Call for Entries Guadalajara Construye

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GUADALAJARA CONSTRUYE in Los Angeles 2 / Work-in-progress Competition.

Call for entries for Latino and Ibero-American film projects currently in post-production:

Wanting to contribute to the completion of Latino and Ibero-American films, Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 is seeking feature films that are currently in post-production, made by either Latino or Ibero-American directors living in North America (USA or Canada), or by American and Canadian directors who have a film with Latino or Latin American content.

Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 will take place on August 27 and 28, 2015 as part of the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles – FICG in LA.

Three feature fiction films seeking post-production funds will be chosen to screen for the jury and film industry professionals at FICG in LA. Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 is working to garner specific support for the post-production and commercial distribution of selected films. The awards will be announced in the coming weeks.

In addition, the winning project will automatically qualify to be considered for Guadalajara Construye 10, or for the Ibero-American Competition of the next edition of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG31) – March, 2016.

All selected projects will have:

  1. One screening of the film for members of the industry and the jury as part of FICG in LA.
  2. Inclusion of their project information in the FICG in LA program book and website (www.ficginla.com)
  3. Lodging for three (3) nights in Los Angeles (One double room per project from August 26 thru 29, 2015). Each participant will be responsible for covering travel and meal expenses.
  4. Two festival accreditation badges for representatives of each project.

Project submission is free.

Projects must be submitted by its legal representative or submitter must provide a letter of authorization by the legal representative of the project.

The call for entries opens on March 16, 2015. Final deadline is on June 16, 2015.

Submitted projects must be at least a first cut of the film with a minimum length of 70 minutes and must not exceed 100 minutes.

FICG in LA reserves the right to invite any of the projects and its decision is final. The participants will receive a notification with the results of the selection on July 8, 2015.

The selected projects must confirm their participation in Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 before July 14, 2015, otherwise their participation will be automatically cancelled.

Once a film has been confirmed, the submitter must send two (2) master screening copies in Blu-Ray format and one (1) DVD copy of the film. The film copies must have stereo sound and include English or Spanish subtitles depending on the original language of film. These copies will not be returned.

Participants will cover the cost of print shipping. The discs copies must be received in Los Angeles by July 21, 2015.

Submission Guidelines:

1)  To submit, complete the online submission form in both English and Spanish at http://www.ficginla.com/2015/index.php/en/create-an-account

Upload the following materials:

IMPORTANT: Please make sure all information is accurate and current. The information provided in the submission form will be used for the FICG in LA program book and the festival website if the project is selected.

Submitter’s statement, in Spanish and English ( 1300 characters) describing the production status of the project, its aesthetic, social, cultural and artistic contribution; and how the submitter and its project would benefit from participating in DocuLab.2 Los Ángeles.

Submitter’s headshot: .jpeg file4 x 6 inches at 300dpi resolution. Please name the file with your complete name as indicated below.

Ex: Pedro_Pérez_Pizano_HEADSHOT.jpeg

Three (3) film stills

Ex: La_Reina_STILL_Pedro_Pérez_Pizano.jpeg

The most recent cut of the film (with English or Spanish subtitles depending on the original language). Must be 30 to 80 min. in length, with an online link and password. DOWNLOADABLE FILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

NOTE:

In case of using a courier service or a private shipping company, the shipping expenses must be pre-paid by the sender and the package must clearly indicate in its description “Cultural material with no commercial value”. The Festival will not cover shipping or customs expenses.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS

1.Fill out the online submission form at www.ficginla.com in the Industry tab. First, create a user profile, the system will send you a confirmation email. After you receive this email you can complete your submission. You must upload all the materials before June 16, 2015.

IMPORTANT: Please make sure all information is accurate and current. The information provided in the submission form will be used for the FICG in LA program book and the festival website if the project is selected.

2. Upload the most recent cut of the film (with English or Spanish subtitles depending of the original language) in a link along with the password to the link. DOWNLOADABLE FILES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Incomplete submission forms or failure to provide the required materials will make a project ineligible for this competition.

For more information please contact Angélica Lares at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call for entries opens: March 16, 2015

Completion of the submission form and delivery of all required materials, including link to film project deadline: June 16, 2015

Selected projects notification: July 8, 2015

Selected projects participation confirmation deadline: July 14, 2015


Official announcement of the selected projects: July 31, 2015

Guadalajara Construye in Los Angeles 2 / Work-in-progress dates: August 27 and 28, 2015

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