DART is an international film festival specialized in documentaries on Contemporary Art taking place annualy in Barcelona (Spain) and Santiago (Chile). The documentaries can be about a specific art institution, artist, artwork, project from a visual artist, collective or art movement in general (from the avant-garde art movements explosion of the XX century to our present).

The inscriptions to participate in DART are open for works that had been produced from January 1st 2017.

The festival has taken place in emblematic locations in Barcelona since 2017 (MACBA Museum, Foto Colectania Foundation and theaters Girona) and will launch its first edition in Santiago de Chile in 2019. The festival’s program includes documentary screenings as well as educational and informative activities around contemporary art.

Best Spanish documentary: Throphy Award +500€
Best foreign documentary: Throphy Award + 500€
Best short documentary: Throphy Award

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

1. Festival themes:

CONTEMPORARY ART: Documentaries about contemporary artists, visual art movements and trends, projects produced for a specific place or for a particular place, visual art exhibitions and creative works by visual artists, from the avant-garde art movements explosion of the XX century to our present.

2. There will be one category in competition:
Films up to 90 min.

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 2017.
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 for Dart Festival Chile, that will celebrate its first edition in October 2019.

4. Inscription and presentation of the works:
Inscription deadline: 30/09/2019
Committee decision: 31/10/2019
Delivery of the selected films: 10/11/2019
Festival: November 28th – December 1st 2019

5. Categories and awards
a. Best Spanish documentary: Throphy Award + travel & accomodation for winner director
b. Best foreign documentary: Throphy Award + travel & accomodation for winner director
c. Best short documentary: Throphy Award

6. Inscription modalities:
Documentaries can only be submitted through the online platform FilmFreeway.
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.

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