Shorts México - Festival Internacional De Cortometrajes De México (19)

Mexico International Short Film Festival - SHORTS MÉXICO



Deadlines

01 Mar 2024
Call for entries

10 Mar 2024
Early deadline

10 Apr 2024
Standard deadline

31 May 2024
Late deadline

31 May 2024
Final deadline

1
mth

10 Aug 2024
Notification date

01 Sep 2024
30 Sep 2024

Address

RECREO 89 COLONIA DEL VALLE SUR - ACTIPAN DELEGACIÓN BENITO JUÁREZ MÉXICO, MÉXICO 03230 Mexico,  03230, CIUDAD DE MÉXICO, MÉXICO, Mexico


Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Script / Pitch projects


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 February 2022
 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: 01 September 2024      Festival end: 30 September 2024

SHORTS MÉXICO CALL FOR ENTRIES – SUBMIT YOUR FILM

SHORTS MEXICO has become the biggest International short film festival in Latin America.

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

SHORTS MEXICO - Mexico International Short Film Festival call for entries begins March 1st through May 31st ,2024 at 23:59 (CST) Mexico City. We are open to receive Short Films from all over the world inviting all production genres.

The 19th Edition of SHORTS MEXICO will be held from September 1st through the 30th 2024 in Mexico City. The National Cinematheque of Mexico is the main venue of the festival, and it amounts other important venues as CINEMEX Theaters, one of the largest cinema chains in the world, world famous Vasconcelos Library, Centro Cultural Universitario de la UNAM, CDMX´s Faros and Cultural Centers, etc. The festival amounts over 35 venues in Mexico City and holds exhibitions in every one of the 32 States of the Mexican Republic, so the event truly occurs throughout Mexico. Since the pandemic, SHORTS MÉXICO is presented in a hybrid format, holding virtual and televised exhibitions as well, having over 1 million spectators per edition.

Throughout the year the festival features previews, exhibitions, retrospectives and master classes. The Shorts Mexico Tour includes cities, towns and villages of Mexico, as well as exhibitions in various countries around the world. Shorts Mexico Academy conference cycle includes an academic offer aimed at developing professionalization in various specialized areas of filmmaking. The festival will also present Shorts México Pitching Competition, Work In Progress Contest, and its Screenplay Short Film Competition, with the goal of encouraging and promoting the creation, professionalization and production of quality films.

FESTIVAL SECTIONS

COMPETITIVE SECTIONS
INTERNATIONAL Competition (Live Action, Animation and Documentary)
IBEROAMERICAN Competition (Live Action, Animation and Documentary)
MEXICAN Competition (Live Action, Animation, Documentary, NeoMex)

SHORTS MEXICO’S SHOWCASE / FESTIVAL´S FAVORITES - OUT OF COMPETITION

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

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)

Certificates
All the selected films will be given a certificate of participation in México International Short Film Festival - Shorts México. The Mexican short films selected in any competition of the festival will be able to submit their short film to the Ariel prize of the AMACC (Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences).

AWARDS

SHORTS MÉXICO has either prizes for production services and cash prizes that exceed $85,000.00 US dollars

The SHORTS MÉXICO Awards that are bestowed in the Mexican Live Action and Pitching Competitions, consists in the production of the next shorts film for the winning director. A new short film will be carried out, with an approximate value of $45,000.00 US dollars.

World Award - Shorts Mexico
Best short film in all categories for International and Ibero-American sections.
Cash Prize 200.00 €
Statuette and Diploma.

All the selected films will be given a certificate of participation in México International Short Film Festival - Shorts México.

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.

Best Live Action Mexican Short Film, the awards consists in the production of the next shorts film for the winning director. A new short film will be carried out, with an approximate value of $800,000.00 MXN. The prize includes: 3 days of filming package, Mini Mobile, power plan, camera and high speed lenses - optics set, awarded by CTT Exp & Rentals; image post-production - color correction and DCP by Cinecolor México, 100% discount on the cost of acquiring filming insurance by LCI Seguros. ESTUDIOS CHURUBUSCO grants the equivalent of $250,000.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pesos 00/100 M.N.) in production, audio post-production and THX sound services. SHALALA Studios awards audio post-production - sound design, LA FACULTAD DE CINE $15,000.00 (Fifteen thousand pesos 00/100 MXN) in cash, MAXY'S Catering 3 days of catering for 20 people, RETROBYTE and DINAMITA POST provide Trailer and Poster, IP9 STUDIOS rewards 2 days use of studios and Alonso Alaman original music.

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

SHORTS MEXICO awards the following ten categories in the Live Action Mexican 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 Mexican Animated Short Film
Trophy and Diploma.

Best NeoMex Short Film
Trophy and Diploma.

Best Mexican Documentary Short Film
Trophy and Diploma.

Jury Mentions
The jury will be free to grant mentions deemed appropriate.

Certificates
All the selected films will be given a certificate of participation in México International Short Film Festival - Shorts México. The Mexican short films selected in any competition of the festival will be able to submit their short film to the Ariel prize of the AMACC (Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences).

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.

SHORTS MÉXICO
México International Shorts Film Festival

LATIN AMERICA´S LARGEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

ELIGIBILITY

Short films produced between 2022 and 2024 may participate. The programming committee may make exceptions in the year of production.

Eligible short films must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes (The selection committee may make exceptions).

For all sections, short films digitally recorded or filmed in 35mm, 16mm, 8mm, or short films recorded in mobile devices will be accepted, the exhibition format is DCP, HD Video File, with on-screen spanish subtitles embedded.

Short films that have been screened at any other international festival can participate. It is not required for shorts films that are not Mexican to have been premiered in Mexico.

The publication of SHORTS MEXICO 2024 Official Selection will be held August 10th 2024, on social networks, fan pages of SHORTS MEXICO and the official website of the festival www.shortsmexico.com

All information required for selected participants, as for the catalog, press kits, and promotional material of 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 for exhibitions and approval of the festival’s rules, by the legal representative of the audiovisual production, the failure to do so implies immediate disqualification.


The selection committee's decision is final.


INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

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


IBEROAMERICAN COMPETITONS

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, with 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 COMPETITON

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 will be required to sent in, a HD video file, both with on-screen english subtitles embedded, a .srt file and the list of dialogues of the production in spanish or english.

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 them to exhibit the film during the dates and venues determined by SHORTS MEXICO.

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 arises 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.

All the selected films will be given a certificate of participation in México International Short Film Festival - Shorts México. The Mexican short films selected in any competition of the festival will be able to submit their short film to the Ariel prize of the AMACC (Mexican Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences).

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 - March 1st to March 10th, €15
Foreign short films - International, Iberoamerican - March 1st to March 10th, €20

- REGULAR - INTERMEDIATE REGISTRATION:

Mexican short films - March 10th to April 10th, €20
Foreign short films - International, Iberoamerican - March 10th to April 10th, €25

- LATE REGISTRATION:

Mexican short films - April 11th to May 31st, €24
Foreign short films - International, Iberoamerican - April 11th to May 31st, €30

REGISTRATION

Entries are open from March 1st through May 31st ,2024 at 23:59 (CST) Mexico City

ABOUT THE REGULATIONS

All participants in SHORTS MEXICO 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 MEXICO Committee.


  

 
  

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