1. All the works presented must have been premiered after 1 January 2023.

2. Authors from any country may submit films, provided that they are of legal age and their works are in Spanish, Valencian or subtitled in either language. Each filmmaker may submit as many works as he/she wishes.

3. The works can be fiction, animation, documentary or experimental, as long as their themes are framed in the fantastic context and have not been submitted in previous editions of this festival.

4. The minimum length of the feature films in competition will be 60 minutes, including credits.

5. The maximum length of the short films in competition will be 20 minutes, including credits.

6. The maximum length of the fake trailers in competition will be 3 minutes, including credits.

7. Delivery of materials: after notification of the selection, materials must be sent within the established deadline and in the required formats. In the case of feature films, screenings will be in DCP format.

8. The date for the registration of works will be from Monday 2 September to Wednesday 2 October 2024, inclusided.

9. The registration of the works in competition will only be done through the FilmFreeway platform by paying the minimum fee, which will not be refunded in case the work is not selected.

10. For this year’s edition, Elche International Fantastic Film Festival FANTAELX establishes the following distinctions:


 Best Feature Film: 400 €. National and international feature films in competition screened at the ABC cinemas in L’Aljub shopping centre and in the Valona UMH building will be eligible for this award.

Best Feature Film Project: 300 €. National feature film projects in the fantastic genre in any of its modalities (fiction, documentary, animation, etc.) that are in the pre-production phase, submitting dossiers, designs, storyboards, teasers, etc., will be eligible for this award.

Best International Short Film: 300 € + direct access to Skyline Benidorm Film Festival (Alicante, Spain).

Best National Short Film: 300 € + direct access to Festival de Cortometrajes de Terror y Fantástico 1000 Gritos de Buenos Aires (Argentina).

Best Short Film from Alicante (Spain): 200 € + direct access to the festival Navidades Sangrientas – Weekend Horror Awards from Alicante (Spain). To be eligible for this category, the authors must prove that they were born in the province of Alicante, or have been residents in the province during the filming of the submitted work.

Audience Award: 200 €. All national and international short films and fake trailers screened during the afternoon of 29th November 2024 in the Auditorium of the Congress Centre ““Ciutat d’Elx” will compete for this award.

Special “Social and Fantastic” Award: direct access to Sant Joan d’Alacant Film Festival (Alicante, Spain). The short films in competition in the three categories (Alicante, national and international) will be evaluated to receive this distinction.

Best Fake Trailer: permanent publication of the Falke Trailer on the festival website. Provincial, national and international fake trailers in competition will compete for this award.


11. Award-winning filmmakers who attend the Closing Ceremony of the festival will also receive a gift during the awards ceremony.

12. The cash prizes will be subject to the withholdings established by law, as well as to the expenses derived from bank transactions.

13. Payment for selection: the works selected to compete for Best National Short Film and Best Feature Film will receive, as a payment for selection, the amount of 75 € (subject to the withholdings established by law). In order to receive this payment, the attendance and participation of the person or persons directly related to the creation of the work (direction, cast, production or others previously admitted by the festival) in the corresponding screening session will be required, as well as the prior issuing of an invoice.

14. Participation in the festival implies the acceptance of these rules and regulations and the transfer of the exhibition rights of the works to be screened both at the festival itself and at the collaborating festivals where the winning works will be screened out of competition.

15. The international jury of this year’s festival will select, from among all the works presented, those that will make up the festival’s programme. The decision of the international jury will be final.

16. The festival reserves the right to show the selected works in the venues and public sessions it deems appropriate within the framework of its programme, the screenings of which will be free of charge. The production and distribution companies will cede the rights for the exhibition at no cost to the festival.

17. Participants authorise the dissemination of up to one minute of images of their work in any of the festival’s media. The festival declines all legal responsibility for the work and its content on the authors.

18. In the event that the screening cannot take place for adverse reasons, the selection of the works will also count for the purposes of this edition, with the aforementioned distinctions being granted to the works awarded by the international jury.

19. The authors whose works have been selected will be notified before Thursday 31 October 2024.

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