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Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, 8-16 July 2017, Portugal



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The 25th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, taking place from 8 to 16 of July 2017, announces the call for entries for new short films produced in 2016 or 2017, within the duration limit of 60 minutes, in film (35mm or 16 mm) or digital (DCP or vídeo files).

 You can submit your new films in the following competitions: 

  • - International (fiction, documentary and animation);
  • - Portuguese (Portuguese films of fiction, documentary and animation);
  • - Experimental (films that defy narrative and technical conventions);
  • - Music Videos (music videos for Portuguese bands or artists, or directed by Portuguese authors until 30 minutes);
  • - Curtinhas (films for kids until 30 minutes);
  • - Take One (school films, until 30 minutes, by Portuguese film students, national or in film schools abroad). 

ELIGIBILITY

Animations, documentaries, fiction films, experimental films and music videos, in film (16mm and 35mm) or digital (DCP or video files), produced in 2016 or 2017, no longer than 60 minutes (unless noted exceptions), are admitted to the various competitions.

COMPETITIVE SECTIONS AND AWARDS

Jury of Portuguese and International Competition The jury of Portuguese and International competitions, composed by a maximum number of 5 recognized professionals to be designated by the festival board, will attribute the following prizes:

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

  • - Great Prize (for the best film in competition);
  • - Animation Award (to distinguish an animation film in competition);
  • - Manoel de Oliveira Award (to distinguish a documentary in competition);
  • - Fiction Award (to distinguish a fiction film in competition).
  • - Vila do Conde Short Film Nominee for the European Film Awards (nomination for the best European short film).

PORTUGUESE COMPETITION

  • - Best Portuguese Short Film Award (for the best film in the Portuguese competition);
  • - Best Director Award (to distinguish a director in Portuguese Competition).

The films of the Portuguese Competition also run for the International Competition Awards

AUDIENCE AWARD

In addition to the prizes awarded by the jury of Portuguese and International Competitions, the festival’s audience will award two films through ranked voting, choosing the best film of the International Competition and the best film of the Portuguese Competition, in both cases corresponding to the highest average:

  • - Audience Award – International;
  • - Audience Award – Portuguese.

EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION

This competition is dedicated to experimental films, particularly those that will reveal new approaches to moving images and the development of the language of Cinema. The jury of this competition, composed by a maximum number of 3 recognized professionals, to be designated by the festival board, will attribute the:

  • - Best Experimental Film Award.

MUSIC VIDEOS COMPETITION

Dedicated competition to music videos of bands or artists of Portuguese origin or produced by Portuguese authors, up to 30 minutes, with a specific jury also composed by a maximum number of 3 recognized professionals to be designated by the festival board, will attribute the prize for:

  • - Best Music Video.

TAKE ONE! COMPETITION

Dedicated to films up to 30 minutes, directed by Portuguese students, enrolled in Portuguese Universities or in cinema schools or filmmaking courses abroad. The jury of this competition, composed by a maximum number of 3 recognized professionals to be designated by the festival direction, will attribute the:

  • - Take One! Award.

CURTINHAS COMPETITION

This competition is dedicated to children’s films rated over three years old, and up to 30 minutes. The jury is composed of a large group of children aged from 7 to 13 years old, which will attribute the:

  • - Curtinhas Award.

DEADLINES AND SUBMISSION FEES AT CURTAS.PT

International, Experimental and Curtinhas Competition Submission deadline: 7th April 2017.

Submission Fees:

  • - completed and paid entries till 18th January 2017 – 7,00 euros;
  • - completed and paid entries from 19th of January till 16th March 2017 – 9,00 euros;
  • - completed and paid entries from 17th of March till 7th April 2017 – 12,00 euros.

Portuguese and Music Videos Competition Submission deadline: 22nd May 2017.

Submission Fees:

  • - completed and paid entries till 18th January 2017 – 7,00 euros;
  • - completed and paid entries from 19th of January till 16th March 2017 – 9,00 euros;
  • - completed and paid entries from 17th of March till 22nd May 2017 – 12,00 euros.

Take One! Competition Submission deadline: 22nd May 2017. Free submission.

For more information please click "Further Official Information" below.


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Publish Date
January 27, 2017




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