Eye on Films

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Created in January 2011, Eye on Films is a unique, global network of film professionals, which guarantees the circulation of a selection of first feature films in festivals partners in Europe and third countries, and the commercial exploitation of these films by distribution partners in Europe and third countries. You are invited to apply to this unique, global network of film professionals.

A call for entry for the first edition (2011) of the Eye on Films (EoF) project was officially launched on March 14th.

Producers and filmmakers who may want to submit first films (feature or feature-length documentaries) for the pre-selection, read on...

EoF is a project developed by Wide Management, a leading independent sales company, representing a library of more than 600 titles, features and documentaries, with a catalogue containing an Impressive variety of movies from internationally acclaimed directors.

Eye on Films is a unique, global network of film professionals which already includes 14 films festivals, 16 distribution companies, more than 15 countries. Its focus is on first time directors' and authors' films and it is a guarantee of festival exposure and commercial exploitation all around the world.

The goal of Eye on Films:
Eye on Films (EoF) follows several objectives:
- to build a network of festival and distribution partners throughout the world, in both European and third countries;
- to create a Label of first feature films composed of both European and non-European titles, selected by the EoF Partners with the support of well-known advisors;
- to ensure the screening of these EoF Films in the Festival Partners;
- to ensure the commercial exploitation by the Distribution Partners of these Films in each participating territory;
- to create synergies between Festival and Distribution Partners, in order to maximize the visibility, the promotion and the marketing of the EoF Films;
- to create branding and communication around the EoF Films through the Label, which will benefit to both Festival and Distribution Partners, and will bring a positive leverage in future discussions with rights holders and national film centers;
- to give online information and access to the EoF Films

This new business model will definitively enhance the cinematographic diversity, promote debute films, and highlight emerging authors. This project specifically guarantees the theatrical exhibition of several films, by mutualizing the promotion in film festivals and at the occasion of releases by local distributors.......

EoF FESTIVAL TOUR 2011
Titanic Budapest (Hungary) - 07 - 17 April

Seattle (USA) - 19 may - 12 June

Taormina (Italy) - 11 - 18 June

Edinburgh (UK) 15 - 26 June

La Rochelle (France) 01 - 10 July

Paris Cinéma (France) 02 - 13 July

Era New Horizons (Poland) 21 - 31 July

Kaunas (Lithuania) 27sept - 09 Oct

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) 06 - 18 Oct

Montréal FNC (Canada) 12 - 23 Oct

Haifa (Israel) 13 - 22 Oct

Kiev Molodist (Ukraine) 22 - 30 Oct

Seville (Spain) 04 - 12 Nov

Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany) 10 - 20 Nov

Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia) 18 nov - 04 Dec

DISTRIBUTION PARTNERS
CURIOUS FILMS Australia / New Zealand
COOPERATIVE NOUVEAU CINEMA Belgium
IMOVISION Brazil
RDIFQ FILMS Canada
FILM EUROPE Czech Republic / Slovakia
KANIBAL FILMS France
EYZ MEDIA Germany
ANJOU-LAFAYETTE Hungary
EDEN CINEMA Israel
NOMAD FILM Italy
KAUNAS INTL FILM FEST. Lithuania
THE NEW HORIZONS ASSOCIATION Poland
STARLET MEDIA Sweden / Russia
AQUELARRE Spain
FIRST RUN FEATURES USA
INTL FILM FEST. MOLODIST Ukraine

Contacts in upcoming festivals & markets
Hong Kong Filmart
Clémentine Hugot

Toulouse Cine en construccion
Coralie Faucheur

Istanbul IFF
Camille Rousselet


with the support of the MEDIA MUNDUS programme


CALL FOR ENTRIES 2011
Regulations and Entry Form for submitting Films are available on www.eyeonfilms.org

Anybody can submit a film.

All films submitted must fulfill the Submission requirements detailed in the EoF Regulations.

Rights Holders (producers, sales agents...) must agree on the EoF Regulations and return the Entry form duly filled and signed, before applying.

We are looking for recent works (completed after oct 31st, 2010) from first time directors, preferably never screened outside their country of origine.

Rights Holders should upload their Film on Cinando’s Online Screening Room (www.cinando.com) and then notify submission@eyeonfilms.org by sending the Entry Form.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Except special cases, all films submitted for the EoF project must fulfill the following requirements:

1 - Films should have been completed recently.
Only works completed after October 31st, 2010 are eligible for selection in 2011.

2 - Only debute films are eligible for selection. First films are preferred.

3 - Only feature films (fiction, animation...) and feature-length documentaries are eligible for selection.
Eye on Films does not accept short films or documentaries of less than 60 minutes.

4 - Films should be available on both 35mm and digital format (HD, DCP).

Before applying, Rights Holders must guarantee the availability of such material in both original version with no subtitles, and original version with English subtitles.

5 - Films should not have been previously shown over the Internet or broadcasted on TV or been commercially released (in theaters and/or on other media) outside their country of origin.

6 – Films which have been previously presented in a festival in their country of origin are eligible for selection, provided the fact that no other screening was arranged after the national premiere, inside and outside the country.

Films which have been previously presented for world premiere in a major festival after October 2010 (such as Pusan, Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice…) are eligible, provided the fact that no other screening was arranged after the world premiere, inside and outside the country.

Preferably, films should not have been previously presented at any festival or film event (except in the context of a film market) outside their country of origin, and especially not in the participating territories.


N.B. It is possible to submit a working copy of the film. When filling out the entry form, the Rights Holder should state if he is submitting the final version or a working version.


SUBMISSION PROCESS:
The selection process is carried out through Cinando’s Online Screening Room facility.

Cinando’s Online Screening Room is an extra secured environment. Watermarking the viewer’s name tracks the origin of any illegal copy. It guarantees a protection against piracy and an exclusive professional use.

Cinando’s Online Screening Room is free, instant, secure and easy to use.

Rights Holders should upload the submitted Film with ease.

Once the upload process is complete, notify submission@eyeonfilms.org

N.B. In certain cases, the EoF Coordinator can accept submissions on DVD. Please check the EoF Regulations for more information about the selection process on dvd.


For further information about the submission process, please contact submission@eyeonfilms.org


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IMPORTANT: Before applying please read the EoF Regulations
Only films completed after October 31st, 2010 are eligible for selection.
Only first films are eligible for selection.
Only feature films (fiction, animation…) and feature-length documentaries are eligible for selection.
Eye on Films does not accept short films or documentaries of less than 60 minutes.
Anybody can submit a film for EoF project.
Films suggested by the EoF partners or by the EoF curators will receive special attention.
All films submitted for the EoF project must fulfill the selection requirements detailed in the EoF Regulations.
Rights Holders (producers, sales agents…) must agree on the EoF Regulations and return the entry form before
applying.
The selection of the films to be part of the EoF Label 2011 is made by a Selection Committee, composed of the
EoF Coordinator and the EoF partners, with the support of well-known advisors.
Rights Holders will be informed about the final decision of the Selection Committee.
There are no deadlines for submitting a film.
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GENERAL REGULATIONS
FOR ENTERING FILMS IN THE EOF LABEL 2011
Article 1 – Project profile
Eye on Films is a unique, global network of film professionals, which guarantees the circulation of a selection of
first feature films in festivals partners in Europe and third countries, and the commercial exploitation of these films
by distribution partners in Europe and third countries.
Article 2 – Objectives
The Eye on Films project follows several objectives:
- to build a network of festival and distribution partners throughout the world, in both European
and third countries;
- to create a Label of first feature films composed of both European and non-European titles,
selected by the EoF Partners with the support of well-known advisors;
- to ensure the screening of these EoF Films in the Festival Partners;
- to ensure the commercial exploitation by the Distribution Partners of these Films in each
participating territory;
- to create synergies between Festival and Distribution Partners, in order to maximize the
visibility, the promotion and the marketing of the EoF Films;
- to create branding and communication around the EoF Films through the Label, which will
benefit to both Festival and Distribution Partners, and will bring a positive leverage in future
discussions with rights holders and national film centers;
- to give online information and access to the EoF Films
This new business model will definitively enhance the cinematographic diversity, promote debute films, and
highlight emerging authors. This project specifically guarantees the theatrical exhibition of several films, by
mutualizing the promotion in film festivals and at the occasion of releases by local distributors.
Article 3 – EoF Coordinator
Eye on Films is a project developed by Wide Management, a leading independent sales company, representing a
library of more than 600 titles, features and documentaries, with a catalogue containing an impressive variety of
movies from internationally acclaimed directors, and acquiring 10-15 new titles per year.
Contacts:
Loic Magneron
General Manager
cell: + 33 6 60 43 96 86
lm AT eyeonfilms.org
Camille Rousselet
Project Coordinator
tel : +33 1 53 95 04 62
cr AT eyeonfilms.org
Diana Balba
Project Assistant
tel : +33 1 53 95 24 44
diana AT eyeonfilms.org
Eye on Films - Wide Management
40 rue Sainte-Anne - 75002 – Paris
France
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Article 4 – 2011 Edition
The first edition of the Eye on Films project will take place between the 1st of January 2011 and the 31st of December
2011.
Article 5 ‐ Selection Committee
The selection of the Films to be part of the EoF Label 2011 is carried out by a commission of film professionals
functioning as a Selection Committee, which is composed of the EoF Partners (list in annex) with the support of wellknown
advisors.
The Selection Committee’s decisions are based on an outright majority.
Members of the Selection Committee, EoF Coordinator and advisors are sworn to secrecy.
Deliberations, votes and comments within the framework for the EoF selection process are strictly confidential even
after the decisions have been officialised.
Article 6 – Submission requirements
Except special cases, all films submitted for the EoF project must fulfill the following requirements:
1 - Films should have been completed recently.
Only works completed after October 31st, 2010 are eligible for selection in 2011.
2 - Only debute films are eligible for selection. First films are preferred.
3 - Only feature films (fiction, animation…) and feature-length documentaries are eligible for selection.
Eye on Films does not accept short films or documentaries of less than 60 minutes.
4 - Films should be available on both 35mm and digital format (HD, DCP).
Before applying, Rights Holders must guarantee the availability of such material in both original version with no
subtitles, and original version with English subtitles.
5 - Films should not have been previously shown over the Internet or broadcasted on TV or been commercially
released (in theaters and/or on other media) outside their country of origin.
6 – Films which have been previously presented in a festival in their country of origin are eligible for selection,
provided the fact that no other screening was arranged after the national premiere, inside and outside the country.
Films which have been previously presented for world premiere in a major festival after October 2010 (such as Pusan,
Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Venice…) are eligible, provided the fact that no other screening was
arranged after the world premiere, inside and outside the country.
Preferably, films should not have been previously presented at any festival or film event (except in the context of a film
market) outside their country of origin, and especially not in the participating territories.
The EoF Coordinator reserves the right to submit to the appreciation of the Selection Committee a film which would
not fulfill the above mentioned requirements, provided the fact that this film is considered as particularly relevant
within the framework of the Eye on Films project.
N.B. It is possible to submit a working copy of the film.
When filling out the entry form, the Rights Holder should state if he is submitting the final version or a working version.
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Article 7 – Who can submit a film?
Anybody can submit a film for EoF project.
Films suggested by the EoF partners or by the EoF curators will receive special attention.
All films submitted for the EoF project must fulfill the selection requirements detailed in the EoF Regulations.
Rights Holders (producers, sales agents…) must agree on the EoF Regulations and return the Entry form duly filled
and signed, before applying.
Article 8 ‐ Participation
The EoF Coordinator invites Films to participate to the EoF project.
Once selected by the EoF Partners, the Film will be officially announced to be part of the EoF Label.
The selection in the EoF project must remain strictly confidential until further notice from the EoF Coordinator.
Titles selected to be part of the EoF project 2011 will be officially announced either in a press conference or an official
press release. Any exception must be approved in writing by the EoF Coordinator.
If your film has not been selected, the EoF Coordinator will do its best to inform you before the announcement of the
program.
Although the EoF partners and curators may communicate with filmmakers and rights holders regarding their films,
the EoF Coordinator reserves the right to make no comment on the reasons for not selecting a film.
Participation to the EoF project includes in particular:
- Publication on the EoF official website eyeonfilms.org, on associated webpages, and on all kind of marketing
contents associated to the EoF project
- Screenings in the EoF festival partners
- Acquisition of the distribution rights by the EoF distribution partners
Participation in the EoF project requires the unconditional adherence to its regulations as set out here. Producers,
sales agents or other organisations submitting a film must ensure that they are legitimately entitled to enter a film in
the festival.
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Article 9 ‐ Special Conditions
No film selected for the EoF Label may be withdrawn from the project after its participation has been officially
confirmed by the Rights Holder.
Once a Film is submitted to the Selection Committee, it is understood the Rights Holder has accepted the EoF terms
and conditions.
More specifically, in case the Film is confirmed to participate to the EoF project, the Rights Holder commits
- to guarantee the national premiere of the Film to the EoF festivals in each participating country;
- not to request screening fees to the EoF festivals for the screenings of the Film;
- to provide EoF festivals with the requested screening material;
- to give a first option of purchase of the Film to the EoF distributors in each participating country (all rights);
- not to request minimum guarantees for the purchase of the Film to the EoF distributors outside the framework
of the sales estimations (see annex)
Article 10 ‐ EoF Fund
It is agreed by all the parties that a commission of 5% on all gross receipts incomes generated by the sale of an EoF
Film within the framework of the project, will be automatically transferred to a dedicated Eye on Films bank account
which will be designated by the EoF Coordinator.
Such revenues will consist in specific, dedicated, EoF Fund which should not be used outside the framework of the
EoF project.
In case of the sale of an EoF Film within the framework of the project, it is agreed by all the parties that the Buyer
(distributor and/or broadcaster) will receive an invoice issued by the EoF Coordinator, corresponding to the 5% EoF
fund commission. This sum should be transferred to the EoF bank account immediately after the signature of the Long
Form Agreement between the Buyer and the Rights Holder.
It is understood that the Buyer will address the corresponding sum of the sale to the Rights Holder, decreased of the
EoF Fund commission of 5%.
Depending on the needs, the EoF fund should be used in order to financially support specific activities such as:
- the promotion of the EoF Label and/or of the EoF Films in international markets
- the participation of EoF films in EoF festivals
- the P&A costs associated to the distribution of EoF films
- the organization of workshops with EoF partners and/or the participation of EoF partners in existing
workshops
- the development of EoF directors’ upcoming projects
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Article 11 ‐ Material Requirements
Once a Film is confirmed to participate to the EoF Label, the Rights Holder commits to provide to the EoF Coordinator
the material below, free of charge:
- a detailed description of all elements deposited in the laboratory of origin
- delivery and free access to a copy 35mm subtitled in English that will be used for screenings at international
film markets, at EoF festivals and at the occasion of other EoF events
35mm prints should be sent to the following address:
FILMAIR SERVICES
Z.A. Du Moulin
Rue de la Croix
95705 ROISSY EN FRANCE
FRANCE
Tel: 33 1 34 38 63 02
- delivery and free access to a HD master and DigiBeta subtitled in English that will be used for screenings at
international film markets, at EoF festivals and at the occasion of other EoF events
- delivery of and free access to one DCP (if available)
- delivery and free access to one master HD and one DigiBeta PAL in original version 16/9, and the same with
English subtitles
- delivery and free access to one master HD and one DigiBeta PAL of the trailer + excerpts in original version
16/9 and the same with English subtitles,
- delivery and free access to 2 DVDs in original version with the English subtitles and/or in English
Digital material should be sent to the EoF Coordinator’s office in Paris:
Eye on Films – Wide Management
40, rue Sainte-Anne
75002 Paris
FRANCE
Tel: 33 1 53 95 04 62
- the dialogs list corresponding to the final edited copy in original version and in English
- the list of the existing subtitles (in all available languages), as well as the spotting lists (in original version and
in English)
- the Affidavit
- the Certificate of origin
- English and French synopsis
- 5 posters (in all formats used for the promotion of the movie), optional
- press kit in original version and in English (CD Rom, electronic)
- 1 CD Rom of the poster of the Film (CD of the artwork with the layers with all the logos and credit separated)
- 1 CD Rom of Exploitation photos (at least 15 photos in high definition, copyrights cleared)
- a photo in high definition and the director's biography
Delivery of the material (35mm prints, digital material):
The sender should notify the EoF Coordinator by e-mail of the title of the film, date and means of shipment, the
shipment number or airway bill number.
Shipping and insurance costs as well as customs taxes and customs broker’s fees, including "temporary admission"
rights are at the expense of the Rights Holders.
The responsibility of the EoF Coordinator covers the cost of storage and insurance in our lab only.
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Article 12 ‐ Submission process
Films will only be considered for selection after the entry form, duly filled and signed, is received by the EoF
Coordinator, and in certain cases after the entry fee is received.
The EoF Coordinator has the right to settle any cases not covered by the regulations.
Films are to be submitted in their original version with English subtitles for the selection process.
Films in English do not require translation.
It is possible to submit a working copy of the film.
When filling out the entry form, the Rights Holder should state if he is submitting the final version or a working version.
For further information about the submission process, please contact submission@eyeonfilms.org
Deadlines
There are no deadlines for submitting films. The EoF Coordinator will accept entries all year long.
Eligibility
Only films which fulfill the Submission Requirements detailed in the EoF General Regulations (Article 6) will be taken
under consideration.
Entry form
Any submission of a film must include the Entry form duly filled up and signed by the authorized Rights Holder.
Rights Holders must return the Entry form duly filled and signed to submission@eyeonfilms.org
or by fax +33 1 53 95 04 65
Films will only be considered for selection after the Entry form is received.
Pre‐selection – Cinando Online Screening Room
The selection process is carried out through Cinando’s Online Screening Room facility.
Cinando’s Online Screening Room is an extra secured environment. Watermarking the viewer’s name tracks the
origin of any illegal copy. It guarantees a protection against piracy and an exclusive professional use.
Cinando’s Online Screening Room is free, instant, secure and easy to use.
Rights Holders should upload the submitted Film with ease.
For more information about the uploading process, please refer to the documentation in annex.
Once the upload process is complete, notify submission@eyeonfilms.org
Rights Holders who are not registered on Cinando can submit films on DVD under special conditions (see below).
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Pre‐selection – DVD
In certain cases, the EoF Coordinator can accept submissions on DVD.
Any submission of a film on DVD must include payment of entry fee of € 100 (one hundred euros).
The payment can be made by bank transfer:
ACCOUNT NAME: Wide Management – Eye on Films
ADDRESS: 40 rue Sainte-Anne
TOWN/CITY: Paris
POSTCODE: 75002
COUNTRY: France
BANK NAME: BANQUE POPULAIRES RIVES DE PARIS
BRANCH ADDRESS: Agence Montparnasse – 31, boulevard Edgar Quinet
TOWN/CITY: Paris
POSTCODE: 75014
COUNTRY: France
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 10207 00022 21218214263 58
IBAN: FR76 1020 7000 2221 2182 1426 358
All payments must clearly indicate the title of the film.
The EoF Coordinator will also accept payment of the entry fee by check, only if drawn from a French bank.
Check must be payable to ‘Wide Management – Eye on Films’ and included with the DVD.
Films submitted on DVD will only be considered for selection after the entry fee is received.
Entry fees are not refundable.
DVDs must be sent directly via courier or (air) mail to the EoF Coordinator’s office in Paris at:
Eye on Films – Wide Management
40 rue Sainte-Anne
75002 Paris
France
with the mention "For cultural purpose only"
The full cost of sending DVDs for selection, including customs fees and insurance, as well as their return freight, must
be borne by the producer or his authorised representatives.
The sender should notify the EoF Coordinator by e-mail at submission@eyeonfilms.org of the title of the film, date and
means of shipment, the shipment number or airway bill number.
After receiving the DVD, the payment of the Entry fee and the Entry form duly filled and signed, the EoF Coordinator
will proceed to the encoding and uploading of the Film on Cinando Screening Room Online, in order to submit the
Film to the appreciation of the Selection Committee.
All DVDs submitted for selection will be returned only at the express wish of the owner and at the owner’s expense.
Requests for return of material can be made to submission@eyeonfilms.org up to six months after the submission.
Upon explicit demand, the submitted material may also be destroyed by the EoF Coordinator. In this case it is
similarly necessary to send the respective instruction to submission@eyeonfilms.org within six months after the
submission.
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Article 13
The EoF Coordinator makes decisions in case of unclear situations or cases unforeseen in these regulations in
conformity with the international regulations.
Article 14
Participation in the EoF project implies the entire agreement with the regulations set out herein.
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ENTRY FORM ‐ EOF LABEL 2011
Please return this agreement duly filled and signed to submission AT eyeonfilms.org or by fax +33 1 53 95 04 65
This agreement, once received duly filled up and signed, stands as a legal proof of the mutual commitment between the Film
Rights Holder and the EoF Coordinator.
The Film:
Original title ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
English title ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Logline ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Synopsis ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
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(max 1 000 words)
Director ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Nationality / Country of Residence ….…………………………………………………………………………………………
The film is
a first film a second film
Is this considered a Student Project ? Y N
Bio-filmography of the director
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Duration …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Color/ Black & white …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Original language …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
In case that the original language of the film is not English, the Film must be provided with English subtitles.
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The film is
a feature film a feature-length documentary other …………………………………………
The film is
completed completion date: ………………………………………………………………………………
in post-production completion date estimated: …………………………………………………………………
The film has premiered
nowhere
in its country of origin
at an international film festival
Please precise the date and location of previous screenings (if any):
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The film has been shown over the Internet or broadcasted on TV or been commercially released (in theaters and/or on
other media)
nowhere
in its country of origin
outside its country of origin
Please precise the territories and date (if any):
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The film is (or will be) available in
35mm HD DigiBeta DCP
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The Rights Holder:
Name ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Company ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Country ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Tel ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Email ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
The Rights Holder is
the director the producer the sales agent other (please precise)
The film is submitted
via cinando on dvd
I, ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….
hereby acknowledge and agree, to the best of my knowledge, that all the statements in this Entry form are true.
I hereby declare that I am the owner of the copyrights and other rights to the Film being the subject of the present Entry form, and
grant the EoF Coordinator the right to promote the Film throughout the activities of the EoF project.
I shall indemnify and hold the EoF Coordinator harmless from and against any and all claims or actions based on the allegation
that the exercising of the EoF project breaches or violates any copyrights and other rights of the publishers, directors, artists and
performers, or any other personal rights or author’s moral rights of any person who has participated in the production or the
execution of the Film yet may claim any other right, title and/or interest in or to all or a part of the works included in the Film.
I hereby guarantee that I have paid all sums due to the authors and artists of the Film required by the law or specified in the
concluded agreements.
I hereby acknowledge and agree that, in case the Film is confirmed to participate to the EoF project, I will commit to provide to the
EoF Coordinator the material mentioned in Article 11 of the General Regulations, free of charge.
I hereby acknowledge and agree that, in case the Film is confirmed to participate to the EoF project, I will commit
- to guarantee the national premiere of the Film to the EoF festivals in each participating country;
- not to request screening fees to the EoF festivals for the screenings of the Film;
- to provide EoF festivals with the requested screening material;
- to give a first option of purchase of the Film to the EoF distributurs in each participating country (all rights);
- not to request minimum guarantees for the purchase of the Film to the EoF distributors outside the framework of the sales
estimations (see annex)
I hereby acknowledge and agree that, in case the Film is confirmed to participate to the EoF Label, a commission of 5% on all
gross receipts incomes generated by the sale of the Film within the framework of the project will be automatically transferred to a
dedicated ‘Eye on Films’ bank account for the purpose of the EoF Fund.
Date & Place: …………..…………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Signature & Stamp:
Titre / Title: EoF Film
Production/ Producer:
Réalisateur / Director:
Casting:
Territories Distributors Low estimation High estimation Observations
USA $5 000,00 $20 000,00
Canada $4 000,00 $10 000,00
Brazil $4 000,00 $10 000,00
Israel $2 500,00 $7 000,00
Australia - New Zealand $4 000,00 $12 000,00
Germany 3 000,00 € 10 000,00 €
France 5 000,00 € 12 000,00 €
Belgium (Benelux) 3 000,00 € 10 000,00 €
Sweden 2 000,00 € 6 000,00 €
Spain 3 000,00 € 10 000,00 €
Italy 3 000,00 € 8 000,00 €
Hungary 1 000,00 € 3 000,00 €
Poland 2 000,00 € 5 000,00 €
Czech Rep 1 500,00 € 3 000,00 €
Estonia 1 000,00 € 2 000,00 €
Lituania 1 000,00 € 2 000,00 €
Slovakia 1 000,00 € 2 000,00 €
Ukraine 1 000,00 € 3 000,00 €
Russia 2 000,00 € 6 000,00 €
Sales Estimates of Minimum Guarantee - Territories & Distributors Partners
MG based on an all rights deal , classical royalties after recoupment of the MG by the Distributors:
Royalties: % after recoupment MG:
Theatrical: 50/50
TV: 70/30 or 50/50
Video/ DVD: 15/85 or 25/75
VOD 50/50 (geo-blocked)
North America (US$)
Middle East (US$)
Oceania (AUD$)
Eastern Europe (€)
Asking prices in €
Europe (€)
South America (US$)
Asking prices in USD
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Screening Room, a new and secure feature on Cinando.com, all professionals can
immediately show their films to the audience of their choice.
Here is the step-by-step guide to using the Online Screening Room.
Step 1:
Select one of your films (or create it) in My Cinando / My Data / Line-up tab, make
sure you are in update mode ("Update my data"). Then open the Upload Manager
(click on the green button "Upload and manage your media files"), choose the "Full
movie" tab and follow the instructions. If the box to "Select a file" does not appear,
you will need to download and install Java. The free software is available here. For
help with installing Java, view the instructions on their website. If you still encounter
problems, you probably need to enable Java in your web browser. Find out how by
clicking here.
Note : Use a digital file of the film, with the proper subtitles (English is
recommended). If you only have a DVD, you must first convert it, which is quick and
easy (click here for instructions).
Technical requirements:
- Format accepted: mp[e]g, avi, vob, mov, mp4 - file size < 5 GB
- Encoding : resolution 720x576/480 or better - bitrate > 2MBit/s - 48kHz sound PCM
/ MPEG-2 audio / AC3 / AAC / WMA (if possible > 128 kBit/s)
- Multiplexed file only (audio and video in one file) - no anamorphic material (file
has to be 4:3 or 16:9 originally).
Step 2:
Select who will be able to watch the film. At this time, we recommend you keep the
default value (by invitation only, allow requests). You will be able to modify this
choice once the film becomes available. (see “How to modify Viewing Rights” below).
Step 3:
Click on the ‘Select a file’ tab just below to select your file, or drop it into the box. The
process may take a few hours: reduce this window and continue to work, but DON’T
CLOSE IT. If the upload is stopped for any reason the part of the file already
uploaded is saved and the upload will resume from there. Re-open this Upload
Manager and select the SAME file again. Once the upload is complete (100%), you
can close the window.
The film should be available within the next 24 hours (check its status in the ‘Manage
your files’ tab of the Upload Manager). Now you can modify the film’s viewing rights.
How to modify Viewing Rights
Viewing rights
Choose to whom you grant viewing rights to your film:
“Distributors”, “Sales agents”, “Festivals”: grants access to these categories of buyers
or programmers. These companies are checked by a group of experts working for
Cinando.
“All Cinando members”: grants access to all Cinando users.
You can filter these companies by country and restrict access only to countries where
the film is available (based on the countries you select as available by updating the
film page), only people you invite individually to view your film gain access (means
‘By invitation only’). In the right block, you can invite cinando members or send a 24
hours invitation to other people by entering their email address.
Further details:
“Allow requests”: Tick this box to allow users without viewing rights to see that you’ve
uploaded a film and request to see it. Otherwise, only users with viewing rights can
see that you’ve uploaded a film. This option provides users with the knowledge that
the film exists, while preventing unwanted users from viewing it. All requests are sent
to the person indicated in the box labeled “Requests will be sent to,” who can choose
to accept or simply ignore the request.
“Disable”: Select this option to hide your film completely, even from people to whom
you’ve already granted viewing rights.
How to prepare a DVD for upload into cinando
In cinando, you can only upload multiplexed files, using a wide range of formats:
• MPEG 2 files (.mpg or .vob or .mpeg or .ts)
• MPEG 4 files (.mp4)
• Quicktime movies with MJPEG codec, h264 codec or uncompressed (very large!)
• AVI files with MJPEG codec, h264 codec or uncompressed
• DV files either as Quicktime or AVI or as DV stream
The audio should always be uncompressed, MP3 or AAC.
The movie has to be one single file including video, subtitles and audio tracks.
The maximum file size should not exceed 5 Gbytes.
If you don’t have such a file, but only a DVD or a screener of your film, it’s not difficult to convert it
before uploading it.
A DVD that contains your movie has to be prepared to be uploaded, because it contains many files
(.VOB, .IFO and so on) inside the VIDEO_TS folder on every DVD.
You need to convert these files into a single file containing both audio and video.
There are many ways to do this. We recommend three freewares (free software) that accomplish
this easily:
• Free Studio combines a set of tools for preparing videos in various ways. It is the most
basic and easiest tool to convert your DVD (click here).
• MPEG Streamclip is fast and simple to use, but it doesn’tt process separate subtitles (click
here).
• Handbrake is a nifty tool to convert videos into different formats and manage subtitles and
language versions (click here).
• Handbrake for MAC if you prefer Apple (click here).
• More for experts
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
Free Studio
The following tutorial describes how to encode your DVD with Free Studio. Free Studio combines a
set of tools for preparing videos in various ways. It is the most basic and easiest tool. So if
everything else is to complex for you, this is the way to go.
First you must install it on your computer. Download it here: http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/
1. Choose DVD & Video
2. Choose Free DVD Converter
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
3. Select your settings and hit convert:
- Select your DVD player or the VIDEO_TS folder of your DVD as Input
- Select the track of your DVD if you have more than one title on the DVD
- Choose the output file for your final MP4 file
- Select MP4 as format
- Select the Sony PS3 Preset
–Now hit " Convert" and your movie will be encoded in good shape before you upload it onto
Cinando!
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
MPEG Streamclip
The following tutorial describes how to encode your DVD with MPEG Streamclip.
MPEG Streamclip is fast and simple to use. It does not, however, process subtitles. For subtitling
burn in please use Handbrake.
First you must install it on your computer. Download it here: http://www.squared5.com/
1. Select your DVD player or your VIDEO_TS folder as source
2. Export your movie as MP4
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
3. Set your movie details appropriate for cinando:
- check Multipass and B-Frames in the upper right corner
- set the frame size to 720x576 unscaled
- check the „Limit Data Rate“ and set it to 2500 kbps
- set the Audio data rate to 160 kbps
- select „Deinterlace Video“ if you have a interlaced source
- leave the Frame Rate untouched (it preserves the source frame rate then)
As you have made it to this point - hit " Make MP4" and your movie will be encoded in good shape
before you upload it on cinando !
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
Handbrake
The following tutorial describes how to encode your DVD using Handbrake.
First you must install it on your computer. Download it here: http://handbrake.fr
1. Select your DVD player or your VIDEO_TS folder as source:
Select the title of your DVD that you want to convert
Leave the chapter marking as "from 1 to xx" as this takes the whole movie, not only a part marked
by these chapters.
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
2. Use the following settings:
For Video :
File Format MP4 (either .mp4 or .m4v)
- Video Codec H.264
- Frame rate: Same as source
- Quality: Average Bitrate (kbps) 2500 (You may have to lower this rate if the final size of your
movie exceeds our 5 GByte limit)
- Select 2-pass encoding and Turbo first pass if available
For Video filters:
If you have interlaced video, check “Decomb default“ to deinterlace your movie easily.
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
For Audio
- select the suitable Audio track (only do this if you have more than one language track on your
DVD)
- leave the remaining audio settings as they are preselected (AAC, Stereo, 48khz, 160 kbps)
For Subtitles
- select the subtitle track you want to rip
- mark Burned In
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
For Advanced
- leave it as preset
For Chapters
- leave it as preset
For Picture
If you have an anamorphic movie, set the Anamorphic selector to "None" and keep everything else
as preset.
Now hit "Start" and your movie will be encoded in good shape before you upload it onto cinando !
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
Handbrake for MAC
The following tutorial describes how to encode your DVD with Handbrake.
First you must install it on your computer.
Download it here: http://handbrake.fr/rotation.php?file=HandBrake-0.9.4-Win_GUI.exe
or http://handbrake.fr
1. Define the options: Tools / Options
General: Output Files: Default Path, uncheck “Always use iPod”
2. Select your DVD player or your VIDEO_TS folder as source.
Select the title of your DVD that you want to convert (Say, if you have three videos on your DVD and
want to convert the second, choose this second movie here).
Leave the chapter marking as "from 1 to 1" as this takes the whole movie, not only a part marked by
these chapters.
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
3. Use the following settings:
For Video :
File Format MP4 file
- Video Codec H.264
- Frame rate: Same as source
- Quality: Average Bitrate (kbps) 2500 (You may have to lower this rate if the final size of your movie
exceeds our 5 GByte limit)
- Select 2-pass encoding and Turbo first pass if available
For Audio
- select the suitable audio track (only do this if you have more than one language track on your DVD)
- leave the remaining audio settings as they are preselected (AAC, Stereo, 48khz, 160 kbps)
For Subtitles
- select the subtitle track you want to rip
- mark Burned In
For Advanced
- leave it as preset
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
For Chapters
- leave it as preset
For Picture
If you have an anamorphic movie, set the Anamorphic selector to "Loose" and keep everything else as
preset.
Now hit "Start" and your movie will be encoded in good shape before you upload it onto cinando !
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
cinando is supported by the MEDIA program The Screening Room is hosted by Pro2Film, a cinando and Reelport
of the European Union join venture supported by the MEDIA program
More for Experts
You yield the best results with the h264 video codec as this is currently the codec that reduces the file
size the most while retaining the best picture quality possible.
If you know how to deal with compression settings you can also upload 1920x1080 px movies with a
data rate up to 30 Mbit. Just remember the final file size should not exceed 5 Gbyte.
If you want to learn more about compression click here: (slightly outdated, but still a good read)

Or get details here:
http://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/compressiontechniques
or here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H264


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lm AT eyeonfilms.org

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diana AT eyeonfilms.org


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