FICMA: when reality surpasses fiction”
The International Environmental Film Festival (FICMA) was founded in Barcelona, Spain, in 1993 and has been held every year since then without exception.
The FICMA is the longest running environmental film festival in the world. It is the only environmental film festival to hold competitions which do not accept productions that are more than a year old. This places it ahead of other festivals of this type. The FICMA is an internationally recognized festival and in the year 2000 received the Princes’ Award (a European Community prize awarded by the European Agency for the Environment of the EC and the Princes’ Award Foundation).
The FICMA has given the cinema an important role in educating, raising awareness and informing, at the same time as entertaining. The FICMA up-holds and defends the idea that “the environment is a human right”, a common good that has a great relevance and importance for our life and that of the planet. Ecology, culture, economics, migrations, wars, the widespread felling of forests and social issues, amongst many many others, are the essence of why this festival was created and continues to thrive until the present day.
This regulation is in force from the beginning of FICMA, and it regulates the participation in the
20th International Environmental Film Festival that will be held in Catalonia, in the city of Barcelona
from November 4th -10th, 2013 .
The festival is open to any natural or legal person, of any age, who has productions completed
after January 1st, 2012. If anyone wants to submit a work completed before the aforementioned date, it
can only be submitted to the International Focus section. If the film is a worldwide premiere or it has not
yet been released in Spain, it can also be submitted to the Premiere section.
The subject of the films or videos must be the environment. Environment understood as being the sum of
everything that surrounds us and how it affects and imposes conditions on our life circumstances in
special. This includes all natural, social and cultural values that influence life on our planet at a given
moment and place. That is, not only the space where we find life but the living beings, objects, water,
earth, air and the relations between them, as well as such intangible elements as culture, that take place in
that space. The categories and sections included are:
a) OFFICIAL SECTION
(Productions completed after January 1stt, 2012)
• DOCUMENTARY (more than 56 minutes)
• DOCUMENTARY SHORT (less than 56 minutes)
• SHORT FILMS (animation included)
b) PREMIERE Worldwide premiere or Catalonia premiere
(Documentary, feature film, short film and animation)
*1 FOCUS: This non-competitive section is open to documentaries and fictions on current issues and/or of
general interest. Any documentary, regardless of its production date, may be entered in this section.
Documentaries entered in the official section in competition may also be entered in this section by ticking the
corresponding box on the entry form.
There is no entry fee. The deadline for entry submissions is June 5th, 2013, 00:00.
Submission must include:
1. Entry form correctly completed and SIGNED.
2. A SNAPSHOT and a PROMOTIONAL POSTER of the film / video, on a CD-R in JPEG format, at 300
Or by e-mail at: email@example.com
3. Brief synopsis in Word or txt format
4. Screening copy for selection on DVD or VHS PAL format and a trailer of the film if available.
5. A photo and filmography of the Film Director
6. If the preview DVD is not in Catalan or Spanish, please send a copy of the dialogues in Catalan,
Spanish or English. Preferably in Word and/or Txt format, on CD-R or by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
FILMS IN OTHER SYSTEMS OR FORMATS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
SUBMISSIONS ARE ALSO ACCEPTED ONLINE THROUGH THE WEB: http://festival.movibeta.com
where you will be able to send the movie more conveniently than through postal service. (We recommend