27th Trophy “Torretes” of Short Films: Regulations (2021 Edition)

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All short films participate in the Official Section.

New for this year is the Youth “Torretes” section (non-competitive), to the works of young filmmakers up to 20 years, presented by the school, workshop or institute. A selection of these films will be screened out of competition, in the events of the Festival.

To promote the Amateur Cinema, works made ​​from NOT_PROFESSIONAL amateur authors and media formats will also compete in one of the sections of the Special Awards.


– Story / Fiction
– Documentary / Feature
– Animation


a.1) Entries must be submitted at www.clickforfestivals.com or www.movibeta.com or via cinema@festimatge.org

a.2) Also they can be submitted in DVD format, in that case each work must be in a single support. On the front of the case must specify: title of work, name of director, section and category in which it competes and duration.

b) Each participant must complete the registration form and may submit one work per category, and section written in this festival. Works produced before the year 2015 will not be accepted.

c) The duration shall not exceed 25 minutes.

d) If the language of the film is not one of the official Festival (Catalan or Spanish), appreciate the work that is reported subtitled in either of these languages​​.


a) There will be two juries, one for the Selection and one for the final Qualification, designated by the Organization of the show. It will be formed by ​​people associated with the film world, the media and culture.

b) The Selection Panel will choose the works that will be screened during the event. The Qualification Jury will assign prizes to selected works.  The results about the selection of films and the veredict of the jury will be then available at the websites www.fotofilmcalella.org and www.festimatge.org

c) The Selection and Qualification jury will be resolve any question of interpretation of the rules and their decisions are irrevocable.


The works selected for the competition will be eligible for the following awards:


1. – “TROPHY HONOUR TORRETES” and € 500 for best short film of the event.
2. – Trophy and € 200 for best short section ARGUMENT FICTION.
3. – Trophy and € 200 for best short section DOCUMENTARY/FEATURE.
4. – Trophy and € 200 for best short section ANIMATION.


5. – Trophy and € 100 for the best amateur short section ARGUMENT FICTION.
6. – Trophy and € 100 for the best amateur short section DOCUMENTARY/ FEATURE.
7. – Trophy and € 100 for the best amateur short section ANIMATION.
8. – Trophy and € 100 for the best short in CATALAN language.
9. – Trophy “CIUTAT DE CALELLA” and 100 € for the best short a producer from Calella or that the main subject of the film is Calella.
10. – Trophy “ALES”
– For best director.
– For best Screenplay.
– For best performance.
– For best still photography.

(The cash prizes are subject to the tax legislation)

The authors of the award-winning films will be invited to attend the Morning Awards Ceremony and Closing ceremony of the 16 Festival of the Image of Calella FESTIMATGE that will take place in the Sala Mozart of Calella on April, 2021.

The trophies of the awarded authors who can not pick them up during the closing ceremony of Festimatge, will be at their disposal until 3 months after the Festival, at the team quarters of Foto-Film Calella.

A single film can awarded with more than a prize. However, the first prize, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are mutually exclusive.


a) Deadline for reception of films: until November 22rd, 2020 at:
Foto Film Calella
PO Box 35
San Joan, 24-08370 Calella

b) The registration document will consist of:

  • – Registration form herein.
  • – Copy of the film in DVD.
  • – Appendix (optional): poster, promotional material, scenario, press-book, film stills, trailer, other …

c) The screenings will be held during the FESTIMATGE – Festival of the Image of Calella (April 2021). Day, place and selected shorts will be listed in the official program of Festimatge

d) For more information, call the numbers: +34 658058782, +34 937660298,  or chack the websites website www.fotofilmcalella.org or www.festimatge.org or via e-mail  cinema@festimatge.org


The films copies of all submitted works will become part of the library of Foto Film Calella. The creators and producers allow the diffusion of their short for promotion purposes of the Festival for the Festival screenings and cultural events.

The works submitted to the contest will be handled carefully. However, the organization is not responsible for any accidental damage or problems that may arise for image rights and copyright of submitted works.

Participation in the competition implies acceptance of these rules.

The Organization will resolve any circumstances not covered by these rules.

Special rates for hotels in Calella by the Tourist Association members – tel. 937692441 or see www.fotofilmcalella.org and www.festimatge.org.