REGISTRATION VII EDITION 2023

INTERNATIONAL VIDEOPOETRY CONTEST SECTION

MEDIUM/FULL-LENGTH FILMS SECTION

PURPOSE

MALDITO FESTIVAL DE VIDEOPOESÍA is an international videopoetry contest that has been held in Albacete (Spain) since 2017.

MALDITO FESTIVAL launch this contest with the purpose to show two disciplines that, either individually or collectively, are much more isolated and forgotten as we would like. According to our experience, these disciplines are considered marginal and minor in the extent of the great European capitals, moreover, in the humble towns within regional borders where its dissemination is nonexistent.

MALDITO seeks to vindicate video poetry as an art that connects people, transmits feelings and stimulates different ways to see the world. It is also a tiny contribution of enormous people to empower visual art, stopping it from being marginal and damned*.
(* The Spanish word for damned is MALDITO).

The festival is organized by non-profit Association Cultural Maldito; formed by a small team of professionals from the film industry, poetry and culture in general.

MALDITO Crew, as lovers of poetry, image and the expressive possibilities of its symbiosis, we pick up the baton and propose to continue the line of action, encouraging their approach to the public, either with the festival events or the educational activities that we carry out.

Check the rules and register your work

CLOSED CALL

RULES AND REGISTRATION VIDEOPOETRY CONTEST SECTION

FAQs

FOR ANY QUESTIONS, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE FESTIVAL AT info@malditofestival.com

What is the deadline?

The deadline for registration, as well as the reception of works, is from May  2 to August 31, 2023 at 12:00 h p.m (Spanish time).

How many videopoems can I send?

You can send a maximum of 2 videopoems.

If I want to participate with more than one videopoem, how many forms do I have to complete?

If you participate with more than one videopoem, you must fill out a form for each one. As well as, you must send an email, with the files, by work.

Can I participate if I am a minor?

Yes, you can participate.
You must send us an authorization signed by your legal guardian. You will find it further down in the «registration» section.

Should I include subtitles in Spanish?

If your videopoem is made in a language other than Spanish, yes, it must include subtitles in Spanish.

How long should the videopoem last?

Maximum 5 minutes.

Can I send my videopoem in a Youtube link?

It is important that you send your video poem in a download link (Google Drive, Wetransfer, DropBox…) or attached to your email.

Should the videopoem have implicit poetry?

Yes, regardless of the visual and aesthetic treatment, the videopoem must contain poetry, recited or written.

Can I present a videopoem that I have already presented in previous editions?

No, we believed on new creations, so we prefer that you send us a new videopoem.

How old should the videopoem be?

The videopoem must be made in 2020 at the latest.

How do I make sure I have sent the registration form correctly?

The last step you must take, once all the information has been completed, is to click on the SEND button. You will receive a copy of the form in your email, this will assure you that you have sent it correctly.

How do I make sure that I have correctly registered the videopoem for the contest?

Once you have completed the registration form and sent the videopoem + files you will receive an e-mail confirming the correct registration to the contest.

PARTICIPANTS

Anyone can participate regardless of their age, gender, nationality or place of residence.

Minors must accompany their registration with this authorization signed by their legal guardian.

SCREENING AND PRIZES

A selection of finalist works will be made from among all the videopoems received. Both selected works and those that are not, will receive an email indicating one or the other condition before 31 October 2023.

The list of finalist videopoems will be published on the MALDITO FESTIVAL de Videopoesía website (www.malditofestival.com) and on its social networks.

These finalist videopoems will be screened in a presential way at the premiere of MALDITO FESTIVAL de Videopoesía on 31 October 2023 at the Teatro Circo (Albacete), and on-line through the FILMIN platform.

The jury appointed for this purpose will choose the three winning videopoems to which the following cash prizes will be awarded:

· 1st PRIZE: 300 €

· 2nd PRIZE: 200 €

· 3rd PRIZE: 100€

The audience attending the premiere on 31 October 2023 at the Teatro Circo (Albacete), will decide with their vote the Special Audience Award which will be announced on 1 November and which will be awarded a cash prize of:

· AUDIENCE PRIZE AWARD: 150 €

The winning videopoems will be announced between November 8 and 12, 2023 through an email to the winners and the publication of the list on our website (www.malditofestival.com) and social networks.

The intellectual property of the videopoems remains always in possession of their authors, granting the organisation of MALDITO FESTIVAL de Videopoesía the authorisation, for indefinite time, to project their works in the festival, as well as in the circuit of festivals and educational videopoetry talks under the name of «MALDITO FESTIVAL».

The works selected as finalists will have their own section called Maldito Festival de Videopoesía on the online cinema platform FILMIN.

DEADLINE

The deadline for registration, as well as the reception of works, is from 2 MAY to AUGUST 31, 2023 at 12:00 h p.m (Spanish time).

Proposals that, once the registration period has ended, have not been fully registered (registration form + file submission) will not be considered for the contest.

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 questions, contact: info@malditofestival.com

COMMUNICATION WITH AUTHORS

Both the selected works and those that are not, will receive an email indicating one or the other condition before October 31.

The winning videopoems will be announced between November 8 and 12, 2023 through an email to the winners and the publication of the list on our website (www.malditofestival.com) and social networks.

PERSONAL DATA

MALDITO FESTIVAL de Videopoesía guarantees compliance with current regulations on the protection of personal data, reflected in Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on Personal Data Protection and Digital Rights Guarantee (LOPD GDD).

MALDITO FESTIVAL de Videopoesía guarantees that personal data will be treated with the sole purpose of registration, communication and receiving information.

Non-acceptance implies non-participation in the Videopoetry Competition Section.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE SUBMITTED WORKS

· LENGTH ·

All videopoems must have a maximum duration of 5 minutes.

· VISUAL AND ESTHETIC TREATMENT ·

Is totally free, being mandatory that words, in the form of poetry are of importance for the relevance of the work.
It is not only sought to attract using images but as well through the synergetic symbiosis of the images and words, may it these be written, read or recited.
Works that do not contain a poem will not be taken into consideration for the contest.

· AGE OF THE WORK ·

The videopoems that have been submitted to the competition in previous editions or those made before 2020 will not be taken into account.

· FORMAT ·

The videopoem shall be presented in digital format .MP4

· SUBTITLES ·

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.

· RIGHTS / LICENSES ·

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

REGISTRATION

To register your videopoem you have two options:

1- By email

2- Through the FESTHOME platform

INTERNATIONAL VIDEOPOETRY CONTEST Section

OPCTION 1 - REGISTRATION BY E-MAIL

In order for a work to be considered for the competition, it must be registered in its entirety within the registration period:
Registration form + Sending files

If you participate with more than one work, you must complete a form for each one. You must also send an e-mail per work attaching the files (maximum 2 works per participant).

Once you have completed the entry form and sent the work + files, you will receive an e-mail confirming that you have correctly entered the contest.

Minors must accompany their entry with a signed authorisation from their legal guardian.

– STEP 1 · REGISTRATION –

Fill in the registration form that you will find in this link:

*CLOSED FORM*

You will receive a copy of the form in your email, this will ensure that you have sent it correctly.

Minors
Minors must accompany their registration with the following authorization signed by their legal guardian

– STEP 2 · SENDING –

Send your videopoem in a download link (Google Drive, Dropbox, Wetransfer…) to info@malditofestival.com

SUBJET: REGISTRATION VIDEOPOETRY CONTEST 2023 / «name of your videopoem»

We would like you to attach the following files:

· Photograph of the author of the videopoem
· Photograph of the author of the poem
· Promotional poster
· Promotional images, stills…

(please make sure they are approximately 2000 x 3000 px in size)

OPTION 2 - REGISTRATION BY FESTHOME

For a work to be considered for the competition, it must be registered in its entirety within the registration period:
Registration form + registration of the work (in the FESTHOME platform) + sending files (by email or attached to the work’s file in FESTHOME).

If you participate with more than one work, you must complete a separate form for each one.

Once you have completed the registration form and sent the work + files, you will receive an email confirming the correct registration to the contest.

– STEP 1 · REGISTRATION –

Fill in the registration form that you will find in this link:

*CLOSED FORM*

You will receive a copy of the form in your email, this will ensure that you have sent it correctly.

Minors
Minors must accompany their registration with the following authorisation signed by their legal guardian.

– STEP 2 · SENDING –

Submit your videopoem through the FESTHOME platform using this link

Make sure to activate the download option.

We would like you to attach the following files to your FESTHOME file or send them to info@malditofestival.com

SUBJECT: INSCRIPTION FESTHOME VIDEOPOETRY CONTEST 2023 / «name of the work»

· Photograph of the author of the videopoem
· Photograph of the author of the poem
· Promotional poster
· Promotional images, stills…

(please make sure they are approximately 2000 x 3000 px in size)

CLOSED CALL

RULES AND REGISTRATION
MEDIUM/FULL-LENGTH FILM SECTION

FAQs

FOR ANY QUESTIONS, DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE FESTIVAL AT info@malditofestival.com

What is the deadline?

The deadline for registration, as well as the reception of works, is from May 2 to August 31, 2023 at 12:00 h p.m (Spanish time).

If I want to participate with more than one work, how many forms do I have to complete?

If you participate with more than one work, you must fill out a form for each one. As well as, you must send an email, with the files, by work.

Should I include subtitles in Spanish?

If your work is made in a language other than Spanish, yes, it must include subtitles in Spanish.

How long should the work last?

The work must have a minimum 30 minutes.

Can I send my work in a Youtube link?

It is important that you send your work in a download link (Google Drive, Wetransfer, DropBox…) or attached to your email.

Can I present a work that I have already presented in previous editions?

No, we believed on new creations, so we prefer that you send us a new work.

How old should the work be?

The work must be made in 2020 at the latest.

How do I make sure I have sent the registration form correctly?

The last step you must take, once all the information has been completed, is to click on the SEND button. You will receive a copy of the form in your email, this will assure you that you have sent it correctly.

How do I make sure that I have registered the work correctly?

Once you have completed the registration form and sent the artwork + files you will receive an email (to the contact address indicated in the registration form) confirming the correct registration.

SCREENING

PARTICIPATING

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

TREATMENT OF PERSONAL DATA

REQUIREMENTS ALL WORKS MUST MEET

· LENGTH ·

All works must have a minimum 30 minutes lenght.

· VISUAL AND ESTHETIC TREATMENT ·

Its treatment is free. Poetics will need to be, however, of utmost importance in every work. The works must feature a poetic purpose, whether because of their leitmotiv or because their visuals (techniques and/or treatments) have a poetic aim.

· RIGHTS / LICENSES ·

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

· FORMAT ·

The work shall be presented in digital format .MP4

· SUBTITLES ·

Works in any language other than Spanish must incorporate subtitles in Spanish. Maldito Festival de Videopoesía is not responsible for wrongs translations or works where translation is not faithful to the original audio track.

· AGE OF THE WORK ·

The works that have been submitted to the competition in previous editions or those made before 2020 will not be taken into account.

REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION

To register your work you have two options:

1- By email

2- Through the FESTHOME platform

MEDIUM/FULL-LENGTH FILM Section

OPTION 1 - REGISTRATION BY E-MAIL

In order for a work to be considered for the competition, it must be registered in its entirety within the registration period: Registration form + Sending files.

If you participate with more than one work, you must complete a form for each one. You must also send an e-mail per work attaching the files (maximum 2 works per participant).

Once you have completed the entry form and sent the work + files, you will receive an e-mail confirming that you have correctly entered the registration.

– STEP 1 · REGISTRATION –

Fill in the registration form that you will find in this link:

*CLOSED FORM*

You will receive a copy of the form in your email, this will ensure that you have sent it correctly.

– STEP 2 · SENDING –

Send your work, preferably in a download link (Google Drive, Dropbox, Wetransfer…) or a viewing link to info@malditofestival.com

SUBJET: REGISTRATION MEDIUM/FULL-LENGTH 2023 / «name of the work»

We would like you to attach the following files:

· Trailer
· Press kit

OPTION 2 - REGISTRATION BY FESTHOME

For a work to be considered, it must be registered in its entirety within the registration period:
Registration form + registration of the work (in the FESTHOME platform) + sending files (by email or attached to the work’s file in FESTHOME).

If you participate with more than one work, you must complete a separate form for each one.

Once you have completed the registration form and sent the work + files, you will receive an email confirming the correct registration.

– STEP 1 · REGISTRATION –

Fill in the registration form that you will find in this link:

*CLOSED FORM*

You will receive a copy of the form in your email, this will ensure that you have sent it correctly.

– STEP 2 · SENDING –

Submit your artwork through the FESTHOME platform using this link:
(make sure to activate the download option)

We would like you to attach the following files to your FESTHOME file or send them to info@malditofestival.com

SUBJECT: REGISTRATION FESTHOME SECTION MEDIUM/FULL-LENGTH FILM 2023 / «name of your work»

· Press Kit
· Trailer