The festival is INTERNATIONAL. Participation in the festival is open to all the filmmakers of any nationality, without age limit.

2.-Characteristics of shorts

2.1- The festival is focused on the fantasy genre, so that short films must belong to this genre in any of its variations: horror, science fiction, fantasy, comedy, thriller, experimental… Whether fiction, documentary or animation. The theme is free. The Organization will assess all proposals received in the same way.

2.2- The maximum duration of the work to competition will be 30 MINUTES.

2.3- To participate in the official section, the work must have been produced starting from January 1, 2015.

2.4- Short films can be made in any language. Works registered for his preselection must be submitted in their original version with SUBTITLES in Spanish, Valencian, English or French if the original version is in other languages different to the Spanish or Valencian.


The deadline for submission and registration is October 31, 2017. The registration will take place by sending online short film using any of the following platforms:

Each filmmaker or group may submit more than one work. The early bird entry fee will be 3 euros for each short film, afterwards the entry fee will be 5 euros. All documents received will become part of the festival’s archives.


For short films, the festival consists of the following sections: – Official section (competitive) and Parallel section (out of competition). The Organization reserves the right to modify the categories in which the festival is divided.

5.- Payment by selection.

The Organization shall pay to all the short films selected in the OFFICIAL SECTION the amount of €100 in payments by selection.

6.- Jury.

The jury will be composed of 6 people, professionals of the film world and representatives of the Organization. The decision of the jury will be unappealable.

10.- Awards.

They will be awarded by a jury formed by professionals of the sector chosen by the Organization, the audience at the projections and the Organization of the Festival.

Awards for the Official section will be established in the following way:

Best Shortfilm Award (1000€ + Trophy)

“ASCOMA” Audience Award (500€ + Trophy)

Special Jury Prize

Best Direction Award

Best Screenplay Award

Best Actor Award

Best Actress Award

Best Cinematography Award

Best Sound Award. (Sponsored by TLM – The Last Monkey, valued at 300€)

Award Best FX

Awards will be made public at the awards ceremony. Trophies will be awarded to the attendees (or a person authorized by them for this purpose) in that ceremony and in no case shall be sent by mail. These prizes will be subject to the established legal deductions. The jury reserves the right to deliver so many special mentions as it considers appropriate or may even declare deserts awards.

11.- Intellectual property

Each participant in a project shall remain the owner of the intellectual property. It will be responsibility of each participant to ensure the work is not subject to any statutory liability and that there are no rights of third parties. The presentation of a short to Maniatic involves, for selected participants, the non-custodial transfer of material to the organizing bodies for use in different activities with the sponsors of the festival.

  • Registration implies acceptance of these rules. any issue that is not covered by this document shall be resolved by the Organization of the Festival.
  • These rules are subject to possible modifications and/or annexes for reasons unrelated to the Organization.
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