13th – 21st NOVEMBER 2019


FANCINE – FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL is organized entirely by the University of Malaga, public institution that has among its basic functions the transmission and criticism of the culture.

FANCINE is an adherent member of the European Federation of Fantastic Film Festivals (EFFFF), and as such, nominates in every edition a European short film for the Golden Méliès Award in its category.

FANCINE – FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL of the UNIVERSITY OF MALAGA has as its goal the presentation of a selection of the best world film production of the fantastic genre under all its variants (fantasy, science fiction, horror, adventure, thriller, mystery, action, animation) as well as other similar genres. Therefore, as a non-profit organization, the University of Malaga aims at offering the audience the development of this film genre as well as a better understanding between peoples and different cultures through film creation. This festival is willing to promote cinema among the student population making this event attainable and universal, paying special attention to most disadvantaged sections of society.



3.1. Date of Production
The films in competition must be produced after the 1st of January 2018.

3.2. Running Time
Fancine will consider feature film every film longer than 60 minutes.

The running time of competing Short Films must not exceed 15 minutes.

3.3. Screening Formats
Feature Films: professional digital formats (DCP preferably).
Short Films: HD digital file following encoding settings: video codec H.264, minimum resolution of 720p, (.mov preferably) or DCP
Last minute changes of screening format will be rejected.

3.4. Subtitles
Selected films must be compulsory sent in original version with Spanish subtitles – in case they have dialogues or are in a language different than Spanish. Short films are subjected to the same requirement regarding Spanish subtitling unless they lack dialogue or these are unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation. In the exceptional event that a non-subtitled film is accepted, Spanish or English dialogue lists with time code .doc, .txt, .xls or .rft are required.

3.5. Exhibition Rights
Producers or distribution companies that own the exhibition rights of the selected films will transfer them to Fancine temporally (during the festival).
The official competition of the short film section will be screened during the festival dates in other Andalusian Universities (Proyecto Atalaya).
In the event the festival decides to program a non-competitive section of short films, the company or person who holds the exhibition rights of the short film in Spain must authorize this screening.

The person responsible for the film submission must be authorized by the owner of the distribution rights of the film and commits to not withdraw the copy of the film from the festival.

4.1.- Feature films
The participation of feature films in the competition section will require the prior invitation from Fancine organization.

4.2.- Short films
Fancine accepts entries via only. Log onto the website, set up an account, and submit your film to Fancine – Fantastic film festival of the University of Malaga.
Deadline: July 3rd, 2019
Entry fee: 1USD


All the films presented to participate in the different sections will be chosen by the Selection Committee formed by different professionals of the audiovisual area from the University of Malaga. Decisions taken by the Selection Committee are irrevocable.

Participants who make the submission of a selected film will receive a notification by e-mail. In a period of 15 calendar days starting the following day after receiving the notification, they must send us the information listed below:

• Trailer or promotional video material, without watermarks, at the highest quality possible, to be used for cultural promotion of the Festival.
• At least 5 press photos (of the film and/or shooting) in .jpg format with a minimum quality of 300 dpi (15 x 10 cm).
• A recent photograph of the director in .jpg format and a minimum quality of 300 dpi (15 x 10 cm).
• Biofilmography of the director.
• 2 Posters of the film or digital file in .pdf format.

The exhibition copy of selected films will be received at the festival headquarters no later than November 4th, 2019. Otherwise, organizers of the festival reserve themselves the right to dismiss the selected film replacing it with another.

The person responsible for the submission of a film declares to be authorized by the owner of the distribution rights to provide us with the screening copy and to be committed to not withdrawing the film from the festival.

Organizers of the festival reserve themselves the right to reject a film in case the screening copy does not offer enough quality guarantees.

Not selected short films will be informed at least 15 days before the festival dates.

FEATURE FILMS: shipment expenses of selected feature films will be afforded by the Fancine organization. Competitors must send their films via the transportation company indicated by organizers.

SHORT FILMS: shipment expenses -sending and returning- of selected short films will be covered by participants in all case. It can be done through an online link.

An e-mail to must be sent in order to inform the festival of the film’s title, the date of the shipment and the tracking number.

Screening copies will be returned within a maximum period of thirty days after the festival’s conclusion.

7.- JURY

7.1. Official Jury
Professionals of the film sector and culture will evaluate the films in competition and will grant the Awards of the FANCINE – FESTIVAL DE CINE FANTÁSTICO. People related to production, direction, distribution or any other commercial form of exploitation of the selected films cannot be members of the Jury.

7.2. Young Jury
Students from the different Universities of Andalusia will form the Young Jury. People related to production, direction, distribution or any other commercial form of exploitation of selected films cannot be members of the Jury.

7.3. Audience Jury
Assistants to the screenings of selected films will form the Audience Jury.

Awards will be granted only to films in the competitive sections. In no case, cash awards will be declared ex aequo or void.

Awards are subjected to current laws regarding Personal Income Taxes.

Awards will be entirely given to the person or company who has acquired the rights for distribution of the award-winning film in Spain. In the event the feature film does not have a distributor in Spain, the prize will go to the international distributor. This can be the production company or the company in charge of its international distribution. When advertising the awarded audiovisual work, the winner company commits to include a clear noticeable legend with the corporative image of FANCINE – Fantastic Film Festival of the University of Malaga- (logo and name) referring specifically the Award received.

The Official Jury will grant the following Fancine Awards:
• Best Feature Film, with a cash prize of €9.000 sponsored by The University of Málaga
• Best Director.
• Best Actress.
• Best Actor.
• Best Original or Adapted Screenplay.
• Best Cinematography.
• Best Special Effects.
• Best Soundtrack.

The Young Jury, formed by young university students will grant the following Fancine-Atalaya Awards:
• Best Fiction Short Film, with a cash prize of €3.000 sponsored by Public Universities of Andalusia.
• Best Animation Short Film, with a cash prize of €3.000 sponsored by Public Universities of Andalusia.
• SILVER MÉLIÈS diploma and nomination for Best European Fantasy Short Film for the GOLD MÉLIÈS AWARD sponsored by The European Fantastic Film Festivals Federation

The Audience Jury will grant the awards of:
• Fancine Audience Award for Best Feature Film, with a cash prize of €1.000.
• Fancine-Atalaya Audience Award for Best Live Action Short Film, with a cash prize of €500, sponsored by Public Universities of Andalusia (Proyecto Atalaya).
• Fancine-Atalaya Audience Award for Best Animation Short Film, with a cash prize of €500, sponsored by Public Universities of Andalusia (Proyecto Atalaya).

These awards will be given to the films that receive a greater number of votes. In the event of a tie between two or more films, the Official Jury and the Young Jury will have the casting vote to resolve it.

When the same film wins both the Audience Award and the Official Jury or Young Award, the Audience Award will be given to the film in second place in the ratings.
Accredited media will grant the Gato Rabioso Award for Best Feature Film.

The Festival organization will be able to grant other awards and honorary recognitions not included in these rules, promoted by the organization or other entity with which it has signed the corresponding agreements.

FANCINE – International Film Festival of the University of Malaga is hereby granted the right to use an excerpt no longer than 2 minutes from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes.

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

The submission shall indemnify and hold harmless Fancine International Film Festival of the University of Malaga from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.

In no event, the organization shall negotiate or discuss with the submitters the conditions of these rules. The organization shall decide all matters not provided therein and may authorize exceptions that may contribute to the better success of the competition or improved management.

Inscription or sending a film to the Festival, irrespective of the section, implies unconditional acceptance of these rules. The Selection Committee will decide the matters not foreseen by the rules as well as might authorize exceptions.

The Spanish text of these regulations will be the only valid version in case of discrepancies regarding the meaning of any of the above regulations.


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Universidad de Málaga
29010 Málaga (España)
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