The Crappy International Movies in Sueca (CIM Sueca) film festival is a global competitive event aimed at low-budget audiovisuals, both independent and/or non commercial: namely, B and Z movies, trash, gore, underground, etc. The CIM is held by the «Cultural Association for the Second Law of Thermodynamics» in the town of Sueca, Valencia.

We hope to stimulate countercultural audiovisual initiatives to spotlight independent productions which focus on creativity, medium love and sheer fun over technical requirements leading to a ban from commercial mainstream. We aim to establish the CIM as a meeting venue for the unassimilated, the rebellious and the free minds of the audiovisual underworld!

The acronym CIM (which is peak in Catalan) means that, the top of the mountain, the vertex of the iceberg, the summit of the mound. The peak of dung which form the works most battered by the establishment.

Awards & Prizes

a) Prize SHIT (Suecan Horrorous Incoming Trophy) short films (for works no longer than 30 minutes), worth €300.
b) Prize SHIT (Suecan Horrorous Incoming Trophy) feature films (for works over 30 minutes in length), worth €300.
c) MORRALLA award for the worst feature film: 150€:
d) MORRALLA award for the worst short film: 150€.
h) CIM Sueca’s management may award any other prizes or special mentions, with no cash prize at all.

Rules & Terms

CIM Sueca welcomes any individual, firm, association or group form to participate in the festival, with no restriction regarding age, language, ethnicity or any other kind whatsoever.
Entries must be low-budget, independent or non-commercial films, ideally B to Z series, bizarre, campy, DIY, exploitation, freak, gore, kitsch, trash, underground or unclassifiable productions, either fiction or non-fiction, as long as it revolves or pays homage to such genres.
Works in any format and length are allowed.
Those works in a language other than Valencian or Spanish must be subtitled in either one or supplied with a timed dialogue list to undergo translation.
Entries can be submitted by filling in the form at www.cimsueca.com and providing a download link to the file: authors or copyright owners shall provide the highest quality export, were it to be screened.
Physical media can also be mailed the old-fashioned way to:
SUECA TELEVISIÓ
ELS PORXETS
CARRER DEL SEQUIAL 3
46410 – SUECA
(VALÈNCIA) – SPAIN
The deadline for submission is April 2, 2017. For works sent by snail mail, sending date will be considered.
CIM Sueca team, consisting of cinema and TV professionals and aficionados alike, will do a first selection of the works at contest.
All those approved for showing at the festival are eligible to win the international award; in both occurrences, authors or owners will be notified per e-mail (or any other means) and the full listing will by published at www.cimsueca.com as well.
Participating films will be screened to the attending public during the festival grouped in evening showings with a common subject, either competing or not: CIM Sueca reserves the right to cancel any projection last minute, if deemed so.
CIM Sueca can create competitive and out of competition sections.
Awards are as follows:
a) Prize SHIT (Suecan Horrorous Incoming Trophy) short films (for works no longer than 30 minutes), worth €300.
b) Prize SHIT (Suecan Horrorous Incoming Trophy) feature films (for works over 30 minutes in length), worth €300.
c) MORRALLA award for the worst feature film: 150€:
d) MORRALLA award for the worst short film: 150€.
h) CIM Sueca’s management may award any other prizes or special mentions, with no cash prize at all.
All SHIT awards are voted by the public. All decisions are final. Money awards might be subject to local taxes. If the awarded person does not collect the award, it will be sent by postal mail and bank transfer, subtracting the expenses of management and delivery of the prize prize.
Submitted works (either digitally or phisically) won’t be returned, but will be archived in the festival’s vault. The festival vows not to make any commercial use out of them. Participating films might be broadcasted by local station and festival promoter SuecaTV, only if their authors agree beforehand.
Participants take responsibility for any possible complaints regarding rights of third parties in the works presented.
Any unforeseen circumstance will be resolved at the organization discretion.
Registration in the competition implies full acceptance of these conditions.

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    Noriel Jarito

    CIM Sueca is the Alpha and Huramentado is the OMEGA winner. More power to this film festival.

    February 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Noriel. Thank you very much for your kind words.
    Long life for filipino thrilling action films!
    Brutal

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    JUAN JOSE CEA ESCOBAR

    Muy buena comunicación y respuesta rápida!
    Sería genial que fueran más activos en las redes sociales el día de la proyección de la peli!

    Saludos!

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Hola Juan Jose
    Muchísimas gracias por tu valoración tan positiva y por tu crítica constructiva. Tenemos pocos medios pero trataremos de mejorar el uso de las redes sociales durante el festival tal como nos sugieres.
    Gracias por tu implicacion en el CIM-Sueca, te esperamos en futuras ediciones!
    Salud

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    Edgar Bernad

    Attending CIM Sueca was one of the greatest experiences as far as film festivals is concerned. It's a whole week of great cinema where attending a film theater becomes a totally new thrilling event that'll surround you in their nice environment. Great organization and very good vibes. It was a pleasure releasing our film here. Looking forward to attending again next edition.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    OMG Edgar!
    Thank you very much for your nice words. CIM-Sueca is really yours, of filmmakers and producers... and the audience, that often they're the same.
    We'll have you attending your festival for many years for sure, and we'll love to enjoy a lot of DeMarjal Productions here.
    Una abraçada per a Nules!
    Best

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    Sergi Páez

    As shitty as it should be. Well done, pals.

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Sergi
    You really understand CIM-Sueca mood.
    We'll be in touch for sure!

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    CHETAN LODHA

    I like the festival because they select my shortfilm

    October 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Chetan.
    You deserved it for sure.
    Thank you very much!