”, held during the Festival.The Festival will take place from 19th to 27th April 2013Main venue
- Teatro Nuovo "Giovanni da Udine" (1,200 seats)
. A modern facility on 3 floors with press room, hospitality office, bookshop and video room. Also includes a setting for the afternoon panel discussions, held every day during the Festival.Second venue
. The new cultural centre managed by C.E.C., that includes 3 screening rooms (with 300, 60 and 40 seats, respectively), an exhibition hall, an internet bar, a Media Library, and a bookshop selling publications and DVDs.Third venue
– Cinema Centrale
. Situated in the heart of the city centre, this cinema has 2 screens with 187 seats and 135 seats respectively.Festival sections
Udine Far East Film features two main sections: the Competition
section and our Retrospective
The C.E.C. Board of Directors selects films to include in the Festival's programme, with the joint cooperation of local consultants in each Asian country, working in close contact with major film producers and distributors. The programme will be published at the beginning of April 2013; the deadline for submitting films for selection is January 2013
The top three winning titles are those that receive the highest number of votes by the Festival public. The winning titles of FEFF 2013 will be announced during the Festival closing ceremony, and be presented with the "Udine Far East Film Audience Award", on stage in front of the audience.
An additional award is given to the film which receives the most votes from those holding Black Dragon special accreditations. The Black Dragon Award is also announced during the Festival closing ceremony, on stage in front of the audience. Retrospective sections
Every year, Far East Film focuses on a different historical aspect of East Asian film production, by presenting a retrospective programme planned and arranged by one or more experts in the corresponding field. To celebrate these annual retrospectives, C.E.C. publishes a monographic book that aims to make up for the lack of information available in Europe and Italy, on the rich history of Far Eastern film production. The volumes already published are as follows: Black Roses and Sentimental Swordsmen: The Cinema of Chor Yuen (2004, edited by Tim Youngs), No Borders, No Limits: The World of Nikkatsu Action (2005, edited by Mark Schilling), Asia Sings! A Survey of Asian Musical Films (2006, edited by Roger Garcia), Patrick Tam: From the Heart of the New Wave (2007, edited by Alberto Pezzotta), Far East: Ten Years of Cinema 1999 – 2008 (2008, edited by Sabrina Baracetti, Thomas Bertacche, Giorgio Placereani for the Festival’s 10th Anniversay), Hong Kong Stories: The TV Works of Ann Hui (2009, edited by Tim Youngs), Nudes! Guns! Ghosts! The Sensational Films of Shintoho (2010, by Mark Schilling, edited by Roger Garcia), Asia Laughs! A Survey of Asian Comedy Films (2011, edited by Roger Garcia), The Darkest Decade - Korean Filmmakers in the 1970s (2012, edited by Darcy Paquet). All the above books are available upon request
The Festival's official languages are Italian and English. Italian translation is provided on headphones for all movies screened, whereas subtitles in English are provided for international audience members. The afternoon panel discussions, with the participation of our Asian special guests and artists, are entirely translated into Italian and English.How to participate in the competition section
In order to participate in the competition section, all films must fulfil the following requirements (exceptions are made at the discretion of the organisers):
- The competition section can only be entered by films released after the 1st January 2012
- All movies presented at the Festival should have English subtitles and be in one of the following formats: 35mm film print/Digibeta Pal/Digibeta NTSC/HD Cam/DCP 2K. All prints should be flawless, each producer/distributor is asked to check the quality of each reel before shipping the film to the Festival.
- All films presented should not have previously participated in other Film Festival competitions in Italy or Europe, nor should they have been screened for market prior to the screening in Udine.
- In order to properly translate all films participating in the Festival, and in order to include each film in the Festival catalogue and organise the press office promotion for the screenings, the Festival must receive the following materials by 1st March 2013
(quantities in brackets are indicative):
- An Entry Form with complete information;
- An Agreement Form signed by the relevant person in charge;
- A sample copy of the movie (DVD) with English subtitles;
- The dialogue list in English;
- Pictures of the director and cast, plus stills from the film (at least 10 high-resolution JPG images);
- Press-kits, including the Director's biography in English (10);
- Samples of advertising materials, such as posters (at least 5 for display) and flyers (30);
- One Betacam SP PAL tape with trailers and EPK material of the film, for promotion on national and international TV; or a PAL AVI DV file of at least 720x576 size, to be uploaded onto the Festival’s ftp (Far East Film Folder) ftp://email@example.com (password: truka);
- One 35mm trailer of the film, if available.
Each company is kindly asked to provide as much promotional material as possible for each title. DVD samples, English dialogue lists and high-resolution images are strictly necessary
- All films are screened once only within the Festival programming schedule and are all presented in the original language version, as provided by the Producer/Distributor. If the festival considers to show extra screenings, this will be agreed in advance with the Producer/Distributor. Shipping Information
- All shipping costs for transportation of the prints and other materials, between Asia and Italy, will be borne by the Festival. In the event of the film participating in a different festival after Udine FEFF15, the cost of shipping the prints from Udine to the new destination will be the responsibility of the subsequent festival. This regulation also applies if the print needs to be shipped to a destination, other than that of origin.
- Each film presented at the Festival should be shipped to the C.E.C. address in Udine (Via Villalta 24, Udine 33100, Italy). Please contact your local DHL office for pick-up, and we will provide you with the appropriate DHL client code. In order to arrange the technical services and translation of each film, all films should reach the C.E.C. office no later than Monday 18th March 2013.
- Kindly confirm the shipment of the film by forwarding to Mr. Gabriele Bertacche (firstname.lastname@example.org), a copy of the pro-forma invoice and the related Airway Bill number, for easier tracking. Please ensure that the pro-forma invoice clearly indicates a "non-commercial value", limited to € 20 Euros, to enable faster customs processing.
- All film suppliers are requested to give clear instructions regarding where the film is to be returned, informing us by 4th May 2013 if the print must be sent to a destination other than its origin, after screening. Should we receive no clear information about the return shipment address, the Festival's organisers will send the print back to its origin. All films will be shipped to the addresses provided within two weeks of the Festival closing.Guests
- The Festival organisers reserve the right to invite special guests, including film directors, producers and actors, to participate in the Festival in relation to the promotion of the screenings.
Guests attending the Festival are required to provide one photo, suitable for an ID badge, and an additional photo to be published in our Festival catalogue. Guests are also expected to attend the following official events:
- An introduction to their film on stage, before the screening (the guest will be welcomed on stage by a member of the C.E.C. Directors Board and the presentation will last about ten minutes).
- A morning round of private interviews with international press and media.
- An afternoon panel discussion with press, media, and the public in attendance.Guests are provided with:
- An airline return ticket to Italy. Far East Film's official airlines are Cathay Pacific and Korean Air. Each guest will receive a prepaid flight ticket a few days before departure.
- A maximum of four nights stay in one of the city’s best hotels.
- Hostess welcome at Venice or Trieste airport.
- Chauffeur driven transportation from and to the airport, as well as for all other appropriate needs while in Udine.
- Interpreters (English or specific Asian language) for all meetings, presentations, interviews and whenever necessary.
- Especially arranged Italian meals in individually chosen restaurants and wineries.
Any particular requirements for meeting specific needs will also be considered.The participation of all films and guests in the Festival signifies the complete understanding and acceptance of all Festival regulations.
For further information please contact:Udine Far East Film Festival
Centro Espressioni Cinematografiche
Via Villalta 24
33100 Udine - Italy