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Catacumba International Short Film Festival (FICCA't 2016) is part of Catacumba, XIII Fantasy, Science Fiction, Bizarre, Experimental and Horror Film Festival. If the duration of your film is longer than 25 minutes, you can consult the general rules for participate in Catacumba Film Festival 2016.

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1.- This INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is open to filmmakers of any nationality, both individually and collectively.

2.- The theme will focus on HORROR, FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION, GORE, PSYCHOLOGICAL, EXPERIMENTAL, BIZARRE, ANIMATION... and any variation that could be considered appropriate according to the Festival orientation. The organization will evaluate all proposals received with the same procedures.

3.- The maximum duration of the work will be LESS THAN 25 MINUTES. (If the duration is higher, you should consult the regulation of CATACUMBA 2015).

4.- To participate in the competitive sections, the work must have been produced since 1 January, 2014 to present.

5.- The audio could be recorded in any language. Those which are not in Spanish nor Catalan language must be subtitled in any of these 2 languages.

6.-The deadline for submission will be 5th SEPTEMBER, 2016.

The SUBMISSION will be done through any of the following online platforms (including the corresponding online information-sheets) :



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Once uploaded the work, the participant will fill an online information-sheet that will constitute the formal submission to the festival. Participants using the online modality of submission do not have to provide any other information either by postal service or email. Online works will be only accessible to festival staff, collaborators and organizers.

Each author or group can submit more than one work. All documentation received will become part of the festival´s archives. The mere acceptance of participation in this festival will not suppose any economic spending by the organization.

7.- For short films, the festival consists of the following SECTIONS:

- Official Section (Awards)
- Cortometraje más entrañable (Awards)
- Apoyo a la Cinematografía Local (not competitive)

The organization reserves the right to modify the non-competitive categories that are part of the festival.

The organization will select a minimum of ten short films for the official section. These will be projected during the month of November. Six other films will compete for “La muñeca rota al cortometraje más entrañable” Section. The organization reserves the right to expand the number of short films finalists.

8.- The festival provides the following AWARDS and recognitions for the competitive section. These will be awarded by a jury of industry professionals selected by the organization and the audience of the festival:

a.) "Golden Fetus Jury Award for Best Short Film FICCA´t 2016". Statuette and cash prize of 1000 €.
b.) "Golden Fetus Audience Award for Best Short Film FICCA´t 2016". Statuette and cash prize of 250 €.
c.) "Broken Doll Award for Cortometraje más entrañable FICCA´t 2016". Statuette and cash prize of 250 €.
d.) "Award for Best Actress FICCA´t 2016". Award.
e.) "Award for Best Actor FICCA´t 2016". Award.
f.) "Award for Best Special Effects FICCA´t 2016". Award.

The awards will be announced during the prize ceremony. The awards will be given to the participants (or to the person authorized by them for that purpose) in the ceremony and will not be sent by mail in any case, except for the cash prize. The awards are subject to the current withholding tax following legal requirements. The resolution of the organization and the jury will be unappealable. The awards can be declared void.

The organization will provide the winners an image acknowledging the award that can be used in any promotion activity.

9.- The author or owner will maintain their intellectual rights. It is the responsibility of the author that presented films are not subject to any liability. The organization may freely make use of parts of the selected works to promote Catacumba, FICCA´t, the Web and / or the official blog, always respecting copyright.

10.- Sending an application implies the acceptance of these rules. Any issue not covered in these rules will be decided by the Festival organizers.

11.- The organization conserves the right to change these rules with prior notice.

12.- For more information, visit the web and/or write directly to

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