III EDITION OF THE ARMADIÑA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

Call for entries for the III edition of the Armadiña Short Film Festival. It will be held

from 13th to 19th November 2017 at Poio.

Awards & Prizes

BEST SHORT FILM “Golden Anchor”: “Golden Anchor” trophy + 1000 €
PUBLIC AWARD “Silver Anchor”: “Silver Anchor” trophy + 500 €
ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD: “Special Animation Anchor” trophy + 500 €
ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT FILM AWARD: “Special Environmental Anchor” trophy + 500 €
BEST VIDEOCLIP AWARD: a certifying trophy + 300 €

Rules & Terms

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1. The Festival will be held from the 13th to the 19th November 2017 at Casal de Ferreirós (Poio). The Festival is open to international applicants and submission is free of charge. The main aim of this edition is to integrate the deaf community.
2. There is no limit to the number of short films an individual, film production or film promotion company can enter.
3. Promotional and advertising films are not eligible. The juries will exclude any film which may be offensive or discriminatory (based on race, sex, religion, natural origin, physical disability, sexual orientation or age).
4. The Festival consists of four sections: the Official Section, the Environmental Section, the Animation Section and the Videoclip Section.
OFFICIAL SECTION
5. The Official Section is open to short films completed after 1st January 2016 and not submitted to the Festival in previous editions.
6. The maximum running time of the films will be of 20 minutes, including titles and credits.
7. The short films must be submitted in one of the official languages from the Iberian Peninsula. All films must be subtitled in Galician or Spanish in order to integrate the deaf community.
8. All film genres are accepted.
ENVIRONMENTAL SECTION
9. The Environmental Section section is open to films completed after 1st January 2015.
10. The maximum running time of the films will be of 20 minutes, including titles and credits.
11. The short films must be submitted in one of the official languages from the Iberian Peninsula. All films must be subtitled in Galician or Spanish in order to integrate the deaf community.
12. This section is open to short films which depict our environment or everything that surrounds us, which involves natural, social and cultural values presents at a specific time and place and which affects or conditions our way of life and our planet.

ANIMATION SECTION
13. The Animation Section is open to animated short films completed after 1st January 2015 and not submitted to the Festival in previous editions.
14. The maximum running time of the films will be of 20 minutes, including titles and credits.
15. The short films must be submitted in one of the official languages from the Iberian Peninsula. All films must be subtitled in Galician or Spanish in order to integrate the deaf community.
VIDEOCLIP SECTION
16. The Videoclip section is open to musical videoclips completed after 1st January 2016 and not submitted to the Festival in previous editions.
17. The maximum running time of the films will be of 10 minutes, including titles and credits.
18. The videoclips must come from bands or artists speaking Galician language.
REGISTRATION
19. Short films should be submitted via the online platform https://filmfreeway.com. The submission period will be open from 1st June to 1st August 2017. Although participating in the Festival is free, platforms may charge a fee for processing the registration.
20. In order to be preselected, short films must be uploaded in the following format:
Digital format: .mov, mp4 or .ogv
Minimum resolution: 480p
Audio: AAC or OGC
Embedded subtitles (Galician or Spanish)
Files must not exceed the 2 GB size.
21. The uploaded files will become part of the collection of ACDeM Armadiña and the municipality of Poio. The organization undertakes to use these copies exclusively for its own cultural, non-commercial purposes.
22. The short films selected for competition will be announced on the Festival website (http://curtas.armadinha.gal) approximately one month before the start of the Festival.
23. The screening format will be .mov, .ogv or mp4, FULL HD resolution 1920×1080p; AAC or OGC audio; Galician or Spanish subtitles embedded.
24. Once being chosen, the responsible for the audiovisual work must send a file with a EPK (Electronic Press Kit) including:
- A teaser of the chosen work for promotional purposes
- An advertising poster and three frames or photographs (300 ppp) representing the work
- A synopsis written in Spanish, Portuguese, Galician or English
- One photograph of the director with the characteristics mentioned above
- Director's biography
- List of film awards
- Website and links to social networks, if existant
- Age rating
25. By submitting a short film and thus agreeing to these terms and conditions, the owners of the short films grant the organization permission to exhibit the short film –with exclusively cultural, non-commercial purposes at all times– as part of the different special activities they may organize after this edition of the Festival.
JURIES
26. Each Section will have a different jury who will select the winners of each section:
MAIN JURY - The main jury will be composed of professionals from the cultural and audiovisual industry, as well as members of the organization. The members of this jury will choose the best short film in the Official Section and the main prize of the Animation Section.
ENVIRONMENTAL JURY – The environmental jury will be composed of members of Galician environmental groups. The members of this jury will choose the best short film in the Environmental Section.
YOUNG JURY – The young jury will be composed of Poio students between 15 and 17 years old. The members of this jury will choose the best videoclip.
PUBLIC JURY – After each sesion, the festival participants will be able to vote the films screened. There will be a voting booth on the way out of the projection room. The best film according to the public will be granted a “Silver Anchor”.
27. The jury may declare that the prize will not be awarded and has the right to decide on any matter not explicitly covered in these terms and conditions.
AWARDS
28. Awards and mentions established are:
BEST SHORT FILM “Golden Anchor”: “Golden Anchor” trophy + 1000 €
PUBLIC AWARD “Silver Anchor”: “Silver Anchor” trophy + 500 €
ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD: “Special Animation Anchor” trophy + 500 €
ENVIRONMENTAL SHORT FILM AWARD: “Special Environmental Anchor” trophy + 500 €
BEST VIDEOCLIP AWARD: a certifying trophy + 300 €
29. Prizes are subject to the taxes and regulations established under Spanish law.
30. The members of the organization cannot submit any short film to the competition.
31. It is not compulsory for the authors of the awarded short films to attend the Awards Ceremony, which will be held on the 19th November 2017. Nonetheless, applicants are required to submit an acceptance speech video along with the short film when registering for the official, animation and environmental sections.
32. The award trophies are pieces of sculpture specially designed for the Festival.
COMMUNICATION AND EXHIBITION RIGHTS
33. The organization reserves the right to use some extracts of the chosen short films for promotional purposes (frames, posters, etc.), which may be shown when promoting the Festival (programme, posters, social media,press releases, etc.).
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
34. The organization assumes that the applicants own the rights to the films that they submit and the right to grant all of the authorizations, rights and licenses. Under no circumstances will the organization be liable in any way for any violations that may result from the ownership of the films in any case.
35. By submitting a film to the Festival, the applicant authorizes the organization to exhibit the film during the festival run. The individual or company submitting the film warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.
36. The Organizers reserves the right to cancel, modify or suspend the programme of the Festival at any time.
37. Participation in the III Armadiña Short Festival constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.