Competition Rules - Festiwal Górski 2018 w Lądku-Zdroju
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Welcome to the 23rd edition of Ladek Mountain Festival – the greatest and oldest Polish event of this kind. 2018 edition will be held from the 20th to 23rd of September. Piolets d’Or 2018 Awards Ceremony will take place during the Festival. As usual the event will offer many film screenings as well as the meetings with great climbers and mountaineers. Save the date!

Competition Rules



1.1. The Film Competition (“Competition”) taking place during Ladek Mountain Festival (“Festival”) is organized by STOWARZYSZENIE TOWARZYSTWO KRZEWIENIA KULTURY FIZYCZNEJ KOMPAS located in Pasterka 6, 57-350 Kudowa-Zdrój, registered at Central Registration and Information on Business under NIP 5832958302.

1.2. The Organizer promises to provide the awards for the Competition winners as understood by articles 919 and 921 of Civil Code.

1.3. The Competition will take place on the territory of the Republic of Poland.

1.4. The Competition will be held from 5th of March 2018 till 23th of September 2018. Festival submissions deadline is the 15th of June 2018.

1.5. The Competition objective is to promote mountains-related filmmaking.


2.1. Any author, whose movies are thematically linked to mountains and have an artistic virtue, is eligible to participate. Mountain theme in submitted movies can be of any kind. Movies from any genre, made using any technique can be submitted for the Competition, given that they are released in 2016, 2017 or 2018.

2.2. Participation is possible for both polish and foreign authors, regardless of them being professionals with a degree in filming or amateurs.

2.3. Each movie can be submitted only once. Movies submitted in previous editions of festival cannot be resubmitted. In case of such submission Organizer will exclude the movie from the Competition.


3.1. To participate, authors mentioned in §2.1. and §2.2., must submit to the Organizer a correctly filled entry form available at web page: no later than 15th of June 2018. Applications submitted after this deadline won’t be considered, resulting that the submitted movie cannot participate in Competition.

3.2. Properly filled entry form must contain name and surname of the author, mail address, contact phone number, e-mail address, film title, year of production, movie runtime, dialogue language, director’s surname, screenwriter’s surname, and cinematography and music authors.

3.3. Entry form submission must be supplemented by a digital copy of the movie. Digital copy can submitted by a downloadable link and must be available for the Organizer no later than specified in §3.1.). The movie shall be accompanied by the transcript.

3.4. By submitting correctly completed entry form and the movie author becomes a participant of the Competition (“Participant”).

3.5. Submitted entries will be subject to admission. Movies not admitted will be ruled out from the Competition.

3.6. Evaluation of the movies will be performed by Competition Jury designated by the Organizer.

3.7. Admitted entries will be screened during Ladek Mountain Festival in Ladek Zdroj from 20th to 23th of September 2018.

3.8. Competition Jury will judge submitted entries and will reach a verdict on 23th of September 2018 at the latest. Competition Jury will consider film’s theme, its artistic virtue and thematic linkage to mountains.

3.9. The Competition winners will be announced at Film Awards Ceremony during Ladek Mountain Festival.

3.10. Some of the awarded movies are subject to additional screening after Closing Ceremony of Ladek Mountain Festival and in the next editions of the Festival.

3.11. If the Author agrees, the movie that participates in the Competition can also be screened at two Ladek Mountain Festival’s promotional events.


4.1. Competition Jury will award the following prizes:

a) Grand Prize,

b) Best Film About Climbing,

c) Best Film About Mountaineering,

d) Best Film About Man & Mountains,

e) Best Film About Mountain Sports,

f) Best Polish Film,

g) Best Short Film

4.2. Each award consists of the title “The Best” in category.

4.3. Besides awards listed in §4.1. a) – g), the Competition Jury can award a Special Mention in each category. Number of Special Mentions is the sole decision of the Jury.

4.4. The Competition Jury can also award special prizes for extraordinary movies that were submitted but had not fulfilled requirements specified in chapter II of these regulations. Special prizes can be awarded only with the consent from the Organizer. Kind of special prize and its value will be announced to Participants only after decision by the Jury and its further acceptance by the Organizer.

4.5. The verdict of the Competition Jury is definitive.

4.6. During Festival the People’s Choice Award is awarded. Its laureate is selected by voting by the audience participating in Ladek Mountain Festival. Audience members vote for their favorite movies on the Festival tickets. People’s Choice Award consists of the title „People’s Choice Award of Ladek Mountain Festival”.

4.7. Awards will be presented to Participants at Film Awards Ceremony during Ladek Mountain Festival.

4.8. Awarded prizes are subject to the Polish tax law.

4.9. Prize-winners confirm the reception of the award by a handwritten signature on the reception protocol. When award cannot be received, because of author’s absence – award will be send by mail. In case of declining the prize or declining to sign the reception protocol award is forfeited and is in custody of the Organizer.

4.10. The Participant cannot transfer award to any other party.

4.11. Awarded prizes are not exchangeable for any other kind of prizes nor for equivalent in cash.

4.12. Competition sponsors are entitled to award a prize for Participants of their choice. The kind of prize and its value and issuing date are subject to sponsor’s own decision, without Organizer’s participation. The Organizer informs that the sponsor is the payer of the lump-sum tax from the prize, when its value exceeds 760 PLN. Sponsor is also responsible for fulfilling all other tax responsibilities. The Organizer informs that in case of sponsor not grossing-up the prize, which value exceeds 760 PLN, the Participant must donate lump-sum tax (10% of the prize value) to the sponsor.


5.1. The Participant declares (and exclusively accepts any further liabilities) that he has exclusive rights (in particular copyright) to the movies submitted according to §3.4. The participant also declares that submitted movies are not infringing any third party intellectual property rights and that he has any required licenses and agreements to distribute the movie.

5.2. The Participant declares (and exclusively accepts any further liabilities) that he had acquired all of the required permissions to use images of featured persons in the movies submitted according to §3.4.

5.3. The Participant declares (and exclusively accepts any further liabilities) that he had acquired any required permissions to the reproduce the movie’s soundtrack from the Association on collective management of copyrights and related rights in the movies submitted according to §3.4.

5.4. The Participant guarantee the Festival the right to use up to 3 minutes from the entry for promotional purposes.


6.1. The complaints about the course of the Competition can be filed by email to or by registered mail sent to the postal address from §1.1., but no later than 14 days after issuing the prizes.

6.2. Only Participants are entitled to file a complaint.

6.3. Complain should include a name and a surname of the Participant, postal address for letters, contact telephone number, e-mail address and the title of the submitted movie. In any case complaint must contain exact description and cause for filing a complaint.

6.4. The Organizer will investigate complains according to these rules and regulations.

6.5. The Organizer’s decision about a complaint is definitive and binding. The Participant will be informed about ruling by e-mail no later than 21 days after filing a complaint.


7.1. Organizer provides accommodation and All-Access Pass to Ladek Mountain Festival for each Participant whose movie is accepted for the Competition.

7.2. The exact wording of these regulations will be provided to the Participants in the Organizer’s head office and on the official website.

7.3. Regulations and rules of the Competition are regulated by this document only. Any promotional and informational materials related to the Competition are strictly informational.

7.4. Participation is voluntary. Submission of movie and participation in the Competition implies agreement to these terms.

7.5. The Participant’s personal data will be processed according to The Act of 29 August 1997 on the Protection of Personal data (unified text: Journal of Laws of 2002 No. 101 item 926 with amendments). Collected data is administered by Maciej Sokołowski conducting business activity as “MPS Maciej Sokołowski”, located in Gdańsk (PNA 80-298), Słabego 19a Street. The Participant’s personal data will be used only to perform necessary activities for the Festival and complaints procedure. Submitting personal data is voluntary, but required to participate in the Competition. Each Participant has the right to access and to make corrections to his own personal data.

7.6. The Participant is not entitled to a financial reward from the screenings of submitted movies during Ladek Mountain Festival or its promotional events.


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