La Guarimba brings the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema! Our 2018 call for short films will be open from July 1st to March 15th 2018. Please read the regulations before submitting your short film.1. WHEN AND WHERE
-The sixth edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival will be held from 7th to 11th August 2018 in Amantea (Calabria), southern Italy.2. TERMS AND CONDITIONS
-Call for entries for Fiction, Animation, Documentary, and Music Videos is open.
-Short films of any nationality and language can participate.
-All themes are allowed.
-The maximum length will be 30 minutes (including credits).
-Only those films produced after January 1st of 2016 will be accepted.
-All formats will be accepted.
-There are no limits to the number of entries a filmmaker may enter, but these have to be submitted separately.
-The submission fee is €15 for short films and €5 for music videos.3. SUBMISSION
REGULAR DEADLINE: March 15th of 2018
LATE DEADLINE: March 31st of 2018
-We are not accepting submissions by post or email.
-Any short films that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.4. SELECTION PROCESS
-20 films of Short Film category, 10 Documentaries, 20 Animation films and 5 music videos will be selected to be screened at the festival and will enter the contest.
-Once these short films are selected, participants will be contacted through their email accounts.
-Those short films that have been selected cannot leave the contest and they have to provide:
- Screener in Apple Pro Ress 422 without subtitles attached.
- Subtitles file (.srt) or dialogue list in English and Italian (The festival will help with the Italian subtitles if the participants provide an English or Spanish subtitles file in .srt or a dialogue list).
-The festival will not accept PenDrives and will not return any screener.
-All selected short films are committed to using the selection logo from La Guarimba International Film Festival.
-The festival will not notify if your film is not selected. It will be a selected list in our website, Italian press, social networks and we will send by email a newsletter with all the information. We recommend you to subscribe it.
-The festival will invite and provide hosting and food to all the directors in the official competition. The festival does not cover travel expenses.5. THE JURY
-The jury will include professionals from the cinema world, television, media, and teaching.
-The juries decision will be irrevocable.
-The jury is committed to giving away the following prizes:
Best Fiction Award (1000 euro+Trophy)
Best Documentary Award (1000 euro+Trophy)
Best Animation Award (1000 euro+Trophy)
Best Music Video (300 euro+Trophy)
Audience Award (Trophy)
-The prizes will be given away at La Guarimba International Film Festival’s closure.
-Award winners that are NOT present will have their award(s) shipped to them at the winner’s expense. They also can find it at the festival’s office every time they want.6. MATERIAL AND RIGHTS
-All copies presented in this contest will not be returned and will be part of the contest archive and video library. La Guarimba International Film Festival is committed to exclusively use these copies for cultural purposes and never in a commercial way. Every year, we organize La Guarimba On Tour to bring our shorts to more audience.7. REGULATIONS ACCEPTANCE
-By submitting, the participants agree to all regulations set out in these guidelines. Producers, distributors and other people or organizations submitting a film must ensure that any third parties connected to the production agree to its participation in the festival.8. IRANIAN DIRECTORS
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REMEMBER: Submit your short film from July 1st to March 15th 2018.
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