Cachinus De Cine International Youth Film Festival ()



Deadlines

01 Jul 2019
Call for entries

21 Feb 2020
Festival closed

21 Mar 2020
Notification date

30 Apr 2020
03 May 2020

Address

Avenida Constitución,  10895, Cilleros, Cáceres, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 12'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  12'<
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 30 April 2020      Festival end: 03 May 2020

English (Inglés)
The “Cachinus de Cine” Festival is organized by the Cultural Association of Cilleros (A.C.D.C.) and the Town Hall of Cilleros.

The festival "Cachinus de Cine" was born with the hope of bringing the seventh art to the children and youngest so that they have the posibility to learn trough this art to know and understand better the world around them. Also to get the posibility to express their concerns through the images.

It will take place at the beginning of May in Cilleros, a town located in "Sierra de Gata" in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, at the East of Madrid (Spain).
An enclave that are still preserving his nature and tradition over the years.
It is surrounded by rivers of crystal clear water, natural pools and mountains that invite you to explore their paths.

We wish this festival to be a meeting point where we can meet people and cultures from all over the world and get to know ourselves too.
Exchanging concerns and experiences with all the participants is also part of the dream with which this festival is born.

The following main categories are established for 2020:

Best short up to 12 years (C1) -> Chosen by the children's jury
Best short film from 13 to 17 years old (C2) -> chosen by the youth jury
Best short film from 18 to 30 years old (C3) -> chosen by the "main" jury
Best Amateur short -> chosen by the "main" jury
Special prizes (which can be awarded to any of the selected shorts, being able to award more than one prize if the Festival jury considers it necessary):

Best script
Best Micro Short Film of less than 1 minute (new category)
Best Acting*
Best Children's Acting * (under 12 years old)
Best Director
Best Documentary (new category)
Best Animation short
Best musical short film (musical, video clip, etc.) (new category)
Social values
Best Short from Extremadura
Audience Award
These prizes will be awarded by the "main" jury.

*The award for the best performer brings together the categories of best actor and best actress as we understand that there should be no gender differences in this award.

The same work may be eligible for more than one special prize at a time (except for shorts in the Amateur category). The jury will take into account, when granting the special prizes, the age of the contestants.

English
RULES FOR PARTICIPATION 2020 (Provisional)
The "Cachinus de Cine" Festival is organized by the Cultural Association of Cilleros (A.C.D.C.) and the Town Hall of Cilleros. 

It is celebrated in Cilleros (Sierra de Gata) at the beginning of May.

 Age needed to participate:

 Different categories are established according to age:

 Categories: 
Up to 12 years (C1)
From 13 to 17 years (C2)
From 18 to 30 years (C3)
Amateur: General Category for all ages. If you participate in this category, you may not do so in any of the others.
Important:

In order to participate in categories C1, and C2, the short film must be made mainly by people of these age groups, and adults may collaborate in management or support functions.
In category C3, the director must be between the ages of 18 and 30.
How can you register and how can you send your short films?

The deadline for receiving short films opens on July 1, 2019 and will close at 0: 00h on february 21, 2020

The acceptance of the rules is confirmed automatically with the sending of the video.

What are the mandatory requirements for the short films that you send?

They must have a maximum duration of 12 minutes (exceptionally, longer works will be accepted) They must be unpublished in this festival and be originals.

Videos will not be accepted with images that are violent, denigrating, vexatious or insulting, or that, for any reason not inherent in the narration, may be in bad taste. The organization of the Competition also reserves the right not to include in it short films that may violate human rights.

Each author can submit as many short films as desired. Each one must be presented separately.

Those stories that have not been shot in Spanish (all languages ​​are accepted) must necessarily have subtitles in English, although they will be assessed if they have subtitles in Spanish. 

It is essential (in order to contact the winners later) that all the requested information is entered on the registration form of the contest. DVD, pen (USB flash drive) or any other hardware will not be accepted; only the URL with a link to the platform where the contest video has been hosted (Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Wetransfer, Onedrive, Dropbox, ...) for downloading and your password if you have one.

The organization may ask the author of the same to prove that it has been made and located by him on the web if there is any suspicion of plagiarism or copy of other short films.

The author or authors are solely responsible for the film and everything that is included in it; the organization declines all legal responsibility for its content.

The short films are the exclusive property of their authors and CACHINUS DE CINE only includes the works on its website or on the Vimeo / Youtube channel to promote each work, without obtaining any type of benefit in return or acquiring the rights over it.

Awards and categories

All the short films will be exhibited on the web so that they can be known and valued by the community of people interested in them. Additionally, the organizers will be able to publicize (totally or partially) the shorts received in any media / social network that they deem convenient. In no case, will this diffusion be used for commercial purposes.

The organization of the contest reserves the right to keep the films on its website for as long as it considers appropriate.

The following main categories are established for 2020:

Best short up to 12 years (C1) -> Chosen by the children's jury
Best short film from 13 to 17 years old (C2) -> chosen by the youth jury
Best short film from 18 to 30 years old (C3) -> chosen by the "main" jury
Best Amateur short -> chosen by the "main" jury
Special prizes (which can be awarded to any of the selected shorts, being able to award more than one prize if the Festival jury considers it necessary):

Best script
Best Micro Short Film of less than 1 minute (new category)
Best Acting*
Best Children's Acting * (under 12 years old)
Best Director
Best Documentary (new category)
Best Animation short
Best musical short film (musical, video clip, etc.) (new category)
Social values
Best Short from Extremadura
Audience Award
These prizes will be awarded by the "main" jury.

*The award for the best performer brings together the categories of best actor and best actress as we understand that there should be no gender differences in this award.

The same work may be eligible for more than one special prize at a time (except for shorts in the Amateur category). The jury will take into account, when granting the special prizes, the age of the contestants.

The Festival CACHINUS DE CINE will publicize the name and the winning works through its networks and via different channels of the Cultural Association of Cilleros (ACDC) (Organizing Association of the festival), so that the works become known in different fields linked to the literary and cinema world. On the same lines, an official certification and commemorative statue will be awarded. Throughout this period, fresh news will be announced regarding the possible awarding of other complementary prizes.

Competitors can choose to participate in the awards ceremony as an active part of the event, either individually or collectively, by subjecting a request via email (registros@cachinusdecine.es). 

Depending on the budget of the Festival, a maximum of 3 participants (at least one adult) for each film may take part in the activities that will take place during the contest, as well as the final Gala. The invitation would include the stay for a maximum of 3 nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), if the budget allows; otherwise, the organization will do everything possible to get the best prices for accommodation. If any participant wishes to come with more than 3 people, the Festival is committed to assist you in finding accommodation in the area.

If the organizational capacities and the budget of the festival allow it, the organization will try to provide free transport from the airport of Barajas to the site of the festival in Cilleros (Sierra de Gata).

Under no circumstance will the organization assume the cost of the flight.

The organization insists that the spirit of the contest, organized by a non-profit entity, is to promote audiovisual creation among young people and enthusiasts, to tell stories and to offer all girls and boys a space in which to show and share their audiovisual and creative capabilities for free.

The jury will reward the creativity, originality and composition of the short films, as well as the developed script and technical resources. If the jury considers that there is no candidate worthy of any of the prizes these may be declared null and void.

Award ceremony and final Gala

The works submitted will be visualized in the weeks following the end of the deadline for receiving the videos by the selection committee (which will be made public on the festival website once its composition is known).

The selection committee will propose 3 finalists for each category (if in any category there is no minimum quality this could be made void or with fewer finalists) and invite the finalist short films to take part in the festival.

Jury

The juries (Principal, children and youth), will be announced through the website of the festival, and will choose the winners among the finalists. A prize may be declared void if considered the minimum quality required by the jury is not met. In the same way, a prize can be awarded to more than one finalist if the jury is not able to determine which work is the best.

The finalists' decision will be made public during the month prior to the festival, and the awards ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 2th., 2020, at the Cultural Center of Cilleros, during which the final winners of each category will be announced.

We will reveal the name of the presenters of this new edition as the date approaches.

Should the date suffer any variation, it will be announced sufficiently in advance.



  

 
  

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