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Bilbao International Documentary and Short Film Festival

Zinebi - International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao
Colon de Larreategui, 37, 4º D
48009 Bilbao
phone +34-94-4 24 86 98
fax +34-94-4 24 56 24
http://www.zinebi.com
email: info@zinebi.com

Director
Mr. Ernesto del Rio

Program Director / Contact for German Entries
Mr. Luis Mari Egiraun

Year of Foundation 1959

Event Date from 09 November 2018 till 16 November 2018

in Bilbao, Spain

International Competition

Sections International Competition (Short films: animation, fiction and documentary), Retrospectives, Special Programs

Category Documentary, Short

Terms of Entry up to 35 min, completion after 1 January 2017, films have not to be a premiere for the festival, they can have been screened in another festivals before

Genre Animation, Documentary Films, Short Films, Experimental, Fiction

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format DCP, HDCAM, DigiBeta, Beta SP PAL, HD QuickTime

Registration Deadline 15 July 2018

Fees none

Attendance Figures 10,000

Participants of the Film Industry Spanish TV channels, specialized Spanish channels and selection responsible agents from other festivals

Prizes/Awards Grand Prize of the Bilbao Festival (€ 7,000)
Grand Prize for Spanish Films and Grand Prize for Basque Films (€ 5,500)
Golden Mikeldi for Documentary/Fiction/Animation (€ 4,000 each)
Silver Mikeldi for Documentary/Fiction/Animation (€ 3,000 each)
Grand Prix of the Spanish Cinema (€ 5,500)
Grand Prix of the Latin American Cinema (€4,000)

German Films

2018


International Competition
ADA KALEH by Helena Wittmann
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (GB/DE/CH)
RÅ by Sophia Bösch
TRACING ADDAI by Esther Niemeier

ZIFF – ZINEBI First Film
CASANOVA GENE (CASANOVAGEN) by Luise Donschen

Beautiful Docs
MEETING GORBACHEV by Werner Herzog (GB/US/DE, MDR, ARTE)
SEARCHING FOR INGMAR BERGMAN by Margarethe von Trotta (DE/FR, C-Films)

Number of Films Shown 97 films from 35 different countries

Media Coverage local and national TVs, medias, newspapers, radios etc., but few international journalists attend

Specific Characteristics Recognized by FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) as Documentary and/or Short Film Festival. The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation Attractive for short and documentary films. Its specialisation in documentary films makes it unique in Spain.

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