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Gijon International Film Festival

Gijón International Film Festival.

About

The Gijón International Film Festival aims to present the newest trends of young cinema worldwide. Films made by or for young people but, above all, films that reflect creativity, independence and innovation.

Some of the most prestigious professionals in independent filmmaking have attended the festival, as subjects of retrospectives and homages, such as Paul Schrader, Aki Kaurismäki, Todd Haynes, João César Monteiro, Todd Solondz, Tsai Ming-liang.

Program

  • OFFICIAL SECTION
  • “RELLUMES” (SPARKLES) SECTION
  • “ENFANTS TERRIBLES” SECTION
  • “ANIMAFICX” SECTION
  • SIDEBARS

The Festival programme will include Outlines, Seasons, Retrospectives, etc. of films adding certain cultural elements considered to be interesting for young spectators and the general audience as well.

During the Festival many other events take place, such as courses, round tables, meetings with the directors as well as concerts and music live parties.

Awards

INTERNATIONAL JURY. OFFICIAL SELECTION OF SHORT FILMS AND FEATURE FILMS.

  • "PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS" Prize for the Best Feature Film (25.000 €uros)
  • Prize for the "BEST DIRECTOR"
  • Prize for the "BEST ACTRESS"
  • Prize for the "BEST ACTOR"
  • Prize for the "BEST SCRIPT"
  • Prize GIL PARRONDO for the "BEST ART DIRECTION"
  • Prize for the “BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY”
  • Prize for the “BEST ORIGINAL SCORE”
  • "SPECIAL JURY PRIZE"
  • "PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS" Prize for Best Short Film (6,000 €uros)

YOUTH JURY. OFFICIAL SELECTION:

  • YOUTH JURY PRIZE for the Best Feature Film (5,000 €uros)
  • YOUTH JURY PRIZE for the Best Short Film (3,000 €uros)

“ENFANTS TERRIBLES”. Audience Award:

  • Films for children up to 12 years-old (4.000 Euros)
  • Films for young people aged 13 years-old and older (8.000 Euros)

AUDIENCE AWARD “RELLUMES” SECTION: 7.000 Euros for the Best Film among those selected for this competitive section.

“ANIMAFICX” AWARD: a cash prize of 10,000 €uros

“DÍA D’ ASTURIES” AWARD For Best Short Film: a cash prize of 4,000 €uros.

AUDIENCE AWARDS (without cash prizes):

  • “FORO JOVELLANOS” AWARD FOR BEST FILM IN THE OFFICIAL SELECTION
  • The Rellumes Section award
  • The Gran Angular section award
  • The Gran Angular Asturias award
  • BEST ASTURIAN SHORT FILM award

Rules

  • Films produced after January 1 st , 2015 are eligible.
  • OFFICIAL SELECTION: films that have been commercially released, publicly screened or shown at another film festival or at any film event in Spain prior to their official presentation at Gijón Film Festival are not eligible to participate in the Official Selection in competition.
  • ENFANTS TERRIBLES: Category is specifically aimed at children and teenagers. Only feature films not released commercially in Spain, are eligible for competition.
  • DOCUFICX. Documentary films unreleased in Spain.

Features and shorts opting for selection in both competitive and non-competitive sections can be submitted in the following ways:

  • DVD sent to us by post along with the festival´s entry form duly filled in and signed, including the name, address and contact details of the person or company submitting the film.
  • Online submission via Festhome or Movibeta.

The Festival Organization will cover an insurance policy for all the prints from the moment these are handed to the shipping company until they are returned to the participant. Any claim regarding the condition of prints returned must be made within one month after it’s returned.

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

Nacho Carballo, Director

Programmers: Jorge Iván Argiz, Yolanda Eiroa

Festival awards are decided upon by an International Jury (made up of at least 5 professionals from different countries), a Young Jury (50 young people between 17 and 26 years of age) and, since 2005, a FIPRESCI jury.

Documents

Place

Spain
Gijón

Official website

en.fic.gijon.es

Contacts

Address:

FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE GIJÓN
C/ Cabrales, 82
33201 Gijón, España

Phone: (34) 985 18 29 40
Fax: (34) 985 18 29 44

Email: info@gijonfilmfestival.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    June 15, 2018
  • Enfants Terribles Deadline
    August 24, 2018
  • Deadline for the rest of sections
    September 19, 2018
  • Event dates
    16 — 24 November 2018
Categories & Fees

Animated short films (under 30 mins).

  • Enfants Terribles Deadline — €10
  • Deadline for the rest of sections — €10

Animated feature films (more than 60 mins).

  • Enfants Terribles Deadline — €30
  • Deadline for the rest of sections — €30

Films under 30 mins.

  • Enfants Terribles Deadline — €10
  • Deadline for the rest of sections — €10

Films (more than 60 mins).

  • Enfants Terribles Deadline — €50
  • Deadline for the rest of sections — €50

Only feature films (more than 60 mins ) aimed at children and teenagers.

  • Enfants Terribles Deadline — €50
  • Deadline for the rest of sections — €50

Documentary films more than 45 minutes long.

  • Enfants Terribles Deadline — €30
  • Deadline for the rest of sections — €30
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