Curtas Fest - Festival Internacional de Cine y Cómic de Vilagarcía De Arousa



Deadlines

24 Apr 2018
Call for entries

01 Aug 2018
Final deadline

2
mths

Address

Castelao, 5,  36600, VIllagarcía de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain


Festival description
Short Films 30'<
Feature Films >75'


 
Festival requirements
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Languages 
Spanish Galician
 Subtitles 
Spanish Galician
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All works in the different sections of the Festival must be presented in the original version, and for those whose original language is not Spanish or Galician must include subtitles in one of these two languages.

FEATURE FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Fiction or animation films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

SHORT FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Short films of fiction and animation from any nationality, not been exhibited previously in Galicia, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in public rooms, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). Its duration will not exceed 30 minutes, credits included.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Documentary films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

VIDEOART & EXPERIMENTAL OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Videoart or experimental films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia

‘MADE IN GALICIA’ OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Cross section that combines Galician fiction and animation feature and short films made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event event in Galicia.

Festival start: 19 October 2018      Festival end: 28 October 2018

Born as the Amateur Film Festival of Vilagarcía in 1973, the Curtas Film Fest has been held uninterruptedly for 44 years in Vilagarcía de Arousa. It’s the film festival dean of Galicia and one of the contests with more tradition of Spain. Next to its forty-fifth anniversary, which began as an amateur cinema competition created by the enthusiastic people of the Liceo Vilagarcía’s Lyceum, it was consolidated as one of the most prestigious festivals in the state. In 2017 it will host, for the second consecutive year, the Comic Festival of Vilagarcía.

Feature Films

- BEST FILM Award
- BEST FILM ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST DIRECTION Award
- BEST DIRECTION ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST ACTING Award
- BEST SCRIPT Award
- SPECIAL JURY Award
- BEST FILM AUDIENCE Award*

Short Films

- BEST SHORT FILM Award
- BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Award
- BEST SHORT FILM ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST DIRECTOR Award
- BEST DIRECTOR ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST SHOR FILM AUDIENCE Award*

Documentaries

- BEST DOCUMENTARY
- DOCUMENTAGALICIA Award to the BEST DOCUMENTARY ‘FEITO EN GALICIA’

VideoArt & Experimental

- ROBERTO CAMBA Award to the BEST FILM


* AUDIENCE AWARD: in all the categories, will be granted to the film that obtains a higher average score based on the votes cast.

Born as the Amateur Film Festival of Vilagarcía in 1973, the Curtas Film Fest has been held uninterruptedly for 45 years in Vilagarcía de Arousa. It’s the film festival dean of Galicia and one of the contests with more tradition of Spain. Next to its forty-fifth anniversary, which began as an amateur cinema competition created by the enthusiastic people of the Liceo Vilagarcía’s Lyceum, it was consolidated as one of the most prestigious festivals in the state. In 2018 it will host, for the third consecutive year, the Comic Festival of Vilagarcía.

The CURTAS FEST – International Film & Comic Festival of Vilagarcía de Arousa will be celebrating it’s 46 edition from October 19th till 28th 2018.

1. CATEGORIES

For the 46th edition the CURTAS FEST - International Film & Comic Festival of Vilagarcía de Arousa, establish 5 categories in competition:

FEATURE FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Fiction or animation films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

SHORT FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Short films of fiction and animation from any nationality, not been exhibited previously in Galicia, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in public rooms, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). Its duration will not exceed 30 minutes, credits included.

DOCUMENTARY FILMS OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Documentary films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

VIDEOART & EXPERIMENTAL OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Videoart or experimental films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia

‘MADE IN GALICIA’ OFFICIAL SECTION IN COMPETITION

Cross section that combines Galician fiction and animation feature and short films made after January 1st, 2017 that have not been commercially released in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they have not been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event event in Galicia.

For participation purposes in this section, for Galician Works it’s understood that the pieces must have been produced by producers from Galicia or from outside Galicia but whose director is Galician. In the case of short films, their duration will not exceed 30 minutes, including credits.

2. SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARDS

INSCRIPTION AND DOCUMENTATION

To participate in the 46th edition of the CURTAS FEST - International Film & Comic Festival of Vilagarcía de Arousa, it is necessary to register and complete the registration form that will be found on the platforms authorized for it before August 1st, 2018.

Entries must be submitted by uploading to any of the designated platforms.

All works in the different sections of the Festival must be presented in the original version, and for those whose original language is not Spanish or Galician must include subtitles in one of these two languages.

JURY

The Festival Management will designate the juries of the different sections to competition, whose decisions will be unappealable and should not be justified.

Individuals with interests in the production, distribution, or any other type of exploitation or participation with the Works selected for competition may not be part of the jury of the different sections in competition.

Prizes of all categories may not be declared void.
AWARDS

Feature Films

- BEST FILM Award
- BEST FILM ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST DIRECTION Award
- BEST DIRECTION ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST ACTING Award
- BEST SCRIPT Award
- SPECIAL JURY Award
- BEST FILM AUDIENCE Award*

Short Films

- BEST SHORT FILM Award
- BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM Award
- BEST SHORT FILM ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST DIRECTOR Award
- BEST DIRECTOR ‘MADE IN GALICIA’ Award
- BEST SHOR FILM AUDIENCE Award*

Documentaries

- BEST DOCUMENTARY
- DOCUMENTAGALICIA Award to the BEST DOCUMENTARY ‘FEITO EN GALICIA’

VideoArt & Experimental

- ROBERTO CAMBA Award to the BEST FILM


* AUDIENCE AWARD: in all the categories, will be granted to the film that obtains a higher average score based on the votes cast.

3. REQUERIMENTS FOR SELECTED WORKS

Once the selection of a work by the Festival, for any of the Sections, has been made, it can not be withdrawn. In addition, the works will not be able to compete, to be exhibited, nor to appear in other Galician festivals nor similar events realized in Galicia before its projection in the CURTAS FEST.

The registration of a film for competition at the 45th edition of the CURTAS FEST - International Film & Comic Festival of Vilagarcía de Arousa implies full acceptance and compliance with the present Bases of Participation and its possible annexes.

PROGRAMMING AND EXHIBITION RIGHTS

During the celebration of the contest, the selected works will be shown in a single pass unless the work will be awarded for Best Film or Best Film 'Made in Galicia' in the case of feature films or Best Short Film, Best Short Film 'Made in Galicia' or Better Animation Short Film, and the winners on the Documentary, Videoart & Experimental, in which case the work will be screened again after the awards ceremony of the Festival.

CATÁLOGUE AND DOCUMENTATION

The documentation requested by the Festival for the official catalog, programming guide and website (synopsis, biofilmography, art and technical file, photographs of the director and the film) will be taken from the online registration form which must be completed before August 1th, 2018 in all categories.

In case of needing additional material will be required by the Festival to be delivered before September 5th, 2018.



4. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

These rules may be completed or modified, prior to the start date of the 45th edition of the CURTAS FEST - International Film & Comic Festival of Vilagarcía de Arousa, after communication to the interested parties, with any other annexes deemed appropriate by the Organization .

The interpretation of these rules will be exclusively the responsibility of the Festival Management.

  

 
  

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