Interested Filipino documentary filmmakers have up to December 31 this year to register and participate in the VIII International Documentary Festival of Madrid.
In a letter sent by Assistant Secretary Leslie J. Baja of the Office of European Affairs of the Department of Foreign Affairs, the DFA requested the Film Academy of the Philippines to disseminate this information.
Asst. Secretary Baja attached a brochure regarding the rules and regulations of the said festival which will be held from May 6 to 15 next year in Madrid.
Interested filmmakers are advised to register for the festival online thru www.documentamadrid.com and send the DVDs of their films to the following address before December 31:
DOCUMENTA MADRID 11
Paseo de la Chopera, 14
28045 Madrid (SPAIN)
The festival is organized by Madrid’s Government Arts Council to develop, strengthen and disseminate documentary film as an audio-visual medium to reflect the social, cultural, economic, artistic and environmental situations that can be found around the world.
There will be an international and national competitive sections, divided into five categories of competition, shown below:
The international competitive section has three categories: full-length docus (for films exceeding 45 minutes in length, exhibiting a narrative or informative point of view or of social interest regarding current events in the world); original full-length docus (for films exceeding 45 minutes in length, featuring an original or innovative perspective in form and content); and docu short films (films up to 45 minutes in length).
The national competitive section has two categories: full length docus (for films exceeding 45 minutes in length whose production is entirely or mostly of Spanish nationality); and docu short films( for films up to 45 minutes in length whose production is entirely or mostly of Spanish nationality).
All films submitted for competition must be previously unreleased in Spain.
International entries must be submitted in their original language with subtitles in Spanish or English.
All films submitted must have been produced after January 1, 2010 and must be in formats of 35mm or digital betacam pal video.
For the international competition, first prizes in the full-length and original full length categories will be 10,000 euros and a trophy; second prize, 5,000 euros and a trophy; audience prize, 3,000 euros and a diploma; and honorable mention, a diploma. For the docu short films, first prize will be 5,000euros and a trophy; second prize, 3,000 euros and a trophy; audience award, 3,000 euros and a diploma.
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