Hellenic Film Commission

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

AIM OF ACTION

The Greek Film Centre is a public benefit non-profit legal entity, established under private law, which is supervised by the Minister of Culture and Sports, and subsidized by the state. It is the main organization exercising cinematographic policy in Greece. Its aims are to support young filmmakers, to aid the growth of the investments coming from the local market and abroad, to attract foreign productions and co-productions and to promote Greek cinema productions abroad.

The International Audiovisual Productions Directorate - Hellenic Film Commission, a Directorate of the Greek Film Centre, is responsible for internationally promoting Greece as a place suitable for audiovisual productions of every kind, and for attracting international audiovisual productions to film in Greece.

The Greek Film Centre (from now on GFC) which has its Head Office in Chatzopoulou Str., number 9, Postal Code 115 24 Athens, Greece, with VAT number 094027282 and Financial Authority: Psychico, organizes the action Locate Your Photo for the needs of the Hellenic Film Commission.

The Hellenic Film Commission of the GFC invites the public to upload on the website www.locateyourphoto.gr photographs from all over Greece, with the aim to grant us FREE license for displaying them in perpetuity on any websites belonging to the GFC (www.gfc.gr) and to the Hellenic Film Commission, as well as in the Social Media of the GFC (facebook, twitter, and any other that might be created in the future),and also in print material produced by GFC for the needs of the aims of the Hellenic Film Commission.

From the photographs which will be uploaded on the website www.locateyourphoto.gr, the Hellenic Film Commission of GFC will select which photographs will be on display on any websites belonging to the GFC (www.gfc.gr) and to the Hellenic Film Commission, as well as in the Social Media of the GFC (facebook, twitter, and any other that might be created in the future), and also in print material produced by GFC for the needs of its goals.

The photographs selected by the Hellenic Film Commission will get gradually displayed on the website www.locateyourphoto.gr .

Before the user uploads a photo on our website, he / she ought to carefully read the following terms and conditions of use.

Uploading any photo to this website constitutes the user's full acceptance of the terms and conditions of use specified below. If the user does not accept them, he / she should NOT sign up to the website www.locateyourphoto.gr

The basic requirement for the user to participate by uploading a photograph to the website www.locateyourphoto.gr, is that the user MUST own the copyright of the image (i.e. you took the picture yourself or have written permission from the one who took it to upload it).

By uploading photographs to the website www.locateyourphoto.gr, the user grants us FREE license to use it in perpetuity on display on any websites belonging to the GFC (www.gfc.gr) and to the Hellenic Film Commission, as well as in the Social Media of the GFC (facebook, twitter, and any other that might be created in the future), and also in print material produced by GFC for the needs of its goals. The user does NOT transfer to us his / her copyright of the photograph in any way he / she continues to own it still.

The user should bear in mind that by uploading his photographs to the website www.locateyourphoto.gr, he / she agrees to indemnify us from any liability resulting from breaches of copyright of the photographs existing online in any websites belonging to the GFC (www.gfc.gr) and to the Hellenic Film Commission, as well as in the Social Media of the GFC (facebook, twitter, and any other that might be created in the future), and also in print material produced by GFC for the needs of its goals.

All photos will be credited with the name of he/she who has their copyright.

We reserve the right to correct any errors in the description or the location of the uploaded photographs, and remove any unsuitable or substandard uploads.

The user must acknowledge that he/she has a written permission (if necessary) of any recognizable locations or people appearing in the photographs, in order to be able to grant us permission to use them on the website www.locateyourphoto.gr. The personal data and contact information of the users will be held by us and will NOT be shared with any third parties in any way.

The photographs which will be uploaded to the website www.locateyourphoto.gr (either selected for display or not) will NOT be shared with any third parties.

Finally, the website www.locateyourphoto.gr has been created at a safe environment (https) to guarantee the security of the users' data.

PARTICIPATION PROCESS

The participation process for the users goes as follows: The user is kindly asked to read more on the HOMEPAGE of www.locateyourphoto.gr and then to SIGN UP after he / she has read and fully agreed with the TERMS AND CONDITIONS. The user receives a confirmation email validating his / her private account and he / she is asked to SUBMIT HIS / HER PHOTOS by following the steps below:

STEP 1: CHOOSE THE PHOTO'S LOCATION

The user is kindly asked to drag the pin on the map to indicate the location where the photos were taken.

STEP 2: UPLOAD YOUR PHOTOS

The user is kindly asked to drag and drop or upload photos (up to 5 photos) on the relevant field, after having read the image requirements.

Image requirements

When uploading photos to this website, please follow these guidelines:

  1. File types
  2. Save photos in .jpg, .gif, or .png format only. .pdf, .psd, .tff, and .doc files are not web-compatible.

  3. File name
  4. Only use letters, numbers, underscores, and hyphens in file names. Other characters (like question marks, percentage signs, and ampersands) may upload incorrectly or cause unexpected behaviour in galleries.

  5. File size
  6. There is a 10 MB limit on all photo uploads, but we recommend using image files of less than 500 KB for best results. When it comes to image size, bigger isn't always better.

Image best practices

  • Image width
  • The dimensions of the original photo you upload to this website can have a big impact on how it displays. We recommend using photos that are between 1,500 and 2,500 pixels wide. Photos smaller than 1,500 pixels may appear blurry or pixelated when they stretch to fill containers, such as banners. We don't recommend enlarging a smaller photo, as this can make it appear pixelated. Instead, start with a photo that is at least 1,500 pixels wide.

  • Aspect ratio
  • It helps to ensure each photo you're using has the same aspect ratio (height : width) before uploading it, as photos are typically cropped based on their width and height. If all your photos have the same aspect ratio, it will be easier to anticipate how they'll crop.

  • Orientation
  • Ensure that your photo has the correct orientation before uploading it. If your photo is saved upside-down, rotate the photo with an image editing software before loading it to our website. At the end of this step, the user is kindly asked to describe his / her photos in a few words, telling us what the photos are about and to indicate the year and the season in which they were taken.

STEP 3: CHOOSE A CATEGORY

The user is kindly asked to choose one of the proposed categories to which his/her photos correspond. In case his / her photo does not correspond to any of the proposed categories, he / she may propose a new category to us. After the completion of the aforementioned steps, the user submits his / her photo.