Zinetika is a multidisciplinary festival that explores the relationships between dance and audiovisual arts, body and technology, creating together in search of different artistic experiences. The Festival hosts proposals of dance films, performance, installations masterclasses and workshops around this theme.

All this makes Zinetika a platform for cultural experiences shared by organisations and creators from different artistic fields and origins, both local and international. The festival is held in Pamplona, San Sebastian and Bilbao (Spain).

Best Film Zinetika 2023: 300 €
Best Director Zinetika 2023: 300 €

K award: Distribution of the film by screening it in different film venues that screen films by other independent directors to give them the opportunity to show their work and reach a wider audience in collaboration with Kresala Zinekluba.

Otras Luces award: The award-winning films are screened on the citadel of Pamplona at the Otras Luces festival organized by the city council of the city.

The films that are selected for Zinetika will receive 100 € for exhibition rights for the screening of the films at our festival and further programs organized with Zinetika Festival.

The films that will be part of the Zinetika Official Selection will be projected in the three cities where the festival will take place this year; Pamplona, San Sebastian and Bilbao.

General rules and regulations 2023

Submission of a film constitutes acceptance of the Entry Rules & Regulations.

1-The applicant submitting the film acknowledges that he or she has obtained consent from any and all owners, creators, writers, producers and/or other authorized representatives of the film. This consent is required to submit the film to Zinetika Festival. The organization reserves the right to interpret the bases.

2- Submission fees are NON-REFUNDABLE.

3-Zinetika is based in 3 cities and the festival tries to create "embassies" in order to promote dance films and the artist’s work. Besides the official festival screening, the selected films can be screened in other locations, cities and countries. Artists will always be notified about these screenings. The artists and its films will always be treated with the maximum respect they deserve.

4-Participation terms and conditions
• The call is open to filmmakers/collectives of any nationality, which may present one work or more.
• Works must be visual creations for dance/movement and vice versa, of a maximum duration of 20 min. Videos that only record a dance show are excluded from this call.
• There is no production year limitation
• The works must be original and all rights must be held by the authors.
• Submissions must be made through this platform.
• The selection will be made by a professional jury and the resolution of the commission will be final.
• The selected works will become part of the festival’s video library.

Required materials

If selected, following materials need to be provided to the festival within a maximum period of 10 days from notification date:

• Full HD, Ultra HD or 4K. Codec: H264. Format: MP4
• Ratio: 16:9 o 4/3 depending on the source
• AVG Bitrate: 10MBPS or more
• Sound: 5.1 AAC 48Hz 320 or stereo. (Only 1 audio layer mixed)
• Framerate: 24 or 25fps
• Also accepted: Master ProRes HD 422 5.1 and/or 2.0 at 25fps or 24 fps
• Subtitles: Films with dialogue require Spanish subtitles. We can help you with the translation if needed, but you will have to provide the subtitle file (.srt file or the film file with burned subtitles)
• Film trailer (if available)
• Film poster and stills or photos
• Title and short synopsis
• Year, production country, duration
• Director and choreographer
• Social Media

Overall Rating
  • Noe Pignatto

    Muchas gracias a todo el equipo de Zinetika Festival por la oportunidad de participar con mi cortometraje en este hermoso festival internacional. Nos vemos en las proximas ediciones!

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Muchas gracias Noelia por tus palabras. Estamos deseando recibir futuros proyectos tuyos en las próximas ediciones de Zinetika Festival!

  • Un grand merci! Thanks for the great opportunity to show my animation/dance film at Zinetica. Three great venues and excellent communication! I strongly recommend this beautiful festival.

    April 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much Thomas! Zinetika Festival wish you all the luck for your future projects.

  • Igor Krasik

    Great international festival and great artwork! It was a pleasure to be a part of that and be represented at such a memorial place like Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao! Definitely highly recommended!

    March 2023
    Response from festival:

    Thank you very much Igor, it has been a pleasure to have Breakadventure at our festival!

  • Wonderful experience and an exciting opportunity

    November 2021
  • Blas Payri

    Zinetika is a very interesting festival, with an enthusiastic team dedicated to the dissemination and enjoyment of dance on screen. They also foster the creation of new works and workshops.

    November 2021