Festival Internacional De Cine De León (10)

FICL Leon International Film Festival


01 Apr 2024
Call for entries

05 Aug 2024
Final deadline


31 Oct 2024
Notification date

30 Oct 2024
03 Nov 2024


Calle Independencia 216 Centro Histórico,  37000, León, Guanajuato, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival >2' 20'<
Feature film festival >70' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2024
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 20'<
 Feature Films  >70' 120'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 30 October 2024      Festival end: 03 November 2024

The International Film Festival of Leon IFFOL, invites all filmmakers to participate in the IFFOL Official Call 2024 from April 1 to August 05 of this year, being able to apply with fiction, non-fiction or animation feature film, short film or short documentary to be part of the 10th Consecutive Edition to be held between October 30 to November 03 of this year. Those selected may be part of the three competitive sections of the festival: International Talent, Local Talent and University Talent.

FICL statuette only for the winner of each category.


International Film Festival of Leon, invites you to participate in its call FICL 2024 under the following categories:

- Feature: the length of the material must be at least 70 minutes, maximum 120 minutes (including credits).

- Documentary - duration of the material should be at least 10 minutes and a maximum of 20 minutes (including credits).

- Short - duration of the material should be at least 2 minutes and a maximum of 15 minutes (including credits).

Participation in these categories will be for domestic and foreign directors.

The productions must be after January 1, 2022.

The audio materials in Spanish must include english subtitles.

The audio materials in english should contain subtitles in Spanish.

The materials in any other language must contain subtitles in Spanish and english.

Under no circumstances may be part of the official selection material including political propaganda.

They will not participate videoclips, trailers and / or teasers.

Local Talent

For the Local Talent section, directors of mexican nationality residing or coming from the state of Guanajuato may participate. The material to participate must have been recorded in the state of Guanajuato, or failing that, contain 70% of the material with locations from at least one municipality in the state of Guanajuato.

University Talent

Filmmakers registered at any university of the 32 federal entities of the Mexican Republic may participate, proving their validity with an official ID from their home school.

*Only one film material per person will be received, i.e., a person can register their material in only one category of the festival, regardless of the category.


Feature film not less than 70 minutes and not more than 120 minutes (with credits included)
Short Documentary no less than 10 minutes and not more than 20 minutes (with credits included)
Short film not less than 2 minutes and not more than 15 minutes (with credits included)
Teasers, trailers and/or video clips will not participate.

Genre, Theme and Classification
Film material of any film genre will be admitted, including docu-fiction for the Short Documentary category and animation for any of the categories.
The theme is free nature.

Only A, AA, B and B15 rated material will be admitted.

No material containing political propaganda or political and social movements will be accepted.

language And subtitles

Material from any language or dialect will be admitted as long as english and spanish subtitles are provided in.
subtitles must be sent together with the material in SRT or WebVTT format.
For material with audio in a foreign language (not spanish) subtitles in english and spanish are required. d. For material with spanish audio, english subtitles are required.

Cinema Format
Any cinematographic format can participate as long as it is larger than 1080p (Full HD).

Material recorded with professional and/or semi-professional cameras may participate.

Material made with smartphones will not be accepted.

Production Dates
Any material produced or completed after january 1 of 2024 participate.

The Official Selection of the material will be announced on September 25 of 2024. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on November 03 of the same year.


The organizing committee has the right to display the materials registered non-profit events and include sample outside competition. Materials enrolled FESTHOME platform will become part of the acquis of the International Film Festival of Leon.

From Apr 1 to August 05, 2024 by FESTHOME plataform.



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