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The IBAFF festival will award 10,000 euros for the best feature film and short film of this ninth edition (12/01/2018)

The Governing Board has approved the call and bases for the 9th edition of the International Film Festival IBAFF 2018, which will be held from March 2 to 10, and has authorized the expense for the sum of 123,600 euros.

In its 9th Edition, the IBAFF will have the following sections: an Official Section, in which some thirty films will participate within the categories of feature film and short film.

There will also be a retrospective, dedicated to a reference figure or cinematography, and a series of films related to the figure or institution to which the honorary prize that the festival awards each year is attributed.

The submitted works, whose registration is free, may be of all genres, of any language, of free theme (although the selection will make special emphasis on those proposals that combine radical, formal demand and narrative searches beyond the conventional cinematographic forms, They will have to be produced after January 1, 2016.

To register you must fill in the registration form available online on the festival website http: // ibaff .

The opening of the registration period and the closing date will be published in the same portal.

A selection committee chosen by the IBAFF management will determine the works that will participate in the festival.

The jury will be composed of experts related to the film industry, the media, culture and the arts.

Among the criteria for the awarding of the prizes, not only those of a technical or artistic nature will be assessed, but also the affinity with the theme and artistic objectives of the Festival: those works that best represent the principles of creative risk, language renewal and willingness to experimentation.

The Jury will award the prize to the best feature film of the official section, endowed with 8,000 euros, and the prize for the best short film with 2,000 euros.

Additionally, the IBAFF establishes the following awards:

- Audience Award.

Granted to a work of the official selection.

This prize will be excluded Murcia productions or mostly Murcia that could participate in the official section.

- Young IBAFF Award, granted by a Jury of students of Secondary or University Education of the Region of Murcia.

- Honorary Prize, awarded by the festival to a figure or cinematographic cultural entity of special relevance.

- Arrebato Prize, awarded by the festival to a filmmaker, film or institution that is related to the Festival's editorial line.

The International Film Festival of Murcia IBAFF (Ibn Arabi International Film Festival) is an initiative of the Center for Contemporary Culture Puertas de Castilla.

It was created in 2010 and its name is inspired by the figure of the great Sufi thinker Ibn Arabi, philosopher, poet and traveler born in Murcia in the twelfth century.

Through its different sections, the IBAFF festival aims to reflect the contradictions and paradoxes of contemporary film practice, an annual event that is a meeting place and a debate from which to feed the cinema with the energy of its avant-garde.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Murcia

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