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    Bilboko Dokumentalen
    eta Film Laburren
    Nazioarteko Jaialdia
    Azaroak 8 – 15, 2024

    International Festival of
    Documentary and Short Film
    of Bilbao
    November 8 – 15, 2024

    Festival Internacional de
    Cine Documental y Cortometraje
    de Bilbao
    Noviembre 8 – 15, 2024

    ZINEBI – International Festival of Documentary and Short Film of Bilbao is the only international Class A festival in Spain in the documentary and short film category recognised by FIAPF since 1974. ZINEBI is built on more than 65 years of history and takes place in Bilbao every year in November.

    ZINEBI is a festival that firmly supports emerging authors. The International Short Film (documentary, animation and fiction) contest and the ZIFF – ZINEBI First Film international competition—dedicated to first feature films— are our signs of identity. Every year, we also screen carefully selected feature documentary films at Beautiful Docs. We also promote the audiovisual industry from the Basque Country exhibiting a rich selection of Basque short and feature films at Bertoko Begiradak section. Yet, our commitment with Basque and Spanish film industry is developed through ZINEBI Networking, with a wide range of industry talks, conference and meetings.

    ZINEBI also features Mikeldis of Honour, awarded to acknowledge the careers of distinguished directors like Frederick Wiseman, Albert Serra, Agnieszka Holland, Margarethe von Trotta, Marco Bellocchio, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Claire Simon, Wang Bing, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Marta Mészáros, Hirokazu Kore-eda, Liliana Cavani, Barbara Kopple, Imanol Uribe, Carlos Saura, Rita Azevedo Gomes or Aki Kaurismäki, among others.

    This year, ZINEBI will celebrate its 66th edition. We look forward to welcoming you to the festival from 8 to 15 November.

    More information about this year’s festival will be published from September onwards. Until then, you can be part of the festival with your films. Our call for entries will be open until 15 July for short films, and until 31 August for first feature films.

    You can submit your most recent artistic works here

    What are we looking for?

    Short Films

    Call for Entries: 18 March – 15 July 2024

    Films from 2023 and 2024 not exceeding a length of 30 minutes, not previously shown at ZINEBI or rejected by the Festival.

    World, international and European premieres preferred. Spanish premieres required for Basque short films.

    Submit your film


    First Feature Films

    Call for Entries: 18 March – 31 August 2024

    Fiction, documentary and animation feature films from 2024 with a running time of more than 60 minutes.

    Spanish premiere required.

    Submit your film


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