Cachinus De Cine International Youth Film Festival (7)



Deadlines

01 Jun 2024
Call for entries

31 Jan 2025
Final deadline

7
mths

15 Feb 2025
Notification date

03 Apr 2025
05 Apr 2025

Address

Avenida Constitución,  10895, Cilleros, Cáceres, Spain


Festival description
Children & young people
Short film festival 12'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  12'<
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Spanish
English


Festival start: 03 April 2025      Festival end: 05 April 2025

English (Inglés)
The “Cachinus de Cine” Festival is organized by the Cultural Association of Cilleros (A.C.D.C.) and the Town Hall of Cilleros.

The festival "Cachinus de Cine" was born with the hope of bringing the seventh art to the children and youngest so that they have the posibility to learn trough this art to know and understand better the world around them. Also to get the posibility to express their concerns through the images.

It will take place at the beginning of May in Cilleros, a town located in "Sierra de Gata" in the province of Cáceres, Extremadura, at the East of Madrid (Spain).
An enclave that are still preserving his nature and tradition over the years.

It is surrounded by rivers of crystal clear water, natural pools and mountains that invite you to explore their paths.

We wish this festival to be a meeting point where we can meet people and cultures from all over the world and get to know ourselves too.

Exchanging concerns and experiences with all the participants is also part of the dream with which this festival is born.

Awards and categories

All short films will be exhibited on the web so that they can be known and valued by the community of people interested in them (works that are requested for copyright reasons or any other reason communicated by the author will not be exhibited). Additionally, the organizers may publicize (in whole or in part) the short films received in any media / social network they deem appropriate.

In no case, such dissemination will be for commercial purposes.

The organization of the contest reserves the right to keep them on its website as long as it deems appropriate.

The following categories are established according to the section to which they belong:

Children's section - Juvenile (Up to 18 years old).

- Best short film up to 12 years old (C1) - CHILDREN AND PRIMARY (up to 12 years old)
- Best short film from 13 to 18 years old (C2) - ESO, BACCALAUREATE, CF Y FPA
- Best Documentary
- Best Short Film from Extremadura
- Best Animation Short Film (Natxo Menchero Special Award)

6 special awards (to which all selected shorts are eligible, and more than one award may be given if the Festival jury deems it appropriate):

- Best Performer* C1
- Best Child Performer* C2
- Best Short Film from Sierra de Gata
- Social Values
- Audience Award
- Best Poster

Amateur - Professional Section

- Best Short Film
- Best Young Short Film (Up to 30 years old)
- Best Documentary
- Best Extremeño Short Film
- Best Animation Short Film (Special Award Natxo Menchero)

In addition, the following are established

RULES FOR PARTICIPATING 2025

english (Inglés)

The Festival “Cachinus de Cine” is organised by the Cultural Centre Association of Cilleros (A.C.D.C) and the Town Hall of Cilleros.
It will take place in Cilleros (Sierra de Gata, Cáceres) at the beginning of the month of April.

Sections:

Two main sections are established:

1. Children's - Youth Section (Up to 18 years old)

2. Amateur - Professional Section

Age for participants:

The different categories are established according to age:

• Categorías:

o Up to twelve years (C1)
o From 13 to 17 yrs (C2)
o Animation - (Special "Natxo Menchero" Award) --> Chosen by the special jury of "Animation".

Important:

In order to take part in categories the short must be performed by persons from this age group, permitting adults to cooperate in direction and support.

How to register and how to send in your short videos?

The time limit for shorts opens the 1st October, 2023 and will close at midnight on March 6th, 2024

Acceptance of the rules is automatically confirmed with the submission of the video.

What are the mandatory requirements for the short films you send?

Only short films suitable for all audiences will be accepted for the competition.

The theme of the short film must be related to a children's or young audience.

They must have a maximum duration of 12 minutes (15 minutes for Amateur/Professional section) (exceptionally, works with a longer duration will be accepted). They must be unpublished in this festival and original.
Videos with images that are violent, denigrating, humiliating or insulting, or that, for any reason are not inherent to the narrative, may be in bad taste will not be accepted. The competition organisers also reserve the right not to include in the competition any short films that may infringe upon human rights.

Each author may submit as many short films as he/she wants. Each one must be submitted separately.

Those stories that have not been filmed in Spanish (all languages are accepted) must have english subtitles, although subtitles in Spanish will be considered, given that the selection of short films is carried out by children from 8 to 16 years old.

It is essential (in order to contact the winners at a later date) that all the requested information is filled in on the competition entry form. DVDs, USB sticks or any other physical support will not be accepted; only a url with the link to the platform where the video has been hosted (Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Wetransfer, Onedrive, Goole Drive, Dropbox,...) for downloading and its password if you have one.
The organisation may ask the author of the short film to prove that it has been made and placed on the website if there is any suspicion of plagiarism or copying of other short films.

The author(s) are solely responsible for the film and everything included in it, the organisation declines any legal responsibility for its content.

The short films are the exclusive property of their authors and CACHINUS DE CINE only includes the works on its website or on the Vimeo /Youtube channel to promote each work, without obtaining any kind of benefit in exchange or acquiring the rights to it.

Jury

The Juries will be announced on the festival's website and will choose the winners from among the finalists. If they do not have the minimum quality required by the jury, a prize may not be awarded to more than one finalist if the jury is not able to determine which work is the best.

Awards and categories

All the short films will be exhibited on the website so that they can be known and valued by the community of people interested in them (works will not be exhibited if so requested for copyright reasons or any other reason communicated by the author). Additionally, the organisers will be able to publicise (totally or partially) the short films received in any media / social network they deem appropriate.

Under no circumstances will such dissemination be for commercial purposes.

The competition organisers reserve the
right to keep them on their website for as long as they deem appropriate.

The following categories are established according to the section to which they belong:

• Best short film up to 12 years old (C1) --> INFANT AND PRIMARY SCHOOL
• Best short film from 13 to 17 years old (C2) --> ESO, BACHILLERATO, CF Y FPA
• Best Documentary
• Best Extremaduran Short Film
• Best Animation Short Film (Special Award "Natxo Menchero")

6 special prizes (to which all the selected short films are eligible, and more than one prize may be awarded if the Festival jury deems it appropriate):

• Best Performer
• Best Child Performer* (under 12 years old)
• Best Cinematography
• Social Values
• Audience Award
• Best movie poster
Sección Amateur – Profesional
• Best Short Film
• Best Young Short Film (Up to 30 years old)
• Best Documentary
• Best Short Film from Extremadura
• Best Animated Short Film (Natxo Menchero Special Award)

In addition, the following special awards are established:

4 special prizes (to which all selected short films are eligible, and more than one prize may be awarded if the Festival jury deems it appropriate):

• Best Screenplay
• Best Performer* Best Director
• Best Direction
• Audience Award

In addition to these prizes, the following special prizes may be awarded at the discretion of the organization:

• Special Prize awarded by A.C.D.C. (Asociación Cultural De Cilleros).
• Special Prize "Cachinus de Cine".
* These prizes will be awarded by the "main" jury, except for the "Best Child Performer", which will be awarded by the Children's Jury.

The same work may compete for more than one special prize at the same time (except for short films in the Amateur category). The Jury will take into account the age of the contestants when awarding the special prizes.

The CACHINUS DE CINE Festival will publicise the names and the winning entries through its networks and different channels of the Cultural Association of Cilleros (A.C.D.C.) (Association co-organising the festival), so that the entries are known in different areas linked to the literary and cinematographic world. An official diploma and a commemorative statuette will also be awarded (subject to financial availability).

Further news on the possible awarding of additional prizes will be announced during this period.

Participants may choose to attend the awards Gala as an active part of the event, either individually or as a group, by making a request via email (registros@cachinusdecine.es).

Depending on the budget, the Festival will be able to invite a maximum of 3 participants per short film (at least one adult) to the activities that will take place during the festival, as well as to the final Gala. The invitation would include the stay for a maximum of 3 nights (Thursday, Friday and Saturday), if the budget allows it, otherwise, the organisation will do its best to get the best prices for accommodation. If any participant wishes to come with more than 3 people, the Festival is committed to help them to find accommodation in the area.

The organisation recalls that the spirit of the competition, organised by a non-profit organisation, is to promote audio-visual creation among young people and storytelling enthusiasts and to offer all boys and girls a space in which to show and share their audio-visual and creative concerns free of charge.

The Jury will reward the creativity, originality and composition of the short films, as well as the script developed and the technical resources. If the jury considers that there is no candidate that deserves any of the prizes, they may be declared void.

Award ceremony and final gala

The entries received will be viewed in the weeks following the end of the deadline for receipt of the videos by the selection committee.

The selection committee will propose 3 finalists for each category* and will invite the finalists to the festival.

*if in any category there is not a minimum of quality it could be deserted or with less finalists, equally, if there are more than 3 works that deserve to be finalists it will also be possible.

The decision of the finalists will be made public during the month prior to the festival, and the awards ceremony will be held on 27 April (Saturday) 2024 in the Auditorium of Cilleros during the final awards Gala where the final winners of each category will be announced.

If the date of the awards ceremony changes, it will be announced well in advance.




  

 
  

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