9º Galapán Film Festival Santiago-Pontones (9)

9th Galapán Film Festival Santiago-Pontones


15 Jan 2024
Call for entries

31 May 2024
Final deadline


10 Jun 2024
Notification date

22 Jul 2024
28 Jul 2024


Plaza Mayor, 1,  23290, Santiago de la Espada, Jaén, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 July 2024      Festival end: 28 July 2024

Santiago-Pontones International Short Film Festival (Jaén).

Official Jury Award for Best NATIONAL Short: 1,000 euros and Pino Galapán.

Official Jury Award for Best INTERNATIONAL Short: 300 euros and Pino Galapán.

Audience Award: 600 euros and Pino Galapán.

Prize for the Best Provincial Short: 400 euros and Pino Galapán.

Award for Best Female Performance: 250 euros and Pino Galapán.

Award for Best Male Performance: 250 euros and Pino Galapán.


1. Participation in this Contest is open to short films of national and international production, whether fiction, animation or documentary.

2. Films shot in any format, silent or with incorporated sound, produced after January 1, 2023, may be presented to the Contest.

3. The maximum duration of the films in competition will not exceed 20 minutes including the credits.

4. Films must be presented spoken in Spanish or in the original version with Spanish subtitles.

5. Each author may submit up to a maximum of 3 works.

6. Two sections for competition are established, the Official Section and the Provincial Section. The selection committee will choose, among all the short films received, those that will be part of the competition. The Provincial Section will only accept works from directors born or residing in the province of Jaén, NOT short films shot there and directed by directors from outside the province. (Documentation certifying this condition will be requested from all directors)

7. The selected films will appear in the Festival Catalog and will be exhibited in PUBLIC AND FREE sessions within the dates of the Festival. Specifically between July 22 and 27, in night sessions at 10 pm at the “Meeting Place” in the town of Santiago de la Espada, belonging to the municipality of Santiago-
Pontones, province of Jaén (Spain).

8. The decisions of the Selection Committee and the Jury are final.


Registration will be done by online procedure through the platform FESTHOME.

In addition to the short film in digital format, the poster of the short film, 2 frames of it and a photograph of the director must be uploaded to the server. When registering the work, you will be asked for a series of data that will make up the registration form, therefore the participant who makes the online submission does not have to send anything else by post or e-mail.


1. The works selected for the competition will be announced from June 1, 2024 on the festival's official Facebook page and in different media. In addition, confirmation will be sent by email to each selected and to the non-selected works as well. The Festival will promote all the selected works in a timely manner on social media and in the press.

2. The selected films must be sent in HD files with the h264 codec and a minimum resolution of 1920 x 1080 -1080p- in .mp4) before June 30, 2024.

All prizes are subject to the withholdings determined by the law in force in Spain.

The winners will be invited to the awards Ceremony Gala that will take place on Saturday night, July 29. The organization will take care of the accommodation and living expenses for two people on the day / night of the Gala and one day more if necessary. The displacement will be borne by the awarded directors, understanding that with the economic endowment of the prize it is possible to pay for these expenses. In exceptional cases, the financing of the trip can be studied.


The attending authors of the works selected for the competition may present their film in person if they wish, before the screening.
The organization may take over the accommodation if they are interested in attending.

The producers of the selected short films authorize the use of a fragment of the works up to a maximum of 20 seconds, for possible dissemination in any media.

The Organization may exhibit the selected short films in the places and times it deems appropriate, always within the festival's dates and duly announced on our social networks and previously communicated to the directors / producers.

Any additional information or clarification will be provided by mail, telephone or e-mail addressed to the Festival Venue: info@galapanfilmfestival.com

All participants, due to the fact that they are, fully accept these bases, as well as the resolution by the Organization of any problem not included in these.



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