Festival Nacional de Cine Rural de Ayacucho ()



10 Jun 2020
Call for entries

15 Jul 2020
Festival closed

01 Sep 2020
Notification date

11 Sep 2020
13 Sep 2020


Irigoyen 941,  7150, Ayacucho, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Festival description
Rural Films
Short film festival >3' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 20'<
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Festival start: 11 September 2020      Festival end: 13 September 2020


The Rural Film Festival arises in the city of Ayacucho in 2016 as an initiative from the Culture Directorate so that cinema and especially audiovisual in general can be consumed as passive spectators and we can train ourselves as active producers of productions to apply in the various formats that this communication tool allows us.

The audiovisual work area does not belong exclusively to the artistic sphere, but can also be applied according to educational, environmental, scientific, technological, political, business and commercial disciplines, to give some examples. Below we list some of the central ideas, according to time and resources, that have been and will be developed within this space:

- Direction and general coordination of the Rural Film Festival.
- Promotion and promotion of the cinema room and alternative projection spaces.
- Linking and cooperation between rural and urban schools.
- Generation of socio-educational projects in schools, institutes and training centers.
- Dictation of courses and training open to the community.
- Production of audiovisual content and resources for dependencies of the Municipality.
- Production of local short films that cover fiction stories and social problems such as agroecology, the environment, pesticides, rural work, gender violence, bullying and cyberbullying, drugs, abortion, school dropout, gender perspective, among others.
- Teacher training in all stages of audiovisual development.

Since 2014 we have been developing the construction of a cultural capital from the audiovisual tools. We started working on the identity of our social context and produced local short films with rural themes. The call exceeded our expectations and last year we included a parallel exhibition of Ayacuchense shorts with concerns that went beyond the rural, more than 25 local short films were part of the program.

The Festival establishes a training and constant accompaniment program at the beginning of the school year, providing practical and theoretical audiovisual production tools for those who join this initiative. We refer to teachers and students from rural and urban schools, institutions, neighborhood offices, organizations and / or any type of group or collective that wishes to participate.

Our idea for this year is to continue with the work that we have been doing and to promote this program within the school curriculum to make it easier for teachers, who are the fundamental engine of coordination and production, to attend training, apply TICS (Technology of Information and Communication) promoted by the Ministry of Education of the Nation, motivate the work together with other teachers and link subjects, propose the use of audiovisual as an effective and modern pedagogical tool to develop educational content.

It is also important to highlight that in the middle of the month of March of each year we launch an open call at the national level for fiction and non-fiction short films that cover the Rural from their form and / or content. Our intention is to get to know and enrich ourselves with high quality technical and formal productions from other parts of our country and we propose the city of Ayacucho as a meeting point and space for these projections.

This experience has taught us to see a little beyond the projection of local, regional or national audiovisuals that address issues related to rural areas or their communities. It became a much bigger phenomenon around the initially proposed audiovisual festival. We are mobilized by the need to seek the promotion, consolidation and sustainability of a space that not only seeks to generate identity, awareness, value of culture, but also to place emphasis on human and commercial relations that derive from this massive meeting that It serves as a showcase to make visible goods, services, trades for the benefit of the community.

On the other hand, as a foundation of the festival, it seeks to promote the integration of our community with people and groups that, convened by the audiovisual and by the social event that the festival represents, come to our city, from nearby towns and from other cities and provinces of our country. At this point we will make a parenthesis this year since we are going through a pandemic due to COVID-19 but we are confident that these links can be established through digital communication at a distance.

Finally, we believe that in a world that moves under the paradigm of the visual, it is essential to form a critical view of the image, since its power transcends the merely artistic and is directly connected to the political, aesthetic and social plane.

We will use audiovisuals as a construction tool committed to our social context and in accordance with sustainable production mechanisms, considering communication channels and current technology.

When we talk about audiovisual expressions we include, of course, cinema but also television, cell phone, Internet, social networks, digital screens and all kinds of audiovisual technologies and aesthetics. We will approach the audiovisual understood as an object to think about and in constant transformation.

The audiovisual constitutes a specific field of knowledge that contributes to the elaboration and understanding of this type of discourses. It is necessary, from our intervention, to guarantee access to a symbolic language, essential to travel the world around us and build new images and sounds of our time, making audiovisual language a social reflection, this being a necessary task for the development of society, the strengthening of democracy, equity and access to culture and work.

During the days in which the Festival takes place, not only are short films screened, but also training workshops, talks and debates, a meeting of filmmakers, an exhibition of feature films and samples out of competition.

We understand this as a way to promote local artistic-social production and reflection by virtue of promoting cultural pluralism and integrating our community.

The Jury of the National Official Competition will award the following awards: Best Short Film, Best Director. Special Jury Prize. The jury may propose special mentions that in no case may be more than three. No film may receive more than two awards. The jury of the Local Competition will award the following awards: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Production, Best Photography, Best Soundtrack. The jury may propose special mentions. No film may receive more than two awards.


Organizers and dates
The 4th National Rural Film Festival of Ayacucho (FNCRA) will take place between September 11, 12 and 13, 2020. The organization is in charge of the Festival's production commission and the Municipality of Ayacucho.

The applications for the National Festival competition are open for fiction and non-fiction short films that cover the Rural from its form and / or content.

The duration of the short films must not exceed twenty (20) minutes. All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2019. The Festival gives priority to national premieres of short films. Films that have been shown in Argentina will not have priority.

The Festival program will include competitive and non-competitive sections. The programmed films will be included in the section that the selection committee considers appropriate.

Registration of short films to the Festival is free. The producer who holds the rights must communicate to the Festival, before July 15, 2020, their desire to participate, sending the duly completed registration form, which once signed will have the character of an affidavit and it will state that they know and accept the present regulation.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these regulations. Once registered and selected, the short film cannot be removed from the Festival's schedule, nor can it be shown in any other area in Argentina before its official presentation at FNCRA. The people linked to the selected films agree not to broadcast their participation until the Festival's schedule is announced by the Festival's Organization at a press conference.

Official competitions
The Festival selection committee schedules the various competitive sections. The program includes two Official Competitive Sections in order to promote new filmmakers and national productions: National Official Competition and Local Official Short Film Competition, in which fiction and non-fiction short films will participate.

Unofficial competitions
The selection committee reserves the right to create other parallel sections.

The Festival selection committee appoints the members of the jury. Those persons who have interests in the production and / or exploitation of the films presented in competition may not be part of the Jury. The Jury's votes will be secret, and the decisions will be adopted in a simple majority. A representative of the Festival may attend the deliberations of the Jury, without the right to vote. The members of the Jury firmly commit themselves not to publicly express their opinions regarding the films submitted to their consideration, before the official awarding of the prizes.

The Jury of the National Official Competition will award the following awards: Best Short Film, Best Director. Special Jury Prize. The jury may propose special mentions that in no case may be more than three. No film may receive more than two awards. The jury of the Local Competition will award the following awards: Best Short Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Production, Best Photography, Best Soundtrack. The jury may propose special mentions. No film may receive more than two awards.

Materials required
The producer holding the rights must send the following by mail or digitally to the Festival: A registration form, completed and signed. It is available on the FESTHOME - CINE RURAL site. A copy or link of the film spoken or subtitled in Spanish. In case of uploading the film for online viewing, we recommend doing so at www.vimeo.com, with password. Within the comments or attached details, the title of the film, the name of the director, duration, subtitling (if any) and a contact address should appear. If you upload a link to download, it must not have an expiration limit (you must send a link from wetransfer) and the maximum weight of the file is 2 Gigabytes. Send a private link for viewing by the selection team to emilioquirogaolano@gmail.com or juanic4@gmail.com indicating in the subject: Film for preselection / 4th. Rural Film Festival

Deadlines for submission
To be eligible, the short films must have been registered online before July 15, 2020 and received at the Festival offices before July 10, 2020, without exception. The selection committee is not obliged to watch films entered late.

Selected short films
In order to correctly edit the catalog, for each selected film, the Festival must receive a complete registration form and the following materials: synopsis of the film, biography and filmography of the director, a photo of the film, and a list of technical credits and complete artistic. The required materials must be sent as soon as possible once the film invitation to the Festival has been accepted and respecting the deadline that will be duly communicated. Decisions about the editorial contents of the catalog are left to the Festival. None of the materials submitted for selection will be returned.

Press material
Posters, postcards and press materials will be required, if they are available, to be used by the Festival press office.

Fragments for promotion
The Festival may use fragments of the films of a maximum of 3 for promotional purposes. If the fragments are not available from the producer of the film, the Festival may copy one or more fragments of the film to be used for promotional purposes during the Festival. In order to disseminate the program and each of the selected films, the Festival will be able to use photos and digital clips (less than 3 minutes) of the films on its website.

Video Library / Professional Area
The selected films will be available in the Festival's Online Video Library for a pre-established period of time. The video library will be for the exclusive use of the press and accredited guests of the Festival. By agreeing to be part of the Festival, those who hold the rights grant permission for their film to be included, unless they express otherwise in the registration form. For these purposes, the producers of the selected films will be required to provide the festival with copies in the format that will be opportunely requested. The assembly of the programming grid and the dates and times of projection of each film are the decision of the Festival Organization.

Projection formats
All digital and video formats are accepted to display the works during the festival. The presentation of video formats or systems requires the authorization of the Festival. Once the projection format has been informed to the Festival Organization, it cannot be changed.

Any conflict (organization or operation) not provided for in these regulations will be resolved by the Festival organization.



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