MDF is a documentary film and photography festival that aims to show aspects of society that are not disseminated in cinemas, media or channels of distribution of the usual media.
It will show national or international film and documentary photography reports that are concerned with social, political, environmental protection, journalistic or historical research, or show some form of activism in favour of human rights and respect for the environment, or value human relations and the diversity of cultures in a positive light.
From 11 October to 10 November 2023.
12 documentary short films will be selected that will be broadcast in Catalan or with subtitles. These will be finalists and will be part of the official film program of the MDF 2023 festival. Four of the finalist documentaries will be selected to be part of the Aula Doc educational project, aimed at schools. Aula Doc proposes a number of activities to work on cross-cutting themes of the documentary audiovisual genre and, specifically, the short film in question.
In addition, it should be noted that there will be a first prize for best documentary short film and up to a maximum of two works will be able to obtain an honorary mention from the jury.
The publication of the finalist works selected for the festival program will be made public on 1 September 2023. While the Ullastre Award verdict for best documentary short film will be made public during the festival’s central days. The jury will be composed of a team of filmmakers and documentaries, as well as the author of the short film winner of the previous edition.
They will not be able to have content that does not respect any person, group, group or organisation.
They cannot induce proselytism or specific political, religious or hate speech.
Deadline for presentation until 5 June 2023 at 23.59 a.m.
The presentation in this call implies the total acceptance of these bases and their terms and conditions. In addition:
F/16 · RESIDENCE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC CREATION is part of the residences program of Casa d’Artistes and Menorca Doc Fest. Both projects are coordinated by Es FAR Cultural.
Es Far Cultural is a non-profit association with the aim of social and cultural dynamization through the values of singularity, identity and heritage. We work to promote contemporary art, society and culture, promoting the exchange of values through the recovery of spaces for reflection and criticism. We do this through the F.A.R axes (Formation, Arts and Research) that are activated by the realization of art and research residence projects or the creation and dissemination of contemporary art and cultural projects (residences, exhibitions, festivals, workshops or through the radio project Ràdio Far).
Casa d’Artistes is a creation space located in the village of Es Mercadal (Menorca), in the middle of a rural and natural environment. The center hosts cultural workers from the field of arts, culture and thought in general, who need space and time to develop research projects or artistic creation.
Menorca Doc Fest is an independent film and documentary film festival in Menorca. This year, the 5th edition was consolidated as a reference date for the cinema and documentary photography of Menorca and the Balearic Islands.
BASES OF THE CALL
The F/16 residence aims to provide contextualized photographic research and creation on the island of Menorca during a residency in Casa d’Artistes (Es Mercadal).
The call is aimed at visual artists and photographers who base their practice on the field of photography and who have an interest in making a project that has some link with Menorca and agrees with some of the values promoted by the Menorca Doc Fest festival (social and political awareness, respect for the environment, journalistic or historical research, environmental activism and for human rights or a positive look towards human relations and cultural diversity).
We are particularly interested in the projects that are chosen to know and relate to the local context. Also those who propose alternative narratives by hybridizing topics of interest or experimenting with different formats.
A person will be selected for a photographic stay in Casa d’Artistes (Menorca) from 11 September to 16 October, 2023.
WHAT IS ON OFFER?
The artist or photographer undertakes to present the photographic project (completed or in process) as part of the 5th edition of the Menorca Doc Fest. The activity will be a photographic projection with oral presentation of the project.
The artist or photographer will take advantage of the residence for research or creation related to his research, artistic practice or project presented.
The artist or photographer must issue bills for his fees.
The artist or photographer ensures his participation during the dates planned for the festival (not deferable).
There are three days to accept or refuse residence through the formal acceptance document that will facilitate the organization.
Any other expense (allowances, production of work…) will be borne by the artist.
The artist or photographer accepts the terms of the call and the rules of residence.
The artist or photographer authorizes the use of the visual and sound documentation of the F/16 residence for the purposes of the organizing entity (Es FAR Cultural).
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
You must fill in the form and attach a dossier in a single pdf document. The document index will be as follows:
The document may be in Catalan, Spanish or English.
Presentation deadline: 9 June 2023
Resolution: between 15 and 19 June 2023
Acceptance of residence: from 18 to 21 June.
The BIOSPHERE AWARD for creating documentary short films has been created to empower the creation of short documentaries on environment, nature, sustainability, ecology, science and biodiversity, ancestral trades and nature-related lifestyles in the context of the island of Menorca in compliance with the ODS.
Formal and technical requirements for short films
To participate, you must fill the official registration form. With the following required information:
Formal requirements for short films
ACCEPT TERMS OF THE CALL
The presentation in this call implies the full acceptance of these bases and their terms and conditions
Organized by Menorca Doc Fest with the collaboration of the Sant Lluís City Council and the sponsorship of Menorca Preservation.
Menorca Doc Fest with the sponsorship of the Foment del Turisme de Menorca foundation and the support of the Consell Insular de Menorca.