Regulations International Film Festival LOVE IS FOLLY

                                                 25th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL LOVE IS FOLLY

AUGUST 25th – September 3rd, 2017

The 25th International Film Festival LOVE IS FOLLY will be held in Festival and Congress Centre - Varna from August 25th  to September 3rd, 2017.
The Festival is organized by NATIONAL PALACE OF CULTURE – CONGRESS CENTRE SOFIA JSC – BRANCH VARNA (FESTIVAL AND CONGRESS CENTRE), and registered in the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria under the number 5374. It is held under the patronage of the Mayor of Varna and with the support of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, National Film Centre, Union of Bulgarian Film Makers, Bulgarian National Film Fund and other organizations.
The Festival is of competitive character.

The Festival includes the following sections:
       -   International Competition;
       -   Panorama;
       -   Retrospective screenings.

Only the director or the producer of a given film can apply for participation in the Festival. The following documentation should be sent at the address of the Festival by May31st, 2016, for preview selection:
      -     an entry form;
      -     a DVD copy of the film with English subtitles;
      -     a compete list of dialogue (in English);
      -     a synopsis of the film;
      -     4 stills from the film;
      -    director’s biography (in English), filmography (in the original language and in English) and 
The films selected for participation should have arrived at the appointed address of the Festival not later than August 15th, 2016. DCP, Blu Ray, DVDcopiesor 35 mm prints will be accepted. Each film should be accompanied by 2-5 advertising posters.
The Selection Committee will announce selected films not later than June 30th, 2017.
All selected films will be screened in original version with Bulgarian subtitles.
The Festival Head Office has the right to screen each of the films up to two times during the Festival.
The costs of dispatching the film print to the Festival should be paid by the owner of the print, and the   Festival will pay the cost of dispatching the print back to the owner, unless other terms are explicitly agreed. Storage, insurance, custom taxes will be paid by the Festival.
The members of the International Jury (5 persons) are chosen by the Art Director of the Festival and appointed by the Manager of  National Palace of Culture – Congress Centre Sofia JSC – Branch Varna.

The Jury will award the following prizes:
               -    Grand Prix GOLDEN APHRODITE
               -    Special Award of the Jury
               -    Best Actor Award
               -    Best Actress Award
Apart from these, some other prizes may be awarded, such as Award of the Union of Bulgarian Film Makers, Film Critics’ Award, Award of the Audience, Award of the Journalist and Mass Communication Faculty of Sofia University St.Kliment Ohridski, etc.
The awards of the films will be handed to their director or producer, while the actors’ ones - to the performers. Each selected film will get a special diploma.

Normal travel and accommodation expenses of the Jury members and special guests will be covered by the Festival.
The Festival will undertake the living expenses (b/b) during the Festival of one representative - the director/or producer/or starring actor, of every film selected for the international competition. The invitation of the guests is personal and may not be assigned to another person.

The above Regulations have been created in Bulgarian language and translated into English. If any ambiguity in their interpretation arises, the Bulgarian text is to be considered authoritative.

Address of the Festival:

International Film Festival LOVE IS FOLLY
Festival and Congress Centre
2, Slivnitsa Blvd.
9000 Varna
Tel. +359 52 685-251, 052-685-275; mobile +359885 54 54 82
Fax +359 52 608-446
E-mail: fcc@fccvarna.bg, tgyaurov@fccvarna.bg                  


To receive an Entry Form for participation in the Festival, please send a letter to fcc@fccvarna.bg




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