Festival Internacional De Cine De Puerto Madryn MAFICI (12)

Puerto Madryn International Film Festival



Deadlines

26 Mar 2024
Call for entries

30 May 2024
Final deadline

4
days

15 Oct 2024
Notification date

18 Oct 2024
26 Oct 2024

Address

Dorrego,  9120, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina


Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<
Feature film festival >60'


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  >1' 15'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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Festival start: 18 October 2024      Festival end: 26 October 2024

The Puerto Madryn MAFICI International Film Festival has been held for 11 years and is one of the most important Festivals in Latin America, which takes place in the Argentine Patagonia.

The objective of the Festival is to provide the possibility of screening national and foreign films both feature films and short films and thus generate a meeting space and diffusion of the cinema, from a corner of the Argentine Patagonia.

The Festival will reward the First Movies to Argentine and foreign filmmakers, with the "Southern Right Whale" award, in addition to the different awards of the Official Section in Competition.

MAFICI proposes from its beginnings, reward and promote the new directors of the world, announcing his first cinematographic work, being the only Argentine Festival with this unique peculiarity.

On the other hand, we intend to encourage the development of the film industry, care of the Environment and contribute to the tourist, cultural potential that our beautiful city of Puerto Madryn.

Each of the sections in Competition will receive a digital Diploma.

The jury may grant special mentions, (they have no prize in money), as it deems appropriate.

The film associations that will participate will deliver prizes and / or mentions to be confirmed.

ARTICLE 1: Objectives

The objective of the Festival is to offer the possibility of screening national and foreign films
both feature films and short films and in this way generate a space for meeting and dissemination of cinema, from a corner of Argentine Patagonia.

The Festival will reward the FIRST FICTION WORKS to Argentine and foreign filmmakers, with the “Southern Right Whale” award, in addition to the different recognitions of the Official Competition Section.

Since its inception, MAFICI has proposed to reward and promote the world's new directors, making known his first cinematographic work, being the only Argentine Festival with this unique feature.

On the other hand, we propose to promote the development of the film industry, care for the Environment and contribute to the Tourist and Cultural potential that our city of Puerto Madryn has.


ARTICLE 2: Date of completion and sections
The Twelfth edition of the Puerto Madryn MAFICI International Film Festival will take place from October 18 to 26, 2024 in person in the available spaces and screening rooms and online through its own exhibition platform MAFICITV.

-Official Section in Competition

* OPERA PRIMA (Fiction only) “Ballena Franca Austral” Award.

*Environmental documentary -National and international feature films with environmental themes.

* Animation, Fiction and Documentary Short Films (up to 15 minutes).

*Video minutes -Section “Take care of our world”.

-Out of Competition Section:

*Panorama Patagonia (realizations produced in Argentine Patagonia).

*Women in focus (Sample of feature films and short films).

*Argentine Panorama - Sample of feature films (No First Films).

*Mini MAFICI (sample of animated shorts for the little ones)

ARTICLE 3: Registration

Registration is carried out only through the Festhome platform.

MAFICI made an agreement with both platforms so that Argentine directors in all

The categories do not pay any cost to participate.
Only International filmmakers will pay registration, plus the cost of each platform.


Festhome:
https://festhome.com/f/2973

The works submitted for competition, both Feature Films and Short Films, must be from films completed from JANUARY 2022 onwards.

ARTICLE 4: Date of receipt

The material will be received until May 30, 2024 inclusive.

Inscription “To take care of our world”
You must enter the website www.mafici.com.ar and complete the online registration (free). (Closing date only for this section August 30)

ARTICLE 5: General information

a) All productions (Feature films and Shorts must be spoken in Spanish with english subtitles, if they are in another language they must necessarily have Spanish subtitles). If you do not meet these requirements you will not be selected.

b) The duration of the shorts (Including credit titles) may be up to 15 minutes.

c) Once a film is scheduled, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival.

d) The Festival organization will establish the order, date and virtual exhibition room or space for each selected film.

e) If a film or short is selected, the organizers will notify the person responsible, who must send, within the requested time, the materials requested for dissemination within the framework of the Festival.

f) MAFICI Festival may use fragments of the works selected for dissemination in this and future editions, in the media without the right to receive any amount derived from this use by the author.

g) Those achievements that have been sent in the previous edition and were not selected will not be able to participate.

h) The First Opera, short films and winning video minutes will be part of MAFICI 2025
Itinerant, as well as a selection of short films from the official Competition.
(screening during 2024/25 in schools, cultural centers or other projection space).

i) Each winner of the Competition sections will receive a digital Diploma. The jury may award special mentions (they do not have a monetary prize), as it deems appropriate.

j) The material sent to MAFICI for pre-selection must be exclusive and cannot participate or have participated in another Festival in the PROVINCE OF CHUBUT during the current year.

The film associations that will participate will present awards and/or mentions to be confirmed.

ARTICLE 6: Selection and additional material

The films and short films selected to participate in competition and exhibitions must send the material in a timely manner via email to maficifestival@gmail.com when the festival requests it.

Title, Year, Director, Country, Cast, Rating: ATP, SAM13 or SAM18, Synopsis: Maximum 200 characters with spaces, Category: (Fiction, Documentary or Animation), 3 Photographs of the film in digital format 300 dpi, Trailer Link (if available), Poster/poster of the movie
Download link for projection (Maximum allowed 2GB)
All promotional material will be used for advertising, press and communication on networks.

ARTICLE 7: Section “To take care of our world”

This section will reward Video minutes made by students from primary and secondary schools throughout the country and Latin America. Registration for this section is free.

The closing date for applications is August 30, 2024. The outstanding video minutes will receive digital diplomas.

The topics will be:
Waste, recycling, water care, renewable energy, forest care or any theme related to caring for the environment.

Any creative technique and film genre may be used up to one minute in length.

The online registration form must be completed, attaching a poster (A4 size), a representative frame or photo along with the link of the video minute uploaded to YouTube.

The preselected video minutes will be shared on the festival's social networks and during the festival in a special screening, announcing the winner at the closing ceremony. The selected video minutes may be used by MAFICI for dissemination and environmental awareness through screenings and/or talks.

ARTICLE 8: DISSEMINATION

The producers, distributors and directors of those First Works, films and Shorts that remain
selected and/or are winners, assume the commitment to include in all their advertising and press material the phrase "Official Selection of the Puerto Madryn MAFICI 2024 International Film Festival", using the Festival logo. This commitment applies to both the premieres commercials in movie theaters and on video on demand platforms.

The feature films and short films that remain in Official Competition must include the laurels on the diffusion posters. (they will be provided by the MAFICI 2024 organization)

ARTICLE 9: MODALITY

The Twelfth edition of MAFICI will have an in-person and virtual Festival format on its own MAFICI TV platform.

Much of the programming will be hosted on the platform, short films, documentaries and out-of-competition sections.

The team of programmers will opportunely define the films in the First Works competition that will be screened in special screenings.

In the case of virtual screenings on the platform, they will be available for free and only in Argentine territory during the days of the festival.

The festival may change or modify the date of the festival if it considers it necessary.

ARTICLE 10: Acceptance of bases

Participation and Registration in the Eleventh edition of the Puerto Madryn International Film Festival MAFICI 2024 implies acceptance by the interested parties of these Regulations.








  

 
  

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