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La Guarimba International Film Festival


Amantea is a small town of 15.000 inhabitants located in the Coast of the Calabria Region, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the mountain.
The only three theaters have been shut down and the only way to see a movie is going to the cinemas in the nearest cities.
La Guarimba International Film Festival was born to bring the cinema to the people and the people to the cinema, with the aim of giving back the magic of the cinematograph to the town's inhabitants, to spread the work of local and international filmmakers and also to foster the culture of Calabria.
During the event we will offer a chance to taste the gastronomy of the region, to attend to filmmaking workshops, live music and outdoor projections of our official selection.
From La Guarimba Film Festival we truly recommend to all of our contestants to come to Amantea and make a train or bus tour through Calabria and Sicilly.
Since this is a Festival whose main goal is to promote culture, we offer information about the places that are worth seeing, their best flavors and more to our contestants.


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CALL FOR ENTRIES 2013: La Guarimba Film Festival!

1. WHEN AND WHERE

-The first edition of La GuarimbaFilm Festival will be held on August 10th and 11th of 2013.

2. TERMS AND CONDITIONS

-All short films of any nationality and language can participate. Those short films that are not in Italian or Spanish, should be introduced with subtitles in Italian or English.

-All selected short films must be subtitled in Italian.

-If it is necessary, the Festival can write subtitles of those short films that submit their dialogues.

- All themes are allowed.

The maximum length for international and Italian short films will be 30 minutes (including credits) and for short films in Stop Motion will be 20 minutes (including credits).

-Only those films produced after January 1st of 2011 will be accepted.

-Each contestant can participate with a maximum of 2 works, but these have to be subscribed separately.

-The subscription fee for international short films is 20 Euros and for the Italian ones is 10 Euros.

3. SUBSCRIPTION

-Materials will be received until June 20th of 2013. The Date of Issue will be considered.

-The subscription can be successfully done by sending the following materials:
-Copy of DVD in PAL format, correctly identified (name of short film, name of director and email address). 
-A CD with the following information:
- Photocopy of the document of identification of the film maker in .pdf format.
-Completed Subscription Form (download herein .pdf format. 
-Synopsis of short film (in Spanish, Italian or English) in .pdf format. 
-Three (3) still shots from the film in .jpg with 150 dpi
-One (1) picture of the film maker .jpg.
-Director's filmography in pdf. Format. 
- Proof of subscription payment.

The payment can be done through a transfer to the following bank account: 
GIULIO VITA
Account Number: 2100 2286 26 0100277671
IBAN: ES1121002286260100277671
SWIFT: CAIXESBBXXX

-To make things easier, subscription payments can also be done through PayPal:

 

 

-Contestants who would rather use the Movibeta platform, with no need to send any additional material, in order to subscribe and register all of their information follow this link: MOVIBETA.

-If participants prefer to sent their material through common mail, this should be correctly identified and sent to the following address:

LA GUARIMBA DI GIULIO VITA

VIA STACCIA, 16
AMANTEA (CS) 87032
ITALY

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

-Los cortometrajes que no cumplan con los requisitos no serán admitidos.

4. SELECTION PROCESS

-10 short films of each category will be selected to be projected at the festival and will enter the contest.

-Once these short films are selected, participants will be contacted through their email accounts.

-Those short films that have been selected cannot leave the contest.

-The selected short films should be uploaded in good quality to our Dropbox account for their projection.

-The selected Italian filmmakers should attend the event or send a representative. Otherwise, their prize will be cancelled.

-All selected short films are committed to use the selection logo from La Guarimba Film Festival.

5. THE JURY 

-The jury will include professionals from the film making world, television, media and teaching.

-The judges decision will be irrevocable.

-The jury is committed to give away the following prizes:

Best International Short Film Prize (1000 euro)
Best Italian Short Film Prize (1000 euro) 
Best Stop Motion and Animated Short Film (500 euros)

Best Filmmaker Prize(Trophy)
Best Script Prize (Trophy)
Best Photography Prize (Trophy)
Best Editing Prize (Trophy)
Best Sound Quality Prize (Trophy)
Best Actor Prize (Trophy)
Best Actreess Prize (Trophy)

-These prizes will be given away at La Guarimba Film Festival's closure on August 17th of 2013

6. MATERIAL AND RIGHTS

-All copies presented in this contest will not be returned and will be part of the contest file. La Guarimba Film Festival is committed to exclusively use these copies for cultural purposes and never in a commercial way.

7. REGULATIONS ACCEPTANCE

-Once they are subscribed, all participants fully accept these regulations for participating, and also the resolutions adopted by the organizing committee about any aspect regarding the contest.

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