Atresmedia has joined Hispasat and Spanish public broadcaster RTVE in the Ultra HD fiesta taking place in Spain and Latin American countries.
The satellite operator has announced the call for entries for the third edition of its Hispasat 4K International Short Film Festival. As in the former edition, the festival is sponsored by the production company Cine365 Film, leading companies in the film production sector such as Dolby Laboratories, SGO, Fujifilm and the sound studio AdHoc Studios, as well as RTVE
Atresmedia, through its series-themed channel Atreseries, airing in Spain and the Americas, has joined the initiative this year by sponsoring one of the contest awards. The Atresmedia prize for the Best Short Film for TV includes channel broadcast and promotion of the winning film, as well as an interview with its filmmaker.
Following the response by filmmakers and the industry to the festival’s 2015 and 2016 editions, Hispasat and Cine365 have also improved the Best Director award, giving the winner the paid opportunity to direct a feature film in 2018.
Hispasat has set the deadline for the submission of projects as 14 June, while the awards ceremony will be held on 19 October at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid.
The festival is open to films produced in any country, in any genre, with a maximum duration of 25 minutes and shot and post-produced in 4K format. This year, the jury will positively assess those short films whose topic is related in some way to any of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations.
The rules for the contest are available at the official site and all entry forms should be submitted through the Movibeta platform.