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1. Each festival will be treated as a separate entity in terms of submission, evaluation and programme. As part of your submission, you will be asked whether you have read and accepted the terms and conditions set out in this document. By agreeing to submit, you agree to these Terms and Conditions and your application may be processed. The submission of a film is binding and implies acceptance of these terms and conditions.

2. films produced before 2017 are excluded from the competition. The same film may only be submitted to the festival once. Short films must have a maximum duration of 15 minutes including credits. Features must be between 60 and 150 minutes. Entries can be narrative, animated, artistic, documentary, experimental or feature films and can be submitted by professional or amateur filmmakers.

3. filmmakers from all countries can participate in the festival. Entries in a language other than German, French or Italian must be dubbed in German, French or Italian and/or include subtitles in at least German/French or English / maximum legibility on a light or dark background.

4. The participant grants the Festival the right to copy and version the entire contribution in order to facilitate the technical operation of the Festival in and through all known or later developed media formats. Please make sure that the digital video file you enter is the best copy of your film, if your film has been selected, you will be contacted to confirm this.

5. If your film is selected, we will contact you to arrange a separate license agreement. The Vegan Film Festival Switzerland (VFFS) may accept or reject late submissions at its sole discretion. The Festival may also invite or exclude certain films and filmmakers at its discretion. If VFFS is informed that a film is not the original work of the entrant, VFFS has the right to contact the entrant and request proof to the contrary. After careful examination of this evidence, the final decision is at the sole discretion of VFFS to leave the film in the official selection or to reject it - the decisions are final.

6. By submitting a film, the applicant declares that he has obtained the permission of all owners, authors, authors, producers and/or other authorised representatives of the film, whose permission is required to submit the film to VFFS and to screen the film at the Festival, and that he has read, understood and accepted the conditions. By submitting the film to the VFFS, the applicant confirms that he/she holds all the rights necessary for the screening of the submitted film at this film festival.

7. All participants hereby release VFFS, sponsors and their partners, partners and employees from all liability, claims, demands and causes of action for third party claims (including intellectual property claims), personal injury and/or damage, theft or loss in connection with this Festival.

8. The participant grants VFFS the right to use films for advertising purposes for the festival and its activities in or through all media formats now known or later developed, including but not limited to the Internet, throughout the universe. In addition to the reproduction of still images and clips of selected films (less than 1 minute) for all publications of the vegan Swiss Film Festival, festival trailers, press and TV reports, these can also be shown as part of preview and educational events to promote the event. All submissions will be kept by the festival for jury, on-demand and archiving purposes. 

9. there are no fees for participation in the festival. Participants are not entitled to rent or other fees than for the screening of their films at the festival. In order to cover the costs of the festival, an entrance fee will be charged.

10. Participation in the Vegan Film Festival Switzerland requires the understanding and recognition of this condition. In the event of disagreement on the interpretation of the regulations, the interpretation of the festival shall take precedence. Failure to comply with these conditions may result in disqualification. A film selected for screening may be removed from the programme for the following reasons:

i. Any unresolved dispute over possession of the film that causes potential problems.
ii. Falsification of information on the entry form.
iii. Any reasonable concern about the screening of the film as determined by the organizers of the festival.

The participant acknowledges and agrees that all matters will be decided by the festival organisers or the festival jury at their own discretion.

The rules and conditions shall be subject to Swiss law and all disputes not settled by consultation between the parties shall be referred to the courts of Solothurn, Switzerland.