Socialmed 24 Valencia Festival Dels Drets Humans De La Mediterrània (4)

SocialMed 24 Valencia Mediterranean Human Rights Festival


03 Feb 2024
Call for entries

31 Mar 2024
Festival closed

08 Apr 2024
Notification date

18 Apr 2024
29 Apr 2024


-,  46001, Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Festival description
Mediterranean Social
Short film festival >1' 30'<
Feature film festival >70' 140'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Feature Films  >70' 140'<
 Any language
Catalan Spanish
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Festival start: 18 April 2024      Festival end: 29 April 2024

SOCIALMED VALÈNCIA is the first Mediterranean Social Film Festival, which pays special attention to cinema and artistic creation related to social issues geographically and culturally linked to the Mediterranean Sea. The festival is based in the city of Valencia and will host its main event once a year in spring, although the first edition in 2021 was held exceptionally in 19-27 November 2021. This call for entries applies to the competitive and informative sections of the festival.

As organisers and promoters of the festival, VSRIGHTS (the Valencian Agency for Human Rights) and the ACM Foundation invite MedCités / MedCities, the network that coordinates 63 city councils and unions of municipalities from across the Mediterranean region through sustainable development projects, strategic urban city plans and the development of urban services, to collaborate in the promotion of the festival and the reception of submissions from its members. In addition, the organising entities are members of the network.

- Best Short Film - 500 €
- Best Futurs in Freedom (by CP Picassent) - Honorary
- Best Student Short Film - Honorary


- Best Student Shortlfilm over 4 minutes: 300 €
- Best Student Shortfilm under 4 minutes: 200 €


1. Only films shot and produced in Mediterranean countries or countries linked to Mediterranean cultures may participate in the festival:
a) Countries of the Mediterranean area are understood to be all those belonging to the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea in a broad sense, considering Mauritania its southern-western end.
b) Proposals may also be submitted from territories adjacent to those mentioned above which for historical, cultural or linguistic reasons can be associated with the Mediterranean area, such as territories with Romance languages, the Balkan countries and the territories of Kurdistan.
c) As a special case, works produced in the territories of Kurdistan must be at least 50% spoken in the Kurdish language.

2. Years of production: Productions must have been made in 2024, 2023 and 2022.

3. Languages: The works submitted must be subtitled in Spanish or Catalan and be registered on the FilmFreeway or Festhome platforms.

4. The call for entries is open for the following sections:

Section within the programme of the 47th Edition of FICIE Elche International Independent Film Festival:
MED VLC Valencian Short Film
MED FUTURS Short Film > 4 minutes
MED FUTURS Short Film < 4 minutes

The organisation of SocialMed will determine the selection committees and juries for each section. The jury will be announced once the selection has been made.

5. Deadline for entries: 31 March 2024.
Deadline for the Official Mediterranean Short Film Section: 15 March 2023.

6. The submission platforms will be FilmFreeway or Festhome.

7. MED VLC Official Section of Valencian Short Films and Valencian Student Short Films:

a) At least 30% of the short films produced in the Comunitat Valenciana may participate.
b) In the case of short films made by university students, they must indicate the educational centre to which they belong.
c) The maximum duration will be 30 minutes.
d) A high resolution copy must be sent, as well as a dossier of the work, a biofilmography of the director and three high resolution photographs of the work.
e) The prize for the Best Short Film determined by the jury will be 500€. The prize for the Best Valencian Student Short Film will receive a mention and a trophy.
f) A number of honourable mentions may be established.
g) During the festival, the short films may have the option of being screened on the festival's YouTube channel and at the festival's sub-sites.
h) If they so wish and if they meet the requirements, production companies may enter their works simultaneously in the international section and in the Valencian short film section but, if selected, they will only be screened in one of the sections.
i) Registration fee: 3€. Students: May apply for free registration by emailing


a) There will be two categories according to length, less than 4 minutes or more than 4 minutes.
b) Only short films made in educational centres may participate.
c) The prize will be established by popular vote on the YouTube channel of the festival and will be of
300 in the case of short films of more than 4 minutes, and 200 € in the case of short films of less than 4 minutes.
d) During the festival, the short films will be available for viewing on the festival's YouTube channel.
e) Registration is free of charge and must be done by sending a copy of the short film to with the title and author of the film.
f) The prize will be chosen by online voting during the festival and will be awarded at the closing ceremony of SOCIALMED.

9. Jury / Selection Committee:
a) The SOCIALMED organisation will determine the selection committees for each of the sections and the juries of the sections.
b) The decisions of both the Selection Committee and the Juries shall be final.

10. Admitted works:

a) The natural or legal person making the entry declares that he/she owns all the intellectual property rights of the work exhibited at the festival and of the audiovisual material included in it (soundtrack, images of others. etc). The festival will not be held responsible if this rule is not complied with.
b) Selected films cannot be withdrawn by their producers.
c) The producers/distributors must send via online a copy together with a dossier of the work, three images of the film and a biofilmography of the director with photo. Send subtitles in English, Spanish or Catalan in a separate file in .srt format.

11. Exhibition Rights:
a) The festival will not be held responsible for possible claims arising from breach of copyright by the work.
b) The festival may take a sample of the works submitted for use in any media solely for the purpose of their promotion within the framework of SOCIALMED (printed programme, press, Internet, social networks, trailer, etc.).

12. Acceptance of the rules:
Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these rules.

14. For any clarification, doubts or additional information, please write to the following e-mail address



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