Lusca Fantastic Film Fest (15)


01 Dec 2020
Call for entries

01 Mar 2021
Early deadline

01 Jul 2021
Standard deadline

25 Jul 2021
Late deadline

05 Aug 2021
Festival closed

15 Sep 2021
Notification date

22 Oct 2021
11 Nov 2021


PO Box 10937,  00922, San Juan, Puerto Rico, United States

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 120'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 22 October 2021      Festival end: 11 November 2021

LUSCA Film Fest (former Puerto Rico Horror Film Fest.) is one of Latin America’s premier fantastic film festival. LUSCA is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as TV and film buyers and distributors also participate.

In addition to showcasing the best genre films that indie moviemaking has to offer, this exotic fest also features a number of special events, including an exposition of Bizarre Artwork exhibition, Cosplay Contests, Cinema Arcade and Musical Events.

Best International Feature Film
Best International Short Film
Best International Director
International People's Choice
Best Screenplay
Best Animation Short
Best VR Project
Best Local Feature Film
Best Local Short Film
Local People's Choice
Short Script Contests
Other Local Prizes

The regular submission fee of the LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest is $15.

LUSCA Fantastic Film Fest don't pay screening fees to any selected movie.

All films in a language other than English or Spanish should be subtitled in English or Spanish, unless dialogue or commentary is unnecessary for comprehension and appreciation.

We usually do not accept works in progress. However, we will consider a work in progress if your film has received press coverage, has generated a lot of buzz and if you can grant the Festival an exclusive premiere.

The program is finalized in August. You will hear from us by late august at the latest, most likely by e-mail. If your contact details change at any time, please let us know so that we can update our records.

All Pre-Selected films must send their completed and signed Acceptance Form and final screening version of your movie (if it wasn’t sent by the submission process) and must be received no later than the first week of September.

We prefer that you submit your projection screenner via Internet. You can use Vimeo, WeTransfer, Hightail or any other large file transfer platform.

If you need to send your movie via Air Mail or Courier, the BluRay Screener (NTSC) must be clearly labeled with: (1) film title; (2) director’s name and (3) film duration. Please submit films in a usb or hard drive.

Viewing material should be insured by the sender and sent via air mail or courier at the sender’s expense

The festival cannot accept responsibility for damaged or lost materials while in transit. Only use BUBBLE PACK envelopes when shipping. Please do NOT use fiber envelopes.

Submissions will only be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed prepaid mailer.

All entries selected grant the Festival the right to use audio, video and still images for promotional materials. The Festival will request artwork or promotional material for use in it’s website once the film is accepted to screen.

Excerpts from films will only be shown on television for promotional purposes. Permission is granted during submission.

Wherever possible each film is presented twice.

No cuts or changes to any film will be made by the Festival management.

Programming decisions are made by a professional selection committee composed of working industry professionals. It is LUSCA policy not to provide comments on why a film was not selected for the Festival.

Filmmakers accepted into the Festival will receive two (2) ALL-ACCESS PASSES if attending the Festival.

Submission of a film represents agreement with the rules set forth herein.

LUSCA Fantastic Film Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as TV and film buyers and distributors also participate.

LUSCA, Caribbean International Fantastic Film Festival (LUSCA) is presented by Puerto Rico Film Academy, Inc. Its main objective is to promote cinematographic art by presenting high-quality films. LUSCA is an event held in different venues in Puerto Rico and runs for fifteen (15) days.



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