11 Oct 2022
Call for entries

15 Dec 2022
Festival closed

09 Jan 2023
Notification date

19 Feb 2023
26 Feb 2023


Las Mimosas, 255. Barranco,  04, Lima, Lima, Peru

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 20'<
Feature film festival >60' 140'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Feature Films  >60' 140'<
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Festival start: 19 February 2023      Festival end: 26 February 2023

SUBMISSIONS 2023 - 2024

The international film festival for childrens and teens MI PRIMER FESTIVAL invites you to participate in its 8th edition that will take place from February 18 to 25, 2023 in person, thanks to different venues and cultural centers allies.

MI PRIMER FESTIVAL aims to create a space for the exhibition of national and international cinema and audiovisuals, framing our content around the Human Rights of childs and teenganers established in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the General Law of the Rights of Child and Teenage , which recognizes them as holders of their rights.

This edition we are going to have a decentralized festival that bets on our content reaching a diverse audience. MI PRIMER FESTIVAL EN RUTA will be held in person for 24 months (2023-2024) in the regions of: Abancay, Cusco, Huancavelica, Huánuco, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Puno and Ucayali, the festival will be in each region, thanks to our allied groups and institutions, with audiovisual and cinematographic content selected and specific by place.

MI PRIMER FESTIVAL through audiovisual and new media promotes reflection on the various rights of children and adolescents from imagination and education, forming creative, flexible and safe future citizens.

The 8th edition of MI PRIMER FESTIVAL, will have the following awards:

Best Feature Film.
Best International Short Film.
Best Latin American Short Film.
Best TV/web serie.
Best Future Filmmakers.
Best Accessible Film.

The jury is made up of producers, directors and specialists in children's cinema, children and teens. A symbolic prize and a diploma will be awarded in each category in competition. The Festival will be responsible for sending the award and diploma to each of the winners after the event.

1. Any natural and/or legal person may participate, individually or collectively and without age limit, with the exception of the “Future Filmmakers” categories.

2. In the case of audiovisual works presented by minors, the owner of the minor will be in charge of filling out and signing the registration form and must provide their personal contact information.

3. The inscriptions of the projects will be presented for viewing in online or “screener” format through a YouTube, Vimeo, or Google drive link. It is mandatory to present this link online for registration. We will not accept applications through digital files for download such as Wetransfer or other similar ones. In the case of TV / Web series registrations, must send the chapter one screener .

4. The year of production of the films must be from 2020 onwards and be aimed exclusively at a child and / or teen audience.

5. Audiovisual works must be presented in Spanish or in the original language with Spanish subtitles. The works that are not subtitled will be eliminated. Separate subtitle files will not be accepted, the applicant must be in charge of sending the feature film or short film with subtitles.

6. Each participant may send a maximum of 3 audiovisual works, but it is an essential requirement to fill out an entry for each work.

7. Only the owner of the copyright can register the audiovisual work and she/he must sign the registration form as a sign in accordance with the bases and the transfer of rights of her/his work. The participant assumes responsibility for the veracity of this fact.

8. By registering the film or series, the participant authorizes the free exhibition of the film / series within the framework of the 7th. edition in virtual mode and with geolocation activated exclusively for the Peruvian region. He also waives all economic compensation for this concept.

9. 15% of the film / series may be used to promote the 7th edition in any of its electronic or audiovisual publications.

10. Selected films and series that have been duly registered cannot be withdrawn from the festival's program.

11. The authors or owners of the selected films and series will be contacted by email and / or WhatsApp from January 9, so they are asked to be attentive to communications on those dates.

12. The material required for the reproduction of the film / series during the festival can be presented within the proposed term in the following formats: Full HD files, Formats (MP4, MOV), H.264 Codec.

13. The delivery of the material will have a maximum period from the date of your request until January 23. Mi Primer Festival reserves the right not to accept shipping after the specified date.



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