Festival Calendar

Sevilla International Film Festival

Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo
Teatro Almeda
c/ Credito 13
41002 Seville
phone +34 955 47 31 99
email: info@festivalcinesevilla.eu

Festival Director
Mr. José Luis Cienfuegos

Year of Foundation 2001

Event Date from 06 November 2020 till 14 November 2020

Event Date

in Seville, Spain

Sections Official Section, New Waves, News Waves Non-Fiction, Europa Junior, Edndless Revolutions, Eurimages Competition, EFA Selection and other non-competitive sections.

Terms of Entry The films screened in the country of origin after January 1st 2017. They must not have been screened in Spain before, only European films.

Subtitles English subtitles recommended Spanish subtitles recommended

Format 35 mm, DCP

Registration Deadline 08 September 2020

Attendance Figures 70,000

Participants of the Film Industry distributors, producers, film directors, actors, agents of different film institutions

Prizes/Awards Official: Golden Giraldillo to the best film, endowed with € 35.000; Special Jury Award (€25. 000); New Waves Award (€ 15.000); New Waves Non-Fiction Award (€ 10.000); Audience Award EFA Selection (€ 15.000); New Waves Special Award (€ 10.000); Endless Revolution Best Film Sward (€ 10.000); Cinephiles of the Future Award (€ 10.000); Europa Junior Award (€ 10.000); Eurimages Award (€ 5.000)

Best Script, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director of Photography

German Films


Official Section
UNDINE by Christian Petzold (DE/FR, Schramm Film Koerner & Weber)
DAU. NATASHA by Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Jekaterina Oertel (DE/UA/GB/RU, Phenomen Berlin Filmproduktion)
FANNY LYE DELIVER'D by Thomas Clay (GB/DE,Essential Filmproduktion)
NEVER GONNA SNOW AGAIN by Malgorzata Szumowska (PL/DE, Match Factory Productions)
NOTTURNO by Gianfranco Rosi (IT/FR/DE, No Nation Films, Mizzi Stock Entertainment)
QUO VADIS, AIDA? by Jasmila Zbanic (BA/AT/RO/NL/DE/PL/FR/NO, Razor Film Produktion)
SIBERIA by Abel Ferrara (IT/DE/MX, maze pictures)

EFA Selection
BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ by Burhan Qurbani (DE/NL, Sommerhaus Filmproduktion)
PERSIAN LESSONS by Vadim Perelman (RU/DE/BL, LM Media, one two films)

Extraordinary Stories. Special Screen
ENFANT TERRIBLE by Oskar Roehler (Bavaria Filmproduktion, X-Filme Creative Pool)

The New Waves
EXILE (EXIL) by Visar Morina (DE/BE/XK, Komplizen Film)
NAKED ANIMALS (NACKTE TIERE) by Melanie Waelde (Czar Film)

Endless Revolutions
UNUSUAL SUMMER by Kamal Aljafari
TIME OF MOULTING (FELLWECHSELZEIT) by Sabrina Mertens (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg)

The world was already a strange place – Short film session
JUST A GUY by Shoko Hara

Andalusian Panorama Shorts
EVERY 75 MINUTES by Borja A. Ortiz Rivero (ES/DE)
INTERKOSMOS by Álvaro Parrilla Álvarez

La ventana cinéfila
FRITZI - A REVOLUTIONARY TALE (FRITZI - EINE WENDEWUNDERGESCHICHTE) by Ralf Kukula, Matthias Bruhn (DE/LU/BE/CZ, Balance Film, Trickstudio Lutterbeck)

Instructions for the world in flames
IN MY ROOM by Ulrich Köhler (DE/IT, Pandora Film Produktion)
BLONDE BARBAREI by Dore O. (Dore O. & Werner Nekes)
KASKARA by Dore O. (Dore O. & Werner Nekes)
FROZEN FLASHES by Dore O. (Dore O. & Werner Nekes)

Number of Films Shown 190

Media Coverage Around 200 accredited journalists with a percentage of 60% of local media and a 30% national and the remainder for international media. Most of the media that cover the Festival are press, and the same quantity for radio and television.

Evaluation The festival concentrates on European Cinema in general. It is rather small but well-organized and has very attractive prices for those distributors bringing their films to the festival or picking up awarded films here. That is why most of the leading distributors use the festivals to launch their films here rather than in Valladolid, which is a more important festival but does not offer any financial support for the Spanish distributors. Annual meeting of the European Film Academy is held at the festival.

Services The cost of transport, including customs fees, insurance of prints as well as their return freight must be covered by the producers or responsible authorities. The Festival is only responsible for the cost of storage and insurance of films while on the premises of the Sevilla Film Festival.

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