Vittorio “De Seta” International Competition of ethnographic documentaries 2018

Firstly, with this competition, the FITP, as an institution that protects and enhances the ethnographic heritage, intends to insert itself in major international events in which the documentations and documentaries of visual anthropology are examined, whose topics fall within the interests and institutional functions of the same FITP
To achieve this objective it was necessary to establish a specific review that could serve as a model; for this reason it was dedicated to Vittorio De Seta with the aim of enhancing the figure of the director and the filmmaker who has always shown particular ethno-anthropological interests. Therefore, the Italian Federation of Popular Traditions has established an annual international competition for the production of ethnographic documentaries.
The competition-review aims to promote and disseminate, through the audiovisual media, the anthropological knowledge of the popular cultures of the various Italian and foreign communities and, therefore, pursue the objective of protecting and enhancing the above mentioned cultures as inalienable heritage of the different local identities. Moreover, in the debate of the demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, the competition-review has the function of contributing to better define the important role of visual anthropology as well as identifying the current systems and processes of re-functionalization of "popular traditions". "still vital in the different socio-cultural realities.

2nd  Edition Call

TO PARTICIPATE AT

  “VITTORIO DE SETA” INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ETHNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES

 

Art. 1 PURPOSES

 

 FITP, for the year 2018  calls out the competition for film productions of ethnographic nature named: “Vittorio De Seta” International Competition of ethnographic documentaries.

The Competition wants to give value to the image of the film director and film-maker Vittorio De Seta, who has always been showing  particular ethno-anthropological interests. Moreover, its aim is to promote and spread the anthropological knowledge through the use of the audiovisual mean and method; it aims at protecting and giving value to popular cultures intended as inalienable heritage of the local identities. Within the frame of the debate related to the demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, the Competition and the relative review's function is to contribute at better definining the important role of the visual anthropology.

 

Art. 2 DATE AND PLACE

 

FITP establishes, with a deliberate of federal Council of the 20th of October 2017 , that the 2nd edition of  “Vittorio De Seta” International Competition for the production of ethnographical documentaries will take place in  Calabria in October 2018.

 

Art. 3 THEME AND DURATION

 

FITP's scientific Consult establishes, through deliberate, that the theme of the competition is FREE.                 The documentaries will have to last a maximum of  60 minutes.

 

Art. 4 – DEADLINE TO APPLY TO PRESELECTION

 

To enter the preselection, the expiry date to send the works is  30th of May 2018 at 00:00 p.m..

The documentaries and the application form in e-format downlodable from the site www.fitp.org, should be sent to the mail address  premiodeseta@gmail.com , or uploaded on a secific section of the same   www.fitp.org site.

 

Art. 5 – ADMISSION TO THE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

 

Authors or film directors responsible of the selected and ADMITTED works, to enter the 3rd  step, should send in 15 days, to the address of <<Pro Loco of Castrovillari, Corso Calabria n. 160, 87012 Castrovillari (CS)>>,  an envelope containing the following materials:

 

  1. Application form, signed and filled in in all its parts.
  2. Copy of the audiovisual (dvd, blu-ray, file),  recorded through EUROPE REGION 2 system.
  3. CD or DVD containing:

a brief synopsis of the film in Italian or in English; biography and filmography of the author  or the authors in Italian or in English; technical data sheet of the film, with eventual cast & credits, in Italian or in English and a list of the musical tracks (author and title) used as soundtrack.

  1. Trailer or film abstracts in any format for the promotion of the competition (optional).
  2. Pictures of the film and the author for the promotion of the competition (optional).

 

As for the postal shipments the date of the postmark will be faithful.

They won't be accepted envelopes which, even sent within the fixed terms, won't reach the above mentioned address in thirty days since the communication of ADMISSION.

 

Art. 6 -PUBLIC PERFORMANCE AND PRIZEGIVING

 

As established by the Art. 2, the event will take place in Calabria in October 2018. The first three documentaries, selected by the Jury will be rewarded.

 

 

Art. 7 – PRIZES

 

FITP, with deliberate of Council of the 20th of October 2017, establishes the amount to be assigned to the prizes and the relative partition in:

 

  1. First classified        € 2000,00
  2. Second classified   € 1000,00
  3. Third  classified        €  500,00

 

The Jury could decide to assign at maximum  2 ex-aequo prizes; in such a case, the prize will be subdivided equally among the winners.

The prize will be assigned to the signatory (film director or productor) of the application form to the competition.

 

Art. 8 – RESPONSIBILITY AND GENERAL NORMS

 

Such a regulation establishes that, through the subscription of the application form, the author or film director responsible for the documentary, states as follows: 

  1. the work presented does not violate laws or current regulations, or rights of third parties; 
  2. to be the owner of (or having rights on) the work and the musical tracks;
  3. to raise FITP from from losses, damages, responsibilities, costs and charges of whatever type caused because of the content of the documentary and its screening in public;
  4. to give irrevocably up each claim or action, request or redraft against the organizators of the Competition, the members of the Jury and all people involved at any title in the same exhibition and competition, raising them from every responsibility thereupon.

 

Art. 9 - COMPROMISE AND FINAL CLAUSE

 

It is at last specified that any dispute should rise as for the relationships object of the present competition notice, it will be sent in judgement to an arbitration Board made up of three members, of whom:

  1. one, with functions of president, appointed by common agreement by FITP's President;
  2. one appointed by the contender;
  3. one appointed by common agreement by the subjects of whom at the  two previous points a) and b) or, in case of failing agreement, by the President of the Court of the place where the public event will take place.

For each exception not envisaged in the present regulation, the FITP reserves the right to take final decisions.

 

Art. 10 – CONSENT AND PRIVACY

 

Who subscribes the application form, according to the Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 about the privacy protection, declares explicitly to allow the use of the personal data for all the initiatives connected to the competition.      

 

 

VITTORIO DE SETA

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION'S REGULATION

 

 

 

 

 

Art. 1 – ORGANIZATION

 

Vittorio De Seta competition/review is conceived by the Italian Federation of Popular Traditions (since now named FITP) and organized by a team of experts specially chosen by  the FITP.

 

Art. 2 – PURPOSES

 

The competition wants to give value to the image of the film director and film-maker Vittorio De Seta, who has always been showing a particular ethno-anthropological interest. Moreover, its aim is to promote and spread the anthropological knowledge through the use of the audiovisual mean and method; protect and give value to popular cultures intended as inalienable heritage of the local identities. Within the frame of the debate related to the demo-ethno-anthropological disciplines, the competition/review 's function is to contribute at better definining the important role of the visual anthropology.

 

Art. 3 – DEADLINE AND PLACES

 

 

FITP advertises yearly a competition/review for the production of documentaries of ethnographic nature. The same will establish date and place of the carrying out of the event, defined  “Vittorio De Seta” International Review of Ethnographic Documentaries”, in which the first 10 admitted documentaries  will be screened. Simultaneously to the annual approval of the competition Call,  FITP will establish the deadline for the presentation of the documentaries submitted to preselection.

 

 

Art. 4 – THEME AND DURATION

 

Annually, the Scientific  Consult of FITP will establish the theme and the duration of the documentaries. The thme could be free or defined; at any case they will be invited to participate productions of documentaries related to ethnographic and socio-cultural aspects of whatever place.

 

 

Art. 5 – SECTIONS AND CATEGORIES 

National and international movies can enter.

 

  • As for National it is intended: documentaries produced in Italy, in Italian or dialects subtitled in Italian.

 

  • As for International it is intended:

a) documentaries produced abroad in a language different from Italian; in such a case subtitles in Italian are requested

b) documentaries produced in Italy in the same language or local spoken panguage different from Italian; even in this case subtitles in Italian are requested.

 

Art. 6 – CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

 

  1. The participation to the competition is free and open to all, with no limits of age and nationality.
  2. Each author or groups of authors can send more documentaries, but only one can be prizewinning.
  3. All the audiovisual published and unpublished works, made in any part of the world, produced since 2005 can participate to the competition.
  4. The documentaries should have a theme and duration fixed year by year.
  5. Documentaries for which there is no full ownership of useful rights (images and soundtrack) to the participation to the competition and the public screening, are not allowed to participate.
  6. Advertising spots, exclusively musical documentaries and  editorial video-films, expressely promotional or otherwise trade, or which violate the rights and the dignity of man, are not admitted.
  7. The author takes full charge of all responsibilities coming out from an eventual improper use of the audiovisual against manufacturing companies and/or eventual parts which could be damaged or feel themselves offended because of the contents of the same work.
  8. For the purposes of a correct participation, each  year the application form and the competition call will be drawn up and downloadable from the site www.fitp.org.  In the competition call there will be the deadline foreseen to send the documentaries subdue to preselection.

 

 

Art. 7 - STEPS

 

 

The competition is designed in three steps :

 

1st  step  PRESELECTION

 

2nd  step ADMISSION

 

3rd step  PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

Art. 8 – PRESELECTION

 

To enter the  PRESELECTION, in the competition call there will be indicated the deadline to send the documentaries.

The documentaries and the application form in e-format should be sent to the mail address  premiodeseta@gmail.com or uploaded on a specific section of  the www.fitp.org site.

 

 

 

Art. 9 – ADMISSION

 

The works received within the given date will be viewed by a commission which unchallengeably will deliberate the admission to the 3rd step  (PUBLIC PERFORMANCE).

The authors and film directors responsible for the works will receive communication of the occurred ADMISSION.

 

 

Art. 10 – ACCESS TO THE PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

 

Authors or film directors responsible of the selected and ADMITTED works, to enter the 3rd  step, should send in 15 days, to the address given in the competition call, an envelope containing the following materials:

 

  1. Application form, signed and filled in in all its parts.
  2. Copy of the audiovisual (dvd, blu-ray, file),  recorded through EUROPE REGION 2 system.
  3. CD or DVD containing:

a brief synopsis of the film in Italian or in English; biography and filmography of the author  or the authors in Italian or in English; technical data sheet of the film, with eventual cast & credits, in Italian or in English and a list of the musical tracks (author and title) used as soundtrack.

  1. Trailer or film abstracts in any format for the promotion of the competition (optional).
  2. Pictures of the film and the author for the promotion of the competition (optional).

 

As for international expeditions from Countries not falling within the European Community through post service or courier service, the envelope should be accompanied by a proform invoice having the following wording: "only for cultural use with no trade value" .

FITP establishes any customs fees won't be charged on it.

By FITP nothing is due, neither as a personal title nor as freight or support, nor as advantage for the producer or distributor company.

All the material sent to participate to the 3rd step won't be returned and will be kept in the Archives of the FITP for the sole cultural, spreading and didactic purposes.

The participation to the competition/review which will be advertised involves the whole acceptance of such a regulation .

 

Art. 11 - PUBLIC PERFORMANCE

 

The ADMITTED documentaries will be presented to the public in a performance taking place by the 31st December of each year; in such event 10 documentaries will be screened and the first three, chosen by the JURY, will be rewarded.

 

 

 

Art. 12 – JURY

 

The Jury will be made up of five members:

an expert in visual anthropology;

an expert of cinema and film direction or a documentary film- maker;

the president of the Scientific Consult and two members appointed by FITP.

The president of FITP's Scientific Consult will be president and coordinator of the Jury .

Each juryman, for each single work, will have to formulate a written own opinion with the relative assessment, so to get to final collective judgement, in which the single evaluations and the votes of the jurymen should be expressed clearly. 

The jury may decide to assign at maximum 2 (two) ex-aequo prizes; in such case the prize will be divided equally between the winners.

 

 

Art. 13 - PRIZES

 

FITP, in its annual forecast budget, will establish the amount of the prizes. Among the admitted documentaries the first three will be rewarded. The prize will be given to the signatory (film director or producer) of the competition's application form.

Value of the prizes:

  1. First classified        € 2000,00
  2. Second classified   € 1000,00
  3. Third  classified        €  500,00

 

 

 

Art. 14 – RESPONSIBILITY AND GENERAL NORMS

 

Such a regulation establishes that, through the subscription of the application form, the author or film

director responsible for the documentary, states as follows:

  1. the work presented does not violate laws or current regulations, or rights of third parties;
  2. to be the owner of (or having rights on) the work and the musical tracks;
  3. to raise FITP from from losses, damages, responsibilities, costs and charges of whatever type caused because of the content of the documentary and its screening in public;

to give irrevocably up each claim or action, request or redraft against the organizators of the Competition, the members of the Jury and all people involved at any title in the same exhibition and competition, raising them from every responsibility thereupon.

 

 

 

Art. 15 - COMPROMISE AND FINAL CLAUSE

 

It is at last specified that any dispute should rise as for the relationships object of the present competition notice, it will be sent in judgement to an arbitration Board made up of three members, of whom:

  1. one, with functions of president, appointed by common agreement by FITP's President;
  2. one appointed by the contender;
  3. one appointed by common agreement by the subjects of whom at the  two previous points a) and b) or, in case of failing agreement, by the President of the Court of the place where the public event will take place.

For each exception not envisaged in the present regulation, the FITP reserves the right to take final decisions.

 

Art. 16 – CONSENT AND PRIVACY

 

Who subscribes the application form, according to the Legislative Decree n. 196/2003 about the privacy protection, declares explicitly to allow the use of the personal data for all the initiatives connected to the competition.      

1st  VITTORIO DE SETA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION

OF ETHNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES

 

 

 F.I.T.P.

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION FORM TO THE COMPETITION  2017

 

Protocol number:___________/___________

VITTORIO DE SETA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF ETHNOGRAPHIC DOCUMENTARIES

 

 

 

         

 

 

NAME

 

SURNAME

 

 

PLACE OF BIRTH

 

DATE OF BIRTH

 

 

ADDRESS

 

CITY

 

 

COUNTRY

 

 

Tel.

 

e-mail

 

web

 

               

 

FILM DATA

□ DOCUMENTARY

 

TITLE

 

 

 

YEAR

 

 

DURATION  (MINUTES)

 

 

ORIGINAL FORMAT

 

   □ dvd   -  □  blue ray HD

OTHER

 

ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

 

 

SUBTITLES' LANGUAGE

 

 

           

 

PRODUCTION

 

 

ADDRESS

 

 

CITY

 

 

COUNTRY

 

 

Tel.

 

e-mail

 

web

 

           

 

EVENTUAL DISTRIBUTION

 

 

ADDRESS

 

 

CITY

 

 

COUNTRY

 

 

Tel.

 

         

 

THE UNDERSIGNED DECLARES 

- to approve all what is specifid as follows:

6. RESPONSIBILITIES.

Signing the application form the author declares: a) that the work presented doesn't violate any applicable laws and regulations or rights of third parties; b) to be the owner of all the rights of use of the work and the music, for which it is important to give accurate documentation of ownership; c) to raise F.I.T.P. ,Organizer of the Exhibition and the relative Competition, from losses, damages, responsibilities, costs and charges of whatever type should be uphold because of the content of the documentary and its screening in public; d) to give irrevocably up each claim or action, request or redraft against F.I.T.P., organizer of the  exhibition and the relative competition, the members of the Jury, and all people involved at any title in the same exhibition and competition, raising them from every responsibility thereupon.

 

Moreover, it is declared that, in case of prize award, the payment should be done in the following bank account,headed to: ____________________,international code number__________IBAN __________________ at the Bank ___________________, address __________________________.

 

As for participants resident abroad it is necessary to indicate International Iban and BIC code

 

9. FINAL AND ARBITRATION CLAUSE. Any dispute should rise as for the relationships object of the present competition notice, it will be sent in judgement to an arbitration board made up of three members, of whom: a) one, with functions of president of the arbitration board, appointed by common agreement by F.I.T.P.'s President; b) one appointed by the contender; c) one appointed by common agreement by the subjects of whom at the  two previous points a) and b) or, in case of failing agreement, by the President of the Court of Foggia.

For each exception not envisaged in the present regulation, the F.I.T.P., organizer of the Exhibition and this Competition, reserves the right to take final decisions. 

This competition notice and the relative regulation of the Exhibition are drafted only in Italian. Any translations made by competitors and participants must be approved by F.I.T.P..

 

 

DATE

 

 

SIGNATURE

 

 

Discharging from liability

Yes

 

No

- the undersigned allows the publication of the texts and photos sent to the catalogue and to the competition web site by F.I.T.P.

 

 

- the undersigned allows the publication of the film trailer on the competition web site and its possibile tv broadcast by F.I.T.P.

 

 

 - the undersigned allows a tv broadcast of the documentaries within  a format owned by F.I.T.P.

 

 

- the undersigned allows the film  use for only cultural purposes   by Federazione Italiana Tradizioni Popolari                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

-the undersigned states possessing the liabilities to use musics (necessary in case of use of tracks covered by copyright)

 

 

DATA PROCESSING CONSENT

 

 

The undersigned authorizes the Federazione Italiana Tradizioni Popolari to the use of personal data according to the legislative decree on privacy preservation no. 196 of the 30th of June 2003

 

Date

 

Signature

 

TO ACCESS TO THE FINAL EVENT, THE AUTHORS OR REGISTERS SHALL SUBMIT WITHIN 15 DAYS FROM THE COMMUNICATION OF ADMISSION, ALL THE DOCUMENTATION REFERRED TO IN ART. 5 OF THE CALL.
IN ABSENCE OF SUCH A DOCUMENTATION, ACCESS WILL BE CONSIDERED NOT VALID.

 

 

DATE

 

 

SIGNATURE