Rules and Regulations VII Yalta International Film Festival “EURASIAN BRIDGE” - 2023
1. General provisions
1.1 Yalta International Film Festival “EURASIAN BRIDGE” (hereinafter – Festival) is a permanent cultural project of the Republic of Crimea, held annually in the Republic of Crimea, in accordance with the program of the Festival.
The Festival will be held in September 22-26, 2023.
1.2 The Festival program is approved by the Organizing Committee of the Festival (hereinafter - the Organizing Committee).
1.3 The Festival is organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea and Mediafest LLC (hereinafter - Mediafest), with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
1.4 The festival has the status of an International and is open to participation in it regardless of the legal status of representatives of different countries sharing the goals and objectives of the Festival.
2. Aims and goals
2.1 The goal of the Festival is the development of international relations in culture, the promotion of the lofty ideals of humanism, peace and friendship among nations through the medium of cinema
2.2 The aims of the Festival are:
- raising the role of national cinema in developing international ties in the sphere of culture
- discovery, encouragement and promoting of creative achievements in film
- attracting to cinema halls people of different ages and nationalities
- creating favorable conditions for acquainting the audience with the best works of world cinema
3. Festival Organizers
3.1 The supreme body of the Festival is the Organizing Committee under the chairmanship of the head of the Crimea Republic
3.2. The members of the Organizing Committee and its Regulations are approved by a decree of the Council of Ministers of the Crimea Republic.
3.3. Individual members of the Organizing Committee are proposed by the Ministry of Culture of the Crimea Republic and with the participation of Mediafest.
3.4 The state organization “Crimean Cinema Media Center” is entrusted with duties of the Festival Management. It coordinates the organizational, financial, technical, informational and other assistance to all Festival activities.
4. Festival Program
4.1 The Festival Program consists of two parts
4.1.1 The Main Competition
- feature films
- documentary films
4.1.2. Out-of-competition screenings
- retrospective screenings
- program of modern cinema
5. Conditions of Participation
5.1. Those wishing to participate in Competition should submit an application form to the Festival management not later than August 18, 2023.
The Selection board selects films for the screenings. Films for the consideration by the Selection board are presented on-line.
5.2 The program of film screenings at the Festival is determined by the Management. During the Festival each film can be screened not more than 3 times.
5.3. The production of films in the Main Competition have to be completed not earlier than 2019.
World and international premieres are preferred for competition programs.
5.4 Not less than 8 films participate in the Feature Films Competition. Films on DCP (with English subtitles) are accepted to take part within this program.
5.5 Not less than 8 films participate in the Documentary Films Competition. Films on DCP (with English subtitles) are accepted to take part within this program.
5.6. Screening film copies for the Festival Competitions should be submitted in the language of the original and in case the original language is not English should have English subtitles.
5.7. Prints of the films participating in Competitions should be received by the Festival management not later than September 1, 2023.
5.8 All the conditions and deadlines specified by the Terms and Conditions are mandatory. Otherwise the Festival Management is entitled to exclude the film from the festival program.
6.1 A filled-in entry form for each film confirming the participation in the Festival, should be received by the Management not later than August 25, 2023.
6.2 A message of participation in the Festival should be accompanied by the following documents sent to the Management
- dialogue lists in the language of original and English subtitles (for films made in a language other than Russian/English)
- synopsis, promotional materials, press releases
- trailer and movie stills
- information for the catalogue (information about the filmmakers, photos including that of the director and film stills)
7. Festival Jury
7.1 The International Jury of the Feature Film Competition and the International Jury of the Documentary Film Competition (hereinafter - Jury), consisting of prominent representatives of the European and Asian film industry, are established to evaluate the films in competition.
7.2 Each Jury shall consist of at least three members, including at least one person representing Russia.
7.3 Each Jury may not include persons involved in the production or distribution of films screened in the Competition.
7.4 The Festival Management cover expenses: accommodation during the whole period of the Festival, travel expenses to and from the Festival venue for a Jury member and one accompanying person.
7.5 If there are significant logistical constraints, the Festival Jury (fully or partially) may conduct its work on watching, evaluating and awarding films in online format.
8. Participants and guests of the Festival
8.1 Questions related to the invitation of Festival guests and participants, the duration and conditions of their stay and accreditation are the domain of the Management.
8.2. No more than two crew members are invited to present a film.
8.3. The Festival Management covers the following expenses: hotel accommodation during the entire duration of the Festival, travel expenses to the Festival and back of the representatives of the films in the main competition program.
8.4. If there are significant logistical constraints, representatives of competition films are invited to participate in the festival in an online format.
8.5. Terms and conditions of other guests’ stay at the Festival are specified in their personal invitations.
9.1 The Jury awards the following statuette awards “Eurasian Bridge” to films in the Feature Films Competition
- for the Best Film
- Special Prize of the Jury
- Prize for the Best Director
9.2 The Jury awards the following statuette awards “Eurasian Bridge” to films in the Documentary Films Competition
- Prize for the Best Documentary Film
- Special Prize of the Jury
9.3. The Organizing committee and the Management can award the following prizes
- the audience award “The Crimeans’ Choice” to the best movie in the main competition according to the audience polls results (given to the director of the film)
- Special Prize of the founders of the Festival
9.4. Prizewinners are expected to attend in person the awards ceremony.
10. Concluding remarks
10.1. Participation in the Festival presupposes compliance with all the articles of the present Regulations
10.2 Address of the Management of the 4th Yalta International Film Festival Eurasian Bridge: 37 Krylova Street, Simferopol, Crimean Republic, 295001, Russian Federation,