Years running: 34 (since 1991)


International Fantastic Film Festival.


FANCINE – FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL of the UNIVERSITY OF MÁLAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of feature and short films of Fantastic genre under all its variants (Fantasy, Science Fiction, Horror) as well as other similar genres (adventure, thriller, experimental, etc.). Therefore, as a non profit organisation, the University of Málaga aims at offering the audience the development ofthis film genre as well as backing better understanding between peoples and different cultures through film creation. This festival is willing to promote cinema among the student population making this event attainable and universal.


The Official Jury will grant the Awards below:

  • University of Málaga Award for Best Feature Film, with a cash prize of €9.000
  • Best Director
  • Best Actress
  • Best Actor
  • Best Original or Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Photography
  • Best Special Effects
  • Best Soundtrack

The Young Jury, formed by young university students will grant the awards of:

  • Public Universities of Andalusia Award for Best Fiction Short Film, with a cash prize of €3.000;
  • Public Universities of Andalusia Award for Best Animation Short Film, with a cash prize of €3.000;
  • Selection of the Best European Fantasy Short Film for the GOLD MÉLIÈSAWARD.

And, by Audience Jury:

  • Audience Award for Best Feature Film — 1000 euros
  • Audience Award for Best Live Action Short Film — 500 euros
  • Audience Award for Best Animation Short Film— 500 euros


  • The titles in competition must be produced after 1st of January 2023 and not commercially screened in cinemas in Spain. Films can compete for the Festival awards irrespective of their participation in any other Spanish or foreign festivals;
  • Fancine will consider feature film every film longer than 60 minutes. 
    The running time of competing Short Films must not exceed 15 minutes
  • The participation of feature films in the competition section will require the prior invitation from Fancine organisation.
  • Fantastic genre: fantasy, science fiction, horror... as well as other similar genres (adventure, thriller, experimental, etc.)
  • Fancine accepts entries via FilmFreeway only

Selection Media Type: online

Screening Media Type: 

  • Feature Films: DCP preferably. 
  • Short Films: HD digital file following encoding settings: video codec H.264, minimum resolution of 720p, (.mov preferably)  or DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: Spanish

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.




Official Website



Vicerrectorado de Cultura. Universidad de Málaga.
Bulevar Louis Pasteur, 23. Campus de Teatinos
Málaga, Málaga 29010

Phone: +34 95-195-3071


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 06, 2024
  • Deadline
    July 14, 2024
  • Notifications
    October 08, 2024
  • Event Dates
    13 — 21 November 2024
Categories & Fees

Films up to 15 minutes

  • Deadline — €1

Films up to 15 minutes

  • Deadline — €1
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