On the occasion of the Holebiﬁlmfestival, a contest in short ﬁlms with an LGBTIQ+ theme is organized. The purpose of this contest is to promote short ﬁlms with an LGBTIQ+ theme.
Everyone is allowed to participate in this contest, directors from Belgium or abroad. Only members of the contest's jury and organizers of the Holebiﬁlmfestival are excluded from competition.
Conditions to be fulﬁlled by the participating ﬁlms :
The LGBTIQ+ theme must be clearly present in the short ﬁlm. Works of any sort will be accepted, among others ﬁction, documentary, animation, video clips and video art. However, pornographic short ﬁlms are not allowed.
All participating ﬁlms must be delivered with subtitles in English or Dutch.
These subtitles must be delivered as a SubRip (.srt) ﬁle. This format is preferred by the organization. It will allow the subtitles to be translated in Dutch.
Exceptionally, ﬁlms can also be accepted with subtitles that are embedded visually in the video stream.
As a last resort, ﬁlms for which a simple dialogue list is delivered can also be accepted. The delivered format can implicitly affect the results of the selection procedure.
The Holebiﬁlmfestival is allowed to translate the subtitles for public exhibition.
The duration of the ﬁlm is at least 2 minutes and at most 20 minutes. In consultation with the organization, we can deviate from this exceptionally and to a limited extent. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production of the short ﬁlms entering the contest must have been completed in 2020 or later, older ﬁlms are not accepted.
The participating short ﬁlms must be delivered in a resolution of at least 1280x720 pixels (HD 720p). The quality must be suﬃciently high to be shown on a cinematic screen in a movie theater. Furthermore, the ﬁlm must not contain any watermark or other disturbing elements. Since the ﬁlms are shown to the jury, it is of utmost importance that this is done in optimal conditions.
The short ﬁlm is registered for the contest with the agreement of the producer and director. The participant must have to his/her disposal all the rights on the submitted ﬁlm.
The participation in the contest is free of charge.
The short ﬁlm has to be offered for download to the organization on a multimedia site or other download site or ﬁle server. The organization will not make the received URL or any of the downloaded materials available to the public. The ﬁlm must be offered in a reasonably common video format.
One participant may submit multiple ﬁlms, in this case a separate registration form must be sent in for each ﬁlm.
Submissions to earlier editions are not allowed to participate at the contest again.
By participating, permission is granted to exhibit the short ﬁlms during the 2022 and 2023 editions of the Holebiﬁlmfestival (www.holebiﬁlmfestival.be). As well as the permission should be granted to exhibit the short ﬁlms for educational purposes in 2022, 2023 and 2024. For all these screenings, no compensation for author’s or other rights can be claimed. When exhibited, the name of the director will always be mentioned.
Every participant guarantees that he/she fully is the rightful claimant of the participating works and that it concerns an original work and not a reproduction or a copy of an existing work. The Holebiﬁlmfestival cannot accept any responsibility for possible infringements of the copyright of third parties and it cannot be held responsible in case of copyright abuse. When a complaint is lodged by third parties, the participant will take all responsibility and exempt the Holebiﬁlmfestival.
How to enter the contest?
Participants need to register before sending in a short ﬁlm. This can be done by ﬁlling in a registration form on the website www.holebikort.be. Registration needs to be completed before 30 June 2022. Your registration will be assigned a registration number and will be conﬁrmed by email.
At the latest on 30 June 2022, all submitted material must be in the possession of the organization of the contest.
How are the ﬁlms evaluated?
The entries are ﬁrst assessed according to the requirements listed above.
Then the organization makes a pre-selection. The pre-selection is up to the organizers of the contest and is done only after the ﬁlm has been viewed by at least three members of the organizing committee. This short-list will be presented to the members of the jury.
A professional jury will make a selection of the best ﬁlms out of this
pre-selection. There is no possibility of redress against the decision of the jury.
At the latest on 20 September 2022, you are informed by email if your ﬁlm is retained or not.
When no entry fulﬁlls the requirements listed above, the organizing committee has the right not to select a winner.
The selection of the jury will be shown at the award ceremony of Holebikort 2022.
The audience attending the award ceremony will choose the actual winner from this selection. In case of a draw of the audience votes, the order as quoted originally by the jury determines the winner.
In addition to the public vote, the jury, in consultation with the organization, selects winners for the "Bravery Award" and the "Theme Award". The Bravery Award is presented to a short ﬁlm that shows courage. The Theme Award is presented to the best short ﬁlm in the theme of the Holebiﬁlmfestival. For Holebikort 2022 this is the theme "Youth".
The prize money of Holebikort is the following:
The winner will receive the sum of 2.000 Euros.
The winner of the "Bravery Award" will receive the sum of 500 euros.
The winner of the "Theme Award" will receive the sum of 500 euros.
The prize amount is intended for the director and will only be paid on the bank account of the director.
About matters that are not covered by these regulations is decided by the organizing committee of the contest. They will clarify their decision if desired by the contestant. Disputes concerning these regulations can only be communicated by means of registered post. By participating, the concerned persons declare to agree to these regulations and to the decisions of the organizers and the jury.
The proclamation of the winner and the distribution of the prize will take place during an award ceremony on a location and a date in november 2022. The exact date will be announced later. Each participant is invited to this event. The prize will be handed over to the winning director.
These regulations are made available in Dutch and English. In case of dispute, the Dutch version will be effective.