The First International Film Festival of Madrid to promoting sensible cinema and intercultural dialogue.

Primer Festival Internacional de cine de Madrid dedicado a promover el cine sensible y el diálogo intercultural.

El cine aporta importantes elementos estéticos, narrativos y de disfrute pero también es un importante vehículo para llegar a los corazones y las mentes de todos, aportando historias y temas al mayor público posible. Las películas también pueden inspirar a la gente a participar y actuar.

Awards & Prizes

Guiño (Wink) Award-Best Feature Fiction……………………….. € 1.000

Guiño (Wink)-Award for Best Documentary Feature………. € 1.000

Guiño (Wink)-Best Short Film Award.....................................€ 500

Guiño (wink)-Award for the best film made with mobile... € 500

Guiño- (Wink)-Award for the best film on the subject migrations....€ 500

Guiño-
(Wink) -Award for best film for young audiences............ € 500
Guiño (Wink)-Award best film by a director who belong to a diaspora..............................€500
Award to Best Screebplay ................................................................ .€ 800

Rules & Terms

The regulation is automatically translated into 49 languages ​​in www.elojocojo.org/test2

El Ojo Cojo
International Film Festival
REGULATIONS
1. Purpose - El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival is devoted to fiction, documentaries and animation short-films and full-length films, in order to promote intercultural dialogue and integration of socially disadvantaged groups, spreading quality films that are not usually in the Spanish commercial market, but mainly raising awareness of the various facets of reality, trying not to fall into clichés. Thus, gradually the festival is intended as a discussion area for meetings and projects of mutual interest.
2. Organization - Organized by the NGO El Ojo Cojo which is dedicated to the promotion of intercultural dialogue and had been declared of Public Interest by the Council of Madrid. As such, El Ojo Cojo is a member of the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity and the Anna Lindh Foundation.
The Festival, which this year will take place on the second week of October, is independent and awards will be granted by the jury and by the public.
3. Sections – It will feature the following sections:
Official Section of competing full-length films:
Fiction: from 80 minutes on.
Documentary: from 60 minutes on.
Official section of competing short-films:
Up to 20 minutes.
(Films not meeting the requirements, but standing out for their quality or testimonial value may be selected to be shown out of competition).
Monographic sections and cycles that offer films of a high cinematic level and social commitment as well as aesthetic and discursive search, or films concerning a particular reality, may be grouped together by country, theme, movement, authorship or other criteria adopted by contest’s management. There will be no production deadline.
Films aspiring to award should have been completed or released after January 1, 2016 and not having applied for the festival in previous occasions. It is not an essential condition, even though not having participated in other Festivals will be considered positively.
4. Registrations - From November 9th at 10:30 am to July 2nd
Films will only be registered by their directors or with the expressed authorization for our festival signed by them. Registrations by distributors without the expressed authorization to be registered for our Festival by the director will not be accepted.
Invitations are only for filmmakers. No bulk mail by distributors will be accepted, unless they pay the registration for each film.
For the registration to be effective it is imperative:
A) To upload the film to any of the platforms listed at the end of regulations on the website.
B) To pay the registration fee via platforms within regular period:
Full-length films: €20
Short-films: €15
Once submitted, the sheet will have an affidavit and shall conclude that you know and accept this Regulation.
Once the preselection is reported, the following shall be submitted:
by e-mail:
◦        Code number to embed the trailer on the website
◦        Download link:
poster
A photograph of the film
A director’s photograph
A copy of the full-length film or short-film (.mov format) including Spanish subtitles, without encrypted code impeding them from being copied and WITHOUT WATERMARK (which constitute a reason for exclusion).
A copy of the film (.mov format) including Spanish subtitles (at least the .srt file in Spanish).
PLEASE DO NOT send by e-mail photos or other documents that we have not expressly requested to be sent by this means.
 5. Language – It is desirable that the films are presented in Spanish or including Spanish subtitles. If the version is not in Spanish or does not include Spanish subtitles, selection copy must include English subtitles and at the time of selection must be unfailingly accompanied by .SRT dialogues in Spanish or subtitled in Spanish (not meeting this requirement will constitute a reason for exclusion)
6. Exhibitions - Once registered and selected, the film will not be withdrawn from the program under no circumstances.
Exhibitions within the framework of the Festival will take place in Madrid the second week of November in different halls and alternative spaces as well as on the street. There will also be online shows and then exhibitions in different cultural spaces around Spain. The copies received will become part of El Ojo Cojo video library. Thus, they can be displayed in cycles in Sansueña Cultural Centre and be eligible for El Ojo Cojo alternative distribution. The film can also be selected to participate in El Ojo Cojo online channel, getting a significant percentage of the benefits.
7. Presentations - It is important for directors to make use of Festival's different spaces in order to promote his work.
8. Selected films will have the opportunity to access to exhibition and distribution in territories .tv,be purchased for its display in national television or participate in our online platform obtaining important benefits. For this reason it is essential for each title to be officially presented during the Festival, either by its Director or their representatives, in case the director could not attend.
9. Transport of the copies -   Shipment of the copies must be paid by the shipper.
DVD copies will not be returned.
If a copy of the film is shipped on material support, the shipper must inform by e-mail to elojocojo@gmail.com, about the number of air waybill, company, flight number and shipment

date. Shipping costs must be paid by the person who registered the film.
It should be indicated that the copy has no commercial value and declare a maximum value of US$ 15 for custom purposes.
If the cost of any shipment is debited to the Festival, it will be returned to its destination.
The festival does not cover the costs of returning the 35mm copies nor does it return any other type of copy or material.
10. Information material and advertising - The Festival must receive, unfailingly after selection, the advertising material of each film consisting of: press kit, posters and photographs of the authors as well as the embed code of its trailer that should be on youtube or vimeo. Thus, we provide as much information as possible to the international and local press to awaken the interest of general public for each film.
*Non-delivery of this material is not exclusive, but it will be beneficial for broadcasting it and increasing the number of spectators coming to watch the film.
11. Invitations - The Festival will make the necessary contacts to facilitate the stay and tickets for filmmakers who aspire to Jury prizes. These filmmakers, if requested in the period in which they are convened, will have the opportunity to present their films and make a call to the press, according to the possibilities that provide the supports and sponsors each year.
12. Broadcasting. El Ojo Cojo aims to give greater publicity and outreach to the films presented.
At the same time, El Ojo Cojo recommends films for local distribution in theaters.
El Ojo Cojo also carries a traveling exhibition with selections of the Festival in the Sansueña Cultural Centre and different cultural spaces. It will also seek to facilitate the participation of films in different friend festivals promoting knowledge of the work.
13. Seminars - One of the Festival's purposes is to facilitate discussion and exchange of cinematic experiences in an environment of cultural integration, for which seminars will be organized.
14. Preselection - It will be in charge of professionals selected and endorsed by the Festival.
15. Awards - Pending confirmation of funding sources, the festival jury will grant:
Wink Award for best fiction full-length film ......................................................€ 1,500
Wink Award for best Documentary ................................................................... € 1,000
Wink Award for best Short-Film .......................................................................... € 500
Wink Award for best movie made ​​with mobile phone............................................ € 500
Wink Award for best movie about immigration ..................................................... € 500
Wink Award for best film for child audience ......................................................... € 500
Public Wink
Award to Best Screebplay ................................................................ .€ 800
If the jury considered it appropriate, there may be special Winks consisting of certificates of recognition to the special qualities deemed noteworthy.
The diploma and money prize, if any, shall be shipped only to the director.
The films that received an award undertake to mention it in all advertising, posters and press materials, adding the logo of the Festival and respecting the exact wording of the jury's decision, condition sine qua non to be award creditor.
Indicators to evaluate films:
- Reality narrated
- Impact of the addressed issue
- Originality
- Management quality
- Environment in which it was made and its difficulties
- Adversities to carry out
- Script qualities
- Artistic quality
- Technical quality
16. General Provisions - Registration is a participation agreement of the film involving acceptance of the conditions of this Regulation. In cases for which no provision is made, the decision will be up to the Festival.
17. The Festival management will establish the order and date of exhibition of each film according to the showrooms.
All Festival correspondence should be addressed via Official mail to:
El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival
Ms. Amparo Gea
Tres peces street, no. 32
Zip code: 28012, Madrid
Tel/fax 0034 914293307
Website: www.elojocojo.org/test2
e-mail address: elojocojo@gmail.com

9 Reviews

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    James Carroll

    This was an amazing experience and a great festival. It was an honor to be selected and to be associated with them.

    November 2017
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    Deepak Sharma

    Very good film festival for aspiring filmmakers. It is very very supportive

    November 2017
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    Berkay Hasbay

    I haven't got any comment for festival.

    November 2017
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    Marcello Cotugno

    unfortunatley I cfould not go fo rwork issues and what a pity! I won best short film. award!
    I think this is a great chance for different cinema to spread around different context and I really appreciate their policy.

    November 2016
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    Alex Jimenez

    Great festival and, most important, great people!

    November 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Muchas gracias , Alex
    Sigamos en contacto!!!