Rural FilmFest (13)



Deadlines

24 Jul 2024
Call for entries

25 Oct 2024
Early deadline

31 Jan 2025
Standard deadline

28 Mar 2025
Late deadline

25 Apr 2025
Final deadline

05 May 2025
Notification date

30 Jun 2025
06 Jul 2025

Address

Partidas de Elche,  03294, Camp d'Elx, Alicante, 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
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2010
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 30 June 2025      Festival end: 06 July 2025

Rural FilmFest, member of Green Film Network (GFN), is an international itinerant film festival, which offers a current overview of international documentary film, fiction and animation in a short, medium and long format related to the rural world, ecology, sustainability and natural and cultural resources. Rural FilmFest is not a common film festival, it is a unique and unrepeatable event. It is a summer camp, with excursions, multi-adventure, geocaching awards ceremony (Yes, you read that right. As a filmmaker you will have to find your trophy at the closing gala via GPS coordinates), international coexistence, dance, party and lifelong friendships. It is the experience of your life and if you attend, you will not want it goes over and you will want to return next year... Just read the reviews to discover the opinions of other filmmakers who have attended the Rural FilmFest. If you have a fiction film, animation or documentary whether it is a short film or a feature film, do not hesitate to submit.

Exhibiting filmmakers receive accommodation during all the festival for two persons and they will personally present their work to the audience and enjoy the full festival activities.

= Awards =
- Audience Award granted by the Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH) - Cave-art Deer + 600€ (award subject to the withholdings established by law).

Short films EcoFilms Competition
- Best documentary EcoFilms Short film Award - Cave-art Deer.
- Best fiction EcoFilms Short film Award - Cave-art Deer.
- Best animation EcoFilms Short film Award - Cave-art Deer.

Medium film EcoFilms Competition
- Best documentary EcoFilms Medium film Award - Cave-art Deer.
- Best fiction EcoFilms Medium film Award - Cave-art Deer.
- Best animation EcoFilms Medium film Award - Cave-art Deer.

Feature film EcoFilms Competition
- Best EcoFilms Feature film Award - Cave-art Deer.

Short films RuralFicción Competition
- Best fiction RuralFicción Short film Award - Cave-art Deer.
- Best animation RuralFicción Short film Award - Cave-art Deer.

Medium film RuralFicción Competition
- Best fiction RuralFicción Medium film Award - Cave-art Deer.
- Best animation RuralFicción Medium film Award - Cave-art Deer.

= Others Awards =
- Award to best children’s film - Cave-art Deer.
- Award to the best Valencian film - Cave-art Deer.
- Award to the best film Palmeral Mediterráneo - Cave-art Deer.

= Mentions =
Special Jury Mentions.

*Awards may change depending on the final budget obtained by RFF.

To participate:

You have a film.

No matter where you come from. The Festival is open to filmmakers from all over the world.

You can submit as many films as you wish. It is not a problem if the films have been previously screened, shown on the Internet or in other festivals.

The films may be in Spanish or in any other language with Spanish subtitles. For the SELECTION process are not necessary Spanish subtitles but if your film is selected we will ask you Spanish subtitles for the public screening.

The organization can use pieces from the selected films (10% maximum) to promote them and the festival. Selected films of Rural FilmFest will become part of "Rural FilmFest Tour" besides being able to participate in any of the activities constituting Rural FilmFest. Authors will be informed in advance of each event.

Competition Categories:

- EcoFilms: Fiction, animation and documentary films, in which the central theme is related to ecology, nature and everything that has to do with the rural world.

​- RuralFicción: free themed films.

- Rural Kids: Films for children.​

- Valencian film: Prize for the best Valencian film for those born or resident in the Valencian Community.

- Mediterranean Palm Grove: Films related to the palm grove. That deal with a wide range of themes such as uses, tradition, culture, trades, water, heritage, conservation, agriculture or sustainability.

Running time:

The short films may not run over 25 minutes.
The medium films from 25 to 45 minutes.
The feature films longer than 45 minutes.

Format:

All of the submitted films can participate, no matter the format. The screening will be from a digital file (participants will be informed about the format needed for the screening with time enough).

The organization reserves the right to accept a film, if it is not sent within the registration period together with all the necessary documents.

The authors, producers or owners of the rights of the works, give specifically the rights of exhibition for the realization of the screenings in the programmes of the different sections in which they have been selected in Rural FilmFest.

Once the films have been received, and until the deadline, the organization will select those taking part in the competition and will inform the selected participants.

Registration implies acceptance of all the regulations. All fees are non-refundable. We are not able to pay a screening fees. Any other issue which is not included here will be sorted by the RFF 2025 organisation.





  

 
  

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