Bilbao City Hall, in cooperation with the Bizkaia Provincial Council, the Basque Government Department of Culture and the Ministry of Culture (ICAA) announce the staging of the 58th BILBAO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILMS.
The 58th BILBAO INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILMS will be held in Bilbao from November 18th until November 25th 2016.
Only the following may take part in the Festival:
Films completed aver to January 1st 2015.
There are three categories for Competition: fiction, documentary and animation (Film no longer than 45')
Films must be entered by their producers or their legal representatives. Entries should include the entry form and the information that the producer will considerate necessary. The documentation should be in Basque, Spanish or English. Copies for selection only will be acceptable on DVD or download in both Movibeta and Festhome platforms.
The documentaUon must be sent by August 1st 2015 to the FesUval address at: Colón de Larreátegui, 13 - 3º izda. 48001 BILBAO, Spain.
Copies of films for public showing should be on, DCP with no encrypted KDM key, USB and by hard disk or digitally FTP or WeTransfer.
Film prints should be sent to the FesUval’s postal address at Colón de Larreátegui, 13 - 3º izda. 48001 Bilbao, Spain, or to Post Box 579.
Once the Festival is over, prints/DCP will be returned to the address given on the entry form. Freight expenses for print both ways will be payable by participants.
PRIZES INTERNATIONAL JURY PRIZE:
The InternaUonal Jury will lay down its own internal rules in accordance with the Festival Management. Its decision will be final. The prizes listed below may not be lev void:
GRAND PRIZE OF THE BILBAO FESTIVAL - 7,000 Euros
GRAND PRIZE OF THE BASQUE CINEMA - 5,500 Euros
GRAND PRIZE OF THE SPANISH CINEMA - 5,500 Euros
GRAND PRIZE OF THE LATIN AMERICAN CINEMA - 4,000 Euros
GOLD MIKELDI FOR FICTION - 4,000 Euros
SILVER MIKELDI FOR FICTION - 3,000 Euros
GOLD MIKELDI FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMS - 4,000 Euros•
SILVER MIKELDI FOR DOCUMENTARY FILMS - 3,000 Euros
GOLD MIKELDI FOR ANIMATION - 4,000 Euros
SILVER MIKELDI FOR ANIMATION - 3,000 Euros
Prizes will be shared equally between the producer and the filmmaker in each case. The Festival will ask the producers of the award-winning films for permission to keep a print in the Festival archives. Such copies will be used in accordance with the contracts for film library voluntary deposits established by the InternaUonal FederaUon of AssociaUons of Film Producers (FIAPF).
The entry of a film implies acceptance of the terms of these REGULATIONS, which will be construed and applied by the Board of Directors of the Centro de AcUvidades “Teatro Arriaga”, in compliance with this Rules.