Festival de Cinema de Terror de Sabadell (10)

Sabadell Film Festival


22 Sep 2021
Call for entries

30 Sep 2021
Early deadline

31 Oct 2021
Standard deadline

30 Nov 2021
Late deadline

31 Dec 2021
Festival closed

14 Mar 2022
Notification date

14 Mar 2022
23 Mar 2022


.,  08208, Sabadell, Barcelona, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Any language
Catalan Spanish
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Festival start: 14 March 2022      Festival end: 23 March 2022

The Festival de Cinema de Terror de Sabadell, celebrates the Third Fiction Short Film Contest.

They have space for all the short films of Terror, Gore, Thriller, Fantastic, Science-Fiction or Freak, in all their meanings and variants.

1st Award of the Official Jury 250€ and diploma
2nd Award of the Official Jury 100€ and diploma
Critics Award Diploma
Audience Award Diploma


1.1 International-wide participation allowed.

1.2 Open to any person of legal age or properly authorized by parents or legal guardians. In the latter case, an authorization document must be sent including name, surnames, ID card and signature of parents or legal guardians by e-mail to concursos@sabadellfilmfestival.com.

1.3 Only one film by film-maker.

1.4 Films presented must be TERROR, GORE, THRILLER, FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION or FREAK genre short films. Other genres will be automatically discarded.

1.5 Short films duration must be more than 1 minute and a half, and cannot exceed 20 minutes (including credits).

1.6 Short films must be provided in their original language. In case it’s neither in Spanish nor Catalan, subtitles for any of these two languages must be provided.

1.7 Any short film can be discarded by not guarantying the minimum technical conditions for a proper screening, including not having good quality subtitles.

1.8 No short films previous to 1 January 2019 are allowed.

1.9 No short films already displayed in previous Festival de Cinema de Terror de Sabadell editions are allowed.


2.1 The registration period for the contest starts on 22 September 2021.

2.2 Deadline for submissions is 31 December 2021. Short films received after this date will be automatically discarded.

2.3 A digital copy of the short film must be delivered in 1920x1080p or 1280x720p, .mov or .mp4 digital format, with H264 encoded video and AAC encoded audio.

2.4 Required documentation:
a) Short film poster and three representative photographs or frames in .jpg or .png digital format of around 10x15cm size.
b) Director photography.
c) Director curriculum.
This documentation must be sent by e-mail to concursos@sabadellfilmfestival.com.

2.5 Short film submissions will be performed in FESTHOME platform.

2.6 The Festival won’t be responsible of any associated delivery cost.

2.7 The Festival organization and its jury will select the short films that will be part of the competition.

2.8 Selected short films authors or contact persons, will be notified as they become part of the competition.

2.9 Short films selected for the competition will be also announced through the Festival own media and social networks. After announced by the Festival, authors will be able to announce the selection too. In any case, the Festival has the priority to promote them before. And short films, once selected, cannot abandon the competition by any means.

2.10 Consider the following incompatibilities for submitting a short film to the competition:
· Persons involved directly in the Festival organization and their families up to a second degree of consanguinity or affinity.
· Members of the jury and their families up to a second degree of consanguinity or affinity.

3. JURY AND prizes

3.1 The jury will be composed by persons involved in film and culture world. They will be announced through the Festival own channels in good time before Festival, and short films screenings dates.

3.2 Selected short films will be screened at the Festival de Cinema de Terror de Sabadell (Monday, Friday or Saturday sessions). Between all short films, the following prizes will be awarded:
a) Official Jury 1st Award 250€ and diploma
b) Official Jury 2nd Award 100€ and diploma
c) Critics Award Diploma
d) Audience Award Diploma

3.3 Jury's decision will be final. awards cannot be declared void. The jury reserves the right to give Special Mentions to participants, with diploma, but no economic award.

3.4 All Catalan produced short films which enter the competition will opt automatically to Premi TAC, award from Federació d’Entitats Cinèfiles Terror Arreu de Catalunya.


4.1 Participation implies unconditional acceptance of all these terms. Otherwise, the short film will be automatically disqualified.

4.2 Festival organizers, at its sole discretion, will resolve any eventuality.

4.3 The organization reserves the right to modify the rules with previous notice.

4.4 All received short films will be incorporated into the Festival video library. The organization reserves the right to use, fully or partially, the material to promote the Festival, cultural or educational activities, always with non-profit objectives.

4.5 For any doubt, please contact with the Concurs de Curtmetratges e-mail address: concursos@sabadellfilmfestival.com.



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