Márgenes. Festival Internacional de Cine de Madrid (12)



Deadlines

14 Jun 2022
Call for entries

25 Jul 2022
Final deadline

19
days

30 Sep 2022
Notification date

22 Nov 2022
27 Nov 2022

Address

Plaza de Callao, 1,  28045, Madrid, Madrid, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival >40'
Feature film festival >40'


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >40'
 Feature Films  >40'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 22 November 2022      Festival end: 27 November 2022

Márgenes is an international film festival dedicated to independent auteur cinema, with a special focus on emerging filmmakers and innovative proposals. It aims to defend and promote high-quality independent cinema made with artistic conviction.

1. OFFICIAL JURY

- Prize for best Film: €2.000.

- Special Mention: Production of English or French subtitles and production of a DCP print of the winning film or another work by the winner (Prize sponsored by Laserfilm).

The jury may award an Honourable Mention without a financial award.

2. AUDIENCE AWARD: €500.

3. YOUNG JURY AWARD.

1. GOALS

Márgenes is an international film festival dedicated to independent auteur cinema, with a special focus on emerging filmmakers and innovative proposals. It aims to defend and promote high-quality independent cinema made with artistic conviction.

2. SECTIONS, DATES AND VENUES

2.1 Official Selection: the international competitive section is open to films that are committed to the renewal of audio-visual narratives and to an artistic and personal vision of filmmaking.

2.2 The films featured in the Official Selection will be screened at the Cineteca in Madrid from the 22nd to the 27th of November. The organization reserves the right to screen the films at other venues if necessary.

2.3 The organisation reserves the right, with the prior authorisation of the entities or persons owning the rights, to screen the films it deems appropriate in other sections of the festival.

3. JURIES AND PRIZES

3.1 The festival management will select an official jury made up of national and international professionals from the cinematographic and audio-visual arts as well as cultural management and other artistic disciplines, in charge of awarding the following prizes:

- Jury Prize for Best Film: €2.000.

- Special Jury Mention: Production of English or French subtitles and production of a DCP print of the winning film or another work by the winner (Prize sponsored by Laserfilm).

The jury may award an Honourable Mention without a financial award.

3.2 Audience Award: €500.

3.3 Young Jury Prize.

3.1 The verdicts by the different juries shall be final.

3.2 The prize money is awarded to the company or person that registers the film for the festival, as per the entry form.

3.3 The total sum of each prize is subject to the taxes and regulations set by Spanish law. The amounts expressed in these rules are gross and the relevant income tax withholdings will be applied.

3.4 The winning films must include the festival's logo on any advertising and promotional material as well as in the film's credits.

3.5 The organization reserves the right to extend the categories and prizes.


4. REQUIREMENTS

4.1 Year of Production: only films completed after the 1st of January 2022 may be entered. The organization reserves the right to include films from the previous year.

4.2 Duration: films with a minimum duration of 40 minutes will be accepted. However, the organization reserves the right to include films of a shorter length if such films would clearly add value to the annual selection.

4.3 Genre and Format: There are no limitations in terms of genre, production format or subject matter, although institutional films, advertising films, reports, television documentaries or purely journalistic works are excluded.

4.4 Rights: To participate in the festival, it is essential to be the holder of the worldwide exhibition rights of the film being submitted.

4.5 Language: On submitting a film, a screener with subtitles in Spanish and/or English must be sent.

4.6 Distribution: Films that have been distributed in commercial cinemas, commercially edited (DVD or Blu Ray), or broadcast on television or VOD platforms in Spain will not be accepted. The selected films may not be screened publicly in Madrid prior to their screening at Márgenes. It will be positively valued if any film that is submitted has not been screened extensively at festivals (both in person or online).

4.7 Each author may submit as many films as they wish to the festival but must make an individual entry for each one.


5. REGISTRATION

5.1 Registration will remain open from the publication of these rules until the 25th of July 2022 at 23:59 hours (GMT+2).

5.2 Registration is free and exclusively online through the Festhome platform.

5.3 All submitted films must provide a viewing link. The password must remain unchanged until the 30th of September 2022. If this is not possible, the organization must be notified of any password changes.

6. SELECTED FILMS

6.1 The organization will appoint a Selection Committee chaired by the Festival Director and the Artistic Director. The final decision will be notified by email by the end of September 2022.

6.2 Once a film has been selected, it cannot be withdrawn.

6.3 People taking part may not disclose their participation before the festival makes it public.

6.4 Screening fee: The festival, in the spirit of building a more sustainable circuit in which all parties involved can have an economic return, will pay a screening fee to those films participating in the Official Selection. The amount will be of €100 + VAT (if applicable) for films over 40 minutes and €50 + VAT (if applicable) for films under 40 minutes.

6.5 Materials: selected films must provide the organization with the following materials, respecting the deadlines indicated below:

Promotional Materials: Participants must provide the organisation with images, poster (minimum resolution 300 dpi) and trailer of the film; if available, a complete press kit and video clips must also be sent. The deadline for receipt of these materials is the 10th of October 2022.

Screening Copies: If a film is selected, a DCP copy of the film must be provided to the organisation before the 28th of October 2022. Whenever possible, participants are encouraged to use file sharing and cloud storage systems such as Dropbox, Wetransfer, Mega, Drive, FileMail, etc.

Subtitles: All screening copies must be submitted with English or Spanish subtitles. Where necessary, a non-subtitled original version of the film will also be requested. If the screening copies are subtitled in English, the subtitles dialogue list must be submitted in advance before the 17th of October together with the downloadable link to the screening copy.

6.6 Participants authorise the use of images and fragments from the selected films across different media to promote the festival. The organization also reserves the right to use extracts and images for the festival’s back catalogue and video materials.

7. RESPONSIBILITIES, TRANSFER OF RIGHTS AND ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

7.1 Participation in Márgenes Festival implies the full acceptance of all the terms and conditions included herein.

7.2 Submitted films must not contain content that infringes any third-party rights.

7.3 The organisation declines all legal responsibility for the content of the films, holding the persons or entities that have entered each film in the festival responsible.

7.4 Any issue not foreseen in the rules will be resolved by the organisers in accordance with international film festival regulations.

7.5 The organisers reserve the right to alter, modify or suspend the festival programme at any time.

  

 
  

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