The rules of participation for the next edition of FESTIFAL (Short Films Festival of Rural Themes), which will be held in the Aragon town of Urrea de Gaén (Spain) from November 24th to 26th, 2017, are as follows:
1.- The productions must have rural themes or be set in the rural world.
2.- The term “short film” shall designate an audiovisual work lasting 30 minutes or less, credits included.
3.- Submission of works is to be done through the Festhome. If the language used in these works is other than Spanish, they will have to include Spanish subtitles. If they are selected, a projection quality copy will be required for exhibition at the festival.
The works sent must be accompanied by the registration form (it can be downloaded from https://festifal.wordpress.com or by requesting it to firstname.lastname@example.org), a photocopy of ID, a photograph of a fragment of the work, and a director’s photograph, in digital format for publication in the catalog.
The cost of registration will be € 5
4.- Each author may submit as many works as he or she wishes, presenting each of them independently.
5.- The works shall not have been produced before January 1, 2015, and they shall not have been presented to this festival before. On the understanding that the copies are not unique, the copies submitted will become part of the Bajo Martín Study Center archive. Bajo Martín Study Center is the festival organising entity, and it will only be able to exhibit them for cultural purposes and on a non-profit-making basis, taking account any previously agreed exhibition rights on a case to case basis.
6.- The festival organising committee will select a maximum of 15 works. A pre-selection Jury will choose the finalists among all the works submitted in the different categories of the official competition.
7.- The deadline for submission is October 1, 2017.
8.- The organisers will appoint a Jury made up of professionals and individuals related to the audiovisual, artistic and cultural fields, who will decide on the winners. In the event that the Jury considers that it is essential to deliver an ex aequo prize, the amount of the prize will be distributed among the winners. The decision of the Jury is final. There is no right of appeal against the Jury’s decision, and the Jury reserves the right not to select a winner.
9.- OFFICIAL SECTION PRIZES
The Jury will award the following prizes:
Best short fiction award – 800€
Best short documentary award – 800€
10.- The organisers reserve the right to modify these rules, in this case such modifications will be published in the following website: