The Festival Internacional de Cine Pequeño from Aspe, in order to promote the creation of scripts for Spanish short films, organizes the script contest with the following participation rules:

1. Contestants

Any natural person, over 18 years of age and of Spanish nationality may participate in the contest.

2. Works

The script must be original and unpublished and any topic. At the time of registration, it must not have become an audiovisual work.

2.1 Works per contestant

Only one script is allowed per contestant.

2.2 Language

The script must be written in Spanish or Valencian. Texts in a different language must be accompanied by their translated version into one of the two languages mentioned.

2.3 Extension

The maximum length of the script is established in fifteen pages (not counting the cover), formatted according to the professional standard. Synopsis, steep outline, treatments, etc. are not accepted.

3. Documentation and registration period

Registration can be done through these form: https://forms.gle/GGBaSPxMuhfk9Pey7

The following PDF documentation must be attached:

  • The script.
  • The plot synopsis with a maximum length of one page.
  • A brief bio-filmography of the author.
  • Document accrediting copyright (Intellectual Property Registry or Safe Creative), which may also be indicated on the cover of the script.
  • Alternatively, you can send any other supporting documentation: dossier, the intention of the story, character design, storyboard, planned casting, financing and exploitation plan, etc.

It’s recommended to attach all the documentation in a single PDF, to achieve that you can use tools like https://www.ilovepdf.com/es/unir_pdf .

The registration period opens on May 1st, 2024 and will close on May 31st, 2024.

4. Jury

A jury appointed by the organization of the Festival Internacional de Cine Pequeño will be in charge of reading all the scripts presented and choosing a winner from among them.

5. Award

The Award for the Best Short Film Script is established, endowed with 500,00€ and a trophy. The ruling will be made official during the closing ceremony of the 11th Festival Internacional de Cine Pequeño, on August 16th, 2024. The organization will contact the winner, prior to that date, in order to facilitate their assistance in collecting the award. Failure to attend the award ceremony won’t imply any loss over the award payment rights.

5.1 Payment

Payment will be made to the author of the work.

The organization will provide the winners with documentation that must be returned, once completed, within 10 business days; This documentation is essential for payment of the prize. In case that this documentation is not submitted on time, it will be understood that the winner has waived the economic endowment of the prize.

6. Copyright

  • The scripts sent to the contest won’t be published in whole or in parts by any digital or printed means and their authors retain all rights to their work.
  • The author of the winning script retains all rights to his/her work. The festival won’t transfer the work to third parties, nor will it publish it totally or partially by any digital or printed means.
  • The sender is responsible for the absence of third party rights to the work and will be responsible for any type of infringement related to intellectual property rights.

7. Making the short film

In the event that the winning script is shot, the short film will automatically be selected in the official section of the festival edition corresponding to the production date of the work.

A winning file will be sent to the winning script with the laurel of the award and can be included at the beginning of the short film credits.

8. Acceptance of the rules

The registration and submission of the work implies acceptance of these rules.

9. Against these rules, their announcement and how many administrative acts derive from it and from the actions of the jury, the interested parties may challenge them in the cases and in the manner established in Law 39/2015 of October 1st of the Common Administrative Procedure.

Organized by:

Department of Festivities of the Excmo. Town Hall of Villa de Aspe

Collaborated by:

Department of Culture

Produced by:


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