Statutes

2021 TOURFILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION STATUTE
 
About the festival
Tourfilm is a competitive festival of films that promote or contribute to the promotion of the Czech Republic and its regions and areas as tourist destinations (hereinafter “Tourfilm”).
 
Organiser
Tourfilm is organised by Česká centrála cestovního ruchu – CzechTourism, an allowance organisation of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic, with its registered seat at: Vinohradská 46, 120 41 Prague 2, Company Reg. No.: 49277600 (hereinafter “CzechTourism”).
 
Tourfilm competition sections
 
National competition of the best video format promoting the Czech Republic as a tourist destination (hereinafter the “National Competition”); and
 
International competition of the best video format promoting the Czech Republic as a tourist destination (hereinafter the “International Competition”).
 
Registering videos for the competition, technical requirements, method of evaluation
 
National Competition
 
  • The National Competition is intended for all certified destination tourism companies that may register their technically compliant videos (see below) on the basis of the call published on the online platforms of CzechTourism (website, social networks).
  • Registration deadline: 26 February 2021
  • Videos that meet the following criteria may be registered in the National Competition:
    • Each video format may only be registered once in the Tourfilm competition.
  • The registered videos must meet the following technical parameters:
    • Resolution HD 1920*1080 progressive, H264 Mp4, max 7 Mbps.
    • The video format must be streamable.
    • The frame rate is set by how the video was made originally, if the video was made at 30-60 fps, it does not need to be re-rendered at 25 fps. The same applies when the video was made in 4K and 4K is also an essential art element of the creative work, then videos in 4K or 60 fps are also acceptable. However, it is essential that the video is coded as h264 Mp4, streamable on YouTube and other online platforms.
  • The National Competition evaluation procedure:
  • The National Competition has two rounds:
    • In the first round, a committee consisting of three CzechTourism representatives will pre-select films. Ten films will be selected for the second round.
    • In the second round, the winner of the main prize and two other persons who will receive honourable mentions will be selected by an independent expert jury.
 
International Competition
  • Videos are registered in the International Competition through the acquisitions of the directors of international representations of CzechTourism. They address the broad as well as professional public on the specific international market through social media, press releases, newsletters and other information channels, providing the rules of participation in the competition specified below, as well as the technical video requirements and a link to the registration form.
  • Registration deadline: 26 February 2021
  • Videos that meet the following criteria may be registered in the International Competition:
    • The video promotes the Czech Republic as a tourist destination;
    • The video is up to 3 minutes long;
    • English subtitles are required if there is spoken word in a language other than English;
    • The video shall not be over two years old;
    • One author may only register one video format under their name at Tourfilm per year;
    • It is not permitted to register the same video again at Tourfilm in another year.
  • The registered videos must meet the following technical parameters:
    • Resolution HD 1920*1080 progressive, H264 Mp4, max 7 Mbps.
    • The video format must be streamable.
    • The frame rate is set by how the video was made originally, if the video was made at 30-60 fps, it does not need to be re-rendered at 25 fps. The same applies when the video was made in 4K and 4K is also an essential art element of the creative work, then videos in 4K or 60 fps are also acceptable. However, it is essential that the video is coded as h264 Mp4, streamable on YouTube and other online platforms.

The International Competition evaluation procedure:
  • The International Competition has two rounds:
    • In the first round, a committee consisting of the director and assistant of the CzechTourism international representation in the country (or gestion in the country) where the video is registered pre-select films. A maximum of 5 films per country may be selected for the second round.
    • In the second round, the final winner and two other persons who will receive honourable mentions are selected by a jury consisting of a director of a partner festival, an expert in film production or destination marketing and three international representation directors, while a fourth international representation director will be appointed in case one of the directors cannot vote because they would evaluate a video from their own territory, which is not permitted.
 
Participants’ costs

There is no administrative fee for the registration of videos in both competitions. The participant pays for any expenses related to the delivery of the film, promotional materials and insurance. The participation in the competition, or the award, does not give rise to any compensation of costs and/or expenses related to the participation in both competitions, or to the following activities of CzechTourism in connection to the awarded films.
 
Copyright consent and licence

By submitting the registration, the author of the video gives consent with publishing the competing video within the promotion of the winning films, namely at partner festivals of the competition, on the social networks of CzechTourism and within other marketing and communication channels of the agency, for a period of five years after the registration of the video in the competition.

By submitting the registration, the author agrees with the use of the video for marketing purposes of CzechTourism, for a period of five years. The video may be used in its entirety or it may be modified for the corresponding method of promotion. The modification shall not change the purpose and content of the film. The video or its modified part may be completed with subtitles or voice-over. The video will be stored in the non-public database of CzechTourism, which is only accessible to agency employees and its suppliers. The licence will not be provided to third parties.
 
Jury

The International and National Competition jury will consist of prominent representatives in tourism marketing, film-making, theory, reviews, film makers or producers. No persons who participated in the creation of any of the competing films may be jury members. All the jury members are bound to confidentiality, the evaluation of films is anonymous.
 
Prizes

CzechTourism determines the prizes for the winners in the competition categories every year. The marketing support of the winners will include: promotion of videos within the marketing activities of CzechTourism (according to the focus of the videos within domestic or incoming tourism), promotion within partner tour festivals (national/international).
The prize for the winner of the international category for 2021 is a trip to the Czech Republic in the value of CZK 50,000. The trip will be arranged and organised by CzechTourism.
The prize is not legally enforceable. There is no legal title to the prize and it may not be demanded in an alternative form.
 
Consent with the Tourfilm Statute

By submitting the application to participate in the competition, the participant expresses their consent with this Statute and undertakes to fulfil all its provisions (as well as the provisions of the competition terms and conditions, which are an integral part of the application).
 
General agreement with personal data processing

All the personal data provided upon the registration of the author are processed in compliance with the Directive of the European Parliament and Council 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals in relation to personal data processing and on the free movement of such data and on the cancellation of Directive 95/46/EC, and in compliance with Act No. 110/2019 Coll., on personal data processing. By registering, the persons participating in the competition express their consent with having their personal data contained in the registration form processed. More information on data processing, as well as advice on the rights of data subjects, is available at www.czechtourism.cz