Animadeba is an animated film festival that will be held from September 3 to 6 in the town of Deba, a coastal town in the Basque Country ( north of the Spain ).
Animadeba takes 13 years, but it is the second edition of the International Animation Short Film Competition.
All the films that take part in the Official Section will be awarded €500 prize money for having been selected.
All selected short films will be eligible for the official festival awards.
• Best short film - Trophy
• Best plot - Trophy
• Prize by the public - Trophy
• Student prize UPV-EHU - Diploma
Any animated short film may be submitted regardless of genre, theme or country of origin, providing it was made after 1st January 2019.
The films must not have been previously submitted to this competition.
The films must be submitted by the person holding the legitimate rights over them,
or somebody who holds due power of representation.
A digital projection format will be used:
- .MOV - Apple ProRes 422 ( HQ )
- MPEG-4. H264
- Audio AAC
The duration of the films must not exceed 20 minutes, including credits.
It is essential that the submissions that are not in Spanish must be subtitled in Spanish.
The person who submits short films to the competition will be responsible for paying the royalties that arise from showing the films.
3. ON-LINE REGISTRATION
Short films can only be submitted through the following platform: www.filmfreeway.com Registration for the festival is free. The deadline for submitting films is 4th May 2020.
The organisation will contact all the selected competitors to request the projection file.
The deadline for sending in the projection files, with the aforementioned technical specifications, is 1st June 2020.
Selected films will be shown during the times and at the places as specified in the catalogue and on the official website:
During the competition, the organisation reserves the right to show selected films at
as many public sessions as deemed suitable. Concerning this matter, the holder of the rights of the selected films must grant rights for public screenings of the films for the entire duration of the Festival, without charging the organisers any fees for this.
The 10 selected short films in the official competition must be subtitled in the Basque language and shall be included in the Filmazpit catalogue for a period of 3 years. All screenings of the FILMAZPIT initiative will be cultural, non-profit events and with free entry. They will be shown exclusively in original version, subtitled in the Basque language, and
in video format (DVD, Blu-ray or digital file). The holder of the rights over the short films hereby authorises the festival and Filmazpit to show the short film at Filmazpit events starting on the date the authorisation is signed. After the showing period, the films will be deposited in the Basque Film Archive.
5. SELECTION COMMITTEE AND OFFICIAL PANEL OF JUDGES
The Selection Committee, comprising the Festival organisation and professionals
from the audio-visual arts industry, will be responsible for selecting the films included in the official section of the competition.
The Official Panel of Judges, comprising professionals from the worlds of film, culture and communications will be responsible for granting prizes, and their decision will be final.
6. PRIZES AND AWARDS
6.1 - OFFICIAL SECTION
All films taking part in the Official Section will be awarded €500 prize money for having been selected. This amount will be paid at the end of the festival to the account provided in the registration form.
The prize money will be subject to tax deductions in compliance with legislation current at the time payment is made by the Festival Organisation. These deductions, as well as any costs arising from making the payment, will be deducted from the total sum of 500 euros.
The directors of the selected short films hereby undertake to attend the Festival on the showing days.
If they are unable to attend, another member of the team must attend on their behalf (preferably the director, producer and/or screenwriter). In the event of not being able to attend, the payment for selection will be 160 euros.
All selected short films will be eligible for the official Festival awards.
Best short film - Trophy
Best screenplay - Trophy
Audience award - Trophy
The award winners hereby undertake to mention the award received at the Animadeba Short Film Festival at any subsequent screenings of the film.
6.2 - NEW DIRECTOR UPV-EHU SECTION
The films participating in New Directors section – UPV/EHU – will receive 50 euros as payment for selection and are eligible for the New Directors Award – UPV/EHU, consisting of a Diploma and 200 euros.
The prize money will be subject to tax deductions in compliance with legislation current at the time payment is made by the Festival Organisation. These deductions, as well as any costs arising from making the payment, will be deducted from the total sum of 50 euros.
6.3 - PANORAMA SECTION
The films participating in Panorama section will receive 50 euros as payment for selection. The prize money will be subject to tax deductions in compliance with legislation current at the time payment is made by the Festival Organisation. These deductions, as well as any costs arising from making the payment, will be deducted from the total sum of 50 euros.
7. CATALOGUE AND DOCUMENTATION
The documents requested by the Festival
for the official catalogue, programme guide and website (synopsis, biography and filmography, artistic and technical information, photographs of the director and from the film, trailers and other audiovisual material) will be taken from the on-line registration form which must be completed before 4th May 2020. If any additional material is required, the Festival will request it for delivery before 18th May 2020.
Work containing pre-existing images and/or sound will be accepted.
The organisation is not responsible for any original third party rights, which will be the full liability of the participants.
9. ACCEPTANCE OF THE PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS
Registering a film for the 13th Deba International Animated Short Film Festival - Animadeba - entails full acceptance of and compliance with these Participation requirements.
In the event of any situationnot contemplated by these regulations, the organisers of the Animadeba Festival will resolve the matter.