FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GALÁPAGOS (1)

GALÁPAGOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL



Deadlines

05 Jul 2024
Call for entries

31 Jul 2024
Early deadline

31 Aug 2024
Standard deadline

15 Sep 2024
Late deadline

30 Sep 2024
Extended deadline

2
mths

11 Oct 2024
Notification date

30 Oct 2024
03 Nov 2024

Address

-,  200102, Puerto Ayora y Puerto Baquerizo Moreno, Galápagos, Ecuador


Festival description
Short film festival >1' 45'<
Feature film festival >50'


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 45'<
 Feature Films  >50'
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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Festival start: 30 October 2024      Festival end: 03 November 2024

The Galapagos International Film Festival (Galapagos International Film Festival - GIFF) is an invitation to feel the islands from a different and innovative experience. This will allow the Galapagos identity, artistic talent and local production to be positioned through a meeting space for learning, cultural exchange and dissemination of film culture in Galapagos. This important initiative is promoted by Artchipiélago in alliance with Blu Sky Studio, independent artists and cultural managers.

The first edition of the Galapagos International Film Festival has a female co-leadership of local artists, through the direction of Mónica Páez and Ilenya J. Robalino. In this edition, which will take place from October 30 to November 3, 2024, the aim is to rescue the audiovisual production of stories that make social identity visible in a context of dialogue with the environment, where natural resources have the same value protagonist than the human facet.

The best works will be part of the Official Selection of the first edition of the Galápagos International Film Festival, from October 30th to November 3rd, 2024.

Best Music Video.
Statuette and diploma.
Best Documentary Short Film.
Statuette and diploma.
Best Animated Short Film.
Statuette and diploma.
Best Student Short Film.
Statuette and diploma.
Best Fiction Feature Film.
Statuette and diploma.

Additional recognitions will be announced during the third call.

GALAPAGOS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
CALL RULES

General conditions

Registration will be made through the FESTHOME platform (https://festhome.com/festival/festival-internacional-de-cine-de-galapagos ). Productions sent by other means will not be accepted.

The result of the Official Selection will be communicated in writing to the participants starting on October 11, 2024, and will at the same time be published on the website, social networks and other media defined by the Festival. Once the aforementioned date has passed, without the need to have expressly communicated the result of the selection to the applicants and provided that the work does not appear in the published selection lists, it will be understood that their work has not been selected.

The Selection Committee may propose that works submitted to the competition and selected for the Official Selection may be part of other screenings of the Festival. In this case, the participants will agree to give the screening of their works free of charge.

Short films and feature films that have been duly registered may not be removed from the programming of the Galapagos International Film Festival.

The short and feature films registered and/or that are in the official selection, transfer the rights of reproduction of the complete or partial work, always citing the author(s), in free physical or telematic screenings or in the medium that the Festival considers, within the context of the Galapagos International Film Festival, accepting that the Festival cannot grant financial payment for the film's participation in its official selection and exhibition. This authorization is irrevocable.

Once the production has been selected, the rights holder undertakes not to carry out any public, online or television exhibition throughout the Ecuadorian territory before the end of the Festival, with the exception of press functions or in a private context between professionals.

Registration of the same work in different categories will not be accepted. If you have questions about the category to apply, please consult the Categories section of the official website of the Galapagos International Film Festival.

The presentation of the works in the competition implies full acceptance of these bases. The interpretation and application of the same corresponds to the Festival Organization even in relation to the registration fee, it is also understood that the registration fee is not refundable once the application has been completed.

The organization of the Galapagos International Film Festival is exempt from any liability that may arise from the infringement of any economic or moral right caused by omission of the requirements previously established or established by current regulations.

The Festival organization expressly undertakes that the works presented will not be copied or disseminated in their entirety outside the official context of the Galapagos International Film Festival.

Schedule

Launch of the Galapagos International Film Festival
July 5, 2024

First call for registrations
July 5 to 31, 2024

Second call for registrations
August 1 to 31, 2024

Third call for registrations
From September 1 to 30, 2024

Notification to the authors of the short films or feature films of the Official Selection
October 11, 2024

Reception of the short films or feature films of the Official Selection in the agreed upon highest quality format
October 20, 2024

First edition of the Galapagos International Film Festival
October 30 to November 3, 2024

Registration process

The directors of the audiovisual works must apply until the deadline of September 30, 2024, through the official festival website (www.galapagosfilmfestival.com) or the FESTHOME platform (https://festhome.com/ festival/international-galapagos-film-festival). It is recommended as much as possible to register during the first and second call.

During registration, the sending of the audiovisual work in 1920x1080 pixel resolution will be requested. After registration, additional documentation will be requested for the continuity of the process via email. In the event that your work is chosen for the Official Selection of the Galapagos International Film Festival, you will be required to send it in the highest quality format agreed upon according to its category.

To enable registration, the corresponding fee must be paid (with the exception of the student category, which is free).

Recognition of winners
The best works will be part of the Official Selection of the first edition of the Galapagos International Film Festival, from October 30 to November 3, 2024.

Additional recognition will be announced during the third call.


Evaluation process
The qualifying jury will be made up of experts in the area, who will evaluate the participating works through technical criteria.


Contact
If you have any questions or queries about the call rules, contact us at the following email: hola@galapagosfilmfest.com, we will be happy to answer your concerns and provide you with more information.

Category: Music Videos

Equipment requirements
The music video must be produced by at least 3 people, ages 16 and up. Amateur and/or professional people.

The music video production team must include the participation of Galapagos residents, with the majority being permanent residents.

The production team must have female members.

Music Video Features
Locally produced music videos made between 2021 and 2024 may participate. The copyright of other audiovisual artists must not be infringed, nor must artificial intelligence be used to generate the music video. The team is required to fill out the technical sheet.

The music video must be for a song by a local artist (permanent resident of Galapagos), soloist or band, regardless of the year of its release or if it already has its own music video. However, you must have written authorization from the musical artist to whom it belongs.

The music video must be filmed in the province of Galapagos. If you need to record shots in protected areas, take current regulations into consideration.

If people appear in the music video, the group must present the respective authorizations for image use.

Groups are motivated to be resourceful and establish alliances with ventures in the territory.

The music video format must be MOV. However, for jury review it must be sent in 1920x1080 pixel format.


Category: Feature Film Fiction

Requirements to participate
Audiovisual filmmakers, whether amateur or professional, are invited to participate.
Fiction feature films of national, international or Ecuadorian co-production made between 2021 and 2024 may participate.

The fiction feature film will have a minimum of 50 minutes, with no maximum duration limit.

The theme of the participating works is free, however priority will be given to those that focus on social, identity and territory issues. The works must express the artistic intention of the author or authors as well as their point of view.

Fiction feature films are shown in their original version or with Spanish subtitles. In this sense, registered productions must have a master subtitled in Spanish or at least a list of dialogues in Spanish.

The registration of fiction feature films must be carried out by natural or legal persons who own the rights to the works they present and who have the rights to use the image of the people projected in the production.

The technical registration form must be completed in its entirety, to facilitate the processing processes of the selected work, the correct inclusion of data for the Festival program and catalog and its various advertising and communication media, especially the files section. photographs. Partial compliance with the sections of the technical registration form may lead to the non-selection of the work.

In the event that the production of the audiovisual work has been carried out in any of the protected areas of the Galapagos, the respective authorizations from the competent authorities of the province must be presented.

Fiction works must be in 1920x1080 pixel format for jury review.

The projection format of the selected fiction feature films will be defined with the director(s) of the work once it has been selected. Technical considerations should include physical and online screenings. Screening copies of both formats must be available at the Galapagos International Film Festival Headquarters.

Category: Documentary Short Film

Requirements to participate

Documentary short films of national, international or Ecuadorian co-production made between 2021 and 2024 may participate.

The short documentary film must not exceed 45 minutes.

The theme of the participating works is free, however priority will be given to documentaries that focus on social, identity and territory issues. The works must express the artistic intention of the author or authors as well as their point of view.

Advertising productions, journalistic reports, fiction or institutional productions will not be considered.

The short documentaries are shown in the original version or with Spanish subtitles. In this sense, registered productions must have a master subtitled in Spanish or at least a list of dialogues in Spanish.

The registration of documentary short films must be carried out by natural or legal persons who own the rights to the works they present and who have the rights to use the image of the people projected in the production.

The technical registration form must be completed in its entirety, to facilitate the processing processes of the selected work, the correct inclusion of data for the Festival program and catalog and its various advertising and communication media, especially the files section. photographs. Partial compliance with the sections of the technical registration form may lead to the non-selection of the work.

If the documentary production has been carried out in any of the protected areas of Galapagos, you must present the respective authorizations from the competent authorities of the province.

Documentary works must be in 1920x1080 pixel format for the jury's review.

The projection format of the selected short documentaries will be defined with the director(s) of the work once it has been selected. Technical considerations should include physical and online screenings. Screening copies of both formats must be available at the Galapagos International Film Festival Headquarters.

The Galapagos International Film Festival will accept applications for national documentary short films in the post-production process, as long as the authors of the work commit to having it completed by September 30, 2024.

Category: Short Films Animation

Requirements to participate
Animated short films of national, international or Ecuadorian co-production made between 2021 and 2024 may participate.

The animated short film must not exceed 10 minutes, including credits.

Any technique can be used (2D, 3D, stop-motion, among others).

It must be your own creation. Therefore, the copyright of other audiovisual artists should not be infringed, nor should artificial intelligence be used to generate the short film.

The theme of the participating works is free, however priority will be given to those that focus on social, identity and territory issues. The works must express the artistic intention of the author or authors as well as their point of view.

The animated shorts are shown in their original version or with Spanish subtitles. In this sense, registered productions must have a master subtitled in Spanish or at least a list of dialogues in Spanish.

The registration of animated short films must be carried out by natural or legal persons who own the rights to the works they present and who have the rights to use the image of the people projected in the production.

The technical registration form must be completed in its entirety, to facilitate the processing processes of the selected work, the correct inclusion of data for the Festival program and catalog and its various advertising and communication media, especially the files section. photographs. Partial compliance with the sections of the technical registration form may lead to the non-selection of the work.

The animation works must be in 1920x1080 pixel format for the jury's review.

The projection format of the selected animated shorts will be defined with the director(s) of the work once it has been selected. Technical considerations should include physical and online screenings. Screening copies of both formats must be available at the Galapagos International Film Festival Headquarters.

Category: Student Short Film

Requirements to participate

Amateur students, up to second level of training in film or related careers, are invited to participate.
Participants in the student category must provide a current registration document from their educational institution as proof of their student status.

If the participants in the student category are minors, they must provide authorization from their legal representatives for their corresponding participation.

It must be your own audiovisual creation. Therefore, the copyright of other audiovisual artists should not be infringed, nor should artificial intelligence be used to generate the short film.

Short films of national, international or Ecuadorian co-production made between 2021 and 2024 may participate.

The short film must not exceed 15 minutes, with the minimum duration being 1 minute.

The theme of the participating works is free, however priority will be given to those that focus on social, identity and territory issues. The works must express the artistic intention of the author or authors as well as their point of view.

The shorts are shown in the original version or with Spanish subtitles. In this sense, registered productions must have a master subtitled in Spanish or at least a list of dialogues in Spanish.

The registration of short films must be carried out by natural or legal persons who own the rights to the works they present and who have the rights to use the image of the people projected in the production.

The technical registration form must be completed in its entirety, to facilitate the processing processes of the selected work, the correct inclusion of data for the Festival program and catalog and its various advertising and communication media, especially the files section. photographs. Partial compliance with the sections of the technical registration form may lead to the non-selection of the work.

In the event that the production of the audiovisual work has been carried out in any of the protected areas of the Galapagos, the respective authorizations from the competent authorities of the province must be presented.

The short film format must be MOV. However, for jury review it must be sent in 1920x1080 pixel format.

If people appear in the short film, the applicant must present the respective authorizations for image use.



  

 
  

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