ESNE Feelmotion (10)



Deadlines

07 May 2021
Call for entries

25 Jul 2021
Festival closed

23 Sep 2021
Notification date

07 Oct 2021
16 Oct 2021

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Festival description
Short film festival 7'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 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  7'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
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Festival start: 07 October 2021      Festival end: 16 October 2021

Feelmotion ESNE International Short Film Festival is organized by ESNE University in Madrid.

Originally conceived as a film festival for designers and university students, the festival celebrates its first edition in 2012, born from the initiative of the students and Raúl San Julián, director of the festival and professor at ESNE. Since then the festival has celebrated a total of eight editions, with more than 1000 participating short films from over 50 universities in 30 countries around the world and a total of more than 5000 university students who have participated or collaborated with the festival.

Thanks to the support of our partners, our finalists have been able to use Feelmotion to give themselves momentum and reach such important festivals as the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the New York International Independent Film & Video Fest or the 3D Wire.

Among the outstanding participants are our alumni Diego Porral, nominated for the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film 2018 for "Un día en el parque" which was selected as Best Feelmotion Short Film 2017 and currently has more than 40 awards and 200 nominations; and José Herrera, winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film 2019 for "Cazatalentos".

In each of its editions, Feelmotion has relied on a large team of professionals and volunteers from the student body to organize both the contest and its corresponding awards gala and the numerous thematic events of each edition. In total, more than 200 students from different ESNE grades have collaborated with their efforts to make Feelmotion happen.

Feelmotion has also counted on great professionals from the film industry to be part of the juries that each year choose the winners. Professionals such as directors and screenwriters Borja Cobeaga, Paco Martínez Velasco, Hector Hercé, María Pérez Sanz or Alex Rodrigo; producers and academics Marichu Corugedo, Txepe Lara, José Nolla and Antonio R. Cabal; actors Tristan Ulloa, Natalie Poza, Olivia Molina, Ana Arias or Jon Viar among others; and a long list of journalists, technicians, academics, etc.

All finalists will be awarded a credit to use at Festhome.

Official section

Award for Best Short Fiction Short Film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Documentary Short film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Traditional Animation Short Film: statuette and diploma
Award for Best 3D Animation Short Film: statuette and diploma
Award for Best Video Art: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Videoclip: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Commercial: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Fashion Film: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Social Essay Shortfilm: statuette and diploma.

Award for Best Director: statuette and diploma
Award for Best Original Screenplay: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Original Soundtrack: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Sound: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Edition: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Photography: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Art Direction: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Costume Design and Styling: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Male Performance: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Female Performance: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Character Design: statuette and diploma.
Award for Best Stage and Backdrop Design: statuette and diploma
Award for Best ESNE Short Film: statuette, diploma and ESNE enrolment discount.
Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year: statuette, diploma and Festhome annual pass.
Jury Award for Best Short Film of the Year: statuette, diploma, 300€ and special distribution prize.


Special section

Special Youth Award: special statuette and registration for ESNE design camp or ESNE enrolment discount.
Special National Professional Award: special statuette, 200€ and ESNE enrolment discount.
Special International Professional Award: special statuette, 200€ and ESNE enrolment discount.
Special Award Animaweek: special statuette.
Special Award videogame trailer: special statuette and participation in pitching ESNE.

FEELMOTION 2021 RULES SUMMARY
You can consult the complete rules below.

IMPORTANT: PARTICIPATION IMPLIES IMPLICIT PERMISSION FOR FEELMOTION TO UPLOAD THE SHORT FILM TO ITS ONLINE NETWORKS. YOU CAN REVOKE THIS PERMISSION BY CONTACTING FEELMOTION@ESNE.ES

Dates:
- Registration opens: 7 May 2021.
- Deadline for entries: 18 July 2021, inclusive.
- Announcement of finalists: 20 September 2021.
- Announcement of winners: 10 October 2021.

Participants:
- Official Section:
- ESNE Students
- ESNE Alumni
- Official undergraduate students from all over the world
- Special Section
- Young: ESO and Bachillerato students from Spain.
- Animaweek: participants in Animaweek 2021.
- Professional: independent production teams and students from non-official degree film schools.
- Video game trailer: video game development teams at any stage of production.

Short films
- Maximum length: 7 minutes
- Free theme
- Video: 1920x1080 / 1280x1080
- Audio: 48kHz
- Language: Spanish or with subtitles in Spanish or English.
- Unlimited entries, one per short film submitted.
- The short film must be unpublished in previous editions.
- Date of production after January 1, 2019.
- The following information is mandatory:
- Title
- Duration of the short film
- Date of production
- Poster and stills
- Synopsis
- Director's biofimography
- Cast and crew
- Management reserves the right to disqualify any short film that does not comply with the rules.
- Implicit authorization is assumed to upload the work to Feelmotion networks.


ESNE FEELMOTION 2021 RULES

1. Call for applications
ESNE - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología announces the short film contest of the X Edition of FEELMOTION, International Short Film Festival.

2. Dates
2.1 Opening of registrations: the contest will open on the 7th of May, 2021. Thereafter, the participants will be able to register their short films to the competition.
2.2. Closing date for registration: the deadline for participants to register their short films is on the 18th of July, 2021, inclusive.
2.3 Announcement of finalists: The finalists of the competition will be announced on the 20th of September, 2021. The announcement will be made through Feelmotion’s social media and website.
2.4 Announcement of winners and awards ceremony: The winners of the contest will be announced on 10th of October, 2021, during the ESNE Feelmotion 2021 awards gala.

3. Contestants
3.1 The participating short films must be registered on the Festhome web.
3.2 Official section
3.2.1 The following contestants can participate in the official section of the competition:
• ESNE students: students enrolled during the 2020/21 academic year in ESNE Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología belonging to any degree taught at the University School (including ESTEC and ESNE Oviedo).
• ESNE alumni: graduate students of ESNE in any of the studies taught at the University School as long as it is self-produced.
• Students from other national or international universities.
3.2.2 Students from Film Schools whose official qualifications are not university degrees are excluded from the official section.
3.3 Special section
3.3.1 Special Youth Category: students who are studying secondary education (ESO and Bachillerato) during the 2020/21 academic year, in any school of Spain, whether public or private, may participate.
3.3.2 Special Professional category: students from Film Schools around the world may participate (excluding students of an official university degree) as well as independent production teams.
3.3.3 Special video game trailer category: video game development teams whose project is in any phase of development may participate.

4. Short films
4.1 The short films may not exceed 7 minutes in length, including titles and credits.
4.2 The subject matter of the works presented is free.
4.3 The short films must be exported in H264, MP4, and in 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x 1080p format, and with 48 kHz sound sampling if possible.
4.4 The official language of the short films presented will be Spanish. In case of speaking in any other language, they must be subtitled in Spanish or English.
4.5 The number of short films that each participant can submit to the competition is unlimited.
4.6 The short films submitted must be original and unreleased in other editions of Feelmotion and have been produced after the 1st of January, 2019.
4.7 The following information must be filled in when registering via the competition's platform:
• Title of the short film in the original language and in English.
• Length of the film.
• Date of production.
• Poster and stills of the short film.
• Short and long synopsis in the original language and in English.
• Biofilmography of the director.
• Full cast and crew list.
The Festival Direction reserves the right to disqualify in whole or in part any work whose information is incomplete.
4.8 Short films with xenophobic, sexist content, incitement to hatred, ideological, physical or intellectual discrimination, consumption of illegal substances or violent behaviour may be disqualified by the Festival Direction.
4.9 Participation in the competition implies implicit authorisation to upload the work to the festival's platforms and social networks, in part or in whole, for the purposes of dissemination and promotion. This authorisation may be revoked voluntarily by contacting the Festival Direction (feelmotion@esne.es).

5. Categories
5.1 Official section
5.1.1 The official section has 9 categories.
5.1.1.1 Fiction short film
Any dramatic or comedy narrative story, that is: any original plot with a pre-designed staging, interpretation and production. It can be comedy, musical, romantic drama, science fiction, horror, suspense, film noir, western, etc.
5.1.1.2 Documentary short film
A non-fiction story, although it is narrative, whose objective is to show a discourse, launch a reflection or criticize a situation. Whether it is a television story or an artistic one. The false documentary can be included here, because it is a fiction that uses the documentary forms although, like in all fiction, it starts from a script, a casting, a previous staging, etc.
5.1.1.3 Animated short film (traditional)
Any short film (whether fiction, documentary or experimental) made with traditional animation techniques or that mixes traditional animation with real image.
5.1.1.4 Animated short film (3D)
Any short film (whether fiction, documentary or experimental) made with 3D animation techniques or that mixes 3D animation with real image.
5.1.1.5 Video art
A non-linear and not (necessarily) narrative story where the axis is based on the evocation of images, sensations, emotions through all the arts, in a poetic or prosaic way (like a literary essay). It is generally sustained through an associative or symbolic montage.
5.1.1.6 Videoclip
A linear or non-linear and not (necessarily) narrative story where the axis is supported by a song, its rhythm, melody, lyrics, texture... You can choose to show the musical group that performs it, or not.
5.1.1.7 Comercial
A short film made to sell a product or brand. It usually takes the form of fiction or video art. It can be a spot or an anti-spot (a parody of a brand or a spot of something that does not exist).
5.1.1.8 Fashion Film
A short film whose main objective is to sell a brand or collection of clothing or accessories. It generally adopts the language of the spot, although it can also have a fictional, video art or musical form.
5.1.1.9 Social Essay short film
Any short film whose main objective is to criticize a social reality using the language of fiction, video art or video poetry.
5.1.2 The number of short films that can be submitted to the official section is unlimited.
5.1.3 Each short film can be submitted only once in the official section. The Festival Management reserves the right to change the category of entry of any work if it deems it appropriate.
5.1.4 Four finalists will be selected from each category.
5.1.5 A category may be declared deserted if the number of films submitted is less than four and/or if they do not present the level of quality expected by the Festival Direction.
5.2 Special section
5.2.1 All participation, short films and official section rules that do not conflict with the specific requirements of each category of the special section apply.
5.2.2 Special Youth Award
5.2.2.1 The Special Youth Award aims to stimulate and discover new talent among young people.
5.2.2.2 Short films produced mainly (~75%) by students of ESO and Bachillerato of any school or institute of Spain during the 2020/2021 academic year can be registered.
5.2.2.3 In addition to the information required in 4.7, the following information must be added when registering the work:
• Full list of the production team with the following information:
o Full name.
o Age.
o Role.
o If applicable, study centre and documentation accrediting membership of the same during the 2020/21 academic year.
5.2.2.4 Registration in this category is incompatible with the official section.
5.2.3 Special Professional Award
5.2.3.1 In addition to the information required in 4.7, the following information must be added when registering the work:
• Full list of the production team with the following information:
o Full name.
o Age.
o Role.
5.2.3.2 Short films by students with official degrees are excluded from this category.
5.2.3.3 This category is divided into two categories: National Professional, for works produced in Spain; and International Professional, for works produced outside Spain.
5.2.4 Special Award Animaweek
5.2.4.1 Short films produced during the ESNE Animaweek 2021 event can be entered for the special Animaweek award.
5.2.4.2 ESNE Animaweek 2021 is an event organized by the Animation HND department of ESNE.
5.2.5 Video Game Trailer Special Award
5.2.5.1 Video game trailers can be registered at any stage of the development process.
5.2.5.2 In addition to uploading the trailer to the competition platform, it will be necessary to add a ten-page design concept document in PDF format.
The design document must have, in addition to the usual content of a design document, an annex with information on the status of the project (pre-production, production, post-production) and composition of the development team (name, surname, age and main role).
5.2.5.3 In addition to the document in the previous point, it is recommended to include the following project documents:
• Game design document
• Business plan
• Marketing plan
5.2.5.4 ESNE and ESNE Feelmotion reserve the right to use the submitted material for promotional and dissemination purposes only.
5.2.5.5 ESNE or ESNE Feelmotion won’t make use of the copyright associated with the project and the material sent for use other than that indicated above.
5.2.5.6 The finalists of the special category video game trailer will be able to attend a pitching session with investors in ESNE.


6. Awards
6.1 The awards will be given during the awards gala to be held on the 10th of October, 2021.
6.2 Each category of the competition will have four finalists who are eligible for awards.
6.3 Official section
6.3.1 With each award in the official section, the festival's iconic statuette, the "Esnete", and a diploma will be presented. In addition, the prizes may be associated with other prizes awarded by ESNE and/or festival partners that will be revealed before the 20th of September, 2021.
6.3.2 Official section category awards
6.3.2.1 Each category of the official section has an award for the best work presented.
6.3.2.2 Although each piece may be submitted to two categories of the official section, it can only be selected as a finalist in one of them.
6.3.2.3 The awards for the official section categories are:
• Best Fiction Short Film Award
• Best Short Documentary Award
• Best Traditional Animated Short Film Award
• Best 3D Animated Short Film Award
• Best Video Art Award
• Best Video Clip Award
• Best Commercial Award
• Best Fashion Film Award
• Best Social Essay Short Film Award
6.3.3 Awards of the official section
6.3.3.1 All works submitted to the official section are eligible for the general awards.
6.3.3.2 The general awards of the official section are
• Best Director Award
• Best Original Script Award
• Best Original Soundtrack Award
• Best Edition Award
• Best Photography Award
• Best Art Direction Award
• Best Costume and Styling Award
• Best Male Performance Award
• Best Female Performance Award
• Best Character Design Award
• Best Stage and Backdrop Design Award
• Best ESNE Short Film Award
• Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year
• Jury's Award to the Best Short Film of the Year
6.3.3.3 The Best ESNE Short Film Award is given to the best work produced by students of any of the degrees (including master degrees) taught at ESNE during the academic year 2020/2021. The prize is endowed with a discount on tuition fees for the 2021/2022 academic year for any of the degrees taught at ESNE, including master's programs.
6.3.3.4 The Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year is awarded to the most viewed work on the festival's YouTube channel during the period from the 20th of September, 2021, to the 3rd of October, 2021. Implicit permission to upload the work is assumed.
If you do not want your film to be uploaded to the Youtube channel, you must send an email to feelmotion@esne.es with the subject Exclusion from Audience Award.
In addition to the statuette and the diploma, this award includes an annual pass for the distribution platform Festhome.
6.3.3.5 The Jury's Award to the Best Short Film of the Year is given to the short film selected by the festival's professional jury.
In addition to the statuette and diploma, this prize is accompanied by €500 and a special distribution prize awarded by the festival's distribution partner, Distribution With Glasses.
6.4 Special section
6.4.1 Each category in the special section has its own award.
6.4.2 Each award given in the special section is the festival's iconic statuette, the "Esnete".
6.4.3 The prizes in the special section are:
• Special Youth Award
• Special National Professional Award
• Special International Professional Award
• Animaweek Special Award
• Video Game Trailer Special Award
6.4.3.1 In addition to the statuette, the Special Youth Award is endowed with a full discount for any of the summer camps offered by ESNE or a discount for enrollment in any of the degrees taught at ESNE for the 2021/2022 or 2022/2023 academic year.
6.4.3.2 In addition to the statuette, the Special National Professional Award and the Special International Professional Award are endowed with 200€ and a discount for any of the master's degrees taught at ESNE.

7. Selection process
7.1 Finalist selection phase
7.1.1 Participants will register their work from the 7th of May to the 15th of August, 2021, through the Festhome platform. The use of the platform is compulsory, there are no alternative ways to register the works.
7.1.2 From the 20th of July to the 5th of September, 2021, the ESNE Feelmotion 2021 Selection Committee, composed of audiovisual industry professionals, will vote and select the finalists in each category of the event.
Each category of the festival will have four members of the Selection Committee.
7.1.3 On the 20th of September, 2021, the finalists of each category of the contest will be officially presented through the web and the social network communication channels of the festival.
7.2 Winner selection phase
7.2.1 From the 12th of September to the 3rd of October, 2021, the ESNE Feelmotion 2021 Professional Jury, composed of relevant professionals of the audiovisual industry, will choose the winners of the contest.
7.2.2 On the 10th of October, 2021, the winners will be announced during the awards ceremony.

8. Legal Issues
8.1 All participating short films must have the appropriate authorizations and/or copyright of the material used. In this sense, the participants guarantee that the short films do not infringe any exploitation rights, rights of honour, privacy and image, intellectual property rights or any other right that could violate current legislation. In this sense, the organization of the ESNE Feelmotion Short Film Festival declines all legal responsibility for the works submitted to the competition and their content.
8.2 The participation in the contest grants the consent and authorization to the Festival Organization to use, reproduce, disclose, print, publish and broadcast through any media or platform the name of the director, performers and technical team, as well as the exhibition and projection of the images presented for the promotion of ESNE and ESNE Feelmotion.
8.3 ESNE Feelmotion reserves the right to make changes on these rules or add successive annexes on the mechanics of selection and awards. The changes or annexes will be duly justified and will be communicated during the course of the competition. In no case will they be detrimental to the participants.

9. Doubts and questions
9.1 For any questions, participants can write to feelmotion@esne.es.

10. Agreement of the terms
10.1 The participation in the Festival implies full agreement of these rules.

Madrid, Monday, 10 May 2021.
Raúl San Julián Alonso
Director of ESNE FEELMOTION








  

 
  

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