Certamen europeo de cortometrajes




  1. The festival is open to short films that are majority European productions. Films of mainly Spanish production and/or Spanish directed short films must be presented in the National Short Film Competition. The selection committee will later select several of these Spanish films for joint participation in the European Competition.
  2. The screening copy of the films can be presented in one of the following formats: Blu-Ray or HD file (video screening support media include: File containers: .mov or .mkv. File coding: ProRes 422 and 422 HQ, H264 or AVI/NDXHD) or DCP, made after the 1st of January 2023 and not registered in previous editions of ALCINE.
  3. The maximum run time for participating films is 40 minutes.
  4. The screening copy of films in languages other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in either Spanish or English.


  5. Each filmmaker may submit as many short films as he or she wants.
  6. A selection committee is responsible for selecting films for participation in the European Competition from all received short films. The contact person indicated on the form will be informed of the result of the selection, whether the short film has been selected or not (please add the e-mails under the domain alcine.org to contacts to avoid the entry in the spam folder). This communication will be made at least three weeks before the festival.
  7. The selected films will be presented in the Film Festival catalogue and will be shown in public screenings during the festival. Screening venues and dates will be announced in the official program of the Festival.
  8. If they so choose, selected films will take part in the online edition of the event through the online platform Filmin. Films can be seen in Filmin during the official dates of the festival. The benefits obtained will be distributed as follows: 60% for the participating short films, 40% for Filmin. (https://www.filmin.es/)
  9. Appeals cannot be made against decisions taken by the Selection Committee and Jury.
  10. The shipping costs of the selected films to the festival must be covered by the senders, and the return costs will be paid by the festival.
  11. The authors of the works selected for the competition will be invited to the Festival for two nights, coinciding with the screening of the film. Accommodation and meals will be paid for by the festival. For the awards ceremony, the winners will be invited again (accommodation and meals).
  12. The organization guarantees to cover expenses incurred from possible damages to, or loss of, projection copies or other physical materials delivered or sent by participants. It will also take responsibility for their replacement.
  13. The producers of the selected short films authorise the use of a fragment of the works (maximum three minutes), for dissemination as informative material in any media, including the Internet. Both the selection and the programming of each work will be communicated on ALCINE's social networks and official website, giving the same treatment to each selected short film. ALCINE is present on twitter (@alcinefilmfest), Facebook (@alcinefestival) and Instagram (@alcinefilmfest) and its official website is www.alcine.org.
  14. The addition of any new awards not currently included in these conditions will be appropriately announced through festival communication channels (Web, press releases etc.).
  15. Participation for everyone involved in the festival requires complete acceptance of these conditions and the resolution of any problem not included therein by the start of the festival. Online registration requires the acceptance of these conditions.
  16. In the event of legal problems, the Spanish version of these conditions will take precedence.


  17. The following is required: 

    - Fill in the online form at www.alcine.org (the link can be found at the end of these regulations).
    - Dispatch of the film online (for free and not to download) with English and/or Spanish subtitles. For an optimal preview quality, we recommend the video to be in HD. If a password for viewing is used, this must appear on the form in the corresponding field. The password must be - maintained until the end of the festival. If it should be changed before the end of the festival, the organization must be notified or the change as soon as possible.
    - Three high-resolution digitalized photos of the film, one photo of the director, and informative materials describing the short film. Photos and documentation must be sent in the online registration or by email to the following address: inscripcion@alcine.org.

  18. The opening date for entries will begin on the day following the registration of this call in the National Subsidies Database and the deadline for entries and shipment of the compulsory material is July 15th 2024.
  19. The films selected must be sent in exhibition format on the date indicated at the time of selection. Participants will be notified of the dispatch method after being selected.
  20. During the festival, the films presented will be available for viewing by invited professionals upon request.
  21. A copy of films sent online will also be kept in the ALCINE archives.
  22. This regulation will be published on the web www.alcine.org, and in the National Database of Subsidies of Spain.


  23. The jury responsible for awards and trophies given to the films selected for the European Competition will be made up of professionals from the cinematographic, artistic, and cultural sector, always in odd number, as well as members of the organization who may put forward opinions but may not cast an official vote.
  24. In the event that the Jury feels it is necessary to have a joint award, the amount of the award will be divided between the works in question.


First Diamond: 5.000 Euros and trophy
Second Diamond: 2.000 Euros and trophy
Third Diamond: 1.000 Euros and trophy

ALCINE is an OSCAR® qualifying festival. The First Prize 'ALCINE' of the European Short Film Competition, if it is a fiction or animation short, will have the option of participating in the selection of the OSCAR® in its corresponding category.

ALCINE Audience Award. Department of Family, Childhood and Youth 

ALCINE Kids Award. Department of Family, Childhood and Youth 
600 €. Awarded by vote of the Children's Jury, only for those national or European children's films selected in the ALCINE Kids section (This is a specific section created for children with films received for the national and European competition. The award can be for a film also participating in the National or European Competition).

The amount of the ALCINE awards will be divided equally between the producer and the director of the award-winning film. This amount is subject to taxation determined by the laws in force at the time. The winners must submit a copy of the producer’s and director’s ID, bank details, documents establishing their tax residence, etc., once notified of the awards.


In order to participate in the European Short Film Competition at ALCINE53, please complete the online form and send us your short films online (for free), documentation, photos, and all required materials by the 15th of July 2024.

ALCINE53 will be officially held between November 7 and 17 in Alcalá de Henares and the screenings of the selected short films in this competition will take place at the Teatro Salón Cervantes and / or the Corral de Comedias within those dates.

Tel.: +34 91 887 05 84
E- mail: inscripcion@alcine.org




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