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Rules and regulations of the XVIII Nest Film Students
67th Edition - 2019
  1. The 18th Nest Film Students focuses on encouraging and supporting works produced by young talents by showing their short films and promoting the exchange of experiences and knowledge with the San Sebastian Festival guests.
  2. The section will take place on 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th September within the framework of the 67th San Sebastian International Film Festival.
  3. The section is open to students attending intermediate or advanced level schools in any country in the world.
  4. Each school may propose a maximum of three works completed in the 12 months prior to the start of the Festival. The works shall have a maximum duration of 30 minutes and shall be presented in their original language. In the case of versions other than Spanish or English, the copies must be subtitled in English or Spanish,
  5. Registrations should be made online from 1st June to 1st of July, on
  6. The short films will be forwarded to the Festival in one of the following ways:
    • Link: It will be possible to provide a web link from which to download or watch the short film. In order to do this you must indicate both the web link and password to access to it in the registration form. Only links with restricted access will be accepted.
    • DVD: 3 copies in DVD format of each short film shall be sent to the Festival.
      The material will be sent by post or courier before 2 July, bearing the indication “NO COMMERCIAL VALUE. FOR CULTURAL USE ONLY,” to the following address:
        Encuentro Internacional de Estudiantes de Cine
        Tabakalera – Centro Internacional de Cultura Contemporánea
        Plaza de las Cigarreras, 1, 2ª planta
        20012 – DONOSTIA – SAN SEBASTIAN – España
  7. The selected short films will be added to the “LABURbilduz: shorts from around the world” collection at Tabakalera-International Centre for Contemporary Culture.
  8. Two years after the 18th Nest Film Students concludes (September 2021) the shortlisted short films will be available to watch in the section’s and Tabakalera’s social networks and they will be also part of Tabakalera’s virtual library.
  9. The decision of the Selection Committee for the 18th Nest Film Students regarding the selected work will be communicated in the first fortnight of August, by e-mail.
  10. The selected works shall be sent to San Sebastian International Film Festival before September 1st in DCP format following the instructions bellow:
    • All the DCPs have to follow DCI normative.
    • Files have to be named according to the standard convention:
    • DCPs or PenDrives have to be formatted in EXT2 or in EXT3.
    • It's advisable that the DCP contains only the version that is going to be shown at the festival.
    • If you send a screening copy and a backup, please let us know which is which.
    • All copies must carry English subtitles, except English versions that must have subtitles in Spanish. The list of subtitles shall be attached in all cases.
  11. 11. Each selected school will receive an invitation including accommodation for a maximum of six students (National schools) and four students (International schools). The presence is required of at least both the director or directors of the selected work and one student not related to the film to sit on the jury. It is preferable that this student has knowledge of English.
  12. The selected works proposed to the Selection Committee will be made available to professionals in the Festival’s video library and will be included in the official Festival’s catalogue.
  13. A specific jury, consisting of students from the participating schools and chaired by a distinguished figure from the world of film, will be responsible for choosing ‘Nest Film Students Best Short Film Award’, sponsored by Orona Fundazioa,
  14. The prize carries €10,000, going to the director of the winning work.
  15. Any doubts arising from the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be solved by the Management Committee of San Sebastian International Film Festival.

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