REGULATIONS ART&TUR 2017
 
The Rules and Regulations are issued in Portuguese, Spanish and in English. In case of doubt the Portuguese version will be valid.
 
Please fill in the entry form very carefully. These details provided will be used for certificates and other festival listings. Once the entry form has been submitted, any changes are not possible.
 
ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival, has an annual occurrence, on dates set year after year, in October, is organized by APTUR – Associação Portuguesa de Turismologia and with the official support of the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia.
 
1. FESTIVAL ENTRIES
 
Multiple entries are invited. The same festival entry can be entered into different categories. It is obligatory:
 
  • to fill in an individual entry form for each film or Campaign;
  • to pay the entry fee for each film or Campaign;
 
2. COMPETITIONS AND SECTIONS
 
ART&TUR Festival features 3 (three) sections in competition: TOURFILM, DOC and CORPORATE.
 
TOURFILM SECTION is a section dedicated to audiovisual tourism promotion. In this section you can compete films of the following types:
 
  • Commercials (less than 1’)
  • Advertising Campaigns
  • Promotional Films (less than 15’)
  • Video Travel Bloggers (Vlogs)
  • 360º Virtual Reality
  • Animation Films
 
In this section there are 10 thematic or genres related to tourism, each submitted film can select up to three thematic or genres listed below:

  • Tourism Destinations
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Sports Tourism
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Events, Fairs & Congress
  • Health Tourism & Wellness
  • Nature & Rural Tourism
  • Gastronomic Tourism
  • Enotourism
  • Tourism Routes
 
 
DOC SECTION is a section dedicated to Documentaries and Television Programs. In this section can compete films of the following formats:
 
  • Short films (up to 30’)
  • Documentaries (up to 90’)
  • TV Programs
  • Webdocs
 
The DOC section accepts films of the following themes:
 
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Adventure, Expeditions & Travelling
  • Environment & Ecology
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Ethnography & Society
  • Arts, Music & Culture
  • Biographies 
  • History & Heritage
 
 
SECTION CORPORATE is a section dedicated to Information Films, Audiovisual Communication of NGOs, Corporations or Institutions. In this section can compete films of the following formats: 
 
  • Corporate films 
  • Documentaries
  • WebDocs 
 
The CORPORATE section accepts films of the following themes:
 
  • Preservation of biodiversity 
  • Environment and Ecology
  • Transport and ecological mobility
  • Sustainable and Responsible Tourism
  • Accessible Tourism
  • HR & Training in Tourism

3. LABELS
 
Each festival entry has to be labeled with:
 
  • Name | full address | contact | Taxpayer number;
  • Title | Objectives | Synopsys | Locations | length | correct format | Year of Production;
  • Section & Category or categories it is submitted for;
 
4. YEAR OF PRODUCTION
 
All festival entries must have been produced after January 1, 2015.
 
5. LANGUAGE VERSIONS
 
The official language of the festival is English and Portuguese. Entries in the international competition are accepted in any language provided the following requirements are met:
 
  • English subtitles or voice-over in English;
  • Synopsis written in English. Full scripts are not accepted;
  • The movie must have the subtitles inserted.
 
In the National Competition it is advised that the films have subtitles or voiceover in English, as the ART&TUR Festival Jury is of an international character.
 
6. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS
 
The films that wish to participate in the Festival ART&TUR have two stages to be able to do it:
 
Stage 1: EARLY BIRD OFFER until March 31, 2017 and includes specific discounts for films enrolled in the festival during this phase.
 
Stage 2: STANDARD SUBMISSION until June 30, 2017.
 
Regardless of the date of registration, all requested materials, as well as the respective films, must be in the hands of the organization on June 30, 2017.
 
7. FORMATS & SENDINGS
 
Please certify to send all requested materials for each of the films entered. The films enrolled in the ART&TUR Festival must have at least the following or similar requirements:
  • Resolution:
    • Full HD (1920x1080 pixels), 16: 9
    • HD (1080x720 pixels), 16: 9
    • PAL (720x576), 4: 3
  • Video codec: H.264
  • Audio codec: AAC
  • No copy protection + no loop
  • Delete all region and security codes.
 
Films must be sent digitally via email to: submit@aptur.net. For sending you can use one of the following means:
 
  • Wetransfer - https://www.wetransfer.com/ (Files up to 2 GB)
  • My Air Bridge - https://www.myairbridge.com/ (Files over 2GB)
  • Dropbox - https://www.dropbox.com/
 
8. ENTRY FEES & PAYMENT DATA
 
You can not unsubscribe. Payment of the entry fee must be made in euros by bank transfer or by PayPal.
 
Entry Fees and Payments:
 
  • By bank transfer: All bank charges are borne by the participant.
  • In the case of several entries, a single payment can be made with the total amount of the films entered.
 
The entry fee must be paid as soon as the movie is registered. The entry fee or any other payment is non-refundable and not subject to any legal recourse.
 
There are 2 competitions at the ART&TUR Festival: A National Competition and an International Competition.
 
During the registration process the films can be registered in the national competition and / or in the International Competition:

The National Competition is dedicated to Portuguese films or films whose theme is about Portugal.

National Competition

National Competition

+

International Competition

Entry Fees

Film

Campaign

Film

Campaign

Early Bird Offer ( until March 31 )

60 €

150 €

80 €

200 €

Standard Submission ( until June 30 )

90 €

250 €

120 €

300 €

 
The International competition is dedicated to films from the rest of the world:

International Competition

Entry Fees

Film

Campaign

Early Bird Offer ( until March 31 )

60 €

150 €

Standard Submission ( until June 30 )

90 €

250 €

Payment Data:
 

PAYPAL

BANK TRANSFER

geral@aptur.net

Banco Millenium - BCP Entity: APTUR - Associação Portuguesa de Turismologia IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 45356580947 05 BIC/SWIFT: BCOMPTPL
 
9. JURY & AWARDS
 
The international jury is composed of professionals and experts in the areas of Audiovisual and Cinema, Tourism and Marketing and Communication. In the National Competition, the jury awards prizes (1st and 2nd place) to the 2 best films in each thematic category, also awards the prize for the best film in each Portuguese tourist region and the Grand Prix (best Portuguese film). In the International Competition the Jury assigns the prizes in the thematic categories (1st and 2nd place) of the TOURFILM Section. In sections DOC and CORPORATE the jury will award the best of the series of films presented in the available themes.
In the world competition of the Festival the Jury will also award the following prizes:
1 Grand Prix ART&TUR (Best Film of the Festival)
3 Grand Prix Sections (best movie in each section)
2 technical awards: Best Animated Film and Best Documentary in the Timalapse Technique
5 special awards: Best Asian Film, Best Ibero-American Film, Best European Film, Best Portuguese DOC and Best Advertising Campaign.
The films that compete in the Festival terres and in the Festival ART & TUR 2017 will compete automatically for the prize IBERIA (best film of the Iberian Peninsula).
The jury may award special prizes. Winners who can not attend the festival in Vila Nova de Gaia and wish to receive their trophy after the festival can do so, they must inform the organization and make a payment of 50 € for the processing costs and pay the respective shipping costs.
 
10. RIGHTS OF USE
 
By entering a festival entry the entrant declares, that he is entitled to dispose of all rights to the use of the entry and vouches for these rights vis-a-vis the festival. The entrant warrants that the rights of use held by all authors, owners of ancilliary copyrights and other parties involved in the production of the festival entry, except for the rights safeguarded by the performing rights societies, have been acquired in a due and proper manner and the exploitation of the festival entry is not barred by personality rights or other third party rights in any manner whatsoever.
When entering a festival entry the entrant transfers rights to the use of the festival entry, specifically the right to present and demonstrate the entry in public either in whole or in part or to distribute the entry in whole or in part on a "Festival Reel" or similar, to the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. All aforementioned transfers of use shall be of worldwide validity.
 
11. WINNERS NOTIFICATION
 
Festival entries will be prejudged and Award-winners will be notified beforehand. The presence of the winning entrant at the Award-Ceremony in Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal is strongly desired. The decisions of the jury are not contestable. Decisions of the jury and the festival Organization are final and not subject to any legal appeal. 
 
12. LIABILITY OF THE FESTIVAL
 
The festival reserves the right to reclassify festival entries into other categories where this is deemed appropriate. The festival does not accept any responsibility for festival entries which are classified in the wrong category or arrive at the festival office subsequent to the deadline specified. The festival's liability is confined to intent or grossly negligent conduct, which applies specifically in the event of loss or damage of an entry. The festival organization does not accept any responsibility for the cancellation of the festival due to force majeure.
 
13. MISCELLANEOUS
 
The festival reserves the right to compile entries on a "Festival Reel" or similar, also in processed form, and to distribute same on a medium deemed appropriate by the festival. This also applies to stills/images provided to the festival. The entrants transfer all rights appropriate in this context upon entrance of the festival entry to the festival. The festival reserves the right to use all recordings taken at the festival for any promotional purpose in any medium deemed appropriate by the festival. The festival reserves the right to exclude entries from the competition.
By entering a festival entry the entrant accepts all Rules and Regulations and also agrees to hold the festival harmless against all costs or claims of third parties arising from any such use by the festival or from false information by the entrant. Exclusive place of jurisdiction is Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal. The festival will not sell or rent personal data provided by you.