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18th International Film- Video- and Multimediafestival  V I P E R
(Lucerne)                   May 19 - 24, 1 9 9 8
 
Entries may include
 
for the competition (International Program):
- Experimental film and video productions, computer animation
 
Applicants can be accepted as well for:
- internet projects
- artists' CD-ROMs
- video and computer installations
Selection and presentation of the works to be shown is determined by the
organizers of VIPER.
 
Works are also most welcome in relation to this years topic of VIPER
"Worlds Of Work And Play".
For more info please visit http://www.viper.ch.
 
 
Application for the International Program
Deadline: February 1, 1998
Below you find the application form and the regulations.
 
For your application please print the form, fill it in and send it together
with a copy of your work to:
VIPER, P.O.Box 4929, CH-6002 Lucerne
 
 
Copy for preselection (must accompany this form)
0  VHS  / 0  S-VHS  /0  U-Matic Low  / 0  U-Matic High  / 0  BetaCam  /.....
0  Please  return the material to sender.  A money-order or
    cheque for SFR 20.-- (twenty) is enclosed.
 
 
Film
0  8 mm  / 0 16 mm  / 0 35 mm
0  Black & White  / 0  Colour
Length in, Meters......................................
Frames/Sec.............................................
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0  Magnetic sound
0  Optical sound
0  Silent
 
 
Video
0  U-Matic Low  / 0  U-Matic High  / 0  VHS  / 0  S-VHS  / 0  BetaCam
0  Black & White  /0  Colour
0  PAL
0  NTSC
0  Sound on channel...................................
 
 
0  Internet
0  URL .....................................................
 
 
0  CD-ROM
0  PC
0  Macintosh
0  Other technical requirements ..................
 
 
0  Video- & Computerinstallationen
     Please attach technical details separately.
 
 
 
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Photography, Programming, Animation
 
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Editing
 
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Actors
 
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Brief Synopsis
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Biography
 
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Production company
 
Phone:
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International Distribution
 
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Return Address
 
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Date, Signature
 
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Submitting a work for selection implies acceptance of the regulations. In
case of doubt the German version applies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 REGULATIONS
 
1. VIPER's goal is to present and foster discussion of the development and
new trends in international innovative, experimental and artistic media
productions.
 
2. The form and content of the festival is determined by the organizers of
VIPER.
 
3. The festival takes place from May 19 to 24, 1998 in Lucerne.
 
4. Artworks of all categories and lengths may be submitted. There is no
legal right for participation. The selection and programming of artworks is
the responsibility of the festival director or people appointed by the
festival director. There is no application fee. Deadline for applications
is February 1,1998.
 
5. The festival includes two competitions:
1.) International competition for film and video (SFR 10'000.-- sum of awards)
2.) Swiss Video on Display (SFR 5'000.--  sum of awards)
Prizewinners will be chosen by an independent Jury appointed by the
festival director. Awards are given to the authors/directors of the work.
10 % of the award is designated for distribution.
 
5.1. For the international competition the following formates are eligible:
8, 16 and 35 mm (projections with separate sound are not possible), video
works in S-VHS, VHS, U-Matic,
High-, Low-Band and BetaCam.
 
5.2. For the Swiss Video on Display competition, video works made or
produced by Swiss residents or people of Swiss origin are eligible to be
entered in following formats: S-VHS, VHS, U-Matic, High- or Low-Band and
BetaCam.
 
5.3. All works entered in competitions must have been completed after
August 1, 1996. Application forms must reach Lucerne by February 1, 1998.
 
5.4 Unless otherwise indicated by the applicant, all productions (film and
video) will automatically be included in the Festival Videogallery pilot
project. The festival offers festivalgoers a well-organized and -supervised
video gallery, where they can watch films on  videotape and videos. The
selection will be made by the festival organizers. After VIPER 98, the
Videogallery will travel to partner festivals. The project will conclude in
May 1999 at the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck.
Details available upon request.
 
6. Applicants are responsible for the costs of return shipment of preview
material (parcels sent collect will not be accepted). Shipments from abroad
must be declared  as "Art work - for cultural purposes only - no commercial
value". It is recommended to fill out the necessary reimportation papers
before sending the copies to Switzerland.
 
7. If return postage of SFR 20 -- (twenty) (SFR 10.-- (ten) for Swiss
applicants) (money order, crossed cheque or cash) is not included within
the application, the preview material will remain in the VIPER-archive.
 
8. Film prints in 16 and 35 mm are insured during the festival for their
print value. Damages must be declared within 10 days after reaching the
destination. Transport is made at the risk of the applicant.
 
9. The applicant declares that he/she has all legal rights to the work
being submitted, and agrees that the festival has the right to use clips
from the work  (films/videos/CD-ROM up to 3 minutes) for press and media
reportage and the festival's promotional acitivities, including Internet.
 
10. The applicant agrees that VIPER can make a VHS copy of the work shown
during the festival for the VIPER archive and research purposes.
(Objections can be filed).
 
11. Screening copies (film, video, CD-Rom) must  be in Lucerne by May 8,
1998 at latest.
 
12. Changes to the regulations and additional agreements will only be made
in writing.
 
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