EUREKA Festival Universitario De Cine (5)

EUREKA University Film Festival


15 Apr 2020
Call for entries

15 Aug 2020
Festival closed

15 Sep 2020
Notification date

20 Oct 2020
24 Oct 2020


Carrera 4 # 22-61,  -, Bogotá D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia

Festival description
Student Films
Short film festival >1' 22'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 22'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 20 October 2020      Festival end: 24 October 2020


The conditions described below correspond to the proposed requirements by EUREKA University Film Festival and its programming team. Of these requirements, bases and conditions depends the registration and selection of short films sent by those film students and filmmakers who would like to be part of the official programming.

Eureka University Film Festival is an event organized by film students of the University of Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano, and will celebrate its fifth edition in october 2020 in the city of Bogotá D.C. - Colombia.

The festival call will be open from April 15th to July 15th, 2020.

The only platform that we will enable for the reception of these short films applicants will be:

We will not receive these short films by other means. However, the programming team may invite short films that they consider should be part of the open call.


1. Only those short films that are part of the three initial competitions will be awarded: TADEIST COMPETITION, OFFICIAL NATIONAL COMPETITION AND OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.

2. Some short films, taking into account the interests and decisions of the jury, will receive honorable mentions and other special recognitions.


1.We receive short films produced between January 2018 and July 2019.

2.Eureka University Film Festival is a festival that promotes and recognizes the aesthetic, narrative and technical achievements of a film. The festival therefore will award the winning short films chosen by the jury in the main Festival competitions: TADEIST COMPETITION, NATIONAL OFFICIAL COMPETITION and INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL COMPETITION.

3.The short films in National and International Competition must be from students of a university program and / or a national or international university institution. Filmmakers can apply if the student status could be verifiable.

4.The registered short films do NOT necessarily have to belong to Film and Television programs or related to visual art, they can belong to any academic program and to any level of study that is being studied.

5.Recorded films may have been made outside of their schedules and academic activities.

6.For the participation of short films in non-competitive sections: young filmmakers do NOT necessarily have to belong to academic programs or university institutions, since the intention of the fifth edition of EUREKA Festival is to open up the possibility that young people who are not studying a career and that they are making audiovisual pieces can be part of the NON-COMPETITIVE sections. All short films whether or not they are part of academic frameworks will be selected under the same selection criteria, previously defined internally by the programming team.

7.We receive short films with a maximum duration of twenty (20) minutes, including credits.

8.The formal and narrative diversity of the short films entered in the festival's seccions (competitive and non-competitive) will be taken into account: FICTION, DOCUMENTARY, EXPERIMENTAL, ANIMATION AND HYBRIDS.

9.The short films that aspire to the TADEISTA COMPETITION must be works produced within the academic framework from any program of the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University or, as indicated above, works carried out outside the schedule of academic activities, as long as the filmmakers' student status is proven. Graduates of the university may apply to the NATIONAL COMPETITION.

10. We receive video clips and fashion films, as long as they are faithful short films to the genre. For this reason, we will not receive advertising works, web series or commercials.

11. All applicants are subject to be distributed according to interests and decisions of the programming team in other sections of the official programming.

12. Short films with dialogues in Spanish should have files available from English subtitles, also, short films with dialogues in English or other language should have available subtitle files in Spanish. The festival does not will be in charge of the subtitling of any aspiring or selected short film within the official festival schedule, this is the responsibility of the filmmakers.

13. A maximum of two (2) short films will be received per filmmaker.

14. We are not responsible for the content copyright of the short film, this is the responsibility of the filmmakers and their respective legal processes.

15. Applicants should keep in mind that being selected within the official programming assumes —if applicable— a premiere in the city of Bogotá D.C. - Colombia.

16.The selected short films will sign an exhibition authorization and accommodation with defined clauses. This will allow Eureka Festival University Film show and preserve the short films that every year are part of the festival.

17.Short films registered in the previous editions of the festival will not be taken into account for the official selection, or for discussion.

18. The selected short films will be used by Eureka Festival University of Cinema for its different intentions of communication. To use frames and clips of these to build audiovisual pieces that will work as a communicative bridge between the audience and the festival.

19. The short films will be screened by Eureka University Film Festival in different alternative activities carried out by the festival (the use of short films for alternate screenings will be previously communicated).

20. The selected short films will be conserved in an official vimeo of the festival, without public access. Reserved for the internal processes of exhibition and distribution of the festival.


1. We receive short films that make free use of aspect ratios. However, they must have a copy in: ProRes 422 or H264, with Minimum resolution Full HD 1920x1080px, or higher, at 24 fps.

2. Sound in Mono, Stereo or 5.1 surround.

3. We receive short films filmed in analog formats (Super-8, 16mm, 35mm, others); short films filmed in videotape, handycams or other technical resources as long as they have a telecined and processed copy in high resolution digital format.

4. The short films submitted must be finalized, we do not receive work in progress. These short films will have the priority of being considered within the official programming.

5. With the exception of those filmmakers who send in advance the annotation that their works are in post-production process, the short films will be able to be considered. However, this exception is subject to interest and considerations of the programming team about the registered work.

6. Short films that apply to the Tadeist Competition must include the logo of the university in the initial or final credits of the short film.

7. Other national and international short films should also include the logo of your respective university in the initial or final credits of the work.


1. If the short film is selected by the programming team, those responsible for the
short films should send one (1) compressed .zip folder with the following items:

- Two (2) copies of the short film:
• One (1) codec ProRes 422, container .MOV or .MP4 with minimum resolution Full
HD 1920x1080px, at 24 fps.
• One (1) codec H264, container .MOV or .MP4 with minimum resolution full HD 1920x1080px, at 24 fps.
- Short films must send one (1) photo in .JPG or .TIFF, 300 dpi, director and producer headshots.
- Attach one (1) scanned copy in high resolution of the student card or degree certificate.
- Attach one (1) file in .docx format with technical sheet, synopsis and director / producer profiles.
- Subtitle files in English or Spanish, as required, or with both lines if prefered.
- Attach one (1) scanned copy in high resolution of the exhibition authorization.
- Four (4) frames in .JPG or .TIFF, 300 dpi of the short film.
- Poster and trailer in high resolution, both export in high resolution, .JPG or .TIFF, 300 dpi.
- Send graphic identity of the university to which the student belongs.
- For works in progress: attach one (1) document commenting on the state process of the short film and what formal, editing and finishing elements do lack to conclude. We do not receive, nor do we read documents o



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