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55 FICX Call-for-entries is now open


(Votes count 299)

(Rating average 3,02)

Films may be submitted from this date and until September 20th. 2017, except for the Enfants Terribles Section, for which the deadline is August 25th. 2017
The 55thGijón International Film Festival will be held November 17-25, 2017. Film submissionsare now accepted following the regulations published in this website, the linkcan be found at the bottom of the text.

Gijón will paythis year a special attention to Spanish Cinema, and thus has established a BEST SPANISH FILM PRIZE, across-section prize for which all films (co)produced in Spain or directed by aSpanish filmmaker are elegible under the condition of presenting their Spanishpremiere in the Official Section, the Rellumes competition or the Llendes,Animaficx or Esbilla sections. All films included in these sections of theFestival – also of international production – and holding their Spanishpremiere in Gijón, will be elegible for the GRAND AUDIENCE AWARD which will be voted by the public.

The Festival will also present a newsection for its 55th edition: the CINETECA FICX. This programme, co-produced by the Festival andLaboral Cineteca, will include a selection of modern classics, historicalcinema jewels and/or documentaries about filmmaking, as well as presentationsand events with special guests.

The INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION RELLUMES willbe also renewed this year, opening a space for emerging filmmakers, fosteringdaring audiovisual proposals which, despite their interest and cinematographicvalue, haven't found a place of outreach in Spain. RELLUMES will include documentariesand non-fiction but in any case, works that open new ways of communication as adefining label, as well as first and second films of up-and-coming talents whomay find their perfect niche in this section.

The FICX aims tostrengthen its Asturian roots by recovering in its 55th edition thedenomination ESBILLA for a sectionin which the Festival will present a varied selection of the best films of theseason, not necessarily being premiered in the contest of our event.

A separatecall-for-entries – including the information about the awards - will bepublished for the local cinema section DÍA D'ASTURIES together with a specificset of regulations and application form that will be made available shortly inour website. Additionally, Laboral Cineteca will award the CINETECA SHORT FILM prize, consisting of the distribution of thewinning short film at festivals and prominent audiovisual events, both nationaland international.

Given all these,Gijón officially calls national and international filmmakers to be part of thisyear's Festival accordingly with the following deadlines for submissions:

- August 25th. 2017 for all filmswishing to apply for the Enfants Terribles section

- September 20th.2017 for all other sections except for Día D'Asturies (local competitonwhich is subject to a separate call)

Access the festival official regulations here.