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Carnival At A Glance | Join The Global Community
Discount Code: 20SGCC

SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL is a monthly, live-screening film festival. The carnival is based in Australia's oldest and largest city. Sydney has evolved as a prime place for film production, media, theatre, art and business. With high-profile events and conferences on the rise, Sydney Harbour has become a global force in the field of independent content creation. SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL finds that the time is in favour of having a large and permanent showcase in Sydney. For our filmmakers, it is vital that their work gets screened within some of the most famous thriving film business-oriented metropolitan cities of the world.

The vision of SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL

SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL’s aim is to help indie filmmakers launch their professional careers within the film industry - showcasing their work around the world, building press coverage, and exposing them to sales agents, distributors, global production companies, talent agencies, and worldwide producers. The festival welcomes work from all over the world. We expect to receive films with courage, and unique voices.

RED CARPET OF SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL
The iconic Sydney Opera House and the Harbour Bridge call the indie filmmakers to walk on the Red Carpet of SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL and showcase their talent globally along with getting recognition and prestigious awards.

SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL is a monthly live-screening film festival. Each month more than 50 films from the different categories are officially selected and out of them, at least one per category is awarded. Most representatives are monthly screened at a prestigious venue in Sydney. All these monthly winners are qualified for the annual live screening gala in Sydney and can be nominated for the prestigious SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL ANNUAL AWARD (the best of the best). The annual event is a glamorous red-carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties in Sydney in the presence of international movie celebrities and media. The participants have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, ideologies and cultural diversities. The winners have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in Q&A after the screening for a healthy discussion about the film.

What Makes Us Different
SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL is a thriving global community of artists and your association can be as big as you want it to be. From global screenings to distribution, PR support and production work - just by submitting to us alone you are opening yourself up to some genuine opportunities that lie ahead. It is definitely worth submitting to our other festivals as well to widen your work’s platform and maximize your networking opportunities. Not only one-time recognition we are also concerned about the long-term success of an indie filmmaker

Awards & Prizes

CASH PRIZE for the winners of BEST OF THE BEST in the categories: Best Narrative Feature, Best Short Film, and Best Director.

All Officially Selected projects in each month will receive SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL certificates. All monthly Award Winners will receive laurels and customized certificates trophies and medals. Besides the BEST OF BEST, THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories. Each year we select the Best of the Best and the FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL and are screened at the theatre in Sydney in front of a live audience. Winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in the Q&A session after the screening.

Rules & Terms

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film to the selection process of SYDNEY GLOBAL CINE CARNIVAL, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms. SGCC is open to any film regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to SGCC is not a guarantee of selection. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally.
1. Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
2. Once a film is submitted to SGCC, the same film can’t be re-submitted again.
3. A director/producer may submit more than one film. SGCC is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the project. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules, and regulations.
4. SGCC reserves the right to refuse entries.
5. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless SGCC, from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, and publicity.
6. The organizer will not refund any fees once the filmmaker submits his / her film. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission copy may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the programming director or executive director. SGCC does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
7. After a film has been selected, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the SGCC website. The ‘Selected’ status means that you can use the SGCC Laurel on your poster & banners.
8. All submitted films will be privately screened for the SGCC judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
9. “Best of the Best” films will receive a prestigious SGCC Trophy and Certificate.
10. Filmmakers’ submission fees will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
11. We require an official trailer or poster, a synopsis, and a link to your film.
12. SGCC may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time.


DISCLAIMER
All filmmakers understand and accept that if their film is accepted for presentation and screening at the film festival, they grant full and unrestricted permission for SGCC to screen the film/video at times of the festival's choice and to charge an admission fee for the presentation of the digital video program. The Filmmaker understands and accepts that they do not participate in receiving any funds from the Box-office proceeds which are fully retained by the festival to help cover the overall cost of the festival presentation. It should be noted for the record that box-office proceeds never cover the cost of the presentation of the Features and Short Film Programs. The filmmaker releases the festival from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP. The Filmmaker understands that the entered DCP will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations, or piracy of the entry.
The Filmmaker accepts and understands that the festival will do everything possible to present the video in the best possible manner but the festival (SGCC) is not responsible for any and all malfunctions during the presentation of the production at its festival screening. We use Professional Pioneer International playback systems, all formats, and all regions. All entries are carefully pre-screened prior to the public showing to ensure that the DCP does perform to industry Standards. The Festival (SGCC) assumes no responsibility for any technical difficulties in the presentation of this video at the actual event.
The Film Festival (SGCC) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program, dates, and times and to possibly not screen the video, despite its being selected for screening.


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