Call for Entry

10th International Labor Film Festival, Construir Cine – Call for Entry 2023

Dear Asian filmmaker, the International Labor Film Festival, Construir Cine (Argentina) is accepting films until April 10, 2023.

About the festival:
Construir Cine celebrates national and international cinema aiming to recognize and support filmmakers and to improve knowledge, accessibility, and understanding of socio-labor issues among a wide and diverse public.

The Festival seeks to foster creativity and support the dissemination of audiovisual works that contain stories about work and workers, privileging their point of view on the world and social issues affecting their daily work, the life of their families and the reality of the community to which they belong.

Construir Cine is an event organized by UOCRA Foundation for the Education of Construction Workers’ TV channel, —hereinafter, the Organizer, with support from the National Institute of Cinema and Audiovisual Arts (INCAA) and its on-demand platform

Categories:
– International Fiction Feature Film Competition: Feature films (over 45 minutes) of any country of origin.
– International Documentary Feature Film Competition: Documentary films (over 45 minutes) of any country of origin.
– National Feature Film Competition: Documentaries or fiction films whose director is of Argentine nationality and have been filmed entirely in Argentina (over 45 minutes).
– International Fiction Short Film Competition: Short fiction (below 26 minutes) of any country of origin.
– International Documentary Short Film Competition: Short documentaries (below 26 minutes) of any country of origin.
– National Short Film Competition: Documentaries or fiction films whose director is of Argentine nationality and have been filmed entirely in Argentina (below 26 minutes).

Eligibility (International Films):
– The works to be submitted must tell stories related to the world of work and workers. Within this frame, the festival seeks to disseminate inspiring stories that, with an authorial, lucid and critical view, offer the audience a programmatic proposal that invites to reflect on how to ensure a fair transition to achieve the sustainable development goals, (Global Goals), and thus a world with greater social, economic and environmental justice.
– Films should have been produced after June 1, 2021.
– The festival accepts feature (over 45 minutes) and short films (below 26 minutes) of any gernes (narrative, documentary, experimental, and animation).
– The festival prioritizes World, Continental, Regional, and Buenos Aires premiere status in that order.
– Films whose original language is English or with English subtitles/dubbing shall be accepted. If you are selected for the festival you will need to provide Spanish subtitles.
– Films can be submitted via FestHome and FilmFreeway.
– Enrollment in the International Short Film Competition categories, all of them, implies the acceptance of the fact that the works submitted, in case of being pre-selected, at the sole discretion of the organizers, in the platforms of Construir TV and/or the audiovisual platforms of UOCRA Foundation and the associated organizers and through “Canal Construir TV”, and through CINE. AR TV through any public and/or free over-the-air television system, Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), Open Digital Television (TDA) and Satellite Television (TVS), as well as its exhibition in INCAA’s Video on Demand Platform (VOD), CINE.AR PLAY, both in Argentina and abroad.
– Enrolled short films acknowledge that they may be included by Construir Cine in audiovisual collectives, audiovisual organizations, and civil society organizations related to the themes of the Festival, both national and international, for their participation in open selections governed by said groups.
Submission Fees and Deadlines:

* Student Films | Highlighted fees are for FilmFreeway Gold Members

Notification Date: April 10, 2023

We recommend filmmakers to read the full Rules and Regulations here: https://bit.ly/3CWVjRd (Text in Spanish)

We remind readers that the 10th International Labor Film Festival, Construir Cine will take place from May 11 – 18, 2023 both online and in person.

To see other Call for Entries please follow the next link: “Call For Entries

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