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WIP Europa Industry Award Rules
70th Edition - 2022

One. Purpose of the competition and sponsoring companies

The WIP EuropaIndustry Award has the aim of contributing to the completion of a European feature film, selected for the San Sebastian Festival’s WIP Europasection.

The WIP Europa Industry Award is open to 100% European productions or to co-productions provided that European participation represents more than 51% of the total production of the film and that the stipulations indicated in section 4 of these terms & conditions are accepted.

Thus, the film winning the award will receive the different post-production and distribution services in Spain, detailed below and provided by the sponsoring companies: Best Digital, BTeam Pictures, Deluxe Spain, Dolby Labs., Laserfilm, S.L., Nephilim producciones S.L. and No Problem Sonido.

Two. Participation requirements and conditions

Simply by presenting candidate projects to the WIP EuropaIndustry Award implies unlimited and unrestricted acceptance of these rules by the participating production companies

Three. Film selection process and presenting the award

A Jury consisting of representatives from each of the companies sponsoring this section (as mentioned above) will select the winning film after having viewed the works that require the services they offer and examining their situation.

The decisions taken by the Jury will be final.

The winning film will be announced at the San Sebastian Festival.

Four. Co-production contract and participation quota

On behalf of the (aforementioned) sponsoring companies, NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES, S.L. will sign a financial co-production contract with the winning production company in order that the winning film may obtain Spanish nationality for the purposes of improved commercialisation in Spain. This contract, whose text will be worded by NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES, S.L., will be signed within a maximum of three months from the moment the Award is accepted by the winning production company and, in any case, before the post-production work begins.

Under the said contract, NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES, S.L. will become the audiovisual co-producer of the film and will therefore hold full rights to it. NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES, S.L. will also obtain 100% of the exclusive film rights in Spain and non-exclusive film rights in Andorra.

If the winning film were produced by a Spanish production company, NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES would obtain a percentage of the world rights of the film, including Spain. This percentage will be identical to the percentage represented by the contribution of the post-production companies with respect to the total cost of the film. The production company winning the award must communicate prior to signing the contract, the total production cost to date, including all costs except the cost of post-production (which will be the contribution of NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES) and the cost of advertising and copies, which will be decided at a later date.

The winning production company shall guarantee that it owns the licensing rights to the film and that it is authorised to sign this co-production contract with NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES, S.L. in the above terms. In the event that this guarantee fails to materialise, the production company will be held responsible for compensation to NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES, S.L.

Five. Obligations of the winning production company

The winning production company undertakes to:

  • Provide all the material required to carry out the post-production work included in the award, no later than 15th December of the year that the award is granted;
  • Include in all opening credits for the film that it is the winner of the “WIP Europa Industry” Award, including the WIP Europa logo and the logos of all the sponsoring companies. Mention must also be made of the Award in all material to promote and advertise the film (poster, website, etc.);
  • Allow the sponsoring companies to use the title of the film and the film itself, directly and indirectly, as promotional and advertising material for their own activities;
  • Delivery to NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES of the poster in layers, the press kit in Spanish, photographs of the film, the trailer, list of original dialogues and a link to the film as soon as it is ready for viewing, at the very most one month before the start of the following edition of the San Sebastian Festival. The production company undertakes to send the final design of the poster to NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES in order that it may supervise the correct position of the logos of the companies sponsoring WIP Europa.

Six. Obligations of the companies sponsoring the Award

The sponsoring companies will complete the post-production tasks that correspond to them within a maximum period of 9 months from the reception of the materials and always under a schedule of work designed by them and that the film producer must accept.

The materials to be sent by the film winning the award are:

  • EDL.
  • QuickTime reference for the montage reels.
  • OMF/AAF for the reels and all uncut camera and sound footage.

The companies will contribute:

  • BEST DIGITAL will provide:
    • Sound mixing of the winning film, facilitating the following:
      • Dolby Atmos pre-mixing and mixing studios and print master, up to 80 hours.
    • Materials to be delivered:
      • Atmos Mix mxf files to 24 FPS, by reels.
      • 5.1 mixing and LT RT to 24 FPS, by reels.
      • 5.1 mixing and LT RT to 25 FPS, continuous.
  • BTEAM PICTURES will guarantee release of the winning film in Spanish cinemas, with a minimum of 2 copies, and the corresponding advertising. The total advertising cost will be decided by Bteam Pictures according to the film’s potential. Bteam Pictures will decide the extent of the marketing campaign and the presence of the winning film at other national festivals. In addition, Bteam Pictures can edit the title, the poster image and the trailer to suit the Spanish market, always with the producers’ approval.

    Said release will take place within the 18 months of delivery of the first master copy of the film, and Bteam Pictures will decide on the best date for its release in cinemas.
  • DELUXE SPAIN is responsible for:
    • Creating an EDL in high definition, completed and provided by the customer.
    • Providing digital effects, up to a maximum of 80 hours.
    • Graphic works (opening and closing title sequences), up to a maximum of 40 hours.
    • Up to 80 hours of colour correction.
    • Obtaining the DCP master (Digital Cinema Package), in original version with English subtitles.
    • Master HD (OV).
  • The hours offered for work on digital effects, graphic design and colour cannot be exchanged between these tasks. Non-use of any of the disciplines does not mean that the hours not carried out can be accumulated in favour of the award-winning production company.
  • In the event that the Deliveries for international sales are awarded to Deluxe Spain as a result of intermediation by the production company winning the WIP Europa Industry Award, it will pay 3% of the total invoice for the contract in question. This payment will not be made in the event that the distributor has a prior agreement with Deluxe Spain for carrying out said work.
  • DOLBY IBERIA, S.L. will provide the services to create the printmaster in Dolby Atmos format.
  • LASERFILM will provide translation, adaptation and location of the English subtitles of the film, including a day of simulation with the native translator. It will also add the subtitles to the DCP.
  • NEPHILIM PRODUCCIONES S.L. will coordinate the post-production work and licensing of the film in Spain and Andorra as envisaged in these rules and in the co-production contract.
  • NO PROBLEM SONIDO S.L. will produce the sound design and editing (not including recording of the dubbing or foleys).

Any additional work to the above will be the responsibility of the production company and must be requested from the corresponding company.

Non-use of some of the work that each company contributes to the Industry Award, as expressed in these rules, does not mean that the hours not carried out cannot be exchanged with each other.


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