To participate in the selection of the Festival, complete the following process:
Registration of documentaries for the Official Competition Section:
Applicants should complete the registration form found at www.movibeta.com or www.docfilmdepot.com in the MiradasDoc section, with the information found in the standard form in APPENDIX I of the current regulations.
Registration is only valid if made using the electronic form referred to above. Other means of registration (such as e-mail, fax or regular mail) will not be admitted.
To participate in the selection, after electronic registration, upload the film in a digital file to the platform mentioned above. The charges are paid by MiradasDoc.
Along with the film, it is mandatory to attach the following documents:
- Stills from the film
- Photograph of the director
- Director’s biography-filmography
- Film synopsis
- Full technical details
- List of dialogues
This year, the opening date is set for the day after the publication of these Rules by the Local Government. The closing date of the call for entries will be October, 15 – 2017. 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 audio-visual or cultural worlds.
The selection will be made in two phases, each of which will have its own Selection Committee.
Phase One: Preselection, in which the films entered in the festival are viewed and reports are made on each, based on valuation records.
Phase Two: Selection, in which films which scored above six (of 10 possible points) in Phase One are viewed.
After the selection process, the outcome will be communicated to all participants, selected or not, through the festival website. The selected films will receive an email confirming their selection. A professional copy of the film with subtitles in Spanish will then be requested, together with the documentation necessary for payment of prizes in the event that the film wins an award. The documentation to be presented will be:
For the award and subsequent payment of prizes for winning films, the documentation listed below must be submitted:
The documentation must be presented at any of the locations shown in Article 16 of the Public Administration Common Administrative Procedure, Law 39/2015, 1st October.
A.- For those resident in Spain:
- Copy of DNI or valid NIE
- ‘Alta a terceros’ form (details for bank transfer) as per the format shown as APPENDIX II of the current regulations, which can be downloaded from the Ayuntamiento de Guía de Isora’s website.
- Statement of Responsibility as per the format shown in APPENDIX III
Prior to payment of the prize, the recipient must prove that they have no outstanding tax or Social Security liabilities.
B.-: For those non-resident in Spain:
- Copy of valid passport
- Proof of bank account in the form of a certificate or equivalent document emitted by the bank.
- Proof of tax residence (certificate or equivalent document from the relevant authority in the country of residence). If this document is not provided then the highest percentage of income tax will be deducted in accordance with Spanish tax law.
- Statement of Responsibility as per the format attached.
Documentation submitted by entrants must be in Spanish. English will be accepted, but documents in English must be accompanied by a report from the director-manager of the Festival and validated by the board president of the MiradasDoc special administrative body.
From all the documentaries selected for the competition’s OFFICIAL SECTION, three juries each of three members, international professionals of the documentary genre or the world of culture and duly appointed by the Miradasdoc management team and ratified by the Board of Directors for that function throughout the month of December 2017, will decide the awarding of the prizes that are listed below, of which a written record will be made by an official of the City Council, and which will be communicated to the winners through the noticeboard and on the Festival website:
Films in the competitive official selection as well as those chosen by the selection committee will appear in the MiradasDocMarket catalogue, to provide sales opportunities to accredited television channels in the market. The films can be viewed in the Festival’s ‘docuteca’ by accredited buyers and commissioning editors. To offer greater buying opportunities, MiradasDoc has created a separate space in the main section of the Movibeta portal, where during a period prior to the celebration of the market, the films can be viewed exclusively by accredited buyers and commissioning editors in the market.
The Festival will keep a digital copy of films screened at the festival, and they will become part of an audio-visual archive for professional use and kept in the Guía de Isora Municipal Public Library.
MiradasDoc Prize for the Best Documentary €6,000 The MiradasDoc Best Documentary prize is a recognition of the documentary and the film-maker. (International Jury)
Prize for the Best Short Documentary Film. €2,500 The award for Best Short Documentary is a commitment to this format of less than 30 minutes duration. (International Jury)
Prize for the Best First Film. €3,000 This prize is awarded in order to support new filmmakers and their first films. (Jury for best first film and national award)
Special Prizes: The following special prizes will be awarded between all the documentaries selected for the various categories of the official section of the competition:
Special Audience Prize. Honorary. The festival audience will choose their favourite documentaries and vote during the course of the event.
Honorary Prizes: The jury may award an honorary prize to one of the documentaries selected in each official category: Best Documentary, Best Short Documentary and Best First Film.
Prize for the Best Spanish Documentary. €2,000 The documentary boom in Spain in recent years has led us to create a special prize for a documentary produced in our country. (Jury for the Best First Film and National Prize) Honorary Prize.
Prize for the Best Documentary from the Canary Islands. €2,000 This prize is presented with the aim of supporting documentary filmmakers from the Canary Islands and contributing to the development of the documentary in our islands. (Canary Islands Jury) Honorary Prize.
Each year, the MiradasDocMarket panel of buyers and commissioning editors will award a development prize of €3,500 to one of the projects selected for pitching, as well as other prizes which will be awarded during the festival production process and linked to possible external sponsors.
ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PRIZES
To participate in the First Film Prize, a film must be the first documentary full-length or short film by its maker(s). Jury members and festival staff will not compete as authors, directors or producers.
No prize will be awarded jointly to two or more films.
The award will be subject to the corresponding withholding under the rules governing income tax
The producers of the winning films must use in their publicity the Miradasdoc festival logo and/or text highlighting the prize awarded. In future Festivals, any changes to the financial value of the prizes 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 two films from those entered for the competition, or by direct selection, for the Opening and Closing Films.
“Mirada Personal” award: The MiradasDoc organising committee will award a prize each year as a tribute to a renowned filmmaker, called the “Mirada Personal”. This award includes a showcase dedicated to the winning filmmaker, who will receive €4,000.
Prizes awarded will be subject to income tax deduction in accordance with Spanish tax law.
Payment of the prizes can be made through a transfer of collection rights (endorsement) by presenting and registering the completed and signed document in APPENDIX IV, having previously presented all the documents listed in Art 5a.