Diminuto, Festival Internacional de Cine Mínimo (2)

Diminuto, International Minimum Film Festival



Deadlines

15 Jul 2021
Call for entries

15 Aug 2021
Early deadline

15 Sep 2021
Standard deadline

15 Oct 2021
Late deadline

15 Nov 2021
Festival closed

22 Nov 2021
Notification date

29 Nov 2021
19 Dec 2021

Address

República de Guatemala 18,  06000 , Ciudad de México, México DF, Mexico


Festival description
Short film festival 8'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  8'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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Festival start: 29 November 2021      Festival end: 19 December 2021

Welcome to the second edition of Diminuto, Minimum International Film Festival, a celebration of short-term works.

In the last decade, the production of short-term cinematographic and audiovisual works has made the formats affordable for authors. The forms of short film production have been rethought, with the production of audiovisual and cinematographic content becoming more and more frequent, from mobile devices, tablets and compact cameras. Social networks, in turn, allow short works to have a space in the interest of viewers.

The second edition of Diminuto will be made up of seven categories in competition, in all categories we receive: fiction, documentary, fiction, animation, experimental and
hybrids.

Zero: Under 59 seconds
One: 1 minute
Fractal: Between 1 and 3 minutes
Vertical: Shortfilms in vertical format between 1 and 3 minutes
Silent: Shortfilms without dialogues between 1 and 3minutes
Wide: Between 3 and 5 minutes
XL: Shorts between 5 and 8 minutes

We will also have the Alternative films, a non-competitive category that will be made up of works by emerging Mexican, Cuban and Venezuelan authors.

In this edition, it is contemplated that the works selected in the seven competing categories will be screened, scheduled and viewed in three modalities:

1. Video-installation (exhibition) that will be mounted in a cultural space, located in Mexico City. (As long as it is possible due to the sanitary conditions caused by COVID-19. If this is not possible, an online activity will be considered).
2. Screening of the official selection in at least two cultural spaces located in Mexico City. (As long as it is possible due to the sanitary conditions caused by COVID-19. If this is not possible, an online activity will be considered).
3. Programming via streaming, which will be broadcast on the festival's social networks.

The winning works of each category in competition will be screened in a cultural venue in Paris, France. Place and date to be confirmed. (As long as it is possible due to the sanitary conditions caused by COVID-19. If this is not possible, an online activity will be considered).

The works selected in the Alternative Films will be scheduled via streaming.

The origin of Diminuto is referred to the online workshops: Short films, short formats (level 1 and 2), taught in the last year by Aarón Álvarez, the director of the festival. In them, the concept of brevity and the ideology that allows highlighting the creative processes of the authors are promoted. Some works that were part of the Official selection and the Alternative films of the first edition were produced in these workshops.

Complementary to the exhibitions, programming and visualizations, the workshops will be given: Short films, short formats (level 1 and 2), there will be talks and master classes with specialists in cinematography, these activities will be carried out online and in person*, they are planned for the attendees and the interested public, seeking to promote new authors. * (As long as it is possible due to the sanitary conditions caused by COVID-19. If this is not possible, it will be carried out online). Special online activities will be held for the authors of the winning short films in each category and the honorable mentions.

1. The short films belonging to the Official Selection will be part of an exhibition-installation in a cultural venue located in Mexico City. The place of projection is to be defined.

2. The short films belonging to the Official Selection will be screened in two cultural venues located in Mexico City.

3. The short films belonging to the Official Selection and to the Alternative Sample will be scheduled in streaming on the festival's social networks, over the course of a week.

4. A jury will choose a short winner from each category, and if deemed appropriate, honorable mentions.

5. The winning short films in each category and the honorable mentions will be screened in a cultural venue in Paris, France, in December 2021. The date and place of the screening will be defined.

6. The authors of the winning short films in each category and with honorable mentions will be able to take an online express workshop that will be taught in spanish, or a masterclass via streaming that will be translated into english.

1. Short films completed from January 1, 2010 to 2021, may participate. The call is open to all audiences, both nationally and International.

2. The subject is free.

3. Short films may belong to any of the following categories: Silent, vertical, shorts films any genre: fiction, documentary, animation, experimental.

4. The works must have a maximum duration of 8 minutes.

5. The films may be made with any type of camera or digital technology, as long as we can display the film in digital format.

6. The selected foreign films must have subtitles in Spanish for their final screening. It is important that the artist commits to carry out this process, since we are in contact with cultural institutions in Mexico, in addition, the Mexican audience responds better when the works are subtitled.

Note:
This process is for all selected foreign autors.
If the autors does not submit his film with Spanish subtitles, he will be disqualified and there will be no refund for his registration, take this information into account before sending your film.

7. We ask that when registering your work, do not change the password or download your project since this does not allow us to evaluate it and is a reason for disqualification.

8. In your registration, use an email that you constantly check since if your email is incorrect or you do not check it, we usually will not be able to establish communication with you. In case you are selected and do not send your digital files, your project will be disqualified.

9. The selected authors must send their film in a download link
Through platforms such as: Dropbox, We transfer, Vimeo, Drive or similar. The format must be MP4, H264 codec.

10. The registration deadline is 15 november 2021. Registrations made after this date will not be taken into account.

11. The official selection will be announced via email as well as the festival's official social networks from 22 november 2021.

12. The Jury's decision will be final.

13. The selected works will be screened on 22 november 2021, it can be virtually or in person depending on the health regulations in Mexico due to COVID 19, it is important that you be clear about this situation since if the pandemic has not yet been overcome, our activities will be virtual.

14. Contestants are responsible for the rights of the submitted works.

15. The projection times will be announced in the official program of the Festival, as well
as in social networks.

16. The Festival may use fragments of the selected films for dissemination of the event in the media, including the Internet.

17. The organization of the Festival will not cover in any case the coverage of tickets,
Travel expenses or accommodation for the authors of the selected shorts (in case the pandemic has been overcome).

18. The Festival therefore it will not pay screenings to the selected artists.

19. Once the work is registered there will be no refund.

20. Sending a film to Diminuto, Minimun International Film Festival, second edition implies acceptance of these rules.





  

 
  

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