UDIT Feelmotion (13)



Deadlines

26 Feb 2024
Call for entries

28 Apr 2024
Final deadline

11
days

14 Aug 2024
Notification date

14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024

Address

Av. Alfonso XIII, 97,  28016, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 7'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  7'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Photo of UDIT Feelmotion
Photo of UDIT Feelmotion

Photo of UDIT Feelmotion
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 14 June 2024      Festival end: 14 June 2024

Feelmotion UDIT International Short Film Festival is a shortfilm festival for university students organized by UDIT University in Madrid.

Originally conceived as a film festival for university students, the festival celebrates its first edition in 2012, born from the initiative of the students and Raúl San Julián, director of the festival and professor at UDIT. Since then the festival has celebrated a total of twelve editions, with more than 3000 participating short films from over 50 universities in 33 countries around the world and a total of more than 5000 university students who have participated or collaborated with the festival.

Thanks to the support of our partners, our finalists have been able to use Feelmotion to give themselves momentum and reach such important festivals as the San Sebastian International Film Festival, the New York International Independent Film & Video Fest or the 3D Wire.

Among the outstanding participants are our alumni Diego Porral, nominated for the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film 2018 for "Un día en el parque" which was selected as Best Feelmotion Short Film 2017 and currently has more than 40 awards and 200 nominations; and José Herrera, winner of the Goya Award for Best Animated Short Film 2019 for "Cazatalentos".

In each of its editions, Feelmotion has relied on a large team of professionals and volunteers from the student body to organize both the contest and its corresponding awards gala and the numerous thematic events of each edition. In total, more than 200 students from different UDIT grades have collaborated with their efforts to make Feelmotion happen.

Feelmotion has also counted on great professionals from the film industry to be part of the juries that each year choose the winners. Professionals such as directors and screenwriters Juan Carlos Rulfo, Borja Cobeaga, Paco Martínez Velasco, Hector Hercé, María Pérez Sanz or Alex Rodrigo; producers and academics Marichu Corugedo, Txepe Lara, José Nolla; actors Tristan Ulloa, Natalie Poza, Olivia Molina, Ana Arias or Jon Viar among others; and a long list of journalists, technicians, academics, etc.

The prizes of the categories of the official section are:

Award for Best Fiction Short Film Drama
Award for Best Comedy Fiction Short Film
Award for Best Documentary Short Film
Award for Best Traditional Animated Short Film
Award for Best 3D Animated Short Film
Award for Best Video Art
Award for Best Video Clip
Award for Best Commercial
Award for Best Fashion Film
Award for Best Social Essay Short Film


General prizes of the official section

All the works presented to the official section are eligible for the general prizes.

The general prizes of the official section are:

Award for Best Director
Award for Best Original Screenplay
Award for Best Original Score
Award for Best Editing
Award for Best Photography
Award for Best Art Direction
Award for Best Performance
Award for Best Character Design
Award for Best Stage and Background Design
Social Networks Award for the most watched short
Award for Best National Short Film
Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year
Jury Award for Best Short Film of the Year

The Audience Award for the best short film of the year will be awarded to the most voted short film during the proyection of the work in the cinema on June 8th and will be announced during the event and on Feelmotion’s social media.

In addition to the statuette and diploma, this prize includes an annual pass to the Festhome distribution platform as well as a set of tickets to any MK2 cinema in Spain.

The Jury's Prize for Best Short Film of the Year will be awarded to the short film with the highest score by the festival's professional jury.

In addition to the statuette and the diploma, this award is endowed with € 1’000 and a special distribution prize given by the festival's distribution partner, Distribution With Glasses.

Special section:

Special Youth Award
Animaweek Special Award
Dystopia Special Award

In addition to the statuette, the Special Youth Prize is endowed with a full discount for any of the summer camps offered by UDIT or a discount for the enrolment of any of the degrees or Masters taught at UDIT for the academic year 2023/2024.

In addition to the statuette, the Animaweek Special Award will include the cost of a special distribution prize as well as free registration to ANIMAC 24.
In addition to the statuette, the Apocalypse Special Prize is endowed with 500 euros by UDIT.

BASES UDIT FEELMOTION 2024

Call
UDIT - Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología announces the short film competition of the XII Edition of FEELMOTION, International Short Film Festival; international short film festival.

Dates

2.1 Opening of entries: the competition will open on February 21st, 2024. From then on, participants may register their short films for the competition.

2.2. Closing date for entries: the deadline for participants to enter their short films in the official section is April 21st, 2024, inclusive.

2.3 Announcement of finalists: on May 24th, 2024 the finalists of the competition, both in the official and special sections, will be announced. The announcement will be made through Feelmotion's social networks and website, as well as in a physical event at UDIT.

2.4 Announcement of winners and awards gala: on June 14th, 2024 the winners of the contest will be announced during the UDIT Feelmotion XII awards gala.



Participants

3.1 Participating works must be registered through the following platform: Festhome.

3.2 Official section

3.2.1 They can participate in the official section of the competition:

UDIT students: students enrolled during the academic year 2023/2024 in UDIT University School of Design, Innovation and Technology belonging to any degree taught at the University School (including ESTEC and UDIT Oviedo).

Undergraduate or Master students from other Universities of any national or international territory.

3.2.1.1 Participants must prove that they are students at UDIT or at any of the Universities where they have been or are enrolled at the time of the production of the short film.

3.2.2 Film school students whose official qualifications are not university degrees are excluded from the official section.

3.3 Special section:

3.3.1 Special Youth Category: students in secondary education (ESO and Bachillerato) during the academic year 2023/24, in any autonomous community of Spain, can participate.

3.3.2 Special category AnimaWeek: students enrolled during the academic year 2023/2024 at UDIT Escuela Universitaria de Diseño, Innovación y Tecnología belonging to any degree course taught at the University School (including ESTEC and UDIT Oviedo), who have carried out the AnimaWeek activity (production of 1 short animation film in a week, with a common theme).

3.3.3 Special category Apocalypse: Shortfilms in any category in which the theme is related to any kind of apocalyptic society.


4. Shortfilms

4.1 The duration of the short films may not exceed 7 minutes, including titles and credits.

4.2 The theme of the submitted works is free.

4.3 The short films must be exported in H264, MP4, and in 1920 x 1080p or 1280 x 1080p format, and with a sound sampling of 48 kHz if possible.

4.4 The official language of the short films submitted will be Spanish. In case of having dialogues in any other language, they must be subtitled in Spanish or english.

4.5 The number of short films that each participant can submit to the competition is unlimited.

4.6 The short films submitted must be original and unpublished in other editions of Feelmotion and must have been produced after April 30th, 2023.

4.7 When registering through the competition platform, the following information must be filled in:

Title of the short film in the original language and in english.
length of the film.
Date of production.
Poster and screenshots of the short film.
Short and long synopsis in the original language and in english.
Biofilmography of the director.
Complete list of cast and crew.

The Festival Management reserves the right to totally or partially disqualify any work whose information is incomplete.

4.8 Short films with xenophobic, sexist content, incitement to hatred, ideological, physical or intellectual discrimination, consumption of illegal substances or violent behaviour may be disqualified by the Festival Management.

4.9 Participation in the competition implies implicit authorisation to upload the work to the Festival's online platforms and social networks (Youtube, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) partially or totally for the purposes of dissemination and promotion. This authorisation may be revoked voluntarily by contacting the Festival Management (feelmotion@esne.es).


5. Categories

5.1 Official section

5.1.1 The official section has 10 categories.

5.1.1.1 Comedy Fiction Short Film
Any comic narrative story, i.e.: any original plot with a staging, performance and production designed in advance, whose aim is to make people laugh, and/or reflect on a situation in an ironic or satirical way.

5.1.1.2 Fiction Drama Short Film
Any dramatic narrative story, i.e.: any original storyline with a pre-designed staging, performance and production, the purpose of which is to make people feel. It can be musical, romantic drama, science fiction, horror, thriller, suspense, film noir, western, etc.

5.1.1.3 Documentary Short Film
A nonfiction story, although narrative, whose objective is to show a discourse, to launch a reflection or to criticise a situation. Either in a televisual (reportage) or artistic way. The mockumentary can be included here, because it is a fiction that uses documentary forms, although, as in all fiction, it is based on a script, a casting, a previous staging, etc.

5.1.1.4 Traditional Animation Short Film
Any piece (fiction, documentary or experimental) made with traditional animation techniques (2D, Stop-Motion, Cut Out) or mixing traditional animation with real image.

5.1.1.5 3D Animation Short Film
Any piece (fiction, documentary or experimental) made using 3D animation techniques or mixing 3D animation with real image.

5.1.1.6 Video Art
A non-linear and (necessarily) non-narrative story, where the focus is on the evocation of images, sensations, emotions through all the arts, in a poetic or prosaic form (such as a literary essay). Generally, it is sustained through an associative or symbolic montage.

5.1.1.7 Video clip
A linear or non-linear or (necessarily) non-narrative story, where the axis is supported by a song, its rhythm, melody, lyrics, texture... It may or may not choose to show the musical group performing it.

5.1.1.8 Commercial
A piece made to sell a product or brand. Generally, it takes the form of fiction or video art. It may be a spot or anti spot (a parody of a brand or a spot for something that does not exist).

5.1.1.9 Fashion Film
A piece whose main objective is to sell a brand or collection of clothing or accessories. It usually adopts the language of the spot, although it can also be fictional, video art or music.

5.1.1.10 Social Essay Short Film
Any piece whose main objective is to criticise a social reality using the language of fiction, video art or video poetry.

5.1.2 The number of works that can be submitted to the official section is unlimited.

5.1.3 Each work can be entered in only one category of the official section. The Festival Management reserves the right to change the entry category of any work if it deems it appropriate.

5.1.4 Three finalists will be selected from each category.

5.1.5 A category may be declared void if the number of works submitted is less than three and/or if they do not present the level of quality expected by the Festival Management.

5.2 Special section

5.2.1 All points of participation, short films and official sections that do not collide with the specific requirements of each category of the special section apply to the special section.

5.2.2 Young People's Special

5.2.2.1 The aim of the Special Youth Award is to stimulate and discover new talent among young people.

5.2.2.2 Entries may be submitted for works produced mainly (~75%) by ESO and Bachillerato students from any school or secondary school in Spain during the 2023/2024 academic year.

5.2.2.3 In addition to the information required in point 4.7, the following information must be added when submitting the entry:

Complete list of the production team with the following information:
Name and surname(s).
Age.
Work carried out.

If applicable, study centre and documentation accrediting membership of the same during the academic year 2023/2024.

5.2.2.4 Entry in this category is incompatible with the official section.

5.2.2.5 This award will be announced and presented at the Feelmotion awards Gala on June 14th.

5.2.3 Animaweek special

5.2.3.1 Works produced during the UDIT Animaweek 2024 event are eligible for the Animaweek Special Award.

5.2.3.2 UDIT Animaweek 2024 is an event organised by the UDIT Animation HND department.

5.2.3.3 This award will be announced and presented at the Feelmotion awards Gala on June 14th.

5.2.4 Apocalypse special

5.2.4.1 Any short film, animated or live-action, of any genre and subject matter, in which the theme is clearly representing any kind of apocalyptic society.

5.2.4.2 Participation in this special category does not exclude participation in any of the categories of the official section.


6. awards

6.1 The prizes will be awarded at the awards gala to be held on June 14th 2023.

6.1.1 The prize will only be awarded if the winner attends the gala, either in person or online, or sends a video accepting the prize to feelmotion@esne.es

6.2 Each category of the competition will have three finalists who are eligible for the prize.

6.3 Official section

6.3.1 The iconic statuette of the festival, the "Esnete", and a diploma will be awarded with each prize of the official section. In addition, the prizes may be associated with other prizes awarded by UDIT and/or partners of the festival, which will be revealed before May 24th 2024.

6.3.2 awards for categories of the official section

6.3.2.1 Each category of the official section has a prize for the best work presented.

6.3.2.2 Each entry can only be selected as a finalist in one category.

6.3.2.3 The prizes of the categories of the official section are:

Award for Best Fiction Short Film Drama
Best Fiction Short Film Comedy Award
Best Documentary Short Film Award
Award for Best Traditional Animated Short Film
Award for Best 3D Animated Short Film
Best Video Art Award
Best Music Video Award
Award for Best Commercial
Best Fashion Film Award
Award for Best Social Essay Short Film

6.3.3 General awards of the official section

6.3.3.1 All works submitted to the official section are eligible for the general awards.

6.3.3.2 The general prizes in the official section are as follows:

Best Director Award
Award for Best Original Screenplay
Award for Best Original Score
Best Editing Award
Best Cinematography Award
Best Art Direction Award
Best Acting Award
Best Character Design Award
Best Set and Background Design Award
Social Media Award for Most Viewed Short Film
Best UDIT Short Film Award
Audience Award for Best Short Film of the Year
Jury Award for Best Short Film of the Year

6.3.3.4 The Audience Award for the best short film of the year will be awarded to the most voted short film during the proyection of the work in the cinema on June 8th and will be announced during the event and on Feelmotion’s social media.

In addition to the statuette and diploma, this prize includes an annual pass to the Festhome distribution platform as well as a set of tickets to any MK2 cinema in Spain.

6.3.3.5 The Jury's Prize for Best Short Film of the Year will be awarded to the short film with the highest score by the festival's professional jury.
In addition to the statuette and the diploma, this award is endowed with € 1’000 and a special distribution prize given by the festival's distribution partner, Distribution With Glasses.

6.3.3.6. The Best Director Award, in addition to the statuette, will include a two-night stay for two people at any of the Cool Rooms Hotel venues (Asturias, Seville and Madrid).

6.3.3.7. The Best Fashion Film Award, in addition to the statuette, will include a brunch for two at the URSO Hotel in Madrid and the use of the winning video on the screens of the same hotel.


6.4 Special section

6.4.1 Each category in the special section has its own prize.

6.4.2 Each prize awarded in the special section consists of the festival's iconic statuette, the "Esnete".

6.4.3 The prizes in the special section are:
Special Youth Award
Animaweek Special Award
Apocalypse Special Award

6.4.3.1 In addition to the statuette, the Special Youth Prize is endowed with a full discount for any of the summer camps offered by UDIT or a discount for the enrolment of any of the degrees or Masters taught at UDIT for the academic year 2023/2024.

6.4.3.2. In addition to the statuette, the Animaweek Special Award will include the cost of a special distribution prize as well as free registration to ANIMAC 24.

6.4.3.3.3. In addition to the statuette, the Apocalypse Special Prize is endowed with 500 euros by UDIT.

7. Selection Process

7.1 Finalist selection phase

7.1.1 Participants will register their entries from February 21st to April 21st 2024 via the Festhome platform. The use of the platform is compulsory, there are no alternative ways to register works. For students of

7.1.2 From April 22nd to May 3rd 2024, the UDIT Feelmotion 2024 Selection Committee, made up of professionals from the audiovisual industry, will vote and select the finalists in each category of the competition.

Each category of the festival will have four members of the Selection Committee, who will always be: two external professionals; one former non-university winner and one UDIT teacher.

7.1.3 On May 24th 2024, the finalists of each category of the competition will be officially presented through the festival's website and social media communication channels, as well as through an in-person public event at UDIT.

7.2 Winner selection phase

7.2.1 From May 21st to June 5th 2024, the UDIT Feelmotion 2024 Professional Jury, made up of relevant professionals from the audiovisual industry, will select the winners of the competition.

7.2.2 On 14th June 2024, the winners will be announced during the awards gala to be held at the Palacio de la Prensa


8. Legal Matters

8.1 All participating short films must have the appropriate authorisations and/or copyrights of the material used. In this sense, the participants guarantee that the short films do not violate any exploitation rights, rights of honour, privacy and image, intellectual property rights or any other right that could violate current legislation. In this sense, the Organisation of the UDIT Feelmotion Short Film Festival declines all legal responsibility for the works submitted to the competition and their content.

8.2 Participation in the competition grants consent and authorisation to the Festival Organization to use, reproduce, disclose, print, publish and disseminate through any media or platform the name of the director, performers and technical team, as well as the exhibition and screening of the work submitted for the promotion of UDIT and UDIT Feelmotion.

8.3 UDIT Feelmotion reserves the right to make changes to these rules and regulations or to add subsequent annexes on the selection process and prizes. The changes or annexes will be duly justified and will be communicated during the course of the competition.


9. Doubts and questions

9.1 For any queries, participants can write to feelmotion@esne.es.

10. Acceptance of the terms and conditions

10.1 Participation in the Festival implies full acceptance of these rules.

Madrid, Wednesday, 2 February 2024



Raúl San Julián Alonso
Director of UDIT FEELMOTION







  

 
  

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