Cine No Visto (6)


05 Apr 2021
Call for entries

20 Jun 2021
Festival closed

31 Jul 2021
Notification date

18 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021


Lugarillo,  23700, Linares, Jaén, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 September 2021      Festival end: 27 September 2021

International low-budget independent film festival

Festival de Cine no Visto has the main objective of giving visibility to those independent and low or no budget productions which, for different reasons, don’t reach the major public and whose only option for a greater recognition is found in festivals.

The organization of the Festival de Cine no Visto is aware of the great effort that producers have to endure in order to carry out a project with very limited means. Technical aspects are for us just another element in the process, so the main reasons to be selected will not depend on the means used. We are much more interested in what is told and the symbolism in each shot.
We are undoubtedly going to consider all and each of the aspects: performance, editing, cinematography, music, screenplay, to sum up, everything necessary in the production of an audiovisual project.

⦁ Best feature film
⦁ Best Foreign short film
⦁ Best Andalusian short film
⦁ Best Spanish short film

⦁ Best feature film (International and Andalusian)
⦁ Best short film (within each category)
⦁ Best actor (feature film)
⦁ Best director (feature film)
⦁ Best cinematographer (feature film)
⦁ Best film editing (feature film)
⦁ Best screenplay (feature film)
• Best sound
• Best music
⦁ Best film from Jaén (feature or short)

* If your film has been awarded but nobody from your team can attend to the awards ceremony, you won´t receive a physical prize.
** Some categories can be declared void if the jury considers that appropriate.

⦁ Best feature film (International and Andalusian)
⦁ Best short film (within each category)
⦁ Best actor (feature film)
⦁ Best director (feature film)
⦁ Best cinematographer (feature film)
⦁ Best film editing (feature film)
⦁ Best screenplay (feature film)
⦁ Best music (feature film)
⦁ Best sound (feature film)
⦁ Best film from Jaén (feature or short)

6th Edition – Cine No Visto Film Festival, Independent Film Festival of Linares
From September 18th to 27th, 2021

1. Submissions are open to every low-budget audio-visual project from 2019 until today. The subject matter of the works must be fiction.

The submission date for short films is from April 05th, 2021 to May 31th, 2021. (submission periods may be extended if the organization considers that convenient).

2. The submission fee for the 5th Edition costs 1.5€. This fee has the aim of financing the Festival costs. The amount won’t be refunded in any case.

3. The whole content of the project must be original or have attached an authorization which allows the use of content made by third parties.

4. Every project whose original language is not Spanish must have Spanish subtitles available.

5. The length for feature films must exceed 60 minutes. The length for short films must not exceed 15 minutes.

6. We only accept films that have been sent through the following online platforms: FestHome*.

*Those contestants who find impossible submitting their films through the online platforms provided due to their countries’ regulations are allowed to send their work to our email.

7. The person in charge of submitting the work to the festival declares that they are over 18 do it freely accept these rules are authorized by the owner or owning company of the distribution/exhibition rights in Spain.
Besides, by submitting the film to the festival, they authorize and give permission for the work to be screened/exhibited during the festival. Once the work is submitted to the festival it is not possible to withdraw it. In legal situations, or in case of other irregularities or doubts, the person in charge of submitting the film will be responsible for it, and not the organization of the event. The organization of the Festival is free from any responsibility or irregularity.

8. During the festival, the organization has the right to publicly screen the selected films as many times as they consider. With regard to that, producers have to give over the rights for public exhibition of the work during the Festival with no cost for the organization.

9. The organization will not pay for any kind of rate, tax, bonus, commission, shipping/return costs, or exhibition/screening rights payment to any submitter, holder, agent, manager or company, with independence of the category in which the work is registered.

10. Those selected films will have to send the poster, a teaser/trailer, a summary of the project explained in 2 minutes and promotional images. All that material will be available to be exhibited in the festival website, social media and during the event both in this edition and future ones.

11. The festival has the right to withdraw any film whose content is considered to promote sexism or misogyny.

12. The festival has the right to use the teasers/trailers or fragments of the submitted films during the present or future editions of the festival with promotional ends for the event.

13. The festival will choose some works from the official selection to take part in the following festivals: MIAX from Mexico and Otros Cines from Argentina.

14. To those winners willing to attend to the festival with the aim of presenting the film, the organization will partially pay (only if the budget is enough) trips inside the Spanish inland, accommodation and food expenses.

15. The organization has the right to modify these rules if they consider that necessary as well as accepting any film that doesn’t fulfil these rules.

16. The submission or delivery of a work to the festival implies the unconditional acceptance of the rules. The ignorance or lack of reading or understanding of them does not free anyone from the obligation to fulfil the rules.



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