For the ninth consecutive year, the Tenerife International Film Music Festival, FIMUCITÉ, opens its call for works for its competitive section, FIMUCINEMA, endeavored to disseminate and promote the treatment of music as an essential element of a cinematographic production. It is a festival with an open thematic line, with focus on the musical part, presenting an award to those works that, according to the decision of the jury established by FIMUCITÉ, offer the best score and the best implementation of the music with the image. All feature films, short films, documentaries and TV shows, which were produced after 1st January 2019, and have no previous commercial distribution in Spain, can be submitted for the Official Section Competition of FIMUCINEMA 2021. Films that have not been screened in any Spanish festival will also be especially considered.
RULES FIMUCINEMA 2021
The International Film Music Festival of Tenerife, FIMUCITÉ, opens, as part of its activities, an official announcement for cinematographic works for FIMUCINEMA 2021, an event that endeavors to disseminate and promote the treatment of music as an essential element of a cinematographic production. It is a festival with an open thematic line, with focus on the musical part, presenting an award to those works that, according to the decision of the jury established by FIMUCITÉ, offer the best score and the best implementation of the music with the image.
SELECTION OF THE FILMS FOR COMPETITION
All feature films, short films and documentaries, which have been produced after 1st January, 2019, not previously distributed commercially in theatres or in a streaming service in Spain, can submit for the Official Section Competition of FIMUCINEMA 2021. It will be also especially considered those works that had not been screened previously in any Spanish festival. They will be screened in digital format.
Alex North Award for Best Original Score in a Feature film
Any national or foreign production with a running time of at least 60 minutes, in digital format.
Best Original Score in a Short Film
Any national or foreign production with a running time of no more than 30 minutes, in digital format.
Best Original Score in a Documentary
Any national or foreign non-fiction production with a running time of at least 20 minutes, in digital format.
Best Original Song
Original theme created for a feature film, short film or documentary.
The selected works will be screened in digital format. The Selection Committee needs to have the submition copy and a subtitles file (if the language is other than Spanish) required before August, 15, 2021.
The submission free is 5€. The payment can be done in our paypal account or in the platform Filmfreeway.
The submission of films will be made by natural persons or legal entities holding the rights to the films submitted through the entry form which can be downloaded here:
The works submitted for the selection must be obligatory enclosed by the following documents:
Entry form, duly completed and signed.
Short synopsis of the film.
Bio/Filmographies and photographs of the director and the composer of the music in digital format.
Two images of the film, in JPEG high resolution format, for the catalogue and the website in case the film be selected.
Press Dossier, poster and advertising material of the film, for the same goal as mentioned above.
Short description of the characteristics of the music and the musical production.
In case the original language of the film is other than Spanish, the correspondent subtitles file must be attached.
The sending of promotional materials, compulsory or voluntary, gives automatic authorization to the Organization of the Festival to use them in the materials sent to the media.
If needed, all costs for shipping the films for competition are the responsibility of the participant. The Organization undertakes not to give the files with the films to someone else or to screen them without permission of the authors. The Organization of FIMUCITÉ will inform the participant via e-mail of the receipt of the film.
The works for the Official Competition for the Fimucinema 2021 will be selected by the Festival Selection Committee, which will be formed by professionals of both fields (film and music) and representatives of the Organization, acting one of them as Secretary with voice and vote. The Selection Committee will be responsible of forming the Official Program and will select the works according to the guidelines of quality and creativity issued at the Festival. The Committee's decision will be irrevocable and the Organization will inform the participants via e-mail. For general information, the list of selected works will be also on the website of the festival. Once selected, the works in competition cannot be withdrawn from the program on no account. The works will be presented in their original version. All costs for shipping and insurance of the copies and promotional material are the responsibility of the senders. FIMUCITÉ is not responsible for damage to screening copies incurred in shipping.
The Jury will be formed by 4 professionals of recognized musical and/or film prestige, one of which will be acting as Chairman. The Jury will announce the awards during the award gala that will be held September, 26. The decisions of the Jury will be unappealable.
The Jury, formed by professionals of the fields, will give the award of the festival, which will be the FIMUCINEMA statuette, in the case of the Alex North Award, and a plaque for the rest of the categories. In case no representative of the winning film (composer, director, producer) can attend the Closing Gala of the Festival to accept the award, all the shipping costs will be covered by the winner and payed on delivery.
AWARD-WINNING COMMITMENT AND DISTRIBUTION OF WORKS
The Organization of the Festival assumes that the producers or filmmakers submitted to the Competition hold the rights of screening of the works they present. In any case, the Festival Organization exempts from any liability that may result from the violation of this regulation. The Organization of the Festival will not copy or distribute in its entirety the submitted works. The festival will be able to use the trailer or a three minutes clip of the selected works exclusively for broadcasting in the media. FIMUCINEMA will give the participants the Festival Logo with the Award, that must be included in future screenings of the film.
ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES
Sending the entry form, signed, and the film means full acceptance of the Competition Rules, as well as the recognition of the Festival Organization to solve any circumstances not covered by these rules.