Festival Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (22)

Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Film Festival


17 May 2021
Call for entries

01 Aug 2021
Standard deadline

01 Aug 2021
Festival closed

03 Dec 2021
Notification date

02 Dec 2021
12 Dec 2021


Aristobulo del Valle 169,  1640, Martinez, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Festival description
HORROR, science fiction and fantasy
Short film festival 60'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  60'<
 Feature Films  >60'
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Festival start: 02 December 2021      Festival end: 12 December 2021

Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre (BARS) is an international film festival devoted to the genres of HORROR, science fiction and fantasy.

Born in 2000 to put focus on independent genre film, and since 2004 in the form of a competitive festival.

- Best Feature
- Best Director Feature
- Best Actor Feature
- Best Actress Feature
- Best Feature Screenplay
- Best Special Effects Feature
- Best Feature Photography
- Audience Award Feature
- Best Short Film
- Best Short Film Manager
- Audience Award Short Film
- Best Iberoamerican Feature Film
- Best Iberoamerican Feature Director
- Best Actor in Iberoamerican Feature Film
- Audience Award for Best Feature

22nd Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre International Fantastic, Bizarre and Horror film festival
[The material should be sent before August 1st 2021]

Festival Regulations to submit a film (feature and shortfilm):

a) To submit a film to selection by the Festival Organizing Committee you must:

1. send screener online through the following platform Festhome.

2. send by e-mail to materialbars@gmail.com:
● -the authorization letter, completed and scanned.
● -a photo of the film (scanned at 300dpi),
● -synopsis and technical sheet
● -poster (only feature films)
● -online trailer (only feature films)
● -Spanish subtitles or dialogue list
3. The material should be sent before August 1st 2021.
b) Shipping/mailing must be fully paid by the participant, the same goes for taxes, customs charges, etc., that may happen during the delivery. The festival would not pay for any charge regarding the delivery of the material.
c) Registration for the festival has no cost for the material produced in Argentina, while it has a value of 3u$s for the material produced in the rest of Latin America and 6u$s for the material produced in the rest of the world.
d) The Festival Committee will only consider for selection films related to the following genres: horror, bizarre, science-fiction and fantastic. In the categories: short films, small feature and feature films.
e) If the film is selected to participate on the Festival, the Committee will contact the producer or director to decide the screening format.
Available screening formats to FEATURE FILMS are: DCP, Blu-Ray, or 1080p.
Available screening formats to SHORT FILMS are HD 720p or 1080p, only with the following exportation:
(please send no menu, without adjustment bars and with three seconds of black)
Codec H.264
Resolution: 720p or 1080p.
Audio Channels: 2 (stereo)
Audio Sample Rate: 48kHz
Audio Bit Depth: 16 o 24 bits
f) The Festival sections are:
1. Feature Competitive Section. Films must have been produced after January 1st 2020.
2. Feature Informative Section for feature films: Non competitive section for films from any year of production.
3. Shortfilm Competitive Section. Films must have been produced after January 1st 2020.
4. Informative Section of Shortfilms: Non competitive section whitout restrictions of duration and year of production.
5. The festival reserves the right to organize new competitive sections not covered by these rules.
g) It is considered as feature films the productions longer than 60 minutes.
h) Only can participate in the competitive sections those films which had no means of electronic broadcasting or which had no public screening in Buenos Aires City or its surroundings in the 90 days prior to the beginning of the Festival. For the rest of the sections the Festival will take into their best consideration for programming those films which had no public screening in Buenos Aires City or its surroundings. The films may not be withdrawn from the festival after the selection is made known.
i) The Festival organizers will select the jury members of every section. Members cannot be those related or with special interest on the production and/or exploitation of the films in competition. Awards will be given under the following categories:
1. Best Feature Film
2. Best Feature Director
3. Best Actor in a Feature Film
4. Best Actress in a Feature Film
5. Best Feature Screenplay
6. Best Feature FX
7. Best Feature Cinematography
8. Best Short Film
9. Best Argentinean Short Film
10. Best Short Film Director
11. Audience Award for Best Short Film
12. Best Iberoamerican Feature Film
13. Best Iberoamerican Feature Director
14. Best Actor in Iberoamerican Feature Film
15. Audience Award for Best Feature
16. Audience Award for Best Bizarre Feature
Films cannot receive more than two prizes.
The Jury can give special mentions. Films cannot receive more than two special mentions.
j)The Festival has the right to select the films, to determine in which section will be in, and to program the screening day and order of exhibition.
k) The Festival accepts to screen the films with no more than three (3) runs.
l) Original language must be Spanish or with Spanish subtitles. If not, English subtitles, a dialogue list in Spanish or in English must be submitted for translation and subtitling.
m) By submitting a film to the Festival, the entrant accepts the Rules and regulations. The Festival organizers will decide over any issue that may come up during the Festival, and their decision will be final.
n) In case of force majeure regarding the situation with the COVID-19 pandemic, it is worth noting that it is possible that the 22nd edition of the Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre festival will be held in person, virtual (through platforms to be designated ) or combining both modalities.

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