Biencortos | Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes (3)

Biencortos | International Short Film Festival



Deadlines

24 May 2024
Call for entries

24 Sep 2024
Final deadline

2
mths

12 Oct 2024
Notification date

12 Nov 2024
15 Nov 2024

Address

2A - 85A,  4001, Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela


Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 12 November 2024      Festival end: 15 November 2024

Biencortos was born in Maracaibo | Venezuela in 2022, as an annual showcase for regional and national productions. In its third year, in 2024, the organization led by the Proyecto Gaveta collective decides to experience ambitious growth, expanding its horizons and transforming itself into an event of greater scope.

This leap marks the beginning of a new stage for Biencortos, which seeks to consolidate itself as a platform of reference for independent cinema nationally and internationally. The festival aims to be a meeting place for filmmakers and productions worldwide, promoting the creation and dissemination of short films as a form of artistic and cultural expression.

The festival also offers parallel activities, such as workshops, talks, and special events, which promote the exchange of experiences and knowledge among film professionals and the general public. It is also conceived as a space for the community, where film lovers can enjoy a quality program and participate in various activities that can develop the region, boosting the local film industry and attracting cultural tourism.

“Shorts = Cinema” sums up the essence of Biencortos—the short film as a form of artistic and cultural expression as valid as the feature film. The festival seeks to support the value of short films and position them as a powerful tool to tell stories, reflect realities, and generate opinion.

Biencortos will award the following main prizes: Puentes Award for Best International Short Film, Lagos Award for Best National Short Film, Relámpagos Award, and Audience Award.

Biencortos will award the following prizes in both the International and National Selections: Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound, and Best Music.

The audiovisual collective Proyecto Gaveta organizes Biencortos | International Short Film Festival and chooses the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela as its only on-site venue for the 2024 edition.

1. THE BRIDGES THAT UNITE US is the festival's theme for the 2024 edition, dedicated to the migratory context that beats all over the planet. However, productions that address other themes will also be freely accepted.

2. The festival will consist of three competitive sections formed by the official selection of the festival: "Bridges" International Selection, "Lakes" National Selection, and "Lightnings" Mixed Selection.

3. The festival will be composed of a non-competitive exhibition made up of productions that were not part of the official selection of the different competitive sections of the festival: "Bien Cortos"

4. In the Bridges and Lakes competitive sections, the accepted formats are Fiction and Non-fiction. In the Lightnings competitive section, the accepted formats are Dance Video, Music Video, and Experimental Video. In the non-competitive section Bien Cortos, all formats are accepted: Fiction, Non-fiction, Dance Video, Music Video, and Experimental Video.

5. Short films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes for the Birdges and Lakes sections and a maximum duration of 8 minutes for the Lightnings section.

6. Short films may be submitted in any language. The short film must be subtitled in Spanish or english if it is not in Spanish.

7. All filmmakers may participate in the festival, regardless of nationality, age, genre, or previous experience. Filmmakers are not limited in the number of projects they wish to submit.

8. Registration is free for Venezuelan productions. International productions have a registration fee of $6 for the Bridges section and $3 for the Lightnings section.

All entries will be made through the Festhome online platforms from Friday, May 24 through Tuesday, September 24, 2024.

9. Venezuelan productions are considered to be all those filmed totally or partially in Venezuela with Venezuelan directors and screenwriters or residents in the national territory, or filmed completely outside the country but with Venezuelan directors and screenwriters.

10. The short films will be pre-selected by the festival's organizing committee made up of professionals from the audiovisual sector. The selected short films will be screened in the competitive sections of the festival (Bridges: International, Lakes: National, and Lightnings: International/National). The short films not selected will be considered for the non-competitive section of the festival (Bien Cortos).

11. The festival's awards jury will be composed of recognized professionals in the national and international film industry.

12. The festival will award the following main prizes: Bridges Award for Best International Short Film, Lakes Award for Best National Short Film, Lightnings Award, and Audience Award.

The following categories will also be awarded: Best Screenplay, Best Direction, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, Best Editing, Best Sound, and Best Music.

13. The calendar for the 2024 edition of Biencortos will be composed as follows: Call for entries (24/05/2024), deadline date (24/09/2024), Notification date (12/10/2024), and Festival date (12/11/2024 | 15/11/2024).

14. Participation in the festival implies full acceptance of these rules.

15. For any questions or doubts, please contact the festival by e-mail at biencortos@gmail.com or telephone at +584246377282.



  

 
  

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