Festival de Málaga (26)



Deadlines

01 Jun 2022
Call for entries

15 Nov 2022
Final deadline

4
mths

01 Feb 2023
Notification date

10 Mar 2023
19 Mar 2023

Address

Ramos Marín ,  29012, Málaga, Málaga, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >45'


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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 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >45'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 10 March 2023      Festival end: 19 March 2023

1. OBJECTIVES

The objectives of Festival de Málaga are to disseminate and promote Spanish films and their general cultural sphere.
In this sense, the Festival is also a platform for Latin American film productions. Its functions include hosting an event for the different professional sectors of films in Spanish (construed as films produced in Spain and all of Latin America, including Brazil) to boost their development and promote international sales.
In compliance with these objectives, the 26th Edition of Festival de Málaga will be held from 10th to 19th March 2023.

FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION
• Gold Biznaga for the BEST SPANISH FILM (*) with a cash prize 8,000 Euros
• Gold Biznaga for the BEST LATIN AMERICAN FILM with a cash prize of 8,000 Euros
• Silver Biznaga SPECIAL JURY AWARD
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SCREENPLAY
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
• Silver Biznaga for BEST FILM EDITING
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
ZONAZINE COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SPANISH FILM (*) with a cash prize 4,000 Euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST LATIN AMERICAN FILM with a cash prize 4,000 Euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
DOCUMENTARIES COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DOCUMENTARY with cash prize of 4,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for AUDIENCE AWARD (*)
(*) The Organizers shall determine which films are to be considered Spanish depending on the degree of participation
of Spanish production in the film.
FICTION SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
MÁLAGA SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
The short films not included in the final selection of the previous categories produced by companies located in the
province of Malaga and/or directed by directors born or currently residing in the province of Malaga may be selected
and programmed in the category ‘Malaga Short Films ‘, competing for the following awards:
• Silver Biznaga for BEST FICTION SHORT FILM with a cash prize of 1,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED OR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM with a cash prize of 1,000
euros
• AUDIENCE Award (**)
CINEMA COCINA COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST FILM with a cash prize of 4,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FILM (**)
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM (**)
+MALAGA INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FILM with a cash prize of 8,000 euros

(**) AUDIENCE AWARD: The Audience Award will be the result, in all applicable categories, 50% based on the decision
of a popular jury constituted for this purpose and 50% of the votes from the audience (whose points will also be the
average of the votes cast), with the exception of documentaries (of any length) and Cinema Cocina section, which will have their own jury.
And all films in the +Málaga section are candidates for an Audience Award destined to the film’s distributor in Spain, which
will be gived by the spectators who are attending the first screening of the film

2. SECTIONS

FEATURE FILMS, ZONAZINE AND DOCUMENTARIES COMPETITION
Fiction or animated feature films or documentaries from Spain or Latin American countries produced after the 1st of
January 2022 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in public cinemas, video, television or at an
audiovisual event in Spain or on VOD (video on demand) platforms.
SHORT FILM COMPETITION
Short films shall not last more than 30 minutes.
SPANISH FICTION OR ANIMATED SHORT FILMS
Spanish fiction or animated short films produced after the 1st of January 2022 that have not been commercially
released in public cinemas, on DVD, video or television in Spain.
The selection committee shall choose the section in which the selected short films are to participate: SHORT FILMS
OFFICIAL COMPETITION (FICTION or ANIMAZINE), or MALAGA SHORT FILMS OFFICIAL COMPETITION (only for
short films that have been produced by companies located in the province of Malaga and/or directed by directors
born or currently residing in the province of Malaga).
DOCUMENTARIES SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
Documentary short films with Spanish or Latin American production and/or subject, produced after the 1st of
January 2022 that have not been commercially released in public cinemas, on DVD, video or television in Spain.
DOCUMENTARIES (FULL LENGTH AND SHORT FILMS) CINEMA COCINA COMPETITION
Festival de Málaga develops CINEMA COCINA section, focused on the relationship between cinema and gastronomy.
This section covers those aspects that deal with the daily activities, research, promotion and dissemination carried
out by professionals in this sector, including the food industry, culinary and those associated from a professional
perspective (artisan manufacturers of crockery or glassware, architects who develop a restaurant project, etc.) and
cultural (sculptors, painters, photographers, publishers, etc.). The documentary should take place in their work spaces
(restaurants, orchards, wineries, workshops, etc.), in locations linked to the functions they perform (cultural events,
competitions, training in schools, etc.) or in spaces that in some way have a direct influence on their professional
development.
Films must be of Spanish nationality or from Latin American countries made after 1st of January 2022, which have
not been commercially released in theaters, video, television, audiovisual events in Spain or VOD (video on demand)
platforms. Short films shall not last more than 30 minutes.
+MALAGA INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES
Films selected directly by the festival.
Selection of outstanding feature films made after January 1st, 2022 unreleased in Spain, which have been critically
acclaimed and/or awarded at other international festivals.


3. SUBMITTING GENERAL RULES
Submission in the 26th Edition of Festival de Málaga can only be done through FESTHOME website (www.festhome.
com), prior to the following dates:
November 15th 2022
• Full-length documentary films
• Fiction, animated or documetary short films
• Cinema Cocina (full length and short films)
January 15th 2022
• Full-length fiction films
In order to register correctly, you must first create a profile on Festhome, register the film on that platform and finally
submit the film to Festival de Málaga. Merely loading the film onto the Festhome platform does not mean that it has
been registered in Festival de Málaga. This will only occur once you have complied with all the requirements listed
above.
Films that do not comply with these instructions shall be excluded from the selection process.
SELECTED FILMS REQUIREMENTS
The invitation made to each film selected by the Festival de Málaga will remain strictly confidential between the Festival
and the producers or representatives of the invited film until such time as the Festival decides to make an official
announcement in this regard.
Once a film has been selected by the Festival for any of its sections, it cannot be withdrawn. Furthermore, the films
selected shall not compete, be screened or submitted to participate in other Spanish festivals or similar events prior to
being screened in Malaga. This last prohibition shall not be applied to short films in any section.
Likewise, said production/distribution company undertakes that representatives of the technical and/or artistic team of
the audiovisual selected will attend its official screening at Festival de Málaga. The Festival is empowered to remove it
from the corresponding Official Selection if this obligation is not fulfilled.
Registration of a film to compete in the 26th edition of the Festival de Málaga entails full acceptance of and compliance
with these Participation Regulations and possible appendices.
PROGRAMMING AND SCREENING RIGHTS
For the duration of the Festival, the organisers reserve the right to screen the films selected in as many public sessions
as deemed appropriate. In this respect, production companies shall assign the rights for the public screening of their
films for the duration of the Festival at no cost for the latter and exempted from payment of exhibition fees
VERSIONS
All screening copies of the films selected for the different sections of the Festival shall be submitted in their original
version. Films whose original language is not Spanish (either entirely or partly) shall be submitted with Spanish
subtitles.
In order to enhance their international dissemination in the Festival’s Industry Area (MAFIZ), selected films must have
English subtitles.
SCREENING FORMATS
The screening copy for films selected must be submitted in DCP (Digital Cinema Package), together with a security
copy.
DCP screening copies must comply with DCI standards, and will be kept by the Festival de Málaga until the Festival’s
last programmed screening finalises. Furthermore, the company that registered the film selected must certify that the
copy works properly (audio/video synchronisation, colour, etc.) having tested it before shipment. Said company must
also provide necessary KDMs to the technical department (with a minimum leeway of availability 48-hour before the
screening and 24-hour after), assuming the costs arising from generating the KDMs and management of new KDMs
(or DKDMs) if necessary.
The Festival reserves the right to no accept copies which, as a result of necessary technical verifications, are not deemed
appropriate for screening, submitting a technical report in that regard to the film’s representatives and requesting a
new copy.
COPIES CIRCULATION
Selected films must send the DCP prior February 10th choose out one of these methods:
Physical shipment of the DCP together with a digital file that can be used as a backup copy.
Payment of shipping expenses (transport and insurance policy) arising from sending a copy of each film selected in
any of the Festival sections from the place of shipment to the Festival’s copy warehouse, shall be on account of the
production companies.
For participating films, production companies must provide the Festival, prior to the 10th of February, with screening
copies, informing the Organisers of the date of shipment of the copies and the means of transport used.
All copies of participating films must indicate the information needed to return them. All copies will be returned
within a deadline of fifteen days following the end of the Festival.
Payment of the transport expenses to return the copies of the films shall be on account of the Festival.
The insurance policy taken out by the Festival covers the risks of fire, loss, theft, damage and destruction of the copy
for the period of time ranging from arrival at the Festival and return to the return address specified. The deadline to
file any claim in respect to a copy shall be three months as of the date of return.
Digital sending of the DCP to an FTP enabled for such use by the Festival.
In this case, the DCP must be hosted uncompressed, not accepting ZIP or RAR files before February 10th, 2023. In
addition to the DCP, a digital file must also be hosted as a backup, in H264, no larger than 50 GB, with subtitles (SRT)
in English and Spanish and with a minimum resolution of full HD.
The Organization will destroy these files at the end of the edition.
Once the Copy Management Department has been informed of this method of sending the files (always before
February 10th), the FTP access data will be provided.
In the event that a technical viewing during the festival in the auditorium is required, it can be requested before
February 27th via email: gestiondecopias@malagaprocultura.com . After this date, technical viewings cannot be
requested.
4. JURIES AND AWARDS
JURIES
The Board of Directors of the Festival, whose decisions cannot be appealed and do not have to be justified, shall
designate the juries for the different sections in competition.
No person with an interest in the production, distribution or any other type of exploitation or participation in the films
selected for the competition shall form part of the juries of the different sections in competition.
The juries of the different categories may grant, together with official awards, up to two special mentions for each
category.
No award for any category shall be declared void, and no award entailing a cash prize shall be granted ex aequo. In the
case of awards that do not include a cash prize, the juries of the different categories may grant a maximum of two ex
aequo awards.
The awards for all categories cannot be declared void, and awards entailing a cash prize cannot be granted ex aequo.
In the case of awards without a cash prize, the juries of the different categories may grant a maximum of two ex aequo
awards.
The Juries of the different sections in competition undertake to not publicly express their considerations regarding the
selection of the films for which they are expected to vote.
The Board of Directors of the Festival de Málaga may be present, with the right to participate but not vote, at the
deliberations and announcements of the different juries.
AWARDS
FEATURE FILMS COMPETITION
• Gold Biznaga for the BEST SPANISH FILM (*) with a cash prize 8,000 Euros
• Gold Biznaga for the BEST LATIN AMERICAN FILM with a cash prize of 8,000 Euros
• Silver Biznaga SPECIAL JURY AWARD
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SCREENPLAY
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST PHOTOGRAPHY
• Silver Biznaga for BEST FILM EDITING
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
ZONAZINE COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SPANISH FILM (*) with a cash prize 4,000 Euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST LATIN AMERICAN FILM with a cash prize 4,000 Euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
DOCUMENTARIES COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DOCUMENTARY with cash prize of 4,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for AUDIENCE AWARD (*)
(*) The Organizers shall determine which films are to be considered Spanish depending on the degree of participation
of Spanish production in the film.
FICTION SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DIRECTING
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga for BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
ANIMATED SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD (**)
MÁLAGA SHORT FILMS COMPETITION
The short films not included in the final selection of the previous categories produced by companies located in the
province of Malaga and/or directed by directors born or currently residing in the province of Malaga may be selected
and programmed in the category ‘Malaga Short Films ‘, competing for the following awards:
• Silver Biznaga for BEST FICTION SHORT FILM with a cash prize of 1,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATED OR EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM with a cash prize of 1,000
euros
• AUDIENCE Award (**)
CINEMA COCINA COMPETITION
• Silver Biznaga for BEST FILM with a cash prize of 4,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga for BEST SHORT FILM with cash prize of 2,000 euros
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FILM (**)
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST SHORT FILM (**)
+MALAGA INTERNATIONAL PREMIERES
• Silver Biznaga AUDIENCE AWARD for BEST FILM with a cash prize of 8,000 euros
(**) AUDIENCE AWARD: The Audience Award will be the result, in all applicable categories, 50% based on the decision
of a popular jury constituted for this purpose and 50% of the votes from the audience (whose points will also be the
average of the votes cast), with the exception of documentaries (of any length) and Cinema Cocina section, which will have their own jury.
And all films in the +Málaga section are candidates for an Audience Award destined to the film’s distributor in Spain, which
will be gived by the spectators who are attending the first screening of the film
PAYMENT OF PRIZES
For all categories, except in +MALAGA section (in which payment is destined to the distribution company in Spain),
the cash prize of the awards will be paid to the producer subject to presentation of a certificate showing that the film
has been shown at another festival or audio-visual event in 2023 following its screening at the Festival de Málaga, or if
fitting, indicating that the film has been screened at commercial cinemas. Said certificate will state that the corporate
image (logo and name) of the Festival de Málaga appears at the beginning of the film, together with express reference
to the award obtained.
This exhibition requirement is not applicable to the sections Málaga Short Films and Cinema Cocina.
In the event that several producers participate in the financing of a film, the cash prizes shall be paid to the production
company with the largest share of financing (which shall act as the representative of the production partnership),
subject to submitting authorization from the other production companies for that purpose.
The cash prizes of the awards shall be subject to withholdings established by legislation in force at the time of payment
by the Festival organization, and in any case shall be deemed to be included in the cash prize of said awards.
AWARD WINNING FILMS COMMITMENTS
The production companies must send to the Festival de Málaga one copy (digital file, download link or Blu-ray) of the
award-winning films, including the written reference of the award received, as a prerequisite for the payment of the
prizes contemplated in these Regulations.
The production and/or distribution companies of award-winning feature films, short films and documentaries must
include a written reference to said award at the beginning of every single copy of the film they distribute for screening
at commercial cinemas, at other film events, on DVD, Blu-ray, television or VOD (video on demand) platforms, and in all
the printed information and promotion material (press-books, posters, etc.). Said reference shall consist of a text with
the award granted, accompanied with the corporate image (logo and name) of the Festival de Málaga, which shall be
provided together with the rules of use by the Festival organization.
The Festival organization reserves the right to include in its files a copy of the award-winning films for non-profit
culture.
IMAGE COMPENSATION
Participation in any of the sections of Festival de Málaga shall allow for the production/distribution companies to
include, in the heading of the films, the Festival’s logo with the indication 26st Edition. Said logo and indication can also
be included in all insertions in written media.
For the correct inclusion of the logo, which in no case may be altered or adapted, please read the Festival’s style manual
at www.festivaldemalaga.com or, in case of doubt, contact with the organization.
Likewise, prizes in cash granted to films shall entail correct compliance of the public image compensations specified
in the section “Obligations of award-winning films”, which must be satisfied in order to have said payments validated
by Festival de Málaga.
CATALOGUE AND DOCUMENTATION
Once an audiovisual is confirmed to participate in the festival, an online form will be sent exclusively for each film that
must be completed with the contents required for its programming.
The documentation requested by the Festival for the official catalogue, programme guide and website (synopsis,
filmography, artistic and technical credits, photos of the director, trailer, etc.) shall be taken from the online registration
form, which must be filled out prior to February 7th for all categories.
PRESS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
The Festival’s Department of Publications shall contact the respective production and/or distribution companies of the
films selected to specify all the material they must send, which will be available for the press and accredited entities
on the website’s “Press Room”.
The production and/or distribution companies of the selected feature films, short films and documentaries authorize,
upon acceptance of their participation, the use of one or more fragments of their title for dissemination as informative
material in any media.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
These participation regulations may be supplemented or modified by means of any number of appendices the Organisers
deem appropriate prior to the date on which the 26th Edition of the Festival de Málaga begins and subject to informing
the interesting parties.
The right to interpret these Regulations shall correspond exclusively to the Festival’s Board of Directors.
5. CONTACT
FESTIVAL DE MÁLAGA
DEPARTAMENTO DE INSCRIPCIONES
Teatro Cervantes
Calle Ramos Marín S/N. 29012. Málaga (España)
T. (+34) 952 224 109
inscripciones@malagaprocultura.com
festivaldemalaga.com
malagaprocultura.com




  

 
  

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