Iii Festival De Cine De Novelda ’PREMIOS ACAN’ ()

the shortest night


01 Feb 2023
Call for entries

30 Apr 2023
Festival closed

02 Jun 2023
Notification date

23 Jun 2023
01 Jul 2023


Carrer Dr. Fleming, 40,  03660, NOVELDA, ALICANTE, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 National Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 15'<
Catalan Spanish Basque Galician
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Photo of Iii Festival De Cine De Novelda ’PREMIOS ACAN’
Photo of Iii Festival De Cine De Novelda ’PREMIOS ACAN’
Photo of Iii Festival De Cine De Novelda ’PREMIOS ACAN’


Festival start: 23 June 2023      Festival end: 01 July 2023

The shortest night short film exhibition, organized by the Novelda film and art association, announces the bases to qualify for the awards of its third edition to be held on June 23 and 30, 2023.

The aim of the contest is to promote film culture. Culture is considered a source of wealth and, in this sense, the local promotion of the cultural offer also serves to promote the economic and local development of our municipality. The city of Novelda deserved a Film Festival that would put the municipality on the map of the main festivals in the province of Alicante.
In this third edition, it is also sought to promote the making of short films that show the culture of the municipality of Novelda

- Jury Award for Best Short Film 400€ + Trofeo

- Audience Award for Best Local Short Film 300€ + Trofeo

- Jury Award for the Best Lgtbiq+ Short Film 300€ + Trofeo

- Jury Award for Best Short Film shot with Smartphone 300€ + Trofeo

- Local Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Film 300€ + Trofeo

1.The Festival will take place in Novelda from June 23 to 30, 2023. The Festival reserves the right to modify the dates for security reasons and prior notice.

2. Free-themed short film productions may participate. The production of the short films must be after 2021

3. Registration will be made through the platforms hosted on the web acancineyarte.com. There is no limitation on the number of short films presented by the same participant.

4. The short films submitted to the section shot with Smartphone must indicate brand and model through the email asociaciondecinenovelda@gmail.com. Editing or processing of images after filming is allowed through the use of editing programs that the participant deems appropriate.

5. All people or private spaces that appear in the short films must do so with their consent. In no case will those short films that threaten a group, contain discriminatory material and/or violate the dignity of people, be accepted. The contestants are responsible for the fact that there are no third-party rights on the works presented, being the participating person who responds to possible claims.

6. The short films must be owned by the author or authors who present them and previously unpublished in this festival.

7. The duration of the short films must not exceed 15 minutes. Short films on the genres of fiction, documentary and animation are admitted.

8. The works must be presented in any of the following video formats: Mov. or in mp4.

. There is no age limit to participate, but for participants under 18 years of age it is mandatory to send an authorization signed by their parents or legal guardians to our email asociaciondecinenovelda@gmail.com

10. All those short films whose original dialogues are not in Spanish must be subtitled in Spanish. If not, they will be rejected.

11. The presentation period for short films is from February 1 to April 30 at 11:59 p.m., 2023. Short films presented after this date will not enter the current edition of the festival. The festival reserves the right to extend this period, with prior notice, if the quality of the works presented lacks the desired quality or to leave any prize void for this same reason.

12. A selection committee will be in charge of viewing the short films and selecting the finalists that will be incorporated into the festival's programming. The resolution of the committee will be notified to all the participants through the registration platforms, prior to the publication of the list of selected titles.
The selected works will be required a projection copy in a .mov or .mp4 container that they can send using any digital means of sending files.

13. The following awards and categories are established:

- Jury Prize for Best Short Film €400 + Trophy

- Audience Award for Best Local Short Film €300 +

- Jury Award for Best Lgtbiq+ Short Film €300 +

- Jury Award for Best Short Film shot with
Smartphone €300 + Trophy

- Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short Film €300 +

14. The decisions of the Official Jury will be final.

14.1 The decision of the different prizes will be made official during the closing ceremony, on June 30, 2023. The festival organization will contact the winners, prior to said date, in order to facilitate their attendance. to collect the award. Non-attendance at the awards ceremony will not imply any loss on the rights to collect the prize, but a thank you video will be requested.

14.2 The payment of the prize will be made to the directors of the short films.

15. The selected short films will transfer the exhibition rights only within the festival's programming. In no case will the Short Film Festival on the highest night transfer the work to third parties, nor will it disseminate it in whole or in part through the Internet or other digital media.

16. Registration implies acceptance of all bases. Taking part in the festival presupposes the acceptance of these bases.



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