General conditions of distribution

LIGHT CONE as an organization devoted to distribution and promotion of experimental cinema agrees to distribute in a non exclusive way the films deposited. This distribution is not submitted to any geographic limitation unless a contrary indication. Fifty percent (50%) of the rental price will be paid to the rights holder, the remaining fifty percent (50%) being destined to finance LIGHT CONE's running costs.

A distribution contract is concluded with every filmmaker/artist/rights holder who deposits a film at LIGHT CONE. It is concluded for 3 years and renewed by tacit agreement every 3 years but for the explicit opposition of one of the parties.

LIGHT CONE will proceed with the payment of royalties to the rights holder annually. The payment can be made by means of bank transfer, PayPal or check for amounts above 100 (one hundred) Euros. The rights holder must send back to LIGHT CONE a receipt. LIGHT CONE can supply annually to the rights holder a list including the places where his or her films have been shown during the year. However a brief information can be supplied to the rights holder at every moment. This information is available at any time via the rights holder's personal account on LIGHT CONE's website.

Prints deposited at LIGHT CONE remain the property of the rights holder. The rights holder can remove the prints whenever they want unless previous rental commitments.

Temporary print outgoings for personal reasons are allowed but should remain extraordinary, subject only to prior commitments and against:

Temporary print outgoings for personal reasons are possible for a maximum of seven days.

Temporary print outgoings for technical reasons (telecinemas, restoration, print work, etc.) are possible free of charge.

For every film deposited, the rights holder must submit all the appropriate technical information and relevant documentation (texts, stills, links, preview link, preview DVD screener, etc) via their personal online Light Cone account. For the works to be screened in particular conditions of projection (expanded cinema, separated soundtrack, etc.), the rights holder must supply to LIGHT CONE the most precise indications.

To deposit a film with LIGHT CONE is to agree to the above conditions. Distribution begins after the signature of the distribution agreement by both parties.