Festival rules

Edition 2022

ARTICLE 1 – Organisation

The Chamonix Film Festival Organisation,
is organising the Chamonix Film Festival from 14 to 19 June 2022 (2nd edition) in Chamonix.
This is a competition.
The competition is open to professional and amateur filmmakers.

ARTICLE 2 – Themes of the films

  • The selected films will have the following theme: mountaineering, climbing, adventure, exploration,
    in the context of the mountains. They must transmit the cultural heritage of the mountain and
    the human values linked to mountaineering (commitment, solidarity, respect for the environment).
  • The films must have a maximum duration of 90 minutes.

ARTICLE 3 – Registration

Entries for the preselections and viewing links must be sent before 1 April 2022.
April 2022.

Registration of a film is free of charge and can be done

  • Online on the festival website: www.chamonixfilmfestival.fr under the heading Register your film.
  • By email to Christophe Raylat: christophe@dev.chamonixfilmfestival.fr
  • By mail to the address:
    Chamonix Film Festival Organisation
    53 chemin du Cristal des glaces
    74400 Chamonix

Authors, producers or directors may submit several films to the selection committee
but only one will be selected for the final selection.
The elements sent will be kept by the festival for its archives.
The completed registration form, whatever the chosen method of registration, constitutes a commitment
and implies acceptance of the present rules in all their provisions.

ARTICLE 4 – Selection

The organising committee, whose list is available on the website www.chamonixfilmfestival.fr,
will select the films eligible for the competition.
The admission or not of the works to the competition is the sole responsibility of the
The festival organisers will inform the referees of the films of their selection or not and, if necessary
and, if necessary, will organise their attendance at the festival.

ARTICLE 5 – Items to be provided

Upon receipt of the official selection confirmation email, the referees of the selected films
must send the following elements as soon as possible:

  • For the screening, a master of the film in a professional broadcasting format, preferably suitable for cinema
    suitable for cinema screening (DCP).
  • The trailer of the film in a digital HD file.
    10 digital photos in high definition (300 dpi minimum) free of rights for the promotion of the
  • An internet link of the trailer for integration on the website:
    www.chamonixfilmfestival.fr (Vimeo, YouTube, Dailymotion, etc.)
  • A summary in French and English of about ten lines for the programmes and the website.

*These documents may be used free of charge for the promotion and communication of the
Festival only. As part of the promotion of the festival and the films presented during the event, the
the Festival’s organising committee may take any decisions they deem necessary.
necessary. They may not, however, present extracts of more than one minute to television channels.
television channels. Any more specific request will be agreed with the producers.

ARTICLE 6 – Films with French and English subtitles

The Chamonix Film Festival is aimed at both French and English speaking audiences. An area will be
space will be provided for English-speaking screenings. For all films, it will be necessary to have a French and an English version, whatever the language.
For all films, it will be necessary to have a French and an English version, whatever the nationality of the film.
Any translations will be at the expense of the producers, unless otherwise agreed with the Festival.

ARTICLE 7 – Screening rights

The Chamonix Film Festival will pay the producers of the selected films screening rights
proportional to the length of the film.

  • Less than 10 minutes: 100 €.
  • From 10 to 30 minutes: 150 €.
  • More than 30 minutes 300 €.

ARTICLE 8 – Shipping costs

Registration to the Festival is free of charge, any shipping costs for documents or Master
are to be paid by the participants.

ARTICLE 9 – Competitions

The Festival jury is composed of a president and 4 members appointed for each edition
by the organisation. The jurors are personalities from the mountain world and/or the audiovisual world.
audiovisual world.
The jury will award four prizes:

  • The Chamonix Film Festival Grand Prize
  • The Jury Prize
  • The Narrative Award
  • The “By fair means” prize

A fifth prize:

  • The Audience Award

Will be awarded by the spectators following a vote counted at the end of each screening.

ARTICLE 10 – Obligations

The winning directors undertake to mention the prize in the credits of their film as well as on the poster and/or visuals and media.
the poster and/or the official visuals and media.

ARTICLE 11 – Media and Communication

The rights holders give the Festival the right to reproduce the photos or extracts of the film for the production of the Festival’s promotional teaser and for distribution in its publications, promotional venues, website and on the various social networks, without any compensation.

ARTICLE 12 – Free of charge and payment

The festival will pay for the accommodation, meals and, if necessary, the lifts of the guests (directors, producers or main protagonists), up to a limit of one guest per film. Concerning travel expenses, each case will be studied and transport subsidies may be granted by the organising committee.

ARTICLE 13 – Representation

The directors or protagonists of the film undertake, within the framework provided by the organising committee, to present their films during the public screenings, to ensure the presentation and to close the session by their presence during the debate and during the announcement of the awards.

ARTICLE 14 – Programming

The day and time of the films selected in competition and out of competition will be made according to a programming grid established by the Festival’s organising committee, based on the organisational requirements and the availability of the various speakers of the selected films.

ARTICLE 15 – Rights

The person registering the film with the Festival, whether he/she is a producer, director, protagonist, or other, guarantees the Festival that he/she holds all the rights allowing the film to be shown within the framework of the Festival and also allowing the respect of the provisions of article 11 of the present contract.
He/she also guarantees the Festival that he/she will not take any action against the Festival by a third party claiming to have rights under the literary property code and the possible pecuniary consequences of said proceedings and actions.

ARTICLE 16 – Image rights

During the Festival, all videos and images were taken with the consent and “tacit” expression of will of the persons present during the event or evening organised. Any unauthorised use or distribution is prohibited. All videos, messages and electronic images are subject to alteration. The organising committee declines all responsibility if these videos, photos or images have been altered, deformed or falsified.

ARTICLE 17 – Entry

The registration of one or more films implies full acceptance of all the articles and conditions established by these rules.

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