GUIDELINES
of the XXIII International Environmental Film Festival «Green Vision»

St. Petersburg, Russia, November, 20-23, 2018

Basic Provisions:

- The International Environmental Film Festival (hereinafter - the Festival) "Green vision" is held St. Petersburg annually.

- The Festival is organized by the Committee for Nature Use, Environmental Protection and Ecological Safety
of the Government of St. Petersburg (hereinafter - the Committee).

- The main objectives of the Festival are:

- to arouse public concern for environmental problems, to raise public awareness in environmental issues, to motivate a careful attitude to the environment;

- to develop the environmental education and environmental culture;

- to show the best Russian and foreign films, dedicated to topical environmental problems and ways of their solution, to the wide audience;

- to increase the demand for environmental films and to motivate the creation of Russian environmental films;

- to develop international and interregional cooperation in the field of environmental information and education;

- Official languages of the Festival: Russian and English.

- Funding of the Festival is foreseen annually by the City budget.

- The XXIII Environmental Film Festival "Green Vision" will be held in St. Petersburg from November 20 to 23, 2018 at the “Rodina” cinema center (12, Karavannaya Street).

- The company “MiK” is responsible for practical organization of the XXIII International Environmental Film Festival "Green Vision" as the contractor identified on the basis of an open tender.

- Programme of the Festival

- The programme of the Festival includes:

- International competition;

- Children's competition: competition of films and videos made by children of school age;

- Special programmes.

- Terms of participation in the competition programme of the Festival:

- Films to participate in the Festival may be submitted by public and private film studios, broadcasters, independent producers, creative directors groups, copyright owners;

- Application form (entry form) can be sent by e-mail to festivalgreenvision@gmail.com. The application form can be can be received by e-mail, on the website www.infoeco.ru/greenvision/ or from any other public sources;

- International competition: full-length documentary films and popular science films (not longer than 90 minutes), short documentaries, feature and animated films (not longer than 30 minutes), educational films, produced after January 1, 2015, are accepted for selection. The year of production is determined by the copyright only. For all movies with dialogues, English subtitles are required if the original language of the movie is not English or Russian.

- Children's competition: films are accepted for the selection, which meet the requirements of the guidelines of the children's competition of the XXIII International Environmental Film Festival "Green Vision".

- Special programmes are established at the discretion of the organizers of the Festival.

- Each film must have a title and be accompanied by the application form.

- To apply for participation in the Festival, one should send to the Festival organizers: a DVD-copy of the film or a link to the video on the cloud storage, the filled-in application form, a brief annotation in Russian or English (not more than 100 words), at least two illustrations for the catalogue on electronic media (format JPEG, PNG, TIFF), dialogue lists in Russian or English (on electronic media, or in printed form).

- Limitations on the number of films submitted for participation in the competition program are not established, but each film must be submitted on a separate media (DVD disc) or available till the end of the Festival for the download link provided in the application.

- Films are accepted for the competition, applications for which are made through online platforms, on which authors will find application to the "Green Vision" in 2018.

- All DVD copies of films sent for selection will remain in the archive of the Festival, except for other arrangements, however the organizers of the Festival are responsible for using them for non-commercial purposes only.

- Films of Russian production, selected for participation in the Festival and claimed to be shown in the auditorium, must have a rental certificate.

- A DVD copy of the film should not have a menu and regional restrictions.

- The film selected for the competition is provided on a DVD recorded on a separate disk without additional options (menus, etc.).

- The list of films selected for the competition programme will be published after October 1, 2018 (www.infoeco.ru/greenvision/).

- Terms of the competition:

- A special commission selects films submitted for participation in the Festival and develops the competition programme.

- The films included in the competition programme are evaluated by the professional jury of the Festival.

- Nominations of the International competition of the XXIII International Environmental Film Festival "Green Vision":

- The Grand Prix

- The best film for children and youth

- For an original approach to reflecting environmental problems

- For courage in the creation of environmental films

- For beauty and humanism

- For the visual concept of the film

- For an optimistic vision of the future

- The best film about water

- For a comprehensive and in-depth disclosure of the topic

- Special nominations.

- Prizes of the Festival

- The prizes of the Festival are memorable souvenirs made in the technique of laser graphics, with themes and logos of the Festival. The Festival does not foresee cash prizes.

- Television and Internet Broadcasting

- Participation in the Festival implies the transfer of the right to broadcast advertising clips from films by Russian and foreign TV channels (10% of the total length of the film, but not more than three minutes). The same rights are assumed for broadcasting on the Internet.

- Participation in the Festival

- The application for personal participation in the festival must be sent to the organizers at the specified time, in accordance with the specified rules.

- Participants provide all information materials in the official languages of the Festival.

- Entrance to the screenings and other events within the Festival is free for the participants.

- Participation in the Festival means acceptance of the terms of these guidelines.