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13 July 2011

International Film Festival Tur Ostrava 2012


Dear sir/madam,

We would like to inform you of preparations for the ...


It will be held from the 16th until the 20th of April 2012 in the City of Ostrava House of Culture. The festival involves short films and documentaries aimed at all branches of industrial, agricultural, economic and civic pursuits of people and their connection with living environments and long-term sustainable development (Trvale Udržitelný Rozvoj).

Film productions will be separated under the following themes:

Lifestyles and Health;
Media and the Environment;
A Green Planet;
People and Society.

For participation we are appealing to Czech and international filmmakers regardless of whether you are an association, organization or individual. If you have a film which falls within the given themes your participation will be heartily welcomed!

During the 2012 TUR festival films will be presented without regard to their number – filmmakers are able to enter more films if they wish!

More information about the preparations for the festival can be found at, where you can also find an application form, which is necessary to submit your documentary into the festival program.

We are looking forward to your hearing of your interest in presenting at TUR Ostrava 2012. Please send submitted films to our address:

Fabex Media s.r.o.
Kosmova 651/16
702 00 Ostrava – Privoz

The closing date for submissions is Thursday 15th March 2012.

The films will be screened competitively. A five member panel comprised of experts in the field, from the Czech Republic and abroad, will honour the best films within a number of categories. The award ceremony will be held on Friday 20th April 2012, with the media, political representatives and partners of the festival also in attendance. The exact time and place of the award ceremony will be specified to the prizewinning filmmakers closer to the date.

Conditions for submitting your film into the festival:

1) Application form: can be found at the festival website
2) The film/documentary fulfills the following parameters:
Ø contents corresponds at least one of the festivals given themes;
Ø footage is approximately 10 – 60 minutes in length;
Ø year of production is between 2007 – 2011;
Ø if possible in MPEG2 PAL 720x576 (4:3/16:9) format, file type: video.mpg/video.m2p, or if need be on DVD in PAL format;
Ø minimum of 00:10” BLACK running time before the start of the film, and 00:10” after the end of the film;
Ø one copy will suffice.
3) In addition:
Ø If you have photographs illustrating your production (in electronic fortmat .jpg), please send them along as well. Photographs will be used to present your film on the festivals internet website, and in media informing the public about the festival and film screenings.
Ø If you don’t complete an annotation about your film (short introduction, subject, themes) in the internet application form, please send it in an envelope with the film. Again, this annotation will be used on the festival website and in the media.
Ø In case of your films victory, please ascribe a note (for example on the application form) whether you will be able to come to Ostrava to accept your award in person, or if need be entrust someone who can represent you at the award ceremony on 20th April 2012, and in doing so can assume your honourable function.
Ø On the package containing the requested materials please legibly include the keyword: TUR 2012

For further questions please send an e-mail to

Or more information at the web site.

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