La Guarimba International Video Contest 2021

La Guarimba International Video Contest 2021

CALL FOR ENTRIES 2021 – SUBMIT YOUR SHORT FILM IN LA GUARIMBA

La Guarimba is a film festival and a cultural organisation situated in the southern Italian region of Calabria with the aim of bringing the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema.

We work with cinema and illustration using culture as a vehicle to promote our values of participatory democracyintegration and accessibility.

Guarimba, in venezuelan indigenous language, means “safe place”.

1. WHEN AND WHERE

-The ninth edition of La Guarimba International Film Festival will be held from 7th to 12th August 2021 in Amantea, Calabria, the wildest region of Italy.

2. TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

-Call for entries for Fiction, Animation, Documentary, Music Videos, Experimental and La Grotta dei Piccoli Children’s Animation is open.

-Short films of any nationality and language can participate.

-All themes are allowed.

-The maximum length will be 30 minutes (including credits).

-Only those films produced after January 1st of 2019 will be accepted.

-All formats will be accepted.

-There are no limits to the number of entries a filmmaker may enter, but these have to be submitted separately.

-La Guarimba does not require premiere status: your film can be online or can be in competition in other film festivals in Italy. Our goal is to bring the cinema back to the people and the people back to the cinema, which means that we want to reunite the audience with films and not to create obstacles in any way.

3. SUBMISSION FEES AND DATES

EARLY DEADLINE: September 15th of 2020
REGULAR DEADLINE: March 10th of 2021
LATE DEADLINE: March 31st of 2021
OFFICIAL SELECTION ANNOUNCEMENT: May 26th of 2021

FICTION
EARLY FEE: €7.5
REGULAR FEE: €15
LATE FEE: €30

ANIMATION
EARLY FEE: €7.5
REGULAR FEE: €15
LATE FEE: €30

DOCUMENTARY
EARLY FEE: €7.5
REGULAR FEE: €15
LATE FEE: €30

MUSIC VIDEOS
EARLY FEE: €7.5
REGULAR FEE: €10
LATE FEE: €30

INSOMNIA – EXPERIMENTAL
EARLY FEE: €7.5
REGULAR FEE: €15
LATE FEE: €30

LA GROTTA DEI PICCOLI – Children’s Animation
EARLY FEE: €7.5
REGULAR FEE: €10
LATE FEE: €30

-NOTE: If you are a distributor, please contact us before submitting.

-Any short films that do not meet the requirements will not be accepted.

-You are only considered for the category you submit your film to. If you submit your film in the wrong category, please contact us to make the change.

-You can submit your film to more than one category but each submission must be done separately.

4. SELECTION PROCESS

-Around 70 films will be selected to be screened at the festival and will be part of the following competitions: FictionAnimationDocumentaryMusic Videos and INSOMNIA – Experimental.

-In partnership with UNICEF ITALIA we will create La Grotta dei Piccoli Children’s Animation program with 100 films selected in a competition program for children.

-99% of the festival competition programme is made from the submissions we receive. Sometimes we offer waivers to films that we watch in other festivals but is very unlikely.

-We don’t select films based on which awards or selections they had, nor how many social media followers the director or the actors has. We select films based on their quality.

-Selected filmmakers will be contacted via mail.

-Those short films that have been selected cannot leave the contest and they have to provide:

  • Clean Screener (without subtitles burned-in) in Apple ProRes 422 (HQ recommend), 1920 x 1080, 48 kHz 24-bit audio, .mov wrapper.
    Image: Please make sure that your film does not open/finish with a colour bar or extended blackness.
  • The English subtitles are just requested if your film is selected, not in the selection process.
  • Subtitles file (.srt) or dialogue list in English and Italian (The festival will help with the Italian subtitles if the participants provide an English or Spanish subtitles file in .srt or a dialogue list).

-The festival will not accept PenDrives and will not return any screener.

-Selected shorts will be provided with the selection laurel logo from La Guarimba International Film Festival. Directors are free to use it.

-The festival will notify if your film is not selected using the platforms Filmfreeway and/or Shortfilmdepot. Participants will find a selected list on our website, in the Italian press, in social networks and we will send by email a newsletter with all the information. We recommend you to subscribe it.

-The festival will invite and provide hosting and food to all the directors in the official competition. The festival does not cover travel expenses nor pays screening fees.

5. THE JURY 

-The jury will include professionals from the cinema world, television, media, teaching and there will be always be a filmmaker.

-The juries decision will be irrevocable.

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