Curtas – Festival do Imaxinario (49)

CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO



Deadlines

24 Feb 2021
Call for entries

01 Jul 2021
Festival closed

15 Sep 2021
Notification date

22 Oct 2021
31 Oct 2021

Address

Celso Emilio Ferreiro, 2-4D,  36600, VIllagarcía de Arousa, Pontevedra, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish Galician
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Festival start: 22 October 2021      Festival end: 31 October 2021

Born as the Amateur Film Festival of Vilagarcía in 1973, the Curtas Film Fest has been held uninterruptedly for 48 years in Vilagarcía de Arousa. It’s the film festival dean of Galicia and one of the contests with more tradition of Spain. Specialized in fantastic cinema, but maintains a section for other genres, including documentary.

AWARDS

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Feature Films)

- Best Fantastic Film Award. Trophy.

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC LATINAMERICA SECTION (Feature Films)

- Best Fantastic Latinamerican Film Award. Trophy.


OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Short Films)

- Best Fantastic Short Film Award. 666€ + Trophy.
- Best Animated Short Film Award. 666€ + Trophy.
- Best Short Film Director Award. Trophy.

‘OTHER GENRES’ OFFICIAL SECTION
- Best ‘Other Genres’ Short Film Award. 500€ + Trophy.
- Best ‘Other Genres’ Documentary Film Award. 500€ + Trophy.

‘MADE IN GALICIA’ CROSS SECTION
- Best ‘Made in Galicia’ Short Film Award. 500€ + Trophy.
- Best ‘Made in Galicia’ Short Film Director Award. Trophy.

VIDEOART & EXPERIMENTAL OFFICIAL SECTION

- ROBERTO CAMBA Award to the best film. 300€ + Trophy.

AUDIENCE AWARDS
- Best Film Audience Award. Trophy.
- Best Short Film Audience Award. Trophy.

CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, the dean Galician film festival, is a festival specialized in Fantastic Genre Cinema (Horror, Fantasy and Science Fiction) that also includes other genres in a specific section, and other arts such as comics, literature, etc ...

CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO will celebrate its 49th edition in Vilagarcía de Arousa, from October 23-21, 2021.


1. CATEGORIES

For the 49th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, establish the following categories in competition:

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Feature Films)
Horror, fantasy and science fiction films, and animated films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2020 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they not have been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC LATINAMERICA SECTION (Feature Films)
Horror, fantasy and science fiction films, and animated films from latinamerican countries, made after January 1st, 2020 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). It will be valued that they not have been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Short Films)
Horror, fantasy and science fiction short films, and animated short films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2020 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand) and that not have been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia. Its duration will not exceed 20 minutes, credits included.

‘OTHER GENRES’ OFFICIAL SECTION (Short Films and Documentaries)
Other genres different from horror, fantasy or science fiction short films, and Documentary films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2020 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand) and that not have been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia. In the case of short films, their duration will not exceed 20 minutes, including credits.

VIDEOART & EXPERIMENTAL OFFICIAL SECTION
Videoart or experimental films from any nationality, made after January 1st, 2020 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand) and that not have been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

‘MADE IN GALICIA’ CROSS SECTION
Cross section that combines Galician fiction and animation feature and short films made after January 1st, 2020 that have not been commercially released in cinemas, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand) and that not have been exhibited previously in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

For participation purposes in this section, for Galician Works it’s understood that the pieces must have been produced by producers from Galicia or from outside Galicia but whose director is Galician. In the case of short films, their duration will not exceed 20 minutes, including credits.


2. SELECTION PROCESS AND AWARDS

INSCRIPTION AND DOCUMENTATION
To participate in the 49th edition of the CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, it is necessary to register and complete the registration form that will be found on the platforms authorized for it before July 1st, 2021.

Entries must be submitted by uploading to any of the designated platforms.

All works in the different sections of the Festival must be presented in the original version, and for those whose original language is not Spanish or Galician must include subtitles in one of these two languages.

JURY
The Festival Management will designate the juries of the different sections to competition, whose decisions will be unappealable and should not be justified.

Individuals with interests in the production, distribution, or any other type of exploitation or participation with the Works selected for competition may not be part of the jury of the different sections in competition.

Prizes of all categories may not be declared void.

AWARDS

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Feature Films)

- Best Fantastic Film Award. Trophy.

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC LATINAMERICA SECTION (Feature Films)

- Best Fantastic Latinamerican Film Award. Trophy.


OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Short Films)

- Best Fantastic Short Film Award. 666€ + Trophy.
- Best Animated Short Film Award. 666€ + Trophy.
- Best Short Film Director Award. Trophy.

‘OTHER GENRES’ OFFICIAL SECTION
- Best ‘Other Genres’ Short Film Award. 500€ + Trophy.
- Best ‘Other Genres’ Documentary Film Award. 500€ + Trophy.

‘MADE IN GALICIA’ CROSS SECTION
- Best ‘Made in Galicia’ Short Film Award. 500€ + Trophy.
- Best ‘Made in Galicia’ Short Film Director Award. Trophy.

VIDEOART & EXPERIMENTAL OFFICIAL SECTION

- ROBERTO CAMBA Award to the best film. 300€ + Trophy.

AUDIENCE AWARDS
- Best Film Audience Award. Trophy.
- Best Short Film Audience Award. Trophy.

AUDIENCE AWARD: in all the categories, will be granted to the film that obtains a higher average score based on the votes cast.

The payment of the economic prizes will be made by bank transfer. Winners must sign a receipt in order to receive the payment.

The awards are subject to the taxation established by law and their responsibility corresponds to the winner and is outside the organization of the festival.


3. REQUERIMENTS FOR SELECTED WORKS

Once the selection of a work by the Festival, for any of the Sections, has been made, it can not be withdrawn. In addition, the works will not be able to compete, to be exhibited, nor to appear in other Galician festivals nor similar events realized in Galicia before its projection in the CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO. Failure to comply with this condition may result in disqualification of the work.

Those responsible for the awarded films undertake to include the festival's laurels in the copies that are distributed for the exhibition of the work in film competitions, theaters, VOD platforms, or any other type of exhibition.

The laurels must appear before the projection of the film and will be provided by the organization of the Curtas Festival do Imaxinario. They must also be included in the promotional material of the film, both printed (Poster, dossier, postcards, etc.) and digital (Web, RRSS, etc.).

The registration of a film for competition at the 49th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO implies full acceptance and compliance with the present Bases of Participation and its possible annexes.

PROGRAMMING AND EXHIBITION RIGHTS
During the celebration of the contest, the selected works will be shown in a single pass unless the work will be awarded for Best Film or Best Film 'Made in Galicia' in the case of feature films or Best Short Film, Best Short Film 'Made in Galicia' or Better Animation Short Film, and the winners on the Documentary, Videoart & Experimental, in which case the work will be screened again after the awards ceremony of the Festival.

The owners and / or representatives of the works presented to CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO exempt the festival from any payment or fee in concept of author's rights to any management entity for the non-commercial public exhibition of the works, as long as the exhibition is produced only and exclusively within the official dates of the event by virtue of the informative and free nature thereof.

The finalist and winning films in the official sections of Short Film and Short Film 'Made in Galicia' may be exhibited in their entirety, after the celebration of the Festival, in the different acts of dissemination and promotion carried out by the CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, regardless of its location, previous communication to the representative of the work.

CATALOGUE AND DOCUMENTATION
The documentation requested by the Festival for the official catalog, programming guide and website (synopsis, biofilmography, art and technical file, photographs of the director and the film) will be taken from the online registration form which must be completed before August 15th, 2021 in all categories. In case of needing additional material will be required by the Festival to be delivered before September 5th, 2021.


4. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS

These rules may be completed or modified, prior to the start date of the 49th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DE LO IMAGINARIO, after communication to the interested parties, with any other annexes deemed appropriate by the Organization .

The interpretation of these rules will be exclusively the responsibility of the Festival Management.


CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO
— 49TH Edition —
INSCRIPTIONS DEPARTMENT
Phone.: +34 653 378 415
inscripciones@curtas.org
http://www.curtas.org



  

 
  

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