Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya (15)

Cerdanya Film Festival



Deadlines

03 Jan 2024
Call for entries

01 Feb 2024
Early deadline

15 Apr 2024
Standard deadline

21 Apr 2024
Late deadline

28 Apr 2024
Extended deadline

14
days

15 Jul 2024
Notification date

01 Aug 2024
11 Aug 2024

Address

Plaça Barcelona, 3,  17520, Puigcerdà, Girona, Spain


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


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 Short Films  60'<
 Feature Films  >60'
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Festival start: 01 August 2024      Festival end: 11 August 2024

Cerdanya Film Festival, Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya, is a Festival specialized in the documentary, fiction and animation genre, short and feature films, consisting of competitive international sections, non-competitive sections and parallel activities. All the films that are part of the different sections will be selected by the Festival programmers.

Cerdanya Film Festival qualifies for the 2024 Premios Goya – Spanish Film Academy in Best Spanish Shortfilm, in both Fiction and Documentary categories.

The 15th edition of the Cerdanya Film Festival will be held from 1st to 11th August 2024.

OFFICIAL SELECTION

• The Festival Official – Short Films Section groups a selection of the best fiction and animation short films of the most recent international scene. The films of this section compete for:

o Best Spanish Short Film Award (up to 30’), granted with a cash prize of 2.000€ and a trophy. This award qualifies also for 2025 Premios Goya preselection.

o Best International Short Film – Audience Award, granted with a cash prize of 1.000€ and a trophy.

• Best Animation Short Film Award (less than 30') with an endowment financial award of €1,000 and a Festival award . This award qualifies also for 2025 Premios Goya – Spanish Film Academy preselection.

o Curtmiratges Award for Short Films directed by a young female director up to 30 y.o., endowed with a trophy.

• The Festival Official – Feature Films Section groups a selection of the best feature fiction and animation films presented. The films of this section compete for:

o Best Feature Film - Audience Award, granted with a cash prize of 1.000€ and a trophy.

o Social Sight Award for Feature Films dealing with any social concern, endowed with a trophy.

• The Festival Official – Documentaries Section groups a selection of documentary films dealing with the following topics: society, solidarity, world, art, biography, music, fusion, history, nature, science, landscape, discovery, traveling, tourism, sports and ethnography. The films of this section compete for:

o Best Spanish Short Film Documentary Award (up to 30’), granted with a cash prize of 1.000€ and a trophy. This award qualifies also for 2025 Premios Goya preselection

o Best Documentary, granted with a cash prize of 1.000€ and a trophy.

o Memory Award for documentaries dealing with some aspect related with the historical memory, endowed with a trophy.

• The Festival Pyrenees Section groups a selection of films dealing with mountain, rural areas, winter or adventure sports and Pyrenees. The films of this section compete for:

o Pyrenees - Mountain Film Award, granted with a cash prize of 1.000€ and a trophy.

All Films competing in the three Sections will be eligible also for the rest of Festival Awards, awarded by the jury and endowed with a trophy. These are: Best Catalan Film, Best Director, Best Script, Rising Talent, Best Sound Design, Best Edition, Best Cinematography and Best Acting.

The Organization has the right, at its own discretion, to establish as many honorific awards as it deems appropriate.

Cerdanya Film Festival establishes a remuneration for all the films selected in the competition for screening rights according to the following table:

o Short Films (<59’): 50€ all taxes included

o Documentaries (all length): 50€ all taxes included

o Fiction and animation Feature Films: 250€ all taxes included

The Organization will fellowship for the attendance of the selected people with 150€ for each team in order that they can present their film to the audience. This amount will be paid at the conclusion of the Festival.

15th CERDANYA FILM FESTIVAL
SUBMISSION RULES & REGULATIONS - 2024 EDITION

The Cerdanya Film Festival, Cerdanya International Film Festival, is a film festival in which the documentary, fiction and animation genres, short films and feature films participate, consisting of sections in international competition, non-competitive sections and parallel activities. All the films that make up the different sections will be selected by the Festival's programming committee.

The Cerdanya Film Festival has been designated by the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences as a Collaborating Contest in the Short Film Preselection in the Fiction and Documentary categories for the Goya awards - Premios Goya.

The 15th edition of the Cerdanya Film Festival will be held from August 1 to 11, 2024 in Puigcerdà (Girona).

The following rules regulate the candidacy of films for the Official Competitive Sections Short Films, Feature Films, Documentaries and Pyrenees Section.

1. SECTIONS AND prizes

OFFICIAL SECTION SHORT FILMS
The Short Films Section brings together a selection of the best short films on the most recent international scene of less than 59 minutes, made after January 1, 2023 and that have not been commercially released in the Cerdanya region. The films in this section compete for the following awards:
• Best Spanish fiction short film (less than 30') with a cash prize of €2,000 and a Festival award. This award is associated with automatic preselection in the category of Best Fiction Short Film for the Goya awards of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain.
• Best International Short Film - Audience Award with a cash prize of €1,000 and a Festival award.
• Best Animation Short Film Award (less than 30') with an endowment financial award of €1,000 and a Festival award . This award qualifies also for 2025 Premios Goya – Spanish Film Academy preselection.
• Curtmiratges Award for the Best Fiction or Animation Short Film made by a young director (under 30 years old), which is a Festival award.

OFFICIAL FEATURE FILMS SECTION
The Feature Films Section brings together a selection of the best fiction and animation feature films of any origin and of more than 60 minutes, made after January 1, 2023 and that have not been commercially released in the Cerdanya region. The films in this section compete for the following awards:
• Best Fiction or Animation Feature Film - Audience Award with a cash prize of €1,000 and a Festival award.
• Mirada Social Award for the Best Fiction or Animation Feature Film that deals with a social theme, consisting of a Festival award.

OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY SECTION
The Documentary Section brings together a selection of documentary films of any length, made after January 1, 2023 and that have not been commercially released in the Cerdanya region. They can be focused on the following themes: society, solidarity, world, art, biography, musical, fusion, history, nature, science, landscape, discovery, travel, tourism, sport and ethnography. The films in this section compete for the following awards:
• Best Spanish Documentary Short Film (less than 30') with a cash prize of €1,000 and a Festival award. This award is associated with automatic preselection in the category of Best Documentary Short Film for the Goya awards of the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain.
• Best International Documentary, with a cash prize of €1,000 and a Festival award.
• Memory Award for the Best documentary that disseminates some aspect related to historical memory, consisting of a Festival award.

PYRENEES SECTION - NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
The Pirineus Section brings together a selection of films of any length, made after January 1, 2023 and that have not been commercially released in the Cerdanya region. They may be focused on some aspect related to the mountains, rural areas, winter or adventure sports and/or the Pyrenees. This section is complementary to the other three. The films in this section compete for the following awards:
• Best mountain film with a cash prize of €1,000 and a Festival award.

OTHERS awards
The films in the sections also compete for the rest of the Festival awards, awarded by the jury and which consist of a Festival award. These are: Best Film in Catalan, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Emerging Talent, Best Sound Design, Best Editing, Best Photography and Best Performance. The Organization reserves the right to establish as many mentions in films as the Festival Jury deems appropriate. The Festival management reserves the right to program, as an exception, films that do not meet these requirements, always out of competition.

2. REMUNERATION FOR FILMS, FELLOWSHIPS AND BILLING

The Festival establishes aremuneration for all the films selected in the competition in the form of screening rights according to the following scale:
Short films (<59'): €50 taxes included
Documentaries (any length): €50 taxes included
Fiction and animation feature films (>60'): €250 taxes included

The Organization will provide a fellowship for the authors or performers of the films selected at the Festival with €150 per participating team to present their film to the audience. The amount will be paid after attending the Festival.

In the case of non-Spanish production films, invoices will be issued without VAT and the payment of taxes will be the responsibility of the issuer. It is the obligation of the production companies to provide the corresponding invoices to the Festival Organization to process the payment of these amounts, which will be made throughout the month of December 2024. No payment will be made without the mandatory invoice. afternoon of the current year. Likewise, the amounts will be paid to whoever has entered the film in the Festival, being the one who has the legal authority to participate in it and assuming that all the parties involved (distributor, producer, director...) are aware of this participation.

3. REGISTRATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

deadlineS AND NOTIFICATIONS
Registration deadline: April 15, 2024
Notification: All participants will be notified of the selection intention before May 15, 2024
Confirmation of selection: Before May 20, 2024
Sending materials and screening copies: Before June 1, 2024
Final selection: Final selection and screening times will be notified before July 1, 2024

The Organization will preferably inform applicants of the selected films via email and will publish it on the Festival website as a priority.

REGISTRATIONS
The accepted procedures to present a film at the Festival are: through the platform www.Festhome.com and the platform or by postal delivery.

Registration on the Festhome platform, which includes a technical sheet, promotional materials and an online link. The participant must ensure that the password on YouTube, Vimeo or others does not expire or change until the Festival ends.

Registration by postal mail or by hand must include the registration form, a technical sheet, promotional materials and a physical medium with the film. It should be sent to: Cerdanya Film Festival – Fundación Cerdanya Cinema, av. Cataluña 17 Bajos, 17520 Puigcerdà (Girona).

The following registration fees for the Festival are established:
€15 for fiction and animation short films.
€15 for documentaries (of any length).
€30 for fiction and animated feature films.

These registration fees are non-refundable and there are no exemptions. Failure to pay the fee implies non-registration in the Festival.

Unreleased films that want to premiere at the Cerdanya Film Festival, considering international or national premieres, must expressly notify: info(a)cerdanyafilmFestival.cat

The Festival accepts the entry of films with non-definitive edits (rough cuts/non-definitive version) so that the programmers can take them into account. At the time of registration, it must be clearly notified/written that this is a non-final montage of the film. The Organization will contact directly the participant and/or person who registered to request a final and/or final version of the film if necessary.

The participant guarantees that the film presented is original and is not subject to contracts, assignments or licenses to third parties of copyright or intellectual properties or other rights, except those of the author.

Only registrations that arrive on time will be accepted and unfulfilled applications will not be taken into account. The films that participate in the Official Sections will be selected by the Festival programmers. Your decision is final.

The films must be presented in their original version and must have subtitles available in Catalan and Spanish. If the film is in a language other than Catalan or Spanish, the Festival will assume the costs of translation and subtitling but will not be entitled to remuneration for screening rights. subtitles must be delivered in SRT.

During the registration and/or selection process and due to the Festival's commitment to parity and to support the presence of women in film production, we will requestthat the gender of the people participating in the projects be indicated with the aim of preparing statistics with reliable and real data that allow us to know the degree of participation of women in the audiovisual field.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE SELECTED FILMS
The signatory of the application expressly declares to have all the licenses, rights, authorizations, and administrative permits for the participation of the audiovisual work in the Festival, observing and committing to carry out all the administrative formalities that are mandatory in accordance with the current applicable regulations. The Organization will recognize the signatory of the registration application as the only interlocutor to negotiate all aspects related to the participation of the audiovisual work in the Festival and as the only person responsible for other companies or people who may have participated in the production of the film.

The invitation to each of the films selected by the Festival selection committee will be strictly confidential between its management and the producers or representatives of the invited film until the Festival decides to officially announce it.

The selected films may not, in any case, be withdrawn from the Contest unilaterally by the person or producer who has entered the film in the Festival once the selection has been notified by the Festival and accepted by the sole applicant party, and They must meet the requirements of the section in which they participate until their presentation at the Cerdanya Film Festival.

NOTIFICATION CHANNELS
The Organization will preferably inform applicants of the selected films via email and will publish it on the Festival website.

FORMATS
Films selected in all sections must provide a screening copy in DCP format. Projection copies in Digital Cinema Package (DCP) will have to comply with the DCI regulations, and will remain in the possession of the Festival until the conclusion of the last screening scheduled within the Festival. Furthermore, the company that has entered the selected film must certify the proper functioning of the copy (audio/video synchronization, color, etc.), testing it before sending it to the Contest. This company will also provide the technical department, if applicable, with the necessary KDM (with a minimum available window of 72 hours before the start of the festival and 24 hours after the end), taking charge of the expenses derived from their generation. , as well as the management of new KDMs (or DKDMs) if necessary.

The Festival reserves the right to not accept copies that, after the necessary technical checks, do not meet adequate exhibition conditions for screening, providing a technical report to the representatives of the film and requesting a new copy.

SENDING MATERIALS AND COPIES OF PROJECTION
Those selected must send the Festival a copy of the film before the date established in these rules, being able to choose one of these options:

1) Physical shipment of the DCP along with a digital file as a backup
The payment of the shipping costs (transport and insurance policy) caused by the shipment from the place of issue of the copy of each film selected to participate in any of the sections of the Festival to its warehouse of copies, will be the responsibility of the producing companies.

In the case of the participating films, the production companies will have to deliver to the Festival before the date established in these rules, with a mandatory nature, the screening copies, with the obligation to communicate to the Organization the date of issue of the copy and the means of transport used.

All copies of the participating audiovisuals will have to indicate the information for their return. These refunds will be made within a maximum period of one month from the end date of the Festival. The payment of transportation costs caused by this return will be borne by the Festival.

The insurance contracted by the Festival covers the risks of fire, loss, theft, damage and destruction of the copy for the period between arrival at the Festival and return to the indicated return address. The maximum period to make any claim regarding a copy will be fifteen days from the date of return.

2) Digital sending of the DCP through a platform enabled for this use by the Festival
In this case, the DCP must be hosted uncompressed, ZIP or RAR files are not accepted, before the date provided in these bases. In addition to the DCP, it is also necessary to host a digital file (MOV or MP4) as a backup, in H264, that does not exceed 15 GB and with subtitles (SRT) and with a minimum resolution of HD sheet. The Organization will destroy these files when editing is completed. Once this fashion has been communicatedity of sending to the Copy Management department (always before the marked deadline), the access data to the platform will be provided as well as all the information related to the download when it is enabled.

EXHIBITION SPACES
The selected films will be shown in person during the Festival dates at the Casino Ceretà in Puigcerdà and in other spaces decided by the Organization. The Organization reserves the right to roam the sessions. Exceptionally, participating films may also choose to be screened in geo-blocked streaming and for a limited period through the Festival's online channel and under the conditions agreed upon with the service provider, always voluntarily and after signing the mandatory contract.

4. JURY, prizes, OBLIGATIONS AND COMPENSATIONS

JURY
The Festival Management will appoint the juries of the different sections in the competition, whose decisions will be final and will not have to be justified. People with interests in the production, distribution or any other type of exploitation or participation with the audiovisuals selected for competition may not be part of the juries of the different competition sections.

The juries of the different categories may award a maximum of three awards per film and may grant special mentions along with the official awards, up to a maximum of two to each of the films.
sections. prizes in all categories may not be declared void nor may those that involve a financial award be awarded ex aequo. In the case of prizes without a financial award, the juries
of the different categories may award a maximum of two prizes ex aequo.

The Organization reserves the right to incorporate new prizes and to substitute prizes with others of equal or greater value whenever there is justified cause. In any case, this decision will always be duly communicated. prizes are not exchangeable for any other prize. The financial award is subject to the director's attendance at the awards ceremony, as well as compliance with the rest of the mandatory obligations. Trophies can only be collected in person.

The juries of the different sections in competition undertake not to publicly express their considerations regarding the selection of films for which they must issue a verdict. The Festival Management may be present, with voice but without vote, in the deliberations and communications of the different juries.

PAYMENT OF prizes
The financial allocation of the prizes will be made effective to the entity or production company, once a certificate demonstrating its screening in commercial theaters or accreditation of the exhibition of the film in another Contest or audiovisual event held within 2024 has been provided, always with after the screening at the Cerdanya Film Festival, as well as, where appropriate, on television or platforms. This document will state that at the beginning of the document the corporate image (logo and name) of the Cerdanya Film Festival appears and express reference to the award obtained. Cash prizes are subject to current personal income tax legislation for Spanish productions and based on international double taxation agreements for foreign films, with the latter being responsible for paying the corresponding taxes.

OBLIGATIONS OF THE AWARD-WINNING FILMS
The production companies will have to send to the Festival a copy (in digital file, through a download link) of the award-winning audiovisuals that include the written reference of the award received and as a prerequisite for the payment of the awards contemplated in these Rules. .

Companies that produce and/or distribute award-winning feature films, short films and documentaries must include a written reference to the award of the award at the beginning of each and every copy they distribute for exhibition in theaters, other film competitions, television or VOD platforms. (video on demand), as well as in all printed informative and promotional material (press book, posters, etc.) from its granting. This reference will consist of a text with the prize awarded, accompanied by the corporate image (logo and name) of the Cerdanya Film Festival, which will be provided to you, along with its rules of use, by its Organization.

IMAGE COMPENSATIONS
The mere participation in the Cerdanya Film Festival in each of its sections will allow the production/distribution companies to insert the Festival logo in the header of the films presented, indicating the corresponding annual fee. This logo and legend can also be included in all insertions in the written press, as well as expressly mentioning this participation.n in the different audiovisual media in which advertising of the film is included prior to the Festival or during its celebration. For the correct insertion of the logo, which in no case can be altered or adapted, you can consult the Festival's style manual on the Festival's website. In case of doubts, contact the Organization.

Likewise, the cash prizes awarded to audiovisuals will entail correct compliance with the public image considerations reflected in the previous section and which will have to be met for the Festival to validate these payments.

5. OTHER REQUIREMENTS AND AUTHORIZATIONS

CATALOG, MATERIALS AND DOCUMENTATION
Once an audiovisual is confirmed to participate in the Festival, a specific online form will be sent that must be completed with the content deemed essential for its programming. The information necessary for the production of the programming guide, social networks and the website (synopsis, biofilmography, artistic and technical sheet, photographs of the director, stills and poster of the film, trailers and other audiovisual materials) will be taken exclusively from This formulary.

PRESS AND PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL
The Press Department of the Festival will contact the respective production and/or distribution companies of the selected audiovisuals to supervise and coordinate the materials included in the selection form, and to which the media and those accredited will have access through the “Media Room.” Press"
of the Web. The production and/or distribution companies of the selected feature films, short films and documentaries authorize, by accepting their participation, the use of one or more fragments of the title for dissemination as informative material in any media.

ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
Participants exempt the Festival Organization from any responsibility derived from plagiarism or any transgression of current legislation that they may incur. The films will be presented by a person who holds the rights to them or who represents them. The person who submits films to the competition will be responsible for making payments for the copyright generated by his or her works.

The winners undertake to ensure that the award received is mentioned in subsequent broadcasts of the film. In addition, they authorize the Organization to use extracts (less than 1') and photographs for the promotion and advertising of the Festival on all physical and digital media, including the social networks of the Organization and related entities.

All films received will become part of the videographic documentation fund of the Cerdanya Film Festival, which will not return any of the copies to their authors under any circumstances. By registering in the Contest, the selected participants authorize the Organization to reproduce their films during the Festival as well as within the day of “The Shortest Day” and in traveling sessions of the Festival a total of 3 times. No film will be shown more than 3 times without the owner's consent.

All decisions made by the Festival and the jury are final. The registration and participation of a film in the Contest imply full acceptance of the rules. Any questions that may arise that are not resolved in these bases will be resolved by the management of the Festival Organization.

These participation bases may be complemented or modified by the Festival Management with any other annexes it deems appropriate, prior to the start date of the Contest and after prior communication to the interested parties. The interpretation will be the exclusive responsibility of the Festival Management.

6. CONTACT

CERDANYA CINEMA FOUNDATION – CERDANYA FILM FESTIVAL
Avinguda Catalunya 17, 17520 Puigcerdà (Girona)

Email: info(a)cerdanyafilmfestival.cat
Web: www.cerdanyafilmFestival.cat
Instagram: @cerdanyafilmfest



  

 
  

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