February 8, 2011

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival


The Barcelona International Audiovisual Festival (FIAB) would like to invite directors of all ages to submit children and youth productions and participate in the 15th edition to be held in November, 2011.

We are interested in documentaries, animations, TV programmes, series and video-games from around the world, which not only entertain but also ideally educate and form the young viewer by promoting values that favor coexistence, respect, solidarity and friendship. Since this year's theme is music, we are especially interested in materials linked to it and focusing strongly on the musical background.

Genre: Children and youth - All public

* Productions for children & young people about children's issues.

* Productions made by young children within a framework of media literacy.

* Productions made by students from schools or universities.

* Productions for all ages, containing values that promote coexistence.

This is a unique media and educational opportunity for filmmakers and production companies from all over the world to showcase their work in Spain and share it with enthusiastic young audiences and media professionals. Every year we collaborate with educators so that groups of school children get to see a wide range of international films that are 90 minutes or less, that they may not otherwise be able to access. We request that films that are not in Spanish be subtitled in Spanish or English.

As with previous years, there is no entry fee and we offer the prestigious UNICEF PRIZE and CREATIVE PRIZE.

Following up last year’s edition, where our efforts to launch new activities in the Festival met with success and were very much enjoyed by an enthusiastic audience, we will embrace them in FIAB 2011 as well.

These new activities consist of:

- Audience Award - Public Mention, where young viewers have the opportunity to vote for their favourite film.

- Professional area, organized by the Catalonian Association of Audiovisual Professionals (CPAC) that awards the Professional Mention.

- Video games to be played every morning. Participants are encouraged to play non-violent and educational games with values to be learned on PCs and Xboxes in the Art, Music and Media documentation Library of CaixaFòrum.

- Guided visit to the Media Library of CaixaFòrum, located just in front of the CaixaForum Auditorium.

To fill out an inscription form and for more information on the rules and regulations, please check out our website. You can copy the inscription form and send it by email to fitb@oeti.org along with a photo for the catalog or fill the form in directly on the website.

European Observatory on Children’s Television (OETI)


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