FICVI, Festival Internacional de Curtmetratges de Vila-seca (9)



Deadlines

18 Jun 2024
Call for entries

31 Jul 2024
Final deadline

1
mth

01 Oct 2024
Notification date

08 Nov 2024
17 Nov 2024

Address

C/ Castillejos, 21,  43480, Vila-seca, Tarragona, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<


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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 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
 Any language
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Catalan
English


Festival start: 08 November 2024      Festival end: 17 November 2024

FICVI, International Short Film Festival of Vila-seca is a festival focused on the exhibition of short films.

It is organized by the Vila-seca Tourism Board and collaborates with the Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España – Premios Goya as a Collaborating Contest in the Preselection of Short Films in the categories of Fiction and Animation for the Goya Awards.

The IX edition of the FICVI, Vila-seca International Short Film Festival will be held from November 8 to 17, 2024.

1. Honorary award for professional career - €1,000

2. Best animated short film award. All animated short films in the OFFICIAL SECTION are eligible for this award - €1,500

3. Best Catalan and/or Spanish animated short filmaward - This award is the automatic preselection in the category of Best Animated Short Film by the Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

4. Best fiction short film award. All fiction short films in the OFFICIAL SECTION are eligible for this award - €1,500

5. Best Catalan and/or Spanish fiction short film Award - This award is the automatic preselection in the category of Best Fiction Short Film by the Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

6. Best documentary short film Award - €1,500

7. Young Jury Award to for the best short film - €1,000

8. Young Audience Award for the best short film – €500

9. Audience Award for the best short film - €500

10. 1st IN SITU Award – €700

11. 2nd IN SITU Award – €300

1. GOALS

FICVI is a festival specialized in the short film format that wants to celebrate and bring the best international and national cinema to the town of Vila-seca, betting on emerging, daring and diverse cinema, both as a theme and also as a genre.

FICVI aims to promote cinematography in general. It also supports short film directors and creates a reference space where they can promote their work.

2. PROGRAMME

The programme of the Vila-seca International Short Film Festival is structured into two competitive sections:

Official Selection: includes short films of less than 30 minutes from the following genres: fiction, documentary and animation (with date release after January 1, 2023).

IN SITU: short films of less than 3 minutes created by inhabitants of Vila-seca and the Tarragona region on a theme determined by the festival organization, located in Vila-seca. It will be accompanied by a training workshop to develop the works. The official call for the workshop and the complete rules of the section will be announced on September 15, 2024.

All films in competition must be animated, fiction or documentary shorts. A short film is defined as any work with a cinematic intention of less than 30 minutes.

The programmed films must not have been released (commercially or broadcast on television) in Spain and, preferably, must not have been previously screened at any festival in Spain.
The selection of short films is the responsibility of the festival's programming team, which selects all the titles that make up the different sections.

Gender parity will be taken into account in the selection of short films.

The FICVI sessions will be programmed by theme regardless of their film genres.

*The organization reserves the right to exceptionally program short films already shown previously.

3. AWARDS

Honorary award for professional career - €1,000

Best animated short film award. All animated short films in the OFFICIAL SECTION are eligible for this award - €1,500

Best Catalan and/or Spanish animated short filmaward - This award is the automatic preselection in the category of Best Animated Short Film by the Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

Best fiction short film award. All fiction short films in the OFFICIAL SECTION are eligible for this award - €1,500

Best Catalan and/or Spanish fiction short film Award - This award is the automatic preselection in the category of Best Fiction Short Film by the Goya Awards from the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences.

Best documentary short film Award - €1,500

Young Jury Award for the best short film - €1,000

Young Audience Award for the best short film – €500

Audience Award for the best short film - €500

1st IN SITU Award – €700

2nd IN SITU Award – €300

None of the awards indicated in these rules may be declared void.

The awards for best animated short film, best fiction short film and best documentary short film may be international or national.

The production companies and directors of the short films, when registering their works to the FICVI Vila-seca International Curtmetratges Festival, accept that, in the event of obtaining any of the prizes awarded by the festival, will include a written reference of this award on each and every copy of the short film that they distribute for exhibition in commercial theaters, DVDs, the Internet and/or audiovisual events, as well as in all printed informative and promotional material (press-books, posters, etc.) This reference will consist of a text with the type of the award won, accompanied by the name of the festival.

Directors or producers will have to previously ensure that the content of their work does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties and exempt the Organizing Committee from any legal responsibility.

The jury's decision and the selection of the programming team are final and no correspondence will be maintained regarding their decisions.

*All prizes will be subject to applicable legal withholdings.

4. JURY

The selection of the winning works will be designated by 3 types of juries.

Official Section Jury

Young Jury

IN SITU Jury

This will be designated by the organization and made up of representatives from the field of culture and audiovisual media. The jury's decisions will be final.

The Audience Award will be decided by festival attendees.

The Young Jury Award will be decided by students in their final year of audiovisual studies, new filmmakers and/or acting students.

If it is considered essential to award a prize ex aequo, the amount will be divided among the works considered.

5. OFFICIAL SECTION

5.1 REGISTRATIONS

Short films can be registered exclusively through the platform Festhome.

Short film registrations will be formalized by the directors, producers or their legal representatives.

The registration period begins on 18 June 2024 and ends on July 30 2024. Registrations that arrive with a later date will not be accepted.

Once the work is selected, it cannot be removed from the Festival programming.

Works of an advertising nature will not be admitted.

Directors or producers will have to previously ensure that the content of their work does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties and exempt the Organizing Committee from any legal responsibility.

If the submitted short film is not the original version in Catalan or Spanish, it will be necessary to include subtitles in English and ideally also in Catalan and/or Spanish.

The registration of a work in this festival implies acceptance of its rules.

5.3 SELECTION

A committee will make a prior selection of the works presented and the name of the selected works will be communicated by email, with sufficient advance notice, to all participants, producers and/or directors of the registered short films.

Some fragments of the selected works may be used for the dissemination and/or promotion of the festival in the media (official trailer).

The selected short films will be publicly screened on the days of the festival.

The Artistic Direction of the Festival reserves the right to choose the section where the films will be exhibited.

You will be notified of the selection between September 1 and 10, 2024. Non-selected works will receive notification a maximum of one month before the celebration of the FICVI 2024.

Selection at the FICVI, Vila-seca International Short Film Festival entails acceptance of these rules.

5.3 MATERIALS

The short films will be screened in their original version. Those that are spoken in Catalan or Spanish will not need to have subtitles. Those that are in a foreign language will be presented in V.O. subtitled in Catalan or Spanish.

Short films must have a screening copy available in ProRes or H264 file.

The festival will not accept screening copies that do not meet the minimum exhibition conditions.

Each selected short film representative must send to the festival:

A copy of the short film with subtitles in Catalan or Spanish if the short film is in another language.

Screener link of the short film subtitled in English, according to the original language of the production.

The selected short films will receive a registration form (Entry Form), along with the screening agreement at the festival (Screening Agreement) and these Regulatory Terms. The person who has the rights to the documentary will sign the screening agreement authorizing participation in the Festival and will be solely responsible towards other people or companies that may have participated in the documentary. The Entry Form must be returned completed within the deadlines agreed upon in the FICVI.

Other necessary materials for the selected works:

- Biofilmography of the Director/Producer.
- 1 Photocopy of the Director/Producer's ID.
- 1 Photograph of the Director in *.jpeg format at 300 pixels resolution.
- 3 photographs of scenes from the short film in *.jpeg format at 300 pixels resolution.
- Poster and other promotional materials (paper and .jpg)
- Subtitled works must attach a .srt file

5.4 DIFUSSION RIGHTS

The Vila-seca International Short Film Festival reserves the right to record excerpts from the selected short films in order to disseminate the programming in the media and on social networks.

The participation in the Festival involves the use of the short film on an exclusively promotional and non-profit basis through the use of images, cuts, fragments and/or photographs of the short film, among other manifestations thereof, or of the short film and/or its soundtrack. Likewise, the festival may use the image of the participants and winners for the sole purposes of the selection procedure and the promotional events and awards ceremony.

The use of the short films and the image of the participants and winners described above may be carried out in any medium, support and/or mode of exploitation, including the rights of reproduction, distribution, public communication and making available to the public (always within the framework of what is established in the present stipulation of this Regulation) and does not entail any type of obligation and/or remuneration either in cash or in kind by the FICVI Festival in favor of the owners of the short films.

5.5 ASSISTANCE TO FICVI

The intention of the Vila-seca International Short Film Festival is that the screenings are accompanied by a presentation of the short film team.

The organization will invite a member of the short film team and will assume, if necessary and subject to the possibilities of the festival budget, transportation and accommodation costs in Vila-seca.

Participation in the FICVI, Vila-seca International Short Film Festival entails acceptance of these rules.

The Organizing Committee may resolve any issue not contemplated in the rules. Their decisions will be final.


  

 
  

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