VALLE D'AOSTA INTERNATIONAL NATURE FILM FESTIVAL
COGNE-GRAN PARADIS - 25 AUGUST / 1 SEPTEMBER 2001
Progetto Natura an O.N.L.U.S. non-profit Association organizes the
10th International Nature film festival STAMBECCO D'ORO TROPHY on
the theme "ANIMALS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT"
2) This by-annual competition will take place at Cogne Valle d'Aosta
Grand Paradis, from 25 August to 1 September 2001.
The competition is opened to films and documentaries made after January
1st 1999 and presented in Video Pal and Betacam SP.
Non Italian entries will be screened to the technical jury in the
original language, while for screening to the public they will be
dubbed into the Italian language.
The competitor is entirely responsible for his work and for anything
regarding copy-rights. He holds all rights concerning usage of the
film in accordance with these regulations. However, this organization
is not responsible for third parties that might have objections for
any reason or cause, in addition:
a) He authorizes the dubbing into the italian language.
b) He authorizes the duplication and retention on video for programming
use as foreseen by the competition and subsequent activities connected
to the competition
c) He authorizes the projection to the public only to promote the
d) He authorizes TV screening to the public for a maximum of three
minutes, for the purpose of reporting on the activities of the Festival.
The organization guarantees that the above mentioned uses will not
have any commercial aim. Every other use will be previously agreed
upon with the authors and regulated by specific contracts.
The following prizes will be awarded:
THE VALLE WAOSTA REGION STAMBECCO WORO TROPHY PRIZE - 5.165 EURO assigned
by a popular jury for the best film in absolute
THE GRAN PARADISO NATIONAL PARK PRIZE - 1.549 EURO assigned by the
technical jury for the best photography
THE MARISA CACCIALANZA PRIZE - 1.549 EURO assigned by the technical
jury for the best film of an indipendent author
SPECIAL COGNE JURY PRIZE - 1.549 EURO at the discretion of the technical
APT COGNE STAMBECCO JUNIOR PRIZE - TROPHY assigned by the children's
WWF PRIZE - TROPHY assigned by the technical jury for the film which
best promotes the conservation of nature LIPU (Italian bird pretection
MARIO PASTORE PRIZE - SCULPTURE assigned by the technical jury for
the best film on birds.
Other prizes can be awarded at the discretion of the technical jury
for a value of 750 EURO donated by BASF. BASF PRIZE - 750 EURO assigned
by the technical jury for the best, exclusively produced italian film.
A certificate will be given to all films which have been admitted
to the finals. The technical jury can refrain from assigning any prize.
All decisions of the three juries are final (Popular jury, Technical
jury, Children's jury)
6) Each competitor is allowed to present a maximum of two films. Participation
does not require any admission fee. The organization will only abide
by the rules provided in these regulations.
The films must be sent in the original language to the organization,
initially in VHS in order to be viewed by the pre?selection committee,
Official and completed entry form.
Photograph and biographical outline of the author.
Typed synopsis either in italian, french, english or german.
3 sequence photos for which publication is allowed (no restitution
of the material must be expected).
Typed text of the post-script (very important for the eventual dubbing)
THE FILMS MUST ARRIVE NOT LATER THAN THE 15TH OF MAY AT: ENTE PROGETTO
NATURA c/o TOP DIGITAL VIA BOEZIO, 10 20145 - MILANO ITALY to the
attention of Alex Muzi Falconi or Enzo Monachesi Tel: 0039?02?794988
- Fax 0039?02?76021719 or Tel: 0039-02-798021 in the evenings.
Entries will be examined by a special commission whose irrevocable
decision will be: the selection of the films to be included in the
festival. The special acceptance of films considered meritorious even
though they do not completely pertain to the theme of the festival
(out of competition). Exclusion of those films which fail to meet
technical and quality requirements.
The competitors admitted to the final phase will be informed in time
in order that they can be present at the Festival.
the selection has been made, all finalists will be informed and will
be asked to send to the organization a video cassette of the documentary
in BETACAM SP and the relative international sound track (M+E) either
on Betacam SP or on DAT, as the finalist films will be dubbed into
the italian language for the public.
The projection of the films admitted to the finals will take place
in the order and according to the program laid down by the Festival
Organisation, whose decisions are final.
The organization, although assuring the highest care of the films,
takes no responsibility for any damage caused in transit, screenings
or storage. The competitor will personally take care of any insurance
The participation to the film festival binds the applicants to all
the regulations listed in this agreement.
collaboration with the Valle D'Aosta Autonomous Region, the Municipality
of Cogne, the Tourist Office of Cogne,
the Gran Paradiso National Park, WWF and LIPU (Italian Bird protection