Tabaca Film Fest (1)

lo Festival de Cinema Mitològic dels Pirineus



Deadlines

10 Apr 2024
Call for entries

12 Jul 2024
Final deadline

24
days

26 Jul 2024
Notification date

27 Sep 2024
29 Sep 2024

Address

Camí Comunidor,  25570, Ribera de Cardós, Lérida, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<


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 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Catalan Spanish
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Festival start: 27 September 2024      Festival end: 29 September 2024

"The fantastic emerges from reality like the moon over a misty swamp".

The idea of the Festival comes from our passion for Pallars Sobirà, a faraway region in the Pyrenees, for its stories and legends, and for cinema. Our concern for preserving the most mysterious legacy of this territory has grown to finally become the Tabaca Film Fest.

It is indeed a land full of myths and legends, but every corner of the world has its own Yeti, its own mermaid, its own werewolf, its own mountain guardian, in short, its own mythological imaginary.

With the Tabaca Film Fest, we want to recover all these stories from the Pallars, the Pyrenees and elsewhere, through the art we know best, cinema.

We believe that this Festival can bring together several values in which we believe: quality cinema and preservation of the historical-mythological memory, in an incomparable natural setting.

The Tabaca Film Fest - the mythological film Festival of the Pyrenees - is a Festival in which fiction, animation and documentary genres participate in a short-film format, and which consists of an international competition section and complementary activities.

The first edition of the Tabaca Film Fest will be held in Vall de Cardós from the 27th to the 29th of September 2024 in person.

It will consist of an opening ceremony, screenings of the finalist films, and a closing gala with the award ceremony. In parallel, there will also be talks on local mythology, a guided tour of the most mysterious places in the Vall de Cardós, cultural activities and a concert.

For the first edition of the Festival, there will be a single competitive section, the Tabaca section.

This section will bring together a selection of fiction, animated and documentary short films from the international panorama of a maximum of 30 minutes, produced after the 1st of January 2022 in any digital format and in any language.

The short films in this section will compete for the following prizes:

- the First Tabaca Prize, awarded with 800€ and a trophy

- the Second Tabaca Prize, awarded with 400€ and a trophy

- the Biterna Prize, awarded with 400€ and a trophy, for the best short film inspired by mythological characters or places from the Pyrenean valleys that includes local dialect and/or identity traits

All the selected short films will also compete for the Tabaca Audience Award, which will consist of a special mention after a popular vote among those attending the Festival screenings.

The following rules regulate the candidacy of short films for the official competitive section.

PARTICIPATION

All the short films presented must be inspired by the mythological world in the broadest sense of the word.

We understand mythology as a set of myths, legends, fables, superstitions, premonitions, tales, traditions or familiar stories, that identify or belong to a geographical area or a culture.

Modern reinterpretations of these ancestral myths in a more contemporary context are also included. All these stories may have a historical or fictional basis, or a mixture of the two.

SECTIONS AND AWARDS

For the first edition of the Festival, there will be a single competitive section, the Tabaca section, which will bring together a selection of fiction, animated and documentary short films from the international panorama of a maximum of 30 minutes, produced after the 1st of January 2022 in any digital format and in any language.

The short films in this section will compete for the following prizes:

- the First Tabaca Prize, awarded with 800 € and a trophy

- the Second Tabaca Prize, awarded with 400 € and a trophy

- the Biterna Prize, awarded with 400 € and a trophy, for the best short film inspired by mythological characters or places from the Pyrenean valleys that includes local dialect and/or identity traits

OTHER PRIZES

All the selected short films will also compete for the Tabaca Audience Award, which will consist of a special mention after a popular vote among those attending the Festival screenings.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRIES

- The films must be inspired by the mythological world in the broadest sense of the word
- The films can be shot in any digital format and in any language
- The films must be presented in their original version
- Subtitling in Catalan or Spanish will be compulsory if the film is not edited in either of these languages
- The maximum length of the film is 30 minutes
- The films in competition must be short films produced in the current year of the Festival or up to two years earlier (from 1st January 2022)
- Short films that have been posted for public viewing on the Internet or commercially released in Pallars Sobirà will not be admitted to the competition

INSCRIPTIONS

Films can only be submitted to the Festival through the www.Festhome.com platform.

Registration on the Festhome platform involves submitting a synopsis, an artistic and technical dossier, a properly functioning online link and updated contact details. The participant must make sure that the YouTube, Vimeo or other network's password does not expire or change until the end of the Festival.

The registration of a film implies the payment of a symbolic fee of 1€.

Due to its commitment to equality and in order to support women, gender non-conforming people and racialised people in film production, the Festival may request information on gender (feminine, masculine, non-binary, other) and the identification of non-white people in order to elaborate reliable statistics that allow us to determine the degree of inclusion in the audiovisual field.

DEADLINES AND NOTIFICATIONS

- Registration deadline: 12th July 2024 via www.Festhome.com
- Notification of finalists: 26th July 2024 via email
- Notification of the winners and the Special Audience Award: in person during the closing ceremony of the Festival

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTED FILMS

- Submission of additional materials and screening copies: before 23rd of August 2024
- Additional materials will consist of photographs of the director, stills, posters, trailers and other audiovisual and promotional materials
- The screening copy must be submitted in HD format

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE WINNING SHORT FILMS

- The prize-winners commit to include the mention of the Tabaca Film Fest award in subsequent screenings of their films
- The prize-winners authorise the Festival to use all the audiovisual materials provided for the promotion and publicity of the Festival in all its physical and digital media, including the social networks of the Festival and related entities

JURY

The Festival Management will appoint the jury, whose decision will be final. The prizes may not be declared void.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

- The authors of the films must make sure that their films do not violate the rights of third parties. The Festival accepts no responsibility in this respect
- With the registration, the screening and exhibition rights, either fragmented or complete, are granted to the Festival for its promotion. This excludes any commercial or non-promotional events
- The registered productions will become part of the Tabaca Film Fest videographic documentation fund, and the Festival will be authorised to reproduce them for 1 year from the end of the Festival within the framework of its activities
- The registration of a film implies the total acceptance of these rules and regulations
- The Festival will facilitate, as far as possible, the attendance of the crew of the selected films to the Festival
- The Festival has the right to programme films that do not meet the above-mentioned requirements for artistic reasons
- The Festival has the right to gather the films for their screening as it deems appropriate
- All decisions made by the Festival are final

CONTACT

tabacafilmfest@gmail.com
tabacafilmfest.com
@tabacafilmfest


  

 
  

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