Curtas – Festival do Imaxinario (52)

CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO



Deadlines

26 Feb 2024
Call for entries

31 Aug 2024
Final deadline

1
mth

26 Oct 2024
Notification date

25 Oct 2024
02 Nov 2024

Address

Rúa Pintor Manuel Colmeiro, 4 - 3C,  36003, Pontevedra, Pontevedra, Spain


Festival description
Short film festival 20'<
Feature film festival


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 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish Galician
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Festival start: 25 October 2024      Festival end: 02 November 2024

Born as the Amateur Film Festival of Vilagarcía in 1973, the Curtas Film Fest has been held uninterruptedly in Vilagarcía de Arousa. It’s the film festival dean of Galicia and one of the contests with more tradition of Spain. Specialized in fantastic cinema.

AWARDS

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Feature Film)
- Jury Award for BEST FEATURE FILM.
- Jury Award for BEST DIRECTOR.
- Jury Award for BEST PERFORMANCE.
- Roberto Camba Award for BEST SPECIAL/VISUAL EFFECTS OR CINEMATOGRAPHY
- Special jury prize.


OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Short film)
- Jury Award for BEST FICTION SHORT.
- Jury Award for BEST ANIMATED SHORT.
- Jury Award for BEST DIRECTOR.
- Special jury prize.

OFFICIAL CROSS SECTION ‘FANTASTICA LATINOAMERICA’ (Feature Film)
- Jury Award for BEST LATIN AMERICAN FEATURE FILM.

CROSS SECTION ‘FEITO EN GALICIA’ (Short film)
- Jury Award for BEST SHORT SHORT 'FEITO EN GALICIA'.
- Jury Award for the BEST DIRECTOR 'FEITO EN GALICIA'.

AUDIENCE AWARD
- AUDIENCE Award for BEST FEATURE FILM.

The Audience Award, in all the categories in which it is awarded, will be awarded to the film that obtains the highest average score based on the votes cast.

CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, the oldest film festival in Galicia, is a festival specialized in fantastic cinema (Fantasy, Horror and Science Fiction) that includes other genres in a specific section and also includes other arts such as comics, literature, etc. ...

CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO will celebrate its 51st edition in Vilagarcía de Arousa, from October 25 to November 2, 2024.


1. CATEGORIES

For the 52th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, the following competition categories are established:

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Feature Film)
Fantastic genre feature films (fantasy, horror and science fiction) or animation of any nationality made after January 1, 2023 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in public rooms, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video under demand). Not previously exhibited in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC LATIN AMERICA SECTION (Feature Film)
Fantastic genre feature films (fantasy, horror and science fiction) or animation made in Latin American countries, after January 1, 2023 that have not been commercially released on a regular basis in public theaters, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). Not previously exhibited in any audiovisual event in Galicia.

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Short film)
Fantastic genre short films (fantasy, horror and science fiction) or animation of any nationality, Not previously shown in any audiovisual event in Galicia, made after January 1, 2023 that have not been commercially released regularly in public rooms, DVD, video, television or VOD platforms (video on demand). Its duration will not exceed 20 minutes, credits included.

‘FEITO IN GALICIA’ CROSS SECTION
Cross section that brings together the Galician Feature Films and Short Films from the previous sections.

For the purposes of participation in this section, Galician works are understood to mean that the pieces must have been produced by production companies in Galicia or outside Galicia but whose director is Galician. In the case of short films, their duration will not exceed 20 minutes, credits included.

2. SELECTION PROCESSES AND awards

REGISTRATION AND DOCUMENTATION
To participate in the 51th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO it is necessary to register and complete the registration form that will be found on the platforms enabled for it.

The registered works must be sent by uploading them to any of the designated platforms.

All the works in the different sections of the Festival must be presented in their original version, and those whose original language is not Spanish or Galician must include subtitles in one of these two languages.

JURIES
The Festival Management will designate the juries of the different sections in competition, whose decisions will be final and must not be justified.

People with interests in the production, distribution or any other type of exploitation or participation with the works selected for the competition may not be part of the juries of the different sections in competition.

The prizes of all categories may not be declared void.

AWARDS

OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Feature Film)
- Jury Award for BEST FEATURE FILM.
- Jury Award for BEST DIRECTOR.
- Jury Award for BEST PERFORMANCE.
- Roberto Camba Award for BEST SPECIAL/VISUAL EFFECTS OR CINEMATOGRAPHY
- Special jury prize.


OFFICIAL FANTASTIC SECTION (Short film)
- Jury Award for BEST FICTION SHORT.
- Jury Award for BEST ANIMATED SHORT.
- Jury Award for BEST DIRECTOR.
- Special jury prize.

OFFICIAL CROSS SECTION ‘FANTASTICA LATINOAMERICA’ (Feature Film)
- Jury Award for BEST LATIN AMERICAN FEATURE FILM.

CROSS SECTION ‘FEITO EN GALICIA’ (Short film)
- Jury Award for BEST SHORT SHORT 'FEITO EN GALICIA'.
- Jury Award for the BEST DIRECTOR 'FEITO EN GALICIA'.

AUDIENCE AWARD
- AUDIENCE Award for BEST FEATURE FILM.

The Audience Award, in all the categories in which it is awarded, will be awarded to the film that obtains the highest average score based on the votes cast.

3. REQUIREMENTS SELECTED WORKS

Once a work has been selected by the Festival for any of the Sections, it cannot be withdrawn. Participants must fill in the registration form that will be sent to them by email. The selected works may not compete, be exhibited, or be presented at other Galician festivals or similar events held in Galicia before their screening at CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO. Failure to comply with this condition may result in the disqualification of the work.

Those responsible for the winning works undertake to include the festival's laurels in the copies that are distributed for the exhibition of the work in film competitions, theaters, VOD platforms, or any other type of exhibition.

The laurels must appear before the screening of the film and will be provided by the organization of the Curtas Festival do Imaginario. They must also be included in the promotional material of the work, both printed (Poster, dossier, postcards, etc.) and digital (Web, RRSS, etc.).

The registration of a film in competition in the 51th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO implies full acceptance and compliance with these Participation Bases and their possible annexes.

PROGRAMMING AND EXHIBITION RIGHTS
During the contest, the selected works will be exhibited in a single screening unless the work is awarded as Best Film in the case of feature films or Best Short Film, Best 'Feito en Galicia' Short Film or Best Animated Short Film, as well as the winning works in the Documentary, Video-art and experimental sections, in which case they will be screened again after the Festival awards ceremony.

The owners and/or representatives of the works presented to CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO exempt the festival from any payment or fee for copyright, before any management entity for the non-commercial public exhibition of the works, as long as this exhibition takes place solely and exclusively within the official dates of the event by virtue of its informative and free nature.

The finalist and winning works in the official Short Film and 'Feito en Galicia' Short Film sections may be exhibited in their entirety, after the Festival, in the different dissemination and promotion events carried out by CURTAS – FESTIVAL DO IMAXINARIO, regardless of its location, prior communication to the representative of the work.

CATALOG AND DOCUMENTATION
The documentation requested by the Festival for the official catalogue, programming guide and website (synopsis, biofilmography, artistic and technical file, photographs of the director and of the film) will be taken from the online registration form that must be completed in all categories . Once the works have been selected, you must fill out the registration form that will be provided by email.
In case of needing additional material, it will be required by the Festival to be delivered before the designated date.


4. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS
These bases of participation may be completed or modified, prior to the start date of the 51th edition of CURTAS – FESTIVAL DE LO IMAGINARIO, prior communication to the interested parties, with as many other annexes as the Organization deems appropriate.

Their interpretation will be the exclusive responsibility of the Festival Management.


CURTAS – IMAXINARY FESTIVAL
REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT
Phone: +34 653 378 415
inscripciones@curtas.org
http://www.curtas.org


  

 
  

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