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41TH ELCHE INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM

FESTIVAL
JULY 13-20, 2018
CONTEST RULES

KEY DATES

 Admission of short films: from the date of publication of these contest
rules until 1 June 2018, at 12:00 p.m. (Spanish time)

 Visualization and online voting of the short films presented in Open:
from the date of publication of these contest rules until July 19, 2018,
at 23:59:59 (Spanish time)
● Communication short films selected for the Official Section: from June
20, 2018
● Sending of the digital files of the selected short films: In the second
fortnight of June of 2018
● Communication of the calendar of the Projections Agenda: as of July
6, 2018
● Opening: 13 July 2018 at 22:00 (Spanish time)
● Projections of the "Mostra´t" Sections (non-competitive): From 13 to
19 July 2018, between 21:30 and 22:00 (Spanish time)
● Projections in the Official Section: 13-19 July 2018, from 22:00
(Spanish time)
● Closing Ceremony : 20 July 2018, from 21.30 (Spanish time)
● FICIE screenings at Filmin: July/August 2018 (see section "FICIE
Channel at Filmin")
● The prize money is 13,500 euros

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Any natural person over 18 years of age or any legal entity may participate
and/or compete, regardless of nationality. There is no limit to the number of
short films a single Author/Producer/Distributor can participate in.

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WHAT TYPE OF SHORT FILM CAN PARTICIPATE?
The Author/Producer/Distributor may submit as many short films as he or
she wishes that have been produced after January 1, 2016.
The short films are audiovisual productions of up to 25 minutes and must
be fiction, animation or documentary in the supported video formats avi,
mov, mp4 and mkv and with a resolution of 1920x1080 and with a weight of
500 megas supported by the official website of FICIE and also on the
associated online platforms.
In the Mobile Film Maker category, the duration will be up to 15 minutes
and the video formats will be the same as the previous ones. They can also
participate through the associated online platforms described below.
Reduced, modified or extended versions of other short films will not be
accepted, nor may they have been presented in previous editions of FICIE or
under any other title. Commercial advertisements, videoclips or trailers of
other films or unfinished works (work in progress) are also not allowed.
If your language is not Spanish you will need to have the subtitles
inserted in Spanish. The FICIE online platform at www.festivalcineelx.es
supports separate srt subtitles.

HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
The Author/Producer/Distributor may submit as many short films as he/she
wishes from the date of publication of these rules and until 12:00
pm (Spanish time) on June 1, 2018 on the FICIE website at
www.festivalcineelx.es or on the associated online platforms described
below. We will NOT accept physical shipments via postal services and/or
courier services.
The online platforms associated in this edition are Click for Festivals,
Movibeta, Filmfreeway and Festhome. There you will also find the terms and
conditions of this edition of FICIE in English.
If the contestants wish to register through the FICIE website at
www.festivalcineelx.es they may opt for one of the two modalities of
participation after registering on the FICIE website:

● In Open: the works can be viewed in their entirety on the official
FICIE website for the purposes of viewing, voting and recognition.

● Restricted to the Jury: the contestant will expressly indicate that
he or she wishes his or her works to be seen only by the Jury and will
only be exhibited if they enter the Official Section.

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All the short films presented on the associated platforms will appear on the
official FICIE platform. All short films that wish to be shown only in the eyes
of the Jury will appear in the same way on the official FICIE platform at
www.festivalcineelx.es.
There is no need to upload digital files to the FICIE website: whether it is
Open or Restricted to the Jury, the Author/Producer/Distributor may also
"embed" or "copy and paste" directly their short films that are posted on
their Vimeo and/or Youtube profile directly on the official FICIE platform, as
discussed below.

● Embedding from Vimeo

The official FICIE application is also capable of embedding files from Vimeo,
as shown in the attached image. All you have to do is enter in the'Video ID'
field the numbers behind the video url that begins with
'http://.vimeo.com………
In the example https://vimeo.com/209266360 the ID of the video to be
annotated would be 209266360.

● Embedding from Youtube

The procedure would be very similar to the previous one. The ID of a video
on Youtube is the combination of numbers and letters that come after "v="
in the Youtube link in the browser bar: http.:///www.youtube.com/watch?
v=(here would be the ID)
For example: from this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?
v=rXvucVWWwm28, where rXvucVWwm28 would be the ID

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Both the official FICIE platform and the online partners do NOT distribute
these contents to third parties or display them on their websites without the
Author/Producer/Distributor's consent.
The Author/Producer/Distributor may at any time request the deletion of any
work he/she has submitted to the competition by sending an e-mail to
festivalelche@cajamediterraneo.es

In order to preserve the rights of the Authors/Distributors/Producers, at the
end of the 41st Edition of FICIE, all short films uploaded, both open and
private, to the FICIE website will be removed and links to the associated
online platforms will also be deactivated.

All questions can be answered at:
E-mail: festivalelche@cajamediterraneo.es
Twitter: @festivalelche
Facebook: https://es-es.facebook.com/festivaldecine/

At the time of registration, both on the official FICIE platform and in the
associated ones, the Author/Producer/Distributor will have at their disposal a
menu where they can choose the category and prize in which they wish to
register their short films.
The Organization will contact all participants to confirm or not their effective
participation in the 41 FICIE.

WHEN, WHAT SHORT FILMS ARE SCREENED AND WHERE?
The Selection Jury will select the short films that will form part of the Official
Selection. Its decision will be known as of 20 June 2018. All those who have
been finally accepted will be notified of their participation.
The projections of the Official Competitive Section and the Sections Mostra´t
(non-competitive) will be from 13 to 19 July 2018, from 21:30 (Spanish

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time) onwards, in the "Hort del Xocolater" Park and on “Arenales del Sol”
Beach.
The Sections Mostra´t (Mostra´t Jove, Mostra´t UMH and Mostra´t Elx) are
NOT competitive and have the objective of supporting short films made by
authors from Elche, associations, students of educational and university
centers Communication of the “Miguel Hernández” University in the city of
Elche. The aim is to promote the values of equality, integration and training
in local audiovisual production for future filmmakers and young people as
film consumers.
The FICIE Organization will publish the calendar and schedule of the
screenings in its written and online media and on social networks.

HOW IS IT PROJECTED?
Once the short films that will form part of the Official Section are known, the
Organization will contact the Author/Producer/Distributor to request high
quality projection copies that must be available before June 29, 2018.

The short films selected must be identical in length, content and title to
those presented on the official FICIE website and/or on its associated online
platforms. Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
The Organization is committed to the highest quality in the screenings and
to guaranteeing the satisfaction of the Author/Producer/Distributor. The
recommended minimum projected quality standard is a 1080 resolution and
a weight of 1.5 GB and in avi, mov, mp4 and/or mkv format.
The shipping method will be online: Dropbox, Google Drive, Onedrive,
Wetransfer, etc.) but in the case of sending originals of the highest quality
the Organization for the care of the materials sent.

FICIE CHANNEL IN FILMIN
The short films selected for the Official Selection will participate, if they
wish, in the online edition of the competition, through the film platform in
VOD Filmin, the Spanish reference of independent cinema. The short films
can be seen on this platform during the months of July and August 2018,
including the official dates of FICIE. The profits obtained will be
distributed as follows: 60% for short films; 40% for Filmin.
In order to be registered in this channel, the FICIE Organization will contact
those selected to obtain their authorization and request the digital files of

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the short films in the following formats: File containers:.mov,.mkv. File
encoding: ProRes 422 and 422 HQ, H264, AVI or DCP.
The entire programme can be followed at http://filmin.es/canal/festival-de-
elche

WHAT CATEGORIES OF CONTESTANTS ARE THERE?
Since its inception, FICIE has recognized the great diversity and richness of
short films. Each prize is associated with a category. No two authors are the
same as no two categories are the same. A short film can only be entered in
one category.
When registering their short films on the official FICIE platform at
www.festivalcineelx.es (or on the associated online platforms), the
Author/Producer/Distributor will decide in which category their short film
should be entered. However, the FICIE Selection Juries will have the
right to transfer short films that, according to their criteria, are not
in the corresponding category.

● Fiction Category: Those who enter this category will be Spanish and
international authors of fiction who wish to compete for “Fundación
Caja Mediterráneo” Award for Best Short Film, Elche City Council for
Best Fiction Short Film, Best European Short Film and Best Ibero-
American Short Film.
● Animation Category: Those who enter this category will be Spanish
and international animation authors who wish to compete for the Best
Animation Short Film, “Fundación Caja Mediterráneo” Award for Best
Short Film, Best European Short Film and Best Ibero-American Short
Film.

● Documentary Category: Those who register for this category will be
authors of Spanish and international documentaries who wish to
compete for the Best Documentary Short Film, “Fundación Caja
Mediterráneo” Award for Best Short Film, Best European Short Film
and Best Ibero-American Short Film.

● "Fes Curt" Category: Those productions that come from authors from
the Valencian Community (Spanish Region) or from production
companies based in that spanish region and that only want to
compete for the Best Short Film of the Valencian Community will
enter. They can be works of Fiction, Animation or Documentary.
These short films must be shot in Valencian language or have
Valencian subtitles.

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● Novel Author Category: Both Spanish and international authors who
have made up to their third short film and who only want to compete
for the award for Best Novel Short Film may apply. They can be works
of Fiction, Animation or Documentary.

● Guest Country Category. Israel: Fiction, Animation and Documentary
short films from the State of Israel are eligible for the Best Short Film
of the Guest Country Israel.

● Mobile Film Maker Category: Both Spanish and international
filmmakers whose production has been made using smartphones,
tablets or drones and who only want to compete for the Mobile Film
Maker Award may choose this category. It can be fiction or
documentary.

WHAT PRIZES ARE AWARDED?
"FUNDACIÓN CAJA MEDITERRÁNEO” AWARD FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM,
which can be chosen from among fiction, animation and documentary films.
It is endowed with 3,000 euros and the “Dama” Trophy, which will be
open to both Spanish and international short films.
This is the FICIE Extraordinary Award because, if it is a Spanish short film
and meets the requirements of the Spanish Academy of Cinematographic
Arts and Sciences in the Best National Short Film in any category, you will
have the right to automatically enter your short film in the shortlist for the
33rd edition of the Goya Awards in 2019.

"ELCHE TOWN COUNCIL” AWARD TO THE BEST FICTION SHORT FILM, which
can be Spanish or international and is endowed with €2,000 and the
“Dama” Trophy.

BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM AWARD, which can be Spanish or
international. It is endowed with 2,000 euros and the “Dama”
Trophy.

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM AWARD, which can be Spanish or
international. It is endowed with 2,000 euros and the “Dama”
Trophy.

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BEST IBERO-AMERICAN SHORT FILM AWARD, it is endowed with 1,000
euros and the “Dama” Trophy. It can be chosen from fiction, animation
and documentary. Short films will be available exclusively from Latin
American countries plus Brazil (not Spain).

BEST EUROPEAN SHORT FILM AWARD, it is endowed with 1,000 euros
and the “Dama” Trophy. It can be chosen from fiction, animation and
documentary. Short films from European Union countries only (not Spain)
are eligible.

“FES CURT" FOR THE BEST SHORT FILM IN THE VALENCIAN COMMUNITY
(SPANISH REGION) AWARD, with a prize of 500 euros and a “Dama”
Trophy. It can be chosen from among fiction, animation and documentary
films whose production comes from authors from the Valencian Community
(spanish región) or from production companies based in this región. These
short films must be shot in Valencian language or have Valencian subtitles.

“CINECLUB LUIS BUÑUEL" FOR THE BEST NOVEL AUTHOR AWARD, with 500
euros and the “Dama” Trophy. It can be chosen from fiction, animation
and documentary. Both Spanish and international authors who have made
up to their third short film may choose.

BEST GUEST COUNTRY SHORT FILM AWARD: ISRAEL, endowed with 500
euros and “Dama” Trophy. It can be chosen from fiction, animation and
documentary. Short films from the State of Israel only are eligible.

MOBILE FILM MAKER AWARD, with 500 € and “Dama” Trophy and the
selection as finalist in the Cinephone Film Festival for
Smartphones. They may be fiction or documentaries, to which both
Spanish and international authors whose production has been made using
smartphones, tablets or drones may apply.

"HORT DEL XOCOLATER" AUDIENCIE AWARD, with 500 € and a “Dama”
Trophy to which Spanish and international short films that are part of the
Official Section of the FICIE may apply and the work that receives the most
votes from the public attending the screenings of the Official Section in the
“Hort del Xocolater” Park between 13 and 19 July 2018 will be awarded.

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ONLINE AUDIENCE AWARD, endowed with the “Dama” Trophy, to which
both Spanish and international short films that are shown openly on the
official FICIE website at www.festivalcineelx.es will be eligible and the short
film that receives the most votes from the date of publication of these rules
and until 23:59:59 (Spanish time) on July 19, 2018 will be awarded. Only
users registered on the FICIE website at www.festivalcineelx.es will be able
to vote for the short films presented in open format. Non-registrants can
only view them.

The Organization reserves the right to cancel any vote cast fraudulently or
due to any manipulation of the voting system.
Any award won is exclusive of all others, except for the "Hort del Xocolater"
Audience Award.
The members of the Qualifying Juries have the power to change categories
to those short films that deserve to be awarded.
The Selection and Qualification Juries will be made up of members of the
“Cineclub Luis Buñuel" of Elche (founders of FICIE) and professionals from
the fields of production, direction, photography, university and design and
their verdict, which will be final, will be announced at the Closing
Ceremony on 20 July 2018.
All prizes will either be awarded to the authors or will be collected in their
place by persons designated by them and who can attend.
In order to protect copyrights, all participating works, both those submitted
free of charge and those that have only been submitted for the Jury's view,
will be eliminated after the Closing Gala and the closure of the website
www.festivalcineelx.es.

HOW ARE THE PRIZES PAID OUT?
The FICIE Organization will contact all the winners to indicate the payment
conditions. The Organization undertakes to make payment within a
maximum of three months of receiving the relevant information. If the
Organisation is unable to contact the winner(s) within this period, the
amount of the prize will revert to the “Fundación Caja Mediterráneo” as the
organiser of FICIE.
If the Organization cannot contact or has a postal address to properly
deliver the trophies of the authors who did not come to collect them, they
will be returned to the FICIE Organization.

AND THE LEGAL ISSUES?

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All the legal points are attached to the bases in the document that is on the
FICIE website, section "Legal Notices".
The Organization is exonerated of all responsibility in the event of the
malfunction of the Internet network, which prevents the normal
development of the competition for reasons beyond the control of the
Organization and, especially, for external acts of bad faith.

Participation in this edition of the Festival implies full acceptance of these
rules. Any circumstance not foreseen in the same ones, will be resolved by
the Organization and will be of obligatory fulfillment by all the participants.

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