27 Nov 2023
Call for entries

31 Mar 2024
Festival closed

30 Apr 2024
Notification date

24 Jun 2024
01 Jul 2024


Dos de Mayo, 7, bajo izquierda,  48003, Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Festival description
Short film festival 45'<
Feature film festival >45'

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  45'<
 Feature Films  >45'
 Any language
English Spanish
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Festival start: 24 June 2024      Festival end: 01 July 2024

Zinegoak is organized by Zinegoak Association and will take place in the city of Bilbao, Spain, June 2024.

All films which have an approach to sexual and gender diversity and LGTBQ+ families, which have been produced after January 1st, 2022 and never had been broadcasted or commercially released in Basque Country.

Zinegoak FIK Award, to the best FIK Feature, awarded by the International FIK Jury

Zinegoak DOK Award, to the best DOK Feature, awarded by the International DOK Jury.

Zinegoak KRAK Award, to the best KRAK Feature, awarded by the International KRAK Jury.

Zinegoak Grand Prix to the best 2023 feature (4.000€), sponsored by ETB. Awarded to the winning work in one of the 3 official categories of the festival that adds the highest number of points in the public voting.

Zinegoak’s Audience Award to Best Short Film (1.000 Euros).

The Basque Actors Union will award:

Best Main Performance on a Feature Film

Best Secondary Performance on a Feature Film
Youth Award to the best Short film.

Senior Award to the best Short film.

Diversity and Human Rights Award (3.000 Euros), sponsored by the Department for Social Action and Citizen's Rights of Bizkaia Provincial Council, to the film which better treats the situation of human and social rights all around the world.

Lesbianism and Gender Award (1.500 Euros), sponsored by the Area of Equality, Cooperation, Diversity and Festivities of the Council of Bilbao, to the film which better treats the subject of lesbianism and gender.

In addition to the official awards, the jurors may grant as many mentions as they deem appropriate, all without any remuneration whatsoever.

The awards endowment is subject to the retentions established by the current law, which will be deducted from the delivery of the prize. Half of the award (50%) will be allocated for the distributor of the award-winning film in Spain, if available at the time of the award or in the course of the year 2023. The rest of the amount (the other 50% of the whole if the winner does not have a distributor in Spain) will be destined to the person responsible of the direction of the film. The corresponding monetary prize will be divided into as many equal parts as directors had the work, if necessary.

The prizes will be paid by means of a nominal bank transfer during the year 2023. If any of the winning films could generate any expenses of screening, fiscal procedure or others, the corresponding amount would be deducted from the prize. Once the prize-winners had been decided, the producer of the winning film must indicate the bank information for the monetary income of the prize amount to the festival organization. If this information is not transmitted within nine months, the producer will lose its right to claim any amount.

In order to enter the pre-selection stage for Zinegoak 2024, the inscription must be sent before March 31st 2024. Should include the online inscription fully filled out and signed or stamped by the direction or producer.

An online screener, preferably with Spanish or english subtitles.


The organization will inform the producers or representatives of the selection before April 30th 2024 and will not be made public before June 2024.

The selected films will be divided into 4 sections depending on their duration and characteristics: FIK feature films (films over 45 minutes), DOK feature documentaries (films over 45 minutes), KRAK feature films and documentaries, and short films (films under 45 minutes)

Zinegoak could use up to 90 seconds of the film images for promotional purposes.


The producers or representatives of the films included in the official selection must:

Provide a projection copy (Bluray, H264 or DCP) before May 15th 2024. Incomplete copies will not be accepted in bad condition, with poor quality or in different support than those specified.
In case the film needs to be subtitled:

- subtitle file (srt) and/or dialogue list in Spanish, if it had any.

- subtitle file (srt) and/or dialogue list in english or French, before May 15th 2024.

- Clean (no subtitles) movie trailer (mov, mp4, H264) full HD)

- 3 frames, film poster, director’s photo in high resolution (300 ppp)

In case of not receiving the required materials by the due dates, the organization reserves the right to remove the film from the competition. Once selected for Zinegoak 2024, no film can be removed before its last screening.


The cost of postage for sending the projection-ready copy will be the responsibility of the producer or representatives of each film. In order to avoid customs duties and delays, it is best to write “ACTIVIDAD CULTURAL SIN VALOR COMERCIAL” (cultural activity without commercial value) on the box containing the projection-ready copy.

Zinegoak will cover the cost of postage for returning the projection-ready copy to the producer or representatives. All copies will be returned to the address of origin, except when instructed otherwise. In this case, the producer or representatives must send an e-mail, both stating the new address, as well as authorizing that the film will be returned there.

Zinegoak will insure the copies from the moment of their arrival at the Festival offices or at the premises of its customs agent, until such time as they are returned. Under no circumstances Zinegoak will be responsible for damage or loss during shipment.



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