El Grito: Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico (6)

EL GRITO: International Fantastic Film Festival


07 Jan 2024
Call for entries

29 Feb 2024
Early deadline

30 Apr 2024
Standard deadline

30 Jun 2024
Late deadline

31 Aug 2024
Extended deadline


01 Oct 2024
Notification date

30 Oct 2024
02 Nov 2024


20,  5001, San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 30 October 2024      Festival end: 02 November 2024

El Grito is the first and only fantasy and horror film festival in Venezuela.

We are a space that promotes reflection, meeting and training through fantasy and horror films, serving as a platform for their dissemination and promotion as genres that go beyond entertainment, highlighting its poetic value and its own tools to move from different narratives, techniques and themes. Under the initiative of the El Grito Casa Audiovisual (www.elgritoproduce.com), this meeting was born in December 2019 in the city of San Cristobal, Tachira State.

We look for works that transcend narrative, aesthetic and technical languages ​​within the genre, using history as the main element in his audiovisual proposal, demonstrating as an author, a search for new ways of showing situations, conflicts and twists of the screw hand in hand with references from different disciplines that feed its concept.

EL GRITO seeks to raise its voice until it becomes a thunderous noise that shakes our city and summons for years all kinds of nightmares and monsters that can strengthen our worn out humanity sensibility.

More information in elgritoproduce.com


1) International Feature Film
2) Venezuelan Feature Film
3) International Short Film
4) Venezuelan Short Film
5) Music Video


Best Production
Best Direction
Best Direction of Photography
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects
Best Special Effects
Best Sound Design
Best screenplay
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Best Editor
Audience Award


• The call for film registration for the 6th El Grito Festival has a deadline of Saturday, August 31, 2024 until 11:59 p.m. (Venezuela time).

• Films in the following categories may participate:

International Feature Film
Venezuelan Feature Film
International Short Film
Venezuelan Short Film
Music videos

• Five (5) cash prizes of USD $100 each will be awarded to the winners of the aforementioned categories, in addition to a statuette and certificate.

• The event will take place from October 29 to November 2, 2024 in person in San Cristóbal, Venezuela.

• Feature films with a minimum duration of 60 minutes, short films with a maximum duration of 25 minutes and music videos with a maximum duration of 10 minutes are accepted.

• The works can be of any nationality.

• Feature films and short films can be in fiction, documentary, animation or experimental format and must fit into the genres: fantasy, horror/terror, science fiction, thriller, suspense and related subgenres.

• The works must have a completion date from January 2022, except for the category of Venezuelan feature films that may have a completion date from January 2018.
• Filmmakers selected in previous editions can apply.

• Film reception is via the web through our associated platforms: FilmFreeway and FestHome.

• The registration fee for international feature films is USD $16, while for international short films it is USD $8. Venezuelan participants do not pay a registration fee.

• Feature films and short films that are not spoken in Spanish must include subtitles in this language in SRT format or embedded in the file. If the film does not have subtitles it will not be considered to participate in the event.

• More than one work per director is accepted. However, registration does not guarantee screening/selection within the Festival.

• The Organizing Committee will curate the material received, where the works that participate in the official competition will be selected. The screening schedule will be established according to well-founded criteria.

• Recognitions will be awarded in the following areas, both in feature films and short films:

1. Best Production
2. Best Address
3. Best Photography Direction
4. Best Art Direction
5. Better Visual Effects
6. Best Special Effects
7. Best Sound Design
8. Best Original Soundtrack
9. Best Screenplay
10. Best Male Performance
11. Best Female Performance
12. Best Editing
13. Audience Award

• After the exhibition within the framework of the event, the filmmakers will be given the opportunity to further disseminate their works through screenings in regional and national distribution circuits.

• Registration for the event implies acceptance of all the bases of participation. Please read carefully and send concerns to elgritofestival@gmail.com



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