Caostica is an International Shortfilm and Music Video Festival that takes place in Bilbao (Basque Country) with these sections: Videozinema (Fiction Shortfilms), Animation and Videoclip (Music Video).
All prizes are given by a professional jury except of Bizarre Prize. The Caostica Association will award the Bizarre Prize to the participant whom best represents the fresh, innovative, quirky, irreverent, Martian, jokester, weird, risky, brave and daring spirit that characterizes this festival, regardless of the section in which he or she is registered. In addition to this the Festival will award a prize to the best film in basque language, independently of the section in which its signed up.
4.500 euros and trophies (check the rules).
1. The rules developed are valid for all CAOSTICA 19 participants.
2. Nationally and internationally oriented. If a film is presented in any language other than Spanish it must be subtitled in Spanish, except in the Music Video section.
3. There is no limit of short films per filmmaker, as long as they were made after January 1, 2019.
4. Films that have been entered into previous festival editions will not be selected for this Festival.
5. The section of the contest you choose to submit your entry to must be indicated. The festival consists of the following categories:
a. VideoZinema Section: Fiction shortfilms. No documentaries. [Max. 20 min.] Prize 1.000 € (taxes included).
b. Music Video Section: works created to promote original music pieces.Any style of music: pop, rock, hip-hop, techno, punk, soul, R&B, classical, tracksuit- metal. [Max. 10 min.] Prize 1.000 € (taxes included).
c. Animation Section: All animation techniques. [Max. 20 min.] Prize 1.000 € (taxes included).
6. The award winners of each section will receive a trophy and 1.000 € (taxes included). The awards will be given by a professional and independent jury. Aditionally, the Caostica Association will give a prize to the best film in basque language, independently of the section. The prize will be a trophy and 500 € taxes included.
7. Bizarro Prize: The Caostica Association will award the Bizarro Prize to the participant whom best represents the fresh, innovative, quirky, irreverent, Martian, jokester, weird, risky, brave and daring spirit that characterizes this festival, regardless of the section in which he or she is registered. Candidates’ films for this award will be projected at the legendary Bizarro Party, and the winner will receive a trophy and 1.000 € (taxes included).
8. BEST WORK IN BASQUE LANGUAGE PRIZE: the Festival will award a prize to the best film in basque language, independently of the section in which its signed up. The winner will receive a trophy, and an economic endowment of 500 €, taxes included.
9. The amount of the prizes will be paid in the next 6 months since the closing ceremony. The presence of the winners will be not compulsory in order to receive the amount of the prizes.
10. Films oriented towards tourism or publicity will not be selected, nor will those that use unoriginal material in more than 10% of the film. Other films that will not be selected include those that do not possess the necessary technical quality to be viewed correctly during the selection process.
11. Inscription fees are at the expense of the party entering the contest. Films that do not comply with this requisite will be not accepted.
12. Films can only be sent through FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com).
13. Films must be sent in by April 23, 2021. Postdated films will not be accepted.
14. Only those films that the committee selects to be most appropriate to the spirit of the festival will be selected.
15. The Festival will communicate the official selection to all the participants 3 weeks before the beginning of the event. The Festival will ask all participants for a high quality screening digital file via e-mail.
16. The Festival will ease the directors or representatives guiding them with the journey and accommodation by the official travel agency and the official hotel. The participants could benefit of agreed discounts, and the festival would pay a lunch or a dinner at the day of their work´s screening.
17. The Organization will use the registered work only for the purpose of the Festival and will always contact the authors in order to ask permission for projection in other activities outside the purpose of the Festival.
18. The Caostica Association will facilitate the physical space and the mediums for exhibiting selected films. Information about the films will also be exhibited online, so the filmmakers must make sure beforehand that the content does not infringe on copywriting material or other third-party rights and absolves the organization of any legal responsibility.
19. Caostica 19, International Short film and Music Video Festival, will take place in Bilbao from the 21st to the 26th of June in several locations such as Bilborock.
20. Participation in Caostica 19 assumes full acceptance of the current rules and in view of the possible doubts in the stated rules, the criteria of the festival organization prevails.
21. The organization reserves the right to modify these rules. Any questions or concerns can be resolved by the organization.
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