RIZOMA is a unique international festival that combines cinema, art, music, conferences and a commitment to the community to build each edition around a central concept.

Like the rhizome itself, RIZOMA is interconnected, interdependent, and not hierarchical. RIZOMA values ​​that the different branches of culture feed and inspire each other. We believe in the horizontality of a rhizome, that is why it is important to bring together emerging and established artists so that some feed on others and of course the public as one more part of the festival.

Known for having brought creators of the stature of David Lynch and John Waters to Madrid for the first time, RIZOMA also stands out for its effort to bring to light the work of new Spanish artists.

Contemporary Surrealism Award

The call is open only to films with a production date after January 1, 2019 that have not had a traditional distribution in cinemas, that have not been commercially distributed or that have not been broadcast on television in Spain.

• Films of any nationality and without language limitation may be presented.
• Registration must be made by the person or entity that has the rights to exhibit in Spain. If there is not, it may be registered by the sales agent or the producer who has said rights.
• The minimum duration is 60 minutes.
• It will be valued positively if it is a European, national or Madrid premiere, respectively.
• It will be positively valued if the film has been previously awarded.
• As it is an international selection committee, all films must be subtitled in English. Films in other languages ​​will have to be presented with a version subtitled in Spanish and another subtitled in English for them to be rated.
• The registration fee is 40 euros per registered title.
• Each distributor will be able to present as many films as they want to the festival, having to make an individual registration for each one of them.

The priority of the Festival is the physical celebration of the same but, given the complications suffered by the COVID-19, its celebration can be assessed through online platforms if there are any impediments or limitations.

Selected projects:
There will be a maximum of 6 finalists.

Due to extraordinary measures, this year the screenings may take place at one of the festival venues, either in-person or digitally. In physical format it may be at Cineteca Madrid, Filmoteca Española, Sala Equis, Cines Golem, Sala Renoir, Cines Callao or any new venue that may join. In digital format: Filmin.es.
In any case, it will not affect the evaluation of the jury and the directors and producers will be able to choose the format, if possible.

The titles that were part of the Contemporary Surrealism 2019 section were:
Gaza, Monos, Dizzy Pursuit, The sound of silence, The hidden city and Anthropocene: The human epoch.

Registrations will be made exclusively through the FilmFreeway platform and must be made before 00:00 (GMT+1) on September 29, 2020. Copies on DVD or other physical formats will not be accepted.

Films invited by the festival management may be part of the selection. In this case, they must follow the same steps for registration.

Registrations will be made exclusively through the FilmFreeway platform and must be made before 00:00 (GMT+1) on September 29, 2020. Copies on DVD or other physical formats will not be accepted.

Films invited by the festival management may be part of the selection. In this case, they must follow the same steps for registration.

There will be only one film winning the Contemporary Surrealism Prize, and an ex-aequo prize can be awarded if the jury deems it necessary.

The II International Contemporary Surrealism Prize is valued at an economic prize of € 1,000. The endowment will be delivered to the distributor of the title or, in the case of not having a distributor, to the director.

To carry out the registration process, the following materials will be requested:
- Digital file of the film in Spanish with English subtitles, in any format, up to a maximum of 20GB (.mov, .mp4, .mkv…). If the original language is another, a copy will be provided with subtitles in English and Spanish. (required)
- Attach high resolution images and movie poster. (required)
- Technical file, short biography of / the director and / or producer and photograph (s) (mandatory)
- Low resolution images and movie poster (required)
- Trailer (optional)
- Press kit (optional)