Regulations of the 46th edition (2018)

46th HUESCA INTERNATIONAL FILM FEST

International Short Film Competition
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I. AIMS

1. Huesca International Film Festival aims to promote cinematographic culture through short film by discovering innovative work in this field.

 
II. ORGANIZATION

2. It is organized by Fundación Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca.

3. The 46th edition of Huesca International Film Festival will be held from 8th to 16th June 2018 and it will consist of the following competitions:

– IBEROAMERICAN CONTEST (SPAIN, LATIN AMERICA AND PORTUGAL)

– INTERNATIONAL CONTEST (OTHER COUNTRIES)

– DOCUMENTARY CONTEST (ALL COUNTRIES)

 
III. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

4. The festival is open to fiction, documentary, animation and experimental short films. Though there are no thematic restrictions, TV series and tourism oriented or advertising short films are excluded.

5. Entrants may submit as many entries as desired. The inscription fee for each short film will be 2 Euros (apart from Festhome platform service cost).

6. Short films entered must have been produced after January 1st, 2017, and have never been submitted to this festival in former editions.

7. Films will be submitted in their original language, if other than Spanish or English, films shall be compulsorily subtitled in Spanish or English.

8. Maximum length shall not exceed 30 minutes, except for documentary short films, that may run up to 40 minutes.

9. Fiction and animation short films coming from Iberoamerican countries will be registered in the Iberoamerican Short Film Contest. Those awarded in that competition will participate afterwards in the International Contest, along with those short films selected by the Selection Panel.

10. A pluralistic and qualified selection panel will shortlist short films participating in the three contests. The contact person provided by the application form will be informed about the result of this selection.

 
IV. SUBMISSIONS

11. All short films submitted shall conform to the following standards:

Submission deadline is Thrusday February 22nd, 2018. Deadline expires at 00:00 A.M. of the next day, in Central European Time CET (UTC + 1).

– Submission shall be online via “Festhome” at www.festhome.com, all compulsory fields must be filled in. Platform related expenses and the festival inscription fee will be borne by participants.

– Entrants have to open an account on Festhome and upload the video file in the specified format (an .mp4 file encoded with the codec H.264 at a bit rate between 1250 Kbps and 1750 Kbps), with inlaid English subtitles in case the original versions are other than Spanish or English.

– Those entrants with a problematic online submission due to geographical location and conflicts in their countries, may apply to participate in the short film contest via the following email address: peliculas@huesca-filmfestival.com

 
V. SELECTED FILMS, DELIVERY AND PROJECTION COPIES

12. All shortlisted films shall compulsorily send a screening copy with no subtitles and, separately, the subtitles file in Spanish or English (SRT format).

13. In case the information was not previously uploaded on Festhome, shortlisted entrants shall send a file to peliculas@huesca-filmfestival.com with an EPK (Electronic Press Kit) consisting of:

– Three photographs or frames representative of the film and a picture of the director. The most suitable format shall be a digital file, 300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF approximately sized 10 x 15 centimetres.

– Director’s bio-filmography to a maximum of 600 characters.

– Original dialogue list or subtitle files in English (SRT, STL, TXT, etc.).

– A three minutes long trailer for promotion purposes at a minimum 720p resolution H.264 encoded at a bit rate between 10,000-15,000 kibts/s.

14. Entrants authorize the Festival organization to broadcast fragments of these shortlisted films in any media so as to promote the Festival. The Festival may equally use movie and director pictures for press and other media, as well as for the festival catalogue. Delivery of the EPK implies total acceptance of these conditions.

15. Shortlisted films will take part (unless authors indicate otherwise) in the online edition of Huesca Festival At Home, through Festhome on demand video platform (ondemand.festhome.com). Short films will be available at least during the festival’s official dates and up to a maximum of one month. The profits obtained will be distributed as follows: 70 % for the participating short films, 30 % for Festhome LTD. Festhome is to settle the corresponding amount to each short film.

16. Screening copies of selected films must compulsorily be at the Festival office before April 3rd, 2018. The files shall be sent through a FTP service made available to the authors by the festival. Delivery date shall be reported to the organization at the email address: peliculas@huesca-filmfestival.com. The non-compliance with this requirement will result in the exclusion of the entered film.

17. Shortlisted films must be presented on DCP digital media without embedded subtitles. Subtitles will be accepted as VF ‘Version File’, linked to original DCP or in SRT format.

The Festival reserves the right to request additional screening copies in other formats according to technical requirements.

18. Shortlisted films shall be recoded for its final projection, adding English or Spanish subtitles, and will finally be screened in DCP format.

19. Authors or right holders shall not receive any payment for the screening of the shortlisted works during the festival.

20. Selected films will become part of the archive of Fundación Festival Internacional de Cine de Huesca and therefore private access for educational or research purposes will be granted.

21. Return costs of non-awarded films will be borne by the organization, if necessary.

22. Screening of any film might be refused in case it might not guarantee a mandatory good technical quality for proper public viewing.

 
VI. TV AND INTERNET BROADCASTING

23. Participation in the Festival implies the authorization to broadcast clips of the film on TV channels and internet.

 
VII. JURY

24. The juries of every contest will grant the prizes and trophies amongst all the short films selected for the official section of the three contests.

25. The jury decision will be final, their members ensuring to keep their decision in the strictest confidence until the prizes have been officially awarded at the Festival closing.

 
VIII. PRIZES
 
IBEROAMERICAN SHORT FILM CONTEST

It will take place during the course of the Festival, and following official prizes will be awarded:

– 1st Prize · IBEROAMERICAN DANZANTE: Five thousand Euros cash prize and trophy.
It will automatically be ranked to enter the Short Films category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Hollywood for the corresponding season.

– CACHO PALLERO IBEROAMERICAN DANZANTE: Two thousand Euros cash prize and diploma.

– ALBERTO SÁNCHEZ FIRST WORK IBEROAMERICAN DANZANTE: One thousand Euros and diploma.
The Youth Jury will award Best Iberoamerican First Work – that is, 1st or 2nd film.

 
INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM CONTEST

It will take place during the course of the Festival, and the following official prizes will be granted:

– 1st Prize · INTERNATIONAL DANZANTE: Five thousand Euros and trophy.
It will automatically be ranked to enter the Short Films category of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – Hollywood for the corresponding season.

– JINETE IBÉRICO ANIMATION INTERNATIONAL DANZANTE: Two thousand Euros and trophy.
Awarded by INSTITUTO DE ESTUDIOS ALTOARAGONESES.

– FIRST WORK INTERNATIONAL DANZANTE: One thousand Euros and trophy.
Granted by Fundación Anselmo Pié Sopena. The Youth Jury will award it to a 1st or 2nd film.

– FRANCISCO GARCIA DE PASO HUMAN VALUES AWARD: Diploma to best Short film to stand out the defence of human values.

 
DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM CONTEST

It will take place during the course of the Festival, and the following prizes will be granted:

– 1st Prize · DOCUMENTARY DANZANTE: Five thousand Euros and trophy.

– JOSÉ MANUEL PORQUET IBEROAMERICAN DOCUMENTARY DANZANTE: Two thousand Euros and diploma.
Best Short Film Documentary produced in an Iberoamerican country, unless Danzante Award may have been granted to an Iberoamerican production, in which case it would then be conferred to the second most highly valued Iberoamerican film by the corresponding jury.

 
THE AUDIENCE AWARD

The Audience Award will be granted by Aragón Televisión according to the following considerations:

– Any shortlisted work may be awarded.

– It will be granted by means of the audience weighted voting.

– ATV (Aragón Television) will buy the broadcasting rights (900 Euros worth) of the awarded work, as well as promote and broadcast them: copyright holders’ consent shall thereby be requested.

 
IX. PRIZES GUIDELINES

26. None of the aforementioned prizes can be awarded ex aequo nor remain vacant.

27. Prizes are conferred to film directors, except in the case of works produced by film academies, schools or other cinematographic teaching institutions.

 
X. ADDITIONAL CONCERNS

28. Once the Festival is over, awarded short films –or those accredited by special mentions- might be broadcasted in educational and cultural programmes, on a non-profit-gaining basis, after prior notification to the authors.

29. Participants are responsible for not violating the rights of third parties involved in the entered film production.

30. By entering, entrants of the contests agree to comply with these regulations.

31. Huesca International Film Festival will decide on any eventualities not mentioned in these regulations and their decision will be final.

32. These regulations are published in Spanish, English and French. The Spanish text will be considered the reference text whenever any interpretation doubt may arise.

 

Huesca, January 24, 2018