Luces Cameros Acción (6)

Lights Cameros Action


01 Jun 2021
Call for entries

08 Sep 2021
Final deadline


20 Sep 2021
Notification date

24 Sep 2021
03 Oct 2021


c/ Centro,  26124, El Rasillo, La Rioja, Spain

Festival description
Rural world
Short film festival >3' 12'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 12'<
Share on Social Networks

Photo of Luces Cameros Acción
Photo of Luces Cameros Acción

Photo of Luces Cameros Acción
Photo of Luces Cameros Acción


Festival start: 24 September 2021      Festival end: 03 October 2021

LUCES CAMEROS ACCION is a short film festival with two sections.

1 – “Rural World" Section
International section of Spanish-speaking short films.
Shot in villages in rural areas and with the theme "Women".
Made on or after January 1, 2020.

2 – “Cameros" Section
The works submitted will be original pieces and not published on the Internet.
With 50% of the "footage" recorded in recognizable places of Cameros (Camero Viejo and Camero Nuevo, located in La Rioja Spain).
Pre-registration is compulsory from June 1st to June 30th, 2021, both included.
Deadline for the delivery of works is September 8th, 2021.

From September 24 to October 3, 2021 in villages of Cameros.
Awards ceremony:
October 3, 2021 in El Rasillo de Cameros La Rioja Spain.

Cameros Section:
1st Best Short Film
1500 € and Trophy.

2nd Best Production
500 € and Trophy.

Special prizes:
Best photography 200 € and Trophy.
Best performance 200 € and Trophy.
Audience Award 300 € and Trophy.
Young Contestants Award:
Worth 200 € and Trophy. (Cinema tickets and audiovisual platforms).


1. Sections.
The LUCES CAMEROS ACTION festival consists of two sections: RURAL WORLD and CAMEROS, which can be entered by any person, group or company that has obtained the registration "access code" the corresponding pre-registration application before June 30th,2021, downloadable from the web site (see point 4.2)
The short films must comply with the following characteristics for each of these sections:
1.1 "Rural World" Section
- International section of Spanish-speaking short films.
- Made on or after January 1, 2020.
- Minimum length 3 minutes and maximum 12 minutes.
- Shot in rural areas (surrounded by countryside, mountains, nature...).
- Theme: women.
- Delivery of a trailer for its diffusion in the networks.
1.2 "Cameros" Section
- Section of short films shot in the Sierra de los Cameros (minimum 50% of the final footage).
- Locations in both Camero Nuevo and Camero Viejo (La Rioja, Spain) are admitted.
- The works submitted will be original pieces and without public access on the Internet.
- Minimum length of 3 minutes and maximum length of 8 minutes.
- They must include the start and end bumpers. Official festival bumpers will be available on the website from July 1st, 2021.

2. Prizes.
The prizes of this festival reach a total amount of 4.900€, plus other prizes of unquantifiable value. They are distributed as follows:
"Rural World":
• 2.000€. Prize for best short film awarded by the town council of El Rasillo de Cameros.
• 1.500€. Prize for best short film. The winner of this section will also be automatically selected for the OCTUBRE CORTO 2022 festival in the RIOJA section.
• 500€. Prize for best production.
Special prizes. These prizes are valid for both sections and are compatible with other prizes.
• Best performance: 200€.
• Best photography: 200€.
• Audience Award: 300€.
• Youth Award: 200€ in audiovisual platforms and movie tickets.
Only short films made entirely by people under 22 years of age (born up to 1999) are eligible for this award, except for actors or actresses if the script requires it.
The prizes are subjected to the corresponding tax deduction established by law.

3. Deadlines and pre-registration.
3.1 All persons who wish to participate, individually or in groups, may do so. (Only one work per application).
3.2 Pre-registration for the competition will be open from June 1st until June 30th at 23:59 p.m.
3.3 To participate, the following steps must be followed:
- Download the pre-registration application form from the web site
- Send an e-mail to with the subject PRE-REGISTRATION, attaching the completed form.
- The pre-registrations will receive an "access code" which must be used by participants to identify themselves when submitting the final short film on the Festhome platform.
3.4 Pre-registration for "Cameros" entitles you to 3 online training workshops.
• Inspiring corners of Cameros: Locations and legends.
• Audiovisual production: task management, equipment and shooting plan.
• Audiovisual techniques: Script, cinematographic styles, photography and editing.

4. Submissions and technical requirements.
4.1 Short films must be submitted through the platform before 23:59 on September 8, 2021. (what this website calls "inscripción")
4.2 It is necessary to fill in the mandatory data of the platform and some other required by the organization: technical and artistic data, locations, director's portrait, synopsis, poster (.jpg) and making off photo. (This information will be used for the programming of the festival, in social networks, media, etc...).
4.3 The works submitted will have a minimum quality of Full HD.
4.4 Format: .MPEG-4 .MP4 .MOV. If the format is not suitable, the participation in the contest will be discarded.

5. Selection and Jury.
5.1 The organizers will select 5 films from the "Rural World" section and 6 from the "Cameros" section for the screening session as well as for the jury to deliberate on the winners.
5.2 The jury will be made up by several people linked to world of cinema and audiovisual works.
5.3 The audience award will be granted by the criteria of the audience itself, the votes casted through the online links and those collected on the days of the screenings will be counted.

6. Screenings and awards ceremony.
6.1 The screenings will take place in locations in La Rioja between September 24 and October 3, 2021.
6.2 The awards ceremony will be held in El Rasillo de Cameros the first weekend of October 2021. The attendance of at least one member of the team of the selected short films is compulsory for the CAMEROS section. In the case of the RURAL WORLD section, a video may be sent on the same day of the awards ceremony.

7. Legislation.
7.1 The organization will upload the short films only from the "Cameros" section to networks two years after the deadline for registration (September 8, 2023), so that participants can submit their short films to other contests.
7.2 Stock images and/or music may be used, provided that the participants own or have been granted the rights to the audiovisual material used in their works, including music, effects and animations. Under no circumstances may the works violate any intellectual protection law, and the festival organization will not be held responsible if any short film does not comply with this rule.
7.3 The organization is not responsible for the criminal concurrence of the participants, being these responsible for any type of action and / or claim, judicial or administrative.
7.4 Works that denigrate women, disqualify any social group for their sexual condition, gender, race or economic status and/or make apology of terrorism or animal abuse will be disqualified.
7.5 In short films in which minors participate (in front of and behind the cameras), it is the responsibility of the directors or producers to have the parental authorization.
7.6 Participants agree to be interviewed by the organization of the event, if required.
7.7 The participants must be the authors of the works submitted to the contest.
7.8 The authors concede the rights of diffusion (two years after their presentation) of the works submitted to the "Cameros" section, both to the organizers of the event and to its sponsors. In the case of the section. In the case of the "Rural World" section, only the trailer will be released.
7.9 The organization may record on video and photograph the activities related to the competition.
7.10 The prizes are subjected to the corresponding tax deduction established by law.

The organization may declare the prizes void if it considers that the works submitted do not meet the minimum requirements desired by the festival.
7.11 If the organization considers that the requirements for participation are not being met, it may request original files or justification from the participants, if the organization is not satisfied, the work will not be eligible to compete.
7.12 Participation in this contest implies full acceptance of these rules.
7.13 These rules are subjected to the necessary changes by the organization and will be communicated with the necessary advance notice.



Discover great films & festivals, one click away