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ABOUT THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH AUDIOVISUAL CREATIVITY
«MAGIC SCREEN-21ST CENTURY»

1. GENERAL PROVISIONS

1.1.     This Regulation defines the status, goals, objectives, category of participants and the procedure for organizing and conducting the International Festival of Children's and Youth Audiovisual Creativity «MAGIC SCREEN-21ST CENTURY» (hereinafter - the Festival).
1.2.     The Festival is held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Crimea, with the assistance of the Association of Film Education and Media Pedagogy of the Russian Federation, the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, the State Budget Educational Institution of Additional Education of the Republic of Crimea «Junior  Academy of Sciences «Iskatel».
1.3.     The Festival has a website and pages in social networks.
1.4.     The main venue of the Festival is: the Russian Federation, the Republic of Crimea, Simferopol. Events and screenings of the Festival programs can be held in other regions of the Crimea.
1.5.     The festival is held annually in June-July in on- and off-line format in two stages:
- the first stage – selection;
- the second stage – basic one.

2. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES

2.1.     The purpose of the Festival is to promote the development of creative abilities, imagination, skills of non-standard thinking, creative self-realization of children, teenagers and young people by means of cinematography.
2.2.     The objectives of the festival are:
2.2.1   promoting the development of photo, audio and visual creativity of students;
2.2.2   promoting the expansion of the number of photo, video, TV and media clubs and studios for children, teenagers and young people in order to organize their meaningful and creative leisure time;
2.2.3   aesthetic, moral, ethical and patriotic education of teenagers and young people by means of media creativity;
2.2.4   searching for talents among children, teenagers and young people in the field of audiovisual arts and promote their artistic development;
2.2.5   formation of the media culture of children, teenagers and young people;
2.2.6   improving the skills of using modern media and digital technologies in the process of creating media products;
2.2.7   forming a creative platform for sharing experiences and gaining new knowledge and skills in the media sphere.

3. FESTIVAL ORGANIZERS

3.1.     The governing Body of the Festival is the Festival Management (hereinafter - the Management). The functions of the Management are assigned to the State Budgetary Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Film and Media Center» (hereinafter - the Film&Media Center). The Management is engaged in the organization and holding of the Festival, makes decisions on the invitation of honorary guests.
3.2.     The Management forms and approves by the order of the Film&Media Center:
- REGULATIONS about the Festival;
- the Staff of Management;
- the Jury for the evaluation of competitive works in the four categories specified in paragraph 7.1., including the international experts;
- Festival logistics services;
- Festival locations;
- the Festival Events Program;
- the Lists of award winners, participants, and partners.
3.3.     The Management carries out its activities through the festival logistics services for:
- formation of the Festival competition program;
- formation of the list of participants;
- providing organizational support for all Festival events;
- providing organizational and financial support for the Festival;
- organizing screenings of the Festival program;
- organizing the work of creative platforms;
- filling of the Festival website and pages in social networks;
- implementation of information and advertising activities to promote the Festival on the territory of the Republic of Crimea and in the regions of the Russian Federation;
- protocol registration of the results of the work of the Jury.
3.4.     The Management guarantees that the events of the Festival program are carried out in full.

 4. PARTICIPANTS

4.1.     In the Festival take part:
- children's and youth creative teams of photo, video, TV and media clubs and studios of educational organizations;
- individual authors from the Republic of Crimea, the Russian Federation, and foreign countries.
4.2      There are such age categories of participants:
- junior age group:    9 – 11 years old;
- middle age group:  12 – 14 years old;
- senior age groups: 15 – 17 years old;
                                 17 – 25 years old.

5. CTERMS AND REGULATION

5.1.     Terms of the Festival: from June 11 to July 30, 2021, including additional time for organizing events.
5.2.     Festival Reulation:

1 stage «SELECTIVE»
- 11.06 – 10.07.2021 – submission of applications and festival works for the competition;
- 11 – 13.07.2021 – formation of the Festival competition program;

2 stage «BASIC»:
- 13 – 20.07.2021 – the work of the Festival Jury for determine the winners;
- 22.07.2021 – the announcement of the Festival results and posting information on the Festival website and in social networks .
- 27.07.2021 – awarding of the Festival winners from the Republic of Crimea.

5.3.     Information about the Festival, the process of its realization, media works, additional information materials, as well as electronic Diplomas and Certificates will be posted on the official website of the Festival, the website of the State Budget Institution of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Film&Media Center», on the official pages of the Festival in social networks: Vkontakte, Facebook, YouTube.

6. TERMS OF PARTICIPATION

6.1.     The authors under 25 years of age can take part at the Festival.
6.2.     Works for the qualifying stage are provided no later than 10.07.2021. Each work is accompanied by an entry form./
6.3.     Entry forms should be sent to e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the inscription «MAGIC SCREEN».
6.4.     Media works for the Festival Competitions should be submitted in the language of the original and in case the original language is not Russian should have Russian subtitles or annotation.
6.5.     Media works presented at the Festival, should not contain the scenes of violence, racial and religious intolerance, something else that can insult the person.
6.6.     All media works that were submitted to the festival are formed in the Competition Programs and will be posted on the official website of the Festival.
6.7.     The  Festival's Event Plan of the BASIC stage is held in July in on-line off-line forms and includes different master classes, creative meetings and other media events.
6.8.     The Festival Management reserves the right to:
- use the media works of the Festival Competitions for the purpose of promoting the Festival and the authors;
- save the copies of the media works in MP4 format in the Festival archive for non-commercial screenings for educational purposes, according to the Laws of the Russian Federation on copyright.
6.9.     By submitting an application for participation in the Festival, the participant accepts the terms of this Regulation and agrees to the processing of their personal data.

 7. FESTIVAL COMPETITIONS NOMINATIONS

7.1.     The Festival Competition Program consists of the following categories:
- photography (portrait, landscape, genre, experimental);
- audiovisual creativity (documentary, popular science, feature film, animation, photo film, social advertising, booktrailer, music video);
- television (TV story, TV report, TV program);
- digital media and Internet creativity (author's digital magazine, author's blog, author's website).

 8. REQUIREMENTS FOR THE COMPETITION WORK

8.1.     Media works created in 2019-2021 and those that were not in our Festival’s programs before, are accepted for the Festival.
8.2.     Advertising materials (other than public service announcement) are not accepted for consideration.
8.3.     To participate in the Festival, media work is placed on free file-sharing sites that do not require additional registration (the link is indicated in the application).
IMPORTANT: The media work can not be deleted from the file sharing site until the end of the Festival.
8.4.     It is strictly forbidden to use in media work the other author's texts or ideas (in whole or in part) without mentioning authorship. In case of disregarding with this condition, the work is suspended from participation in the Festival.
8.5.     Festival works are not reviewed and are not returned.
8.6.     The Festival Management reserves the right to replicate and display the submitted works on the website and in social networks to promote the Festival.
8.7.     Media work requirements:
8.7.1   photography – the thematic range is unlimited. The each participant can send only 3 photos. The Jury evaluates the topic and its disclosure via genre, the quality of the image.
8.7.2   audiovisual media works – MP4 format; screening time of video films – not more than 10 minutes, social advertising – up to 5 minutes; total screening time for one team – not more than 35 minutes; for individual authors – not more than 15 minutes;
8.7.3   one team can send for Competition not more than 5 works;
8.7.4   television – the timing of a TV story is not more than 5 minutes, a TV report – up to 15 minutes, a TV program – up to 20 minutes.
8.7.5   digital media and Internet creativity (author's digital magazine, author's blog, author's website) –  the thematic range is not limited. Links to up to 3 works per participant are submitted to the contest.
8.8.     Work evaluation criteria:
8.8.1   while viewing the contest works, the Jury members pay special attention to:
Audiovisual media works:
- original screenplay;
- competent dramaturgical plot construction;
- correspondence of the title to the content of the work;
- correct editing of the film – without abrupt transitions in sound, composition, color and lighting in the frame, creating dynamics in the development of the plot;
- using a microphone to prevent extraneous noise and good sound in the work;
- the choice of music that would play the role of a visual hint; in the cartoon: matching the choice of voice for voicing and characters; not to speak too pretentious or badly prepared; the minimum of the text, especially in TV stories – we tell only about what is impossible to film;
- the behavior of the actor(actress)/ anchor in the shot and his / her appearance – to keep free, but not untied; to speak competently and simply; not to wave your hands; to dress in accordance with the topic of the program;
- titles without mistakes; each work should contain – the title, the author's group, the year and place of creation, references to the authorship of the video fragments, music, photos, and texts used in the film/TV show.
Digital Media
- vital topic;
- educational conponent;
- original presentation form of the  topic;
- literate speaking;
- ability to work in front of the camera;
- texts without mistakes;
- existence of source data – the title, the author's group, the year and place of creation, references to the authorship of the video fragments, music, photos, and texts used in the film/TV show.
Note: works of low artistic or technical level, those that surpass the screening time limit may not be allowed to participate in the festival by the decision of the Jury.

 9. FESTIVAL PRIZES

9.1.     The Jury awards the Competitive works in the above-mentioned nominations (p. 7.1) and in the following age categories:
- junior age group:    9 – 11 years old;
- middle age group:  12 – 14 years old;
- senior age groups: 15 – 17 years old;
                                 17 – 25 years old.
9.2      The Jury awards special Prizes and Diplomas to the winners of the Contest in different nominationa and age groups.
9.3      Participants of the Contest who did not win prizes receive a Certificate of participation.
9.4.     The Festival Management has the right to establish Special Diplomas.

10. CONCLUDING REMARKS

10.1.   The Festival is financed from the budget of the Republic of Crimea in the form of subsidies for other purposes allocated to the «Crimean Film& Media Center for the current financial year.
10.2.   The Address of the Management of the International Festival of Children's and Youth Audiovisual Creativity «MAGIC SCREEN-21ST CENTURY» is

295001, Russian Federation,
Crimean Republic, Simferopol,
37 Krylova Street,

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website: http://magic-screen.ru/

Contacts

State-financed office of the Republic of Crimea «Crimean Centre for Films and Media»
295001, Russian Federation, Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, Krylova Str. 37
Phone / Fax: 8 (3652) 27-53-57
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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