Rules & Eligibility
The Brazilian Film Academy, as estabilished by its social statutes and regulations defines the Brazilian Film Awards to be given in 2012 to honor outstanding achievements in theatrically released motion pictures and to honor other achievements as provided for in these rules.
1. The Brazilian Film Awards intended for promoting the Brazilian Cinema to the public throughout its technical and artistic qualities as well as the entertainment community meeting.
2. Movies released between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012, are eligible for 2012 Brazilian Film Awards defined in the rules below:
3. Brazilian productions included in these rules above are eligible for Brazilian Film Awards 2012. A formal application is not necessary. The Brazilian Film Academy Office will contact the producers to check informations about the movies and if it has Brazilian Product Certificate (aka Certificado de Produto Brasileiro – CPB) by Minc or ANCINE.
4. Foreign movies, for being eligible for Brazilian Film Awards 2012, must have their inscription done by local distributors. A maximum of 5 (five) films can be submitted by each movie distributor.
5. The movie and television productions nominee to Brazilian Film Awards 2012 will be analyzed and voted only by the Academy's active memberships. However, the short films are pre-selected by the following institutions: "Brazilian Association of Documentary Filmmakers" (aka ABD Nacional), "Curta o Curta", "Brazilian Association of Animated Film" (ABCA), "Forum dos Festivais", "Porta-Curtas" and "Tempo Glauber".
The Academic Members will confer annually awards in the following categories:
I – Feature Film
II – Short Film
III – Television
Five feature films and professionals of each category are nominated for Brazilian Film Awards.
6. Each year, the Deliberative Council shall award not more than 2 (two) new categories which will be also recognized by academic council.
7. Each year, the Deliberative Council shall also award, by their own not more than 2 (two) Special Tribute Awards.
8. The Brazilian Film Awards selection process for all categories above consists of two phases: nomination and awards.
9. The balloting process is being done by internet. A password is sent electronically to all voting members to access a virtual balloting available at proper website.
10. At the first phase, nomination, 5 (five) feature films and professionals of each category are nominated for the next phase.
11. At this phase, the election of the 5 (five) nominees for each category will be done by all the Academic Members. A password is sent electronically to them for accessing a virtual balloting with the complete list from which not more than 5 (five) films or professionals are indicated for the award.
12. From these votes, there will be 5 (five) nominees at each category for the next phase: awarding.
13. In the final phase – awards – the winners will be selected, for all categories, by all the academic council members.
14. At this phase, a password is sent electronically to each academic council member for accessing a virtual balloting with the 5 (five) nominees of each category from which they just can select one of each category.
15. All the voting process is secret since nomination till awards. In the two phases, for e-voting, there is a random password generator developed by the accounting firm responsible for tabulating the votes.
16. The access to e-voting and final tabulation will be done by prestigious accounting firm, nominated by Deliberative Council.
17. At any doubt case, the Brazilian Film Academy, by its Deliberative Council, guarantees the right of defining in which category a film or a professional could be eligible for Brazilian Film Awards.
18. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, the Brazilian film is considered as the one who has Brazilian Product Certificate (aka Certificado de Produto Brasileiro, CPB) by MinC or ANCINE, defined by 1st. article, MP 2.228-1/2001, modified by Law 10.454/2002.
19. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, the fiction feature film is the one originally produced for movie theaters with running time of at least 70 minutes.
20. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, the documentary feature film is the one originally produced for movie theaters or TV channels with running time of at least 52 minutes.
21. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, the short film is the one originally produced for movie theaters with running time of at least 30 minutes.
22. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, the independent telefilm production is the one originally produced for Brazilian TV channels by producers who are not dealers or distributors of broadcast TV channels by subscription.
23. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, the fictional telefilm is any fiction, officially considered Brazilian and produced for Brazilian TV channels.
24. For Brazilian Film Awards 2012, category "Best Sound" means all the professionals as direct sound, sound editing and mixing in the same film.
25. Applications for actor and actress categories must consider:
26. Name of the winners will be known during the Brazilian Film Awards 2012 ceremony, which will occur on the date and place defined annually, by Deliberative Council.
27. In exceptional circumstances, the Deliberative Council of Brazilian Film Academy reserves the right to decide all issues omitted in these rules.
Rio de Janeiro, december 12, 2012
Roberto Farias, President of Brazilian Cinema Academy