The main objective of VALLADOLID INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is to show and promote films of artistic quality which contribute to the knowledge of worldwide cinematography.
The Festival consists of the following sections:
a) OFFICIAL, offering a panorama of current international cinema. The feature-lengths and shorts in this section may participate in or out of competition.
b) MEETING POINT, a parallel showcase of fiction films worthy of special attention for their subject matter or style.
c) TIME OF HISTORY, consisting of documentaries that deal with moments of history from the privileged viewpoint of cinema.
d) TRIBUTES, devoted to the presentation and analysis of directors, genres, styles, schools, a nation's cinema.
Main prize of the competition is the Golden Spike.