Rules and regulations: 11th International Short Film Festival ‘Almería en Corto’

The 11th International Short Film Festival “Almería en corto” will take place in Almería (Spain) from Tuesday, December 4th through Friday, December 8th, 2012. The Festival is organized by the County Council of Almería.

INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION

All domestically or internationally produced short films, shall be considered for competition filmed in35 mmor16 mm, or in High Definition Video. The films should not last longer than 30 minutes (credits included).

The production date must be after January 1, 2011.

CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY

a. All producers or directors who own the rights to the film they are submitting are eligible for the International Short Film Competition.

b. Each participant may submit as many films as desired. Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and shipped individually.

c. The films must be presented in their original language. If the language is not Spanish (Castilian), the original script and a translation to Spanish or English must be included.

d. The films submitted must be produced after January 1, 2011. Films selected in previous “Almeriaen corto” festivals will not be admitted.

Selected films will be screened exclusively in High Definition Video. Selected films will be sent in a .mov file, with H.264 coded, progressive.

ENTRY FORM
In order to enter, a completed entry form and the movie should be sent through one of the next channels:

  1. Online, through MOVIBETA platform.
  2. Through post sending a DVD Zone 2 and attaching the online registration number or the entry form printed.

If the movie language is not Spanish (Castilian), the original script and a translation to Spanish or English must be included or it should include subtitles.

To consider the movie submitted it is mandatory to receive the completed entry form and the movie, no matter which channel is used.

Send entries to:

Diputación Provincial de Almería

11th Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes “Almería en corto”

Centro de Servicios Múltiples

Negociado de Recursos

Carretera Ronda, 216

04009 Almería

SPAIN

Phone. +34 950 211 705

+34 950 211 346

Fax. +34 950 211 195

inscripciones@almeriaencorto.es

info@almeriaencorto.es

The organization assumes that the individual or group submitting the work holds all the copyright and other exhibition rights for the material submitted, in addition to authorization to receive the prize, should the film be a collective work. Under no circumstances shall the organization accept any responsibility that might arise due to the infraction of this clause.

SELECTION

A Selection Committee composed of media professionals and members of the organizational staff will select the films to be screened at the festival from among all the films received. The decisions shall be announced no earlier than November 15, 2012.

Selected films must be sent for screening, before November 12, 2012, in a .mov file, with H.264 codec, bitrate between 30 Mbps and 50 Mbps, progressive. This file will be uploaded at a ftp address given by the organization or if technical specs allow it, using movibeta. This file can also be saved and sent in a dvd, blue-ray, memory card (compact flash or sd), and usb memory to:

Diputación Provincial de Almería

11th Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes “Almería en corto”

Centro de Servicios Múltiples

Negociado de Recursos

Carretera Ronda, 216

04009 Almería

SPAIN

It is mandatory to include with the selected movie the following (or through email to info@almeriaencorto.es):

  • Two digital photographs (300 ppp jpg, no larger than 1Mb) taken from the film.
  • Synopsis (300 characters maximum, including spaces)
  • The bio-filmography of the director(s) and/or production company (400 character maximum, including spaces)
  • A digital photograph (300 ppp jpg, no larger than 1Mb.) of the director(s).
  • A copy of the original script of the short films with a translation into Spanish or English (mandatory).

All this documentation is mandatory in order to be eligible for the International Short Film Competition. Participants authorize the organization to use frames, photographs and extracts from the films for promotional purposes in any form of media for the purposes of promoting and advertising this Festival. The information sent for the selection of films may appear in the festival’s advertising and promotions.

AWARDS

A jury (made up of professionals from the fields of cinema, art, and culture, along with members of the organization who will have a say but not a vote) will choose the winners from among all the films officially selected for competition.

– Prize for Best International Short Film, to be awarded 8,000 € and a trophy.

– Prize for Best National Short Film, to be awarded 4.000 € and a trophy.

– Audience Award for Best Short Film, to be awarded 3.500 € and a trophy.

– Prize for Best Andalusian Short Film, to be awarded 1.300 € and a trophy.

Award for Almería Best Short Film, to be awarded 1.200 € and trophy.

– Award for Best Screenplay, to be awarded 500 €, and a trophy.

– Gil Parrondo Award for Best Artistic Director, to be awarded 500 € and a trophy.

– Cecilio Paniagua Award for Best Photography, to be awarded 500 € and a trophy.

– Award for Best Performance, to be awarded 500 € and a trophy.

– Award from Asociación de Periodistas de Almería, for best performance in Short Film from Almería, to be awarded a trophy.

– Special Award for Values and Human Rights-Amnesty International, to be awarded a trophy. This award shall be granted by a jury designated by Amnesty International.

One person/film may be awarded multiple prizes. No special mentions shall be given.

In all cases, the awards will be paid through bank transfer.

All prizes are subject to applicable tax laws. The award winners must provide a photocopy of their National Tax Number (N.I.F.), as a prior requirement for the bank transfer.

These awards, with the exceptions of the award for best artistic direction, best photography, best screenplay and best performance, shall be paid out to the person or production company whose name appears on the Entry Form.

SHIPPING AND RETURN OF FILMS

Shipping expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

Copies sent for selection, will not be returned and will become part of the archive of the festival. They will be available for those authorized to be watched during the festival celebration.

The copies of the films awarded best international short film, best national short film, audience award, best Andalusian short film and best Almería short film, shall become the property of the film archives of the County Council of Almería, who hold the right to use said short films for screening and for promoting of Almería en corto, as long as it is done so in a cultural and nonprofit manner within the county of Almería. The awarded should sign an authorization for this purpose.

ACCEPTANCE OF RULES

Participation in the 11th International Short Film Festival “Almeria en corto” implies the acceptance of all the terms and conditions listed above as well as the resolution by the organization of any problem not stated herein.

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3 Comentarios Agrega el tuyo

  1. Nell dice:

    Buenos dias,

    Me gustaria mandarle mi corto metraje para vuestro festival este año. El corto fue presentado en el 2007. Gano el primer precio de escenario.
    Fue proyectado a paris, Bruxelas, Ibiza y distintas ciudades en Francia.
    Pueden mandarme vuestra respuesta a : nelma17@hotmail.fr

    1. Buenos días
      Según indican las bases,la fecha de producción debe ser posterior al 1 de enero de 2012. Te invitamos a que participes con algún trabajo posterior.
      Un saludo

  2. +380933415956 dice:

    Hello! Could you please give the information about the deadline for submitting international shorts?

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