In order to take part in the Festival selection, it is necessary to proceed in the following manner:
Registration of documentaries for the Official Competition Section:
The interested party should fill in the details of the registration form which is on the online platform www.movibeta.com, section MiradasDoc.
Only those registrations made using the above-mentioned electronic form will be valid, and other means of registration such as e-mail, fax or ordinary mail will not be accepted.
In order to take part in the selection, it will be necessary, once the electronic registration has been filled in, to upload the film in a digital file to that same online platform. This process ist free of charge.
Together with the film, it is obligatory to send the following documents in computer format (word or similar):
- Stills from the film
- Portrait of the director
- Biography-filmography of the director
- Synopsis of the film
- Complete technical specifications
- List of dialogues
For this edition, the opening date is set for the next day of the approval of these Rules by the Local Government. The closing date of the call is set on July 20. Given special circumstances, the Festival’s management may extend the call until July 30. This extension will be published on the website of the festival, with a notice of 15 days prior to closure of the call.
No works will be accepted after the deadline.
The selection will be conducted by a selection committee composed of persons of recognized standing in the world of audiovisual or culture. The Selection Committee will select among the registered works.
First Phase: in which a first viewing of the films entered in the festival is done and establish reports each from valuation records.
Second Phase: In which the viewing of movies scored in the first phase above six (out of 10 possible points) is performed.
Once the process of selection is complete, all the participants will be notified of the result, whether they have been selected or not, through the festival web page. The films selected will receive an e-mail confirming their selection. At this point, a professional copy of the film with Spanish subtitles will be required together with the necessary documentation for payment of the prize money if the film were to win a prize. For Spanish citizens or residents, DNI, bank details, and an “alta a terceros” form. For non-Spanish citizens or residents, passport, bank details and bank credentials will be needed.
Both the films in the official competition section and those that are decided by the Selection Committee according to their powers will form part of the MiradasDoc Market catalogue so as to be available for sale to the television channels accredited at the market. For this reason, the films might be viewed at the festival documentary library by the accredited purchasers and commissioning editors. With the aim of improving the chances of purchase, MiradasDoc will this year set up a space of its own within the Movibeta portal, where the films can be viewed exclusively by buyers and commissioning editors accredited at the market during the month following the holding of the market.
The Festival will keep a digital copy of the films presented at the festival, which will form part of an audiovisual archive for professionals to consult which is kept at the Municipal Public Library in Guía de Isora.
From among all the documentaries selected for the OFFICIAL COMPETITION SECTION, three juries each made up of three members who are international professionals in the documentary genre or the world of culture, will decide on the award of the following prizes:
MiradasDoc Prize for the Best Documentary. €4,000. The MiradasDoc Prize for the Best Documentary is a recognition of the documentary work and the author. (International Jury)
Prize for the Best Documentary Shortfilm. €1,500. The prize for the Best Documentary Short expresses our commitment to this less-than-30-minute format. (International Jury)
Prize for the Best First Work. €2,000. This prize is awarded as a support for new film-makers and their first works. (Jury for Best First Work and National prize)
The following special prizes are awarded among all the documentaries selected for the different categories of the Official Competition Section:
Special Audience Prize. Honorary. The audience attending the festival chooses their favourite documentaries and votes during the time that the event lasts.
The jury may award an honorary prize to one of the selected documentaries in each official category: Best Documentary, Best Documentary Short and Best First Work.
Prize for the Best Spanish Documentary. €2,000. The explosion of the documentary in Spain over the last few years has led us to create a special prize devoted to documentaries produced in this country. (Jury for First Works and the National Prize). Honorary Prize.
Prize for the Best Canarian Documentary. €2,000. This prize is awarded as a support for the documentary-makers of the Canary Islands, with the aim of contributing to the development of the documentary in our islands. (Canarian Jury). Honorary Prize.
The panel of buyers and commisioning editors of MiradasDocMarket will elect annually from among the projects selected for presentation at the pitching, a development prize endowed with 2,000 euros and other prizes whose allocation will be determined in the process of producing the festival and linked to possible external sponsorships.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS REGARDING THE PRIZES
In order to be eligible for the First Work Prize, the film must be the first documentary full-length feature or short by its maker or makers.
The members of the jury may not compete as a film-maker or producer.
No prize may be awarded jointly to two or more films.
The prize will be subject to withholding as set down in the Spanish income tax regulations (I.R.P.F.)
The producers of the prizewinning films should use the MiradasDoc festival logo in their advertising and/or the text of the award.
In future editions of the Festival, the economic variations of the prizes set down will be agreed by the Organising Committee.
The MiradasDoc Festival awards prizes exclusively to the film-maker.
The MiradasDoc festival, through its selection committee, will propose one title from among the films entered for competition, or by direct selection, for the Opening Film and the Closing Film.
The MiradasDoc festival, through its organising committee, grants a prize for the career in documentary cinema called “Mirada personal”. This prize includes a screening devoted to the prizewinner.