Festival de Cine Infantil Churumbela ()



07 Sep 2022
Call for entries

09 Oct 2022
Festival closed

01 Nov 2022
Notification date

16 Nov 2022
20 Nov 2022


Universidad 671 Col. del Valle,  03100, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 47'<
Feature film festival >48' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 47'<
 Feature Films  >48' 120'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 16 November 2022      Festival end: 20 November 2022

Do you remember the first movie you saw in the cinema when you were a child?

For thousands of Mexican children in vulnerable situations this question has no answer. For this reason and for them, the Churumbela Children's Film Festival was created, which invites all Mexican and Spanish-speaking children to experience cinema in an inclusive, completely playful and entertaining environment.
In its 6th edition, the Churumbela Children's Film Festival will be carried out in a hybrid way where some of the activities, workshops and talks with industry professionals will be held online and others in person with film screenings at the National Center for the Arts, the Museum of Popular Cultures, the A7 film club, the Iztacalco Lighthouse, among others, as well as continuing with the Mission Muhammad program, visiting Community Centers in the CDMX.
The Churumbela Children's Film Festival will take place from Wednesday, November 16 to Sunday, November 20, 2022 with the support of the Trust for the Promotion and Development of Mexican Cinema in Mexico City (PROCINE), as well as in-kind support from the private sector.
Thanks to all the support received, it is possible to bring cinema to all children free of charge so that they can immerse themselves in the wonderful world of filmmaking.
To find out about the program by venue of short films, films and workshops that can be seen in person and online go to our official site: https://www.churumbelafest.com/
The Churumbela Children's Film Festival creates an inclusive environment, promotes dialogue, the seventh art and artistic expression as tools for social transformation and all activities are completely free.

Laureles Churumbela 2022.
Diploma of participation to the work.
Promotion in our social networks and platforms.
Photographs, making off of the broadcast or screening of their work.

Mini-filmmakers Awards

Laureles Churumbela 2022.
Participation diploma.
Mini-filmmaker kit

Thank you for your support!

The CHURUMBELA CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL publishes its call and is open from September 7th and closes on October 9th, 2022, it is aimed at Mexican or foreign filmmakers and producers who have made feature films, short films and cineminutes aimed at children and family audiences; as well as Mexican and/or foreign children mini-filmmakers.
The objective of the call for entries is to gather, disseminate and exhibit national and international films for free, aimed at children and children in vulnerable situations where they have the opportunity to access valuable content that awakens emotions and empathy in them, that can lead to positive learning and that can bring culture through film, which will be decisive for their identity and social inclusion and improve their reality by contributing to Mexican society.
Our exhibition has the following categories:
Showcase of fiction short films, animation, documentary, cineminutos and feature films divided into the categories of the Churumbela festival:
Festival categories may vary depending on the content of the projects entered.
Works made by children between the ages of 5 and 14, either independent or in an open-themed film workshop and ranging in length from 30secs, 1 min or longer.
A. The registration of projects will be carried out through the FestHome platform: https://festhome.com/festival/churumbela-cinema-movil for international short and feature films, and for national films it can be sent to the following e-mail addresses: churumbelaprograoficial@gmail.com programacion@churumbelafest.com
B. The final exhibition formats will be exclusively in downloadable digital file, H264 compression, 4K (4096 x 2160) and/or in H264, (3840 x 2160). In the case of Minicinemasters, it may be received in an HD format (1920 x 1080) type .mov or .mp4.
C. Short and feature films entered may be shot with professional filming equipment or mobile devices.
D. Submit a subtitled version if the film is in a language other than Spanish.
E. The production date of the works can be made between 2018 and 2022, as long as they have not been selected by our festival in previous editions.
F. Works may be submitted by authorized filmmakers, producers and/or distributors. For Mini-Festivals the registration must be done with the support of the tutors.
G. The registration of the works is totally free for nationals.
H. To complement the information of each work it is important to send an e-mail to churumbelaprograoficial@gmail.com programacion@churumbelafest.com with the following information:
● 2 Stills in .jpg format (300 dpi),
● Poster of the film in .jpg format (300 dpi),
● Director's photograph in .jpg format (300 dpi).
● Technical sheet (You can download the format in .doc on this page)
● Trailer of the film for dissemination and promotion in case such material is available.
I. The deadline for submission of the exhibition material is Sunday, October 09, 2022 at 23:45 hrs.
J. The official selection will be published from October 25, 2022 on the social networks and official website of http://churumbelafest.com.
K. Subsequently a letter will be sent to each selected film and we will keep in touch via email.
L. The sample of films that are part of the 2022 Selection of the CHURUMBELA Children's Film Festival will be included in the categories mentioned above.
M. Some of the platforms where the Churumbela selection may be screened are:
* Our website https://www.churumbelafest.com/
* Churumbela social networks
* Festhome TV
* Autocinema (Mérida, Yucatán)
* Community Centers in the CDMX.
N. The material will remain on the website and FESTHOME only during the festival's scheduled exhibition dates, November 16-20, 2022.
O. The festival may make use of the selected material through its social networks and website on special dates, other exhibitions or children's cycles (Children's Day, Earth Day, etc.) during 2023, with prior notice and on a temporary basis.
P. The festival is non-profit, and what we want is to bring your stories to many children to serve as a reflection, inspiration, awareness and to generate self-confidence.



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