XV Videominute International Contest 2015-2016, University of Zaragoza, Spain

Publish Date: Feb 12, 2016

Deadline: Apr 07, 2016

Regulations Videominute International Contest


The Area of Culture of the Dpt. of Culture and Social Affairs of Universidad de Zaragoza, with the collaboration of CineMaremagnum, wants to announce the regulations for the XV Videominute International Contest with the purpose of stimulating creation in the domain of video-creation and animation, according to the following regulations:



The contest is open to videocreators of all nationalities with no age restrictions, individually or in group. Each competitor can submit from 1 to 5 works with the main characteristic that each work presented must last a maximum of 1 minute (60 seconds) including credits. Works lasting more than one minute will be discarded. Works must must have been never awarded a prize in other competitions.
The subject of the works is free, and both fiction and animation works can be submitted.

IMPORTANT: All those works presented in a language different from Spanish, must be subtitled in Spanish or in English.


WAY 1: Through internet:

-Press here to fill in the application form and to upload your video

WAY 2: Presencial delivery or by postal mail:

Also with two possibilities:

A) DVD recorded in DVD standard PAL region 2 or universal format (Video ts_file).

B) DVD or CD with a video file in, with any of the following codecs: video_ts file, mpeg2, mpeg4, avi, mov or wmv. High resolutions, with a maximum of 1280 X 720 pixels, are recommended, with a frequency of 25 fps.

-Each work will be submitted in one single DVD or CD, in a box or envelope that will include the application form or a copy of it, with all the fields properly filled in. This contest form can be obtained pressing here.

-Our postal address is:

Universidad de Zaragoza. ‘Certamen Videominuto’
Edificio Paraninfo
Área de Cultura.
Pza. Paraíso, 4
50005 Zaragoza

- Each competitor can submit a maximum of 5 videominutes.

Videominutes must be sent or presented by 7th of April 2016 (certified by the post office stamp).


The members of the jury will be selected by the Dpt. of Culture and Social Affairs of Universidad de Zaragoza amongst videocreators and experts of national and international prestige. This jury will complete with its experience and opinion the possible omissions or doubts that could arise in the selection process. The jury reserves the right not to award the prizes if no work is deemed to be worthy. The decisions taken by the jury shall be final.
The best 25 works, as a maximum, will be selected to pass to the final and this condition of finalist will be communicated to the respective authors.
Prize-giving and projection of winners will be reported to all those interested and it will be made public through general means of communication.


The winners will be awarded with a diploma and with the following prizes:

- 1st Prize VIDEOMINUTO 2015-2016: 1.000€
- 2nd Prize VIDEOMINUTO 2015-2016: 700€
- 3rd Prize VIDEOMINUTO 2015-2016: 400€

*These prizes are subject to tax deduction according to Law.


The winners will authorize Universidad de Zaragoza to record, compile, reproduce and broadcast the presented pieces preserving their rights as creators of their works.
In the different editions, recordings or public performances of the winning works should be mentioned ‘XV Videominute International Contest. Universidad de Zaragoza’.
The organization will not be responsible neither of the eventual damage of the works nor of the rights derived from the materials used for the creation of the videominutes and in this case.
Non selected works will be destroyed.


The application to take part in and to present works for the competition implies the knowledge and full acceptance of the present regulations.

1-Área de Actividades Culturales. Universidad de Zaragoza.

Phone.: 34+ 976 762608/09.



Phone.: 34+ 976 589545 / 34+ 609756702.

E-mail: info@cinemaremagnum.es Web: www.cinemaremagnum.es

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