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

La Pecca LGTBI Short Film Contest


23 Jun 2023
Call for entries

05 Sep 2023
Festival closed

01 Nov 2023
Notification date

26 Nov 2023
26 Nov 2023


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 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
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Festival start: 26 November 2023      Festival end: 26 November 2023

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 short films submitted should be about sexual and/or gender diversity. They should include realities, lived experiences, feelings and/or battles of people who are homosexual, bisexual, trans*, queer, intersex, 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 2021.

Submissions can be in any language, and they must 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.

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 closing date for submission is the 5th September 2023.

The Selection Committee will view all films submitted and choose a shortlist of all films that meet all the requirements stated above. This selection will then be shared with the Judging Panel.

The Judging Panel will then choose the ten finalists of this edition of “LA PECCA”.

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 The Pecca Festival Gala. If this is not provided on time they will be disqualified.

“LA PECCA” Gala will be on the 26th November 2023 in the Teatro Alameda in Seville, Spain. The 10 finalists chosen by the Judging Panel will be screened at the event and prizes will be awarded at the end of the ceremony.

The short films submitted to “LA PECCA” may be used by The Organisation and DeFrente in any screenings related to “LA PECCA”.

The 10 short film finalists 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 must be awarded, and cannot be combined. The prize money is subject to the tax deductions in accordance with Spanish Law.

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 (España)
+34 686.756.789 / +34 693.493.926 /



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