Femifilms ()


06 Jul 2022
Call for entries

10 Aug 2022
Festival closed

18 Aug 2022
Notification date

01 Sep 2022
01 Sep 2022


6-14 Carrer de Francesc Gumà,  08870, Sitges, Barcelona, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 September 2022      Festival end: 01 September 2022

Doctors of the World in Spain (Metges del Món), Casino Prado and scannerFM in collaboration with Assemblea de Cooperació Per la Pau (ACPP) and Area Visual. and with the support of Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament (ACDD) are calling for entries for the 1st Femifilms Short Film Competition as part of Festival Dona, held annually in Sitges, Barcelona. Different prizes will be awarded to audiovisual creation of short films having a Gender and Human Rights-Based Approach (GHRBA).

This contest seeks to promote gender equality and support the project Enfoquem en Púrpura (Let's Focus on Purple). All short film entries should tell stories based on the phrase "Wow, what a privilege!", taken from the participative appraisal of women in the audiovisual industry Enfoquem en Púrpura (https://www.enfoquemenpurpura.org/es/diagnosi/).

The idea is to relate the terms 'privilege' and 'woman' in a conscious way to try tohighlight the different ways of being a woman.


4 prizes and 4 honorable mentions will be awarded as follows:

Jury voting:
PURPLE AWARD for best GHRBA approach
4 mentions
Popular vote on Instagram:
AUDIENCE AWARD for the best short film chosen by the number of interactions on Instagram. Interactions will be counted right up to 2:00 p.m. CEST on the day of the awards ceremony.

-.The same short could receive both the Jury Award as well as Audience Awards.

- Should the jury’s vote end in a tie, femifilms Festival organization reserves the
right to break the tie and choose the winners.

- Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony of the I femifilms Festival.
The list of winners will be published later on the website.

- Prizes will be collected by each winner, personally or through a representative, at the Awards Gala of the I femifilms Festival. The awards will consist of workshops, and film making/production/postproduction materials (or their equivalent), for a total value of 2500 euros. Prize categories will be specified as follows on the website www.femifilms.net

- Prizes will be available on the website and cannot be exchanged for their cash value.

- All prizes will be subject to withholding taxes determined by the law in force in Spain.

In addition, two thematic elements must appear at least once in the short films:

1- The phrase "Wow, what a privilege!".
2- The audiovisual piece must include the color purple at some point.

All short films must also meet the guidelines as indicated in part 3 below.


1- Entrants must be at least 18 years old.

2- No one related to the contest organization may enter the competition.

3- Participants must hold all rights, permissions and copyright of the film, including music, sound, graphics, etc. as well as image release forms. The
organization declines all responsibility in this regard. Participants grant Metges del Món (MdM), Casino Prado, scannerFM, ACPP, Area Visual and ACCD nonexclusive distribution rights for the works submitted. The short films will be launched on YouTube and may be released on other social media platforms or be part of screenings and other contest activities. In any case, the organization is not responsible for the opinions expressed by the participants in their works and all responsibility lies with their authors.


1- Maximum length, including credits, is 4 minutes.

2- Projects must be original and previously unreleased.

3- At the organizers discretion, all short films received may be uploaded to the Femifilms festival's social media and networks, and will be available for public viewing.

4- The organization may exclude short films whose content does not respect human rights or democratic values, or is offensive or disrespectful towards individuals or groups.

5- Film production must include women in the technical and/or artistic crew.

6- Short films should highlight the different intersectionalities affecting women (gender identity, racialization, social status, sexual consent and agency, education, among others).

7- Short films must be submitted in .mp4 or .mov format, with H264 compression and 1920 x 1080 px resolution (Full HD) by sending a download link via WeTransfer to the e-mail address concurs@femifilms.net before 2:00 p.m. CEST on July 25, 2022.

8- The link to the video of the short film must be accompanied by a document in Word or PDF format with the following information about the work and the creator(s):

-Title of the piece
-Description, idea or purpose of the work (no more than 100 words).
-Contact information:
-identity document
-e-mail address
-telephone number
-Instagram profile to be linked with the short film

9- Shorts may be filmed in any language and must be send with a script or a transcription of the dialogues in one of the following languages: Catalan, Spanish, French, Portuguese or english.


1- A professionally qualified team will view the films and decide on the shortlisted titles.

2- femifilms will appoint a jury consisting of two audiovisual professionals (Casino Prado), an expert in digital communication (scannerFM) and two members from the Enfoquem en Púrpura project (Mdm/ACPP) to select the winning films.

3- The jury’s vote is final and will be based on criteria valuing creativity, technical quality and content relevance.

4- All short films will be available for viewing at www.femifilms.net and on the contest Instagram profile.

5- It will be possible to follow the contest, join the voting and contribute to promoting a gender and human rights-based approach (GHRBA) in social networks using the hashtag #femifilms.

6- Submissions open at 2:00 p.m. on May 30, 2022 and close at 2:00 p.m. CEST on July 25, 2022. Organizers reserve the right to extend this deadline if necessary.

In the event of such a change, this will be duly communicated on the femifilms
Instagram channel.

7- The selection process for a shortlist will begin once the call for entries is closed.

8- The jury will choose winners in all modalities from the shortlisted films.

9- The list of finalists will be announced on July 30th on the contest website and Instagram channel. Likewise, the shortlisted participants will be notified about the awards ceremony, where the winning short films will be announced.

10- femifilms 22 awards and Closing ceremony will be held within Festival Dona at Sitges the first week of September. A live broadcast of the ceremony will take place on Instagram, if possible. The jury's decision and the Audience Award will be published on the project's website www.femifilms.net.

11- Participation in the contest implies full acceptance of these terms and conditions, as well as any resolution by the organizers of possible unforeseen events not included in them. Should a film be excluded because of failure to comply with these rules, the jury´s next-best rated film will be included in the competition.



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