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XLVIII Small Theatre Forms Festival

  1. The XLVIII Small Theatre Forms Festival KONTRAPUNKT 2013 will take place between 15th and 21st April 2013 in Szczecin.
  2. The City of Szczecin is the festival organiser and has appointed an Artistic Council as follows:
    • Anna Garlicka – festival director, member of the Artistic Council
    • Arkadiusz Buszko – member of the Artistic Council
    • Piotr Ratajczak – member of the Artistic Council
    • Jan Turkowski – member of the Artistic Council
    • and Krzysztof Bizio – advisor to Artistic Council
  3. The festival’s hosts are: Teatr Lalek “Pleciuga”, Teatr KANA, Teatr Współczesny.
  4. In matters connected with the organisation of the festival, the Artistic Council is assisted by the following Organisational Committee:
    • Anna Garlicka – deputy director, Teatr Lalek „Pleciuga”
    • Mirosław Gawęda – managing director, Teatr Współczesny
    • Barbara Igielska – director, Zamek Książąt Pomorskich
    • Dariusz Mikuła – director, Teatr KANA
    • Zbigniew Niecikowski – managing and artistic director, Teatr Lalek „Pleciuga”
    • Adam Opatowicz – managing and artistic director, Teatr Polski
    • Angelika Rabizo – director, Opera na Zamku
    • Dorota Serwa – managing director, Filharmonia im. Mieczysława Karłowicza
    • Agata Stankiewicz – director, Wydział Kultury Urzędu Miasta Szczecin
  5. The Festival Office is located in Teatr Lalek „Pleciuga”, 71-405 Szczecin, pl. Teatralny 1, tel. sekr. +4891 44 55 101, centrala +4891) 434 10 02, fax +4891 488 31 71,, www.kontrapunkt.pl, e-mail: biuro@kontrapunkt.pl
  6. The Artistic Council will consider entries in two equivalent categories: institutional and non-institutional theatres from Poland and from other countries.
  7. Productions reflecting any and all existing forms of theatrical expression and addressed to an adult audience may be presented at the festival if the following conditions are met:
    • running time – a maximum of 90 minutes,
    • number of performers – up to 6 people,
    • technical conditions – the production should be adaptable to any space, with a light set and a short get-in and set-up.
  8. An entry to the festival should consist of a video/DVD recording of the production together with a completed entry form and the form accepting the conditions set out in the festival rules. Entries should be sent to the Festival Office. The closing date for entries is 30th November 2012 Productions having their premiere after this date may also be entered.
  9. The theatre is obliged to make it possible for the members of the Artistic Council to see a performance of their entry by 20th January 2013 and, if necessary, to ensure the accommodation after the performance.The date should be arranged with the Festival Office.
  10. The Artistic Council will consider entries successively, beginning from the moment when the first entries are received. Entrants will be notified of the Council’s decision by 10th March 2013. The Artistic Council reserves the right to classify the entries in accordance with the specified categories.
  11. Theatres whose entries are accepted are obliged to send, without delay, the information and advertising required for the festival’s printed material and to familiarise themselves with and accept the performance space and seating plan proposed by the organisers. The Rules permit no changes to the performance space or seating plan following their acceptance. The theatre has a right to demand special technical requirements only in case of a prior technical visit. In a technical visit did not take place to the theatre is obliged to accept the conditions proposed by the organizer. Please send recordings of fragment of your performance (up to 3 minutes) and other promotional materials to be possibly put on the web page of the festival. The sent materials are not to be sent back by the Organisational Office.
  12. The organisers guarntee services and support in accordance with the requirements submitted by the theatre company.
  13. Theatre companies taking part in the festival are required to give two performances of the production they have entered. The costs of a company’s participation in the festival will be a matter for negotiation between the Festival Office and individual companies. Having entered into a contract with a theatre company, the Artistic Council reserves the right to organise additional performances during the festival. All licence and performing rights fees are paid by the companies taking part in the festival.
  14. At the end of each day we plan to have a meeting of artists who presented their production with the audience and invited guests.
  15. The Festival Office guarantees to reimburse travel costs and provide accommodation in a medium-class hotel for performers and a maximum of five support staff. Travel and accommodation costs for people over and above this number will be covered by the theatres themselves. We guarantee accommodation throughout the festival for the person designated to represent a theatre company at the closing ceremony. In cases where a theatre company numbers more than 10 people, the organisers reserve the right to accommodate the company concerned in two medium-class hotels.
  16. The festival’s main award is the Audience Grand Prix, determined by the public’s vote.
  17. The remaining awards are conferred by the jury.
  18. Journalists and critics accredited by the Festival award their own prize. Legal business entities and private individuals may fund an award and, with the prior agreement of the Artistic Council may confer it themselves or place it at the jury’s disposal.
  19. Matters which are not covered by these rules, as well as possible matters of dispute, will be decided by the Artistic Council of the XLVIII Small Theatre Forms Festival.

The Artistic Council
of the XLVIII Small Theatre Forms Festival KONTRAPUNKT 2013

The above rule is available here as a PDF file.