Rules & Terms
The regular registration form can be found on http://www.telling-tales-festival.com and needs to be filled in and signed by the copyright owner of the entered production. For the submission your artwork and a trailer is required. This is an obligatory application demand.
The length of each documentary is 3"00-60"00 (at maximum). All productions produced within the last two years are admissible, calculated from the festival weekend. Productions older than two years cannot take part in the competition.
Only online submissions please with a private/password protected Vimeo/YouTube/Soundcloud link. If your audio is selected for screening we will provide full technical specifications.
If your submission is selected, you will be notified by e-mail no later than May 25th. Accepted makers will be given one free admission pass to the festival. We cannot help with any transportation, food or lodging costs. In case of coming to the festival we need to know by May 31st , 2018.
As a condition of entering the Telling Tales Film and Audio Festival hereafter known TTFAF, I/we hereby certify that:
I/we am/are the sole creator(s) of the documentary, which I/we have submitted to the TTFAF.
I/we am/are a student/professional film/audio maker
I/we guarantee as sole and exclusive owner(s) of all legal right and title there to have absolute authority to submit the enclosed material to TTFAF.
I/we understand that the TTFAF will not return and is not obligated to return my film/audio or any other materials I/we have submitted to the TTFAF.
I/we hereby grant the TTAF the nonexclusive right to use my name, photograph, and like-ness in connection with any and all publicity and promotional activities regarding the TTFAF.
For makers: TTFAF may transfer the submitted material to appropriate formats for screening, if needed, and if the submitted material is selected for screening the submitted material may be used by TTFAF for promotional purposes.
I/we will indemnify and hold harmless TTFAF, its judges, sponsors and partners, individually and collectively, from and against all claims, demands, losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses including legal expenses arising out of or in connection with any and all claims, or third party claims based on material submitted to TTFAF.
I/we shall be solely responsible for taking all necessary steps to establish and protect my/our copyright in the submitted material, and the TTFAF shall have no obligation with respect thereto. The TTFAF shall have the right to reproduce all or part of said material for use in its publicity and any and all related communication directly associated with TTFAF.
I/we have read all of the festival rules, regulations and releases, understand them, and have complied with them. I/we understand that the festival rules, regulations and releases may change or be updated, and that it is my responsibility to read, understand and comply with any changes or updates.
All productions must be presented by an online (secure) screener (preferably VIMEO or YouTube). For film or (Soundcloud or Audioboo) for audio.
The productions must be furnished with the English language and/or subtitling. The productions must fulfil the minimum of technical performance demands, e.g. sound and picture on a professional bearer and foreseen. All shipping and postage costs, if the film/audio is selected for the Festival, must be borne by the submitting party. TTFAF will not accept Cash On Delivery shipments. nor absorb any fees incurred in British customs. All charges must be pre-paid by the submitter.
TTFAF endeavours to complete all selection procedures by 31st May 2017 and inform all submitting parties, in writing, if their film has been successful or not after that time. Successful submissions will receive a Festival Pack that will include important information on press and publicity, guest accreditation, contact information and how to make the most of participating in the Festival.
Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of TTFAF. Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the published schedule, TTFAF reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. TTFAF will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.
No film may be withdrawn from the festival programme after its selection.