Biophilia Festival Internacional de Cine (3)

Biophilia Internacional Film Festival


29 Apr 2023
Call for entries

31 May 2023
Early deadline

31 Aug 2023
Standard deadline

26 Oct 2023
Late deadline

26 Oct 2023
Final deadline


01 Nov 2023
Notification date

04 Nov 2023
30 Nov 2023


Moneda,  06000, México, México, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival 29'<
Feature film festival >30' 150'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  29'<
 Feature Films  >30' 150'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 04 November 2023      Festival end: 30 November 2023

Biophilia is a concept based on respect and love for life and living beings.

Our essence is hidden in the earth, inside everything converges, an infinite cycle that reveals being: sprouting, intertwining, flourishing, and later, being a seed that fell to germinate again. We celebrate the connection of man with the earth, and how from this link, we are able to perceive and build our surroundings, recognize ourselves in the gaze of the other, or ignore a little about our being.

The festival activities will take place in the month of November, we will carry out face-to-face and online activities creating links in three states of Mexico: Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Oaxaca.

Complementario a las exhibiciones y programaciones se impartirán talleres y habrá charlas y master class con especialistas en la cinematografía, estas actividades se realizarán de manera online y presencial (si las condiciones de pandemia lo permite), y están planeadas para los asistentes y el público interesado, buscando impulsar a nuevos autores. Así como actividades especiales para los autores de los cortometrajes ganadores de cada categoría y las menciones honoríficas.

Shorts under 59 seconds
Fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genres

Between 1 and 8 minutes

Fiction, animation and experimental short films
Under 29 minutes

Experimental short films
Under 29 minutes

Non-fiction short films and hybrid genres
Under 29 minutes

Medium and feature films
Fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genres
Between 30 minutes and 150 minutes

National category

Emerging Mexican filmmakers
Fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genres
Under than 20 minutes

1. A Jury will choose a winning work in each category and, if deemed necessary, honorable mentions. Which will be awarded a special recognition.

2. The works of the Official Selection of all categories will be screened in at least one space in Mexico City, the State of Mexico and Oaxaca, and scheduled via streaming.

1. May participate short films completed from January 1, 2010 to 2023. The call is open to all audiences, both nationally and International.

2. Short films may belong to any of the following categories: shorts under 1 minute, short films, medium-length films, feature films, of any genre.

3. The works must have a maximum duration of 150 minutes.

4. The films may be made with any type of camera or digital technology, as long as we can display the film in digital format.

5. The selected foreign films must have subtitles in Spanish for their final screening. It is important that the artist commits to carry out this process, since we are in contact with cultural institutions in Mexico, in addition, the Mexican audience responds better when the works are subtitled.

This process is for all selected foreign autors.
If the autors does not submit his film with Spanish subtitles, he will be disqualified and there will be no refund for his registration, take this information into account before sending your film.

6. We ask that when registering your work, do not change the password or download your project since this does not allow us to evaluate it and is a reason for disqualification.

7. In your registration, use an email that you constantly check since if your email is incorrect or you do not check it, we usually will not be able to establish communication with you. In case you are selected and do not send your digital files, your project will be disqualified.

8. The selected authors must send their film in a download link, through platforms such as: Dropbox, We transfer, Vimeo, Drive or similar. The format must be MP4, H264 codec.

9. The registration deadline is 26 october 2023. Registrations made after this date will not be taken into account.

10. The official selection will be announced via email as well as the festival's official social networks from 29 october 2022.

11. The Jury's decision will be final.

12. The selected works will be screened and scheduled from november 07 to november 30, 2023.

13. Contestants are responsible for the rights of the submitted works.

14. The projection times will be announced in the official program of the Festival, as well
as in social networks.

15. The Festival may use fragments of the selected films for dissemination of the event in the media, including the Internet.

16. The organization of the Festival will not cover in any case the coverage of tickets,
Travel expenses or accommodation for the authors of the selected shorts (in case the pandemic has been overcome).

17. The Festival therefore it will not pay screenings to the selected artists.

18. Once the work is registered there will be no refund.

19. Sending a film to Biophilia, International Film Festival, third edition, implies acceptance of these rules.



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