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This year, the Festival will be held on 26th to 31st of October 2021.


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 fantastic genre so that, both feature films and 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. It will not be accepted publicity, promotional or touristic films or similar. The Organization will assess all proposals received in the same way.

2.2- The Minimum duration for feature films: 60 minutes. The Maximum duration for short films: 30 minutes.

2.3- To participate in the official section, the work must have been produced starting from January 1, 2019.

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.


Feature films submission deadline: July, 31 2021 Short films submission deadline: August 31, 2021

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 but only one work per author may be selected.

The Entry Fee will be 16 € for each Feature Film.
The Entry Fee will be 6 € for each Short film.
All movies received will become part of the festival’s archives.


-Official section of feature films in competition.

Feature films of fiction, animation or documentaries of any nationality made after January 1, 2019 that have not been commercially released in exhibition rooms, video, television, audiovisual event in the Valencian Community or VOD platforms (video on demand).

-Official Selection of Shortfilms in competition.

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. Payment will be arranged to film producer.

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.

7.- 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:

Awards for the Official Feature Film section:

  • Award Best Feature Film (1000€ & trophy)
  • Audience Award (500€ & trophy)

    Awards for the Official Shortfilm section:
  • Award Best Shortfilm (1000€ & Trophy)
  • Audience Award Best Shortfilm (500€ &Trophy)
  • Special Jury Prize. (Trophy)
  • Best Young Director (Trophy)
  • Best Production design (Trophy)
  • Best Actor Award. (Trophy)
  • Best Actress Award. (Trophy)
  • Best Sound Prize. (300 € discount in services by TLM- The Last Monkey services & Trophy)
  • Award Best FX (Trophy)
  • Award Blogos de Oro (Diploma)
  • Best OST Prize (Musical composition for cinema Course at Yamaha School Music Valencia valued in 700 € & Trophy) 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.

8.- Festival attendance.

Following measures shall be taken regarding the attendance to the festival:

  • Valencian movie or director. Film director must present the movie before the projection at the festival and the colloquy after the screening. Organization shall take all the measures available to ensure director or representative presence. If not, screening fee will be not pay and short film will be out of the Audience Award.
  • Spanish movie or director. Director or team member must confirm attendance (at least to closing ceremony) if short film is awarded. Organization shall take all the measures available to ensure director or representative presence. If not, we will understand that award is refused, and it will be given to substitute (according to Jury indications).
  • Non-Spanish movie or director. Director must send, at least, a video for the closing ceremony. Anyhow, organization shall take all the measures available to ensure director or representative presence. If not, we will understand that award is refused, and it will be given to substitute (according to Jury indications).

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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