Festival de Cine Global de Santo Domingo ()

Santo Domingo Global Film Festival


01 Sep 2023
Call for entries

01 Nov 2023
Festival closed

01 Jan 2024
Notification date

22 Jan 2024
27 Jan 2024


Capitán Eugenio de Marchena #26,  10107, Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival >70'

FIAPF accredited festival logo Accredited
Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films  >70'
 Any language
English Spanish
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Festival start: 22 January 2024      Festival end: 27 January 2024

The Santo Domingo Global Film Festival (FCGSD), an initiative of the Foundation Global Democracy and Development (FUNGLODE), is a unique international experience in the world of film festivals, with its nerve center in the Dominican capital, Santo Domingo In this way, residents have the opportunity to not only watch great movies, but also be part of debates, through cinema, on social, political and economic issues.

In 2017, the FCGSD received accreditation from the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), as a COMPETITIVE FESTIVAL SPECIALIZED in First Films.


The awards ceremony will take place on the closing night of this edition of the FCGSD. As recognition, the winners will receive statuettes.
The amount of the prizes, if any, will be announced on the opening night of this edition.
The Festival Jury undertakes to view all the films in competition in their respective category to issue their decision. It will act under the guidelines and instructions of the Jury Coordination, which will have the exclusive role of facilitator in the award process and related activities.

The festival assumes all the award decisions of the Jury in an absolute and unappealable manner.

It undertakes to notify the winners within up to three (3) days of the results of the winners of each edition. Likewise, it will use the means it deems necessary for the dissemination of the same, such as social networks, web pages, and any other means of official promotion that will also be considered valid in case of not being able to establish direct communication with the users—representatives of each film for any reason.

The following terms and conditions (Terms) govern the registration of a cinematographic work (The FILMS) for the Santo Domingo Global Film Festival (FCGSD) (The festival) to be considered in the present edition.

The registration process will be exclusively through the official platforms of the festival, which will be announced in the call.

This document shall precede any other document prepared by FCGSD or anyone else. Should send any request or concern related to these Terms by email to FTerms@tamoencine.org.

By registering a Film in the Festival for consideration, it has obtained the consent of each and every one of the owners, creators, writers, producer, and any other natural or legal person related to it (“Legal representatives of the film“ ), whose consent may be required to proceed with the registration of the film at the Festival.
They have settled the payment of the corresponding copyright for the script, images, music, and any audiovisual material or any other non-original material subject to intellectual property contained in the film.

That the film is entirely original or adapted from another medium and is NOT a copy of pre-existing and copyrighted original material. The film does not include any other work that is the subject of copyright or additional protection unless that work is in the public domain or of the parties and they have submitted and obtained any and all consents, releases, licenses, and other releases or releases of all kinds necessary for the inclusion or reproduction of any person, character, location, thing, trademark, sound recording, musical composition, or any other work in the film.

That the film does NOT present content that could be considered defamatory to any natural or legal person, nor does it violate common law or legal rights, including, without limitation, the rights of privacy and publicity or any other right of any natural or legal person.

That the film is NOT involved in any litigation process inside or outside the courts of any instance, category, or country for any reason.
That does NOT exist at the time of registration, is in process, nor will there be any agreement made after the registration date, which could prejudice the right of the sending parties to provide the film as contemplated in this document or in conflict with any section of the Terms and Conditions.

The films must be unpublished and have not yet participated in any other festival or event held in the territory of the Dominican Republic before the date of their presentation at the Festival. In this case, the films will be invalidated for the competition and participation in the Festival.
It grants the Festival the rights exclusively for promotional purposes of the Festival and communication or public information of fragments of the literary work. These rights will in no case be for profit.

It will provide all the materials that are necessary or required for the promotion of the Festival, including written, graphic, or audiovisual material, such as plot synopsis, technical and artistic sheets, press books, photographs, trailers, posters, or any other type of promotional material prepared for the Festival. Broadcast of the film. Likewise, it authorizes disseminating and using any medium of said materials.

It is responsible for providing correct and functional contact information for the Festival's use when it deems it necessary.

The films to be registered must be contained in one of the categories detailed below:
First Film Competition "Jimmy Sierra": 70 minutes or more, not including the closing credits.
First Feature Documentary Competition “Fernando Báez”: 70 minutes or more, not including the closing credits.

“Corto Global” Short Film Contest (Fiction and/or Documentary) and Animation: 15 minutes or less, including closing credits. The directors of the short films must be within the age range of 18 to 55 years.

Complete the registration process through one of the platforms designated by the Festival, for which, once completed, you will receive a confirmation communication electronically. The Festival is not responsible for technical failures or of any other type in the registration process or incomplete processes that are not confirmed or validated in accordance with the established procedures.

Provide the Festival with an online link to the film for evaluation by the Festival's programming staff.

The remission in any other form or physical format will NOT be considered valid for registration, including content for reading/writing (RW), Blu-ray, or DVDs.

No physical deposit of the films directly at the Festival offices will be accepted without exception.

The film must have been submitted to the Festival and be available for technical tests no later than 15 days before the opening night of this edition.
Films submitted to the festival through the competition registration cannot demand the payment of projection costs (screening fees). The payment of any cost related to the screening is subject to the sole and exclusive consideration of the Festival.

The Festival only allows DCP projection or downloadable digital links.

Films of any nationality and filmmakers from anywhere in the world can be presented.
The number of films that each applicant can register for is unlimited.

The official language of the country is Spanish. Films in another language must have mandatory Spanish subtitles and optional english subtitles.
A film will not be considered and should not be submitted if it was completed before 18 months from the opening night of this edition or if the film was previously submitted to the Festival for consideration at the Festival.

The representatives of the films that have been awarded agree to mention this award in all publicity and press material, using the logo of the Global Film Festival.

The representatives who make the registration or have selected films release the Festival, the owners of the licenses, successors, members, officers, directors, employees, agents, representatives, associates, and related parties, from any and all liability in the event of fortuitous theft, irregular access or unauthorized copying, or any consideration of copyright infringement of the submitted film while the film is in possession of the Festival.

Participation in this competition implies full acceptance of the rules of the competition. The applicant declares to have read and accepted all the Terms and Conditions and declares his adherence to them and decisions of any kind made by the Festival.

You may, but are not required to, disqualify or reject any entry that you determine, in your sole discretion, does not comply, in whole or in part, with these Terms.

It will designate a Selection Committee or curators who will be in charge of choosing the finalists.

It will select a jury made up of national and international film professionals who will be responsible for choosing the winning films.
It will screen the films publicly during the Festival, according to the calendar determined by the organization of the event and the number of authorized screenings.

Do not assume responsibility for non-compliance in all copyright-related matters by contestants.
It will notify the finalists two (2) weeks before this edition's official announcement to all applicants selected to participate in the Festival.

It will notify the public of the finalists of the competitions one (1) month before the opening night of this edition through our website, social networks, and any other available means.
All applicants who are not selected to participate in the Festival will be contacted by email two (2) weeks before the official announcement of this edition.

You will contact applicants using the contact information provided in the registration form. In case of not receiving a response within the established period, it will not be responsible for the exclusion or any other decision related to the participation of the Film in the Festival.
It is not responsible for unsuccessful attempts to contact applicants using the contact information provided.

It will consider for inclusion in the Festival all eligible films that have been registered within the deadlines announced in the initial call in accordance with these Terms.

It reserves the right to consider, for inclusion in the festival, the films received at any time and through any means, channel, or process, including means, media, or procedures other than those described in these Terms and Conditions.
You are not required to consider including any film submitted through the process described in these Terms and Conditions.

He has sole, absolute, and unappealable discretion in all selection decisions.

You are not required to issue comments, reasons, or any other information regarding the selection or non-selection of any films submitted or relating to the process by which the films were or were not selected.

It is not responsible during or after the selection process for the contents of any internal comments or comments about the film -which may be about the applicant or any other person; nor about any communication by any representative of the Festival regarding the Film or its selection process.

Take all reasonable precautions against hacking. While the films are in the festival's possession, they are safely stored and regularly inventoried. Film access is limited to festival staff who require access to protect and consider submissions. The duplication and loan of the film is not allowed.

It will decide to consider invitations to people related to the film's production team for such purposes, and it will determine the coverage of expenses related to air and local transportation, lodging, diets, or other items that could be considered.

The right of selection is reserved, being able to disqualify, reject, or make the decision not to present any film that does not comply with any of these terms or conditions, previously exposed, or for any other reason that it internally considers valid.

It reserves the right to include new clauses or modifications to the existing ones without prior communication or individual notice to the participants. In this case, the Terms and Conditions will be updated in the media used regularly by the Festival or those that it deems appropriate.

For more information:
Facebook: @TamoEnCineRD
Twitter: @TamoEnCineRD
Instagram: @tamoencinerd
Periscope TV:@tamoencine
Email: FCGSD@tamoencine.org



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