Blog: Film festivals



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Human Rights Film Festival Barcelona

Deadline: 01 Jun 2020

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To show films that make us think, awaken our conscience, denounce injustice and reflect the social and cultural diversity of humanity. This is the objective of The Human Rights Film Festival, which will celebrate its 13th annual festival this year.

The Human Rights Film Festival, with headquarters in Barcelona and offices in Paris and New York, is the most important festival on Human Rights in Catalonia, one of Spain’s most important and widely internationally established festival.

Among the Festival in Barcelona, the simultaneous venues at Paris and New York and especially more than 20 screenings in different countries, after the Festival.



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Barcelona, Spain



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Published: 23 Jan 2020
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Paradox Film Fest

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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International Festival

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This annual event showcases some of the best short films, music videos and movie trailers from around Globe.

It is going to be the Live Short Film Festival of all time. Come Join in and make this Event a Success.The Festival also benefits from the vibrant Indian film-making community of India.A unique short film Festival, focusing on opportunity creation for global filmmakers. For Student, In order to submit to PISFF, you must be a graduate or undergraduate student at a registered any Universities or Colleges.

Categories:
Comedy
Drama
Horror
Documentary
Music Video
Screenplay Contest (short, web series & etc screenplays of all genres accepted)

PISFF 2020 will be held on May 2020.



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Mumbai, India



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Logo of Certamen Inertnacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea
Published: 23 Jan 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
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Certamen Inertnacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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Short film festival


This festival is an initiative born of the Director Miguel Becerra Ortiz, with the support of the city Council, where you will be able to see projections of the selected short films.


The beginning of these projections will be from the 29th of July to the 2nd of August, leaving for the day 02 the closing and awards ceremony.


This event aims to promote film culture through the short film.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


La Linea de la Concepción, Spain



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Photo of Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea
Photo of Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea
Photo of Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes Ciudad de La Linea


 
Logo of PREMIOS CLAQUETA FIDEC 2020
Published: 22 Jan 2020
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PREMIOS CLAQUETA FIDEC 2020

Deadline: 29 May 2020

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The Claqueta Awards were born in 2011 to promote the efforts of new talents and students from film schools around the world, and to promote film culture in the city of Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona).

It is a non-profit event that has the support of different public institutions, social entities and private sponsors.

The Claqueta awards, not only exhibit, also perform various events such as meetings with artists and students, academic conferences, debates, among others. It is an interesting way to approach and connect the works to the public.

The Claqueta Awards have been selecting the best cinema pieces around the world for 9 years to exhibit at the festival, promoting the development of cinema with a clear international character.



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Vilanova i la Geltrú, Spain



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Photo of Premios Claqueta Fidec 2020
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Published: 22 Jan 2020
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Girona Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Apr 2020

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International Short Films and features in Girona City, Catalonia.

Girona Film Festival is an international congress of talent.

30 years of tradition, Girona Festival is an event where artists unveil their work, debated film, make market contacts ... without forgetting the festival with a variety of shows and music.

Born in 1989 on the initiative of a group of young Girona need to share their film creations. It has become a renowned event to present new talent of the moment, reaching 130 countries are participating. Keeping the essence of that first edition, "an exchange between artists from all sectors of art more diverse and versatile film."

Today can boast of having had the presence of Gregory Nava, Lupe Ontiveros, Knister, Eva Truffaut, Nunes, JA Bayona, Jaume Balagueró, Macarena Gómez, Julia Steinweg, Uma Ysamat, Maria Ripoll, Peter Welter, Mike Connor, Adam Ethan Crow, Santiago Tabernero, Ana Martinez, Roberto Leone, Fernando Cobo.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Girona, Spain



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Published: 22 Jan 2020
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LatinUy

Deadline: 30 Sep 2020

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XII LATINUY, Uruguay's International Latin Film Festival, showcases the most recent and innovative films (short and long feature films, fiction and documentaries) made in Iberoamerica. Numerous titles, directors and producers from around the world, national and international actors and actresses, and a wide schedule of activities meet annually in Punta del Este, the main Uruguayan seaside resort. LatinUy, a classic meeting point for cultural exchange between filmmakers and movie enthusiasts, awards several prizes, both for short and feature films in competition, both from the jury and the audience.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Punta del Este, Uruguay



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Logo of SiciliAmbiente Film Festival
Published: 22 Jan 2020
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SiciliAmbiente Film Festival

Deadline: 30 Apr 2020

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2020 REGULATIONS

The 12th annual SiciliAmbiente Film Festival will take place in July 2020.
The aim of SiciliAmbiente Festival is to promote independent documentary cinema and to encourage creative exchange and networking among the directors.
This Festival is organized and sponsored by Demetra Produzioni SAS and CANTIERE 7 Cultural Association, with the support of the City of San Vito Lo Capo and many other sponsors who share the same principles of the Festival.
Films dealing with the following themes may participate: Environment, Anthropology, Human Rights, Biodiversity, War, Integration, Civil Rights, Sustainable Development and the Relationship between Man and the Environment.

The Festival is divided into different sections:

• Documentary Film contest (minimum rt: 31 minutes)
• Fiction Feature Film contest (minimum rt: 70 minutes)
• Short Film contest for Fiction and Documentary shorts (maximum rt: 30 minutes)
• Animated short film contest (maximum rt: 30 minutes)
• Overview of documentaries, fiction, short films and several tributes, retrospectives, seminars and panel discussions

The Selection Committee will choose based on the quality of writing and images and the general use of a creative language identifying artistic documentary cinema.



 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Palermo, Italy



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Logo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Published: 22 Jan 2020
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ARFF Barcelona // International Awards

Deadline: 23 Jan 2020

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Around International Film Festival ✈ Barcelona ✈ Paris ✈ Amsterdam ✈ Berlin.
Annual Independent film festival with 4 live events for all Feature, Shorts, Documentary, Experimental, Commercial, Music Video, Animations, Student Films, TV, Series, and New Media. The international community evaluates the all-genre creations to serve ARFF Official Laurels and invites all to participate on Yearly International Events in 4 Destinations. ARFF Barcelona, Paris and Amsterdam participants will be certificated during the annual events by screening in the trailer showcase to be awarded at Berlin Award Ceremony. Thus, all the ARFF Finalists will be mentioned multiple times to have the best out of the entire festival run during the whole year altogether. Submit today to participate in all 4 events, regarding the unique system of ARFF International. Submissions made via Festhome are getting evaluated and selected, directly for the yearly events. Monthly selection is available on other associated platforms.


See you Around!



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Barcelona, Spain



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Photo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
Photo of ARFF Barcelona // International Awards
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Logo of International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa
Published: 21 Jan 2020
 Does NOT have submission fees
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International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa

Deadline: 30 May 2020

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The Oiasso Roman Museum and the City Council of Irun organize the International Archaeological Film Festival of the Bidasoa.

The aim of the Festival is to present archaeology to the general public, through the diffusion of audio-visual material resulted from the work made by archaeologists, assuring the promotion and the spreading of these films.

The Festival is being celebrated since the year 2001 and from the year 2004 it has four prizes: the Grand Prize of the Festival, the Special Audience Prize, the Educational Values Orona Fundazioa Prize and Arkeolan Prize for Contribution to Science. Since 2006, it’s inside Fedarcine, the European network of Archaeological Film Festivals.



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Irun, Spain



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Logo of Short films of The Invisible
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Short films of The Invisible

Deadline: 20 Jul 2020

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Only For Spanish citizens and residents in Spain



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Oviedo, Spain



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Logo of Saint - Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Saint - Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)

Deadline: 30 Jun 2020

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Short film festival


Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF) includes:
- cash prizes, statuettes and diplomas
- the most reviewed by filmmakers film festival in Russia (the first and only Russian film festival in TOP)
- only live screenings at the best venues of the biggest northern city in the World
- overcrowded screening halls
- FREE electronic visa to visit Saint-Petersburg (more information is here https://electronic-visa.kdmid.ru/spb_home_en.html)



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Saint-Petersburg, Russia



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Photo of Saint - Petersburg International Film Festival (SPIFF)


 
Logo of FICITET - Tras el Telón International Short Film Festival for Children
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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FICITET - Tras el Telón International Short Film Festival for Children

Deadline: 15 Mar 2020

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Short film festival


TRAS EL TELÓN is a project created by Asociación El Olivar, an organization with more than 25 years of experience in social matters, both in education & development and project management. Our main goal is to collaborate with solidarity causes through sociocultural activities, focused in the creation, production and representation of theatre plays for all the family. The fundraising from these performances goes to the work done at El Olivar.

In 2018 we started celebrating our FICITET with the aim of including the best audiovisual works for children in our programme, and we are repeating the experiencie in 2020: we open the call for entries for the second edition of FICITET - TRAS EL TELÓN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN.



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Madrid, Spain



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Photo of FICITET - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Infantiles Tras El Telón
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Logo of Festival De Cortometraje Universitario UVAQ
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Festival De Cortometraje Universitario UVAQ

Deadline: 20 Apr 2020

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The main goal of the UVAQ College Short Film Festival (FCU UVAQ) is to promote culture through cinema by narrating stories, making critiques and fostering healthy competition between students of different institutions, creating reflections of the environment which we live in.



This festival has been organized by Universidad Vasco de Quiroga (UVAQ) in Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico since 2007. At the beginning, only the work created by the students was projected, but it has evolved through time and for the past 5 years we have exposed the work from students from other universities like ITESM Campus Morelia, Universidad de Monterrey, Universidad International Jefferson, as well as from other civil organizations. We also have held open calls to the general public so they can submit their creations.



The projects involved are of high quality, as evidenced by the fact that some have been selected by renowned festivals, like Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), Shorts Mexico, Monterrey International Film Festival, International Film Festival of Neuquen (FECINEU) Argentina, Chicago’s Little Mexico Film Festival, Greece’s International Video Poetry Festival and others.



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Morelia, Mexico



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Logo of Dreux in short
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Dreux in short

Deadline: 30 Mar 2020

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Short film festival




 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video


Dreux, France



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Photo of Dreux En Short, premier festival du court-métrage du pays de Dreux
Photo of Dreux En Short, premier festival du court-métrage du pays de Dreux
Photo of Dreux En Short, premier festival du court-métrage du pays de Dreux


 
Logo of Huesca International Film Festival
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Short films

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Huesca International Film Festival

Deadline: 13 Feb 2020

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OSCAR!

International Festival

Short film festival


The Hollywood Academy supports Huesca International Film Festival by recognizing it as shortlisting for the Oscar Awards within Best Short Fiction Film category, also the Spanish Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recognizes it for the Goya Awards.

http://www.oscars.org/sites/default/files/88aa_shorts_festival_list.pdf



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Huesca, Spain



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Logo of Bioethics Prize For Audiovisual Projects
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Bioethics Prize For Audiovisual Projects

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The Víctor Grífols i Lucas Foundation awards this prize to an audiovisual project, with the winning entry receiving 5000 euros to support the production of the finished work. The prize aims to promote education, discussion and analysis of bioethical issues with a social impact, through work aimed at a general audience.



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Barcelona, Spain



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Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Working Title Film Festival

Deadline: 31 May 2020

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The 5th Edition of the Working Title Film Festival will be held in Vicenza (Italy) from the 29th of September to the 3rd of October 2020.

The Working Title Film Festival is promoted by the organization LIES – Laboratorio dell'inchiesta economica e sociale (“a permanent workshop for an economic and social survey”), based in Padua and which has been active in Padua and Vicenza since 2011. The venues hosting the 5th edition will be Sala Lampertico (Cinema Odeon), Exworks (Zerogloss), an artistic and creative space, and the local wine bar Bottega Faustino.

The aim of the Festival is to encourage, through cinema and audiovisual arts and expressions, a reflection on the issues related to Work, especially in the contemporary society, and on the relevant political and social context.

The Working Title Film Festival intends to read through a contemporary viewpoint the current patterns and conditions of the world of work, focusing not only on its negative perspective, on precariousness, fragmentation and reduced workers’ protection and rights, but also on its creative possibilities.
Moreover, the festival aims at giving visibility to audiovisual artworks that are not mainstream and do not belong to the official distribution network, and to the emerging cinema, thus creating a dialogue between independent filmmakers and the audience.

The Working Title Film Festival 5 will include a selection of audiovisual works in competition and Q&A, presentations and meetings.



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Vicenza, Italy



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Logo of Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 21 Aug 2020

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The Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival is the first film festival in Uruguay dedicated to the dissemination of national and international works, related to horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Its objective is to annually present independent and ultra-independent productions that are often considered "minor" and that hardly access to the commercial and cultural circuit.

The Festival has sections dedicated to short and long feature films in competition, as well as exhibitions and parallel shows where classics are exhibited, also as a tribute to different figures of the genre and presented by various specialists.

Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival has been declared of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Education and Culture, of Municipal Interest by the Intendance of Montevideo, and of Tourist Interest by the Ministry of Tourism in Uruguay.

It had spaces in the Punta del Este International Film Festival, LatinUy Film Festival ("Cinema Fantasy" section, in La Barra), Piriápolis de Película International Film Festival ("FantaPiria" section), as well as in several foreign genre festivals ("Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre" from ARGENTINA; Brasilia International Fantastic Film Festival from BRAZIL; "FIXIÓN Fest", from Santiago, CHILE; "Zinema Zombie Fest" from Bogotá, COLOMBIA).



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Montevideo, Uruguay



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Logo of Phenomena Festival - São Paulo Premiere Fantastic Film Festival
Published: 21 Jan 2020
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Phenomena Festival - São Paulo Premiere Fantastic Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Jul 2020

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Phenomena Festival is a competitive international films and arts festival. Focused in fantasy, sci-fi and horror, we are in search of the most uncanny film makers.

Our mission is to find the most surreal, unique and amazing genre films of the globe and bring then into the spotlight to be seen by the largest number of weirdness aficcionados possible! The greatest genre films for us are the ones that on the surface are excellent fantasy or scary movies, but if you start digging, you get a sense of another layer that speaks about a truth of a kind. Simply put, films we do not forget so fast. Films that we get sucked into and go for a voyage with. Films that we feel gave us more than just the satisfaction of being glued to the screen. Because mindless entertainment is everywhere and we're not sure if there is an excuse for it anymore. Genre films or films with genre elements are one of the few last resorts where one can make both art and entertainment and still have that special layer hidden within, and we really love that.

The event takes place in the megalopolis of São Paulo, Brazil, with 4 days of screenings, panels and workshops.

We promise a rollicking good time and a slate packed with great films. We can't do that without the filmmakers and artists, so submit now! Diversity and originality are not only welcome, but also encouraged. Absolutely no ratings restrictions, ever.



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Sao Paulo, Brazil



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Photo of Phenomena Festival - São Paulo Premiere Fantastic Film Festival
Photo of Phenomena Festival - São Paulo Premiere Fantastic Film Festival
Photo of Phenomena Festival - São Paulo Premiere Fantastic Film Festival


 
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Published: 20 Jan 2020
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WEIRD SHOTS

Deadline: 30 Jul 2020

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Weird Shots is the contest of short films Weird Sci-Fi Show, the community of fans of geek culture of Palma de Mallorca. For the next 2020 we want to present, from our humble position, the talents of the future, who, from our prism (ie, science fiction, horror, fantasy ...) not only enjoy, but they dare to tell their own stories through a way never shelved and increasingly valued, as is the film. Weird Shots returns, a festival of short films that we hope will be positioned as a benchmark short of gender through its successive editions.

Of course the intention is placed on it: the whole team behind the Association has turned to a festival at the level that has the most historic theater in the Balearic as a means of exhibition, talks and enliven the Festival jury of some of the most compelling names in filmmaking Islands.

So authors, we are waiting. Please send your works, which will be treated with the utmost respect, valued in perspective and awarded (which gain) accordingly. Welcome to the future festival of short films by genre benchmark Spain.

This year, as a novelty, we extend the contest to the feature film.

Welcome to Weird Shots



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Palma de Mallorca, Spain



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