Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente de Elche

44th Elche International Independent Film Festival.
From July 16 to 23, 2021.
-Rules-

The screening place will take place in the “Hort del Xocolater” park (Elche).

These places may vary according to the conditions of the Covid-19 pandemic and the information will be updated when the time comes with the measures and capacity recommended by the health authorities.

This is an extract from the rules. The full updated text must be downloaded and read in its entirety.

(*) Provisional document. It may be modified before the festival starts

New key dates
of this edition

Deadline for the admission of short films: from the date of publication of these rules until 23:59:59 (Spanish time) on May 17, 2021.

Selected communication Official Section.

Once the short films that will form part of the Official Section are known, the Organization will contact the Author / Producer / Distributor to request the high-quality screening copies that will have to be in their possession before the end of the first fortnight of July 2021. And optimally about three weeks before the start of the projections.

Communication of the calendar of the Screening Agenda: In the first fortnight of July 2021.

Projections of the Mostra´t Sections (non-competitive): From July 16 to 22, 2021 between 9:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. (Spanish time).

Screenings of the Official Section: From July 16 to 22, 2021, from 9:45 p.m. (Spanish time). Place of the projections of the Official Section and the Mostra´t sections: “Hort del Xocolater” Park and in Arenales del Sol Beach.

Closing: July 23, 2020, at 22:00 (Spanish time).

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Who can participate?

Any natural person over 18 years of age, any legal person, may participate and / or compete, regardless of nationality. There is no limit to short films with which a same Author / Producer / Distributor can participate.

What kind of short film
can participate?

The Author / Producer / Distributor can present all the short films that they want and that have been produced after January 1, 2019.

How do I participate?

Important: The Author / Producer / Distributor can present all the short films that they want from the date of publication of these rules and until 23:59:59 p.m. (Spanish time) on May 17, 2021 on the official associated platforms:

 Festhome ,  Click for Festivals  y  Movibeta 

 There the bases of this edition of FICIE will also be available in Spanish and English.

At the time of registration the Author / Producer / Distributor will have at their disposal a menu to choose from in the category they want to register their short films.

The Organization will contact all the participants from the closing of the registration period and once all the registered short films have been registered and screened to confirm or not their effective participation in this edition.

All doubts may be resolved in:

Correo electrónico: festivalelche@cajamediterraneo.es
Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/festivaldecine/
Twitter: @festivalelche

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When, what, and where
short films are projected?

The Selection Jury will select the short films that will be part of the Official Section. Their decision will be known in the second fortnight of June 2021. 

The FICIE Organization will publish in its written media, online and on social networks, the calendar and the projection schedule.

The FICIE Organization will publish in its written media, online and on social networks, the calendar and the projection schedule.

What categories of contestants are there?

Fiction Category: Those who register in this category will be Spanish and international Fiction authors who want to apply for:

Prize "Fundación Mediterráneo" for Fiction Short Film.

"Ayuntamiento de Elche" Award for Best Fiction Short Film.

Best International Short Film Award.

"Luis García Berlanga" Award for the Best Short Film.

Animation Category: Those who enroll in this category will be Spanish and international Animation authors who want to apply for:

Prize for the Best Short Film.

Prize for the Best Internationa Short Film.

"Luis García Berlanga" Award for the Best Short Film.

Documentary Category: Those who register in this category will be Spanish and international documentary authors who want to apply for:

"Extraordinary Fundación Mediterráneo" Award for Documentary Short Film.

Award for Best Documentary Short Film.

Best International Short Film Award.

"Luis García Berlanga" Award for the Best Short Film

Fes Curt Category: Those productions that come from authors from the Valencian Community or from producers based in that Autonomous Community and that only want to compete for the Best Short Film Award of the Valencian Community or "Luis García Berlanga" Award for the Best Short Film.

They can be works of Fiction, Animation or Documentary and preferably in Valencian language or subtitled in it.

Novel Author Category: Both Spanish and international authors who have made up to their third short film and who want to compete for the:

Ccineclub “Luis Buñuel” Award Best Novel Author.

 International Best Short Film (non-spanish authors).

"Luis García Berlanga" Award for the Best Short Film (spanish authors).

They can be works of Fiction, Animation or Documentary.

Mobile Film Maker Category: Both Spanish and international authors whose production has been made using a smartphone will be eligible. It can be fictional or documentary.

What prizes and collaborations are offered?

“Fundación Mediterráneo” Fiction Short Film Award, is endowed with 2,500 euros, lady's trophy and the pre-selection to the 36th edition of the Goya awards 2022, so only Spanish authors can apply.

“Fundación Mediterráneo” Documentary Short Film Award, is endowed with 2,500 euros, lady's trophy and the pre-selection to the 36th edition of the Goya awards 2022, so only Spanish authors will be eligible.

Best Animation Short Film Award, of any nationality. It is endowed with 2,000 euros and lady trophy.

Best Documentary Short Film Award, of any nationality. It is endowed with 2.000 euros and lady trophy.

International Best Short Film Award, is endowed with 1.000 euros and lady trophy. It can be chosen in any of the categories and nationality (not Spain).

“Fes Curt" Best Short Film Award in the Valencian Community, endowed with 500 euros and lady trophy. Which can be chosen in any of the categories and whose production comes from authors from the Valencian Community (Spanish region) or from production companies based in that autonomous community and preferably in Valencian language or subtitled to that language.

"Cineclub Luis Buñuel" Best Author Novel Award, endowed with 500 euros and lady trophy. Which can be chosen in any of the categories. Both Spanish and international authors who have made up to their third short film can apply.

Mobile Film Maker Award, endowed with 500 euros and lady trophy. They can be either fiction or documentary, and both Spanish and international authors whose production has been made by smartphone can apply. The winner of the mobile film maker award enters directly as a finalist in the cine phone smartphone film festival and will be among the candidates for the future European for best short film award made with smartphone.

“Hort del Xocolater" Audience Award, endowed with 500 euros and lady's trophy to which those Spanish and international short films that are part of the FICIE's official section can apply. The award will be given to the short film that receives the most votes from the audience attending the screenings of the official section in the “Hort del Xocolater” park between July 16th and 22th, 2021.

FICIE  Originals Award, to which students of the communication degree of “Miguel Hernández” university of Elche will opt, who will make a TV series project. The award is endowed with 1,000 euros and a lady's trophy with the award as an aid for the production of the project. All the information about this call for entries is included in the document attached to these rules "call for entries FICIE school pitch award" which will appear on the Miguel Hernández university website, on the official FICIE website at www.festivalcineelx.es.

"Luis García Berlanga" Awardd for the Best Short Film, in any category.

It is endowed with 1,000 euros, the Lady Trophy to which only Spanish authors can opt.

Fundación Mediterráneo, as the organizer of FICIE, wants to reward the short film that maintains the spirit of irony, satire and sharpness, typical of the Berlanguian style, which are characteristics of a way of being and living that characterized this genius of cinema Spanish.

Any prize obtained is exclusive of all others, except the “Hort del Xocolater” Audience Award.

What is done with the short films and the personal data stored?

The Author/Director/Distributor of the works presented in the competition declares that they are of his authorship, direction and production and that, being original, they are free of claims from third parties.

Without prejudice to the use and marketing that the Author/Director/Distributor makes of the awarded work, the Organization will be entitled to:

All personal data will be deleted from the official platform in Festhome, Click for Festivals y/o  Movibeta, and only the e-mail addresses of those registered for the FICIE edition will be kept for the purpose of communicating new editions.

Those registered for the newsletter on FICIE’s official website will also be used for this purpose.

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How and when are the prizes paid?

The FICIE Organization will contact all the winners to indicate the payment conditions. The Organization undertakes to make the payment within a maximum of three months after having the corresponding information, with the following exceptions

If the Organization is unable to contact the winner(s) within this period, the amount of the prize will be returned to the Fundación Caja Mediterráneo as the organizer of FICIE.

If the Organization is unable to make the bank transfer due to international trade embargoes

 

What about sending the Trophies

The Organization of FICIE will send the trophies not collected at the Closing Ceremony by means of an international courier service provided by SEUR.

After the completion of this edition, the Organization will contact the Author/Producer/Distributor to request their postal address and telephone number.

If the Organization cannot contact or have a postal address to properly deliver the trophies of the authors who could not come to collect them, they will be returned to the “Caja Mediterráneo” Foundation, which will keep them on deposit. The same will apply in the event that there are commercial embargoes in the destination country and delivery cannot be made.

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This is an extract from the bases. The full text must be downloaded and read in its entirety.

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