Syncro Film Fest (2)


18 Oct 2023
Call for entries

01 Dec 2023
Standard deadline

20 Apr 2024
Late deadline

07 May 2024
Festival closed

10 May 2024
Notification date

13 Jun 2024
16 Jun 2024


Zapata 567,  1757, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 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  >1' 30'<
 Any language
English Spanish
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Festival start: 13 June 2024      Festival end: 16 June 2024

Syncro is a national and international short film festival that seeks to position and make the short film format visible. The festival proposes a new way of looking at short films, programming each film in an individual screening. We firmly believe that the short film is not a minor format or an opportunity to learn how to make movies. On the contrary, it is cinema in its maximum and most compact expression.

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Regulations and Registration Bases for Syncro, International Short Film Festival

2024 Edition

Syncro, International Short Film Festival of the City of Buenos Aires, will take place from June 13 to 16, 2024 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Applications for the Festival are open for national and international short films.

All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2022.


The Festival program will include competitive and non-competitive sections. The scheduled films will be included in the section that the selection committee considers appropriate.

For the selection, its duration will be taken into account: The festival considers a short film to have a duration of less than 30 minutes.

The Selection Committee may change the section of a film if it deems it appropriate.


The registration of films to the Festival is done through this platform.

The producer who holds the rights must register the film at the Festival, completing the registration form through this platform, which will have the character of a sworn statement and in it declares that he knows and accepts these regulations.

Registrations that are not ONLINE- from any country, including Argentina, will not be accepted.

To send screeners of the works to be selected, you must complete the registration form in its entirety, incomplete registrations will not be accepted.

The deadline to receive the works is April 1, 2024

No film will be registered until receiving the preselection copy online.

For the selection of foreign films, copies with subtitles in ENGLISH must be sent

Along with the screener, the selected participants must upload the following materials to this platform:

2 (two) stills from the film, 300 DPI. Size 10cm high by 15cm wide colour. JPG format

1 (one) photo of the director/s, 300 DPI. Size 10cm high by 10cm wide colour. JPG format

Biofilmography of the director maximum 450 characters with spaces. In the following format, NAME, + 450 characters

Synopsis of the film maximum 600 characters with spaces.

Contact information of the film
Contact person
(CP / POBOX) Province, City, If it is City of Buenos Aires, put (C.A.B.A.) – COUNTRY

The decisions about the editorial contents of the catalog are in charge of the Festival.


All categories are also open to Argentine films.
All categories are competitive and have different types of prizes.

The selection committee will reserve the right to include a film in a category other than the one for which it applied.



In the event that the film is selected, the person who made the registration will be notified and informed of the instructions for sending the projection copy through file transfer platforms.

Once selected, the producer will inform the Festival of the Premiere status with which it will be exhibited at the Festival (World Premiere, international, continental, regional, national or in the metropolitan area).

The jury will be made up of renowned national and international personalities from the audiovisual media. The members of said jury will be announced in a timely manner before the celebration of the festival.

The Selection Committee will be made up of Syncro members, who will carry out their work according to the parameters of quality and creativity previously set by the Festival Management.

No member of the jury may participate in any of the categories.

The prizes may be declared void if the jury considers it so.

The jury's decision is unappealable.


The participants selected for the competitions must send the required film within thirty (30) days of being notified. In said notification they will receive information on the final format in which they must send the film for screening.

Any expense generated by the shipment of the materials will be borne by the selected. The Festival will not be held responsible for any possible damage or loss that the materials may suffer in their shipment.

The films for pre-selection will not be returned in any case.

The organization of the festival assumes that the producers or filmmakers who register through this call have the rights to exhibit their works, Syncro being exempt from any civil or criminal liability.

Films that are in advanced post-production process will be accepted; The consideration of the possibility or not of said films to participate in the Festival will be available to the selection committee.

Films with more than one director will be accepted.

Once registered and selected, the film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival programming, nor can it be exhibited in any other area in Buenos Aires before its official presentation at Syncro.

The people linked to the selected films undertake not to publicize their participation until the Festival's programming is announced by the Festival Organization at a press conference under the risk of disqualification.

press kit
Posters, postcards and press materials will be required, if they are available, to be used by the Festival's press office.

Snippets for promotion

The Festival may use fragments of the films; of a maximum of 3 minutes; national and international, for promotional purposes (for short films, the duration of the fragments may not exceed 10% of the final duration of the works).

If the fragments are not available from the producer of the film, the Festival may copy one or more fragments of the film to be used for promotional purposes during the Festival.

In order to disseminate the programming and each of the selected films, the Festival may use photos and digital clips (less than 3 minutes) of the films on its website.

Screening dates
The assembly of the programming grid and the dates and times of screening of each film are decided by the Festival Organization.

Languages ​​and subtitling
The selected films will be exhibited in their original version.

For foreign films: If there is a projection copy with subtitles in Spanish, it will be preferred for the Festival. If there is no copy with Spanish subtitles, a copy with English subtitles will be required (unless the film is spoken in this language).

In addition, a list of dialogues in the original language and in English (with time codes) and a digital file with the final cut of the film as it will be projected, will be required to prepare the electronic subtitling.

For Argentine films:

If there is a projection copy with English subtitles, it will be preferred for the Festival. If the English subtitled copy is not available, the Festival may require a list of English subtitles (with time codes) and a digital file to prepare the electronic subtitles.

In the case of Argentine films in competition, all copies will be requested to be subtitled, except in cases where the original language is more than one and always with the express authorization of the Festival Organization.

About this regulation

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these regulations.
Any conflict (of organization or operation) not provided for in these regulations will be resolved by the organization of the Festival.


The presentation of the films implies the total acceptance of these bases. The interpretation and application of the same corresponds to the organization of SYNCRO.
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