Festival Internacional De Cine De Gáldar - Fic Gáldar (9)

FIC Gáldar International Film Festival



Deadlines

06 Apr 2021
Call for entries

13 Aug 2021
Final deadline

4
mths

31 Aug 2021
Notification date

16 Oct 2021
23 Oct 2021

Address

Guayres,  35460, Gáldar, Gran Canaria, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 29'<
Feature film festival >70'


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 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  29'<
 Feature Films  >70'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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Festival start: 16 October 2021      Festival end: 23 October 2021

The Gáldar International Film Festival (FIC Gáldar) is one of the most important film festivals in the Canary Islands, and has concentrated in each of its 8 editions the very best of national and international cinema. Organized by the City Council of Gáldar through its Council of Culture since 2013, this festival proposes a live event with important health measures to ensure complete safety and confort.

Our event as of today will be hosted on the original intended dates. We are closely following the rules and regulations set by the government of Spain and, since our hope is that cinemas are allowed to full capacity before our event, we are also open to open our venues in a limited capacity if that was mandatory. If any plans change for our live event, we will notify all selected filmmakers with new dates.

The festival will take place in the city of Gáldar, on the island of Gran Canaria, in october 2021, and its philosophy focuses on the film as the only and great gravitational center, without losing sight of the creators, who deserve a parangonable respect for their works.

Thus, this festival will not make a difference between themes, formats or genres. Submissions are open to all types of feature and short films. We are looking to showcase the best in drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi/fantasy, thrillers/suspense, noir, both in fiction and documentary, both in life action and animation. Submissions are open to films from all over the world.

FIC is committed to cinema for cinema, to a true vision that does not respond to stringings neither social, nor ideological, nor formal. It is, at its core, a film festival without borders.

Alongside this statement of principles regarding the Official Selection, there is also a reverence for the cinema from the past through a retrospective on "cinema and migrations" and also an evening of fantastic and horror cinema is proposed with "The darkest hour".

Finally, the festival will also pay homage to different personalities from the film industry and will organize workshops and parallel activities.

-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Feature Film. - €2500 winner prize + Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Director in a Feature Film. - Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film. - Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film. - Physical trophy.
-Audience Award for Best Feature Film. - Diplome.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Short Film. - €1500 winner prize + Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actress in a Short Film. - Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actor in a Short Film. - Physical trophy.
-Audience Award for Best Short Film. -Diplome.

1. Submission.

The Gáldar International Film Festival opens call for submissions for its 2021 edition to short films and feature films of all genres (drama, comedy, noir, bizarre, experimental, horror, science fiction, fantasy, thriller...), both fiction and documentary, both animation and live action. Films of all nationalities may be submitted, either in Spanish or in original language with subtitles in Spanish.
The only way to submit feature length films or short films for the consideration of the Festival's Programming Committee is via Festhome.
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The submission deadline is on 13th August, 2021.
The submission of works in progress will not be accepted. No premiere status will be considered in order to be selected.

2. Terms for the Short Film Official Section:

The Program Committee will only take into consideration short films fulfilling the following conditions:

- Production date: Only films completed after January 1st 2020. The Festival may schedule out of competition (The Darkest hour), a short genre film (fantastic, horror, science-fiction) which has been submitted to the competitive official section.

- Runtime: The maximum runtime accepted for short films is 29 minutes. The Festival reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule.

-All submissions are final, no refunds are available.

- Format: In order to reduce carbon footprint, the submission of screening copies for the festival will always be in digital formats such as DCP or MP4. In particular cases, other formats may be accepted.

3. Terms for the Feature Film Official Section:

- Production date: Long feature films of any genre, fiction and documentary, animation and live action, completed after January 1st 2020 , preferably (but not necessary) unreleased in Spain, may participate in this section.
The Festival may schedule, out of competition (The Darkest hour), a long feature genre film (fantastic, horror, science-fiction) which has been submitted to the competitive official section.
- Runtime: The minimum runtime accepted for long feature films is 70 minutes. There are no limitation in their maximum runtime. The Festival reserves the right to make exceptions to this rule.
- Format: In order to reduce carbon footprint, the submission of screening copies for the festival will always be in digital formats such as DCP or MP4. In particular cases, other formats may be accepted.

4. Participation:

The selected titles will receive the entry form to formalize their participation in the Galdar International Film Festival.
The company lending the feature film/ short film must provide the Festival with promotional material: stills, posters, press books, trailers, etc., so that the Festival can promote the film correctly. In order to reduce carbon footprint, this material must be submitted in a digital format.
The Festival reserves the right not to return this material.
By submitting the short film or the long feature film, the production and distribution companies which hold the rights of these works authorize the Festival the use of the trailer or a maximum three-minute clip of the selected works exclusively for broadcasting in the media. These clips will be sent to the press department of the festival.
Spanish subtitles or the material needed for subtitling the film must be submitted: a downloading link and a list of dialogues and/ or a subtitle file. If the film already has distribution in Spain, the distribution company will provide a screening copy with Spanish subtitles.
The submission of the film in the fourth edition of the competition section of the Festival means full acceptance of the Competition Rules, as well as the recognition of the Festival Organisation to solve any circumstances not covered by these rules.
Once the selection of the film has been communicated and announced, and confirmed by the production or the distribution company, the works in competition cannot be withdrawn from the Festival on no account.

5. Selected feature films and short films can participate in following sections of the Festival:

- FIC Gáldar Short Film Official Section. In competition.
- FIC Gáldar Feature Film Official Section. In competition.
- The Darkest Hour. Out-of-competition.

6. Official selection for Competition and "The darkest hour":

The Selection Committee will announce the selected films (shorts and feature films) to participate in the competition of the ninth edition of the Festival before August 31st, 2021. The festival reserves the right to extend this date.
The selection of a feature film or a short film at the Festival in any of the sections does not imply an invitation to a representative of the work (distributor, filmmaker) to attend the Festival, but the Festival will do its best to assume any cost regarding travel , accommodation or meals of the representatives of the awarded works.
The Festival reserves the right to invite any representative of the selected works to attend.

7. Dispatch.

The selected feature films and short films must be available for the organisation before October 1st, 2021.
In order to reduce carbon footprint, the submission of screening copies for the festival will always be in digital formats such as DCP or MP4.
In particular cases, other formats may be accepted. All costs for shipping and insurance of the copies and promotional material are at the sender’s expense.
The Festival reserves the right to reject those copies that do not fit the technical requirements for screening. New screening copies may be requested to the representatives of the work.
If the screening copy does not arrive in time for its exhibition, the Festival reserves the right to substitute it for another film.
The only costs that the Festival assumes are those resulting from the returning of screening copies in physical format (hard drives or similar) provided by the distribution company. Were there a third party (another Festival) interested in the selected film, the distribution company or this third party would assume the shipping costs.
The screening copies in the accepted formats will not be returned immediately. The way of returning them shall be agreed upon between the parties.

8. Festival Program:

The selected films will be screened at the Gáldar International Film Festival ninth edition.
The organisation of the Festival will decide the screening dates and times of each film and these could change according to the needs of the organisation . In case of change, the new date and times will be communicated appropriately.
The date of the festival may change or the screening days extended due to programming or due to the pandemic evolution.

9. awards:

The awards of Gáldar International Film Festival are economic or physical Trophies.

- Jury awards. The Jury will consist of film industry, performing arts or communication professionals. They will choose the winning films of the official competitive sections. The Jury will present the following awards:

-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Feature Film. - €2000 winner prize + Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Director in a Feature Film. - Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film. - Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actor in a Feature Film. - Physical trophy.
-Audience Award for Best Feature Film. -Diplome.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Short Film. - €1500 winner prize + Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actress in a Short Film. - Physical trophy.
-FIC Gáldar Award for Best Actor in a Short Film. - Physical trophy.
-Audience Award for Best Short Film. -Diplome.

The Jury’s decision will not be open to appeal.
The jury of the different sections will not express publicly their impressions of the selected films. The direction of the Festival may attend with voice but no vote the jury deliberations.
In addition, the Jury will reserve the possibility to give a maximum of two honorable mentions to highlight the technical and artistic aspects of some of the films in competition.
awards could be ex aequo.
- Audience awards. The audience of the ninth edition of the Gáldar International Film Festival will hand out the Audience Award to the Best Short Film and the Audience Award for the Best Feature Film through the vote of a popular jury.

10. Legal responsibilities:

The competitor will be the only one responsible for the short / feature film, as for copyright, civil and/ or criminal liabilities of any kind or jurisdictional and/or administrative order resulting from its content.

11. Acceptance of these rules:

The participation in the Gáldar International Film Festival implies the total acceptance of these rules and possible enclosures.
Any matter arising during the Gáldar International Film Festival, which is not covered by these regulations, will be decided on by the Festival organisation in accordance with international rules.

12. Special regulation due to pandemic evolution or force majeure:
If due to pandemic evolution or force majeure, the Festival could not take place on-site, there will be no refund of the submission fee paid through the platforms. This is owing to the fact that this payment covers the costs of the selection process.


  

 
  

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