Festival de Cine de Terror de Molins de Rei (39)

Molins Horror Film Festival



Deadlines

11 Feb 2020
Call for entries

15 Mar 2020
Early deadline

15 Jun 2020
Standard deadline

15 Jul 2020
Late deadline

15 Aug 2020
Extended deadline

9
days

05 Nov 2020
Notification date

06 Nov 2020
15 Nov 2020

Address

PL. MERCÈ RODOREDA, 1,  08750 , Molins de Rei, Barcelona, Spain


Festival description
Horror Films
Short film festival 18'<
Feature film festival >60'


Méliès Qualifier festival logo qualifying festival
Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Genres
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  18'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 06 November 2020      Festival end: 15 November 2020

Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival was established in 1973 in Molins de Rei (Barcelona). In 2020 we will hold the 39th edition.
The Festival consists of a competitive Feature Films Official Sections, Being Different Feature Films Section, Short Films Official Section, Retrospectives, Documentaries, Live shows, Workshops, Networking/Pitching, projections for high-schools, projections for children... and one of the oldest horror movies marathons in the world, our 12 Hours Horror Movies Marathon (1973)...
MHFF - Molins Horror Film Festival is one of the oldest festivals dedicated solely to horror in Spain and in Europe. The Festival is a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation (EFFFF).

There is a Networking with Directors (Short-films and Feature Films) and some Industry guests (the festival invites all directors to come; the expenses are not on our account).

FEATURE FILMS Official Section:
Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best FX
Best Script
Best Music
Audience Award

FEATURE FILMS BEING DIFFERENT Official Section:
Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best script
Audience Award

FEATURE FILMS BLOODY MADNESS Section:
Audience award

SHORT-FILMS:
Best Short-film (1.200€)
Best Script (400€)
Best FX (400€)
Best Actor/Actress
Audience award

Award “Méliès d’Argent” to the Best European Short Film

The short films selected to competition in the Parallel Section Ç-Trencada will be nominated to the PARALLEL SECTION
Ç-TRENCADA AWARD.

Competition of horror and gore short films Rules and Regulations


1. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS


1.1 Only one work per director will be accepted. Short films must not exceed 18 minutes in length (including credits)

1.2 Works which do not fit horror and gore genre will be automatically rejected.

1.3 All short films must have been produced after January 1st, 2019.

1.4 Sections: The short films may be nominated within the following sections:

1.4.1 Official Section: The competition has an international scope.

1.4.2 Parallel Section Ç-Trencada: this parallel section will be devoted to short films with Catalan direction or production or
Catalan spoken ones.

1.5 Participants will personally respond for any affront or violation of the rights of third persons (intellectual or industrial property, industrial exploitation, right to honour, privacy and own image, as well as any other third party right) that might be deduced from their films contents. The Festival will remain exempt from any responsibility.

1.6 Films submitted to preceding editions will be ineligible.


2. REGISTRATION AND SELECTION


2.1 Submissions will be made through FESTHOME.

2.2 Submissions will start on February 1st, 2020.

2.3 The deadline for short films is August 15th 2020, and participating short films must have arrived prior to this date. Films received after this date will not be accepted.

2.4 All entering short films will contain English subtitles (optional for English spoken short films).

2.5 An internal Festival committee will assess the productions fitting the minimal requirements and will decide which of them
can be part of the Festival’s Official Section or the Parallel Section Ç-Trencada.


3. SHORT FILMS SELECTED


3.1 The authors (or contact persons) of short films admitted for competition will be notified by e-mail. They will also be
informed of which of the sections will include their work: either Official Section or Parallel Section Ç-Trencada.

3.2 The short films selected for competition will be announced through the Festival’s own media and social networks. Once the
announcement has been published, the short films’ authors will be able to make their own announcements but not before.

The Festival has the priority for publishing and promoting the short films to be included in the Official Section and the
Parallel Section Ç-Trencada.

3.3 Once a film has been selected, it cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programme for any reason whatsoever.

3.4 Minimal screening requirements: subtitles and technical details.

- Short films selected must be sent in H264.

- Subtitles:

a) All selected short films spoken in other languages than Catalan or Spanish will provide unembedded subtitles in either
Catalan or Spanish in SRT format.

b) All selected short films will also provide unembedded subtitles in English in SRT format (optional for English spoken short films).

In addition, contestants will be asked to fill the following link: www.molinsfilmfestival.com/form-shorts-2020/


4. JURY AND AWARDS


4.1.1 The Jury will consist of people connected with the world of cinema and culture.

4.1.2 Short films in competition of the Official Section will be screened on Saturday, November 7th 2020.

4.1.3 The Festival is a member of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation, so those short films of the Official Section which satisfy the committee requirements may be
nominated for the Méliès d’Argent award.

4.1.4 All Catalan produced films included in the Official Section will be nominated for the Premi TAC award offered by the Federació d’Entitats Cinèfiles Terror Arreu de Catalunya.

4.1.5 The selected short films of the Official Section will compete for the following awards:

1st JURY AWARD 1200€
Award to the Best Screenplay 400€
Award to the Best SFX and/or Make-up 400€
Award “Víctor Israel” to the Best Performance
Award “Manel Gibert” of the Audience
Award “Méliès d’Argent” to the Best European
Short Film

4.1.6 Awards cannot be declared ex aequo or void.

4.1.7 The Jury has the right to award Special Mentions to participants.

4.2 Parallel Section Ç-Trencada

4.2.1 The Jury will consist of people connected with the world of cinema and culture.

4.2.2 The short films selected to competition in the Parallel Section Ç-Trencada will be screened at the Sala Gòtica in Molins de Rei.

4.2.3 The short films selected to competition in the Parallel Section Ç-Trencada will be nominated to the PARALLEL SECTION
Ç-TRENCADA AWARD.

4.2.4 The award cannot be declared ex aequo or void.

4.2.5 The Jury has the right to award Special Mentions to participants.

4.2.6 All Catalan produced short films included in the Parallel Section Ç-Trencada will be automatically nominated for the Premi TAC given by the Federació d’Entitats Cinèfiles Terror Arreu de Catalunya.


5. FINAL CLARIFICATIONS


5.1 Entering the contest implies full acceptance of its Rules and Regulations. Otherwise the short will be disqualified.

5.2 Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of an article in these regulations as well as any other eventuality, it will be settled by the Festival.

5.3 The organisation holds the right to modify the Rules and Regulations with prior communication.

5.4 Short films to competition opting for the Méliès d’Argent award, will follow the rules of the European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation.

5.5 All the short films submitted will be incorporated to the Festival’s video library. The organisation of the Festival will keep the right of using part or all of the presented material
in the promotion of the Festival in non-profit terms.

5.6 Enquiries that should rise can be solved by e-mail at the address Short-film Contest: curts@molinsfilmfestival.com.


Feature film contest rules and regulations


1. All feature films must be submitted through Festhome.


2. The Programming Committee of the Festival will select the films entering to competition.


3. Competition entries will start on February the 10th 2020.


4. The submission deadline for feature films is August 31st 2020.


5. Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival is a specialised competition devoted to the horror genre as stated in the terms and regulations established by the Festival.


6. The festival consists of the following sections to competition:

Official Section
“Being different” Section
“Bloody Madness” Section
Retrospectives (non-competitive)
Tributes (non-competitive)


7. Official Section. All feature films whose content might be considered as belonging to such the horror genre can take part in the competition. No claims against the Jury’s decisions will be accepted and no awards may be declared neither void nor ex-aequo.

The Festival will designate a jury that will award the following prizes:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Special Effects
Best script
Best Soundtrack

The audience will award by means of a polling process the Audience Award “Official Section”.

The winner will be officially revealed in our website on Monday, November 18th 2020. All movies included in the Official Selection will be nominated to this award.


8. “Being different” section. All feature films whose content might be considered as belonging to such the horror genre can take part in the competition. The audience will award by means of a polling process the Audience Award “Being different”.

The Festival will designate a jury that will award the
following prizes:

Best Film
Best Director
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best script

The audience will award by means of a polling process the Audience Award “Being Different” Section. The winner will be officially revealed in our website on Monday, November 16th 2020. All movies included in the “Being different” section will be
nominated to this award.


9. Bloody Madness” section. All feature films whose content might be considered as belonging to such the horror genre can take part in the competition.

The audience will award by means of a polling process the Audience Award “Bloody Madness” Section. The winner will be officially revealed in our website on Monday, November 16th 2020.

All movies included in the “Bloody Madness” section will be nominated to this award.


10. It is the decision of the programmers of the Festival to determine in which section will be the movies programmed.


11. In order to promote the screenings, movie senders will provide the Festival with all advertising materials such as photos, posters, press dossiers, trailer, etc.

If necessary, adequate materials that enable the festival to sub-title the film for exhibition shall be provided. The Festival reserves the right of keeping these materials when the Festival is over.


12. Only DCP or Blu-ray screening supports will be
accepted.


13. The Festival will not accept movie copies that do not fit the essential exhibition quality requirements.


14. The Festival will assume the shipping expenses of the movies to be exhibited except if the destination is another festival. If such festival-to-festival posting was necessary, the receiving festival will assume the shipping expenses from our address to theirs.


15. In the eventuality of damaged copies due to the exhibition during the Festival, the owner will inform the Festival within the following 15 days after the delivery date. The responsibility of the Festival will never be higher than the edition of a new copy, according to the current standard fees charged by the laboratories on the edition of standard copies.


16. The Organisation of the Festival will decide on the exhibition date and hour scheduling.


17. Entering the contest implies full acceptance of its Rules and Regulations.


18. Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of an article in these regulations as well as any other eventuality will be settled by the Festival in agreement with international regulations.

Contact: miquel.pastor@molinsfilmfestival.com


  

 
  

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