Statut

Preamble
 
The International Television Festival Golden Prague (“ITF GP”) is organised by Czech Television. The festival’s mission is to promote, through competitions, expert discussions, screenings and a video library, a broader awareness of television programmes and films from around the world that are devoted to music, dance and theatre (“programmes”).
 
The ITF GP encourages international programme exchanges, serves as a meeting place for programme-makers, producers, broadcasters and distributors, and initiates co-operation between them.
 
A precondition for presenting television programmes and films in the international competition and the video library is the artistic quality of these programmes. The ITF GP management also reserves the right to exclude any programmes that would be ethically or aesthetically incompatible with its mission as a public service television broadcaster.
 
The 56th ITF GP brings:
  • Grand International Competition
  • Video Library with all programmes entered into the festival
  • Festival Premieres
  • Workshops
  • Social Events
  • Gala Evenings
  • Awards Ceremony
 

I. COMPETITION
 
The ITF GP is a competition of television programmes dedicated to music, dance and theatre regardless of musical genre.
 
I. A Categories
 
Programmes in the competition are divided into three categories as follows:
 
I. A.1 Documentary programmes dedicated to music, dance and theatre
 
I. A.2 Recordings of stage work
(recordings of operas, operettas, musicals, dance, ballets, theatre performances etc.)
 
I. A.3 Recordings of concert performance
(symphonic/orchestral performances, chamber music, recitals etc.)
 
In addition to individual programmes ITF GP also accepts individual parts of series or cycles for the competition, if it is possible to judge them on their own merit.
 

I. B Registration
 
I. B.1 Entry Form
 
The entry form, which is available at the ITF GP website, www.festivalgoldenprague.cz, must be completed and sent to the  organiser by June 30, 2019. Only programmes created or premiering in 2018 and 2019 may enter the competition.
 
Maximum number of programmes per person submitting an entry form (“entrant”): unlimited.
Maximum total length of all programmes entered by a single entrant: unlimited
Minimum length of each programme: 5 minutes
 
By submitting the competition entry form to the festival organiser, the entrant agrees with the terms of this Statute, and declares that the festival organiser will not face any copyright claims nor claims by performing artists, producers or third parties in connection with the competition programmes if used in accordance with this Statute. If more than one organization or individual submits the same film, the first entry will be accepted.
 
The entrant also agrees to the following: Czech Television is free to use an extract from any competition entry in its broadcasting, on its website and offered to be promoted in other media, up to a maximum length of 3 minutes, or a photograph, which may only be used in connection with the festival and the promotion thereof. The programme(s) may be for the duration of the ITF GP made accessible to visitors in the form of a public library at festival venue(s). Programmes will remain in the ITF GP archives, and may be used on a non-commercial basis for the promotion of ITF GP and for study purposes after.
 
If a competition entry wins any of the prizes, i.e. GRAND PRIX GOLDEN PRAGUE, CZECH CRYSTAL, CZECH TELEVISION PRIZE or SPECIAL MENTION for extraordinary artistic achievement, the entrant hereby grants Czech Television the non-exclusive authority to exercise its right to use this audiovisual work (i.e. a licence) for a single broadcast in the Czech Republic within 13 months of the awarding of the prize, as part of its free national television broadcasting and using all currently known technologies, i.e. transmitters, satellites, cable systems and special transmission systems (the internet). The entrant also grants permission to subtitle the programme as necessary. Czech Television is not obliged to make use of this licence. If Czech Television does make use of the licence, it is valued for accounting and tax purposes at CZK 1,000; this sum is not remitted.
 

I. B.2 Payment
 
The applicant shall pay EUR 250 (plus VAT applicable under valid EU and Czech legislation) for each programme registered for the competition.
 
Payment may be made by credit card via the CT web app, which will be available on www.festivalgoldenprague.cz. An invoice (tax document), made out according to information provided during registration, shall be issued for the payment received.
 
Payment may also be made based on an invoice (tax document) with a 15-day maturity period, which CT will send once the programme is registered. Along with the registration form, the applicant shall provide invoicing details of the company (name, address, tax registration number, company identification number) that the invoice (tax document) should be sent to. Bank fees shall be borne by the applicant.
 
VAT applicable under valid EU and Czech legislation:
 
• For each programme registered in the ITF GP, a person registered as a VAT payer in any EU Member State shall pay a fee of EUR 250, excluding VAT (the buyer shall specify his valid VAT registration number and assess the applicable VAT himself and apply the reverse charge mechanism).
• A business with its registered office both outside and within the EU shall pay a fee of EUR 250 excluding VAT, for each programme registered (a business registered in a database = business register).
• All persons outside the EU and other persons within the EU that are not a business or otherwise fail to prove that they are a business shall pay a fee of EUR 302.50 (EUR 250 + 21% VAT).
• Domestic persons shall always pay the fee + VAT. For domestic persons, the fee amount shall be converted to CZK according to the current exchange rate promulgated by the Czech National Bank.
 
The entrant who enter the film, but doesn’t pay the entry fee in time, will be excluded from the competition and the entrant will not be eligible to enter any other films in the next edition of the ITF GP. Should you have any problems with payment or entering the programmes, please contact us at infogoldenprague@ceskatelevize.cz.
 
If the participation fee is not paid by 26 August 2019, the programme will not be entered into the competition.
 

I. B.3 Shipment of the competition programmes
 
By 30 June 2019, the entrant undertakes to record an English version (dubbed or subtitled) of each competition entry into a single file in HD quality on an external repository to which ITF GP will be given access for downloading.
 
Format for recording programmes on the internet: H.264 – 16:9 (or Letter Box on 16:9), 1,080 lines (or alternatively 720), AAC or MPEG-3 stereo sound.
 
He also undertakes to send to the address of the ITF GP either electronically or by post the following:
• programme synopsis in English
• a copy of the script or subtitles in English for each programme including spoken word (e.g. a documentary)
• information on all music used (full name(s) of the author(s), titles and exact length of all musical pieces used, and the full names of all performers)
• other promotional materials (photographs, posters etc.)
• proof of payment (see I. B.2)
 
Address:
Czech Television
Klára Mašková
ITF Golden Prague
140 70 Prague 4 – Kavci hory
Czech Republic
infogoldenprague@ceskatelevize.cz
 
The entrant shall cover all insurance and transport costs.
 
If a competition entry does not meet the criteria set down by the Statute, ITF GP reserves the right to exclude it from the competition.
 
ITF GP is not authorised to provide copies of competition programmes to third parties, except on the basis of a special separate agreement. By submitting the entry form, the entrant grants the organiser of ITF GP the permission to rewrite the electronically sent copies of the programme onto hard discs and DVDs in a compressed MPEG2 format. The organiser of the ITF GP uses this copy solely for the purposes of jury evaluation, to ensure the digital presentation of the programmes during the festival and for archiving purposes. ITF GP undertakes not to provide the copies thus made to any other parties, and not to use them for any other than the aforementioned purposes.
 
By 1 September 2019, the entrant will be informed whether his programme (according to paragraph I. C) has been selected among the TOP 20.
 
In case the programme is selected among the TOP 20, the entrant undertakes to deliver it by 14 September 2019 on XDCAM or as a Hard Disk File with the following parameters: Format: MPEG HD422 Container: MXF Video coding: MPEG-2 422P@HL Bit depht: 8 Colour sampling: 4:2:2 Frame size: 1920×1080 Frame rate: 25 interlaced Video bit rate: 50Mbit/s Audio coding: PCM 8 ch/24bit/48kHz under valid General Technical Conditions for programmes delivered to and produced in Czech Television (available to download at www.festivalgoldenprague.cz) to the address:
 
Czech Television
Klára Mašková
ITF Golden Prague
140 70 Prague 4 – Kavci hory
Czech Republic
 
ITF GP undertakes to return the material to the entrants within three months of the close of the festival. The festival organiser shall bear all costs connected with the dispatch of said cassettes. ITF GP is not responsible for the technical quality of the materials sent. Should you have any problems with entering the programmes, please contact us at infogoldenprague@ceskatelevize.cz.
 

I. C Jury
 
Competition programmes shall be judged by a 5-member international jury.
 
The Jury operates in two rounds. In the first round, which takes place before the festival, each juror receives a password protected access to a shared storage with the competition programmes and an evaluation sheet. The Jury evaluates the programmes with 1–10 points in two aspects:
1) overall artistic quality and emotionality
2) the craftsmanship and technical processing
 
In each viewing each programme receives a total of five marks from five jurors, with the highest and lowest mark in every viewing crossed out and not counted in the overall number. The remaining marks are counted (three marks for each viewing, so a total of six marks) and the result is the overall point count of the competing programme.
 
According to the evaluation sheets, the top twenty programmes (TOP 20) will be selected to move through to the second round. In the second round, which takes place during the ITF GP, jurors together watch the twenty selected programs, judge them and decide on the prize-winners.
 
The management of ITF GP appoint the Chairperson and all members of the Jury.
 
The official language of the jury meetings is English.
 

I. D Awards
 
The Jury awards:
The main prize of the festival, Grand Prix GOLDEN PRAGUE, to the winning programme. This prize includes a financial award of EUR 10,000.
Three CZECH CRYSTALS to winning programmes in individual categories.
SPECIAL MENTION for extraordinary artistic achievement.
 
Additional awards:
The Director General of Czech Television awards the CZECH TELEVISION PRIZE.
 
Any competition programme is eligible to win several prizes. ITF GP may permit important foundations, cultural institutions or sponsors to award their own prizes at the festival.
 
If an award-winning programme (project, audio visual work) was co-produced, the submitter takes full responsibility for the potential division of the prize on the basis of contractual agreements with the producers of the programme (project, audio visual work).
 

II. NON-COMPETITION SECTION – VIDEOLIBRARY
 
II. A Description
 
Each participant can submit programmes dedicated to music, dance and theatre regardless of the date of their production to the Video Library.
 
By submitting the entry form to the organiser the entrant agrees that programmes recorded on DVD will remain in the archives of the ITF GP, and can be used on a noncommercial basis for the promotion of ITF GP and for study purposes. A list of all programmes available in the Video Library will be published in the festival catalogue.
 

II. B Registration
 
II. B.1 Entry Form
 
The entry form, which is available at the ITF GP website, www.festivalgoldenprague.cz, must be completed and sent to the  organiser by June 30, 2019. The programme(s) will be for the duration of the ITF GP made accessible to visitors in the form of a public library at festival venue(s). Submission of an application to the non-competition section is an expression of the submitter’s agreement with this statute and declares that the festival organiser will not face any copyright claims nor claims by performing artists, producers or third parties in connection with the competition programmes if used in accordance with this Statute. The entrant also agrees to the following: Czech Television is free to use an extract from any non-competition entry in its broadcasting, on its website and offered to be promoted in other media, up to a maximum length of 3 minutes, or a photograph, which may only be used in connection with the festival and the promotion thereof. Programmes will remain in the ITF GP archives, and may be used on a non-commercial basis for the promotion of ITF GP and for study purposes after.
 

II. B.2 Payment
 
For each programme entered in the non-competition section, the applicant shall pay a fee of EU 60 (plus VAT applicable under valid EU and Czech legislation).
 
Payment may be made by credit card via the CT web app, which will be available on website www.festivalgoldenprague.cz.
 
An invoice (tax document), made out according to the information provided during registration, shall be issued for the payment received. Payment may also be made based on an invoice (tax document) with a 15-day maturity period, which CT will send once the programme is registered. Along with the registration form, the applicant shall provide invoicing details of the company (name, address, tax registration number, company identification number) that the invoice (tax document) should be sent to.
 
VAT applicable under valid EU and Czech legislation:
• For each programme registered in the GP ITVF, a person registered as a VAT payer in any EU Member State shall pay a fee of EUR 60, excluding VAT (the buyer shall specify his valid VAT registration number and assess the applicable VAT himself and apply the reverse charge mechanism).
• A business with its registered office both outside and within the EU shall pay a fee of EUR 60, excluding VAT, for each programme registered (a business registered in a database = business register).
• All persons outside the EU and other persons within the EU that are not a business or otherwise fail to prove that they are a business shall pay a fee of EUR 72.60 (EUR 60 + 21% VAT).
• Domestic persons shall always pay the fee + VAT. For domestic persons, the fee amount shall be converted to CZK according to the current exchange rate promulgated by the Czech National Bank.
 
Should you have any problems with payment or entering the programmes, please contact us at infogoldenprague@ceskatelevize.cz. If the registration fee is not paid by 26 August 2019, the programme will not be included in the non-competition section.
 

II. B.3 Shipment of the non-competition programmes
 
By 30 June 2019, the entrant undertakes to record an English version (dubbed or subtitled) of each non-competition entry into a single file in HD quality on an external repository to which ITF GP will be given access for downloading. Format for recording programmes on the internet: H.264 – 16:9 (or Letter Box 16:9), 1,080 lines (or alternatively 720), AAC or MPEG-3 stereo sound.
 

III. PERSONAL REGISTRATION
 
Personal participation in the ITF GP is conditional on registration. Anyone wishing to take part in the festival events must complete a registration form, available at www.festivalgoldenprague.cz, and send it by September 18, 2019. After this date it will be possible to register at the festival accreditation centre at the New Stage of the National Theatre. Registration is free of charge. Registered participants shall have access to the programmes and events open for public.
 

IV. INFORMATION ON PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING
 
The controller of the personal data provided by an entrant is the festival’s organiser, Czech Television, with registered office at Na Hřebenech II 1132/4, Kavčí hory, 140 70 Prague 4-Podolí, Czech Republic. Czech Television processes this data as its legitimate interest for the purposes of registering the entrant, in compliance with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation – GDPR), and with the Czech legislation on personal data protection. This processing is performed in compliance with the principles for processing personal data published at  www.ceskatelevize.cz/vse-o-ct/gdpr. Personal data will be stored for the requisite period for processing purposes in a separate electronic database that can only be accessed by persons authorised by the controller. Any natural person who provides his or her personal data has the right to ask Czech Television, in writing and at any time, to provide information on the personal data it holds on him or her, while having the right to request from the controller access to the personal data processed, the right to rectify personal data, the right to erase personal data, the right to restrict the processing of personal data, the right to data portability and the right to object to the processing of personal data. The data subject has the right to lodge a complaint against the processing of personal data with the supervisory authority, namely the Office for Personal Data Protection.
 

V. PROFESSIONAL GATHERINGS
 
In co-operation with the EBU, IMZ, various festivals and other organisations and experts, ITF GP organises workshops, panel discussions, round tables, seminars and other events. These events are open to all festival participants, and are simultaneously interpreted into the official languages of the festival: Czech and English.
 

VI. FINAL PROVISIONS
 
The present Statute shall be valid for the 56th ITF GP which will take place on September 25–28, 2019 and comes into effect on March 1, 2019.
 
Rights and obligations arising from this Statute are governed by Czech law. This Statute is issued in Czech and English version. In case of any discrepancies between the versions, the Czech version prevails. Shall any situations not covered by this Statute arise, the organiser will decide and solve it upon its own discretion. The organiser reserves the right to change this Statute if necessary, except for the license provisions which can be changed only by organiser and entrant mutual agreement.
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