Statute of the International Film Festival Cinematik Piešťany
1. OBJECTIVE OF THE FESTIVAL
Cinematik is an international film festival with the objective of presenting artistically high-quality films, especially from Europe. The Festival’s long-term strategy is to focus on young audiences with an emphasis on development of their film literacy
Cinematik, s.r.o. and MFF Piešťany o.z. are the main organiser of the Festival. The main co-organisers are: the Town of Piešťany, Lúčnica Art Ensemble, House of Art Piešťany and the Town Cultural Centre of Piešťany. Foreign embassies, cultural institutions and other organisations and institutions represent other co-organisers.
3. COMPETITION CATEGORIES
Meeting Point Europe
Within the Festival competition, a selection of the ten best European films of the previous year (with copyright from the previous year or the year in which the Festival is held) is screened; this selection was made on the basis of votes cast by noted European critics. Each critic selects their top five European films for the Festival; the Festival awards these films 5 to 1 points based on their selections; the films receiving the most points are then screened in the competition. The IFF Cinematik holds the copyright to the competition concept.
Competition of Slovak full-length documentaries which received their première in Slovak cinemas from 15 September of the previous year up to 15 September of the year in which the Festival is held. The films are judged by an international jury consisting of film critics and filmmakers.
Submission of films to the Cinematik.doc competition is free. The festival does not pay any fees related to the presentation of the film in the Cinematik.doc competition.
Meeting Point Europe
The film receiving the most points in the Meeting Point Europe competition wins the grand prix of the Festival, the Meeting Point Europe Award.
The jury determines the award for the best Slovak documentary of the year. The condition for awarding the award is the permanent residence of the director in Slovakia.
Award of the Mayor of the Town of Piešťany
The film ranked second receives the Award of the Mayor of the Town of Piešťany.
The jury has the right to determine the Jury Award, if deemed appropriate.
The Festival also presents the Audience Award based on the votes of the Festival audiences.
The Festival also presents the Respect Award, in particular, to significant European filmmakers for their exceptional artistic contribution to European and world cinema. This award may be presented under the condition of the attendance of the filmmaker in person at the Festival.
5. INFORMATIVE SECTIONS
The Festival organises a variety of informative sections:
A retrospective of works of renowned filmmakers of European and world significance
In the House
The best of Slovak film.
Krajina pod lupou 🚩
Komplexná prehliadka súčasných flmov jednej z menej známych európskych kinematografí.
Cesty slávy 🚩
Filmy ocenené na veľkých svetových festivaloch.
Filmy rôznych žánrov a autorov, jednotiacim prvkom je pozitívne posolstvo.
Cult & Beyond
Thematic midnight screenings of films affording a comprehensive view of the phenomena of various genres and sub-genres
Exceptional full-length documentaries
Other Spaces 🚩
Prehliadka súčasných filmov, premietaných v „site specific” priestoroch a ďalšie sekcie na základe koncepcie, modifikovanej pre konkrétny ročník.
6. INADMISSIBLE PROGRAMMES
The Festival does not screen films promoting violence, drugs, racism, pornographic works and other works which are not compliant with the laws and regulations of the European Union.
As a priority, the Festival accepts DCP and 35mm format (Dolby Digital), but also new distribution formats, especially digital ones.
8. ACCOMPANYING EVENTS
The Festival organises a variety of accompanying events, music concerts, largely of young Slovak groups of various genres, exhibitions and installations of young Slovak visual and other artists, sports tournaments, après-screening parties and other events.
9. ORGANISATION 🚩
The Festival is managed by Cinematik, s.r.o., as delegated to the Executive and Artistic Directors of the Festival. The Executive Director is tasked with the financial, material, technical and personnel management. The Artistic Director is tasked with fulfilling the Festival’s conceptual content, in particular, the film programme and accompanying events.
Festival riadia Cinematik, s. r. o. a MFF Piešťany, o. z., ktoré delegujú výkonného a umeleckého riaditeľa festivalu. Výkonný riaditeľ zodpovedá za finančné, materiálne, technické a personálne zabezpečenie festivalu. Umelecký riaditeľ zodpovedá za napĺňanie obsahovej koncepcie festivalu, najmä za filmový a sprievodný program.