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More than 100,000 stand-up comedians in the world who are constantly creating video content. Many of them choose a profession without knowing about their talents. And they have a distorted view of the work of the media. For them, there is no platform for creative implementation in the film sphere. The lack of opportunities for self-realization leads to the fact that talented young people stop being creative.

The second international festival of Comedy short films "Golden calf "(hereinafter – " Festival "or" ZTFest") will be held in the city of Kirov from October 8 to 12, 2020.
The Golden Calf festival is a competition that consists of a qualifying stage and the main program of the Festival.

The goal of the Festival is to find, support and help young talents in the field of cinema (actors, Directors, producers, cameramen, screenwriters, etc.), as well as to create conditions for their further development.

A business platform is being created for film industry professionals, buyers and festival agents to establish contacts with Festival participants. The winners of the festival will be seen by a multi-million audience of "Tricolor TV" on KVN TV channel, and the best participants will be invited to cooperate with KVN Production.

The organizing Committee of the festival is responsible for organizing the Festival.

The Golden Calf festival includes:

short film competition program;
special impressions;
master classes and workshops;
creative meeting;
cultural and entertainment events;
online broadcast;
online voting.
In the qualifying stage to participate the game, a humorous animated short films in different categories, made in the Russian language. Preference is given to premiers.

To include the film in the selection stage, you must submit an application for participation on the website by September 10, 2020 ztfest.ru. The winners of the selection round – one hundred best entries - will be announced on September 15, 2020.

In case of successful completion of the qualifying stage and the film is included in the main program of the Festival, you must confirm your participation in the Festival by filling out the participant's form on the website before September 20, 2020 ztfest.ru.

The organizers will cover the cost of accommodation and food, as well as transport costs for 2 participants from each film participating in the main program of the Festival. The expenses of the other participants presenting the competition films are at the expense of the sending party.

Films of the main competition program can be shown no more than 3 (three) times without the written permission of the copyright holder.

The Festival jury consists of leading masters of Russian culture, who award prizes in various categories. Winners of the Festival are awarded with statuettes and monetary rewards.

The Festival will determine the winners in the following categories:

An animated film is an animated video created by any animation method (classic hand-drawn, puppet, or computer animation, etc.).
Timing: up to 10 minutes.

A commercial is an artistic or animated video whose main goal is to attract potential customers.
Timing: up to 1 minute.

A short film is a feature film with a specific short story or life situation. A clear plot and a limited number of main characters are required.
Timing: up to 15 minutes.

Sketch-video with a small number of actors (2-3 people).
Timing: up to 3 minutes.

A web series is a short-lived series made for publication on the Internet. The number of episodes is 1 (pilot series).
Timing: up to 10 minutes.

Social cinema is a short feature film about various problems of modern society.
Timing: up to 15 minutes.

Home sketch battle-a competitive show of the best sketches taken at home "stay at home" and telling about the events of April-may 2020 in Russia and the world (the time of "self-isolation"). Applications are accepted in this category until may 30.
Timing: up to 3 minutes.

Along with prizes for winning categories at the Festival additional prizes will be awarded:

Best scenario;
Best Director;
Best performance by a male actor;
Best female performance;
Best performance in a supporting role;
Best cinematography;
Best editing;
Special prizes from festival sponsors.
The winners are awarded a statuette "Golden calf". This is a tribute to the founding fathers of the Comedy genre in our country: Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov.

Participants of the main program of the Festival pass a mandatory accreditation that gives them the right to participate in the Festival's events. Participants are also entitled to bring with them persons who took part in the creation of the film, who will be granted accreditation with admission to the event.

Mass media send applications for accreditation to the organizing Committee info@ztfest.ru until October 06, 2020.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all articles of this Regulation.

Awards

 

Prize pool 2 000 000 RUB

The Festival will determine the winners in the following categories:

An animated film is an animated video created by any animation method (classic hand-drawn, puppet, or computer animation, etc.).
Timing: up to 10 minutes.

A commercial is an artistic or animated video whose main goal is to attract potential customers.
Timing: up to 1 minute.

A short film is a feature film with a specific short story or life situation. A clear plot and a limited number of main characters are required.
Timing: up to 15 minutes.

Sketch-video with a small number of actors (2-3 people).
Timing: up to 3 minutes.

A web series is a short-lived series made for publication on the Internet. The number of episodes is 1 (pilot series).
Timing: up to 10 minutes.

Social cinema is a short feature film about various problems of modern society.
Timing: up to 15 minutes.

Home sketch battle-a competitive show of the best sketches taken at home "stay at home" and telling about the events of April-may 2020 in Russia and the world (the time of "self-isolation"). Applications are accepted in this category until may 30.
Timing: up to 3 minutes.

Along with prizes for winning categories at the Festival additional prizes will be awarded:

Best scenario;
Best Director;
Best performance by a male actor;
Best female performance;
Best performance in a supporting role;
Best cinematography;
Best editing;
Special prizes from festival sponsors.
The winners are awarded a statuette "Golden calf". This is a tribute to the founding fathers of the Comedy genre in our country: Ilya Ilf and Eugene Petrov.

Rules

  • To include the film in the selection stage, you must submit an application for participation on the website by September 10, 2020 ztfest.ru. The winners of the selection round – one hundred best entries - will be announced on September 15, 2020.
  • In case of successful completion of the qualifying stage and the film is included in the main program of the Festival, you must confirm your participation in the Festival by filling out the participant's form on the website before September 20, 2020 ztfest.ru.
  • The organizers will cover the cost of accommodation and food, as well as transport costs for 2 participants from each film participating in the main program of the Festival. The expenses of the other participants presenting the competition films are at the expense of the sending party.
  • Films of the main competition program can be shown no more than 3 (three) times without the written permission of the copyright holder.
  • Participants of the main program of the Festival pass a mandatory accreditation that gives them the right to participate in the Festival's events. Participants are also entitled to bring with them persons who took part in the creation of the film, who will be granted accreditation with admission to the event.
  • Mass media send applications for accreditation to the organizing Committee info@ztfest.ru until October 06, 2020.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Organizers: 

  • LLC "TTO "AMIK»
  • Kirov region government
  • ANO mkdc Rise"

Documents

Place

Russia
Kirov

Official website

ztfest.ru

Contacts

Address:

Russia, Moscow,
street Sheremetevsky, 2
(IMC planet KVN)

Phone: +7 (499) 346-81-99
Email: info@ztfest.ru

 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    May 22, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    September 10, 2020
  • Notifications
    September 15, 2020
  • Event dates
    8 — 12 October 2020
Categories & Fees

Subject: an animated video created by any animation method (classic hand-drawn, puppet, or computer animation, etc.).

  • Regular Deadline — free

Subject: an artistic or animated video whose main goal is to attract potential buyers.

  • Regular Deadline — free

Theme: A feature film with a specific short story or life situation. A clear plot and a limited number of main characters are required.

  • Regular Deadline — free

Topic: with a small number of actors (2-3 people).

  • Regular Deadline — free

Theme: a short series made for publication on the Internet. The number of episodes is 1 (pilot series).

  • Regular Deadline — free

A short feature film about various problems of modern society.

  • Regular Deadline — free

Competition show of the best sketches shot at home "stay at home" and telling about the events of April-may 2020 in Russia and the world (the time of "self-isolation"). Applications are accepted in this category until may 30.

  • Regular Deadline — free
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