10 May 2021
Call for entries

31 Jul 2021
Festival closed

01 Sep 2021
Notification date

25 Sep 2021
02 Oct 2021


Junín 1930,  C1113AAX CABA, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Festival description
Women, trans and non-binaries from Argentina, Spain and Mexico
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
Spanish English
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Festival start: 25 September 2021      Festival end: 02 October 2021

Bendita Tú is an independent film festival with a gender and diversity perspective. Our main objective is to exhibit hybrid audiovisual, non-fiction, and experimental art of high narrative, technical and conceptual quality. It is a space for disruptive thinking from which to promote and exhibit emerging cinema made by women, trans and non-binaries. As well as breaking with the hegemonic discourses and looking at multiple horizons on the experience of inhabiting the world.

The V Edition of Bendita Tú will take place in September 2021 both in person (Madrid) and online. This edition is going to be very special since, from now on, Bendita Tú is going to become a non-competitive film festival. It is an action that seeks to vindicate the collective and collaborative as feminist principles against traditional hierarchical structures. Therefore, all the short films selected will be awarded in the same category as the principle of brotherhood and sisterhood. The award will consist of a group laboratory for the selected directors with specialized consultancies. A meeting for artistic creation and cultural exchange.

In this way, we open a window to redefine the role of festivals and generate an alliance between the directors over and above rivalry. With the mission of forging an intercultural bridge in the contemporary artistic-audiovisual field with more nuances and fewer limits. And in that union, give visibility to all identities and territories from an intersectional feminism.

In addition, in our desire to create networks and strengthen ties from feminism and equality, this year we will have Mexico as a guest country. From Bendita Tú we encourage all Mexican directors to send risky and innovative audiovisual proposals that make it possible to imagine new inclusive and plural ways of experiencing the present, which is the future that has already arrived.

Group laboratory for selected directors with specialized consultancies.


Women, trans and non-binaries from Argentina, Spain and Mexico (being able to reside anywhere in the world) who appear in the role of directing the short film sent.


· All works must be sent through the platforms enabled for this purpose *. Only pieces that have been completed after January 1, 2020 will be accepted.

· The duration will not exceed 30 minutes (credits included).

· A maximum of (1) works per person will be accepted.

· All works must include a private link and password for viewing.

· The works must be unpublished and not commercially exhibited on television or publicly distributed over the Internet.

· All pieces must be subtitled in Spanish if the original language is another, and subtitled in english in any case.

· Selected authors will be asked (1) to copy the film in any of the following formats for screening: ProRes HQ & H.264.

· Works sent previously to the festival will not be accepted.

· Video clips or commercials will not be accepted.

· Those under 18 years of age must include in the registration form the name of the mother / father or guardian and the contact information.

* The official platforms enabled to send the works will be Festhome. We will accept the shipment of parts through our email address in justified cases.


Each submitted work must be accompanied by the following information:

Original title and in Spanish
· Name and surname of the director
· Year of production
· duration
Brief synopsis
Original format of the piece
4 images of the film
Movie poster
Director's photo
· Brief biography of the author / s
· Document that proves the nationality of the filmmaker / s
· Private online link and password of the short film
· Movie trailer link with download enabled


The inscription in Bendita Tú implies the acceptance of the present bases and conditions presented here, whose interpretation and application corresponds to the organization of the festival.

After accepting the invitation, the films cannot be withdrawn from the cycle program. The decisions of the Selection Committee will be final.

Bendita Tú informs the participants that all personal data provided by users will be treated in accordance with Organic Law 3/2018, of December 5, on the Protection of Personal Data and guarantee of digital rights.

Whoever owns the rights of the short film authorizes the free reproduction of images and inserts (maximum 1 minute) of his short film in the press, television and publications in the promotion of each sample.

The participating filmmakers assume the authorship of their works and undertake not to present audiovisual, phonographic, musical and image materials over which they do not have duly accredited rights of use. The organization is not responsible for the inappropriate use of the intellectual property rights of the authors of the works.

Due to the current health emergency situation produced by Covid-19, the organization reserves the right to adapt the festival to an online format, the acceptance of these bases implies the consent of the authors.


The registration deadline will be July 31, 2021 inclusive.

Selected films will be announced via email and on our networks no later than September 1, 2021. We may not be able to notify applicants whose submitted films were not selected for the festival program.

To answer any questions about the participation rules, you can consult our website or write an email to:



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