Via XIV - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Verín (8)



27 Mar 2023
Call for entries

16 May 2023
Standard deadline

21 May 2023
Late deadline

01 Jun 2023
Festival closed

09 Sep 2023
Notification date

08 Sep 2023
17 Sep 2023


Camiño vello de Sousas s/n,  32600, VERIN, OURENSE, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 31'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  31'<
 Any language
Spanish Galician English
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Photo of Via XIV - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Verín
Photo of Via XIV - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Verín


Festival start: 08 September 2023      Festival end: 17 September 2023

The Roman road VIA XIV has crossed the Monterrey Valley for 2,000 years. Today the roads and railways, some of them built on the old Roman roads, and others that run parallel and a short distance away, give us an idea of its importance and validity.

During all this time they have been a path of new ideas, progress and culture. The Verin short film festival wants to continue this path of culture, bringing the gaze of creators from all over the world around carnival, emigration and the border.

Date: September 8 to 17, 2023

Place: Municipal Auditorium and Assembly Hall of the Casa da Cultura de Verín

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the Official Category HORIZONS: €750 and Trophy.

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the Official Category A RAIA: €750 and Trophy.

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the NOVA Official Category: €750 and Trophy.

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the Official KIDS Category: €750 and Trophy.

Audience Award for Best Short Film: €600 and Trophy.

1. The short films that are submitted to the contest must have been made after January 2021.

2. Participation in the contest is open and any amateur or professional person of any nationality can participate in it.

3. It will be valued that the works in competition are Spanish premieres. The history of exhibitions will be recorded in the observations of the registration form.

4. Films of less than 31 minutes of any genre will be accepted. The organization will decide in which category it considers placing each film and will notify the authors before closing the schedule.

5. Each author, producer or distributor may make all the entries they deem appropriate, but the organization will not accept mass submissions.

6. In the case of obtaining any of the prizes awarded by the Festival, the winners will include a written reference to said prize at the beginning of all copies of the film that they distribute for exhibition in commercial theaters and/or in audiovisual competitions, as well as in all informative material. Said reference will consist of a text with the type of prize awarded, invariably accompanied by the corporate image (logo and name) of the International Festival of Verín VIA XIV, which will be provided by its organization.

7. Works previously sent to the FIC Vía XIV will not be accepted.

8. Advertising and/or commercial videos will be excluded.

9. The registration fee per short film at the FIC Vía XIV will be the following: 3 euros

I. Payment will be made through the Platform (type Festhome, etc.) or PayPal. The registration will only be effective when verifying the income of the fee.
II. For pre-selection, the works must be uploaded in the following format:

- MPEG4 AVC (H264 codec).
- Maximum bit transfer rate: 3000 kbps
-Audio: AAC.
- Embedded subtitles.
- Minimum resolution: 480p
III. Registration is done in the following section: (, completing all the fields indicated. For any questions:

10. Films in languages other than Spanish or Galician must include subtitles in Spanish, Galician or English.

11. All short films must have the following projection format:
- AVI, MOV, MP4 or MPEG (H264 codec)
- Bit rate max 8000 kbps
- Stereo AAC audio.

- Resolution: 720 x 576 or higher.
- Subtitles: The shorts that do not have the original language in Spanish or Galician must be sent with embedded subtitles in the image in Galician or Spanish. If not, an attached English subtitle file should be sent, preferably in srt format.

12. The festival reserves the right to transform the format of any short film that does not meet the technical and projection requirements expressed in the bases or the minimum projection quality required.
13. Likewise, any short that requires a type of technical necessity and its own projection (Betacam, S-8, S-16, etc.) will be evaluated and authorized by the Festival organization.

14. If a short film is selected, its legal representative must send three images, a trailer of the work, and any other material that it deems appropriate for its use in the Festival's publications, in any of the media used. He must also authorize the use of the trailer for the dissemination of the Festival and the works themselves.

15. The festival will only contact the representatives of the selected films. The projection schedule of each short film, as well as the parallel activities, will be announced weeks before the start of the festival on our website and rss.

16. The Festival will not pay exhibition rights for the selected films.

17. The selected works will be exhibited within the programming of the IV Edition of the Vía XIV International Short Film Festival of Verín that will be held between August 31 and September 4, 2022.

18. The FIC Vía XIV of Verín will accept works in three thematic categories:

HORIZONS. Category that will affect the idea of the horizon as an imaginary and invisible line, distant and unattainable, of great emotional and symbolic violence as a metaphor for migration. On the other hand, the horizon as a line that separates here from there, as a kind of border between the place where we are and any other place.

Recent studies warn that, currently, the planetary limit of environmental contamination and overexploitation of natural resources has already been exceeded, causing irreversible damage to living beings and ecosystems on our planet.

In its VIII edition, the FIC Vía XIV considers it necessary to make its viewers reflect on what we consider to be the last and most important frontier that humanity faces, the impact of the human being hand in nature and climate change.

TO RAIA. Some of the best films in the world are made from the banks of a small and silent river... Given the uniqueness of our territory, the Támega Valley divided by the Raia, and our history of emigration and border with all its meanings in both shores, this category will host shorts by filmmakers from Galicia and Portugal.

NOT GOING. Short films that have no place in the categorized themes will be selected; It is a general category that will include contemporary films, auteur cinema and works that are not governed by obsolete industrial formats.

CHILD CATEGORY. The theme must be aimed at a child audience (3 to 12 years). Short films of any genre are admitted, taking into account the audience to which it is directed.

Short films that do not meet the criteria established in the contest, that are offensive or discriminatory will be disqualified.

Short films may not exceed 10 minutes of footage. The duration of the credits will not be taken into account for a possible disqualification.

This category will not qualify for the public award.

19. The following prizes are established:
Jury Award for Best Short Film in the Official Category HORIZONS: €750 and Trophy.

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the Official Category A RAIA: €750 and Trophy.

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the NOVA Official Category: €750 and Trophy.

Jury Award for Best Short Film in the Official KIDS Category: €750 and Trophy.

Audience Award for Best Short Film: €600 and Trophy.

20. The cost of transferring the amount of the prize to each winner will be deducted from the amount of the prizes (if any)
Necessary documentation for the collection of the prize: I received and Certificate of tax address or similar document. Estimated collection period: 180 days.

21. In the event of a tie between two shorts (ex aequo), the prize will be divided among the winners.
The economic amount of the prizes is subject to the withholdings determined by the Spanish tax legislation in force at the time of their payment and will be understood, in any case, included in the economic allocation of said prizes.

22. The prizes are subject to the tax withholdings of each country that are in force by law at the time the Festival is held, as of September 2023.

23. If the Production department cannot contact any of the representatives of the winning works within a period of 180 days and/or they do not provide the tax documents described in these rules to pay the prize, the organization reserves the right to right not to pay the amount. (from the festival awards gala).

24. The physical trophy will only be delivered if a member of the team comes to collect the prize at the final gala in person. If this is not the case, those interested in having it sent (postage due) must expressly notify it.

25. The legal representative of the short film undertakes to present works whose contents are original and whose rights belong to him. The organization is not responsible for subsequent problems in this regard.

26. The presentation of a short film entails, on the part of the participant, the non-privative transfer of the material to the organizing entity for its use in the different programmed activities of the festival during the year.

27. The winning works may be exhibited in their entirety after the event is held, in a circuit of promotional events for the Curtas Vía XIV Festival in Verín, as well as in external cycles, always appointing the legal representative. It will not be necessary for the festival management to request permission for the screening of the film from its legal representative. In any case, you will be informed of the date, time and place of the meeting.

28. The jury will be made up of professionals from the fields of cinema, culture and art. The jury may establish as many special mentions, second prizes and ex aequo prizes as it deems, as well as declare the prizes void. His decision will be final.

29. For the public award, voting will be carried out by means of a ballot that will be given to attendees before each session. The work with the best average will be the winner.

30. When registering a work, the person who registers it (director, producer, person responsible for registration...) irrevocably accepts the rules required by the Festival management in the participation bases. And he may not withdraw his work selected by the Selection Committee from the programming under any circumstances.

31. The management team reserves the right to modify or expand its participation bases, making them public prior to the start of the Festival.

32. In the event of an unforeseen conflict or that these rules are not properly complied with, the Festival management retains its ownership.



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