Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges de Vila-seca (8)

Vila-seca Short Film Festival


10 Mar 2023
Call for entries

30 Jun 2023
Festival closed

15 Jul 2023
Notification date

13 Oct 2023
22 Oct 2023


Celler de Vila-seca,  43480, VILA-SECA, TARRAGONA, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

GOYA Qualifier festival logo qualifying festival
Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
Catalan Spanish
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Festival start: 13 October 2023      Festival end: 22 October 2023

The FICVI -Vila-seca International Short Film Festival- will be held in Vila-seca the 13th to the 22th of october, 2023.

The topic and genre of the productions are free.

The categories are:



1st prize for best Fiction International Short film
€ 1,500 + trophy

1st prize for best Fiction National Short film
€ 1,500 + trophy

1st prize for best Animation Short film
€ 1,500 + trophy

Award D.O. Catalonia (1)
€ 1,000 + trophy

Audience award for best short film
€ 500 + trophy

Young Jury Award for Best Short Film
€ 500 + trophy

In situ 1st prize
€ 700 + trophy

In situ 2nd prize
€ 300 + trophy

It’s mandatory the presence of the director, producer or a member of the tram in order to earn the prize. In the other hand, if nobody comes it means the renounce of the award and it won’t be delivered.

* All prizes are subject to current taxes.
(1) Only the shorts film in Catalan can opt to the D.O Catalonia award


The FICVI -Vila-seca International Short Film Festival- will be held in Vila-seca the 13th to the 22th of october, 2023. It is organized by Patronat de Turisme de Vila-seca.

If you realized a short film and you want to participate, read the rules properly.

Who can participate in the FICVI?
• All the short films produced after the 1st January 2022 can participate.
• is an international movie festival.
• Each participant can submit 1 work per category.

Topic and genere
The topic and genre of the productions are free.

The categories are:
Ficction Short films.
Animated short films.

Format and lenght of the videos
• The productions can be shot in any format, with 30 minutes maximum.
• The screenings will be in digital video
• All the works must be submitted with Spanish or Catalan subtitles.

Inscription process
The inscriptions of the short films will be formalized by directors, producers or their legal representative
You can sign up through using the page Festhome.

Registration deadline

The deadline for entries is the 30th of June 2023. The entries received after the expedition date will not be accepted.

Selection process

• A committee will make a previous selection of the presented works and will send an email sufficiently in advance (at least five-teen days before the Festival) to the participants, movie producers and directors of the selected short films. The Festival will also communicate by hand the list of winners to all the classifieds. This communication will be sent to the person in the short movie’s inscription form.

• The works with a promotional nature will not be accepted.

• Once the work selected, it can not be removed from the Festival program.

• The selected films will be screened publicly during the festival.

Screening, use and intellectual property rights of the short films

• The directors and producers are responsible for ensuring that the content of his works does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties and exempts the organizing Committee from any statutory liability.

• Selected works may be used to enhance and / or promote the festival.

Accommodations and stay for the selected short film’s directors

Shipping of the films for display

The selected films must be sent in the display format before the 15th august of 2023 through Wetransfer or Mega to info@ficvi.cat
The Festival doesn’t need copies of the projection. If a work, given its specifications, requires the projection copy (USB Drive, Hard Disk or optical device) the staff will pay the charge of the devolution of the copy to the producer/distributor or to another festival, if you ask for it and only if it is in the national territory.

The organisation has a civil liability insurance to face off the expenses of the damage or loss of a projection copy, or some other material sent by the participants, the festival will be responsible of their immediate replacement

Received video files for the projection must be:

Received video files for the projection must be:

• The minimum resolution projection Festival is 1920x1080 (1080p)
• File extension: the format of the received file is .mov , mp4.
• Video Codec: video codec used is Apple ProRes 422 or H264/MPEG4 AVC.
• Audio codec: audio codec used is AAC or PCM.

Complementary material from the selected works that must be sent

Supplementary Material of selected works:

• Director’s filmography.
• 1 Photocopy of the director or producer’s ID.
• 1 Picture of the director in jpeg format at 300 pixels resolution.
• 3 photographs of the short film scenes in jpeg format at 300 pixels resolution.
• Posters and other promotional material.
• The format for the subtitles must be .srt

Commitments for the awarded short films.

The producers and directors of the short films at the time of placing their works in the FICVI, agree that, in case of getting any of the awards bestowed by the festival it will include a written reference to this award in all distributed copies of the short film for exhibition in theatres, DVD, internet and / or audiovisual events, as well as on all printed information and promotional material, such as, press-books, posters, etc. . This reference will consist of a text with the type of award received, accompanied by the name of the festival.

About the jury and votations.

A jury appointed by the organization and formed by representatives of the field of culture and audiovisual will decide the awards. The jury's decisions are unappealable.

The Audience Award will be decided by those attending the festival.

The young jury award will be decided by final year students of Audiovisual Communication at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili from Tarragona.

In the case of a tied, the amount will be divided among the considered works.

The Organizing Committee can resolve any issue not covered in their bases. Their decisions will be unappealable.

The participation in the Festival, and therefore, the acceptation of the rules, implies the cession of the Broadcast rights without any other requirement. The organisation keeps for itself the partial or total use of the short films of the official section for the promotion or diffusion of the Festival and always with a non-commercial or lucrative purpose.



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