Regulation

REGULATIONS

Name: "Fresco" Annual International Festival of Modern Art and Spiritual Films

         General Format

The Mission
The goal of Fresco Festival is the demonstration of films, photos and piece of art that deliver morality and organization of healthy and free public discussions about the questions raised in them.

Place and date
The opening of festival will take place in June, 2018 in Armenia.

The main goals of the festival
- Promote the reestablishment of love, solidarity and human values in public with the help of moral and cultural dialogue
- Spread international and inter-religious tolerance
- Make and develop spiritual-moral films and increase the public demand towards them as an important social-cultural factor
- Activate the contact between cultural representatives and create successful cooperation field, interchange professional experience
- Contribute to the development of tourism in Armenia

The founders of the festival  
"Formica Art" company and "Rainbow" NGO 

The organizers of the festival
To effectively organize and carry out the mission, a directorate was established, which staff consists of the director, producer, spiritual mentor and the Board of trustees.
For the initial choice of films, photos and folk groups a selection committee is approved.

The program
The festival program includes sections of films, photo exhibitions and International Folklore Concert. Within the festival concerts, regional camps, master classes, meetings, round tables and other events will be organized.

Organizers can change the date,place or some events of the festival (All participants must agree to this rule).

FILM PARTICIPATION RULES

The festival involves those types of films of the world (fiction, animation, full-length, short, debut and so on) which reject wars, ecological disasters, violence, discrimination and preach peace, tolerance, humanism, kindness, patriotism; cover the actual family problems, and are aimed at restoring family values, giving spiritual and moral education to the youth, and are about healthy lifestyle and positive world outlook.

The section of films includes any kinds of films which were shot after January 2015.

The presented films must not contain
-Scenes and plots that offend religious feelings (of different religions)
-Scenes of cruelty and violence
-Scenes containing advertisement
-Plots promoting the use of drugs, cigarettes and alcohol
-Erotic scenes

The Awards
The awards will be given in the following categories:
Best message of "Faith"
Best message of "Hope"
Best message of "Love" 
Best message of "Peace"
Best message of "Courage" 
Best message of "Humanism" 
Best message of "Patriotism" 
Best message of "The Hero of Our Time" 

The selection committee can add an extra award category according to his discretion.
All the participants will be given diplomas and souvenirs.
The pre-selection of the films is performed by the Pre-selection Committee. The selection committee is formed by festival organizers.
All the selected films will be considered as winners. Winners have to pay themselves for prize delivery by post.

For participating in this film festival project one must fill in the application form in the section "For participants"

The films for pre-selection are accepted till March 31, 2018.
The results of the pre-selection of films will be available on May 10, 2018.
Display version of the selected films must be presented till May 20, 2018.
The organizers of the festival guarantee that the films will not be transferred to anyone in pursuit of profit.
The directorate of the festival reserves the right to use scenes and photos from the films for advertising purposes.
"Fresco" festival is a non-profit project and all the exhibitions will be free to attend.

PARTICIPATION RULES FOR PHOTO EXHIBITION

In the photo exhibition "Faith without borders" of "Fresco" festival can be involved photos from around the world that reject wars, ecological disasters, violence, discrimination and preach peace, spiritual harmony, religious and national tolerance, humanism, kindness, patriotism as well as present cultural, spiritual and national values.

-Every person can present 1-5 photos.
-All the photos (and not all of them) of the person can be selected for the photo exhibition display.

The Awards

The awards will be given in the following categories:
Best message of "Faith"
Best message of "Hope"
Best message of "Love"
Best message of "Peace"
Best message of "Courage"
Best message of "Humanism"
Best message of "Patriotism" 
Best message of "The Hero of Our Time" 

The selection committee can add an extra award category according to his discretion.
The selection committee is formed by festival organizers.

All the selected photos will be considered as winners.
The pre-selection of the photos is performed by the Pre-selection Committee.

All the participants will be given diplomas and souvenirs.

To participate in the exhibition “Faith without borders” one must fill in the application form in the section For participants”.

The photos for pre selection are accepted till May 15, 2018.
The results of the pre selection of photos will be available on May 30, 2018.
The organizers of the festival guarantee that the photos will not be transferred to anyone in pursuit of profit.
The directorate of the festival reserves the right to use photos for advertising within 'Fresco" festival and its organized photo exhibition "Faith without borders". 
"Fresco" festival is a non-profit project and the photo exhibition will be free to attend.

PARTICIPATION RULES FOR INTERNATIONAL FOLKLORE CONCERT

International Folklore Concert in the Frames of “Fresco” Festival.
It is a cultural event aimed at presenting the cultural achievements of other nations, and where the participants and guests will have the chance to present their art, skills and talent. 
The festival aims to create a platform where participants from different countries meet new friends and get in touch with interesting artists.
Festival events are covered by Mass Media; information about participants is printed in festival’s brochures and catalogs; posted on festival’s social networks, official website.

Rules for participation
Festival participants - ensembles, individuals
Age limit - 18 and over

All selected participants will receive an Official Invitation Letter from organizers.

       • Travel, accommodation and food expenses are covered by the participants (festival organizers offer significant discounts for travel and accommodation to festival
participants. You can take advantage of the offer or find another variant more suitable for you).
       • Participation of every 25th member of a group is free of charge.
       • It is necessary to have a director or a person in charge if participating with ensemble or group.
       • It is needed to send photos and information about participant for printing in festival’s catalogue and brochures.
       • It is needed to bring country’s flag and a souvenir for Gift Exchange.
       • Participants can put their and their sponsors’ logos on festival posters and n catalogues.
       • It is recommended to perform live, if not you can use, for example, CD track.
       • All participants will receive souvenirs and diplomas.
       • Organizers can change the date and place of the festival (All participants must agree to this rule).

Program

Festival Duration - 10 days.
International Folklore Concert in the Frames of “Fresco” Festival will last 2 concert days.

1st Day - Arrival in Yerevan; hotel check in
2nd Day - Breakfast; rehearsal; concert: presentation of the group (15 min. program approximately for a participant);
3rd day - Breakfast; excursion; International Folklore Concert group (30 min. program approximately for a participant);
4th day - Hotel check out. Departure.

Excursions in the frames of festival are free of charge and covered by festival organizers.
On your request, you can prolong your stay and except participating in the concert program, also take part in general program of festival. See also the general program of Fresco 2018.

The pre-selection of the participants is performed by the Pre-selection Committee. 
The selection committee is formed by festival organizers.

All the participants will be given diplomas and souvenirs.
To participate in the International Folklore Concert program one must fill in the application form in the section For participants.

The applications for pre-selection are accepted till April 15, 2018.
The results of the pre selection will be available on April 30, 2018.

The directorate of the festival reserves the right to use photos/videos of applicants for advertising within 'Fresco" festival.
"Fresco" festival is a non-profit project and the concert programs will be free to attend.

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