Years running: 9 (since 2013)


International short film festival.


Protesta is a short film festival on social criticism and environmental issues which will be held in Vic. It comprises of a competition section and a reflection day.


  • Motivate society to expose social and environmental injustices by using short films.
  • Create a specific platform for the launch and circulation of protest short films.
  • Give voice to authors so they can expose the contents of their films.
  • Strengthen the educational aspect through conferences, panel discussion and talks
  • Promote a participatory atmosphere where everyone who wants to participate can contribute their point of view.
  • Using screenings and online dissemination techniques such as video and social media networks in order to reach as many people as possible.
  • Spread critical social and environmental cinema throughout the world.
  • Awaken critical thinking of children through documentary films, movies and similar activities.
  • Work from the festival for the social transformation.


  • Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Film: 1000 €
  • Jury Award for Best Short Fiction: 1000 €
  • Audience Award: 500 €

The 25% of each finalist’s cash prize must be donated to a non-profit association or entity, which will be chosen by the winner


  • The length can not exceed 30 minutes
  • Each participant may submit more than one film
  • The short films submitted in the competition can contain any topic linked with social criticism
  • Films must be submitted through the submission form at the Festival Protesta Website or the platforms Festhome or Clik for festivals

Subtitles language: Spanish or Catalan

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website



Associació Festival Protesta
Passeig de la Generalitat 19 3-1 - 08500 Vic, Barcelona


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 01, 2021
  • Deadline
    April 15, 2021
  • Notifications
    September 15, 2021
  • Event Dates
    15 — 24 October 2021
Categories & Fees

Fiction, Documentary and Animation under 30 minutes.

  • Deadline — €6
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