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LesGaiCineMad

International gays and lesbians film festival.

About

LesGaiCineMad is the most important LGTB Film Festival in Spanish Speaking countries, in terms of scope, quantity of movies and spectators.  Being one of the film festivals with more audience from the Community of Madrid and one of most covered by the Spanish Press after San Sebastian and Malaga. LesGaiCineMad has a Digital Catalogue of more than 3000 independent movies that is the major archive of films on affective diversity subject in Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries. 

Awards

Audience Awards

  • Best Spanish Film (from any section): 1000€
  • Best Film Directed by Women (from any section): 1000€
  • Best Feature Film (Official Section and Panorama International): 3000€
  • Best Documentary: 1000€
  • Best Documentary Short: 500€
  • Best Fiction or Experimental Short Film: 500€

Jury Awards

  • FEATURE FILM OFFICIAL SELECTION
    • Best Feature Film
    • Best Director
    • Best Acting
    • Best Screenplay
  • SHORT FILM OFFICIAL SELECTION
    • Best International Short Film: 500€
    • Best Spanish Short Film: 500€
    • Best Experimental Film or Videoart Piece
  • DOCUMENTARY OFFICIAL SELECTION
    • Best Documentary
    • Best Documentary Short: 500€
    • Best Spanish Documentary
    • Best Direction

Rules

  • Festival accepts submissions of Feature Films, Short Films, Videoart, and Documentaries that are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexual or queer themed.
  • Films must have been copyrighted no earlier than 2016.
  • The works must not have previously premiered in Spanish cinemas, been broadcast on Spanish television or made available to the public on the Internet in Spanish territory prior to the festival

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Films may be submitted through the Filmfreeway and Movibeta platforms (these platforms can have a cost for the festival).
  • Also they can be sent by an online screener along with the completed application form and specified materials, without any cost, to films@lesgaicinemad.com. (3 stills of the Film, a picture and short bio of the director, and Spanish or English subtitles in a .srt file).

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director — Gerjo Pérez Meliá
  • Artistic director — Miguel Lafuente

Documents

Place

Spain
Madrid

Official website

lesgaicinemad.com

Contacts

Address:

Meléndez Valdés 52, 1ºD
Madrid, Madrid 28015
Spain

Email: 
programacion@lesgaicinemad.com

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    March 15, 2018
  • Earlybird Deadline
    May 31, 2018
  • Regular Deadline
    June 30, 2018
  • Late Deadline
    July 15, 2018
  • Extended Deadline
    August 15, 2018
  • Notifications
    October 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    25 October — 10 November 2018
Categories & Fees

60 minutes minimum

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Extended Deadline — $20

Documentaries of any length and any nationality

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15
  • Extended Deadline — $20

Fiction, Documentaries, Animation and Videoart Short Films up to 30 minutes

  • Earlybird Deadline — $2
  • Regular Deadline — $5
  • Late Deadline — $7
  • Extended Deadline — $10

Documentaries of any length from Spain

  • Earlybird Deadline — $2
  • Regular Deadline — $5
  • Late Deadline — $7
  • Extended Deadline — $10

Short Films up to 30 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $2
  • Regular Deadline — $5
  • Late Deadline — $7
  • Extended Deadline — $10
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