IMPACTE! Festival de Cinema i Drets Humans de Catalunya (1)


01 Oct 2020
Call for entries

15 Dec 2020
Final deadline


01 Feb 2021
Notification date

11 Mar 2021
14 Mar 2021


Carrer de Girona, 175,  08037, Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, Sant Feliu de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

Festival description
Human Rights
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >50'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >50'
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 11 March 2021      Festival end: 14 March 2021

A new film festival is born for the defense and promotion of human rights through cinema and its exhibition in Catalonia, with main headquarters in Barcelona.

This First edition of IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia will be held in four cities –Barcelona, Girona, Lleida, and Sant Feliu de Llobregat-, although some more may be added in the coming weeks. In any case, all venues will be confirmed as soon as the official selection is communicated.

We look for stories about all kinds of injustices and human rights violations in the world through film language that have a strong impact in a wide range of audiences.

We want to inspire the social conscience of citizens and stimulate actions that reinforce democratic coexistence, social change and global justice.

Despite our commitment to film quality, the enormous diversity of conditions that influence the production of films on human rights –the issues themselves, which in many cases even pose a danger to the production teams or the production possibilities–, IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia will not give awards in its first edition, but rather an official diploma to all the selected films, as well as the corresponding official laurel.


For this first edition of IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia, we are looking for films that make us reflect on the Consequences of Covid-19 on human rights, not only in regards to the right to health, but also to the repercussions that the pandemic has had on other fundamental rights such as the right to privacy, freedom of speech, right to protest, mobility, work, education, housing, etc.

Given the proximity of the pandemic, which severely hinders film production, films that, by analogy, may refer to similar situations will also be accepted.

In addition to this central theme, films on other human rights issues will also be considered.


Fiction feature films and documentaries with a minimum running time of 75 minutes and 50 minutes, respectively, will be accepted. Short films of any genre of up to 30 minutes will be considered as a complement to the screening of fiction feature films and documentaries.

Films must have been shot after 01/01/2019 and not have been commercially screened in Catalonia in movie theaters or in TV, nor be available online nor on VOD or similar.

Films must have english subtitles and a minimum resolution for screening of Full HD 1920x1080.

Films must be submitted by whoever legally holds their property rights. In addition to those of exhibition, rights to duplicate video files will be given up in order to supply screening copies to the festival venues.

Film submission will be done through the festival online platform according to their respective forms and conditions.

Submission to IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia is free of charge.

The selected films will fill up a formal agreement with IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia on the technical and legal details indicated in these rules, and others.

The Catalan or Spanish version of the selected films will become part of the archive of IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia for its possible subsequent exhibition in educational, pedagogical, awareness-raising, and promotion of human rights special screenings without commercial purposes.

Whoever submits the films authorizes the data provided in the submission to be incorporated into the database of IMPACTE! Human Rights Film Festival of Catalonia. This information will be treated confidentially and in accordance with the provisions of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament on the protection of general data. The owners of personal data may exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation, opposition, portability, and final deletion of the information provided to the person or entity responsible for the data processing.



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