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

The inscriptions to participate in DART are open for works that have been produced from January 1st 2021.

The festival has taken place in emblematic locations in Barcelona (MACBA Museum, Foto Colectania Foundation and theatres and such as Girona, Phenomena, Zumzeig among others) and in Santiago de Chile and Concepción (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, design, architecture, photography, and artistic movements from the first avant-garde movements to the present day.

Violeta Kovacsics, film critic and lecturer
Carolina Ciuti, curator specialising in video and director of Exhibart
Ianko López, journalist specialising in art and audiovisuals.

- Laie Dart 2023 Best Film Award to Infinito. "L'universo di Luigi Ghirri" Matteo Parisini (2022, Italia)
- Laie Dart 2023 Critics' Choice Award to "The Visit and A Secret Garden" Irene M. Borrego (2022, España)

DART Festival Spain:

- Best Film Award
- Critics' Choice Award

DART Festival Chile:

- Best Latin American Documentary Award

1. Festival themes:

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

2. There will be four categories in the competition:

Spanish Documentary, Foreign Documentary and Short Documentary (Spain) and Latin American Documentary (Chile).

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 2020.
c. All the films participating will be submitted in original versions with English or Spanish subtitles. If Spanish subtitles are not provided, the festival will take care of Catalan subtitles 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 7th edition of Dart Festival in 2024 in Spain and/or Dart Festival Chile 2024 (Dates TBC)

4. Inscription and presentation of the works:

March 30, 2024: Earlybird Deadline
May 30, 2024: Regular Deadline
June 20, 2024: Late Deadline
August 1, 2024: Extended Deadline
September 1, 2024: Committee decision

Dart Festival Spain: November 30 - December 31 2024
DART Festival Chile: 2024 dates yet to be announced

5. Categories and awards:

a. DART Festival Spain:
- Best Film, Critics' Prize
- Best Director Prize
- Best Short Documentary Award

b. DART Festival Chile:
- Best Latin American Non-Fiction Film (over 30 minutes)

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 registers 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 for 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 agrees 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 or 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 to 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.

Silvana Fiorese
Curator and Head of Programming: silvana@dart-festival.com

Overall Rating
  • Katherine Tweedie

    My co-director Mary O'Connor and I attended the DART festival from Nov 29 - Dec 5 2023. Our film "Archive Traces: The Photographs of Margaret Watkins" was screened at the excellent Corona cinema venue. What a wonderful festival. The festival organizers, Enrichetta, Silvana and Zavi, were so generous, always engaging with us, making sure we had tickets to other films, introducing us to other filmmakers, and including us in events and dinners. What a pleasure to have our film screened at the DART festival and to be in the wonderful city of Barcelona. Gracias. Katherine Tweedie

    January 2024
  • Presenting our documentary Street Heroines in Barcelona and Madrid as part of the DART Festival was an amazing experience and highlight to our festival run. Enrichetta and Marc are amazing festival directors who gave us a very warm welcome and helped promote our Spanish premiere. It was an honor to be selected amongst so many beautiful documentaries on art from around the world. Communication was on point. Theater audiences were great. Venues were top theaters. Highly Recommended. Muchas Gracias!

    May 2022