MANIFESTO What is Craft Cinema?
Craft products are associated with sophisticated taste, multifaceted flavours, quality ingredients, a personal touch, passion, and copious talent involved in the production process. All of this applies to craft cinema in particular. It is a result of boutique microproduction that lacks the support of big industry and important institutions but fights for its independent viewpoint.
Craft means auteur cinema par exellence created by people who often sacrifice their sleep and private lives for the sole sake of expressing what they could not leave unexpressed.
Its common features include:
- auteur point of view;
- distinctive personal style;
- high quality of all its components with attention to details;
- off-"big industry";
- not (or scarcely) supported by mainstream institutions;
- independently and self-produced;
- with limited distribution (not necessarily but it often happens).
Such stylistic and production "restrictions" often suppose micro-budget as well, but the budget amount is not a defining criteria.
The most important characteristic of craft cinema is that it comes straight from the heart. And this is priceless.
Awards & Prizes
Audience price will be given to the film that our audience has enjoyed the most. It will be our audience the ones with the power to select the winning film.
Price to be announced in a couple of months.
Rules & Terms
DIY, indie , micro-budget independent and self-financed international FEATURE FILM ONLY -
NO DOCUMENTARY - NO SHORT -
All genre : animation, fiction, fantastic, horror, experimental
MAXIMUM DURATION OF FILM 60' to 120' MAXIMUM - OTHERWISE SUBMISSION DISQUALIFIED - thank you
SUBTITLES : SPANISH PREFERABLE + ENGLISH
No preview screening of the film in Barcelona, Spain.
The film cannot be on display to be viewed on online platforms in Spain.