It is mainly an International short film festival. But it has more competitive sections:

- National short film festival 'Cuéntalo en 90 segundos', where short films with máximum length of 90 seconds.
- International photography contest 'Almería tierra de cine'
- Nacional feature film festival 'Ópera prima'. First time that edition.
- And the international short film competition.

This festival tries to keep Almería as 'the land of cinema ' it's been since the sixties.

- Prize for Best International Short Film, to be awarded 8,000 € and a trophy.
- Prize for Best National Short Film, to be awarded 4.000 € and a trophy.
- Audience Award for Best Short Film, to be awarded 3.500 € and a trophy.
- Prize for Best Andalusian Short Film, to be awarded 1.600 € and a trophy.
- Award for Almería Best Short Film, to be awarded 1.400 € and trophy.
- Award for Best Screenplay, to be awarded 500 €, and a trophy.
- Gil Parrondo Award for Best Artistic Director, to be awarded 500 € and a trophy.
- Cecilio Paniagua Award for Best Photography, to be awarded 500 € and a trophy.
- Award for Best Performance, to be awarded 500 € and a trophy.

All domestically or internationally produced short films, shall be considered for competition filmed in 35 mm or 16 mm, or in High Definition Video. The films should not last longer than 30 minutes (credits included).

The production date must be after January 1, 2013.

1.CONDITIONS FOR ENTRY
a. All producers or directors who own the rights to the film they are submitting are eligible for the International Short Film Competition.
b. Each participant may submit as many films as desired. Each film submitted must be accompanied by an entry form and shipped individually.
c. The films must be presented in their original language. If the language is not Spanish(Castilian), it must have Spanish subtitles or the original script and a translation to Spanish or English must be included.
d. Films selected in previous “Almeria en corto” festivals will not be admitted.
Selected films will be screened exclusively in High Definition Video. Selected films will be sent in a .mov file, with H.264 coded, progressive.

Deadline is September 16, 2014.