The Skyline Benidorm Film Festival sets its machinery in motion for the 7th edition, which will be held from March 25 to April 1, 2023. The finalist short films in the official section will obtain the qualifier for the Goya Awards.
From October 26 to December 23, distributors and producers will be able to send their proposals through the Festhome, Filmfreeway and Movibeta platforms.
Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is an international short film festival where different categories are awarded annually and, as in previous editions, it will feature daily screenings, workshops aimed at different audiences, exhibitions, shortpitch, conferences aimed at the industry, masterclasses and talks with professionals.
In the words of its director, Beatriz Hernández, “At Skyline we want to expose, recognize and value the work of professionals in the audiovisual industry in Spain. For these reasons we pursue diversity, innovation, creativity and the promotion of the sector through the participation of professionals and the attending public”.
The axis of Skyline Benidorm Film Festival is its official national section, which has recently obtained the qualifier for the Goya Awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The programming is completed by the Ibero-American section, the European section and the young filmmakers section.
Fiction, animation and documentary works may participate, which have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
Short films may compete in the following sections:
• National Official Section – Goya Awards Qualifier
Only Spanish-produced short films may participate.
• European Section
Short films produced in any country of the European Union except Spain may participate. Works should preferably be registered with Spanish subtitles, although viewing copies with English subtitles will also be accepted.
• Ibero-American Section
Any work whose production comes from a Latin American country.
• Young filmmakers section
National competition for short films directed by students under 25 years of age. The duration cannot exceed 10 minutes and the theme must revolve around gender equality and/or integration.
• Award for Best Valencian Short Film
All the short films participating in the official national section, whose production company has the fiscal domicile in the Valencian Community, may participate.
This year the contest increases its prizes and exceeds 21,000 euros in prizes, distributed as follows:
Selection payment of €200 to the 25 short films that compete in the official section – €5,000
Award for the best national fiction short film (€500) – Goya Awards Qualifier
Award for the best national documentary short film (€500) – Goya Awards Qualifier
Award for the best national animated short film (€500)
Prize for the best Valencian short film (€500)
Best European Short Film Award (€500)
Prize for the best Ibero-American short film (€500)
Prize for the best short film script (€1,000)
Prize for the best national short pitch project (estimated at €12,500)
The following distinctions will also be awarded:
Award for the best short film by a young director (Distribution Award and Trophy)
Best Director Award (Trophy)
Best Production Award (Trophy)
Best Performance Award (Trophy)
Audience Award (Trophy)
Skyline Benidorm Film Festival, one more year boasts of maintaining the payment for selection for all finalist short films in the official national section.
One of the objectives of this contest is to professionalize and value the importance of the short format film industry, with more and more followers, producers and consumers worldwide.
The complete bases of participation in Skyline Benidorm Film Festival can be consulted on the festival website.