LA PECCA. Certamen Internacional de Cortometrajes de Temática LGTBIQ+ (13)

La Pecca LGTBI Short Film Contest


26 Aug 2021
Call for entries

30 Sep 2021
Festival closed

15 Oct 2021
Notification date

01 Nov 2021
30 Nov 2021


Pacheco y Núñez de Prado 51,  41002, Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
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Festival start: 01 November 2021      Festival end: 30 November 2021

LA PECCA -Small Environmental Film Contest- was born in 2007 by the DeFrente Association.

The main purpose of this project is to promote respect for sexual and gender diversity through cinema, contributing to the development of a plural and inclusive society.
Taking a quality film event as a vehicle, we show plural life stories and encourage people to visibly live their sexual and gender identity, to promote social awareness and claim at the same time the right of the LGTBIQ + community to be present in culture and in society equally.

We also give visibility and support to quality cinematography, promoting the discovery of new talents.
ASOCIACIÓN DEFRENTE is a non-profit organization in Seville that was established in 2006. Since its inception, its objectives have been aimed at serving the lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual community in response to a social demand by being this group in a situation of marginalization and discrimination in many areas of daily life.

Pecca de Oro (Jury Award): 1000 €.
Pecca de Plata (Audience Award): 500 €.

Not cummulative.


The central or secondary theme of the short films must be gender and/or sexual diversity: homosexuality, bisexuality, trans*, queer, intersectionality, etc.


The competition is open to individuals over 16 of any nationality or country of residence. Amateur and professionals may take part.

The maximum length is 20 minutes including credits.

The short films may have already been screened, selected and/or won award(s) in other film festivals, but not previous editions of “LA PECCA”.

The film should have been produced after 1st January 2019.

Submissions should be in Spanish, or include Spanish subtitles.

There is no limit to the number of films each person/group can submit.

If possible, the video format should be Ultra HD 3840x2160.


The closing date for submission is the 30th September 2021.

Competition entry is free.

The short films should be submitted using one of the following methods:

- The digital platform Festhome:

- Sending an email to, including the details of how/where to watch the film, the technical documentation, personal and contact details of the representative submitting.


The Selection Committee will view all films submitted and choose a shortlist that will be shared with the Judging Panel.

The authors and/or producers whose films are selected as finalists will be notified, and are required to provide the organisers with a high-quality copy at least 10 days before LA PECCA Festival Gala. If this is not provided on time they will be disqualified.


The Judging Panel, composed of audio-visual professionals and/or LGBTI activists, will choose the 10 finalists (from the shortlist) that will be screened at the festival. These short films are eligible for the following prizes:

- “Pecca de Oro” (Golden Pecca) including €1000 prize money and a statuette, chosen by the Judging Panel.
- “Pecca de Plata” (Silver Pecca) including €500 prize money and a statuette, chosen by members of the public during the gala.

The prizes cannot remain unawarded or be combined.
The prize money is subject to the tax deductions in accordance with Spanish Law.


The participants will be informed by the organisers when the gala date has been chosen.

The 10 finalists chosen by the Judging Panel will be screened at LA PECCA Festival Gala event, prizes are awarded at the end.


It is the responsibility of the participants to ensure that the films submitted do not have any legal claims or compromised screening rights.
By participating in this competition, you accept the rules shown above. Any situation that is not explicitly shown here will be resolved by the organisers.

The decisions made by the Selection Committee, the Judging Panel and the general public cannot be appealed, unless there is a legal reason for appeal.

The organisers reserve the right to modify any of the rules shown in this document, and will advise those involved before the changes are made.

The organisers are committed to the protection of
personal data included in data file(s) associated with the event, in accordance with Spanish Data Protection Laws (Ley Orgánica 3/2018, de 5 de diciembre, de protección de datos personales y garantía de los derechos digitales (LOPD)).

c/ Pacheco y Núñez de Prado nº 51. 41002 Sevilla
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