Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Aguilar De Campóo - Fica (32)

FICA International Short Film Festival



Deadlines

13 Apr 2020
Call for entries

16 Aug 2019
Standard deadline

15 Sep 2019
Late deadline

15 Sep 2020
Festival closed

01 Nov 2020
Notification date

01 Dec 2020
08 Dec 2020

Address

Modesto Lafuente 1,  34800, Aguilar de Campóo, Palencia, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 35'<


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Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  35'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 01 December 2020      Festival end: 08 December 2020

The Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival is consolidated as one of the most veteran and relevant film citations in our country in its genre. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Spain, includes it as one of the key festivals for the selection of short films that will compete in the Goya Awards. Throughout the last editions the festival has been making important decisions that commit it to the cinema of our country. In his thirteenth edition he published his manifesto where he exhibited his philosophy and commitment to film. He made the decision to pay for selection to the selected short films thus eliminating economic competition in order to encourage artistic creation and production. Its screening rooms are open to international cinema including all genres, fiction, documentary animation and experimental cinema. In 2016 the festival received recognition from the AIC (Short Film Industry Association). This certificate is an annual distinction to differentiate and reward festivals that perform an exemplary role in the dissemination, protection and professionalization of cinema and its industry, and especially of the short film. This is the first time this certification has been granted and is the result of more than a year of work tables and conversations with festivals, filmmakers and other professionals from across the country in order to develop a guide to good behaviors towards the short film and its creators. The basic objectives of this distinction are to educate new generations of filmmakers and protect model festivals, recognizing their dedication and rigor. We seek the encounter and exchange between professionals and the public as a form of cultural enrichment.

Short Films in National competition, will be paid 200 euros by way of having been selected.

Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best Short Film of the Festival.
Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best International Short Film.
Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best Spanish Short Film and preselection for Goya Awards)
Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best Animation Short Film

Águila de Oro for Best Director
Águila de Oro for Best Actor
Águila de Oro for Best Actress
Águila de Oro for Best Script
Águila de Oro for Best Photography
Águila de Oro for Best Editing


The following prizes will also be awarded within the official section:

PUBLIC AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

YOUNG JURY AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

SENIOR JURY AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

CRIME AWARD CAYMAN CINEMA FILMS
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION AWARD “TEJIENDO CAMBIOS”
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film Directed by a Woman


COLLECTIVE AWARD ”SOUND ALERT”
Águila de Oro for the best Original Music

RED CROSS AWARD
Águila de Oro for the short film that shows better social values

5.2. ALTERATIONS AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Alterations Short Film.

5.3 CASTILLA LEON AWARD
Águila de Oro Mejor for Best Castilla Leon Short Film

5.4. SPANISH SHOWROOM AWARD
Golden Eagle Best Short Film Spanish Showroom

5.5. MINIFICA AWARDS
The MiniFica Jury will award the following prizes:

- Best Short Film IRIS + 0: 200
- Best Short Film LICINIA + 3: € 200
- Best Short Film RENATO + 7: € 200

5.6. SHORT SCHOOL AWARDS
CORTOESCUELA will award a prize of € 200 to each category. It will be paid to the school.

* Best Short Films, primary category
* Best Short Films, secondary category
* Best Short Films, high school category

32nd Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival Rules



1.GENERAL RULES


Open call for the 32nd edition of the Aguilar Film Festival (FICA 2020); that it will take place in Aguilar de Campoo, between the days 1st and 8th of December 2020.

The participation is open to all national and international short films produced and realized from January 1st 2019.

The short film length should not be longer than 35 minutes (including credits).

The festival is open to any short films genres (fiction, animation, documental, experimental), production techniques, forms and budgets.

Short films previously submitted to other editions of the festival will not be considered. Short films will be submitted by their owners or representatives.

The owners or representatives must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of copyrighted music and/or images within the short films. With the submission, the applicant confirms that they posses all rights necessary for the screening of the submitted short film.


2. ONLINE SUBMISSION AND FEES


The submissions will be accepted from April 1st until September 15th, 2020

The official platforms to apply for FICA 2019 are:
www.festhome.com

The inscription fee (to be paid by participants) will be the next:

Regular Period: from April 1st to August 16th 2020: 2 €

Extended Period: from August 17th to September 15th 2020: 5 €

The copy facilited by participants at the official platforms will be in original version. In case of the original language of any dialogue or text featured in the short film is not Spanish, the copy must be subtitled in Spanish or English.


3. SELECTION


The Selection Comittee will be composed of professionals from the audiovisual arts. They will be in charge of selecting the short films to compete in the different sections of the festival.
Applicants will be notified via e-mail about the selection of their films.

If selected, the festival may contact the representative of the film to request further materials. The screening copies of all selected films, will be sent on time and manner stipulated in this regulation.

The screening format will be digital, with the next technical characteristics:

Container: .mov / mepg 4 H264 o Apple ProRess 442 Resolution: Full HD (1920x1080) Audio: Stereo AAC

All submitted short films will be in original version. If the original language is not Spanish, it will be mandatory to send Spanish or English subtitles (preferably in .srt format) or dialogue list in English. Short films selected may be screened privately to the jury or to accredited guests.

The selected films will be screened publicly during the Festival, according to a predefined schedule published in the festival official website ( www.aguilarfilmfestival.es.), and assuming that the participants authorise such screenings from the time of their registration for the Festival.


4. SECTIONS


FICA 2019 will have the following sections:

Official section
Alterations
Castilla y Leon
MiniFica
Spanish Showroom
ShortSchool
Parallel sections


4.1. OFFICIAL SECTION


In the Official Section, International and Spanish* short films concur in equal conditions, and all of them have options to win the Official Section Awards.

Any selected filmmaker will be offered at least of one night’s of accommodation in a single room to attend the screening of its film.

The Official Section will count with its own and specific International Jury, that will award the corresponding prizes independently to other sections.

* Spanish short films: Spanish productions, co-productions where the Spanish participation is over 40% and those works directed by filmmakers of Spanish nationality, regardless they have been produced by other countries.


4.2. ALTERATIONS


Alterations gather all experimentations, technical innovations, formal hybridizations and other vanguardist aspects; contributing to its visibility, to promote its artist and to approach new audiovisual formulas to the spectators.


4.3. CASTILLA LEON


The festival will accept submission for this section to all the works that meet at least one of the following requirements:

- Have been directed or produced by a person born in Castilla Leon.

- Have been shot part (substancial part) or totally in Castilla Leon.

- Have been produced by a production company based in Castilla Leon.

- Have been directed or produced by a person who lives or had lived during 5 consecutive years, or 7 if are not consecutive, in Castilla Leon.

The short films selected for other sections (Official Section, Alterations and MiniFica) that meet at least one of the previous requirements, also will be able to get this award.

At the submissions moment, the participants should remark that the short film have some of the requirements to participate in this section (Castilla Leon Award). Also they will have to acreditate this condition, if the organization ask for it.
Castilla Leon will count with its own and specific Jury, that will award the corresponding prizes independently to other sections.


4.4. SPANISH SHOWROOM


Spanish Showroom is a space that FICA dedicates to the Spanish production, through the dedication of full sessions to the regional catalogs of distribution, to the annual catalog of the ICAA, to Spanish film schools and to professional distributors; offering an unbeatable showcase of the most recent Spanish production within the short film.

This section will count with the Spanish Showroom Best Short Film Award.


4.5. MINIFICA


Parallel to the FICA 2019, we open the call for Kids and Youth Short Films Competition 2020 (MINIFICA 2020).

The submission requirements for this competition are the same as the other sections (same platafforms and fees).

Three different competitions will be available at MINIFICA for international and national works:

Short Films for viewers aged 0+
Short Films for viewers aged 3+
Short Films for viewers aged 7+

MINIFICA will count with its own and specific Jury, that will award the corresponding prizes independently to other sections.


4.6. CORTOESCUELA


Parallel to the FICA 2019, we open the call School Kids and Youth from Castilla y Leon Short Films Competition 2020.

The objective of this initiative is to promote and disseminate film culture among schoolchildren in our region so that they make short films showing their concerns.

Each school may send a maximum of one paper per category with a maximum length of 5 minutes. The short films will be made in digital format, Video mp4 or .mov (maximum quality) maximum 2gb and send it by wetransfer to info@aguilarfilmfestival.com.

Also, each school may present their short film individually or in groups. In any case, the works presented must have a teacher will be responsible for each project. The submission deadline will be October 30, 2020.

CORTOESCUELA will have three contest categories:

- Short films made by primary school students
- Short films made by high school students
- Short films made by high school students


4.7. PARALLEL SECTIONS


FICA 2019 complete its program with different parallel and informative sections out of competition.


5. AWARDS


Selection payment: All works, national and international, selected in the following competitive sections will receive the amount of 200 euros (including taxes):

- Official Section
- Alterations Section
- Castilla y León Section
- Spanish Showroom Section

In the case of Spanish short films, to receive the payment it will be mandatory the attendance and participation in the screening session of the selected work of a person or people directly related to the short film (direction, cast, production or others admitted by the direction of the festival).

If a short film competes in more than one section, the selection fee will not be cumulative.


5.1. OFFICIAL SECTION AWARDS


Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best Short Film of the Festival.
Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best International Short Film.
Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best Spanish Short Film and preselection for Goya Awards)
Galleta Gullón de Oro for Best Animation Short Film

Águila de Oro for Best Director
Águila de Oro for Best Actor
Águila de Oro for Best Actress
Águila de Oro for Best Script
Águila de Oro for Best Photography
Águila de Oro for Best Editing


The following prizes will also be awarded within the official section:

PUBLIC AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

YOUNG JURY AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

SENIOR JURY AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

CRIME AWARD CAYMAN CINEMA FILMS
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film

WOMEN'S ASSOCIATION AWARD “TEJIENDO CAMBIOS”
Águila de Oro for Best Short Film Directed by a Woman


COLLECTIVE AWARD ”SOUND ALERT”
Águila de Oro for the best Original Music

RED CROSS AWARD
Águila de Oro for the short film that shows better social values

5.2. ALTERATIONS AWARD
Águila de Oro for Best Alterations Short Film.

5.3 CASTILLA LEON AWARD
Águila de Oro Mejor for Best Castilla Leon Short Film

5.4. SPANISH SHOWROOM AWARD
Golden Eagle Best Short Film Spanish Showroom

5.5. MINIFICA AWARDS
The MiniFica Jury will award the following prizes:

- Best Short Film IRIS + 0: 200
- Best Short Film LICINIA + 3: € 200
- Best Short Film RENATO + 7: € 200

5.6. SHORT SCHOOL AWARDS
CORTOESCUELA will award a prize of € 200 to each category. It will be paid to the school.

* Best Short Films, primary category
* Best Short Films, secondary category
* Best Short Films, high school category

A selection will be made of all the works received, which will be screened during the festival.
(See complete rules at www.aguilarfilmfestival.com)

The decision of the Juries in each of the prizes will be final.
The winners undertake to include in subsequent screenings the mention of the award received at the 32nd Aguilar Film Festival 2020


6. PRESELECTION FOR GOYA AWARDS


FICA collaborates with the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in preselecting the best short films for the Goya Awards.

The winner for the Best Spanish Short Film Award in the FICA Official Competition will be able to be eligible as a final candidate providing it complies with the requirements of the Goya Regulations: www.academiadecine.com


7. ACCEPTANCE OF THE BASES AND DATA PROTECTION


Participation in this festival entails the acceptance of the current regulations. All doubts from the interpretation of these rules and regulations will be solved by the FICA.
The organization reserves, exceptionally, the right to admit works that do not meet some of the criteria detailed above.
Personal details provided by festival participants will be processed and incorporated into the relevant festival organizers data files, as dictated by Spanish data protection law “ Ley Orgánica 15/1999, de 13 de diciembre, de Protección de Datos de Carácter Personal (LOPD)”.


  

 
  

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