DART is an international film festival specialized in documentaries on Contemporary Art taking place annualy in Barcelona from 2017 (Spain) and Santiago and Concepción from 2019 (Chile).

The inscriptions to participate in DART are open for works that have been produced from January 1st 2019.

The festival has taken place in emblematic locations in Barcelona since 2017 (MACBA Museum, Foto Colectania Foundation and theaters such as Girona, Phenomena, Zumzeig among others) and in Santiago de Chile and Concepción since 2019 (Sala K, Matucana 100, Teatro Bio Bio, among others).

The festival’s program includes national and international productions that document the stories behind and beyond great figures of contemporary art, desing, architectue, photography, and artistic movements from the first avant-garde movements to the present day.

FINALISTS IN 2020 EDITION
Body of Truth
Keith Haring: Street Art Boy
Shooting the Mafia
The New Bauhaus – The Life and Legacy of Moholy-Nagy
Ai WeiWei. Yours Truly.
Beauty & Decay
The Proposal
#JR
Martha: A Picture Story
Burning Man: Art on Fire
Flower Punk
Recoding Art
Tabaski
Still untitled / Encore sans titre
Un retrato de N. B.
El último arquero
En el Volcán. Manrique: Jameos del Agua / Casa Tahíche
Joc i error
Tierras construidas
Tras la sombra de Natacha Rambova

WINNERS IN 2019 EDITION
Elliott Erwitt – Silence Sounds Good (2019 – España/Francia) · Winner National Competition
Barbara Rubin & The Exploding NY Underground (2018 – EE.UU.) · Winner International Competition

FINALISTS IN 2019 EDITION - SECTION PROYECTA BY RON BARCELÓ
A Bigger Splash (1973 – Holanda)
Bauhaus Spirit (2018 – Alemania)
The Man Who Stole Banksy (2018 – Italia/EE.UU.)
Brossa, la insurrecció poètica (2019 – España)
Lemebel (2019 – Chile/Colombia)

FINALISTS IN 2019 EDITION - SECTION EXPLORA BY LLIBRERIES LAIE
Witkin & Witkin (2017 – EE.UU)
War of Art (2018 – Noruega/Alemania)
Cravos (2018 – Brasil)
Antonio López, apuntes del natural (2018 – España)
Josep Renau. El Arte en Peligro (2018 – España)
Moonface. Una mujer en la guerra (2018 – España)

DART Festival Spain:

- Best Spanish Documentary Prize (500€)*
- Best Foreign Focumentary Prize (500€)*
- Best Short Documentary Award (Throphy)

* The gross amount from the awards will be subject to the withholding tax legally established by the Treasury

DART Festival Chile:

Awards & Prizes yet to be confirmed

1. Festival themes:

CONTEMPORARY ART: Documentaries about contemporary art histories, contemporary artists, visual art movements / trends / studies, about artistic projects, creative works by visual artists, from the avant-garde art movements explosion of the XX century to our present.

2. There will be two category in competition:

National (Spanish or Chilean) and International

3. General Conditions to postulate:

a. The main requirement is that all the documentaries submitted have to adapt to the thematic area of the festival: Contemporary Art.
b. The inscriptions to participate in DART are open for works produced from January 1st 2019.
c. All the films participating will be submitted in original version with English subtitles. If the Spanish subtitles are not provided, the festival will take care of their production.
d. The authors can submit as many works as they wish, if and when they adapt to the Rules and Regulations.
e. The authors allow their films to be selected either for the 5th edition of Dart Festival Spain (25 November 2020 - 28 November 2020) and/or for the 3rd edition Dart Festival Chile (dates to be confirmed yet).

4. Inscription and presentation of the works:

November 3, 2020: Opening Date
February 28, 2021: Earlybird Deadline
June 15, 2021: Regular Deadline
July 25, 2021: Late Deadline
August 25, 2021: Extended Deadline
September 28, 2020: Committee decision

Dart Festival Spain: November 25 - 28, 2020
DART Festival Chile: to be confirmed

5. Categories and awards:

a. DART Festival Spain:
- Best Spanish Documentary Prize (500€)*
- Best Foreign Documentary Prize (500€)*
- Best Short Documentary Award (Throphy)
* The gross amount from the awards will be subject to the withholding tax legally established by the Treasury
b. DART Festival Chile: Awards & Prizes yet to be confirmed

6. Inscription modalities:
Documentaries can only be submitted through FilmFreeway, although the festival organizers may propose other films for the program that have not necessarily passed through the platform.

7. Rules and Regulations acceptance - Transfer of rights:

The director, producer or distributor that register a documentary declares to be the owner, has acquired or does a legitimate use of the film contents and its authorial rights/copyright.
DART Festival is not responsible of any complaint from an authorial rights claim to the public projection of films with protected material.
The delivery of the DCP is not mandatory but recommended. In case the DCP is not available, the digital submission of the film will be accepted. DCP shipping costs will be borne by the submitter.
The submitter accepts to send the promotional material needed once the selection is confirmed.

If your film is selected, it cannot be withdrawn for any reason either from Dart Festival Spain and Chile.

All the works submitted, as well as some works not selected might be selected for future activities, always previously communicating it to the author.
In case of admission, the Organization reserves the right to agree a Spain/Barcelona premiere.
The promotional materials provided after the announcement of the selected will be used for communication and dissemination (hand program, web and other communication tools by DART).
Participating in this call for entries implies the full acceptance of these Rules and Regulations.

CONTACTS: info@dart-festival.com / dartfestivalsubmissions@gmail.com