EUREKA Festival Universitario De Cine (9)

EUREKA University Film Festival


11 Mar 2024
Call for entries

08 Jun 2024
Festival closed

01 Aug 2024
Notification date

01 Sep 2024
08 Sep 2024


Carrera 4 # 22-61,  -, Bogotá D.C., Cundinamarca, Colombia

Festival description
Student Films
Short film festival >1' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 01 September 2024      Festival end: 08 September 2024


The conditions described below correspond to the requirements proposed by EUREKA University Film Festival and its programming team. The registration and selection of audiovisual pieces sent by those students and filmmakers who would like to be part of the official programming depend on these requirements, bases and conditions.

EUREKA University Film Festival is an event initially organized by students from the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano of Bogota and students from different universities in Colombia. The festival will take place from September 01 to 08, 2023 in the city of Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

The call for entries will be open from March 11st until June 01rd, 2023. The only platform we will enable to receive the audiovisual material will be :

We will not receive short films through other channels unless the platform may present an inconvenience around your application, in this case you can send us the materials of your short film to the following email:


The materials to be sent in those cases are:
-Two (2) copies of the short film
One (1) in códec ProRes 422, contained as .MOV o .MP4 with a minimum resolution of Full HD 1920x1080px.
One (1) in códec H264, contained as .MOV o .MP4 with a minimum resolution of full HD 1920x1080px.
-Subtitles in Spanish and English in a .srt file
-PDF file with the Technical Sheet
-Trailer (if available)
-Official Poster
-3 Stills
-Director and Producer’s picture
-PDF file with Profiles for both Director and Producer
-Instagram account of Director, Producer or Short Film Distributor

You can attach these materials through the platform of your preference, for example: WeTransfer, MyAirBridge, Filemail, etc.

Additionally, the programming team may request short films that they consider should be part of the call by means of the official mail and the festival reserves the power to make direct invitations to outstanding works.


1. The only short films who will be awarded are the ones part of the initial two (2) competitions: OFFICIAL NATIONAL COMPETITION and OFFICIAL INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.

2. Some short films may receive a Honorable Mention or other types of recognition taking into consideration the interests and decisions made by the jury.


1. The call for applications opens on March 1, 2024 and closes on June 01, 2024.

2. We receive audiovisual pieces produced between January 2022 until May 2024.

3. EUREKA University Film Festival is a festival that promotes and recognizes the aesthetic, narrative and technical achievements of a film. The festival will therefore award the winning short films chosen by the jury in the main competitions of the festival: NATIONAL COMPETITION and INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION. In addition, once the short film has been selected, the director will not be able to retract the registration and must commit to the use of his / her audiovisual piece at the festival.

4. The selected short films will sign an exhibition and accommodation authorization with defined clauses that will be made available to the filmmakers. This will allow Eureka University Film Festival to exhibit and preserve the short films that are part of the festival each year. When doing their registration, the filmmaker must download the exhibition rights, sign and send them to the email programació, which are available in the following link: Exhibition Rights. In case that your short film is selected, EUREKA University Film Festival will collect and use these rights, nonetheless if the film is not selected, the release contract will be deleted.

5. Given the case that different activities are carried out about the winning pieces, the directors of the shorts are likely to be invited to these meetings as Q & As and screenings.

6. Short films in National and International Competition must be by students of a university program and / or a national or international university institution. That said, filmmakers can apply as long as their student status is verifiable.

7. Registered short films DO NOT necessarily have to belong to Film and Television faculties or those related to visual art, they can belong to any academic program and at any level of study that is being studied (Undergraduate, graduate, specializations, diplomas, among others).

8. Registered short films may have been made outside of their academic schedules and activities.

9. All applicants are subject to be distributed according to the interests and internal decisions of the programming team in other sections of the official programming, that is, those short films that are not selected in any of the competitions (NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL), can be screened in our selection of Audiovisual Panoramas or Cinematographic Focus if applicable.

10. We receive short films with a maximum duration of thirty (30) minutes, including credits.

11. The formal and narrative diversity of the short films entered in the festival's competitions will be taken into account, the short films can belong to one of multiple of the following genres and formats: FICTION, DOCUMENTARY, EXPERIMENTAL, ANIMATION AND HYBRID.

12. We receive projects of video art, video essay, video installation and fashion films, as long as they are short films faithful to the genre. For this reason, we will not receive advertising works, web series or commercials.

13. Short films with dialogues in Spanish must have English subtitle files available. Likewise, short films with dialogues in English or any other language must have Spanish subtitle files available. The festival will not be responsible for the subtitling of any aspiring or selected short film within the festival's official programming, this is the responsibility of the filmmakers.

14. A maximum of two (2) short films will be received per director.

15. We are not responsible for the copyright and copyright of the short film, this is the responsibility of the filmmakers and their respective legal processes.

16. Applicants must bear in mind that being selected within the official programming means —if applicable— a premiere in the city of Bogotá D.C., Colombia.

17. Short films selected in previous editions of the festival will not be taken into account for the official selection, nor for discussion.

18. The selected short films will be arranged by Eureka University Film Festival for their different communication intentions. To use frames and clips of these to build audiovisual pieces that will function as a communication bridge between the audience and the festival.

19. The short films will be screened by the Eureka University Film Festival in different alternative activities carried out by the festival (the use of the short films for alternative screenings will be previously communicated).

20. The selected short films will be kept on an official archive of the festival, without public access. These materials will be reserved for the internal processes of exhibition and distribution of the festival.



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