Spanish satellite operator Hispasat has announced the launch of an international short film festival to promote the ultra HD-4K format. The Hispasat 4K International Festival is open to all films shot in 4K that are no longer than 20 minutes. Participants have until 23 September to submit their entries, the best five of which will be shown on 12 November at the Callao cinema in central Madrid. Other event sponsors include RTVE, Samsung, Dolby and Canon.

Hispasat launched a 4K test channel in Europe in September 2013 using the Hispasat 1E satellite and last year began airing a 4K demo channel in Latin America via its Amazonas 4A satellite.