Call for entries
Deadline: 11 April 2012

Festival Internacional de Curtas Metragens
20th Curtas Vila do Conde

The 20th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, taking place from 7 to 15 of July 2012, announces the call for entries for new short films produced in 2011 or 2012, within the duration limit of 60 minutes, in film (35 or 16 mm) or video.

You can submit your new films in the following competitions:
– INTERNATIONAL (fiction, documentary and animation);
– PORTUGUESE (fiction, documentary and animation);
– CURTINHAS (dedicated to kid´s films);
– TAKE ONE! (Portuguese film schools; this competition has its own regulation)

Applicants must ensure reception of the films at the festival before the deadlines:
– 11th April 2012 – International, Experimental, Music Videos and Curtinhas Competitions;
– 23rd May 2012 – Portuguese and Take One! Competitions.

Eligible films

Animations, documentaries, fictions, experimental films and music videos, in film or video produced in 2011 or 2012, no longer than 60 minutes, preferably subtitled in Portuguese or English.

Competitive Sections and Awards

Portuguese and International Competition
The jury of this competitive section will be composed of distinguished film professionals, which will award the prizes mentioned below:
– Great Prize “Cidade de Vila do Conde”(2.000 euros*) for the best film in competition;
– Animation Award;
– Documentary Award “Manoel de Oliveira”;
– Fiction Award;
– Best Portuguese Short Film (2.000 euros and lab works on the amount of 5.000 euros *);

The Festival audience will award the film with best average points from all films selected in National and International competitions:
– Audience Award (1.000 euros*)

Music Videos Competition
Dedicated to the most recent Portuguese and International productions, also with a specific jury which will award the:
– Best Music Video Award (1.000 euros*)

Experimental Competition
This competition is dedicated to experimental films particularly those that will reveal a new approach to the art of moving images, sound and music and to their possible creative combinations. The jury of this competitive section will award:
– Best Experimental Film Award

Take One! Competition
Dedicated to films directed by students of Portuguese film and video schools. The jury will award:
– Best School Film Take One! Award
Note: The Take One! competition, regarding films produced in Portuguese schools, has specific regulations, which will be available soon.

Curtinhas Competition
This competition is dedicated to children’s films above 3, and its jury will be composed by a large number of children (7-13 years), which will award:
– Curtinhas Award (1.000 euros*)
* The monetary value or description of each award concerns the previous edition. The festival reserves the right to change prize amounts mentioned above, depending on the amounts and partnerships established with its sponsors.

Onda-Curta Prize
This prize, awarded by a specific jury, will distinguish one or more works selected from among the various competitions. The prize will result in the acquisition of each of the winning works for television broadcast on Onda Curta RTP2 program.

Application form
Deadline: 11/04/12

20th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, Auditório MunicipaI, Praça da República
Sergio Gomes
Vila do Conde
4480-715 Vila do Conde

phone: +351 252 638025 / 646516
fax: +351 252 248416