Novos Cinemas 2023. Call for Entries

NOVOS CINEMAS is an International Film Festival open to emergent filmmakers from all over the world. The festival will have two competitive sections, both of international scope: Official Section and Latexos/Heartbeats, aimed to give visibility to more fragile and intimate productions.

To be eligible, entrants must submit a full-length film (not less than 60 minutes long). The submitted film must be the first or second film directed by the entrant or by the filmmaker the entrant represents. Eligible entries include feature films completed, or whose first public exhibition take place after 1 January 2023 that have not been commercially released in Spanish cinemas or broadcast on Spanish TV channels (private or public) before entering this competition. The admission period will be extended from May 10 to September 10, 2023.


Five prizes will be awarded

1. An International Jury will give away the NOVOS CINEMAS Award to the best feature film on the Official Section with a cash prize of 2.000€. The prize will be shared in equal parts between the producer and the director.

2. A young jury, comprising several university students (UVIGO) designated by NOVOS CINEMAS, will choose the winner of the XURADO NOVO Award to the best director of the Official Section.

3. A jury composed of film critics will award the CRITICS Award to the best Feature film on the competition.

4. The LATEXOS Award, conceived with the collaboration of the NUMAX Cooperative, DUPLEX Cinema, Zumzeig Cooperative, Círculo de Bellas Artes, and CineCiutat, involves the commercial exhibition of the award-winning feature film Latexos section in NUMAX (Santiago de Compostela), DUPLEX Cinema (Ferrol), Zumzeig (Barcelona), Círculo de Bellas Artes (Madrid) and CineCiutat (Palma de Mallorca), and an economic endowment of 500€, in the form of a Grant for the filmmaker of the winning film.

5. The audience will be invited to participate and decide the winner of the AUDIENCE AWARD.

All decisions reached by the judges will be final and may not be contested.