[artinfo] Last Call for Videos - ZEMOS98 - Spain

pedro ZEMOS98.org pedro at zemos98.org
Sat Oct 14 12:31:47 CEST 2006


You can submit your works to participate the Ninth ZEMOS98 international 
call for short works on video by November 1st. These guidelines continue 
the agreement of ZEMOS98 to pay 150 € for every work participating this 
section for the purposes of presenting the work and public screening.

Rules = http://www.zemos98.org/call
Deadline = November 1st 2006
PDF = http://www.zemos98.org/spip/IMG/pdf/basesnovenaeng.pdf

ZEMOS98 presents the Ninth ZEMOS98 international call for short works on 
video, an eminently non-competitive festival.

1. PARTICIPANTS. The call for works is open to all video makers - 
professional or amateur - of any age or nationality. Participants may 
submit as many works as they wish, as long as each work:

-  has been made on VIDEO, either analogue or digital.
-  is in Spanish, or any other language as long as it is subtitled in 
Spanish or English.

We recommend a maximum duration of 20 minutes. We declare again our 
emphatic support for concise and synthetic works, not just in terms of 
narrative values but also as a way of ensuring the quality of the 
festival screenings.

If your work lasts mora than 20 minutes and you want to participate, you 
should include a justification to explain why you think your work must 
participate. The Selection Committee is understanding.

But remember it is also a matter of space, as prize-winning works will 
be included on the next ZEMOS98 DVD.

The theme and genre are open.

2. SUBMISSION. Each work must be submitted on a separate tape or disc 
(NTSC or PAL), rewound to the start if applicable, labelled with the 
author’s name and the name and duration of the work, and accompanied by 
the documentation set out in point 3 of these guidelines.

Regardless of the original videographic format used, works must be 
submitted in one of the following formats: VHS, S-VHS, MINI.DV-SP, DVD, 
SVIDEO-CD, VIDEO-CD. You can also upload your work as a DVD PAL (MPEG-2 
- 720x576 px - 5mbp bitrate aprox.) file to a web server or upload to 
www.archive.org if your work is copyleft. The recommended format is 

Works selected to be included in the Official Selection must send a copy 
in MINI.DV - SP format within 10 days after ZEMOS98 publish the works 
participating the Official Selection.

3. REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENTATION: Authors must register through an 
online form, available at www.zemos98.org.

Submissions must be accompanied by at least two images (in JPG format, 
and no larger than 100kb). These will be used for the interactive cd-rom 
containing information about all the works that will be made after the 
festival, and the annual printed zemos98 catalogue. If you don’t send 
your images through the registration form, you can e-mail them to us at 
envios at zemos98.org. Authors of the works selected for the Official 
Section will be asked to supply two high-quality images (at least 720 x 
576 pixels).

You may also include any additional information such as production 
details, promotional material, etc.

Any errors or missing information on registration forms will be posted 
on the zemos98 web site, together with the deadline for submitting this 
information. If any missing and/or incorrect information has not been 
corrected by the 5th of November, the corresponding work will not be 
viewed by the Selection Committee.

4. SUBMISSION: Works can be submitted by post or courier, or delivered 
in person, by November 1, 2006. Only works postmarked before November 1 
will be accepted.

The address for submissions is:
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía
Monasterio de Santa María de las Cuevas,
c/ Américo Vespucio, 2 Isla de la Cartuja
41092 Sevilla España

5. SELECTION: All works that meet these guidelines will be made 
available for viewing on the ZEMOS98 video-on-demand computers, which 
will provide public access to the festival video library, and may also 
be screened during the Festival. Festival organisers will select the 
best videos for the Official Selection and the Paralel Screenings, which 
will be screened on the final two days of the Festival (Official 
Selection) and along the week (Paralel Screenings).

ZEMOS98 [ninth edition] agrees to pay 150 € for every work participating 
the Official Selection for the purposes of presenting the work and 
public screening.

ZEMOS98 will select several works participating this call to be included 
in a special Internet TV programme through Forward TV, available at 

All information relating to the short videos, as well as the date, time 
and place they will be screened, will be posted on www.zemos98.org

6. PRIZES: Although ZEMOS98 is still an eminently non-competitive 
festival, it recognises the values of specific works in various ways:

-  DVD.ZEMOS98 [novena edición]: ZEMOS98 will edit the ZEMOS98 [novena 
edición] DVD, which will contain the best videos from the Official 
Section. There are also audience awards, judged by the votes of the 
public attending the Official Section.

-  ITINERANCY. This DVD will be toured around the world, which implies 
international diffusion for the artists and their works. Authors will 
sign a non-exclusive cession of screening rights. If the festival sells 
or rents any screening, ZEMOS98 agrees to share the profit in equal 
parts between the authors.

-  6TH MEETING OF AUDIOVISUAL CREATORS. Festival organisers will invite 
and provide accommodation for all authors (and one companion) selected 
for the Official Selection. This meeting will take place over three 
days. The idea is to discuss aspects relating to audiovisual culture, 
and give authors the opportunity to comment on the selection and on 
ZEMOS98 in general. Industry professionals and other creators will also 
be invited to screen their work and contribute their thoughts.

-  PRIZE FOR THE BEST LATIN AMERICAN WORK. We have created a special 
category to acknowledge the best work submitted out of all the works 
received from Latin American authors. The prize includes a grant for 
accommodation and enrolment fees in the Master of Audiovisual 
Communication held every two years at the Universidad Internacional de 
Andalucia facilities in Rábida, in the region of Huelva. This prize will 
be available when the master is announced by the Universidad 
Internacional de Andalucia.

7. SCREENINGS. Public screenings of the official selection will take 
place in the Espacio zemos98_ninth edition venue, in March 2007. The 
festival program will be made public well in advance, and posted on 

8. RETURN OF MATERIALS. All works submitted will be included in the 
videoteca.zemos98 video library, and may be screened for cultural and/or 
educational (in no case commercial) purposes in the various screenings 
that are organised throughout the year, which will be posted on 
www.zemos98.org. ZEMOS98 will not hand over, sell, rent any copies to 
other interested institutions without the consent of the producer of the 
work required.

9. CONTACT. You can find updated information about the festival and 
related activities on www.zemos98.org. For any questions or suggestions, 
please contact us at info at zemos98.org.

10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. The organisation will not be liable for any 
accidents that may affect submitted works. The organisation reserves 
screening rights to works that may be harmful to human rights. 
Participation in the festival implies acceptance of these guidelines. 
Any unforeseen circumstances or changes to these guidelines will be 
resolved by the organisation and reported on www.zemos98.org and the 
zemos98 mailing list.


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