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2020 SUBMISSIONS OPEN

HORROR, THRILLER, FANTASY, SCI-FI, ANIMATION

SUBMISSION PLATFORMS

Before submitting, read the rules and requirements

Rules

The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival is interested in original films originais of horror, suspense, fantasy, sci-fi and animation for its annual competition.

  1. CATEGORIES & FORMAT - The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival only accepts the following genres: Horror, thriller, fantasy, sci-fi, and animation in the formats features, featurettes, shorts, and microshorts in the categories: FEATURES (above 70 min.), FEATURETTES (above 20 min.), SHORTS (above 10 min.), MICRO-SHORTS (bellow 10 min.), DOCUMENTARIES (Any lenght)
  2. THIS IS NOT AN ONLINE FESTIVAL. WE DO NOT ACCEPT FILMS WITHOUT THESE REQUIREMENTS.
  3. EXHIBITION - The Rock Horror in Rio films are screened in cinemas and to ensure the quality, organization and homogeneity of the projections, we only use DCPs (2k, interop, scope or flat). In case, you can't provide us a DCP, we offer the filmmaker exhibition package for pratical reasons and to avoid shipping and taxes costs. For that is necessary to send us a H264 file 1998 x 1018, 24P with stereo or 5.1 sound. We only receive online files up to 10GB. A service charge will be applied for the DCP production. Films that do not respect these rules will be disqualified.
  4. SUBTITLES - All foreign language films must have Brazilian Portuguese subtitles already inserted in the projection file submitted for the DCP production. Obs: All subtitles will be reviewed, if they do not follow the mandatory quality requirements of the festival, they will be rejected. We do not accept subtitles translated by automatic services online. Send us the SRT file to verification before sending the actual screening file. Films that do not respect these rules will be disqualified.
  5. SELECTION - Entry does not guarantee acceptance into the festival. All films will be reviewed by the festival and selected according to the closest characteristics matching the categories. Screenings are scheduled during the Festival at the discretion of the Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival.
  6. WITHDRAWING: Submissions fees WILL NOT be returned.

  7. NOVELTY - We accept submissions that have premiered elsewhere and that may have distribution agreements already in place, except if they have been released commercially.
  8. MATERIAL - Incomplete projects are not accepted. The filmmaker accepts to send us, additionally, the trailer of he film to be feature in the official teaser of the festival and a director's video up to 1 minute inviting the public to see his/her film in the festival.
  9. MULTIPLE ENTRIES - Multiple entries are allowed, however a separate entry form must be submitted for each.
  10. SUBMISSIONS - For logistical reasons, we only accept submissions through one of the platforms that the festival is already setup.

The submissions final deadline is June 6th 2020.
Observe the submitting instructions and material submission, as well as the exhibition requirements for the selected films. Films that do not follow the rules of the material submission can  excluded from the competition even after being selected.

AWARDS

Jury's Choice

Best SINISTER FEATURE (TROPHY)

Best BIZARRE SHORT (TROPHY)

Best MACABRE SHORT (TROPHY)

Best HAUNTED BRAZIL - FEATURE (TROPHY)

Best HAUNTED BRAZIL - SHORT (TROPHY)

Best STRANGE DOCUMENTARY (TROPHY)

Best PILL OF FEAR (TROPHY) 


Audience Vote (CERTIFICATE)

The Scariest Film in the Festival 

The Funiest Horror Movie That Cannot Be Taken Seriously


THE JURY MAY SUGGEST ADDITIONAL MENTIONS (CERTIFICATE)

CTAV PRIZE - EQUIPMENT LOAN FOT THE BEST BRAZILIAN SHORT

CONSEJERÍA DE EDUCACIÓN OF THE SPAIN EMBASSY - INCLUSION OF THE BEST SPANISH SHOR IN THE PROGRAM SPANISH AND CINEMA


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Escolha do Júri

Melhor LONGA SINISTRO (TROFÉU)

Melhor MÉDIA BIZARRO (TROFÉU)

Melhor CURTA MACABRO (TROFÉU)

Melhor BRASIL ASSOMBRADO LONGA (TROFÉU)

Melhor BRASIL ASSOMBRADO CURTA (TROFÉU)

Melhor PÍLULA DE MEDO (TROFÉU)


VOTAÇÃO DA AUDIÊNCIA


O Filme Mais Assustador do Festival (CERTIFICADO)


O Filme de Terror Mais Engraçado Que Não Pode Ser Levado à Sério (CERTIFICADO)


O JÚRI PODERÁ SUGERIR MENÇÕES ADICIONAIS (CERTIFICADO)


PRÊMIOS ADICIONAIS


PRÊMIO CTAV - EMPRÉSTIMO DE EQUIPAMENTO PARA O MELHOR CURTA BRASILEIRO


PRÊMIO DA CONSEJERÍA DE EDUCACIÓN EMBAIXADA DA ESPANHA - INCLUSÃO DO MELHOR CURTA ESPANHOL NO PROGRAMA ESPANHOL E CINEMA.

PROGRAMMING 

The screenings during the festival will be scheduled according to the program defined by the festival organization. The festival guarantees at least one screening of the selected film. Additional screenings are an exclusive decision of the festival organization for organization, public and cinema profile and/or other reasons that are entirely up to the organization.

The festival reserves the right to make changes at any time for any reason. The Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival will not be liable for any costs claimed as a result of a change in scheduling.

No film may be withdrawn from the festival program after its selection.

Filmmakers will be solely responsible for all costs resulting from the submission of the film to the Festival including but not limited to postage or insurance of the film, and expenses of your staff or any representatives of the film.

Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.


LOSS OR DAMAGE 

Although every precaution will be taken to prevent loss or damage to materials while in the possession of the festival, Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival is not responsible should any materials be damaged while in transit to or from, or while in the possession of the festival.


ENTRY LIABILITY 

The filmmaker holds the Rock Horror in Rio Film Festival, its management, juries, subsidiaries, agents, sponsors, affiliates, and etc. harmless from any and all claims of liability resulting from entry. The filmmaker certifies to have full rights. Producer will indemnify the organisers of the Festival against all claims, demands, costs, damages, expenses (including legal fees), proceedings and losses resulting from the screening of the film at the Festival or from claims by any third parties.