Festival Internacional de Cine de Cuenca (0)

Cuenca Internacional Film Festival


04 Oct 2016
Call for entries

01 Jan 2017
Standard deadline

31 Jan 2017
Late deadline

10 Feb 2017
Festival closed

20 Feb 2017
Notification date

01 Apr 2017
06 Apr 2017


Calle Carlos Rigoberto Veintimilla 2-48 y Paucarbamba - Centro Cultural El Avispero,  S/C, Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador

Festival description
Short film festival 40'<
Feature film festival >41'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2015
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  40'<
 Feature Films  >41'
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 April 2017      Festival end: 06 April 2017

FICC is one of the oldest Film Festivals that takes place in Ecuador. In its more than 15 years of history, it has been visited by many of the world cinema most important personalities like Laurent Cantet, Isaki Lacuesta, Goran Paskaljevic and Eduardo Noriega among others.

From 2017 on , FICC will have the 3 following competitive sections: International Feature Films Competition (films with a running time over 41 minutes on any subject, genre and stily), Dark Zone Competition (horror, gore and any fantasy genre films) and the Short Film International Competition.

International Feature Award: u$s 2,000

Dark Zone (Feature Film) Award: u$s 1,500

Best Short Film Award: u$s 800


The International Film Festival of Cuenca will take place from April 1 to April 6, 2017 in the city of Santa Ana of the Four Rivers of Cuenca, Ecuador.


Call for entries for International Fiction, Animation, Documentary and Experimental Feature and Short films are now open.

All productions must have been completed after January 1, 2015.

The registration of films to the Festival must be done through FESTHOME.COM.

Deadline: The producer who owns the rights to the film must register before January 31, 2017

By registering the film throgh official platforms the producer accept these rules and regulations.

The festival will only accept online registrations of films.

No entry fee for Ecuatorian Films.

Registrations will only be completed when the Festival receive a screening link for preselection. All films must have Spanish or English subtitles in case Spanish is not the original language.

First and rough cuts will be accepted for preselection.

The Festival does not require premiers but will give priority to films that have not been previously exhibited in the Republic of Ecuador.

Once registered and selected, the film cannot be withdrawn from the Festival program. or shown in any other area in Ecuador before its official presentation at the FICC.


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

For the selection will take into account its duration: For this festival, feature films must be longer than 41 minutes. Films with durations below 40 minutes will be considered shortfilms.

The Festival will include three competitive sections:

-International Feature Films Competition: National and international fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films with lengths above 41 minutes.

-International Dark Zone Competition: National and international fantasy genre films (horror, gore, suspense, etc) with lengths from 41 minutes on.

-International Shortfilm competition: National and international fiction, animation, documentary and experimental films with durations no longer than 40 minutes.


•Best International Feature Award: u$s 2,000

•Best Dark Zone section Feature Film Award: u$s 1,500

•Best Short Film Award: u$s 800


The Selection Committee shall be composed of members of the FICC, who will carry out their work according to the parameters of quality and creativity set in advance by the Festival.

All screening copy must be sent thought the internet before March 1, 2017.

Selection, screening copy format and delivery information will be notified through the official platforms.

In case of selection the following stuff must be sent to the festival.

-2 (Two) film stills, 300 DPI. Size 10cm high and 15cm wide color. JPG format

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

Director - Biofilmography maximum 450 characters with spaces. In the following format, NAME, + 450 characters

Film -Sinopsis maximum 600 characters with spaces.

-Data Film Contact

Contact person
(CP / POBOX) Province, City, COUNTRY

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


The festival organization presupposes that producers or directors who register through this call have the rights to exhibit their works, are exempted the FICC and the Ecuadorian Corporation of Cinematograph Arts of any civil or criminal liability.

People linked to the selected films undertake not to disclose their participation until the Festival program is announced by the Organization of the same news conference.

Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of these rules. Any conflict (organizational or operational) not covered by these rules will be resolved by the Festival organization.

The presentation of films implies full acceptance of these rules. The interpretation and application of the same corresponds to the organization of the FICC.



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