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FIDBA International Documentary Film Festival

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In recent decades, and at one time to the emergence of new technologies that have ended up scanning most of the processes of the film, the documentary has known a notorious and systematic growth around the world. In our country, and for more than one decade, a production before linked almost exclusively to fiction has been swelling their ranks with new topics, new approaches, new geographies, new dilemmas.

It is in this context that FIDBA is proposed as the 1st. International Film Festival dedicated to this genre which films with the same fans - as long as we believe that the forms and the doings of the documentary film are different from those of the fiction - may meet and dialogue among them and with the public. If the documentary is a meeting point for the FIDBA, it is [...]








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Logo of Aguilar Film Festival
Published: 21 Aug 2020
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Aguilar Film Festival

Deadline: 15 Sep 2020

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International Festival

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The Aguilar de Campoo Short Film Festival is consolidated as one of the most veteran and relevant film citations in our country in its genre. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts of Spain, includes it as one of the key festivals for the selection of short films that will compete in the Goya Awards. Throughout the last editions the festival has been making important decisions that commit it to the cinema of our country. In his thirteenth edition he published his manifesto where he exhibited his philosophy and commitment to film. He made the decision to pay for selection to the selected short films thus eliminating economic competition in order to encourage artistic creation and production. Its screening rooms are open to international cinema including all genres, fiction, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Experimental



Aguilar de Campóo, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 06 Aug 2020
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FIDOCS International Documentary Film festival

Deadline: 07 Sep 2020

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The Santiago International Documentary Film Festival (FIDOCS) is the main broadcasting, diffusion, and competition event for documentary cinema in Chile and Latin America.
Focused on the promotion of dialogue and reflection, as well as in training audiences towards the appreciation of documentary film in a context of permanent transformation, FIDOCS seeks to explore the multiple paths available in documentary making as well as in the drifts proper to nonfiction works. In its program, FIDOCS incorporates the works of both experienced and emerging directors in order to address the question of “THE REAL”, and in doing so, it considers the various dimensions, disciplinary frontiers, and tensions that the question “what is real?”, as well as the documentary genre itself, has to [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Santiago, Chile



 
 
 

 
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Published: 24 Jul 2020
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Festival RIZOMA 2024

Deadline: 29 Sep 2020

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RIZOMA is a unique international festival that combines film, art, music, conferences and community engagement to build each edition around a central concept.

Like the rhizome itself, RIZOMA is interconnected, interdependent and non-hierarchical. RIZOMA values that the different branches of culture feed and inspire each other. We believe in the horizontality of a rhizome so it is important to bring together emerging and established artists so that some feed off each other and of course the public as a part of the festival.

Known for having brought to Madrid for the first time creators of the stature of David Lynch, John Waters and Debbie Harry. RIZOMA also stands out for its efforts to bring to light the work of new Spanish artists. To this end, it has created the RIZOMA [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Madrid, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Gijon International Film Festival
Published: 09 Jul 2020
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Gijon International Film Festival

Deadline: 19 Sep 2020

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GIJÓN/XIXÓN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (FICX) aims to showcase a wide and varied selection of auteur cinema currently being produced worldwide and especially focused on innovative films and emerging filmmakers. High quality, personal, young in its shape, edgy and independent cinema at a creative level. During its selection process, the Festival will prioritise those works of interest that have their World, International, European or Spanish premiere at FICX as well as those that do not have commercial distribution agreements in the Spanish territory.

Acknowledged as “Specialized Festival” by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Association)

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Gijón, Spain



 
 
 

 
Logo of Sax International Film Festival
Published: 26 May 2020
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Sax International Film Festival

Deadline: 01 Jul 2020

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The International Film Festival of Sax, in the province of Alicante (Spain), Goya Awards qualifier, stems from the initiative of the filmmaker Miguel Herrero Herrero. Since its creation in 2006,
the festival has the support of Sax City Council but is also backed by: Generalitat Valenciana, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH), Universidad de Alicante, (UA), Diputación de Alicante, ... This, the fourteenth edition of the Film Festival, is the online special edition, a competition for the best short film and project feature films. Encounters and a Master Class for Filmmakers are held hosted by recognized professionals such as the actors Aldo Sambrell, Carlos Santos, Raúl García, Gonzalo García Pelayo, the composer Luis Ivars, the writer and critic Carlos Aguilar...

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Sax, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Bogota International Documentary Film Festival
Published: 24 May 2020
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Bogota International Documentary Film Festival

Deadline: 23 Jun 2020

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The Bogota International Documentary Film Festival (MIDBO), organized by Colombia’s Documentary Filmmakers Guild ALADOS, is a non-fiction cinema specialized event that throughout the last 24 years has been consolidated in Colombia and Latin America as a fundamental space of the exhibition, dialogue, and thinking around non-fiction audiovisual.

Regarding the 26 MIDBO, we would like to invite local and Ibero-American filmmakers and producers to submit their audiovisual works to our 2024 call for films and to participate in the varied formative and debate spaces that will take place virtually and on-site throughout the festival.


26 MIDBO

This year the 26th edition of MIDBO will take place from October 29 to November 4 in Bogotá, Colombia. During the year, MIDBO will screen [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Bogotá, Colombia



 
 
 

 
Logo of Zaragoza International Film Festival
Published: 16 Apr 2020
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Zaragoza International Film Festival

Deadline: 25 Aug 2020

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The Zaragoza Film Festival, founded in 1995 to create a cinematic activity in the city. At first his main title was the Young Filmmakers. Since 2007 its official name became the Zaragoza Film Festival.

Festival with various events, generalist and national character (although some of its events are international).

Starting in 2021, after celebrating the 25th edition of the Festival, we propose an evolution of the project.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 
 
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Published: 03 Apr 2020
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Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival, China (GZDOC)

Deadline: 31 Aug 2020

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https://www.gzdoc.cn/en/index.aspx

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film@gzdoc.cn / screen@gzdoc.cn / project@gzdoc.cn / docshop@gzdoc.cn

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Introduction of GZDOC Four Main Sessions:
GZDOC is the only state-level professional platform with documentary financing and trading functions and has become the pioneer in China's documentary industry, [...]

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental



Guangzhou, China



 
 
 

 
Logo of Tarazona Film Festival
Published: 02 Apr 2020
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Festival de Cine de Comedia de Tarazona Y El Moncayo

Deadline: 14 Jun 2020

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ONLY FOR SPANISH FILMMAKERS // SOLO PARA CINEASTAS ESPAÑOLES

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Zaragoza, Spain



 
 
 
 
Logo of Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia
Published: 27 Mar 2020
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Mostra de Curtas Vila de Noia

Deadline: 31 Jul 2020

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The City Council of Noia convenes the "24th Short Film Showcase Vila de Noia 2023", to be held in the last quarter of this year.

 Fiction  Documentary  Animation  Fantastic  Terror  Other  Experimental  Music Video



Noia, Spain