dates of screening, number of projections, and where the projection is to take place
addresses for film shipment and invoicing (if they differ)
complete information on the renter; name of the individual and the department responsible for the rental, phone and fax number, e-mail
VAT number for all foreign bookers
the name of the shipping company (UPS, FEDEX, DHL, TNT, etc.) and the account number
An estimate (quote) of the rental cost, valid for 21 days, can be sent to the customer on request and should be confirmed by him in writing (email).
Rentals are invoiced to the organisation which issues the order.
Free-lance programmers can make reservations but they will only be honoured on receipt of a
written order from the organisation which takes responsibility for payment of the rental.
Failing which, the programmer will be held responsible for payment.
All invoices must be paid before the pick-up of the films. If this clause is not honoured, no further bookings will be accepted by Light Cone.
Forward and return shipping costs are at the customer's charge (including any customs duties).
PRICES AND PAYMENT
Rental fees are non-negotiable.
The rental fee covers one non-commercial screening only (in France: outside the CNC system).
No reduction will be accorded for subsequent screenings, regardless of their number.
Private and press screenings are not allowed.
All invoices are to be paid in European currency (Euro).
Rental fees are constituted of 10% of the total amount of the invoice, with a minimum of €5 and a maximum of €50.
About payment by wire :
Light Cone accepts payments in Euros by bank wire, PayPal, check (issued from a French bank) or in cash. If you opt to wire money or to use PayPal, please make sure no bank fees or any conversion fees will be charged to Light Cone. These are entirely at your charge. In the event that, due to transfer or conversion fees, the amount received by Light Cone is less than the invoice total, Light Cone reserves the right to invoice the client for the difference.
Name of the bank
Crédit Mutuel, Paris-Flandres
Adress of the bank
86, avenue de Flandre
In order to maintain print availability, cancellation of a rental order will result in cancellation of the relevant
invoice only if it occurs at least two weeks days prior to the screening date. Every shipped film, even if not screened, will be invoiced.
SHIPPING OF THE FILMS
Renters are charged for the shipping of films in both directions.
Please provide Light Cone with the details of your courier
(name and account number). Shipment by government postal services
or with the diplomatic bag are not allowed. All film prints and digital copies (including USB drives) must be returned
to Light Cone immediately after the projection. Please declare a small
monetary value (about $20 or €20) to your shipping service to prevent
customs delays. Customs charges and taxes are to be paid by the sender.
PROJECTION OF THE FILMS
When renting a film from LIGHT CONE, you will receive a rare or
unique copy that is very hard to replace. Film is very fragile,
so take care of prints that are lent to you. A single projection
can irremediably damage a copy. Projection is the sole
responsibility of the exhibitor therefore an insurance is
advisable because any damage will be invoiced. The insurance
value to declare is 60 euros per minute of running time.
It is strictly forbidden to cut the leader on film prints.
To ensure the best projection conditions, renters are advised to
read the section on
"How to project a film".
Technical data is given in listings and in the catalogue as well as on the film cans. NOTE: the true rental prices are those indicated on our web site, not those found in printed catalogues and supplements.
Any file rented for a screening or an exhibition must be erased from your equipment immediately after the event.
You or your institution is responsible for any damage to a film.
Each film can contains a simplified inspection slip that indicates the state of the print. Prints are maintained in the best condition possible. They are carefully inspected and repaired if necessary following each screening. Please take care of them, and remember that most of them are rare or unique prints.
Any damage which requires replacement of a sequence or of the complete print will be charged to you. Damage reimbursement covers: complete or partial destruction of the image from scratches, tears, or burns, torn perforations, removal or reversal of academy leader, the return of all films on a single reel (rather than each on its individual reel), missing film cores, cans, boxes. Video damage concerns: erasing or crumpling the tape, or return without original box.
The exhibitor is strongly advised to insure all films. The insurance value to declare is 60 euros per minute of running time.
SPECIAL SCREENING CONDITIONS
Films are rented out for a single conventional screening. For any event that modifies the screening conditions (for example: performance of live-music to the film, insertion of the film in a play or a show, or as part of a performance work, outdoor projection, etc.)The customer must obtain previous written agreement from LIGHT CONE or the copyright holders.
PROTECTION OF THE WORKS
As a co-operative, LIGHT CONE represents its member filmmakers. LIGHT CONE monitors respect for their rights and the integrity of their work, as protected by French intellectual property laws and the international laws on copyright. Any pirating of copies or illegal broadcast of films will be prosecuted.
It is strictly forbidden to copy a rented work, in full or in part, on any medium whatsoever, without previous agreement from LIGHT CONE or the copyright holder. It is also strictly forbidden to broadcast video tapes edited for private/home use or films recorded on television, etc.
Cultural institutions, beware!
the purchase of video tapes and DVDs with accompanying rights for individual consultation or loan does not allow you to screen the films publicly, even if the screening takes place on your premises and admission is free. LIGHT CONE, in conjunction with the copyright holders, will take legal action against all offending partie.
PREVIEW AND DOCUMENTATION
For programmers, previews on videotape are possible at LIGHT CONE's premises. Photos of the films are available in electronic form for publicity purposes and programme notes only. The title of the film and name of the film-maker must be cited, as must the copyright-holder of the photo.
Publication (including books, posters, magazines, catalogues) and any commercial use of borrowed images is strictly forbidden without the previous agreement of LIGHT CONE or copyright holders.
Documents on the films are available for public consultation at LIGHT CONE/AFEA's Documentation Centre. In order to enrich this documentation, renters are requested to send their programme material to LIGHT CONE. Specific archive files are maintained on the most active venues.
PRINT SALES AND TV BROADCASTING
LIGHT CONE, as a distribution service, is authorised to negotiate print sales and television broadcasting rights on films in its collection. Such requests will be passed on the relevant artist or copyright holder.