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Statute

Prague, Zofin Palace
13th – 17th June 2009

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PREAMBLE

The International Television Festival Golden Prague (hereinafter referred to as "ITF GP") is organised by Czech Television. The mission of the festival is to promote a broader knowledge of television programmes dedicated to music and dance, through competitions, meetings of experts, public screenings and a Video Library.

The ITF GP encourages international programme exchanges, serves as a meeting place for programme-makers, producers, broadcasters and distributors, and initiates cooperation between them.

The principal condition for the presentation of programmes at the festival is their artistic quality; the management of ITF GP reserves the right to exclude any programme that would be ethically or aesthetically incompatible with the mission of a public service television organisation. The festival is thus open to high-quality programmes of all music genres.

The 46th ITF GP offers its participants:

  • International Competition
  • Video Library
  • Premiere Screening
  • Evenings with television stations
  • Social Meetings
  • Gala Opening Concert
  • Awards Ceremony
  • Tributes to world personalities
  • Other events listed in the festival programme

I. COMPETITION

The ITF GP is a competition of television programmes dedicated to music and dance, regardless of musical genre.

I.A) Categories

Programmes in competition are divided into three categories, as follows:

  • I.A.1) Music on the TV screen (Music and dance programmes, including live concert recordings)
  • I.A.2) Documentary programmes dedicated to music and dance
  • I.A.3) Musical drama (Opera, operetta, musical, dance, ballet, etc.)

Besides 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 20 February 2009.

  • Only programmes produced after 1 January 2008 will be accepted for competition
  • Maximum number of programmes per entrant: 5
  • Maximum total length of all programmes entered by one entrant: unlimited
  • Minimum length of each programme: 5 minutes

By submitting the competition entry form to the festival organiser, the entrant expresses agreement with the terms of this Statute, and declares that the festival organiser will not face any copyright claims nor claims of performing artists, producers or third parties in connection with the competition programmes.

The entrant also agrees to the following:

  • A copy of the programme(s) will be included in the Video Library.
  • Czech Television is free to use an extract from any competition entry in its broadcasting and on its website, up to a maximum length of 3 minutes, which may only be used in connection with the festival and the promotion thereof.
  • The programme(s) may be publicly screened as part of the ITF GP at the festival venue(s).
  • Programmes recorded on DVD 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.
I.B.2) Payment

The entrant shall pay EUR 250 (including VAT) per programme entered for competition. Proof of payment must be sent at the same time as the entry form; without this document the programme will not be accepted. The entrant shall pay all bank charges. The payment must be credited to the account of ITF GP in any freely convertible currency (including CZK):

Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Na Příkopě 14, 110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

  1. for payments made in the Czech Republic in CZK = account no: 7026-1800060583
  2. for payments from abroad (EU) = IBAN: CZ49 0300 0070 2618 0006 0583
  3. for payments from abroad (non-EU) = account no: 06058026, bank code: 0300
    SWIFT code (BIC): CEKOCZPP
I.B.3) Shipment of the competition programmes

The entrant undertakes to send by 20 March 2009 to the address of the ITF GP the following:

  • each competition entry in four copies (1x digital BETACAM 625/50 Hz, Picture Format 4:3 or 16:9, PAL in English (dubbed or with subtitles) and 3x high quality DVD in English (dubbed or with subtitles)
  • programme synopses 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)
  • press materials (photographs, posters etc.)
  • a filled-in cassette dispatch form (available at www.festivalgoldenprague.cz)
  • declaration concerning the price of the goods for customs purposes
  • Proof of payment (see I.B.2)

Address:

ITF Golden Prague
Czech Television
Kavci hory
CZ – 140 70 Prague 4
Czech Republic

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 transfer it to the Video Library without returning the fees paid.

ITF GP is not authorised to provide copies of competition programmes to third parties, except on the basis of a special agreement.

By submitting the entry form, the entrant grants the organiser of ITF GP the permission to rewrite the sent copies of the programme onto hard discs and DVDs in a compressed MPEG 2 format. The organiser of ITF GP shall use the copies made in this way exclusively 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 purposes other than those aforementioned.

ITF GP undertakes to return the competition programmes recorded on BETACAM 625/50 Hz cassettes to the entrants within three months of the end of the festival. ITF GP shall bear all costs connected with the dispatch of said BETACAM 625/50 Hz cassettes.

ITF GP is not responsible for the technical quality of the materials sent.

I.C) JURY

Competition programmes shall be judged by a 5-member international jury, which shall vote on the award winners by secret ballot after the close of the screenings.

The Director of ITF GP shall appoint the Chairperson of the Jury and, after consultation with the Chairperson, other members thereof.

The official language of the jury meetings shall be 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.

Further awards:

  • The Director General of Czech Television awards the CZECH TELEVISION PRIZE.
  • AUDIENCE AWARD voted on by visitors to the ITF GP Video Library

ITF GP will enable important foundations, cultural institutions or sponsors to award their own prizes at the festival. However, the festival organisers reserve the right not to provide such an opportunity.

If the winning programme was co-produced, the prize shall go to the entrant.

Any competition programme can win several prizes.

If a competition entry wins any of the main prizes, i.e. Grand prix GOLDEN PRAGUE or CZECH CRYSTAL, the entrant shall grant Czech Television a free non-exclusive licence for one broadcast of the programme on the territory of the Czech Republic within one year of the awarding of the prize. The entrant shall also grant Czech Television the permission to subtitle the programme if its nature requires it. Czech Television is not obliged to make use of said licence.

II. VIDEO LIBRARY

II.A) Description

Each participant can submit a maximum of four programmes dedicated to music and dance regardless of the date of their production to the Video Library.

Competition programmes are included automatically.

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 non-commercial 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 20 February 2009.

II.B.2) Payment

Upon submission of the entry form the entrant must pay a fee of EUR 60 (including VAT) in any freely convertible currency (including CZK) for every item entered in the Video Library.
The fee must be credited to the following ITF GP account:

Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Na Příkopě 14, 110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

  1. for payments made in the Czech Republic in CZK = account no: 7026-1800060583
  2. for payments from abroad (EU) = IBAN: CZ49 0300 0070 2618 0006 0583
  3. for payments from abroad (non-EU) = account no: 06058026, bank code: 0300
    SWIFT code (BIC): CEKOCZPP

The entrant shall cover all bank charges.

II.B.3) Shipment

The entrant undertakes to send by 20 March 2009 to the address of ITF GP the following:

  • 3x high quality DVD of each programme in English version (dubbed or with subtitles)
  • a completed cassette dispatch form (available at www.festivalgoldenprague.cz)
  • a declaration concerning the price of the goods for customs purposes
  • Proof of payment (see II.B.2)

Address:

ITF Golden Prague
Czech Television
Kavci hory
CZ – 140 70 Prague 4
Czech Republic

The entrant shall cover all insurance and transport costs.

III. PREMIERE SCREENING

III.A) Description

Each company shall during the ITF GP have an opportunity to present exclusively one programme produced after 1 January 2008 in English version (dubbed or with subtitles) accompanied with relevant personal introduction (max. 5 min.) made by one representative of the relevant company in English language.

Minimum length of the programme: 5 minutes. Maximum total length of the programme: unlimited.

III.B) Registration

III.B.1) Entry Form

Any company wishing to present its programme in the Premiere Screening section must complete an entry form, available on the festival website www.festivalgoldenprague.cz, send it on-line by 20 February 2009.

Each entrant will be until 20 March 2009 notified in writing whether their contribution has been accepted and if so, on which day of the festival at what time the presentation will take place. Should the number of companies interested in presenting their productions exceed limits set by the organiser, ITF GP reserves the right not to include some company contributions in the programme.

III.B.2) Payment

Having received the notification of acceptance, the entrant must pay a fee of EUR 100 (including VAT) in any freely convertible currency per programme in Premiere Screening. The fee must be credited to the following ITF GP account:

Československá obchodní banka, a.s.
Na Příkopě 14, 110 00 Prague 1
Czech Republic

  1. for payments made in the Czech Republic in CZK = account no: 7026-1800060583
  2. for payments from abroad (EU) = IBAN: CZ49 0300 0070 2618 0006 0583
  3. for payments from abroad (non-EU) = account no: 06058026, bank code: 0300
    SWIFT code (BIC): CEKOCZPP
III.B.3) Shipment

The entrant undertakes to send by 30 March 2009 to the address of ITF GP the following:

  • one copy of the material to be screened (1x digital BETACAM 625/50 Hz, Picture Format 4:3 or 16:9, PAL, or DVD, in English (dubbed or with subtitles)
  • printed and visual materials (photographs, etc.) about the screening, in English
  • completed cassette dispatch form (available at www.festivalgoldenprague.cz)
  • declaration concerning the price of the goods for customs purposes.
  • Proof of payment (see III.B.2)

Address:

ITF Golden Prague
Czech Television
Kavci hory
CZ – 140 70 Prague 4
Czech Republic

The entrant shall cover all insurance and transport costs.

ITF GP undertakes to return the material recorded on BETACAM 625/50 Hz cassettes 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 BETACAM 625/50 Hz cassettes. Programmes recorded on DVD 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. ITF GP is not responsible for the technical quality of the materials sent.

IV. PERSONAL REGISTRATON

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 31 May 2009. Registration is free of charge.

Participants registered by 15 April 2009 shall have access to:

  • the Gala Opening Concert
  • the Video Library
  • Premiere screening
  • Evenings with television stations
  • the Awards Ceremony
  • Tributes to world personalities
  • other events listed in the festival programme

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 PROVISION

The present Statute shall be valid for the 46th ITF GP which will take place on 13-17 June 2009 and comes into force on 1 October 2008.