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FIKE 2023 - 18th Évora International Short Film Festival will take place from the 4th to the 10th of December 2023.
Please read the Festival Rules carefully.
Registration for pre-selection implies acceptance of this Regulation

1. Conditions for pre-selection
Short films can compete in the categories of: Fiction, Animation and Documentary, lasting less than 40 minutes (including credits), produced or premiered after January 1, 2020. Films submitted to the competition cannot be available on the Web and, preferably , unpublished in Portugal.
All works must have subtitles in English.
There is no limit to the number of works that each director/producer can present to the Festival, and participation is free.
An online form must be completed for each film to be submitted to the Festival, which must be signed and sent to the Festival Organization along with:
Film Technical Sheet
Two photographs (high quality photographs)
Brief bio-filmography of the Director including contacts and date of birth
List of Festivals in which the film participated
List of dialogs in the original language and in English (plain text file, .txt)
H.264 copy with English subtitles.
Authorization from the rights holder (producer or director) for the use of the film in Festival activities.
Press Kit (Press Kit)
Materials sent on physical support (DVD, Blu-ray or Memory stick) must be sent free of charge to the Festival (postage or customs) and sent in accordance with this regulation. All materials sent with costs to the Festival will be rejected. 


Submission of films must be made through the FilmFreeway platform.

Alternatively, subscription can be made by providing a link to download the materials.
Any communication should be made to the email:

2. Conditions of Participation
The films in competition will be presented in the Festival Competition and in the extensions that may be carried out, which are considered authorized unless expressly stated in the film registration.
The participation of a representative of the films in the Festival will be subject to special conditions.
Participation in Festival Workshops, whether paid or free, depends on approval by the Festival Board, all works produced in this context are the property of the Festival. The use of these productions must be authorized by the Festival.

3. Deadlines
Registration limit: July 31, 2023
Notification of selection decision: October 31, 2023

4. Jury and Awards
Festival Jury
The Festival Jury will be chosen among Film Professionals and Specialists who will award the films in the different categories. Jury members will be announced on the Festival Website in good time. The Festival Jury reserves the right not to award a prize in any competition, as well as decide on the attribution of Special Mentions. The attribution of Special Mentions must be unanimous.
Trophy and Diploma:
Best Fiction
Best Documentary
Best Animation
Best Portuguese Short Film

Best European Short Film

New Talent Portuguese Award (monetary prize)
FIKE diplomas
Audience Award

5. Important Provisions
All materials sent for pre-selection will be part of the FIKE archive, with its promoters being authorized to use them for cultural or educational purposes. They will only be returned if expressly requested, by written statement in the act of registration, with all costs being borne by the recipient.
The rights holder authorizes the Festival organization to use the film in its activities.
Excerpts may be used for promotional purposes of the Festival, as well as their use on the Internet, advertising or otherwise. For any other use, the Festival will request written authorization from the copyright holder of the work.

6. Exceptional Situations
The Festival Organization reserves the right to decide in any unforeseen cases as well as to decide, in exceptional circumstances, to select any film that does not fully comply with these Regulations.

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