Last days to submit to Zinebi, class A festival, and Oscar, BAFTA and Goya qualifier

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Published: 15 Jul 2019


Don't miss out on submitting your short film to Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao!

Born in 1959 as the Iberian American and Filipino International Documentary Film festival of Bilbao, it was created as a younger brother of sorts to the San Sebastian Film Festval. Sixty years later, Zinebi International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao has gained its own place as one the main international festivals of its kind, and is now a test field for new trends in contemporary filmmaking, as well as a truly useful platform for the most daring filmmakers, all within a frame of professional criticism, debate and specialisation.

Among the festival guests, international judges or awarded authors, great names can be found, such as Roman Polanski, Marco Bellocchio, Jean Rouch, Basilio M. Patino, Julio Medem or Carlos Saura.

OSCAR®, BAFTA AND GOYA AWARDS QUALIFYING FESTIVAL: The Zinebi Grand Prix winner will automatically qualify for consideration for the annual Academy Awards® organised by the Hollywood Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science and for the BAFTA awards. The winner of the Spanish Films Grand Prix will be automatically considered for the Goya awards given by Spain's Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science.

Since 1974, it is recognised by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) as a top international competitive festival, and it is one of only five festivals in the world recognised as a Class A festival in the documentary and short film category.

Zinebi's call for entries will close next July, 15th, and submissions can only be made through Festhome!


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