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BCN Fantasy Film Fest 3rd Edition

BCN Fantasci-Film Fest third edition May 2019

Winners BFF 2019

FantasySci-FiTerrorSpecial prize by the attending public Martí Grau

Finalists BFF 2019

Fantasy

Sci-Fi

Terror

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Jury

MIQUEL BARCELÓ GARCÍA (Mataró [Barcelona] – 1948)

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HERNAN FERNÁNDEZ

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JAVIER LOZANO

SPOT BFF 2019

We thank to the director Quentin Lecocq for this great spot.

SHORT FILM COMPETION BASES

Our festival is geared towards science fiction, terror and fantasy, genres. So, fulfilling this conditions, we are currently accepting submissions for our third edition. They should be directed by people over 16 years old.

The Deadline for all three categories is april 25, 2019 at 23:59 (Spain).

The organization reserves their right to close the deadline before this date, if necessary, through online platforms,

Digital files will be part of the heritage of our Festival, and they could be used for non-profit cultural activities or to publicize this festival, so “Festival de Curts BCN Fantascy-film fest” is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from, or the entire film submitted, and accepted for exhibition at the Festival, for promotional purposes or non profit cultual activities. The individual or corporation submitting the film, hereby, warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

OBLIGATIONS OF THOSE WHO SIGN UP

1. Each author and / or collective can present more than one work

2. The organization of the Festival presupposes that the holders of the short films presented have all rights to exhibit and promote the works and material they represent. This festival trusts that they will be responsible for not being subject to any legal claim, and will decline any legal responsibility related to the shortfilms presented and their holders.

3. Shipping costs will be borne by the participants.

SHORT FILMS REQUIREMENTS

  1. The subject of the short films will vary according to the category
  • Cience fiction category: It’s theme will be free, about any secondary genre, nevertheless, science fiction has to prevail, (character of this festival) and using any technique (real image, animation, computer graphics …). Documentary short films will not be accepted..
  • Fantasy Category: It’s theme will be free, about any secondary genre, nevertheless the genre of fantasy has to prevail (character of this festival), and using any technique (real image, animation, computer graphics …). Documentary short films will not be accepted .
  • Terror category: It’s theme will be free, about any secondary genre, nevertheless the horror genre (character of this festival) has to prevail, and any technique carried out (real image, animation, computer graphics …). Documentary short films will not be accepted.

2. Length of short films may not exceed 15 minutes.

3. Short films must have been finished completely after January 1, 2017

4. Registration will be made online and only through one of these platforms:

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5. Registration fees are as follows:

  • from 15 January to 1 April: 2 euros
  • from April 2 to April 20: 5 euros
  • from April 20 to April 25: 8 euros

6. All Short films must be submitted in Spanish or Catalan languages, or, if not, subtitled in one of these two languages.

7. The selected ones are asked to send the short films to HD compatible files as their viewing will be done from a hard disk.

AWARDS

1. This event has four prizes. Three prizes will be chosen by a professional independent jury and another by the attending public at the pass session of finalists.

  • Best fantasy short film: (prize + gift)
  • Best short film of Sci-Fi: (prize + gift)
  • Best horror short film: (prize + gift)
  • Special prize by the attending public: (prize + Gift)

COMMISSION

1. The commission of the BCN Fantastic-film fest is responsible for this festival and for managing the information derived from it.

2. commission responsabilities :

  1. Select short films will be presented to a professional jury and they will be screened on May 18.
  2. Notify the authors of selected films as of May 1, 2019.

3. They reserve the right to:

  1. Reject a work due to poor quality of image or sound.
  2. Modify any point in these rules if circumstances are required (committing to the relevant notifications)

JURY

  1. Decisions of jury will be unappealable.
  2. Our judging panel consists of 3 experienced professionals related to cinema. The jury may grant special mentions (without an economic grant or a trophy). To know more about the jury click here.

EXHIBITION

1. The organization will establish as soon as possible the exact calendar of screening the selected films.

2. The awards ceremony of this festival is scheduled on May 18, 2019 at about 9:00 pm, in Barcelona city.

FINAL PROVISIONS

1. Incidents not contemplated in these bases will be solved by the Festival Commission.

2. Acceptance of these bases implies accepting that the finalist works, in future festival campaigns, as well as the photographs and recordings made during the 2019 festival, may appear in videographic and photographic records, in written press or in digital broadcasts by reason of the Festival BCN Fantasci-film fest (exclusively).

COLLABORATORS

Act 1 – Inauguration of the BFF 2019 festival

Inauguration of the festival

SATURDAY, MAY 4

Jaume Fuster Library 18 h

6.10 pm Concert BSO The Band of the Kostka Music School (EMK) of Jesuïtes de Gràcia Col·legi Kostka will perform fragments of several soundtracks. Directed by Judit Marmi and Lídia Miralles.

  • Superman Theme John Williams Arr. Judit Marmi
  • James Bond Theme John Barry Arr. Judit Marmi
  • Forrest Gump Theme Alan Silvestri Arr. Lídia Miralles
  • Star Wars – Throne Room John Williams Arr. Lídia Miralles

6.30 pm Presentation of the science fiction film EVA (2011) directed by Kike Maíllo and with the presence of its protagonist Clàudia Vega.

7:00 pm screening of the film EVA (2011).

  • Duration, 94 minuts.
  • Country Spain.
  • Address Kike Maíllo
  • Screenplay Sergi Belbel, Cristina Clemente, Martí Roca, Aintza Serra
  • Music Sacha Galperine, Evgueni Galperine
  • Photography Arnau Valls Colomer
  • Casting Daniel Brühl, Claudia Vega, Marta Etura, Alberto Ammann, Lluís Homar, Anne Canovas, Sara Rosa Losilla, Manel Dueso
  • Producer Escándalo Films / Ran Entertainment

Synopsis

Year 2041. In the not too distant future, human beings live accompanied by mechanical creatures. Alex (Daniel Brühl), a prestigious cybernetic engineer, returns to Santa Irene with an assignment from the School of Robotics: the creation of a robot child. During his absence, his brother David (Alberto Ammann) and his fiancee Llana (Marta Etura) have been married. Alex’s routine is changed in an unexpected way by Eva (Claudia Vega), the daughter of Lana and David, a special, magnetic girl, who from the first moment maintains a relationship of complicity with Alex. Together they will embark on a journey that will precipitate them towards a revealing end.

Presented by Jordi de la Torre (@gott37)

All activities are free and will be held in the spaces of the Jaume Fuster Library .

Act 2 – The Bride of Frankenstein

TUESDAY, MAY 7

Gràcia’s history workshop

7.30pm “Classics of science fiction”

Presentation and screening of the film The Bride of Frankenstein (1935) directed by James Whale.

  • Original title The Bride of Frankenstein
  • Year 1935. Duration 75 min. Country United States
  • Direction James Whale
  • Scriptwriter John L. Balderston, William Hurlbut
  • Music Franz Waxman
  • Photography John D. Mescall
  • Casting Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger, Dwight Frye, Walter Brennan
  • Universal Pictures producer

Synopsis

After the flight of the monster (Boris Karloff) created by Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clavell), the sinister Dr. Praetorius (Ernest Thesiger) proposes to the scientist the creation of a companion for the monster.

Presented by Acontraplano

All activities are free and will be carried out at the workshops of Historia de Gràcia.

Act 3 – Tarantula

TUESDAY, MAY 14

Gràcia’s history workshop

7.30pm “Classics of science fiction”.

Presentation and screening of the film Tarantula (1955) directed by Jack Arnold

  • Original title Tarantula
  • Yeara 1955.
  • Duration 80 min.
  • Country Estats Units.
  • Direction Jack Arnold
  • Scriptwriter Martin Berkeley, Robert M. Fresc (History: Jack Arnold, Robert M. Fresc)
  • Music Henry Mancini, Herman Stein
  • Photography George Robinson
  • Casting John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott, Edwin Rand, Raymond Bailey, Hank Patterson, Bert Holland, Steve Darrell, Clint Eastwood
  • Producer Universal International Pictures (UI)

Synopsis

In an isolated laboratory, Professor Gerald Deemer works in a food that would help alleviate hunger that threatens to cause population growth. His experiments have led to certain results; but at the expense of serious disappointments. A day that has absent, two of his colleagues inject the food, with frightful consequences leading them progressively to death, which seems to be Acromegaly. One of both dies, while the other attacks the professor and injects the product before dying. During his battle, a giant tarantula that also received an injection leaves his cage. Since then, it does not stop
grow up.

Presented by Acontraplano

All activities are free and will be carried out at the workshops of Historia de Gràcia.

Act 4 – EVA awards gala

DISSABTE 18 de MAIG

Espai Jove La Fontana

5:00 p.m Session for children’s short films
Screening of short films designed for children

6.00 pm Session of short films
Screening of Short Films finalists of the BCN Fantasci-film fest contest. The session will be divided into three parts: Finalists for the best fantasy short film, finalists for the best short film of Sci-Fi and finalists for the best horror short film.
At the beginning of the sessions, some ballots will be distributed to be able to vote for the prize awarded to the public (public prize Marti Grau)

8:00 p.m. Award Gala awards EVA awards
Award Gala EVA awards to the best shorts at the festival’s competition. The delivery will consist of four prizes and the possibility of the jury granting some access.

  • best fantasy short film
  • best short film of Sci-Fi
  • best horror short film
  • best of the public Marti Grau

The jury is represented by three people: Miquel Barceló, Hernan Fernandez and Javier Lozano.
The three linked to the science fiction cinema professionally.

Presented by Sergi Valdivieso and the collaboration of Juan Antonio Bernal

All activities are free and will be held in the Espai Jove La Fontana spaces.

Act 5 – The Last Man on Earth

TUESDAY, MAY 21

Taller d’història de Gràcia

7.30pm “Classics of science fiction”.

Presentation and screening of the film The Last Man on Earth (1964) directed by Sidney Salkow and Ubaldo Ragon.

  • Original title The Last Man on Earth
  • Duration 87 min.
  • Country United States.
  • Direction Sidney Salkow, Ubaldo Ragon
  • Script Richard Matheson, Furio M. Monetti, Ubaldo Ragon, William Leicester
  • Music Paul Sawtell, Bert Shefter
  • Photography Franco Delli Colli
  • Casting Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Christi Courtland
  • USA-Italy Coproduction Producer; American International Pictures

Synopsis

Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) is the only survivor of a bacteriological war that has ravaged the planet and turned the rest of men into vampires. His life has been reduced to a single task: to eliminate as many of these bloodthirsty beings as possible during the day and to endure his siege every night. For them, the real monster is this man who struggles to survive in the new established order.

Presented by Acontraplano

All activities are free and will be carried out at the workshops of Historia de Gràcia.

Act 6 – The “Gamberra” session

SATURDAY MAY 25

Espai Jove La Fontana

5 pm The “Gamberra” session

Super marathon of films from the REC saga (2007-2014)[•REC], [•REC]2, [•REC]3: Génesis i [•REC]4: Apocalipsis directed by Jaume Balagueró and Paco Plaza.

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Presented by Acontraplano

All activities are free and will be held in the Espai Jove La Fontana spaces.

Act 7 – The Little Shop of Horrors

TUESDAY, MAY 28

Taller d’història de Gràcia

7.30pm “Classics of science fiction”.

Presentation and screening of the movie The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) directed by Roger Corman.

  • Original title The Little Shop of Horrors
  • Year 1960.
  • Duration 72 min.
  • Country USA.
  • Direction Roger Corman
  • Script Charles Griffith
  • Music Fred Katz
  • Photography Arch R. Dalzell
  • Casting Jonathan Haze, Mel Welles, Jackie Joseph, Dick Miller, Myrtle Vail, Leola Wendorff, Jack Nicholson, Tammy Windsor, Toby Michaels, Leola Wendorff, Lynn Storey
  • Co-production Filmgroup / Santa Clara Productions

Synopsis

Seymour Krelboin (Jonathan Haze), a young clerk at a florist’s shop, is in love with his partner Audrie (Jackie Joseph), but she goes out with a sadistic dentist. One day, just after a strange eclipse, he buys a strange plant, which he baptizes as Audrie II. The plant grows quickly, thanks to Seymour providing the food he needs, and becomes a spectacular example, a real attraction for the city.

Presented by Acontraplano

All activities are free and will be carried out at the workshops of Historia de Gràcia.

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