February 3, 2005

OPPORTUNITIES: International Festival of Documentary Film CRONOGRAF (MOLDOVA)

International Festival of Documentary Film CRONOGRAF
Chisinau, IV th edition
May 19 - May 22, 2005

Deadline for submitting Entry Forms: March 31, 200555

The International festival of Documentary Film "CRONOGRAF" is the only
international film festival in the Republic of Moldova.

The main purpose of "CRONOGRAF" Festival is to promote the art of
cinematography along with the values of documentary discourse, by presenting
the most significant documentary films of the moment. This festival is meant
to host the films that mirror originality and freedom of expression, as well
as the non-traditional forms of cinema language or new aesthetics of world

Wishing to join the agenda of East-European events of this kind, the IV th
edition of "CRONOGRAF" Festival will be held in spring of year 2005, May
19 - May 22, when other film festivals are just being announced, or are
beginning only to "enroll" their future participants.

general eligibility criteria

Production companies, filmmakers or filmmaker teams wishing to submit their
productions must comply with the following conditions:

- To submit to the competition video productions completed after
year 2002;
- The productions will be submitted to the pre-selection on VHS
(PAL) support;

Documentary FILM Section

· The maximum running time of the documentary to be submitted: '52
· It is advisable that the films submitted to the section
"Documentary Film" to be subtitled in English or French, and the listing of
film dialogues (translated into English or French) to be mailed to the
festival's organizers, along with the entry form, the cassettes and the
· The films produced in French or English will be accompanied by
the film's listing of dialogues and will be also mailed to the festival's
organizers along with the entry form, the cassettes and the photos.

Specific submitting criteria:

- The entry form, a photo of the filmmaker/author of the work(s)
submitted to the competition and a production still from each film
submitted, along with a cassette of the film will be mailed to OWH TV Studio
by March 31, 2005;
- Production companies and filmmakers who submitted their films
give OWH TV Studio the right to broadcast, with the view to mediate the
festival, a few fragments of the films;
- The organizing team reserves the right on deciding on the film
screenings' schedule;
- In order to optimize the picture within official screenings, the
filmmakers can submit the films on BETACAM SP, S-VHS support or on other
video standards;
- The VHS cassettes will remain in the festival's archives;
- The cassettes will be returned only if the filmmaker covers in
advance postal fees;
- The participants will cover all the costs related to mailing
services, courier services, fee for shipping the cassettes and mailing fee
for receiving them back;
- The filmmakers whose works will be selected for the Competition
are invited to take part in the festival; the organizing team will cover all
costs related to accommodation and meals. The participants will have to
cover transportation costs.
- The international Jury will be comprised of five members, veteran
documentary makers, critics in the arts and representatives of mass media

Address of the festival's organizing team:

OWH TV Studio, 10 Veronica Micle St., Chisinau-2012, Republic of Moldova
Contact person: Virgiliu Margineanu
Tel/Fax: + 373 22 22 54 09; Tel: + 373 22 23 27 71
E-mail: owh@mail.md, owh_tvstudio@yahoo.com
Web: www.owh.md, www.cronograf.owh.md



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