43ª edición del Festival Internacional de cine independiente de Elx

43 Elche International Independent Film Festival July 9-17, 2020
-Rules-

This is an extract from the bases. The full text must be downloaded and read in its entirety.

Key dates
of this edition

Deadline for the admission of short films: from the date of publication of these rules until 23:59:59 (Spanish time) on April 27, 2020.

Selected communication Official Section: first fortnight of June 2020.

Once the short films that will form part of the Official Section are known, the Organization will contact the Author / Producer / Distributor to request the high-quality screening copies that will have to be in their possession before the end of the second half of June 2020. And optimally about three weeks before the start of the projections.

Communication of the calendar of the Screening Agenda: In the second half of June 2020.

Parallel Activities: First fortnight of July 2020.

Projections of the Mostra´t Sections (non-competitive): From July 10 to 16, 2020 between 21:30 and 21:45 (Spanish time).

Screenings of the Official Section: From July 10 to 16, 2020, from 9:45 p.m. (Spanish time). Place of the projections of the Official Section and of the Mostra´t sections: “Hort del Xocolater” Park and on the Arenales del Sol Beach (Elche).

Closing: July 17, 2020, at 22:00 (Spanish time).

43º edición del Festival Internacional de cine independiente de Elx

Who can participate?

Any natural person over 18 years of age, any legal person, may participate and / or compete, regardless of nationality. There is no limit to short films with which a same Author / Producer / Distributor can participate.

What kind of short film
can participate?

The Author / Producer / Distributor can present all the short films that they want and that have been produced after January 1, 2016.

Short films are audiovisual productions of up to 25 minutes and must be fiction, animation or documentary. The recommended video formats for this festival are mov, mp4 and with a resolution of 1080, framing 16: 9. The recommended sound format is 2: 1 stereo.

In the Mobile Film Maker category the same rules apply as for the rest but with the following conditions: only short films made by smartphones are allowed, indicating the brand and model; the use of mobile devices (drones, action cameras, etc.) is allowed for a maximum of 10% of the total duration of the short film; the duration will be up to 15 minutes; The use of external elements (microphones, lighting dollies) is allowed during filming and in post-production the use of editing programs or image treatments that the participant deems appropriate.

Reduced, modified or extended versions of other short films will not be accepted, nor can they have been presented in previous editions of FICIE or with another title. Commercial advertisements, video clips or trailers of other films or unfinished works (work in progress) are also not accepted.

If their language is NOT Spanish they will have to have the subtitles inserted in Spanish, or the subtitles separately in srt. If a short film in the non-Spanish language is selected, it will be obligatory to provide the subtitles in Spanish in .srt format, otherwise it will be disqualified.

How do I participate?

Important: The Author / Producer / Distributor can present all the short films that they want from the date of publication of these rules and until 23:59:59 p.m. (Spanish time) on April 27, 2020 on the official associated platform Festhome.. There the bases of this edition of FICIE will also be available in Spanish and English.

At the time of registration at Festhome. the Author / Producer / Distributor will have at their disposal a menu to choose from in the category they want to register their short films.

The Organization will contact all the participants from the closing of the registration period and once all the registered short films have been registered and screened to confirm or not their effective participation in this edition.

All doubts may be resolved in:

Correo electrónico: festivalelche@cajamediterraneo.es
Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/festivaldecine/
Twitter @festivalelche

 

43ª edición del Festival Internacional de cine independiente de Elx

When, what, and where
short films are projected ?

The Selection Jury will select the short films that will be part of the Official Section. Their decision will be known in the first fortnight of June 2020. All those short films that have been finally selected will be informed of their participation at least three weeks before the start of the screenings.

The FICIE Organization will publish in its written media, online and on social networks, the calendar and the projection schedule.

The FICIE Organization will publish in its written media, online and on social networks, the calendar and the projection schedule.

What categories of contestants are there?

Fiction Category: Those who register in this category will be Spanish and international Fiction authors who want to apply for:

Extraordinary Prize "Fundación Caja Mediterráneo" for Fiction Short Film.
"Ayuntamiento de Elche" Award for Best Fiction Short Film.
Best European Short Film Award.
Best Ibero-American Short Film Award.

Animation Category: Those who enroll in this category will be Spanish and international Animation authors who want to apply for:

Awards for Best Animated Short Film.
Prize for the Best European Short Film.
Prize for the Best Ibero-American Short Film.

Documentary Category: Those who register in this category will be Spanish and international documentary authors who want to apply for:

"Extraordinary Caja Mediterráneo Foundation" Award for Documentary Short Film.
Award for Best Documentary Short Film.
Best European Short Film Award.
Best Ibero-American Short Film Award.

Fes Curt Category: Those productions that come from authors from the Valencian Community or from producers based in that Autonomous Community and that only want to compete for the Best Short Film Award of the Valencian Community will enter. They can be works of Fiction, Animation or Documentary and preferably in Valencian language or subtitled in it.

Novel Author Category: Both Spanish and international authors who have made up to their third short film and who only want to compete for the "Cineclub Luis Buñuel" Award for Best Novel Author Short Film will be eligible. They can be works of Fiction, Animation or Documentary.

Mobile Film Maker Category: Both Spanish and international authors whose production has been made using a smartphone will be eligible. It can be fictional or documentary.

43ª edición del Festival Internacional de cine independiente de Elx

What prizes and collaborations are offered?

"Caja Mediterráneo Foundation" Extraordinary Fiction Short Film Award, is endowed with 2,500 euros, lady's trophy and the pre-selection to the 35th edition of the Goa awards 2021, so only Spanish authors can apply

"Caja Mediterráneo Foundation" Extraordinary Documentary Short Film Award, is endowed with 2,500 euros, lady's trophy and the pre-selection to the 35th edition of the Goya awards 2021, so only Spanish authors will be eligible.

 

"City Council Of Elche" Best Fiction Short Film Award, of any nationality and endowed with 2,000 euros and lady trophy.

Best Animation Short Film Award, of any nationality. It is endowed with 2,000 euros and lady trophy.

Best Documentary Short Film Award, of any nationality. It is endowed with 2.000 euros and lady trophy.

Best Ibero-American Short Film Award, coming exclusively from Ibero American countries plus Brazil (not Spain) in any of the categories. Endowed with 1,000 euros and lady trophy.

Best European Short Film Award, is endowed with 1.000 euros and trophy lady. It can be chosen in any of the categories, coming only from European countries, including those not registered within the European Union (not Spain).

“Fes Curt" Best Short Film Award in the Valencian Community, endowed with 500 euros and lady trophy. Which can be chosen in any of the categories and whose production comes from authors from the Valencian Community (Spanish region) or from production companies based in that autonomous community and preferably in Valencian language or subtitled to that language.

"Cineclub Luis Buñuel" Best Author Novel Award, endowed with 500 euros and lady trophy. Which can be chosen in any of the categories. Both Spanish and international authors who have made up to their third short film can apply.

Mobile Film Maker Award, endowed with 500 euros and lady trophy. They can be either fiction or documentary, and both Spanish and international authors whose production has been made by smartphone can apply. The winner of the mobile film maker award enters directly as a finalist in the cine phone smartphone film festival and will be among the candidates for the future European for best short film award made with smartphone.

“Hort del Xocolater" Audience Award, endowed with 500 euros and lady's trophy to which those Spanish and international short films that are part of the FICIE's official section can apply. The award will be given to the short film that receives the most votes from the audience attending the screenings of the official section in the “Hort del Xocolater” park between July 10th and 16th, 2020.

FICIE School Pitch Award, to which students of the communication degree of “Miguel Hernández” university of Elche will opt, who will make a TV series project. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros and a lady's trophy with the award as an aid for the production of the project. All the information about this call for entries is included in the document attached to these rules "call for entries FICIE school pitch award" which will appear on the Miguel Hernández university website, on the official FICIE website at www.festivalcineelx.es.

Any prize obtained is exclusive of all others, except the “Hort del Xocolater” Audience Award.

What is done with the short films and the personal data stored?

The Author/Director/Distributor of the works presented in the competition declares that they are of his authorship, direction and production and that, being original, they are free of claims from third parties.

Without prejudice to the use and marketing that the Author/Director/Distributor makes of the awarded work, the Organization will be entitled to:

– The right to keep the works in a digital archive so that they can only be viewed by users during the week of screenings at FICIE’s headquarters in the “Hort del Xocolater” Park (Elche) and on the Arenales del Sol Beach (Elche).

– The limited public communication rights of the winning works so that the “Caja Mediterráneo” Foundation, through the activities it organizes or collaborates with, can make as many screenings as necessary to promote the winning works. The screenings will serve to promote the short film and the Festival itself, as long as this does not affect the distribution and possible commercialization of the short film and with the permission of the Author/Producer/Distributor.

The Organization will obtain permission to screen the works in its Official Section and/or will negotiate the fee or canon to screen them.

– The reproduction rights of the winning works in order to be archived and so that the “Caja Mediterráneo” Foundation can make a special edition in cd, dvd, or similar format in which the work is included along with the rest of the works presented to this or previous Editions of the Elche International Independent Film Festival, but always with the authorization of the Author/Director/Distributor in order not to harm its distribution and commercialization. If necessary, the Organization will negotiate a fee for this type of edition.

– The “Caja Mediterráneo” Foundation supports the short film industry by paying royalties to the SGAE for all its reproductions, whether during the screenings of the Official Section or in other cycles that are organized. 

All personal data will be deleted from the official platform in Festhome and only the e-mail addresses of those registered for the FICIE edition will be kept for the purpose of communicating new editions.

Those registered for the newsletter on FICIE’s official website at www.festivalcineelx.es will also be used for this purpose.

 

43ª edición del Festival Internacional de cine independiente de Elx

How and when are the prizes paid?

The FICIE Organization will contact all the winners to indicate the payment conditions. The Organization undertakes to make the payment within a maximum of three months after having the corresponding information, with the following exceptions

If the Organization is unable to contact the winner(s) within this period, the amount of the prize will be returned to the Fundación Caja Mediterráneo as the organizer of FICIE.

If the Organization is unable to make the bank transfer due to international trade embargoes

 

What about sending the Trophies

The Organization of FICIE will send the trophies not collected at the Closing Ceremony by means of an international courier service provided by SEUR.

After the completion of this edition, the Organization will contact the Author/Producer/Distributor to request their postal address and telephone number.

If the Organization cannot contact or have a postal address to properly deliver the trophies of the authors who could not come to collect them, they will be returned to the “Caja Mediterráneo” Foundation, which will keep them on deposit. The same will apply in the event that there are commercial embargoes in the destination country and delivery cannot be made.

43ª edición del Festival Internacional de cine independiente de Elx

This is an extract from the bases. The full text must be downloaded and read in its entirety.

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