ESNE Feelmotion (9)

Postponed 



Deadlines

05 Feb 2020
Call for entries

13 Sep 2020
Festival closed

01 Nov 2020
Notification date

19 Oct 2020
25 Oct 2020

Address

Av. Alfonso XIII, 97,  28016, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 7'<


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 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
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 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  7'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
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Festival start: 19 October 2020      Festival end: 25 October 2020

Feelmotion ESNE International Short Film Festival is organized by ESNE University in Madrid.

Originally conceived as a film festival for designers and university students, the festival celebrates its first edition in 2012, born from the initiative of the students and Raúl San Julián, director of the festival and professor at ESNE. Since then the festival has celebrated a total of eight editions, with more than 1000 participating short films from over 50 universities in 30 countries around the world and a total of more than 5000 university students who have participated or collaborated with the festival.

Thanks to the support of our partners, our finalists have been able to use Feelmotion to give themselves momentum and reach such important festivals as the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the New York International Independent Film & Video Fest or the 3D Wire.
Among the outstanding participants are our alumni Diego Porral, nominated for the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film 2018 for "Un día en el parque" which was selected as Best Feelmotion Short Film 2017 and currently has more than 40 awards and 200 nominations; and José Herrera, winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film 2019 for "Cazatalentos".

In each of its editions, Feelmotion has relied on a large team of professionals and volunteers from the student body to organize both the contest and its corresponding awards gala and the numerous thematic events of each edition. In total, more than 200 students from different ESNE grades have collaborated with their efforts to make Feelmotion happen.

Feelmotion has also counted on great professionals from the film industry to be part of the juries that each year choose the winners. Professionals such as directors and screenwriters Borja Cobeaga, Paco Martínez Velasco, Hector Hercé, María Pérez Sanz or Alex Rodrigo; producers and academics Marichu Corugedo, Txepe Lara, José Nolla and Antonio R. Cabal; actors Tristan Ulloa, Natalie Poza, Olivia Molina, Ana Arias or Jon Viar among others; and a long list of journalists, technicians, academics, etc.

In the last edition, Feelmotion had the participation of 204 short films, with 120 from outside ESNE of which half came from outside Spain. Every year Feelmotion takes another step to become a reference festival for new directors and university students.

Official section

Award for Best Short Fiction Film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best documentary short film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Animation Short Film: statuette and diploma
Award for Best Video Art: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best video clip: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Commercial: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Fashion Film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Short Social Essay: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Director: statuette and diploma
Award for Best Original Screenplay: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Original Soundtrack: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Sound: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Edition: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Photography: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Art Direction: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Costume Design and Styling: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Male Performance: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Performance by a Woman: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Character Design: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Stage and Backdrop Design: statuette and diploma
Award for Best Spanish Short Film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Spanish Short Film: statuette and diploma.
Social Network award: statuette and diploma.
Audience Award for best short film of the year: statuette and diploma.
Jury Award for best short film of the year: statuette, diploma, 500 € in cash and special distribution prize.

Special section

Special Youth Award: special statuette and registration for ESNE design camp.
Special Professional Award: special statuette and annual Festhome pass.
Special Award Animaweek: special statuette.
Special Award videogame trailer: special statuette and participation in pitching ESNE.
Special Award TV series trailer: special statuette.
Special Award film trailer: special statuette.

ESNE FEELMOTION 2020 RULES
1. Call for applications
ESNE - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología announces the short film contest of the IX Edition of FEELMOTION, International Short Film Festival.

2. Dates
2.1 Opening of registrations: the contest will open on the 4th of February, 2020. Thereafter, the participants will be able to register their short films to the competition.
2.2. Closing date for registration: the deadline for participants to register their short films is on the 13th of September, 2020, inclusive.
2.3 Announcement of finalists: The finalists of the competition will be announced on the 19th of October, 2020. The announcement will be made through Feelmotion’s social media and website.
2.4 Announcement of winners and awards ceremony: The winners of the contest will be announced on 7th of November, 2020, during the ESNE Feelmotion 2020 awards gala.

3. Contestants
3.1 The participating short films must be registered on the Festhome web.
3.2 Official section
3.2.1 The following contestants can participate in the official section of the competition:
• ESNE students: students enrolled during the 2019/20 academic year in ESNE Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología belonging to any degree taught at the University School (including ESTEC and ESNE Oviedo).
• ESNE alumni: graduate students of ESNE in any of the studies taught at the University School as long as it is self-produced.
• Students from other national or international universities.
3.2.2 Students from Film Schools, whose official qualifications are not university degrees, are excluded from the official section.
3.3 Special section
3.3.1 Special Youth Category: students who are studying secondary education (ESO and Bachillerato) during the 2019/20 academic year, in any school of Spain, whether public or private, may participate.
3.3.2 Special Professional category: students from Film Schools around the world may participate, excluding students of an official university degree, as well as independent production teams, provided that the majority of their members are under 30 years of age.
3.3.3 Special video game trailer category: video game development teams whose project is in any phase of development may participate. The development team must be composed of a majority of members under 30 years of age.
3.3.4 Special category TV series trailer: audiovisual production teams whose project is at any stage of production may participate. The majority of the team must be under 30 years of age.
3.3.5 Special category film trailer: film production teams whose project is at any stage of production may participate. The majority of the team must be under 30 years of age.

4. Short films
4.1 The short films may not exceed 7 minutes in length, including titles and credits.
4.2 The subject matter of the works presented is free.
4.3 The short films must be exported in H264, MP4, and in 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x 1080p format, and with 48 kHz sound sampling if possible.
4.4 The official language of the short films presented will be Spanish. In case of speaking in any other language, they must be subtitled in Spanish or English.
4.5 The number of short films that each participant can submit to the competition is unlimited.
4.6 The short films submitted must be original and unreleased in other editions of Feelmotion and have been produced after the 1st of January, 2018.
4.7 Short films with xenophobic, sexist content, incitement to hatred, ideological, physical or intellectual discrimination, consumption of illegal substances or violent behaviour may be disqualified by the Festival Management.

5. Categories
5.1 Official section
5.1.1 The official section has 8 categories.
5.1.1.1 Fiction short film
Any dramatic or comedy narrative story, that is: any original plot with a pre-designed staging, interpretation and production. It can be comedy, musical, romantic drama, science fiction, horror, suspense, film noir, western, etc.
5.1.1.2 Documentary short film
A non-fiction story, although it is narrative, whose objective is to show a discourse, launch a reflection or criticize a situation. Whether it is a television story or an artistic one. The false documentary can be included here, because it is a fiction that uses the documentary forms although, like in all fiction, it starts from a script, a casting, a previous staging, etc.
5.1.1.3 Animated short film
Any short film (whether fiction, documentary or experimental) made with animation techniques (2D, 3D, stop motion) or that mixes animation with real image.
5.1.1.4 Video art
A non-linear and not (necessarily) narrative story where the axis is based on the evocation of images, sensations, emotions through all the arts, in a poetic or prosaic way (like a literary essay). It is generally sustained through an associative or symbolic montage.
5.1.1.5 Videoclip
A linear or non-linear and not (necessarily) narrative story where the axis is supported by a song, its rhythm, melody, lyrics, texture... You can choose to show the musical group that performs it, or not.
5.1.1.6 Comercial
A short film made to sell a product or brand. It usually takes the form of fiction or video art. It can be a spot or an anti-spot (a parody of a brand or a spot of something that does not exist).
5.1.1.7 Fashion Film
A short film whose main objective is to sell a brand or collection of clothing or accessories. It generally adopts the language of the spot, although it can also have a fictional, video art or musical form.
5.1.1.8 Social Essay short film
Any short film whose main objective is to criticize a social reality using the language of fiction, video art or video poetry.
5.1.2 The number of short films that can be submitted to the official section is unlimited.
5.1.3 Each short film can be submitted in a maximum of two categories in the official section. If the short film is submitted to more than two, it may be disqualified.
5.1.4 Four finalists will be selected from each category.
5.1.5 A category may be declared deserted if the number of films submitted is less than four and/or if they do not present the level of quality expected by the Festival Organization.
5.2 Special section
5.2.1 All participation, short films and official section rules that do not conflict with the specific requirements of each category of the special section apply.
5.2.2 Special Youth Award
5.2.2.1 The Special Youth Award aims to stimulate and discover new talent among young people.
5.2.2.2 Short films produced mainly by students of ESO and Bachillerato of any school or institute of Spain can be registered.
5.2.2.3 The registration to the contest will be done through the school or institute to which the team belongs. In case of a team formed by students from different schools, it will be presented through any of them.
5.2.2.4 The school to which the team belongs must send an email with the subject Special Youth Prize to feelmotion@esne.es with the information of the project such as name, gender, subject, team composition (name, surname, age and work done) and data of the person who represents the project (name, surname, contact mail and position within the school).
5.2.2.5 No short film submitted independently to the school will be accepted.
5.2.2.6 Registration in this category is incompatible with the official section.
5.2.3 Special Professional Award
5.2.3.1 Short films produced by teams composed mostly (~75%) of people under 30 years old can be submitted in the special professional award.
5.2.3.2 Short films by students with official degrees are excluded from this category.
5.2.4 Special Award Animaweek
5.2.4.1 Short films produced during the ESNE Animaweek 2020 event can be entered for the special Animaweek award.
5.2.4.2 ESNE Animaweek 2020 is an event organized by the Animation HND department of ESNE and takes from the 3rd to the 9th of February, 2020.
5.2.5 Video Game Trailer Special Award
5.2.5.1 Video game trailers can be registered at any stage of the development process.
5.2.5.2 The development team should be mostly (~75%) under 30 years old.
5.2.5.3 In addition to uploading the trailer to the competition platform, it will be necessary to send a ten-page design concept document in PDF format to feelmotion@esne.es with the subject line Video Game Trailer Special Award.
The design document must have, in addition to the usual content of a design document, an annex with information on the status of the project (pre-production, production, post-production) and composition of the development team (name, surname, age and main role).
5.2.5.4 In addition to the document in the previous point, it is recommended to include the following project documents:
• Game design document
• Business plan
• Marketing plan
5.2.5.5 ESNE and ESNE Feelmotion reserve the right to use the material presented exclusively for promotional purposes.
5.2.5.6 ESNE or ESNE Feelmotion won’t make use of the copyright associated with the project and the material sent for use other than that indicated above.
5.2.5.7 The finalists of the special category video game trailer will be able to attend a pitching session with investors in ESNE.
5.2.6 TV Series Trailer Special Award
5.2.6.1 Trailers of TV shows that are in any phase of production can be registered.
5.2.6.2 The majority (~75%) of the performing team must be under 30 years of age.
5.2.6.3 In addition to uploading the trailer to the competition platform, it will be necessary to send a concept document in PDF format to feelmotion@esne.es with the subject TV series trailer special award.
The concept document should include information about the project, such as name, gender, subject matter, target audience, rationale, structure of the project, development phase, and a list of the team members (name, surname, age and work carried out in the project).
5.2.6.4 Apart from the concept document in the previous point, it is recommended to include the following project documents:
• Project's budget
• Season One Bible
5.2.6.5 ESNE and ESNE Feelmotion reserve the right to use the material presented exclusively for promotional purposes.
5.2.6.6 ESNE or ESNE Feelmotion won’t make use of the copyright associated with the project and the material sent for use other than that indicated above.
5.2.7 Film Trailer Special Award
5.2.7.1 Film trailers that are in any phase of production can be registered.
5.2.7.2 The majority (~75%) of the production team must be under 30 years of age.
5.2.7.3 In addition to uploading the trailer to the competition platform, it will be necessary to send a concept document in PDF format to feelmotion@esne.es with the subject Film Trailer Special Award.
The concept document should include information about the project such as name, gender, topic, development phase and a list of the team members (name, surname, age and work carried out in the project).
5.2.7.4 In addition to the concept document, , it is recommended to include the following project documents:
• Budget
• Film step outline
5.2.7.4 ESNE and ESNE Feelmotion reserve the right to use the material presented exclusively for promotional purposes.
5.2.7.5 ESNE or ESNE Feelmotion won’t make use of the copyright associated with the project and the material sent for use other than that indicated above.


6. Awards
6.1 The awards will be given during the awards gala to be held on the 7th of November, 2020.
6.2 Each category of the competition will have four finalists who are eligible for awards.
6.3 Official section
6.3.1 With each award in the official section, the festival's iconic statuette, the "Esnete", and a diploma will be presented.
6.3.2 Official section category awards
6.3.2.1 Each category of the official section has an award for the best work presented.
6.3.2.2 Although each piece may be submitted to two categories of the official section, it can only be selected as a finalist in one of them.
6.3.2.3 The awards for the official section categories are:
• Best Fiction Short Film Award
• Award for Best Short Documentary
• Award for Best Animated Short Film
• Best Video Art Award
• Best Video Clip Award
• Best Commercial Award
• Best Fashion Film Award
• Award for Best Social Essay Short Film
6.3.3 Awards of the official section
6.3.3.1 All works submitted to the official section are eligible for the general awards.
6.3.3.2 The general awards of the official section are
• Award for Best Director
• Award for Best Original Script
• Best Original Soundtrack Award
• Best Edition Award
• Best Photography Award
• Best Art Direction Award
• Best Costume and Styling Award
• Best Male Performance Award
• Best Female Performance Award
• Best Character Design Award
• Award for Best Stage and Backdrop Design
• Award for Best Spanish Short Film
• Award for Best Spanish Short Film
• Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year
• Jury's award to the best short film of the year
6.3.3.3 The Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year is given to the most viewed work on the festival's Youtube channel during the period the 19th of October to the 6th of November, 2020. This assumes implicit permission to upload the work.
If you do not want the work to be uploaded on the Youtube channel, you must send an email to feelmotion@esne.es with the subject Exclusion Social Networks Award.
In addition to the statuette and the diploma, this award includes an annual pass for the distribution platform Festhome.
6.3.3.4 The Jury's Award for the best short film of the year is given to the short film with the highest rating by the festival's professional jury.
In addition to the statuette and the diploma, this award is endowed with 500€ in cash and with a special distribution award granted by the festival's distribution partner.
6.4 Special section
6.4.1 Each category in the special section has its own award.
6.4.2 Each award given in the special section is the festival's iconic statuette, the "Esnete".
6.4.3 The prizes in the special section are:
• Special Youth Award
• Special Professional Award
• Animaweek Special Award
• Video Game Trailer Special Award
• TV Series Trailer Special Award
• Film Trailer Special Award
6.4.3.1 In addition to the statuette, the special Youth Prize is provided with 500€ that will be used by the school to buy audio-visual supplies and equipment.
6.4.3.2 In addition to the statuette, the special Professional award is endowed with an annual pass for the Festhome platform.

7. Selection process
7.1 Finalist selection phase
7.1.1 Participants will register their work from the 4th of February to the 13th of September, 2020, through the Festhome platform. The use of the platform is compulsory, there are no alternative ways to register the works.
7.1.2 From the 14th of September to the 18th of October, 2020, the ESNE Feelmotion 2020 Selection Committee, composed of audiovisual industry professionals, will vote and select the finalists in each category of the event.
Each category of the festival will have four members of the Selection Committee.
7.1.3 On the 19th of October, 2020, the finalists of each category of the contest will be officially presented through the web and the social network communication channels of the festival.
7.2 Winner selection phase
7.2.1 From the 19th of October to the 1st of November, 2020, the ESNE Feelmotion 2020 Professional Jury, composed of relevant professionals of the audiovisual industry, will choose the winners of the contest.
7.2.2 On the 7th of November, 2020, the winners will be announced during the awards ceremony.

8. Legal Issues
8.1 All participating short films must have the appropriate authorizations and/or copyright of the material used. In this sense, the participants guarantee that the short films do not infringe any exploitation rights, rights of honour, privacy and image, intellectual property rights or any other right that could violate current legislation. In this sense, the organization of the ESNE Feelmotion Short Film Festival declines all legal responsibility for the works submitted to the competition and their content.
8.2 The participation in the contest grants the consent and authorization to the Festival Organization to use, reproduce, disclose, print, publish and broadcast through any media or platform the name of the director, performers and technical team, as well as the exhibition and projection of the images presented for the promotion of ESNE and ESNE Feelmotion.
8.3 ESNE Feelmotion reserves the right to make changes on these rules or add successive annexes on the mechanics of selection and awards. The changes or annexes will be duly justified and will be communicated during the course of the competition. In no case will they be detrimental to the participants.

9. Doubts and questions
9.1 For any questions, participants can write to feelmotion@esne.es.

10. Agreement of the terms
10.1 The participation in the Festival implies full agreement of these rules.






  

 
  

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