CINEPHONE 2020 9th Edition

0. NEW Special Category #StayAtHomeCinephone from April 1, 2020.

0. NEW 2020! Feature films are allowed. The rules are the same as for short films.

1. Cinephone is for filmmakers who make productions exclusively with Smartphone.

2. The festival is free theme organized in 4 categories -FICTION-DOCUMENTARY-MUSICAL VIDEO-ANIMATION.
Free theme in the special categoy #StayAtHomeCinephone.

3. There is no limitation on the number of films submitted by the same participant.

4. The submitted short films must be shot with smartphone and it's very important indicate smartphone brand and model.

5. It's allowed the use of mobile devices (drones, action cameras, etc) in a maximum of 10% of the total length of the short film. 20% in the special category #StayAtHomeCinephone.

6. It's allowed during the filming the use of external elements (microphones, lighting, dolls, etc.) and in the post-production the use of any software for editing or treatment of images.

7. Allowed formats: mov, wmv, avi, mp4 (h264), mkv. The short films must have a quality no lower than 1080p.

8. All persons or private spaces that appear in the short films must do so under their consent. We don't accept short films that containing discriminatory material and/or violate the dignity of persons.

9. The short films must be owned of the author or authors and unpublished earlier in this festival.

10. The participant must have the rights to use the music or soundtrack of the short film presented.

11. The short films must not exceed 15 minutes, credits included.
The Feature Films duration should be 40 to 90 minutes, credits included.
The special category #StayAtHomeCinephone allows from 30 seconds to 2 minutes.

12. The short films must submitted through the online platform FilmFreeway at following link: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/cinephone.

13. All non-English foreign-language films must be subtitled in English (and if possible in Spanish) The foreign-language films that are selected as finalists must be MANDATORY subtitled in Spanish.

14. The period for submission of short films is from January 1 to June 30, 2020. The films submitted after this date will not enter at current edition of the festival.

15. Participants agree Reproduction and dissemination of their short films with informative or promotional purposes related to the festival. Never ask for the rights of the short film, which at all times will be from the same participant.

16. To participate there is no age limit, but if the filmmakers are under the age of 18 it is mandatory to send an authorization signed by their parents or legal guardians to our email info@cinephone.es

17. The organization will not be responsible for the issues not covered in these rules.

*The Cinephone International Smartphone Film Festival requests a small contribution to all participants to cover the costs of managing the festival*

HOW TO
The organization will pre-select a maximum of 20 finalists short films over all the short films presented and 3 finalists Feature Films over all the Feature Films presented.

JURY AWARDS
A jury formed by professionals (outer to the festival organization) values the technical, narrative and originality and they decide:

- 1st Cinephone Grand Jury Prize (Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 700 approx.)

- Best Spanish Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Fiction Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Documentary Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Animated Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Music Video ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best FEATURE Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 700 approx.)

- Special Category #StayAtHomeCinephone (Filming accessories and direct access to the official Cinephone 2020 selection)

*The winner of the first prize will get direct access as a finalist of the 2021 edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche (FICIE) in its category MOBILE FILM MAKER http://www.festivalcineelx.es/

* Accessories awards offered by the following sponsors *
DREAMGRIP
MOONDOGLABS
SHOULDERPOD
INDIEVICE

SPECIAL MENTIONS
The organization of the festival among the best rated short films by the jury and if they consider it appropriate, they can decide who to grant the following mentions:

- Best Script
- Best Photography
- Best Direction
- Best Interpretation

0. NEW 2020! Feature films are allowed. The rules are the same as for short films.

1. Cinephone is for filmmakers who make productions exclusively with Smartphone.

2. The festival is free theme organized in 4 categories -FICTION-DOCUMENTARY-MUSICAL VIDEO-ANIMATION.

3. There is no limitation on the number of films submitted by the same participant.

4. The submitted short films must be shot with smartphone and it's very important indicate smartphone brand and model.

5. It's allowed the use of mobile devices (drones, action cameras, etc) in a maximum of 10% of the total length of the short film.

6. It's allowed during the filming the use of external elements (microphones, lighting, dolls, etc.) and in the post-production the use of any software for editing or treatment of images.

7. Allowed formats: mov, wmv, avi, mp4 (h264), mkv. The short films must have a quality no lower than 1080p.

8. All persons or private spaces that appear in the short films must do so under their consent. We don't accept short films that containing discriminatory material and/or violate the dignity of persons.

9. The short films must be owned of the author or authors and unpublished earlier in this festival.

10. The participant must have the rights to use the music or soundtrack of the short film presented.

11. The Short Films must not exceed 15 minutes, credits included.
The Feature Films duration should be 40 to 90 minutes, credits included.

12. The short films must submitted through the online platform FilmFreeway at following link: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/cinephone.

13. All non-English foreign-language films must be subtitled in English (and if possible in Spanish) The foreign-language films that are selected as finalists must be MANDATORY subtitled in Spanish.

14. The period for submission of short films is from January 1 to June 30, 2020. The films submitted after this date will not enter at current edition of the festival.

15. Participants agree Reproduction and dissemination of their short films with informative or promotional purposes related to the festival. Never ask for the rights of the short film, which at all times will be from the same participant.

16. To participate there is no age limit, but if the filmmakers are under the age of 18 it is mandatory to send an authorization signed by their parents or legal guardians to our email info@cinephone.es

17. The organization will not be responsible for the issues not covered in these rules.

*The Cinephone International Smartphone Film Festival requests a small contribution to all participants to cover the costs of managing the festival*

HOW TO
The organization will pre-select a maximum of 20 finalists short films over all the short films presented and 3 finalists Feature Films over all the Feature Films presented.

JURY AWARDS
A jury formed by professionals (outer to the festival organization) values the technical, narrative and originality and they decide:

- 1st Cinephone Grand Jury Prize (Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 700 approx.)

- Best Spanish Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Fiction Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Documentary Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Animated Short Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best Music Video ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 300 approx.)
- Best FEATURE Film ( Trophy + Filming accessories valued at € 700 approx.)

- Special Category #StayAtHomeCinephone (Filming accessories and direct access to the official Cinephone 2020 selection)

*The winner of the first prize will get direct access as a finalist of the 2021 edition of the Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche (FICIE) in its category MOBILE FILM MAKER http://www.festivalcineelx.es/

* Accessories awards offered by the following sponsors *
DREAMGRIP
MOONDOGLABS
SHOULDERPOD
INDIEVICE

SPECIAL MENTIONS
The organization of the festival among the best rated short films by the jury and if they consider it appropriate, they can decide who to grant the following mentions:

- Best Script
- Best Photography
- Best Direction
- Best Interpretation

AWARDS AND SHORT FILM SCREENING
September 26, 2020 in the Barradas Auditorium of L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
The Jury and/or the organization reserves the right to modify the rules or declare the contest void if it thinks fit
Taking part in the festival implies acceptance of these rules

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Despite a few hiccups, Cinephone was a fantastic virtual festival. I can only imagine what it must be like in person. I really appreciated the communication with the team as they helped make sure I provided everything they needed. I also love how they integrated interviews within online event with such enthusiasm and creativity. I am incredibly honored to have received best documentary short and recommend this festival regardless of the win.

    October 2020
  • ANDREA CASASECA

    GREAT!!!! Really nice communications! Such a great film fest that I can't wait to participate again! Thank you!!!

    October 2020
  • Levi Morris

    Cinephone - International Smartphone Short Film Festival was a lovely festival to be accepted into, even with all the craziness of Covid. The communication was wonderful, they responded to emails promptly, and I was never uncertain of when things were happening and how I could still participate from abroad.
    My only issue was because the festival takes place in Barcelona there was no way to translate the festival in real time so for most of the festival I was unaware what was being said. I'm not upset about it it was just an unfortunate draw back for those who don't speak Spanish because there was no way to translate in real time.
    But it really was lovely to be a finalist and the communication over email was some of the best I have had with festivals.

    October 2020
  • Stefen Harris

    I am so glad Our film Blue Moon was part of Cinephone. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful At every stage. The organisers courageously kept the festival running despite unprecedented world events. It is essential that we celebrate and embrace our creativity no matter what. Thank you Cinephone you are heroes. Stef Harris - Aotearoa New Zealand

    October 2020
  • Awesome festival and the award I received was beautifully made and just an honour to be a part of this great festival.

    December 2019