Mecal Pro, 24º Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes Y Animación De Barcelona (24)

Mecal Pro, 24th Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival



Deadlines

17 May 2021
Call for entries

26 Jul 2021
Early deadline

05 Oct 2021
Standard deadline

15 Dec 2021
Late deadline

15 Dec 2021
Final deadline

1
mth

02 Mar 2022
Notification date

24 Mar 2022
10 Apr 2022

Address

C/ Joan d'Àustria 126, 2-1,  08018, Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<


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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  30'<
 Languages 
Spanish English
 Subtitles 
English
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 24 March 2022      Festival end: 10 April 2022

Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 23rd edition. With more than 5,000 short films submitted annually, Mecal has become one of the most important festivals of its field in Spain. Due to its international scope and quality programming, Mecal regularly benefits from grants awarded by various Spanish public cultural institutions.

Mecal is strongly committed to promoting the exhibition and dissemination of audiovisual creations in the short format, not only with the public, but also in having creators and distributors meet through different activities. Mecal is also devoted to foster emerging talent, by holding events and awards specially aimed at young creators. In this sense, it also works as a short film dissemination network, organising screenings both at a national and an international level, collaborating with festivals, embassies, and institutions around the world.

1. International Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the International Competition.

Awarded by the International Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

2. Animation Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the Animation Competition

Awarded by the Animation Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

3. Filmin Oblique Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the Oblique Competition

Awarded by the Oblique Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

4. Documentary Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the Documentary Competition

Awarded by the Documentary Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

5. Videolab Award for the Best Spanish production

Awarded by the International Jury

6. Moonlight Award for the Best Spanish Fiction

Awarded by the Oblique Jury

7. ALMA Award for the Best Spanish Script

Awarded by a jury composed of members of ALMA (Spanish Screenwriters Guild)

8. Young Jury Award for the Best Short Film of the Oblique Competition

Awarded by the Young Jury

9. Audience Award for the Best Short Film of the Animation Competition

● Awarded by the audience

10. El Periódico de Catalunya Audience award for the Best Short Film of the Documentary Competition

● Awarded by the audience

11. Animation Students Award for the Best Short Film of the Animation Competition

● Awarded by the Animation Students jury

12. Prix de la Critique

● Awarded by a jury composed of members of ACCEC (Catalan Film Critics and Writers
Association)

13. Avisual Pro Award for the most innovative short film of the Barcelona Film Schools

● Awarded by the audience

14. Plançó Award for the best short film of the Catalan Animation Schools

● Awarded by the audience

15. Shorts TV Award

● Awarded by the Shorts TV jury

MECAL PRO, XXIV Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival
23rd March - 10th April 2022
info@mecalbcn.org
www.mecalbcn.org

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Mecal Pro, the Barcelona International Short and Animation Film Festival, will celebrate its 24th edition this year. With more than 5,000 short films submitted annually, Mecal has become one of the most important festivals of its type in Spain. Thanks to its international scope and quality film selection, Mecal regularly benefits from grants awarded by various Spanish and international public cultural institutions.

Mecal is strongly committed to promoting the exhibition and promotion of audiovisual creations in the short format, not only with the audiences, but also in having creators and distributors meet through different activities. Mecal is also devoted to fostering emerging talent, by holding events and awards specially aimed at young creators. In this sense, it also works as a short film promotional network, organising screenings both at a national and an international level, and collaborating with other festivals, embassies, and institutions around the world.


Submission Timeline

Entries open May 2021
The deadline for submissions is December 2021
The Official Selection will be announced in February 2022
Mecal Pro takes place takes in March-April 2022

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Eligibility


1. The contestants can submit as many works as they wish, as long as they have been produced after 1st January 2020.


2. There are no restrictions regarding the topic or genre of the films, but they cannot exceed 30 min.


3. Any works containing dialogue must be presented with English subtitles. Those works whose original version is in English do not require subtitles, but the dialogue list will be required in case they are selected.


Selection

The festival has four official competing sections (Fiction, Animation, Oblique and Documentary) and several non-competing parallel sections. The selection committee will decide in which section the selected works will be featured and will communicate this decision to their submitters.
Regulations


1.- The selected works will be screened in front of an audience during the festival according to a calendar that will be set beforehand by the festival board.


2-. The Festival will ensure proper screening conditions for all selected works. Therefore, the screening copies of the selected films must be in MP4 or .MOV with a 1920x1080 resolution H.264 codec, 20 mbps (minimum), STEREO (avoid 5.1) or DCP.


3- The screening copies should preferably be sent online, via an FTP server, or a file transfer service such as Filemail, WeTransfer, MyAirBridge, etc.


4. In the event of a regular shipment (only with the festival’s approval), the shipping costs will be covered by the participants, and the return costs will be paid by the Festival. The Festival will take due care of the works. In case of loss or damage, the organisation will only take responsibility for the cost of the copy.


5. The Festival is fully authorized to publish printed material of the selected works, as well as a short extract of the film (1 minute at the most) to promote the Festival on its website, social networks and the Media.


6. The Festival can hold in a copy of the selected works, always guaranteeing the author’s royalties and its intellectual property rights. Being selected for Mecal Pro implies being part of the Festival diffusion network, which promotes screenings of the films in different Cultural Circles such as Mecal Air.


7. The selected short films will participate, if they wish, in the online edition of Mecal Pro, through the online film streaming platform Filmin. The films will be available to stream on the aforementioned platform during the festival dates, exclusively within Spanish territory, and accessible only to festival and daily pass holders.


Awards:

The Festival’s Direction Board will be in charge of selecting the jury, which will be made up of renowned professionals of the audiovisual industry (with the exception of the audience award):


1. International Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the International Competition.

Awarded by the International Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

2. Animation Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the Animation Competition

Awarded by the Animation Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

3. Filmin Oblique Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the Oblique Competition

Awarded by the Oblique Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

4. Documentary Grand Prix for the Best Short Film of the Documentary Competition

Awarded by the Documentary Jury. This jury will also grant a second and third award to complete a podium in this category.

5. Videolab Award for the Best Spanish production

Awarded by the International Jury

6. Moonlight Award for the Best Spanish Fiction

Awarded by the Oblique Jury

7. ALMA Award for the Best Spanish Script

Awarded by a jury composed of members of ALMA (Spanish Screenwriters Guild)

8. Young Jury Award for the Best Short Film of the Oblique Competition

Awarded by the Young Jury

9. Audience Award for the Best Short Film of the Animation Competition

● Awarded by the audience

10. El Periódico de Catalunya Audience award for the Best Short Film of the Documentary Competition

● Awarded by the audience

11. Animation Students Award for the Best Short Film of the Animation Competition

● Awarded by the Animation Students jury

12. Prix de la Critique

● Awarded by a jury composed of members of ACCEC (Catalan Film Critics and Writers
Association)

13. Avisual Pro Award for the most innovative short film of the Barcelona Film Schools

● Awarded by the audience

14. Plançó Award for the best short film of the Catalan Animation Schools

● Awarded by the audience

15. Shorts TV Award

● Awarded by the Shorts TV jury


The judges reserve the right to declare void any of the above mentioned prizes. They can also award special mentions which are not specified in these entry conditions. Cash awards will become effective in the figure of the owner of the short film’s rights.

The Organisation reserves the right to change the name of the awards and to increase their number and amount – anytime, up to a week before the beginning of the festival, in which case the participants will be informed. Awards names may change due to new sponsors.


Submitting for competition implies the full acceptance of the entry requirements stated in this document.

  

 
  

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