SHORTS MÉXICO - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de México (15)

SHORTS MÉXICO - Mexico International Short Film Festival



Deadlines

05 Feb 2020
Call for entries

20 Feb 2020
Early deadline

10 Apr 2020
Standard deadline

20 May 2020
Late deadline

20 May 2020
Extended deadline

2
mths

10 Aug 2020
Notification date

02 Sep 2020
09 Sep 2020

Address

MATÍAS ROMERO 315 COLONIA DEL VALLE, ALCALDÍA BENITO JUÁREZ,  03100, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, MÉXICO, Mexico


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 02 September 2020      Festival end: 09 September 2020

SHORTS MÉXICO
México International Shorts Film Festival

CALL FOR ENTRIES – SUBMIT YOUR FILM TO SHORTS MÉXICO

The biggest International short film festivals in Latin America.

Mexico International Short Film Festival - SHORTS MÉXICo
call for entries begins February 5th through May 20th,2020 at 23:59 (CST) Mexico City. We are open to receive Short Films from all over the world inviting all production genres.

GENERAL

SHORTS MEXICO is an exhibition platform specializing in short films. It promotes cinema creative expressions, diverse voices, distinctive and innovative visions, bold quality films from filmmakers from all over the world. SHORTS MEXICO has become the biggest International short film festival in Latin America.

At SHORTS MEXICO we encourage the growth and development of short films as well as the filmmakers’.

The 15th Edition of SHORTS MEXICO will be held from September 2nd through the 9th 2020 in Mexico City.

The cycle "Noche de Shorts México" takes place throughout the year and features previews, exhibitions, retrospectives and master classes.

The Shorts Mexico Tour includes the towns and villages of the Mexico, as well as several countries. The Shorts Mexico Academy conference cycle includes an academic offer aimed at developing professionalization in various specialized areas of filmmaking.

The festival will present the short film pitching contest “Competencia de Pitching de Cortometraje Shorts México 2020” with the goal of encouraging and promoting the creation and production of quality films.

SHORTS MEXICO´S main venues are: The National Cinematheque of Mexico, Cinemex (The world's sixth largest cinema company) venue Reforma 222, Vasconcelos Library, Centro Cultural Bella Época - Cine Lido, Mexico City´s Cultural Centers, among others.


FESTIVAL SECTIONS

COMPETITIVE SECTIONS

INTERNATIONAL Competition (Live Action, Animation and Documentary)

IBEROAMERICAN Competition (Live Action, Animation and Documentary)

MEXICAN Competition (Live Action, Animation, Documentary and NeoMex)

SHORTS MEXICO’S FAVORITES - OUT OF COMPETITION SHOWCASE

International
World Cinema
Indigenous Peoples
Queer Shorts (LGBTTTQ+)
Experimental
Fantascorto (Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror)
Kids
Ecoshorts (Environmental Conservation)
International (Live Action, Documentary)

Mexican
Pueblos Indígenas y Originarios
Mujeres Mexicanas en el Cine
Mexican (Live Action, Documentary)
Experimental
Queer Shorts (LGBTTTQ+)
Fantascorto (Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Horror)
Infantil – Kids
Ecoshorts (conservación ambiental)
Funshorts (Cine de Comedia)


REGISTRATION

Entries are open from February 5th to May 20th ,2020 at 23:59 (CST) Mexico City.
Registrations to SHORTS MEXICO 2020 will be held through the following online
platforms:

FESTHOME https://festhome.com/es/festival/shorts-mexico-festival-internacional-de-cortometrajes-de-mexico


Registration is free for mexican short films from February 5th to February 20th.

All registered short films have the exact same process, regardless of the stage of registration that is chosen, late registrations are processed and watched exactly the same way as the early and intermediate ones, the only difference is the fee.

We suggest you register your short film as soon as possible to take advantage of the most affordable fees.

Early registration:
Mexican short films February 5th to February 20th, €0 (euros).

Foreign short films February 5th to February 20th, €15 (euros).

Intermediate Registration:
Mexican short films February 21st to April 10 th, €15 (euros).

Foreign short films February 21st to April 10 th, €21 (euros).

Late Registration:
Mexican short films April 11th to May 20th, €21 (euros).

Foreign short films April 11th to May 20th, €27 (euros).

ELIGIBILITY

Short films produced between 2019 and 2020 may participate. The programming committee may make exceptions in the year of production.

For all sections, short films digitally recorded or filmed in 35mm, 16mm, 8mm will be accepted, the exhibition format is DCP, Blu-ray, DVD, Video File .mov H.264 AAC 1920 X 1980 with on-screen spanish subtitles embedded.

Eligible short films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes (The selection committee may make exceptions).
It is not required for shorts films that are not mexican to have been premiere in Mexico.

Short films that have been screened at any other international festival can participate.

The publication of SHORTS MEXICO 2020´S official selection will be held on July 15th 2020, through social networks, fan pages of SHORTS MEXICO and the official website of the festival www.shortsmexico.com

All information required for catalog, press kits, and promotional material of the selected short films, must be sent to programacionshortsmexico@gmail.com

Participants can register an unlimited number of works. Short films may not be withdrawn from competition under any circumstances, once their participation is accepted.
It is mandatory to sign the authorization letter and approval of the festival’s rules, by the legal representative of the audiovisual production, the failure to do so implies immediate disqualification.

The festival does not return any copies of the films submitted, except for the DCP.

The selection committee's decision is final.

Email: programacionshortsmexico@gmail.com

AWARDS

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS:

- Shorts México World Award - Best International Short Film
(All competing categories regarding the International and Ibero-American sections).

·Cash Prize 300.00€ - Taxes included
·Statuette and Diploma.

- Best International Live Action Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

- Best International Animation Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

- Best International Documentary Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

- Best Ibero-American Live Action Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

Best Ibero-American Documentary Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.


MEXICAN COMPETITIONS
- Best Live Action Mexican Short Film. (Award price valued in $ 500,000.00 MXN).

The next production of the short-winning director will be produced by SHORTS MÉXICO with an award price valued in $ 500,000.00 MXN. The filming package award includes: 4 days of Minimobile, Camera Red One and Ultra Prime optics by CTT EXP & RENTALS. The company CINECOLOR MEXICO awards the Color Correction process, Conforming and DCP. TELEVIX grants Sync sound, Sound. Also the festival bestows Statuette and Diploma

·The produced short film must be showcased in the next edition of SHORTS MÉXICO.


- CATEGORIES AWARDS / Mexican Live Action Competition

·Best Director
·Best Actress
·Best Actor
·Best Cinematography
·Best Screenplay
·Best Editing
·Best Art Direction
·Best Sound Design
·Best Original Music
·Best Costume Design

- Best Animated Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

- Best Neo Mex Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

- Best Documentary Short Film
• Trophy and Diploma.

JURY MENTIONS
•The jury will be free to grant mentions it deems appropriate.

•Jury's decisions are final.

•All participants in SHORTS MÉXICO fully accept the aforementioned regulations that apply to all sections. Any situation not foreseen regarding the present regulations, will be resolved by the festival committee. Issues not covered in these regulations, will be solved and decided by the SHORTS MÉXICO Committee.

•Questions, concerns and comments, please contact:
programacionshortsmexico@gmail.com


CONTACT:
General Director and Founder
Jorge Magaña
shortsmexico@gmail.com

Director of Programming
Isaac Basulto
programacionshortsmexico@gmail.com

Producer:
Mónika Rojas
coordinacionshortsmexico@gmail.com

Teléfono:
+52 (55) 72607711

Oficinas Shorts México:
Calle Matías Romero 315 Colonia del Valle, Delegación Benito Juárez, C.P. 03100, Ciudad de México.

SHORTS MÉXICO
México International Shorts Film Festival

International Competition

Short films made in any video format are accepted. Short films must have spanish subtitled and can be produced anywhere in the world.


Iberoamerican Competition

Short films made in any video format are accepted. The production must be Iberoamerican, regardless of the nationality of the director and the place or country of filming.

Short films must have english subtitles, at the exception of the films coming from Portugal and Brasil, that must have spanish subtitles. Short film productions from Spain, Portugal and any Latin American country are part of the Iberoamerican category.

Mexican competition

Short films made in any video format are accepted. The production must be mexican, regardless of the nationality of the director and the place or country of filming. Short films must be subtitled in English, at the exception of the productions whose original language is not Spanish, they must be subtitled in Spanish.

SELECTED FILMS

Selected works should be sent in a USB 3.0 with the short film and trailer in a digital file: .mov H.264 AAC 1920 X 1980 with on-screen english subtitles embedded, a .srt file and the list of dialogues of the production in spanish and english.

If your short film is selected you have to submit two Blu-rays, with on-screen spanish subtitles embedded, if the original language is other than spanish or subtitled in english if the original language is spanish.
By submitting a short film to the festival, the people owning the rights of the film accept the rules and regulations thoroughly expressed in this document, consequently, authorize to exhibit the film during the dates and venues determined by SHORTS MEXICO.

The DCP format is accepted by the festival.
People owning the rights of the film, must assure having the rights to exhibit the film.



People owning the rights of the film, release SHORTS MEXICO, and any of their representatives, affiliates, coordinators, operators, programmers, directors, clerks,
from any claim or legal issue, that arise from the exhibition of the film at SHORTS MEXICO film festival´s venues and Tour.

If the owner of the short film does not deliver the material required by the SHORTS MEXICO´S committee, in the dates and deadlines provided, they will be disqualified.



JURY
Competitive sections of the festival will be awarded by a jury chosen by the festival´s committee that will be composed of renowned personalities and professionals of the film industry and juries from different artistic disciplines.

Jury's decisions are final.


Email: programacionshortsmexico@gmail.com

Teléfono:
+52 (55) 72607711

Oficinas Shorts México:
Calle Matías Romero 315 Colonia del Valle, Delegación Benito Juárez, C.P. 03100, Ciudad de México.


  

 
  

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