What is it?
FICSU is an international film festival that shows movies that have surfing as the theme (or that it is important for the narrative told). Films of all genres, formats, length and production regions are accepted, as long as they are made from January 1, 2019. Older films can be invited directly by FICSU curators. The festival happens in Ubatuba, north coast of São Paulo, southeast Brazil.
FICSU will not give cash prizes.
There will be 5 trophies, 1 of popular jury and 4 of specialized jury.
Praia Grande Award - Ubatuba's most popular beach, a prize for the most popular film.
Sununga Award - a different beach, good for skimboarding, waves hit the stone and come back, an award for an innovative film that changes the way we see things.
Vermelhinha Award - a more radical surf beach, with waves that break close to the sand, a prize for a more radical film, that takes us to the limit.
Itamambuca Award - a beach that appeals to all, with regular waves, all year long, a prize for a complete film, with a good narrative, well done in all its aspects.
Perequê-Açú Award - a beach where the Ubatuba surf school is, ideal for beginners, an award for first-time filmmakers (first or second film).
The film must have subtitles in English or Portuguese, if it is spoken in another language.
Films made before January 1, 2019 can not be submitted.
One can not sign up movies that are not related to Surf, that's our theme.
Movies of all durations are accepted.
Movies of all genres and formats are accepted.
Movies from all over the world are accepted.
For the selected films
The film must be delivered in digital format, in h264, with 1080p resolution, at least 10 fps and stereo sound.
The producer of the film takes responsibility for all the rights involved in the image and sound of the film.
When selected, the director authorizes the use of photos and excerpts from the film (up to 1 minute), as well as trailers, for use by FICSU in its communication strategies.