Panòptic. Festival de Cine De Mataró ()

Panòptic. Mataro Film Festival


26 Jun 2019
Call for entries

28 Jul 2019
Festival closed

01 Sep 2019
Notification date

26 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019


Ronda Odonnell, 51,  08303, Mataró , Barcelona, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
Catalan Spanish
Catalan Spanish English
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Festival start: 26 September 2019      Festival end: 28 September 2019


1st Edition of Panòptic, Mataró Film Festival

Panòptic is a film festival that explores the effects of the digital era on society: the impact on power relations, social control, as well as on ethics, freedom and human rights. The festival wants to become a place for debate and criticism, social transformation and empowerment. The Official Selection and the Out of Competition Selection are based on artistic and technical criteria.


Prize of the Jury for the Best Short Film: € 100 + diploma

Audience Award: diploma

Special mentions: diploma

A prize may remain desert if the jury so deems it to be.

The prizes are subject to the corresponding taxes.


From June 26 to July 26, 2019



Registration will be open from 26th June to 28th July 2019. Admissions for the Official Selection and the Out of Competition Selection will be announced in September 1st, 2019. If your film is selected you will have to submit the requested files within one week.
Only films that meet the following criteria may be submitted for consideration by the Official Selection and the Out of Competition Selection:
-The short films may be from any country
-The short films must have been produced after January 2018.
-The short films may be fiction, animation or documentary, but it have to explore the topic of the impact of the digital era on society.
-An author can register more than one short film.
-Films can be in any original language, must be subtitled in Catalan, Spanish or English.
-Films must be under 30 minutes long.
-Panoptic Film Festival does not take any legal responsibility for the short films submitted to the festival and their content.
-The authors of the short films submitted to the festival give up the rights of public screening to Panòptic Festival for the complete duration of the festival, including previous and later communications for promotional purposes of the festival and the films. The authors will be noticed in advance.
-The festival reserves the right of publishing the trailer or a 30 second teaser of the films on its website or its social networks for promotion purposes.
-The documents received will be kept in the festival’s archive.


-Deadline for registration: The registration deadline is 28th July 2019. The festival will not take into consideration films registered after the deadline. The festival reserves the right to extend the registration deadline.
-The registration and material will be submitted online through the application form found in the Panoptic Festival website or through the FestHome platform:
-The documents required for the registration can be submitted in Catalan, Spanish or English. The registration must include:
- Link to an online screening platform
- Synopsis, technical details and film credits.
- Biography and filmography of the director.
Registration confirmation e-mails will be sent to all participants


-The Organization of the Panòptic Festival will designate a jury. The members of the jury will be linked professionally to cinema, new technologies, culture and social movements.
-The organization of the festival will screen the received proposals and choose the short films for the Official Selection and Out of Competition Selection.
-The jury will watch the selected films for the Official Selection and choose the winner of Best Short Film award. The audience attending screenings at the festival will vote and choose the Public Award. The organization of the Panòptic Festival will give Special Mentions when considered appropriate.

If a film is selected for the Official Selection and the Out of Competition Selection the organization will require the following documentation and materials. The documentation will be sent via email to the organization of the Festival within one week after the announcement of the selected films:
- HD file of the Short Film (Blu-Ray or digital format .mov / .mp4 / .avi / .mpeg). Only copies in correct conditions or properly suitable for screening will be accepted.
- 2 frames or promotional pictures
- Subtitles must not be integrated (burned in) the film and must be sent in .srt or .stl format.
- DIN A3 poster
- Teaser/Trailer (if existing) to promote the film and the festival through its website and social media.


Films will be screened during the Festival (from the 26th until the 28th of September 2019) in different areas of the Panòptic Festival at the city of Mataró. Some of the short Films will also be screened between the 21st of September until de 20th of October 2019 at the MAC museum in Mataró.
The organization of the festival will decide the date and hour (programming) of the screening of the films. Films will not be screened more than three times without the consent of the author.


The participant declares guarantees and confirms to the Associació Cultural Panòptic:
-That he/she is of legal age
-That is responsible for these statements and keeps Associació Cultural Panòptic unharmed of breaching the regulation.
-The participants accept all the aforementioned regulations. The regulation will be available for its inquiry. The breach of any of the rules may exclude the participants from the competition.
-Participation in the Panòptic Festival implies acceptance of all the aforementioned regulations. Therefore, participants authorize Festival Panòptic the publishing of its name and image at the festival website and promotional communications, with informative and non-commercial purposes.

Mataró, June 26, 2019



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