Avanca 2021 - International Meeting of Cinema, TV, Video and Multimedia

AVANCA 2021 // Avanca 2021 - Encontros Internacionais de Cinema, Televisão, Vídeo e Multimédia

25th edition

Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2022
Estimated
Avanca, Portugal

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Documentary, Experimental, Narrative fiction, TV
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video and multimedia.

Festival website http://www.avanca.com

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Class Founded: 1997
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Nov 09, 2020

Early bird deadline: Dec 31, 2020
Regular deadline: Apr 15, 2021
Late deadline: Apr 15, 2021

Notification date: Jul 15, 2021

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 14.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 5,688.00 USD
Festival sections
International Competition
Works admitted for selection must join the following conditions: - Be produced after January 1, 2019; - Unreleased in Portugal; - Not available on the web. - Works that have not been presented for selection in earlier editions of this festival. Registrations in the following categories are admitted: CINEMA: short and feature films in fiction and animation; TELEVISION: documentaries; VIDEO: experimental videos less than 20 minutes long.
Trailer in Motion Competition
Deadline: 15 April 2021 Submission fee is free Rules 1 - Conditions of Admission Trailers- works should have less than 3 minutes. Trailers of all film categories will be admitted. Video clips – works should have up to 6 minutes. 2 – Submission Works should be sent until 30 May 2019. Each candidate should send the trailer or video clip using the submissions platformf or a file transfer service (www.wetransfer.com, www.myairbridge.com). Films should be sent, preferably in high-definition video file. 3 - Prizes The international jury will give a prize to the best trailer and best video clip.
VR Competition
films in virtual reality 360°, narrative or experimental, but with no interactivity.
World Premiere Competition
1. Conditions of Admission - ONLY FOR WORD PREMIERE FILMS Works admitted for selection must join the following conditions: - Be produced after January 1, 2019; - Unreleased in World. - Not available on the web. 2. Submissions in the following categories are admitted: CINEMA: short and feature films in fiction and animation; TELEVISION: documentaries; VIDEO: experimental videos of less than 20 minutes.
General rules 23 , 28 July to 1 August 2021
Deadline: April 12, 2021
1 - Objective
The objective is to trace a global perspective of the contemporary features in cinema, television, video and multimedia.

2 - Conditions of Admission
Works admitted for selection must join the following conditions:
- Be produced after January 1st 2019;
- Unreleased in Portugal;
- Not available on the web.
Registrations in the following categories are admitted:
CINEMA: short and feature films in fiction and animation;
TELEVISION: documentaries;
VIDEO: experimental videos less than 20 minutes long;
VR FILMS: films in virtual reality 360°, narrative or experimental, but with no interactivity.

3 - Submission
Works must be registered until April 15th, 2021, by completing the online registration using one of the following platforms:

FilmFestivalLife

All foreign films must be submitted with English subtitles.

The Avanca Film Festival DOES NOT PAY SCREENING FEES for submitted films. By submitting your project, you acknowledge that Avanca2021 will not pay to present your work.

Entries previously screened in other festivals in Portugal or are publicly available on the web (e.g. Youtube, Vimeo) will not be considered.
Entry Fee: 24€ (euros)*
• Special price until 31st December 2020: 20 euros.
The payment must be done at the mentioned platform.

* Portuguese films or from countries with Portuguese as an official language: 10 euros.
In this case, you must submit your film directly at our website www.avanca.com


All submission fees are non-refundable.
FREE ENTRY FEE FOR:
- Portuguese films or from countries with Portuguese as an official language, exclusively received with link and password. For that, you must go to www.avanca.com to submit those works.
- Trailers of the submitted films (less than 3 minutes long). All trailers sent with the submitted films will be considered for this competition.

4 - Selection for competition
The organization committee carries out the selection of the submitted works and informs the applicants of selected works. The selection results will be available at www.avanca.com
The film submission at the AVANCA 2021 may also involve the selection for AVANCA's Film Festivals Partners.
AVANCA2021 reserves the right to use images from the films selected for marketing purposes (web, print and media).

5 – Prizes
The festival will award the best work of each category: Cinema (feature film), Cinema (short feature), Television, Video, VR and trailer. The jury will also deliver prizes to the best Animation, best Actor/Actress and Best Cinematography Direction, among others.
In the Cinema category (feature film), since only a maximum of 4 films are selected, all works will automatically receive a special mention.
The international jury is composed of cinema professionals invited by the organization.
The selected films may be object of acquisition proposals for the Portuguese market (cinema, television, video, VOD).

6 – World Premiere Prize
Films that have their world premieres in the AVANCA 2021 regardless of the submitted category are also candidates for the World Premiere Special Prize. Candidates must refer to the entry form if the film is a world premiere.

7 – Filmmaker Prize
Filmmakers under the age of 30 and over 60 will be candidates for the <30 Filmmaker Award and the Senior Filmmaker Award, respectively.

8 - Transport and Insurance of Works
The organization will inform the candidates of selected works and will give out instructions for the shipment of final copies.
The delivery of the works is on the candidates’ responsibility.
The copies of the selected films will become part of the Festival Mediateque Archives. The organization assures that the films won't be used for commercial purposes.

9 – Others
The selected works may be object of non-commercial exhibitions for the festival's promotion.
Festival languages are Portuguese and English.
The Festival reserves the right to make any necessary changes in regulations or scheduling.
By submitting your film/s or screenplay to the Festival you agree to all TERMS AND CONDITIONS above in full.
Any doubts or questions will be clarified or solved by the Organization Committee.