Festival de Cine Espiritual Contracorriente (8)

Spiritual Film Festival Contracorriente



Deadlines

01 Jan 2021
Call for entries

15 Apr 2021
Standard deadline

15 May 2021
Festival closed

27 Jul 2021
Notification date

26 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021

Address

Cr 99 #68-48 piso 2,  no, Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia


Festival description
Short film festival >2' 15'<


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 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 15'<
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 26 July 2021      Festival end: 30 July 2021

We are an international short film festival, which exposes spiritual cinema from a universal language, with stories with a deep and transcendent message, which provokes introspection and reflection, highlighting human values and creating a connection with the public, for maybe find answers or to ask questions about life. Our main reference is the Russian director Andrei Tarkovski and we created a formula that we call spiritual mathematics and in which we capture the essence of his films, called: Tarkovski Formula: Sensitivity + Inside world + Emotionality + Meaning X Poetic Language X Silence and Contemplation X The Sublime / Reflection = Spiritual Films

Our 4 categories of competition are linked to 4 films by Andrei Tarkovski: Stalker, The Mirror, Solaris and Nostalgia, which are a reference, where we look for each of the categories to have that spirit, from the contemporary point of view.

For this we challenge filmmakers from all over the world, who from fiction, animation and documentary invite the viewer to live a journey where each category will be a station that will connect with the interior. We hope your stories are from the inside out and that they also reflect our 9 fruits of life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Gentleness, Kindness, Fidelity, Humility and Self Control.

AWARDS:

1. The winners and those who receive special mention by the jury will receive by mail the certificate that accredits their participation.

2.The prizes will be represented in training, distribution and promotion for the winning films. These will be published in advance and may be modified according to the support achieved by the festival.

FESTIVAL DATES:
The festival will take place online from July 26 to 30 of 2021.

SUBMISSIONS:

The registration period is from January 1 to May 15 of 2021. Submission through platforms will be free from January 1 to March 1, 2020, after this date the registration fee will be 4 eur from March 2 to April 15 and 6 eur from April 16 to May 15, excluding this the Colombian films.

COMPETITION CATEGORIES:
Reflections. It is the station of the Soul, The Zone, represented with the Air, where all the international fictional stories will be. International fiction short films. Max 15 min.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/qHDTOG0aiT0
“Images in which the artist reveals himself not only as a researcher of life, but also as a creator of high spiritual values and that special beauty that only corresponds to poetry. (Sculpt in Time)

Roots. It is the station of the Heart, The Mirrow, represented with the Water, where all the international documentary stories will be. International documentaries short films. Max 15 min.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/_Z1xHu6keAA
That infinity, that deep secret that constitutes the human heart, can only be learned and transmitted in living images, not in cold reasoning. Andrei Tarkovski ( Sculpt in Time)
National Contracorriente. It is the station of the Mind, Solaris, represented with the Earth, where all the Colombian fictional animation and documentary stories will be located. Colombia fiction, animation and documentary short films. Max 15 min.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/GAm0Gck6Ifw

“If the cinematographic art fixes its ideas in ways very close to life and organizes it in such a way that it is perceptible especially from the emotional point of view, then the viewer can make references to it simply by resorting to his own experience.” Andrei Tarkovski ( Sculpt in Time)
New Generations. It is the station of the Spirit, represented with Fire, where all the animation, fiction and documentary stories will be for children and adolescents. International fiction and documentary short films for children and teenagers. Max 15 min.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/mor0Ia8Mlpw
“The purity of cinema and its non-transferable force is shown not in the symbolic acuity of the images, no matter how bold they may be, but in the fact that the images express the concreteness and unrepeatability of a real event” Andrei Tarkovski ( Sculpt in Time)

CONDITIONS

1. Only register the film the producer or director.

2.All the films produced during the years 2019, 2020 or after January 1, 2021 may participate.

3. The short films will have a maximum duration of 15 minutes including credits.

4. The same film can not participate in several categories. Only the category most in accordance with the film must be chosen.

5. The productions will be presented in the original version. Those that are not filmed in Spanish must be presented with the corresponding subtitles in Spanish for their exhibition at the festival. These subtitles will be attached as a separate file in the standard .SRT format or they should be inserted in the film. Disqualification may not cause to present subtitles in Spanish.

6. The exhibition formats are: In audiovisual file with H.264 codec, extension .mov or .mp4, and resolution 1920 X 1080 NO OTHER CODEC OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE RECEIVED.

7. The films that do not technically guarantee a correct projection will be rejected.

8. The festival is not responsible for possible infractions in the matter of copyright in which the received films may incur, being these always the responsibility of its producer and / or director.

9. Films that have participated in previous versions of the festival will not be considered.

10. In the case of the category for nationals, films that are produced in another country and where only the director is Colombian will not be accepted. If it is completely produced outside of Colombia, it will be considered an international film. Only co-productions that have an equitable percentage of participation among the participating countries will be accepted.

11. If the film is pre-selected or selected, it must attach the authorization for its exhibition at the indicated times, otherwise the film may be disqualified. If an answer is not obtained by the director regarding the nomination, it may be disqualified.

12. Some prizes will have to have additional authorization from their director to be granted and it will be up to the participant to accept or reject it.

PARTICIPATION

Movies can be sent in one of the following ways:

1. online through Festhome service, uploading both video and data in its own application form for the Spiritual Film Contracorriente.It is not necessary to register the film on all platforms, just choose one of the options.

2. Sending through the entry form. All participants must fill the entry form, or the film can not be accepted. In the entry form must to have the link of the film.

SELECTION

1. In case the film is selected is necessary the copyright authorization and must be sent to the festival's mail on the dates indicated or the film will be disqualified.

2. The selected films will not be returned or withdrawn, the films will be part of the festival's personal collection.

3.The filmmakers classified in the Official Selection and winners, accept that their films according to competition, are exhibited in the different activities in relation to the festival in replicas in Colombia or other parts of the world to which the festival can arrive and replicas in different places where the festival makes diffusion. All exhibitions will be free. The selected ones give to the organization their exhibition rights to show the short films in this festival and in future events related to it.

4.A maximum of 7 short films and a minimum of 5 short films for each category will be selected, if this is not possible, the category may be deserted.

5. Among all the short films received, for their participation in the festival, they are selected for the quality standards and coherence with the category in participation, will be selected at the discretion of the Committee of the Festival Curators. The decision of the Committee of Festival Curators is unappealable.

6.According to the dates established by the Festival, pre-selections will be made and the participants will be notify.

7. Those selected will be notified before and the official selection will be announced on July 1, 2021 or a date close to that determined by the festival on the festival website: festivaldecinecontracorriente.com and also in Facebook.

8.If is convenient, the festival could to change or move a film to other category.

9.The festival can be held entirely online or in a hybrid version. In this case, the filmmakers will be requested prior authorization so that their films can be exhibited online only during the dates of the festival.

10. For to apply to these bases the selected films automatically accept to use excerpts of images for the promotion of the Official Selection of the Festival in the differents media.

JURY:

1. The Official Jury, composed of renowned professionals in the field of film and culture, will be responsible for choosing the winner in each category.

2.There will be an official jury of maximum two for each category, also the jury may have more categories to its charge.

3.The judges' decision shall be final and not subject to appeal.

4.The jury reserve the right to declare any category deserted if it deems fit.

5. The jury may propose mentions of honor according to the field of your experience.

6. Individuals directly related to the films
selected for competition, will be ineligible to participate as members of the jury.

ACCEPTANCE OF THE BASES

1. By submitting a film to the Festival, you agree to these terms and conditions.

2.The received films that do not comply with the general conditions of participation and the pre-selection requirements will not be registered. The organization of the contest reserves the right to make the decisions that it considers pertinent for those cases not foreseen in these bases.

3. The present bases are subject to possible modifications and / or annexes if necessary.
Festival organized by Corporación de Cine Contracorriente
Contact: festivaldecinecontracorriente@gmail.com
Web Site: festivaldecinecontracorriente.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalInternacionalDeCineContracorriente/



  

 
  

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