INTRODUCTION

ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA 2022 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL is dedicated to the multiple expressions of ethnographic documentary and committed to the great ethical and social diversity of sociocultural contexts throughout the world. The Festival intends to reflect the human, cultural and social diversity of our planet.

We understand ethnographic documentary in a wide and interdisciplinary sense as any audio-visual production which main purpose is to show different cultural, social, political, historical, aesthetic and economic realities existing in the world we all share.

Both the Official Section and the Castilla y León Section of the festival can be enjoyed in person at the Ethnographic Museum of Castilla y León (MECYL) from 19th to 27th of November 2022 in its sixth edition.

AWARDS

• The jury will grant two awards:

- The Jury Cowbell Award for the best ethnographic documentary, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Video Projector and a diploma.

- Regional Cowbell Award for the best documentary produced in Castilla y León, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Video Projector and a diploma.

• Festival audiences can also express their appreciation of the films by voting for the Audience Award. The film rated highest will receive the Audience Cowbell Award, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Video Projector and a diploma.

GENERAL BASIS

Only works produced after January 1st, 2020 are eligible to enter the Festival competition.

Only films with a minimum duration of 5 minutes and a maximum duration of 90 minutes are eligible to enter the Festival competition.

Each director will be allowed to submit a maximum of two documentaries.

Films must be submitted in their original version. When original language is not Spanish, Spanish subtitles must be included or embedded in the digital file of the film.

The works will be assessed in relation to their capacity to foster reflection and critical thinking in general audiences, and their technical, aesthetic and scientific quality. Experimentation and innovation will also be valued positively.

Filmmakers who are involved in the festival organisation or films with touristic or advertising purposes will not be accepted in the festival competition.

SUBMISSION REGULATIONS

The deadline for submissions is 1st of October 2022 at 23:59 Spanish time.

By submitting your film or project to ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA, you are accepting these entry regulations, which may only be interpreted and implemented by the festival organization. These basis will be published in Spanish and English. May any doubts in their interpretation arise, the text of reference will be the Spanish one.

Submissions will be carried out online, through either www.clickforfestivals.com or www.filmfreeway.com, Applicants must complete all compulsory forms in those online platforms and upload the files, with the mandatory Spanish subtitles already embedded or attached.

MOVIES WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED IN HIGH DEFINITION SCREENING FORMAT DIGITAL FILES.
DVDS OR OTHER PHYSICAL FORMATS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Submissions or links sent via email will not be accepted, unless clearly requested through etnofest@etnografico.org due to restrictions in your geographic location, local conflicts or other similarly important causes.

Submissions to ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA are free of charge.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
• The Festival Direction will constitute a Selection Committee formed by film students, professional film makers and other experts who will view, analyse and assess all the works submitted.

• This Selection Committee will be in charge of selecting the films that will be part of the Official Section and the Castilla y León Section of the Festival program.

• Upon selection, filmmakers will receive an invitation email before the 25th of October 2022 (although, this date may be postponed according to the needs of the Organisation) asking for confirmation of acceptance of the invitation. Once their participation is confirmed, the Festival will publish the list of selected films on its web http://www.museo-etnografico.com.

• Selected filmmakers will then have to submit before the 5th of November 2022:
◦ a high definition screening copy of their film (the Festival will only accept files suitable for screening) with Spanish subtitles embedded
◦ title
◦ file format
◦ screen ratio
◦ sound format
◦ information for the catalogue.

• The original film submitted for screening must coincide exactly with the film submitted in the selection process. Failure to meet this requirement could result in the annulment of the invitation.

• Producers/distributors of selected films must also provide the Festival with a press kit containing:
◦ three photographs
◦ poster
◦ trailer
◦ any other additional materials which may be considered convenient for the Festival to promote the film properly

• Unfortunately, due to the large number of submitted films, ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA regrets not being able to provide comments, feedback or explanation to rejected film teams.

• After film information has been included in the festival catalogue, films may not be unilaterally withdrawn from the competition.

• The Festival Direction will report to film owners or agents any irregularity found in the movie files and reserves the right to reject copies unsuitable for screening according to the assessment of the Festival technical department.

AWARDS

• The jury will grant two awards:

- The Jury Cowbell Award for the best ethnographic documentary, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Video Projector and a diploma.

- Regional Cowbell Award for the best documentary produced in Castilla y León, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Video Projector and a diploma.

• Festival audiences can also express their appreciation of the films by voting for the Audience Award. The film rated highest will receive the Audience Cowbell Award, consisting of a cowbell intervened by an emerging artist of Castilla y León, a HD Video Projector and a diploma.

• The Jury may opt to also make special mentions or grant extraordinary awards, as well as to not award some of the three official prizes listed above. There may only be one single winner for each award.

• The Direction of ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA 2022 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL will select a Jury composed by three professionals from the audio-visual, ethnographic and cultural fields.

• All decisions made by the juries are final and will be published in the official Festival website.

AUTHORIZATIONS

• Selected documentaries will be publicly screened free of charge during the festival.

• ETNOVIDEOGRAFICA is a small-budget festival. Unfortunately, we are unable to pay screening fees to filmmakers and all movies included in the Official Selection are therefore screened for free.

• Selected documentaries will be kept in the Festival archive and may be used for private viewing for educative and research purposes only.

• Selected documentaries will become part of the MECYL film archive. The museum will regulate their exhibition, screening and broadcasting, always for non-profit educational and cultural purposes, except if the applicant has declared the opposite on the subscription form.

• The MECYL may screen submitted films after the festival in parallel programs, including not-selected materials which may be considered of interest. This will always be communicated to the filmmakers.

• ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA 2022 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL is authorised to use a maximum of 3 minutes of video from each documentary for publicity and online purposes.

• After the finalization of the festival, ETNOVIDEOGRÁFICA 2022 – INTERNATIONAL ETHNOGRAPHIC FESTIVAL may use the selected works in exhibitions and cultural and educational programmes, always not-for-profit and having previously communicated it to the authors.

• Applicants are responsible for the authorship and originality of the films submitted, exempting the Festival from any responsibility about their contents.

Zamora, 6 July 2022
Museo Etnográfico de Castilla y León

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  • Realmente agradecido de haber participado en Etnovideográfica 2022. Me sentí como ne casa. Películas y actividades muy interesantes y necesarias. A seguir trabajando para que Zamora tenga un festival cada vez mejor. Ojalá pueda participar el próximo año.

    December 2022
  • Fantástico equipo humano. Selección de películas muy interesante. Es un verdadero gusto haber participado en Etnovideografica.

    December 2022
  • Gisela Chicolino

    This festival is really a necessary one. Please keep working on generating this exquisite and outstanding programming for the audiences.

    December 2022
  • Víctor Augusto Mendívil

    Muy buena comunicación y muy interesante festival. No pudimos estar presentes pero sin duda se tomaron toda la dedicación de hacernos sentir como si estuvieramos allá. Un abrazo y gracias!

    January 2022
  • Oscar Aguerre

    Excelente festival!! Ojalá podamos volver pronto con una nueva película!!

    December 2021