Can I submit a documentary?
The Festival makes no distinction between fiction and non-fiction and both options will be considered for all of its sections.
Can I submit a short or medium-length film?
Yes, but only for the Zabaltegi-Tabakalera section.
- Full-length film More than 60’
- Medium-length film From 30’ to 59’
- Short film Up to 30’
If you have a short film made at your school, you can participate in Nest.
¿Can I submit a Project under development?
If you have a project under development, you can register it in the Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum or Ikusmira Berriak residence program, as long as you meet the registration requirements.
Can I submit a film/short film to more than one section?
With the exception of the specific sections (indicated above), short films and medium-length films, all others can be submitted to any of the Festival sections. The Festival Committee will then decide which section is most suitable for the film submitted.
What formats do you accept for pre-selection?
- Link/Screener with password
Does my film have to be subtitled?
Films whose original version is Spanish, Basque, English or French do not require subtitles. All other languages must have subtitles.
Can I submit a work in progress?
Can I submit a trailer?
No. We don’t accept trailers as pre-selection material.
What do you understand by premiere status?
- World premiere
The film has never been officially screened before an audience.
- International premiere
The film has been screened in cinemas or at a national festival in its country of origin, but in no other country.
- European premiere
The film has been screened or released in cinemas outside Europe, but has never been screened in a European country.
- Spanish premiere
The film has never been screened in Spain.
- No premiere
The film has been screened and/or premiered in cinemas including Spain. In this case its only option is inclusion in the Made in Spain or Zinemira Panorama sections.
Can my film participate if it has been released in DVD or Blu-ray?
Yes, but only in the Made in Spain or Zinemira Panorama sections (the latter only in the case of Basque productions).
Can my film participate in the Festival if it has been released in VOD?
Yes, the film can participate in the different Festival sections according to the rules on release corresponding to each section.