42nd Festival PAF Tachov 6th - 8th March 2020   Submission of competition works starts on 1st of January 2020

Films and AV presentations

Application for film and Audiovisual presentation - PDF

Category - Diving films

• 1A – amateur films
Maximum total length: 20 minutes (including the opening and closing credits)

• 1B – professional films – Films made professionally or with professional participation. Maximum total length: not limited.

At least 30% of the works competing in categories 1A and/or 1B has to be shot under water.

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Category – Films about water

Films, which – in various ways - present water and life around it.
Only works which do not meet the conditions of the category “Diving films” can apply.

• 1C – amateur films
Maximum total length: 20 minutes (including the opening and closing credits)

• 1D – professional films – Films made professionally or with professional participation. Maximum total length: not limited.


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• 1 F  Category – Audiovisual presentation

Maximum length: 12 minutes (including the opening and closing credits)
At least 30% of the pictures has to be shot under water.

If the screening of your presentation requires any special technology or software, please, bring it along.

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Contest rules

• Works can be submitted either by posting a storage device (please, see the list below for further information) or by means of specialized internet services offering the transferring/sharing of large data files.

• On storage device can be recorded more works.

• The storage device must not contain any other data apart from the competing work.

• The film has to be preceded and followed by five seconds of black screen (without any pictorial or sound data)
• DVD or Blue ray disc must not contain any graphic introductory menu
• The storage devices must not contain any bonus material
• In case the language of the film commentary is not Czech, please send us the text of this commentary in the written form in English (including time plan with minutes/seconds). We will have the film translated, so that during the festival it can be screened in its original version with a translation for the local audience.

Data storage devices:

• DVD
• Blue ray disc
• USB Flash or another memory device, which complies with European norms

The cover of the storage device has to list the following information:

• complete title of the film
• exact length in minutes and seconds (from the beginning to the end of the sound/pictorial recording)
• name and complete address of the author

Recommended formats:

DVD: DVD video
Blue ray: BD video

Others:
Containers: MP4, MPG, AVI
Codecs: MPEG-2,MPEG-4, H264, AVCHD

Additional information:

Please, send your works to:
PAF Tachov, K.Světlé 505, 347 01 Tachov, Czech Republic

Even works which do not comply with the above mentioned conditions can be accepted in the competition - provided that they offer an interesting view of the water/underwater world and are pre-selected by the festival jury. These works can receive special prizes.

• The festival takes place annually and is open to all.
• Venue: The Mže Community Centre, Tachov, Czech Republic
• Participating filmmakers/photographers have free access to all events held during the festival, including lectures, Saturday´s gala evening and banquet.
• Please, send a portrait photo of yourself (JPG, 800x1200 dpi) for the festival catalogue and the gallery of participants.
• The participating filmmakers and photographers grant the organizer of the festival the unrestricted license to publicly, without any fee or other form of compensation, display their works during the festival / at events promoting the festival.
• Works sent to the festival will not be returned.
• The participants have to arrange for their own accommodation.

 

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