Festival de Cine Espiritual Contracorriente (7)

Spiritual Film Festival Contracorriente


01 Jan 2020
Call for entries

15 Apr 2020
Standard deadline

15 May 2020
Late deadline

15 May 2020
Festival closed

01 Jul 2020
Notification date

27 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2020


Calle 11a n° 79A-28 Int 6 apt 204,  no, Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

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'<
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Festival start: 27 July 2020      Festival end: 31 July 2020

We are an international short film festival, born in Bogotá, Colombia, offering filmmakers from around the world a window of diffusion and distribution to show their films related to the theme of spiritual cinema from fiction, animation and documentary in their four competing categories: Reflections, Roots, National Contracorriente and New Generations. As a festival we are interested in spiritual cinema from an introspective, intimate look, stories with a positive, reflective and healing message; stories that transcend, highlight human values and educate through cinema.

1. The winners and those who receive special mention by the jury will receive by mail the certificate that accredits their participation.

2.The prizes will be represented in training, distribution and promotion for the winning films. These will be published in advance and may be modified according to the support achieved by the festival.

The festival will take place in Bogotá, Colombia from July 29 to 31 of 2020.

The registration period is from January 1 to May 15 of 2020. Submission through platforms will be free from January 1 to March 1, 2020, after this date the registration fee will be 7 eur, excluding this the Colombian films.


Reflections: International fiction short films. Max 15 min.

Roots: International documentaries short films. Max 15 min.

National Contracorriente: Colombia fiction and documentary short films. Max 15 min.

New Generations: International fiction and documentary short films for children and teenagers. Max 15 min.

1. Only register the film the producer or director.

2.All the films produced during the years 2018, 2019 or after January 1, 2020 may participate.

3. The short films will have a maximum duration of 15 minutes including credits.

4. The same film can not participate in several categories. Only the category most in accordance with the film must be chosen.

5. The productions will be presented in the original version. Those that are not filmed in Spanish must be presented with the corresponding subtitles in Spanish for their exhibition at the festival. These subtitles will be attached as a separate file in the standard .SRT format or they should be inserted in the film. Disqualification may not cause to present subtitles in Spanish.

6. The exhibition formats are: In audiovisual file with H.264 codec, extension .mov or .mp4, and resolution 1920 X 1080 NO OTHER CODEC OR EXTENSIONS WILL BE RECEIVED.

7. The films that do not technically guarantee a correct projection will be rejected.

8. The festival is not responsible for possible infractions in the matter of copyright in which the received films may incur, being these always the responsibility of its producer and / or director.

9. Films that have participated in previous versions of the festival will not be considered.

10. In the case of the category for nationals, films that are produced in another country and where only the director is Colombian will not be accepted. If it is completely produced outside of Colombia, it will be considered an international film. Only co-productions that have an equitable percentage of participation among the participating countries will be accepted.

11. If the film is pre-selected or selected, it must attach the authorization for its exhibition at the indicated times, otherwise the film may be disqualified.

12. Some prizes will have to have additional authorization from their director to be granted and it will be up to the participant to accept or reject it.

1. In case the film is selected is necessary the copyright authorization and must be sent to the festival's mail on the dates indicated or the film will be disqualified.

2. The selected films will not be returned or withdrawn, the films will be part of the festival's personal collection.

3.The filmmakers classified in the Official Selection and winners, accept that their films according to competition, are exhibited in the different activities in relation to the festival in replicas in Colombia or other parts of the world to which the festival can arrive and replicas in different places where the festival makes diffusion. All exhibitions will be free. The selected ones give to the organization their exhibition rights to show the short films in this festival and in future events related to it.

4.A maximum of 7 short films and a minimum of 5 short films for each category will be selected, if this is not possible, the category may be deserted.

5. Among all the short films received, for their participation in the festival, they are selected for the quality standards and coherence with the category in participation, will be selected at the discretion of the Committee of the Festival Curators. The decision of the Committee of Festival Curators is unappealable.

6.According to the dates established by the Festival, pre-selections will be made and the participants will be notify.

7. Those selected will be notified before and the official selection will be announced on July 1, 2020 or a date close to that determined by the festival on the festival website: festivaldecinecontracorriente.com and also in Facebook.

8.If is convenient, the festival could to change or move a film to other category.

9. For to apply to these bases the selected films automatically accept to use excerpts of images for the promotion of the Official Selection of the Festival in the differents media.

1. The Official Jury, composed of renowned professionals in the field of film and culture, will be responsible for choosing the winner in each category.

2.There will be an official jury of maximum two for each category, also the jury may have more categories to its charge.

3.The judges' decision shall be final and not subject to appeal.

4.The jury reserve the right to declare any category deserted if it deems fit.

5. The jury may propose mentions of honor according to the field of your experience.

6. Individuals directly related to the films selected for competition, will be ineligible to participate as members of the jury.

1. By submitting a film to the Festival, you agree to these terms and conditions.

2.The received films that do not comply with the general conditions of participation and the pre-selection requirements will not be registered. The organization of the contest reserves the right to make the decisions that it considers pertinent for those cases not foreseen in these bases.

3. The present bases are subject to possible modifications and / or annexes if necessary.

Festival organized by Corporación de Cine Contracorriente
Contact: festivaldecinecontracorriente@gmail.com
Web Site: festivaldecinecontracorriente.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FestivalInternacionalDeCineContracorriente/



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