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AMAZINE 2022
International Short Film Contest "Marc de Civrieux"
THE VENEZUELAN AMAZON TODAY

The Watunna Venezuela association, continuing with its objectives focused on environmental conservation and humanitarian aid for Venezuela and in the line of complaint and action in the face of the social and environmental crisis that destroys the Venezuelan Amazon every day, is pleased to announce the opening of “AMAZINE : International Short Film Contest entitled Marc de Civrieux ”.

Our association Watunna Venezuela, as a member and representative in France of the independent civic platform Embajadores del Orinoco, which combines associations that defend the Venezuelan Amazon and its indigenous populations, proposes the Short Film Contest as one of the activities framed in the event Orinoco-Oslo-Summit to be held in Oslo, Norway on May 25, 2022 to commemorate the 1st anniversary of the Embajadores del Orinoco platform.

 

  • The Watunna Venezuela association presents AMAZINE: First International Short Film Contest "Marc de Civrieux" on the theme: The Venezuelan Amazon currently.

  • The aims are to contribute to the visibility of the environmental and social ecocide that is worsening every day in the Venezuelan Amazon, to promote tangible help to indigenous communities and NGOs who carry out projects to stop environmental damage and to pass on the millennial-long wisdom of the inhabitants of the Amazon. All while denouncing this situation in all possible latitudes.

  • The contest seeks to support and promote the development of talents in the field of audiovisual and cinematographic creation.

  • The goal is to produce artistic works that move citizens by putting the talent of creators to use in the fight against the destruction of the Venezuelan Amazon.

  • The Venezuelan Amazon region covers an area of ​​more than 400,000 km2, which represents about 50% of the national territory. It is a region of extraordinary biodiversity; home to more than 24 indigenous ethnic groups and boasting 8 national parks.

  • Illegal mining in the Venezuelan Amazon for approximately 20 years is responsible for the deforestation and loss of 80% of the forests south of the Orinoco River, this is 10.4 million hectares of forest. It is also behind devastating mercury pollution in rivers, people and lands. There are at least 1,899 recognized illegal mining points in this region. 70% of the gold that leaves Venezuela for Europe comes from illegal mining.

  • We believe that the realization of the Short Film Contest will contribute to generating an inform-and-denounce campaign, allowing international public opinion to better understand the situation in the Venezuelan Amazon. Additionally, it will advocate for reforms concerning the use of illegally mined gold in Europe such as requiring certificates of origin and controlling the use of mercury, among other urgent actions.

  • In Venezuela and in many parts of the world there are numerous people and institutions capable of taking on the challenge of making short films portraying the current situation in the Venezuelan amazon both critically and artistically while inviting us to imagine a better tomorrow.

 

CONTEST RULES

 

PARTICIPANTS:

  • People of any age and of any nationality may participate in the contest. Those who are minors at the time of registration must have the authorization of a legal guardian and must provide their information in the registration form.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE SHORT FILMS:

  • The short films presented may be recorded with any recording device: mobile phone camera, digital camera, action camera, tablet, camcorder, etc., and can then, if desired, be edited with external tools, they must have a minimum HD quality for their partial or total reproduction and projection.

  • Short films made from 2015 up until the deadline on September 14. 2022 may participate.

  • The shorts must be original: the creator must possess all the rights.

  • Each short film submitted to the contest must have a title, author, screenwriter, director and all property rights.

  • All short films must be subtitled in English. They must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes, including the credits.

  • The file formats can be MOV, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, MP4.

  • Each contestant can submit a maximum of 2 shorts. The theme of the short will be about the social and environmental crisis in the Venezuelan Amazon; Works of fiction as well as animation, documentaries or narrative interviews may be presented.

 

REGISTRATION

The registration period will begin on January 20 and will end on September 14, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. This period may be extended if the organization deems it appropriate.

Registration will be made through the contest website www.watunna.org, by filling out the registration form and sending the short film through it. In the event that the short film exceeds 2 GB and it’s creator does not want It compressed, it must be sent directly to the contest organization through WeTransfer or by post to the address: Association Watunna Venezuela: 86 Avenue de la Madeleine , Res. Grand Angle, A43, 34070 Montpellier, France.  Or to watunnavenezuela@gmail.com

It is necessary to fill out an application for each short film submitted.

Watunna Venezuela understands that whoever registers as a participant holds the full rights to the work, and will  be able to broadcast it and therefore exempts THE ORGANIZER from all responsibilities derived from this point. These total rights include the soundtrack and authorization to use the image of the actors / participants and / signed authorization from guardians in the event that minors appear in the short film.

Likewise, the participant authorizes the Watunna Venezuela association to broadcast the short film by any audiovisual medium (social networks, TV, streaming, indoor and outdoor projection). The short films may be reproduced and disseminated on any platform that the Watunna association deems relevant, only for advertising purposes of the contest and without any profit motivation.

After verifying that the registered works comply with the terms of use and the bases, Watunna Venezuela will contact the participant to confirm that their short film has been admitted to the contest.

Watunna Venezuela reserves the right of not accepting pieces that, according to the aforementioned criteria, damage the good image and reputation of the Watunna association or do not meet the artistic, technical and / or legal conditions required.

The submission of a short film to the contest necessarily implies the full and unconditional acceptance of these rules by the contestant as well as:

The consent of the participant to disclosure. The short films may be reproduced and disclosed on any platform that the Watunna association deems relevant, only for advertising purposes of the contest and without any profit motivation.

  • The guarantee by the applicant with full indemnity. The Watunna Venezuela association trusts the legality and authorship of the participants and their works and at no time is responsible for any usurpation of identity, copy or total or partial modification of any other foreign work or own pre-existing or non-copyrighted works.  

  • Requests made outside the dates established herein, or incomplete requests will not be taken into account.

  • Issues not established in this paper shall be resolved by the organizers of the contest.

  • If the short film has been made by several authors, only one application must be made and it must include: name, date of birth and ID. Passport of the rest of the authors must be provided in the co-authors section.

  • The participants will declare that they accept the processing of the personal data necessary for the management of the contest.

  • The Organization recommends participants to fill out the registration with sufficient time, due to the possible network collapses that could occur when a high number of registrations coincide in the last days of the term. The Organization is not responsible for the consequences derived from this and can only admit registrations successfully sent through the form on the contest website.

 

AWARD:

  • A jury, composed of: Diana Lichy (France), Kimberly Figueroa (Spain), Bernardo Rotundo (Venezuela), will award a Unique Prize of 2,000 euros.

  • The short film competition, AMAZINE will be announced in the Orinoco-Oslo Summit on May 25, as one of the activities of the association Watunna Venezuela and the Orinoco Ambassadors platform.

  • The prize is unique regardless of the number of authors of the short.

  • The prize can be declared void if the jury so decides.

  • The decision of the jury is final.

 

CONTEST PROCESS

  • All works received that comply with the requirements described in this document and meet with a minimum quality and technical requirements, will enter the contest phase.

  • The jury will be made up of three people: one resident in Venezuela, one in France and one in Spain.

  • The decisions of the Jury, including the final decision, will be decided by simple majority.

  • The jury of the contest will view all the short films admitted to the contest and will issue its decision, awarding the established prizes.

  • Once the contest is over, the organization will ask the winners to accredit all the data provided in the registration form, and the prizes will become effective after verification of said data.

  • The jury's decision and the Audience Award will be published on the Contest website and its social networks.

 

GENERALITIES

In no case will short films be accepted that do not respect human rights or democratic values, or that have offensive or disrespectful content towards individuals or groups.

Contestants are responsible to ensure that no music pieces presented are not subject to copyright by a third party, and that no image rights of other people are infringed upon, so they fall under fair use law, exempting the Organization from any type of responsibility.

In the event that an audio track is used with the recording of a sound that is owned by a record company without its permission, it is possible that, for legal reasons, the reproduction of the short on the web will be without sound and the short film may be removed from the contest.

The authors of the works assign to the Organization of the contest the non-commercial, non-exclusive rights or for particular projections: pedagogical, conferences ...) allowing for the reproduction and exhibition of the short film within the general framework of this contest, and even for future editions, as well as for publicity or promotion purposes, which will always be exercised with the recognition of its author, except if otherwise stated.

Any unforeseen event arising in relation to the development of the (Title of the film contest Sadfasdfasdfasdfasdf contest) of cinema that has not been covered in this document and with the special situation that we are experiencing as a result of the Covid 19 crisis in mind, will be resolved in accordance with the criteria of the organization. Likewise, the organization is not responsible for the poor or none reception of the materials.

Participation in this Contest implies full acceptance of its bases.

 

DATA PROTECTION

In accordance with the new European Data Protection Regulation (RGPD 2016/679 of the European Parliament), and Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights, the personal data of the participants in ”Amazine” International short film contest entitled Marc de Civireux will become part of the association's database (sadfasdf) and will not be used for any other purpose than the management and promotion of said contest, nor will it be transferred to third parties without prior consent. Likewise, the rights of access, rectification, opposition and cancellation of the data can be exercised at any time through our contact:

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ASSIGNMENT OF RIGHTS, AUTHORSHIP AND LIABILITY.

  • The registered Participant is solely responsible for the short and everything it includes (example: images and sounds of other authors). If any claim occurs, the participant must resolve any legal issue claimed.

  • The Watunna Venezuela association declines all legal responsibility for the shorts and their content.

  • Participation in the contest implies the free transfer of some rights in order to be able to reproduce, distribute and disseminate the works presented.

  • By the mere fact of participating, the author of the short film assigns to Watunna Venezuela, free of charge, exclusively and for the whole world, the rights of reproduction, public communication and distribution of the short film or fragments thereof, for non-commercial purposes. so that the short film can be disseminated and broadcast through any medium and in any format, including websites as well as social networks and audiovisual platforms, for a two years limit

  • The exercise of these rights will be exclusively for promotional and informative purposes without any lucrative objective.

  • Any exploitation or commercial use of the short film, other than the one mentioned, will require the prior and express consent of the author.

  • The act of participating, supposes that the bases are accepted in their entirety.

  • The Watunna Venezuela association has the power to decide on unforeseen issues that may arise and that have not been included in these bases.

 

SINCERELY

Organizing Committee:

Committee president: Association Watunna Venezuela.

WATUNNA

The creation myths of the Yekuana Indians of the Orinoco region of Venezuela provide a transparent look at the poetic process by which human beings construct meaning from their experience. Narrated by Stan Brakhage. Music and sound by Bruce Odland.