To participate in the selection of the Festival, complete the following process:
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.
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 posted on the Festival’s website. 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 Spanish citizens and residents in Spain: DNI, bank details and an “alta a terceros” form in the Ayuntaminto of Guía de Isora.
– for foreign citizens: full bank accreditation document, accreditation of residency (for tax purposes) and passport.
Both films in the official competition section and those that the selection committee chooses under its authority will become part of the MiradasDocMarket catalogue, giving them options for sales to the television channels accredited in the market. Films can be viewed in the festival documentary library by accredited buyers and commissioning editors. In order to expand the buying possibilities, MiradasDoc has created its own space within the Movibeta portal where, during a period after the market, the films can be watched exclusively by buyers and commissioning editors accredited at the market.
The Festival will keep digital copies of the films presented at the festival, which will become part of an audio-visual archive held in the Public Library of Guía de Isora for purely professional consultation.
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 2016, 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:
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 panel of buyers and commissioning editors of MiradasDocMarket will award a development prize, chosen from among the projects selected for presentation at the pitching and worth €3,500 euros. There will also be other prizes whose allocation will be determined during the festival’s production process and linked to possible external sponsorship.
DEVELOPMENT PRIZES (PROJECTS FROM ISLANDS AND OUTERMOST REGIONS)
A team made up of the festival steering committee and members of the jury will decide whether to grant assistance to a maximum of 4 post-production documentary film projects produced in island territories or territories considered by the European Community as outermost regions. A maximum investment of €6,600 is anticipated for this.
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” Prize: The MiradasDoc festival, through its organising committee, may each year grant a lifetime achievement award in documentary film, called “Mirada personal”. This prize includes a screening dedicated to the award-winning author. The award will be of €4,000