International Unseen Festival “Filme Sozialak”


Years running: 14 (since 2009)

International Unseen Festival “Filme Sozialak”

International Film Festival dedicated to social issues.


The Festival offers the chance to know the hard facts of different realities around the world where gender inequity, sistematic violation of human rights, lack of social justice, interculturality, solidarity, cooperation and environment issues are shown.

Millions of people are affected by these subjects, but they are usually left aside from conventional screens. The Festival is an opportunity to continue working for a fair and sustainable Human Development. The Festival has also achieved gender parity in its participation for the third year in a row.


  • Human Rights Award (2000€)
  • Best work by a woman Award (2000€)
  • lnterculturality Award (2000€)
  • Gender Equality Award (2000€)
  • Sustainable Development Award (2000€)
  • Best work in Basque Language Award (1000€)
  • Student Award (2000€)
  • Audience Award (2000€)
  • Unseen Films-Film Sozialak Award (2,000€)


  • All works shall issue social nature subjetcs on the basis of the mentioned needs: gender and women issues, topics on environmental concerns, collective and human rights, poverty, interculturality, any sort of violence report, etc.
  • Works in competition must have been made after January 1st, 2020.
  • They must fit any of the themes of the festival categories.

Works can get to the festival by three different ways:

  • Through Festhome and ClickForFestivals platforms (supports HD formats). You will need to complete the appropriate registration form and upload the film, except that it is already registered on the site, then simply register it to the appropriate category.
  • Via Vimeo (with download permission), or Youtube.
  • By mail. Send to the festival the copy on DVD, PAL or NTSC formats. If the work is selected you can provide another copy in HD format. 

Subtitles language: Spanish

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

KCD-NGO Kultura, Communication y Desarrollo.




Official Website



Office of the International Unseen Film Festival “Film Sozialak”: Kultura, Communication y Desarrollo KCD
Beurko Viejo, pabellón 38, oficina 12
48902, Barakaldo - Bizkaia,

Phone/Fax: +3494 602 46 68 

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 03, 2022
  • Deadline
    May 01, 2022
  • Notifications
    July 31, 2022
  • Event Dates
    13 — 20 October 2022
Categories & Fees

Human rights: the struggle for respect, promotion and wide warranty of individual and collective human rights, fundamental freedoms and all those works that promote an opposition to the authoritarian, elitist, racist, xenophobic, homophobic political movements and any form of discrimination or those that denounce the causes of poverty and social exclusion.

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