February 27, 2013

EVENTS: 10th Roma Festival "Golden Wheel"

The 10th Roma Festival "Golden Wheel" will take place in Skopje, Macedonia in April 2013.


The festival is dedicated to the production about the Roma population worldwide. All video production (documentaries and TV films) produced by Roma or non-Roma producers are eligible for applying.


The deadline for submitting films is March 30th, 2013.



B. Regulations for the 10th Roma Film Festival “Golden Wheel” - 2013


1.    General Festival screening and playing requirements


Ø    Documentaries and TV films treating Roma issues that have been or haven't been screened or broadcasted before on other festivals

Ø     It is strongly recommended that the programs are not longer that 30 minutes

Ø     Videos can only be shown either if they have English commentary and / or English dialogues, or if the original version is subtitled in English

Ø   "Golden Wheel" festival accepts the following screening formants: DV CAM PAL, Mini DVCAM PAL, SVHS PAL, VHS PAL and DVD-s.

Ø     There is no limit for the number of submitted programs - every producer, production house or TV station can submit as many programs as they think is appropriate

Ø     Once submitted documentary cannot be redrawn.



2.     How to enter your program


Ø    "Golden Wheel" festival must receive the tape/CD for film’s screening/playing, completed and signed entry form with a VHS preview cassette (PAL)/CD as soon as possible. We will highly appreciate if you enter your programs as early as possible

Ø     The preview tape/CD as well as the tape/CD for screening/playing has to have English voice-over and/or dialogue and/or subtitles

Ø     The following information must also be provided at the time of entry:

·         English script of the program

·         A title- list of the languages (Roma, Macedonian and English)

·         A biography of the director(s)

·         A filmography of the director

·         Short history of the production house

·         Promotional materials (photographs, posters etc)

·         Dialogue list in English

·         If you want to enter two or more programs at the festival, make a copy of the entry form for

        each one of them

3.     Selection of the programs


The "Golden Wheel" festival management selects the programs that will enter in the program section. Priority may be given to films that meet the criteria which are suggested in the General information item.

In case of a program being selected, the festival will notify the applicant, director, producer and distributor of the film.

In case of a program not being officially selected and the applicant / director / producer / distributor of the film is interested to broadcast it on TV BTR, it shall be additionally arranged with the organizer.


4.     Authorization


After official selection of the programs the "Golden Wheel" festival has the right to:

Ø     Use three minutes from the program for broadcasting purposes on local, national or international television on the Golden Wheel festival web sites or in theatres

Ø  After ending the festival, the organizer will also keep the right for one screening and plus one rerun screening of the arrived and selected programs in the program's scheme of TV BTR National. By this it is understood that the organizer and the participant are obliged to sign mutual agreement. In one word, we are informing you that your programs will be broadcasted on our TV channel. 

Ø     Use the publicity material of any kind to promote the festival

Ø    Keep the sent tape / CD for non-circulating reference and educational purposes in its archive and preparation of a catalogue of all programs send to the festival


5.     Transport of festival programs


Before April 2013 the Festival must have received the screening/playing copy of the program. In case "Golden Wheel" festival wants to use the program for a press screening/playing the sender will be contacted prior to this date.

Ø    The transport of the tape / CD has to be via DHL, Fedex or any other fast mail delivery service, because of safety reasons

Ø     A pro- forma invoice must accompany the tape / CDs, stating the name of the sender, the title of the program, its size, length, and weather it is in color or black-and-white

Ø   Statement confirming non-commercial content and the return address must accompany the cassettes/CDs

Ø     The costs of transport to Macedonia are the responsibility of the applicant  

Ø     The festival will not return the received cassettes/CDs



6.     Invitations


Ø     All invitations will be sent via e-mail

Ø     Anyone who wants to visit the festival is obligated to fill out an accreditation form up on arrival. Accreditation forms are to be obtained from the festival office.


7.     Jury


Ø     An international jury, consisted of experts in the TV and movie business, as well as distinguished representatives from all cultural spheres of Roma and non-Roma nationality, will single out the best programs of the nominated programs

Ø    The number of the jury members and the members themselves are nominated by the Festival management

Ø     The official festival jury is entirely independent and free in selecting the winning program

Ø     The jury's decision is final



8.      Awards


o       Golden Wheel Grand prix

            Golden Wheel for best documentary

o       Golden Wheel for best director

o       Golden Wheel for best scenario

o       Golden Wheel for best photography

o       Golden Wheel for best debut

o       Golden Wheel for best music

o       Golden Wheel for film dedicated to the Roma Decade



Contact information


Entries, preview tapes / CDs and documentation materials, as well as all correspondence should be addressed to:


TV BTR Nacional


376 Street, No.108,

1000 Skopje, Macedonia

tel./fax: + 389 2 3216 000

e-mail: tvbtr@tvbtr.com.mk  (for  “Golden Wheel - 2013 ” film festival)


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