Montevideo Fantástico 13 (13)

XIII Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival


20 Jan 2020
Call for entries

27 Sep 2021
Festival closed

21 Oct 2022
Notification date

28 Oct 2022
31 Oct 2022


Av. 18 de julio 930,  11100, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<
Feature film festival >60' 100'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 15'<
 Feature Films  >60' 100'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 28 October 2022      Festival end: 31 October 2022

The Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival is the first film festival in Uruguay dedicated to the dissemination of national and international works, related to horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Its objective is to annually present independent and ultra-independent productions that are often considered "minor" and that hardly access to the commercial and cultural circuit.

The Festival has sections dedicated to short and long feature films in competition, as well as exhibitions and parallel shows where classics are exhibited, also as a tribute to different figures of the genre and presented by various specialists.

Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival has been declared of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Education and Culture, of Municipal Interest by the Intendance of Montevideo, and of Tourist Interest by the Ministry of Tourism in Uruguay.

It had spaces in the Punta del Este International Film Festival, LatinUy Film Festival ("Cinema Fantasy" section, in La Barra), Piriápolis de Película International Film Festival ("FantaPiria" section), as well as in several foreign genre festivals ("Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre" from ARGENTINA; Brasilia International Fantastic Film Festival from BRAZIL; "FIXIÓN Fest", from Santiago, CHILE; "Zinema Zombie Fest" from Bogotá, COLOMBIA).

Best Feature Film of the Festival
Best Director (feature film)
Best Screenplay (feature film)
Best Actor (feature film)
Best Actress (feature film)
Best Short Film of the Festival
Best Director (short film)
Best Screenplay (short film)
Best Actor (short film)
Best Actress (short film)
Best Ibero-American Short Film of the Festival
Best Uruguayan Short Film of the Festival
Audience Award for Best Feature Film
Audience Award for Best Short Film
Audience Award for Best Ibero-American Short Film
Audience Award for Best Uruguayan Short Film

1) All materials (short films up to 15 minutes, and feature films up to 100 minutes long) belonging to the horror, fantasy and science fiction genres (animation, real image, documentary), produced after January 1st, 2018, are eligible to participate.

2) Submissions to the Festival must be made exclusively through the FilmFreeway or Festhome platforms. Submissions of films by email, WhatsApp, or social networks will not be accepted. The Festival will not pay any taxes or fees for sending copies, nor screening fees.

3) The regular deadline for receiving films is September 27, 2021. Films may have been produced in any film or digital format, but must be submitted for exhibition in the following formats: .MOV H264 1920x1080 file or similar (MKV, MP4, AVI).

4) In case of films that are not originally in Spanish, they must come with embedded subtitles in Spanish or accompanied by SRT file with the time code to be translated into Spanish (EXCLUDING REQUIREMENT).

5) Feature films that have not been screened in Montevideo, either in commercial or cultural circuits, exhibitions, cycles, festivals, conventions, special screenings or in any type of electronic media (YouTube, platforms), will have maximum priority at the moment of being selected and to integrate the Official Competition.

6) Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these Rules and Regulations of the 2022 edition of Montevideo Fantástico. Any unforeseen event not established in these Rules and Regulations, or arising during the Festival, will be interpreted and resolved solely and exclusively by the Organizing Committee of Montevideo Fantástico, and will not give rise to any subsequent claim.



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