ARTICLE 1: ORGANISER, DATES AND THEME OF THE COMPETITION
BOOSTYOURFILM SAS, with capital of 98,500 Euros, the head office of which is located at 129 rue Servient – 69003 Lyon (hereinafter “the Organiser”), listed in the Trade & Companies Register of Lyon under number 819582180, is organizing a competition from 01/02/2018 to 28/06/2018, 23:59 CET, free of charge and with no purchase obligation, to write a screenplay for a short western via the website www.boostyourfilm.com (hereinafter the “Website”), published on the main social network sites (hereinafter the “Competition”).
This Competition has a “WESTERN” theme and entries will consist of a screenplay numbering exactly 15 pages.
ARTICLE 2: OBJECT AND ENTRY
. 2.1 Entering the Competition implies express unreserved acceptance of all clauses of these regulations, of the rules of good and ethical conduct in force online and of the laws and regulations applicable in France. Any dispute regarding their interpretation will be settled independently by the Organiser without appeal.
. 2.2 This Competition is open to individuals. Any persons having participated directly or indirectly in devising the Competition, as well as their family members, are excluded from entry. In particular, the staff of BOOSTYOURFILM and all other partners of BOOSTYOURFILM linked to this Competition are excluded from entry.
Any Participant under the legal age must, without exception, have requested and have obtained parental authorisation to enter the Competition. Evidence of parental authorisation may be demanded by the Organiser before the prize is awarded. The Organiser reserves the right to terminate any account held by a minor who has not requested parental authorisation within the required time limits.
. 2.3 Participants must enter on the Website, which shall be open continuously for entry from 09/02/2018 (21:00 CET) to 29/04/2018 at 23:59 CET. The time of reception and recording of entry on the boostyourfilm.com server for the Competition shall be considered to be authoritative. No other method of participation (in particular by post) will be taken into account.
. 2.4 Participants are informed and accept that the information provided on the entry form constitutes proof of their identity. The information provided by Participants is binding upon them from time of validation. The Organiser reserves the right to verify the accuracy of information provided by Participants.
Participants undertake to complete the entry form provided in good faith and to provide the Organiser with information which is neither false nor inaccurate. Participants must populate all of the entry fields, with the exception of those specified as not compulsory.
Entries in the Competition shall be annulled if they are incorrect, incomplete, false or formulated in a way that infringes these regulations.
ARTICLE 3: PARTICIPATION IN THE COMPETITION
3.1 Each Participant is identified according to their surname, first name and address. In the event that several Participants make up a team, the group must choose a principal Participant to be the contact person.
Each principal Participant may upload a maximum of one (1) project with a screenplay of 15 pages. Projects may be submitted in English, French, Spanish or German only and must respect the “Western” theme.
Any screenplay not fulfilling these conditions will be excluded from the Competition.
Screenplays may be co-written by a maximum of 5 participants. In this case, one of them will be designated as “principal author” at the time of entry. The principal author of a film may also be co-author of other competing screenplays.
Only the Participant designated as “contact author” of the winning screenplay will receive the allocated awards and shall be responsible for distribution between the co-authors. The Organiser can not be held liable for the terms of distribution between co-participants.
Participants guarantee that their proposed screenplay is original and that they are the sole holder of the intellectual property rights for their screenplay. In this respect, Participants shall be responsible for authorisations of any third parties having directly or indirectly participated in writing the screenplay and/or who consider that they have any right whatsoever to be honoured in this regard. Participants shall be responsible for undertaking any resulting payments.
In general terms, Participants guarantee to protect the Organiser of this Competition from any recourse, actions or claims that could be made in any respect whatsoever by any third parties upon the exercise of the rights conferred in these regulations and more generally in respect of any of the guarantees and undertakings entered into under this agreement. Boostyourfilm reserves the right to carry out any verifications whatsoever for the application of this Article.
. 3.2 Participants shall refrain from engaging in or seeking to engage in any participation process which does not strictly comply with the principles of the Competition or of these regulations.
. 3.3 The Organiser reserves the right to disqualify any participant who impairs the operation of the Competition or the Website or who infringes the official rules of the Competition. The Organiser reserves the right to bring action against anyone who attempts to cheat or to harm the smooth operation of this Competition.
. 3.4 The Organiser reserves the right to carry out any verifications to check compliance with this Article or any of these regulations, in particular in order to exclude any Participant that has committed any infringement whatsoever or has attempted fraud, without however being obliged to carry out a systematic check of all of the entry forms received, but being able to, where needed, limit this verification to the forms of potential winners.
. The Organiser reserves the right to extend, shorten, modify or cancel this Competition on account of the occurrence of events beyond its control. Therefore, if for any reason whatsoever, this Competition does not proceed as planned as a result of, for example, a computer virus, bug, intervention, or outside unauthorised intrusion of the IT system, or as a result of fraud including the use of a robot enabling a Participant to multiply the number of entries in the Competition, or as a result of a technical failure or any other circumstance beyond the Organiser’s control subverting or affecting the management, security, fairness or smooth running of the Competition, the Organiser then reserves the right, at its discretion, to cancel, modify or suspend the Competition or even to terminate it with immediate effect, without Participants being entitled to hold it liable for such action.
. 3.6 The Organiser may decide to cancel the Competition or exclude an entry if it appears that obvious fraud in any form whatsoever has occurred, especially of an IT nature, in the context of participation in the Competition or determination of the winners.
. 3.7 By entering the Competition, Participants undertake that all of the contents (text, screenplays, illustrations, photos, music or videos) submitted on the Website respect all legislation in force and in particular the following, without this list being exhaustive:
- Shall respect public order and not breach good moral standards;
- Shall respect the intellectual property rights of third parties;
- Shall not harm the reputation, privacy or image of third parties;
- Shall not contain denigrating, defamatory, aggressive or injurious sentiments;
- Shall not contain content linked to a patently commercial interest or a promotional aim;
- Shall not be of a paedophile nature;
- Shall not contain messages or information of a political, religious, pornographic or xenophobic nature that may upset minors or the wider public;
- Shall not compromise the security or integrity of a State or territory;
- Shall not incite discrimination based on gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, age or political opinion;
- Shall not incite crime, hatred, violence, suicide or racism;
- Shall not incite the committing of a crime, offence or an act of terrorism;
- Shall not mention registered trademarks; This list is not exhaustive.
The Organiser reserves the right, without having to justify its action, to not publish or to withdraw projects from the Website with immediate effect or without prior notification (text, screenplays, illustrations, photos, music or videos) which fall into or which it considers to fall into the categories listed above, as well as content which is not in line with the theme of the Competition or which is liable to conflict with the theme of the Competition and any content that may harm its image, activities, values, reputation or renown.
ARTICLE 4: AGREEMENT OF CONSTITUTION OF PROOF
It is agreed that the data contained in the Organiser’s information systems shall have probative force with regard to connection information and information resulting from data processing relating to the Competition organized by the Organiser.
ARTICLE 5: VOTING BY THE PUBLIC
5.1 CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE VOTE
Voting will take place exclusively on the Website. Voters must be registered on the Website in order to place their vote. The vote is open to any individual with the exception of individuals in charge of organizing the Competition.
Each voter can only vote by clicking “I vote for this project”, once per project and three times per calendar day.
5.2 ONLINE VOTING PROCEDURE
In order to place their votes, each site user must acknowledge that they have read and accepted the regulations.
The Organiser reserves the right to carry out any verifications to check compliance with this Article, in particular in order to exclude any Participant that has committed any infringement whatsoever or has attempted fraud, without however being obliged to carry out a systematic check of all of the votes.
If for any reason whatsoever, voting does not proceed as planned as a result of, for example, a computer virus, bug, intervention, or outside unauthorised intrusion of the IT system, or as a result of fraud including the use of a robot enabling a Participant to multiply the number of votes, or as a result of a technical failure or any other circumstance beyond the Organiser’s control subverting or affecting the management, security, fairness or smooth running of the Competition, the Organiser then reserves the right to cancel votes, or to cancel, modify or suspend the Competition or even to terminate it with immediate effect, without participants being entitled to hold it liable for such action.
5.3 VOTING DATES
The public will be able to vote from 9 February 2018 to 17 June 2018 at 23:59 (Paris time).
Only votes cast during this period will be taken into account in the final rankings.
The list of votes cast and taken into account will be submitted to the offices of the Bailiff referred to in Article 11.
ARTICLE 6: DESIGNATION OF SELECTED PROJETS
TWENTY (20) projects will be preselected. To be eligible for preselection, the project must have received at least FIVE HUNDRED (500) votes. Eligible projects that have received the most votes will be preselected.
A Participant can only be preselected for one project.
The 20 projects preselected by the public will be posted publicly on the Website and a number of social networks in June 2018. By sole virtue of their participation, participants authorise the Organiser to broadcast their projects on the different social networks and to communicate about their projects throughout the duration of this Competition.
The preselection of TWENTY (20) projects will be presented to the panel before deliberation takes place.
The panel will meet end of May 2018 to select the 6 projects budgeted and examined for filming. The six winning projects will be announced on Thursday 28 June of 2018 on the Website. Winners will be informed on the same day by email.
6.1 Composition of the panel
The panel consists of 6 members:
- Norbert Llaras – Spain, Producer
- Frédéric Ponsart – France, Journalist, French Association of Film Critics
- Merja Ritola – Finland, Producer
- Michael Cowen – United Kingdom, Producer
- Eduardo Carneros – Spain, Producer
- David Lindner – Germany, Producer
- Bérangère Dastarac – France, Distributor
The decisions of the panel will be based mainly on the following criteria:
- The relevance of the project to the theme of the Competition
- The quality of the screenplay, the relevance of the statement of intent and of the visual and audio references.
- Feasibility and projected budget
- Personal appreciation
The selection of the panel will be made independently and without appeal.
The six (6) winners will benefit from the following:
- The production of their films by professional teams.
- The broadcasting of their film in the context of a full-length feature film consisting of 6 sketches in theaters and on digital platforms.
ARTICLE 7: ENTRY INTO PRODUCTION
The production resources will be awarded by name in accordance with the surname, first name and address notified by the Participant (or the “principal winner” in the event of co-authorship) at the time of their entry in the Competition. The Organiser will perform an identity check before issuing the award.
If the information or contact details provided by the Participant are such that they do not permit the winner to be informed of their selection, the Participant shall forgo the title of winner and may not enter any claim in this regard.
In the event that the winner is unable to benefit in full or in part from their selection for any reason whatsoever, they shall forgo the prize and shall not be entitled to any compensation whatsoever. A new selection will then be carried out by the panel from among the other participants.
By sole virtue of their participation, Participants expressly and at no cost authorise the Organiser to communicate information in relation to the projects selected for the promotion of the Boostyour15pages Competition on any distribution media known or unknown as at this date, at any public event in Europe or elsewhere for a duration of 60 months from the date of announcement of the winners. From that point on, winners authorise the Organiser to reformat the project in any way that it deems useful for promoting the Competition.
The winnings offered are nominative and non-transferable. The winnings may not at the request of a winner be the object of a reimbursement in cash or of compensation of any kind whatsoever, nor may they be replaced by a benefit of an equivalent nature. The Organiser may, if circumstances beyond its control constituting a case of force majeure so require, cancel the production of the film awarded to the winner.
ARTICLE 8: DISPUTES
The act of participating in this Competition and having ticked the box signalling acceptance of these regulations at the time of entry implies unqualified acceptance of these regulations.
No claims of any kind may be brought in relation to the entirety or part of the Competition.
These regulations are subject to French law. Any difficulties of interpretation of these regulations and any contentious issue shall be settled at last instance by the court of jurisdiction of the Organiser’s head office.
ARTICLE 9: IT AND LIBERTIES
In order to participate in the Competition, Participants must provide certain information concerning their person. This information will be saved and will be subject to automated processing in accordance with Act no. 78-17 of 6 January 1978 relating to IT, files and liberties.
Participants shall have the right to access, modify, rectify or delete data concerning their person. Participants may exercise this right by writing to: BOOSTYOURFILM SAS, Tour Part Dieu, 129 rue Servient, 69003 Lyon
This data may be used by the Organiser for promotional purposes (e.g. Boostyourfilm and/or partner newsletters).
ARTICLE 10: LIABILITY
The Organiser’s liability is strictly limited to the production of the shorts definitively and validly selected.
The Organiser cannot be held liable for any dysfunctions relating to the internet network itself or to any intrusion, attempted intrusion or fraud leading to failures in the administration, security, fairness, integrity or management of the competition. The Organiser cannot in particular be held liable for any errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, loss of any emails and in general terms, the resulting loss of any data.
The Organiser cannot be held liable for the overloading of the internet network, the quality of internet users’ equipment, or the quality of their method of access which may have repercussions on the time taken to send responses or on the connection time required for participation. The Organiser cannot thus be held liable if electronic entry forms are not recorded, are incomplete, or are impossible to verify.
ARTICLE 11: COSTS OF PARTICIPATION
The Competition does not entail any obligation of purchase.
Thanks to the current state of provision of service and technology, most internet access providers offer free connection to internet users. Insofar as internet users subscribe to the services of the access provider for internet usage in general, it is expressly agreed that access to the Website may not give rise to any reimbursement given that the action of Participants connecting to the Website and participating in the Competition does not cause them to incur any additional costs or expenses.
ARTICLE 12: ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THESE REGULATIONS
The full regulations of the Competition are submitted to the offices of Mr/Ms Maître FRADIN huissier de justice – 84 rue de la Part-Dieu – 69003 LYON and can be consulted on the Website.