Miradas a través del tiempo ()

Glimpses through time


01 Nov 2019
Call for entries

20 Feb 2020
Festival closed

13 Nov 2021
Notification date

18 Mar 2021
08 Apr 2021


Canelones 1280,  11600, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 30'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 18 March 2021      Festival end: 08 April 2021

The Festival aims to contribute and pay attention to issues related to aging and old age as part of our vital and socio-historical time. We make an invitation to the realization or presentation of short films in which their narration, their characters and / or language, contribute to problematize, understand and / or portray aspects of aging of people, populations, institutions, etc. and / or relationships between generations.
We part from a paradigm that considers the images and representations of the elderly - which include representations in audiovisual productions - influences the way we get aged and the way we perceive ourselves as aging people. We believe that the construction of collective spaces to think about aging process can contribute to build non-stigmatized social representations.

The “Ida Prizes” (in honor of the Uruguayan writer Ida Vitale) will be awarded in the closing ceremony.

Terms and Conditions

1.- Only short films completed after January 1, 2018 can participate. The call is open to all audiences, both national and international.

2.- Short films should belong to any of the following categories: fiction, documentary, animation and / or experimental. The maximum duration of each work should be 30 (thirty) minutes, and the recording equipment used could be from smartphones to professional cameras.

3.- Any format is accepted, but should be submitted only in digital format. The minimum resolution required will be HD (720 x 1280).

4.- If the language of the short film is not Spanish, it must be subtitled in Spanish. Short films that are not spoken in Spanish and do not have subtitles neither a list of dialogues in Spanish, will not be considered for selection.

5.- Short films must be authored by the person participating in the contest, or by the group it represents.

6.- Registration will be done only through Evennial, Filmfreeway or Homefest platforms.

7.- Authors of the selected short films should send a link for their free download that does not expire (Dropbox, Vimeo, Drive or similar, free of charge and that does NOT require access permits or registration). The Format should be Mp4, H264 codec, AAC audio, minimum HD resolution (720x1280p).

8.- Short films that do not comply with the technical specifications requested for screening will be eliminated from the Official Selection.

9.- The deadline for registration is 02/15/2020. Registrations made after that date will not be held in account for selection.

10.- The reception of short films will imply a pre-selection instance. The final selection will be announced on the official channels of the Festival from 31/08/2020.

11.- The categories in competition are the following:
Best Fiction
Best Documentary / Journalistic.
Best Animation
Best Experimental Short Film.
Best Short Film of the Festival.

Special Mentions (under jury consideration)

12.- The jury will be composed by people with expertise in cinematographic art, both for their academic career and its professional trajectories. The jury will be designated by the Festival organization committee. At least one of the committee members will be not Uruguayan.

13.- If necessary, the Jury would declare void any of the short film categories.

14.- The jury's decision will be final and will be made public during the closing ceremony of the Festival, on 18/04/2021 which will take place at the University Cinema (Canelones 1280, Montevideo) of Uruguay. Later it will be published in the official pages of the organizing institutions as well as in the social networks of the Festival.

15.- The selected works will be screened during the days of the Festival (from Abril 12 to 18, 2021) at the University Cinema of Uruguay.

16.- The contestants declare to be holders of the rights of the works sent to the Festival. They must also own the copyright of the images and / or the image rights of the people that appear in the short film, as well as the soundtracks (in case of included).

17.- The contestants assign the projection rights to both Festival Organizing Institutions, which can exhibit the selected short films for educational, cultural, consultation and dissemination purposes after the Festival, within two years. None of these reproductions will be for profit.

18.- The projection schedules will be announced in the official program of the Festival, as well in its social networks.

19.- The Festival could use fragments and frames of the selected short films for diffusion of the event in different media, including the Internet.

20.- The organization of the Festival will not cover the travel expenses for the authors of the selected short films.

21.- Any situation not contemplated in the present terms will be resolved by the jury, in agreement with the Organization Committee of the Festival.

22.- Videos with promotional content of any kind will not be accepted.

23.- Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of the present terms.



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