Festival La Mirada Tabú ()

La Mirada Tabú Film Festival


20 Feb 2023
Call for entries

31 Oct 2023
Festival closed

27 Nov 2023
Notification date

01 Dec 2023
16 Dec 2023


Pl. de San Carlos, 4,  50001, Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have 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  15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 December 2023      Festival end: 16 December 2023

The LA MIRADA TABÚ film festival wants to motivate artists and creators to show their view of the “taboo” concept, which is broad and diverse, encompassing from the dreams, the unconscious, the mental worlds and the ghosts that populate them , the mystery, the magic, even the untold reality, the unsaid, "the clothes hanging", in the workplace, emotional, family, vital ... from a vision as polyhedral as human thought is: casual, humorous, dramatic, dreamlike ... always from respect for all ways of thinking and from creativity.

LA MIRADA TABÚ launches an invitation to bring to light the personal and non-transferable world of each creator, which, as we have been able to verify throughout the history of art and cinema, through great names in world cinematography, connects with the deepest, unknown and elusive imaginary of the spectators

• First Prize: 1,500 € and Statuette

• Second Prize: 900 € and Statuette

• Social Taboo Award: 500 € and Statuette

• Gender Taboo Award: 400 € and Statuette

• Special Jury Prize. Statuette

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1. International film festival

2. All the works must revolve around the theme of the Festival's objectives, being in any case such a broad theme that the interpretation of the participation of the works will be the responsibility of the festival organization.

3. All kinds of narrative and technical genres are admitted: fiction, documentary, video clips, video dance, video art, experimental, animation... that are finished after January 1, 2021. Each author may submit a maximum of 3 works . The organization is not responsible for the improper use of music or audiovisual materials that are part of the shorts presented. Films with a maximum duration of 15 minutes, including the credits, are admitted to the contest.

4. The works can be made in any filming format (camcorder, digital camera, film camera, mobile devices, tablet...), but they must be sent to the contest in digital format (MP4 or AVI)

5. The works will be presented through the digital platform (FESTHOME), with their corresponding registration form, through the links provided. All the documentation sent, as well as the works sent, will remain in the possession of the Festival organization.

6. It is ESSENTIAL that works whose original version is not in Spanish be subtitled in that language.

7. The deadline for registration and submission of works is from February 20 to October 31, 2023.

8. The shorts selected by the selection committee will be announced at the beginning of December on the festival website and will be communicated through the platforms to their authors.

9. The selected shorts will be screened during the Festival at the Zaragoza Film Library and will be eligible for a prize.

10. A jury, made up of professionals and experts from the audiovisual world, together with the organization, will award the following Awards:

• First Prize of €1500 and Statuette
• Second Prize of €900 and Statuette
• Social Taboo Award. €500 and Statuette
• Gender Taboo Award. €400 and Statuette
• Special Jury Award. Statuette

These Prizes will be subject to the corresponding IRPF withholding, as established by current legislation.

The award statuettes must be collected by the producers, directors or team of each work in person. They will not be sent but collected in person.

The decision of the jury will be unappealable, and any prize or all of them may be declared void. In case of doubt, the Jury and the organization will interpret the omissions that these rules may present with their criteria.

11. The organization reserves the right to use any fragment of the selected and awarded works for promotional purposes, also reserving the possibility of collecting and disseminating said works, with the consent of the authors, always with a cultural and non-profit nature.

PERSONAL AND ONLINE SESSIONS: The finalist shorts in the competition, which will be eligible for a prize, will be screened in face-to-face sessions at the Filmoteca de Zaragoza and, on the same day and time, on the festival's online channel, with a single encrypted pass (not allows downloads)
FILMIN: The finalist shorts in the contest, which will be eligible for a prize, will be part of the festival program on the Filmin platform, for a week in December.

Participation in this festival implies full acceptance of these Bases.



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