Fantastic Film Festival - Galacticat

GALACTICAT // Fantastic Film Festival - Galacticat

7th edition

Aug 27 - Jun 07, 2020
Penelles, Spain

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Melodrama, Musical, Mystery, Nature, Free Genre, Animation, Terror and Sci-Fi, Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Road Trip, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The Fantastic Film Festival - Galacticat that is celebrated every year at Tàrrega, is the first and only show of fantastic cinema in the lands of Lleida, Catalonia, for all movie lovers in general and those who love science fiction in particular and with a clear instruct and formative vocation.
Galacticat was born as an initiative to recover the universal classics of Sci-Fi for the general public and to deepen into this culture that has articulated the universe of cinema since its inception. Over the years, Galacticat has grown by increasingly involving citizens in this festival of cinema, gradually increasing programmed activities, parties and music shows, live screenings, public assistance and the response of the film industry.
The future goes on to deepen and improve the new activities, such as the GalactiCon Cosplay contest or the GalactiCurt Short Film Contest which we have inaugurated two years ago with a fairly successful participation and increased last year with more than 1000 shorts and almost 100 countries all over the world. Every year we learn from our mistakes and our successes, but we always keep in mind that THE BEST IS YET TO COME!
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Festival website http://www.galacticat.cat

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Class Founded: 2014
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Aug 27, 2019

Early bird deadline: Jan 31, 2020
Regular deadline: Mar 31, 2020
Late deadline: Apr 30, 2020

Notification date: Jun 02, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 0.00 to 36.60 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 2,663.00 USD
Festival sections
Best Animation short
International Animation shorts directed by older than 18 years old and produced between 2019 and 2020. 20 minutes maximum. Prize: 400€
Best Film
International Sci-Fi or Terror films produced between 2019 and 2020. 150 minutes maximum. Prize: 600€
Best Free Genre Short - 18
International Free Genre shorts directed by younger than 18 years old and produced between 2019 and 2020. 20 minutes maximum. Prize: 100€
Best Free Genre Short 18
International Free Genre shorts directed by older than 18 years old and produced between 2019 and 2020. 20 minutes maximum. Prize: 400€
Best Sci-Fi Short - 18
International Sci-Fi shorts directed by younger than 18 years old and produced between 2019 and 2020. 20 minutes maximum. Prize: 100€
Best Sci-Fi Short 18
International Sci-Fi shorts directed by older than 18 years old and produced between 2019 and 2020. 20 minutes maximum. Prize: 400€
Best Terror short
International Terror shorts directed by older than 18 years old and produced between 2019 and 2020. 20 minutes maximum. Prize: 400€
General rules 1) GALACTICURT accepts real image or animation fiction films filmed between 2018 and 2019 with a maximum duration of 20 minutes submitted by both professional and amateur filmmakers under or older than 18 years. You can compete in two categories: Category for under 18 and Category for older than 18 years old. For directors under 18, the short films will compete in two subcategories according to the chosen genre: Fantastic or Free Genre. For directors older than 18, the films will compete in four categories, Fantastic, Free Genre, Animation or Terror.

GALACTICAT FILM FEST accepts too real image or animation fiction films filmed between 2018 and 2019 with a maximum duration of 140 minutes to compete in Best Feature category.

2) Selection. A selection committee will decide which films will participate in the Festival at its own discretion. The committee is not obliged to justify its decision. The committee’s decision will be final.

3) Film Language. The festival has an international character so films from any country will be accepted, but FILMS IN ANY LANGUAGE OTHER THAN SPANISH OR CATALAN MUST HAVE SPANISH OR CATALAN SUBTITLES TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCLUSION. If the submitter have not the option to include this subtitles, the festival can do the spanish or catalan subtitles for free, in case the film have been selected and included in the programme. In this case the director will send the english subtitles of the film in an .srt file.

4) Screening format. For screening purposes, selected films must be available on digital files (H.264), Blu Ray or DVD.

5) Filmmakers must send a press kit with three hi-resolution photos and a poster if they are selected for screening their work.

6) Organizers assume that people registering works have the rights for exhibition of the works they register in the festival, as well as authorization to receive the prize. In any case, organizers waive to the responsibility that may be derived from breach of this term.

7) Participation in the festival assumes partial sharing of the film (no complete short film, 2 minutes maximum) for promotional purposes of the festival.

8) For the award of prizes, the winner MUST be present in the awards ceremony or send a video expressing his/her gratitude for the prize.

9) Dead line. The registration term ends on april 30, 2019. From april 30 on, no registration shall be made.

10) The organization has the right to rule on all cases not foreseen by these regulations.