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.

16 Reviews

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    Producciones Caligari

    Que sou els millors, recollons!

    October 2017
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    Blue Entertainment

    Very Nice!
    Great Experience to work With CIM Sueca

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hi friends of Blue Ent.
    Thank to you for your kind support! We're lookinfg forward to work with you in further editions!
    best

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    Adam Baird

    A wonderful festival in a beautiful part of the world. Communication was excellent, the screenings were great and as I was lucky enough to attend, the hospitality was second to none! Can't rate high enough!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Adam
    Thank you for all you've done for the CIM. We'll wait for you soon. The best of making this festival is that we can meet people like you.
    Best
    Great person and friend

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    Domiziano Cristopharo

    Amazing fest, great people, I was very happy to have the film selected!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Domiziano
    Thank you so much for your gentle words. We wish to thank you for your involvement in the festival. Looking forward for news from you in furthers editions.
    best
    Josep

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    Alexander Lony

    Thank you for selecting our film!

    October 2017
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Alexander
    Thank to you for your support! We'll wait for your productions
    best