The Festival of Videopoesía MALDITO calls this contest with the purpose of making visible two disciplines that, united as well as separately, are much more secluded and forgotten of what we would like.

MALDITO seeks to vindicate videopoetry as an art that connects people, which transmits feelings and promotes original or different ways of seeing the world, to try to be a tiny contribution that makes any type of visual or poetic art cease to be marginal and damn.

 

SCREENING AND PRIZES:

20 works selected amongst the videopoems received will be screened in a specific session in the International Film Festival of Albacete ABYCINE. Said works will be published as well in the the web of MALDITO and ABYCINE Festival. A specifically chosen jury will choose the 3 works to be awarded with the following prizes:

1st prize: 150 € and statuette

2nd prize: 100 € and statuette

3rd prize: statuette

The ownership of the submitted videos will always be of their authors, being only granted to the MALDITO Festival organization the rights for screening during the festival.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUBMITTED WORKS:

• Maximum length: 5 mins.

• Aesthetic and visual handling and treatment of the works is free, being mandatory that words, in form of poetry are of importance for the relevance of the work. It is not only sought to attract by means of images, but as well through the synergetic symbiosis of the images and words, may it these be written, read or recited.

• Videopoems shall be presented in digital format H264.

• Videopoems in languages other than Spanish shall have Spanish Subtitles incorporated. The organization of MALDITO Festival will not be held responsible for possible submitted works with wrong translations or where the translations do not match the original audio.

• By submission of the work, the author acknowledges and guarantees that all rights for image, music and text are owned by himself and allows to screen the work within the frame of the Festival.

 

REGISTRATION AND DEADLINES:

Videopoems should be made available to the organization of the Festival by means of a non-expiring link for usual cloud and video platforms like Vimeo, Google Drive, Dropbox or Wetransfer to the email malditofestivaldevideopoesia@gmail.com. You can also submit works through the Festhome platform: https://filmmakers.festhome.com/f/3164

Deadline for submitting works will be 6th Sept 2017. Please add “Malditofestival” in the subject of the email, including in the email together with the link, the full name of the authors as well as contact data.

The selected works will be screened and the winners announced within the frame of the International Film Festival of Albacete ABYCINE (20-28th October 2017) at a date to be determined.

 

COMMUNICATION WITH AUTHORS:

Both the selected works and those that are not will receive an email indicating one or another condition.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES:

Sending a work to the contest supposes the full acceptance of these bases.

Any doubts about this will be resolved by the organization, whose decision is final.

For any doubt contact: malditofestivaldevideopoesia@gmail.com or in the contact form.