Maniatic, Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico De Manises (8)

Maniatic, Festival Internacional de cine Fantástico de Manises


14 May 2023
Call for entries

10 Sep 2023
Festival closed

21 Nov 2023
Notification date

20 Nov 2023
25 Nov 2023


Carrer García Lorca, 6, 46940 Manises, València,  46940, Manises, Valencia, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 180'<
 Any language
Catalan Spanish English
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Festival start: 20 November 2023      Festival end: 25 November 2023

MANIATIC- FANTASTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MANISES it´s a festival of fantastic genre to bring the world of the short film to the new generations of spectators who otherwise would not have access to the latest creations of the future directors of cinema.

Premio al mejor cortometraje Nacional (500€ Y Trofeo)

Premio a Mejor Cortometraje Internacional (500€ y Trofeo)

Premio del Público al mejor cortometraje (300€ Y Trofeo)

Premio Mejor Director. (Trofeo)

Premio Mejor Guión. (Trofeo)

Premio Mejor Fotografía. (Trofeo)

Premio Mejor Actor. (Trofeo)

Premio Mejor Actriz. (Trofeo)


This year, the festival will be held from November 20 to 25, 2023.

The festival is INTERNATIONAL. Participation in the festival is open to all filmmakers of any nationality over 18 years of age.


2.1- The festival is focused on the fantastic genre, so both the Feature Films and the short films must belong to this genre in any of its variants: Horror, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Black Comedy, Thriller, Experimental... be it fiction, documentary or Animation The theme is free. Films of a promotional, advertising, touristic or similar nature will not be accepted. The organization will evaluate all proposals received in the same way.

2.2- The minimum duration of the Feature Films in competition will be 60 MINUTES. The maximum duration of the short films in competition will be 30 MINUTES.

2.3- To participate in the Official Section, the works must have been PRODUCED FROM JANUARY 1, 2021.

2.4- The short films may be shot in any language. The works registered for PRESELECTION must be presented in their original version WITH SUBTITLES in Spanish or English if the original version is in languages other than Spanish or Valencian.

The submission and registration deadline for Feature Films and Short Films will be September 10, 2023.

Registration will cost €6 per short film and €16 in the case of Feature Films. It will be done online, by sending the short film through the following platform:

Each author or collective may submit more than one work, but only one work per author may be selected. All documentation received will become part of the festival archive.

The registration fee will be €16 for Feature Films.

The registration fee will be €6 for Short Films.

Official section of feature films.
Fiction, animation or documentary feature films of any nationality made after January 1, 2021 that have not been commercially released in exhibition halls, video, television, audiovisual event in the Valencian Community or VOD platforms (video on demand).

Official section of short films in competition and parallel section.

For short films, the festival consists of the following SECTIONS: Official Short Film Section (Competitive) and Parallel Short Film Section (out of competition).

The organization reserves the right to modify the categories into which the festival is divided.

The organization will pay all the short films selected in the OFFICIAL COMPETITION SECTION the amount of €100 as payment for selection. Said payment will be made to the producer of the short film.

6. JURY.
The jury will be made up of 6 people, professionals from the film world and representatives of the organization. The jury's decision is final.

The following AWARDS are established for the official competitive section, awarded by the jury, the public attending the screenings and the organization of the Festival:

– Official Selection of short films:
Award for the best National short film (€500 and Trophy)
Best International Short Award (€500 and Trophy)
Audience Award for Best Short Film (€300 and Trophy)
Best Director Award. (Trophy)
Best Screenplay Award. (Trophy)
Best Photography Award. (Trophy)
Best Actor Award. (Trophy)
Best Actress Award. (Trophy)

The prizes will be announced during the prize-giving ceremony. The trophies will be offered to the award-winning attendees (or to the person authorized by them for that purpose) at said ceremony and in no case will they be sent by mail. Said prizes will be subject to the established legal withholdings. The jury reserves the right to award as many special mentions as it deems appropriate, even if deemed necessary it may declare the prizes void.


As of this edition, the following considerations regarding attendance at the festival will be taken into account:

-If the short or the director are from the Valencian community, it will be an essential condition to present the short to the public and participate in the subsequent discussion on the day of the projection of the work. The organization will put all the facilities at its disposal so that the director or representative of the short film can attend. If the director does not attend and does not send a representative, he will lose the right to the selection payment and will not be valued for the public award.

-If the short or the director is of Spanish nationality, it will be an essential condition, in case of being awarded, the attendance of the director or member of the team representing the short at least at the closing gala. The organization will put all the facilities within their reach so that the director or a representative can attend. Otherwise, the prize will be considered rejected and it will be awarded to the substitute considered by the Jury.

-If the short or the Director is of foreign Nationality, it will be an essential condition, in case of being awarded, that they send at least one Thank You Video for the closing gala.

Otherwise, the prize will be rejected and it will be awarded to the substitute considered by the Jury.


At the time of notification of the selection, the materials must be sent within the established term and in the required formats.

In the case of requiring thank you videos, they must be in the specific formats required for subsequent editing.

The short films must be delivered in h.264 or DCP format, with subtitles in Spanish or, failing that, English.

The author or owner will maintain his intellectual right and it will be his responsibility as long as they are not subject to any legal responsibility and there are no rights to third parties.

The presentation of a work to Maniatic entails, on the part of the selected participants, the non-privative transfer of the material to the organizing entities for its use in the different activities programmed with the sponsors of the festival. In the same way, the organization may use extracts from the work (never more than 3 min.) for advertising or promotional purposes of the festival.

Registration implies acceptance of these bases. Any issue not provided for in the bases will be resolved by the organization of the Festival.

These bases are subject to possible modifications and/or annexes for reasons beyond the control of the organization.

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