This is the 25th Edition of FICMA (Barcelona International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA)
From 1st until the 9th of November 2018 will be held in Barcelona the 25th edition of the International Environmental Film Festival . A festival that generates a positive social change using the cinema and all the artistic expressions.
Barcelona presents the latest film productions performed worldwide with environmental issues and helps to promote and support this kind of cinema, filmmakers and artists creating a meeting point for all these professionals .
Created in 1993 FICMA is the longest Film Festival in the world about environment issues and raise awareness using this kind of productions to cause a positive social change providing tools to do it and reaching all kinds of people and all age groups.
FICMA has created different types of activities and it happens in different places of Barcelona city: commercial cinemas, universities and museums.

SECTIONS: Oficial Section: Feature Documentary Film (more than 50' produced after 1/1/2017) - Planeta Section (documentaries less than 60') - Miradas Section -(Documentaries and fictions) that section includes the PETIT FICMA (Children)

AWARDS: The Golden Sun Award to the Best: Feature Documentary Film - Awards to Planeta Section and Miradas Section

download entry and regulations at: www.ficma.com and send it at: entry@ficma.com

ACCIONS3E - Entreteniment, Educació i Ecología / Entretenimiento, Educación y Ecología
25th INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (FICMA)
Barcelona, from 1 to 9 November 2018
(Deadline for Presentation: 31 July 2018)
2018 REGULATIONS

0 | INTRODUCTION
The Association ACCIONS 3E convenes and organizes the 25th International Environmental
Film Festival in Barcelona, Spain (hereinafter, FICMA), created in 1993 and the world’s oldest in its genre. The main objective of the FICMA is to promote, distribute and spread - before, during and after the event - all formats of audiovisual with the aim of raising awareness and sensitivity on the status and the environment of living beings and of the planet.

1 | PARTICIPATION
Any legal entity or individual over 18 years old may participate, and the films presented must deal with different social and environmental situations and circumstances.

2 | FESTIVAL SECTIONS
OFFICIAL
Competitive section for documentaries over 50 minutes long, produced starting from 1 January 2017, which aspire to win the Festival’s highest award: the Golden Sun.
PLANETA (PLANET)
Competitive section for documentaries no more than 60 minutes long, irrespective of their
production date.
MIRADAS (VIEWS): Competitive section for short films (documentaries, fiction and animation) less than 20 minutes long, suitable for the general public.
The Festival will make a selection of these productions in order to shape the PETIT FICMA
Programme for children, families and schools, with the aim of contributing to education and environmental awareness.

3 | REGISTRATION and SELECTION
The cost of registration for the OFFICIAL SECTION is US$10 (it also possible to register for the PLANETA SECTION, provided that it is no more than 60 minutes long).
The cost of registration for the PLANETA is US$5 and MIRADAS SECTIONS is US$5
Registration may be carried out on line using the various platforms set up by the Festival on:
http://www.ficma.com . The following shall be required for all registrations:
1. Registration form (available on www.ficma.com) - which must be sent to the following
e-mail address: entry@ficma.com. UNSIGNED registration forms shall not be valid.
2. Short summary and photo of the film
3. Link to view it ON LINE
The deadline for acceptance of productions for the competition will be midnight on 31 July
2018. The Festival will announce the results of the selection on the Festival’s official website: www.ficma.com and directly by e-mail to those selected.

4 | JURY
The Festival Jury will be made up of three film and environment professionals for each of the sections competing in the Festival.
The Jury’s Decision will be final and it may not declare the awards void.

5 | AWARDS
The Golden Sun has been the FICMA’s highest award from the outset, being the world’s oldest environmental cinematography prize.
• GOLDEN SUN OF THE FESTIVAL:
All of the documentaries selected for the OFFICIAL SECTION will receive US$1,000 from the
Festival (US$500 in cash and US$500 in the form of 3 nights’ accommodation in the Festival
Hotel) and, in accordance with the Jury’s decision, one of them will receive the Golden Sun
statuette.
• PLANETA SECTION AWARD:
The winning documentary will receive an Award of US$1,500
• MIRADAS SECTION AWARD:
The winning short film will receive an Award of US$500
Other awards and mentions will be announced during the Festival

6 | HOSPITALITY
The organization will encourage the participation and presence in the Festival of the film
directors from the Official Section and of other guests from the audiovisual and environmental industry.

7 | FICMA TOUR and MX
The films selected for the FICMA may form part of the FICMA TOUR, non-profit screenings that the Festival organizes for dissemination, scientific, educational and informative purposes, suitable for the general public and with free admission. The films from the Official Section will be screened at least once in the FICMA MX. (http://www.ficma.mx)

8 | CADA AULA UN CINE
The films selected for the Miradas Section shall form part of the Environmental Education
Programme “CADA AULA UN CINE”, intended for schools. The aim of this programme is to
take films and the environment solely to Spanish-speaking schools, free of charge, in order to introduce the new technologies and promote environmental education in the classroom, with the motto: “Educate with Entertainment and raise awareness with sensitivity”.

9 | FICMARKET (THE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM MARKET)
This is the FICMA’s meeting point for producers, authors, distributors and television channels, where they can establish direct contact in order to promote the sale of the films participating.
The director should mark the FICMARKET box on the registration form if they wish to
participate.

10 | PROMOTION AND COMMUNICATION
The Festival organizers may use the photos, trailers or fragments of the film to publicize the event on promotional TV programmes and other media no longer than 3’.
The Festival will provide the images of the Winners of the Official Selection and of the Awards presented to all the works which form part of the 25th edition, so that the participants can mention and publicize their selection and/or award.

AGREEMENT
The signature of the author and/or producer of the work on the registration form for the 25th International Environmental Film Festival represents unconditional acceptance of all of the FICMA’s Regulations.
The Festival reserves the right to make modifications or to take decisions or consider issues not specified in these Regulations. These will be notified in advance to the various actors who participate in this edition.

The Management 25th International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA)

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Jasmin Al-Lahham

    It was great experience with great people! I really really great festival!

    March 2018
  • great work in film festivals

    January 2018
  • Alex C Rivera

    Without a doubt, this is the festival of activism and environmental education. It is a date that can not be missed on the calendar. The team, the attention, the details and events, everything is very worthwhile.

    November 2017