Regulations Listapad 2022

Regulations

of the XXVIII Minsk International Film Festival «Listapad»

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1 Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” is held annually by the Ministry of Culture and Minsk City Executive Committee (hereinafter the Organizers) with the participation of the National State TV and Radio Company, the Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Film Studio “Belarusfilm” and the Republican Public Association “Belarusian Union of Cinematographers”.

1.2 The XXVIII Minsk International Film Festival “Listapad” (hereafter the Film Festival) will be held from 4 to 11 November 2022.

1.3 Aims and objectives of the Film Festival are as follows:

- Development and strengthening of international cultural ties;

- Showing the achievements of the cinematography of the Republic of Belarus and other countries of recent years;

- Establishment of creative contacts, exchange of experience;

- Assistance in the professional development of young filmmakers;

- Introducing the viewer to the best example of the national and world cinema.

1.4 The organization authorized to perform the functions of the directorate of the Film Festival is the Republican Unitary Enterprise “National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”.

2. FESTIVAL PROGRAM

2.1 The Film Festival Program includes:

- Opening and closing ceremony;

- Main Fiction Films Competition;

- Main Non-fiction Films Competition;

- Animation Films Competition;

- Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik”;

- Out-of-competition Programs, including programs of films from CIS countries under the slogan “Common memory… Though the Past to the Future” (film heritage of the CIS counties, little-known classics), seminars and round table on the issue of the modern film process, master classes by leading cinematographers of the world, pitching of students film projects; pitching of film projects dedicated to the 80th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War for the co-production of the fiction, non-fiction and animation films; screenings of Festival films and holding creative meetings in the regions of the Republic of Belarus, other events.

3. COMPETITION AND REQUIREMENTS

3.1 The competition program includes:

- Main Fiction Films Competition;

- Main Non-fiction Films Competition;

- Animation Films Competition;

- Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik”.

3.2 Only full-length films (running time from 52 minutes) made in 2021-2022 may participate in the Main Fiction Films Competition Program. Preference is given to the films specially mentioned at international festivals and highly acclaimed by filmmakers and viewers.

No less than 10 films minimum from 5 countries participate in the Main Fiction Films Competition Program.

3.3 Only full-length and medium-length films (running time from 26 minutes) made in 2021-2022 may participate in the Main Non-Fiction Films Competition Program. Preference is given to the films specially mentioned at international festivals and highly acclaimed by filmmakers and viewers.

No less than 10 films minimum from 5 countries participate in the Main Non-Fiction Films Competition Program.

3.4 Films created in 2021-2022 participate in the Animation Films Competition. Animated films of all genres are accepted (running time up to 39 minutes.

No less than 10 films minimum from 5 countries participate in the Main Animation Films Competition.

3.5 Full-length fiction and animated films for children and youth created in 2021- 2022 participate in Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik”.

Up to 10 films take part in “Listapadzik” Children and Youth Films Competition Program.

3.6 Demonstration copies of films participating in the Film Festival Competition Programs must be in the original language and with English subtitles if the original language is not English.

3.7 Copies of films participating in the Competition Programs should be submitted to the Film Festival Directorate no later than October 01, 2022.

3.8 The final decision on the number of films participating in the Competition Programs is made by the Film Festival Directorate. The order of Competitive Films Demonstration is determined by the Film Festival Directorate.

3.9 Copies of films accepted for the other Film Festival Programs should be submitted to the Film Festival Directorate no later than October 10, 2022.

4. PARTICIPATION CONDITIONS

4.1 Film studios, TV companies, distribution companies, independent producers – copyright holders of the provided films can participate in the Film Festival, subject to confirmation of the settled legal relations with the authors and other copyrights holders for intellectual property objects included in the provided film, with the provision of copies of agreements on the transfer of exclusive rights to third parties.

4.2 To be considered for one of the Competition Program one has to fill in the application form before October 01, 2021 and provide links to the following documents:

- Editing or original dialog list in electronic version and .srt file with subtitles in Russian or English;

- Preview link to the film (closed or with the password);

- Synopsis, promotional materials, press kit;

- Preview trailer (running time up to 3 minutes);

- Materials for the catalogue (information about the filmmakers, photographs, including the photo of the director, poster and minimum 3 stills. jpg 1920*1080);

- Films format.

4.3 Submission of the film for the selection is free of charge.

4.4 At the same time the copyright owner agrees with:

- The public presentation of the film in a competition or out-of-competition screening, including with the participation of representatives of the creative group;

- The presentation of film fragments on television (no more than 3 minutes), on the official website of the Film Festival, social networks of the Film Festival and in other promotional materials of the Film Festival;

- The use of all the presented film materials in promotional materials of the Film Festival (catalogues, brochures, on the website, in multimedia performances, etc.).

4.5 Only the films released during the last two years preceding the opening day of the Film Festival, previously not shown publicly on the territory of the Republic of Belarus, noted at the other international festivals and (or) highly appreciated by leading representatives of world cinema may participate in the Film Festival.

4.6 The Program .of the Film Festival is formed by the Directorate of the Film Festival, the formed program is approved by the Organizers.

4.7 The Directorate of the Film Festival has the right to show each film within the framework of the Film Festival no more than five times, including paid screenings and press screenings.

4.8 The Directorate of the Film Festival officially notifies the authors of the films that have successfully passed the selection of the decision of the selection committee no later than the date of the official press conference of the Film Festival.

4.9 Questions about inviting guests, terms and conditions of their stay and accreditation at the Film Festival are decided by the Film Festival Directorate and approved by the Organizers.

4.10 The participation of films in Film Festival Competition Programs entitles the presence of one or two representatives of the competition film (director, producer, actor / actress), otherwise by the decision of the Film Festival Directorate and in agreement with the Organizers of the Film Festival.

4.11 The Film Festival Directorate whenever possible covers costs of the stay at the Film Festival of the director (producer) and / or actor who represent the film in competition and participate in meetings with spectators and press conferences.

4.12 The Film Festival Directorate whenever possible covers costs of round trip tickets and accommodation for one or two representatives of the film in non-competition (director, producer, actor / actress) for 3 days, otherwise by the decision of the Film Festival Directorate and in agreement with the Organizers of the Film Festival.

4.13 The conditions of stay of other guests of the Film Festival are negotiated additionally.

4.14 The film must not violate the copyright legislation, contain elements of racial, national, religious intolerance, calls for violence and violation of the rights and dignity of citizens, and contradict the legislation of the republic of Belarus.

5. JURI

5.1 To judge the films in the Competition Programs four jury panels are set up:

- International Jury of the Main Fiction Films Competition (five people);

- International Jury of the Main Non-Fiction Films Competition (three people);

- International Jury of the Animation Films Competition (three people);

- International Jury of the Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik” (three people).

The working procedure of these international juries is approved by the Ministry of Culture.

5.2 The Film Festival Directorate covers stay costs in Minsk and round trip tickets for each Jury member.

5.3 Persons involved in the production or commercial distribution of a film in competition are not allowed to serve for the respective Jury.

6. AWARDS

6.1 The International Jury of the Main Fiction Films Competition gives the following awards:

- Grand Prix “Listapad Gold” for Best Film;

- Award for Best Director;

- Yury Marukhin Memorial Award for Best Cinematography;

- Special Jury Award (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision);

- Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role;

- Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role;

- Award for Best Sound/Score.

6.2 The International Jury of the Main Non-Fiction Films Competition gives the following awards:

- Grand Prix for Best Non-Fiction Film;

- Special Jury Award (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision).

6.3 The International Jury of the Animation Films Competition gives the following awards:

- Award for Best Animated Film;

- Special Jury Award (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision).

6.4 The International Jury of Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik” gives the following awards:

- Golden Listapadzik Award for Best Film;

- Special Jury Award (awarded in accordance with the Jury's decision);

- Award for Best Child Performance;

- Award for Best Adult Performance in a children’s film.

6.5 The prize for the Best Film of the Competition named after film director V. Turov is awarded to young cinematographers within the framework of competitions of fiction, non-fiction and animation films by the decision of the NGO “Belarusian Union of Cinematographers” on the basis of proposals made by the jury of fiction, non-fiction and animation films competitions from among the films participating in the three above-mentioned competitions.

6.6 The decisions of the international juries are final and are not subject to revision by the organizing committee.

6.7 All juries have the right to award special diplomas, which can be supported by sponsorship prizes or awards.

6.8 Within the framework of the Film Festival the following awards are given:

- Special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus “For the Preservation and Development of Traditions of Spirituality in Cinema”;

- Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus “For Humanism and Spirituality in Cinema”.

6.9 The audience evaluates the program of the main competition of fiction films and competitions of films for children and youth audience “Listapadzik” by calculating the rating points awarded by the audience of the Film Festival, the winners of two Audience Awards are determined: for the best fiction film, for the best film for children and youth audience “Listapadzik”.

6.10 The personal participation of the winners in the award ceremonies is welcome. In case of absence of prize-winners at the award ceremonies, prizes may be awarded to the representatives of the prize-winners.

7. PRESS

7.1 To cover the Film Festival mass-media has to fill in the form and submit to the Film Festival to the address: directorate22@listapad.org.

7.2 All the expenses connected with the stay of the correspondents at the Film Festival are to be covered by the media.

7.3 The Film Festival Directorate has a right to invite journalists from other regions of the Republic of Belarus and from other countries at the expense of the Film Festival (source - additionally attracted sponsor’s money) in agreement with the Organizers of the Film Festival.

8. FINAL PROVISIONS

8.1 Participation in the Film Festival shall presume observation of all articles of the present Regulations. In case of any disputes which may arise out of the present Regulations, only the Russian-language variant of the present Regulations is taken as a basis.

8.2 Contacts of the Film Festival:

Film Festival Directorate (The Republican Unitary Enterprise “The National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”),

220114, Minsk, Nezavisimosti ave. 98.

e-mail: 

information (fiction films):  

information (non-fiction films): 

information (animation): 

information («Listapadzik»): 




The 28th edition of MIFF «LISTAPAD» will take place on November 4-11, 2022