Caostica is an International Shortfilm an Videoclip 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.
4.500 euros and trophies (check the rules).
1- The rules developed are valid for all Caostica 16 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, 2017.
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: [Max. 20 min.] Prize 1.000 €
b. VideoClip Section: [Max. 10 min.] Prize 1.000 €
c. Animation Section: [Max. 20 min.] Prize 1.000 €
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. In this edition, 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 euros taxes included.
7- Bizarro Prize: The Caostica Association will award the Bizrarro 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-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.
9-The filmmaker cannot request the return of any copy entered into the contest, under no circumstances.
10-Inscription fees are at the expense of the party entering the contest. Films that do not comply with this requisite will be not accepted.
11- Films can only be sent through the online platform FilmFreeway (www.filmfreeway.com).
12- Films must be sent in by April 9, 2018. Postdated films will not be accepted.
Outlined in our unconditional support of the short film format, we encourage participants in
this section to take into consideration that it:
-Has been created to promote an original musical piece
-Lasts no more than 10 minutes
-Is of any musical style: pop, rock, hip-hop, techno, punk, soul, R&B, classical, tracksuit-metal
This is in addition to meeting the requirements for all Caostica 16 participants.
14-The Final Selection of the Short Films will be announced 15 days before the Festival ceremony.
15-Only those films that the committee selects to be most appropriate to the spirit of the festival will be exhibited.
16-The Organization reserves the right to use the material sent in to the Festival for promotional purposes. Therefore, the projection shown within the Caostica Association’s cultural activities will take place with no profit motive in mind, always requesting explicit permission from the filmmakers.
17-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.
18-Once registered and selected, the film will not be withdrawn from the program at any time.
19-Participation in Caostica 16 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.
20-The organization reserves the right to modify these rules. Any questions or concerns can be resolved by the organization.
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