FECICAM Festival de Cine Español Emergente (15)

FECICAM Emerging Spanish Film Festival


26 Feb 2024
Call for entries

31 May 2024
Final deadline


10 Sep 2024
Notification date

27 Sep 2024
04 Oct 2024


Bernardo Balbuena 13,  13002, Ciudad Real, Ciudad Real, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 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  30'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
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Festival start: 27 September 2024      Festival end: 04 October 2024

EMERGING SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL (FECICAM), oriented towards new producers, supports independent films and fosters alternate author’s films, thus contributing to development of cinematography. Among its basic objectives is spreading and promoting makers in Castilla-la Mancha, Spain, Europe and Latin América.

The Jury shall grant the following prizes and mentions:

- Best Film endowed with €500 and trophy
- Best Director endowed with €500 and trophy
- Best Performance endowed with €500 and trophy
- Best Series (or pilot) endowed with trophy
- Best National Short Film endowed with €1.000 and trophy
- Best International Short Film
- Best CLM Short Film endowed with €1.000 and trophy
- Best CLM Documentary endowed with €1.000 and trophy
- Best Edition
- Mention Best Short Babycam CLM
- Mention Best Short Fecicam OFF
- Public Mention

Audience Award shall be subject to popular vote by the audience of projections throughout the festival.

Short films from the Castilla-La Mancha Section that have the support or financing of Castilla-La Mancha Media will not be eligible to receive awards, in accordance with the policy established by the entity. The winning works in this section will be shown on Castilla-La Mancha Media, and the entity will sign a contract between the producers and the television network.

Winners shall insert FECICAM’s logotype, mentioning the prize granted, at the beginning of the film in future festivals and exhibitions of the movie.

The films awarded at the Festival for Best CLM Short Film and Best CLM Documentary may be exhibited at TV (CMM Castilla-La Mancha Media) in the form and manner to be publicly announced by said entity.
In turn, such entity shall sign a contract between producers and TV for antenna broadcasting, where technical and legal requirements shall be specified.
Works co-produced by CMM Castilla-La Mancha Media do not qualify for these awards.

FECICAM shall not be responsible for temporary terms of such prizes.

Works made on any date, not submitted in previous editions of this festival may be submitted. The final phase of the Festival will be held from September 27 to October 4, 2024 in Ciudad Real.

National Section Short films (not necessarily Debut Films) and works produced at Film Schools, by directors or producers from any part of Spain.

The International Section (European Union) is open to First Works (open up to and including the director's third work) from directors or producers from Europe or Latin America.

CLM Section For Directors and producers born or residing in Castilla-La Mancha (accredited by DNI or census certificate) and productions shot in Castilla-La Mancha territory (accredited by shooting authorization).

Series Section Open to fiction (or series pilots) by directors or producers from any part of Spain.

Babycam – Children’s Section Parents or guardians will be the ones to register and grant the rights to exhibit the work. In case of being produced in schools, workshops, etc., the students will be awarded, not the monitor. The works will be judged according to the capabilities of the age group.

The Fecicam Off Section is open, preferably, to short films from young students, groups, students of audiovisual workshops, courses, institutes and film schools that wish to participate in this section that will have a special mention.

Participants may summon any number of works.
The entries must be registered in only one Section (CLM, National, International, Series or Babycam).

The organization may not participate in the competition as directors and/or producers.

– Feature films of any fiction or documentary genre, with a minimum duration of 60 minutes.

– Short films of any fiction genre not belonging to documentary genre, less than 30 minutes.

– Documentaries on any topic, less than 30 minutes.

– Series (or pilots) of any fiction genre, less than 50 minutes the chapter.

– Babycam Short films on free topics, made by children 5-13 years old, less than 10 minutes.

// SUBMISSION & deadline
online registrations are only accepted through Festhome, so that the jury can access and evaluate the works, sending files and download links to the Festival email is not accepted.

The films registered in Babycam Section can also be submitted by e-mail to info@fecicamfilmfestival.com, including a download link.

The film shall be uploaded in mp4, mkv, avi or mpeg format, FullHD 1080p. No other format shall be accepted. We will request some information that will be included in the application process, as well as all the required documentation. For registrations made by distributors, it is mandatory to provide the filmmaker's information.

The cost of storing is free. The content is private and only accessible by the Festival and the members of the jury. It is recommended to use Google Chrome or Mozilla for uploading purposes.

The registration cost will now have a registration fee of €4 starting February 11.
The registration period for the Festival ends on May 31, 2024. After June 1, no registration will be possible. The Festival will recognize the signer of the registration form as the sole person responsible for the work vis-à-vis producers, distributors or other companies or people who have participated in the production of the work, and vis-à-vis copyright.

// language & subtitleS
All works that are not in Spanish must have subtitles in Spanish or they will be automatically disqualified from the Festival.

There shall be a pre-selection jury which, in accordance with the Festival’s purposes and criteria, shall select the works aiming at the various sections.

The works which shall be absolutely premiered in the Festival shall have preference, in case the pre-selection jury approve their quality.

The Jury shall include professionals and artists related to the cinema and arts. Their ruling shall be uncontestable. They may declare ex aequo or void any prize. If there is an agreement, relationship or mitigation between the Jury and participant, the participant shall be automatically disqualified.

Any assault or offense against members of the Jury and the Festival, through any means, may imply exclusion from the competition or, in certain cases, infraction against the law.

// awards CEREMONY
The presence of selected ones shall be required throughout the festival in order to give the maximum spreading and promotion of their works. Our press cabinet shall call for media.

In case they may not personally appear, a visual introduction shall be provided in order to present their movie on the date of its projection.

In the awards Ceremony, the presence of the awarded person or a team member appointed to receive the prize (and a video thanking the festival five days in advance to the delivery of prizes, or the delivery of the prize shall not be guaranteed) shall be obligatory.

The festival shall not bear the expenses for attendance to the award of prizes, in accordance with rules for subsidies governing the festival.

The organisers reserve the right to remove or modify any rules and regulations of the competition and any of its prizes. Any conflict (of organization or functioning) not foreseen in the present rules, will be resolved by the organization of the Festival.

Participation implies acceptance and agreement with the terms herein contained regarding the Festival.

Organizers assume people registering works hold the rights for exhibition of the works they register in the festival, as well as authorization to receive the prize. In any case, organizers waive to the responsibility that may be derived from breach of this term.

Films may not be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been selected.



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