With a cash prize of 3,000 euros, the “University of Seville” European Film Award is a unique opportunity to embark upon producing a short film. Any university student working for a degree at any European university can present his/her short film project (fiction or non-fiction, of up to 20 minutes’ duration) from 1st September to 31st October, 2014. In addition, the final work will be shown in the 2015 edition of the Seville European Film Festival.
More information on the CICUS website.
Below, the competition rules:
The competition is open to all students registered for the 2014-15 academic year in any of the European universities for studies leading to an official university degree, and to all those people who have concluded said studies in the 2005-2006 academic year or subsequently in any of these universities.
By virtue of the agreement signed with the School of Dramatic Art in Seville, its students and graduates can participate in equal conditions to those at the University of Seville,
Each participant can present one project, in which he/she must figure as its director or producer.
Anyone who has won an award in previous years is excluded.
2. Short film projects
Each participant can present one short film project, fiction or non-fiction (understood to be a film with a duration of less than 20 minutes).
The project must include the following documents, all in electronic format (doc, rtf, odt or pdf format; no other kind of format is allowed):
1. SCRIPT (including story board)
2. SYNOPSIS (max. one page)
3. SHOOTING PLAN (including schedule)
4. DETAILED BUDGET
5. FINANCE PLAN
6. DIRECTOR’S C.V.
7. CREW’S C.V.
8. PROPOSED CAST
9. PROPOSED LOCATIONS
3. Presentation of projects
Projects must be presented on electronic format (doc, rtf, odt or pdf format; no other kind of format will be allowed), through the Centre for Cultural Initiatives of the University of Seville (CICUS). Presentations on paper will not be accepted, nor will any presentation made through the general registry at the University of Seville.
The period for presenting projects opens on 1st Spetember 2014 and will end at 0:00 on 14th September 2014.
It will be stated expressly on the application form that the applicants are the authors of the project, that they are the owners of all its intellectual property rights, and also that they accept the commitment to make the short film and to cede the exhibition rights referred to in clause 5.
Once the award has been decided and announced, the winners will be obliged to present photocopies of their I.D.s or passports, and also to confirm their condition as a student, or as a graduate in the 2005-2006 academic year or subsequently, in accordance with rule 1.
There is one prize of 3,000 euros, which will be submitted to the tax deductions stipulated by law.
The award will be charged against the organic/functional/economic application 18.40.60.01 – 422D – 482 of the University of Seville’s budget for the 2015 fiscal year, for which the appropriate credit retention has been made.
5. Making the short film, Screening within the Seville European Film Festival and the CICUS programming
The prize winner undertakes:
- To make the short film which is the subject of the project
- To include the logos provided by the University of Seville and the Seville European Film Festival of both institutions in the presentation of the short film and to state in the presentation: VII University of Seville European Film Award for short film projects.
- To authorise the screening of the short film within the programming of the Seville European Film Festival in its 2015 edition, and/or in the programming of the Centre for Cultural Inititiatves of the University of Seville (CICUS), ceding to this effect the corresponding reproduction and exhibition rights.
A jury, presided over by the director of CICUS, by the express delegation of the vice-chancellor, and made up of notable figures from the world of cinema proposed both by CICUS and the Seville European Film Festival, will award the prizes.
The jury will value the project’s technical and artistic qualities, and also the consistency of the budget and finance plan. It will particularly value a shooting plan that takes into account the full production of the short film before November 2015, so that it can be shown at the Seville European Film Festival.
The jury can choose not to award the prize and also, if they consider it opportune, award
a second prize without a cash element. The jury’s decision will be final.
Participants resident in Spain, or who are students or graduates from a Spanish university, must present all the documentation to do with the present competition in Spanish.
Participants resident in other European countries and who, in addition, are students or graduates of a non-Spanish university, can present the documentation to do with the present competition in Spanish or English.
8. Accessibility for the hearing impaired
Independently of the language in which the short film is made, both the project and the budget must take into account the subtitling of the film in, at least, Spanish for the hearing impaired.