They may participate in the 25th International Environamental Film Festival of the Canary Islands, which be held in Tenerife from May 25th to 30th 2023, productions made from January 1st, 2022.
The movies should be about ecology and nature, and the relationship between human beings and the environment, and particularly conditions affecting the circumstances of life on the earth.
The following categories and official selections are included:
- Fiction Feature Film or Animation
- Documentary Feature Film
- Short Fiction or Animation
- Short Documentary
Registration must be made through MOVIBETA (festival.movibeta.com). The date of registration will begin on December 1st 2022 and will end on February 28th, 2023.
- Short films are defined as not exceeding 30 minutes.
- Movies are presented for selection in original version with subtitles in Spanish primarily and at least with English subtitles.
- Each author can submit as many works of your choice.
- Films submitted must be Canary Islands premiere.
Alongside the film, it is obligatory sending the following documents: film stills, director’s photography and biofilmography, synopsis of the film, full technical details and dialogue list.
All film entries will become part of an audiovisual archive of popular consultation located in the Festival offices, and that in no case shall be used for profit by the organization.
The organization’s Selection Committee will make a selection of the registered works. The committee’s decision will be final. After selection process, the outcome will be communicated to all participants through the official website of the Festival (ficmec.es).
Movies that integrate the official selection (once the selection process finished) must send a professional copy with Spanish subtitles.
The selected films must be received by the Festival before May 5th 2023.
The jury will be composed of renowned personalities from the audiovisual and environmental world. Jurors may not compete as author, director or producer. The jury’s decision will be final.
- Award for Best Feature Film or Animation
- Award for Best Documentary Feature
- Award for Best Short Fiction or Animation
- Award for Best Documentary Short
The Festival grants as prize the sculptural piece ‘BROTE’, by renowned artist Gonzalo González, who focuses on the expressive and symbolic possibilities of the vegetable elements.
It is also set the ‘Telesforo Bravo’ Audience Award.
Every year the festival organizes a special selection, which theme revolves around adventure and sports film, in relation to the environment. The selected feature films there will be eligible for the ‘FICMEC Adventure’ Award.
DISTRIBUTION AND PROMOTION
Due to the reflexive and awareness nature of the Festival, the winning films may be screened in the samples that Festival performs with promotional purposes, never lucrative (up to 2 projections maximum).
The films’ producers also authorize the use of a fragment thereof (three minutes maximum), for broadcast in any media.
The Festival may use films’ photographs for press advertising, brochures and other media, as well as to include films in their catalog or other official publications of the Festival.
ACCEPTANCE AND REGULATION
Enrollment in the Festival implies full acceptance of these Regulations. The interpretation thereof shall be responsibility for the Festival organization. In case of dispute will be subject to Spanish legislation and jurisdiction.
Also, it agrees to proceed to public exhibition, the regulation on the terms set out in art. 49 of Law 7/85 of 2nd April, regulating Local Bases, modified by Law 11/99, of 21st Abril, becoming to final approval unless any claims.