What is it?

Designed and programmed by Curtocircuíto, #OutraCompostela is an activity focused on vocational and professional education in the field of cinema. It stemmed from the collaboration between the Curtocircuíto Festival and the University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), with the support of Santiago Turismo and the Santiago de Compostela Film Commission.

Who is this intended for?

This activity, which is defined in each edition of the festival and is creative and experimental, is intended for USC students, specifically those attending the School of Communication Sciences (bachelor’s degrees in Journalism or Audiovisual Communication and dual degree).

What is this about?

The participating students will make audiovisual pieces through which they can put into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired at their school. This is an experience in which they are given the opportunity to be experimental and bold.

This year's theme: the narration of the self from a generational perspective.

This year's competition focuses on the film work of duo Caroline Poggi and Jonathan Vinel. Two innovative voices in French cinema who portray youth in constant crisis. Their work explores new paths such as virtuality or video games to talk about maladjustment or nihilism in the face of a bleak outlook. Starting from films such as Martin Pleure or After School Knife Fight, we will develop a generational portrait of our own social experience via the reinterpretation of archive images and the integration of new digital realities, with Santiago de Compostela as the main backdrop.

Bear in mind the work of Poggi and Vinel:

  • The violence and pressure exerted by society on young and/or maladjusted people.

  • Internet and digital technology are spaces in their own right.

  • The aestheticization of urban and rural grey spaces.

Terms and conditions to participate

  • Participation will be in teams, with a maximum of five teams made up of a minimum of three people and a maximum of five people each.

  • All audiovisual pieces must be shot in the city of Santiago de Compostela.

  • Only participants who are students in the School of Communication Sciences may obtain 1 ECTS credit for their participation in #OutraCompostela.

  • Any students wishing to participate must send the following information on each member of their team to the email info@curtocircuito.org.

    • Name(s) and surname(s)

    • Telephone

    • Email

    • ID card no.

    • Year and degree in which they are enrolled

Requirements of the audiovisual pieces

  • The minimum length of any works submitted will be three minutes, and their maximum length will be five minutes.

  • Each piece must be sent through WeTransfer or any other online data and file transfer platform.

  • The deadline for submission of the pieces will be Friday 8 October at 23:59 h.

  • The technical specifications for submitting the pieces will be the following:

    • MOV or MP4 digital file

    • Full HD 1920 × 1080 or HD 1280 × 720 resolution

    • H.264 video coding

    • A bit rate of 8,000 to 40,000 kbit/s

    • Audio: stereo AAC output at 384 kbps

    • The file may not exceed 2 GB in size

    • The Curtocircuíto Festival and Turismo de Santiago – Incolsa reserve the right to reproduce, in full or in part, any pieces submitted for this competition. By entering the competition, the authors of the works accept these terms and conditions.

    • Additionally, Curtocircuíto reserves the right to post any pieces included in this edition on Tumblr’s exclusive web page Outra Compostela.


  • The winning team will be announced at the closing gala of the 18th edition of Curtocircuíto, which will take place in the Teatro Principal on 10 October at 20:30 h.

  • The group that wins this competition will receive a training course at Escola Unitaria for each member of the work team.

In order to adapt this activity to the circumstances resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • Both works filmed by the participants themselves and works based on found footage will be accepted. (The festival will provide the resources needed to create works based on found footage.)

  • Works filmed with either professional materials or other resources, such as mobile phones, will be accepted.

  • Works filmed in either exterior or interior spaces will be accepted.

  • The teams may work remotely to develop their works.

For more information: info@curtocircuito.org.