Via XIV - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De Verín (6)



01 Mar 2021
Call for entries

31 Mar 2021
Early deadline

30 Apr 2021
Standard deadline

31 May 2021
Late deadline

15 Jun 2021
Festival closed

01 Sep 2021
Notification date

04 Sep 2021
11 Sep 2021



Festival description
Short film festival 31'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 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  31'<
 Any language
Spanish Galician English
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Festival start: 04 September 2021      Festival end: 11 September 2021

The Roman Road Via XIV crosses the Támega River Valley for over 2000 years. Almost diffused today, it was replaced by the current communication routes that cross our valley... some of them built over the Roman Via itself, others along old roads.

Throughout this time, ancient ways were the catalyst in the transmission of culture and in the expansion of Roman civilization; they were the path of new ideas, progress and communication between peoples.

The International Short Film Festival Via XIV wants to continue with this path of culture, attracting the eyes of creators from all over the world to the town of Verín. The role of shorts in cinema is fundamental as an axis of expression, but also as a tannery of new values that find in the limitation of short story a positive tension to condense the ability to narrate, express and transmit it in a audiovisual work.

- Jury Award to the Best Film in ANOTHER GAZE competition: 750€ and Trophy.

- Jury Award to the Best Film in HORIZONS competition: 750€ and Trophy.

- Jury Award to the Best Film in A RAIA competition: 750€ and Trophy.: 750€ y Trofeo

- Jury Award to the Best Film in NOVA competition: 750€ and Trophy.

- Public Award: 600€ and Trophy.

- Jury Mention: Diploma.

- NUMAX Award: one week in NUMAX Cinema (Santiago de Compostela)

Short films submitted to the contest must have been made after January 2019.

It will be valued that the works in competition are Spanish premieres. The history of exhibitions will be recorded in the observations on the registration form.

Short films shorter than 31 minutes of any genre will be accepted. The organization will decide in which category it considers to locate each film and will communicate it to the authors before closing the programming.

Each author, producer or distributor will be able to make all the inscriptions they deem appropriate, but the organization will not accept mass shipments.

Works previously sent to the FIC Vía XIV will not be accepted.

Advertising and / or commercial videos will be excluded.

For the pre-selection, the works must be uploaded in the following format:
- MPEG4 AVC (codec H264).
- Maximum bit transfer rate: 3000 kbps
- Audio: AAC.
- Embedded subtitles.
- Minimum resolution: 480 p
- The file must not exceed 2 Gb.

The deadline to submit the films will be May, 31st, 2020.
Registration will be free and will be done through the FESTHOME platform or on the Festival website (, completing all the fields indicated. For any questions:

Films in languages ​​other than Spanish or Galician must include subtitles in Spanish, Galician or english.

All short films must have the following screening format:

- AVI, MOV, MP4 or MPEG (H264 codec)
- Bitratemax 15000kbps
- Audio AAC
- Resolution: 720 x 576 or higher.
- Embedded subtitles

If a short film is selected, the legal representative of the same must send three images, trailer of the work, and any other material that he deems appropriate for use in the publications of the Festival, in any of the means used. It must also authorize the use of the trailer for the dissemination of the Festival and the works themselves.

The Festival will not pay exhibition fees for the selected films.

The selected works will be exhibited within the program of the IV Edition of the International Short Film Festival VIV XIV of Verín.

The FIC Via XIV of Verín will accept works in four thematic categories:

CARNIVAL - ANOTHER LOOK. Category dedicated to Carnival, understanding the term in its broadest sense and with a metaphorical meaning of changing roles, which will collect works that destroy the Cartesian rules, that create alternative spaces, works that experiment with the cinematographic language, that handle surreal codes and dreamlike.

MIGRATION / BORDER - HORIZONS. Category that will influence the idea of ​​the horizon as an imaginary and invisible, distant and unattainable line of great emotional and symbolic violence as a metaphor for migration.

On the other hand, the horizon as a line that separates here from there, as a kind of border between where we are and any other place.

GALLEGO / PORTUGUESA - LA RAIA. Some of the best films in the world are made from the banks of a small and silent river ... Given the uniqueness of our territory, the Támega Valley divided by the Raia, and our history of emigration and border with all its meanings in both banks, this category will host short films by filmmakers from Galicia and Portugal.

NOT GOING. Short films that have no place in the categorized topics will be selected; It is a general category that will include contemporary films, author's cinema and works that are not governed by obsolete industrial formats.

The following awards are established:

Jury Prize for Best Short Film of the Official Category CARNAVAL
- ANOTHER LOOK: € 750 and Trophy.
Jury Prize for Best Short Film of the Official MIGRATION / BORDER Category - HORIZONTES: € 750 and Trophy.
Jury Prize for Best Short Film of the Official Category GALLEGO / PORTUGUESA - LA RAIA: € 750 and Trophy.
Jury Prize for Best Short Film of the Official NOVA Category: € 750 and Trophy.
Audience Award for Best Short Film: € 600 and Trophy.

In case of a tie between two shorts (ex aequo), the prize will be divided among the winners.

The prizes are subject to the tax withholdings of each country that by law are in force at the time the Festival is held, as of September 2021.

The legal representative of the short film undertakes to present works whose contents are original and of which he has the rights. The Organization is not responsible for further problems in this regard.

The organization reserves the right to use up to 20% of the minutes of each piece selected for promotional use of the festival and the works themselves.

The winning works may be exhibited in full, after the celebration of the event, in a circuit of promotional events of the III Edition of the Festival of Curtas Via XIV of Verín, as well as in external cycles, prior communication to the person responsible for the legal work.

The Jury will be formed by professionals from the fields of cinema, culture and art. The jury may establish as many special mentions, accésits and prizes ex aequo as it considers, as well as declare the prizes deserted. Your decision will be final.

For the public prize, the votes will be made by ballot that will be given to the attendees before each session. The work will be the winner with the best average.

The organization reserves the right to edit these rules.

Participation in this call implies acceptance of these rules.

The organization will have the last decision, on any doubt, misunderstanding or error on these participation bases. Your decision will be final.



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