El Ojo Iluso (2)

the illusive eye


15 Aug 2020
Call for entries

01 Feb 2021
Early deadline

20 Mar 2021
Standard deadline

20 Apr 2021
Late deadline

20 Apr 2021
Festival closed

01 May 2021
Notification date

21 May 2021
22 May 2021


carrera 13,  5001, San Cristóbal, Tachira, Venezuela

Festival description
Short film festival 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  20'<
 Any language
English Spanish
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Festival start: 21 May 2021      Festival end: 22 May 2021

With the name Illusive Eye the optical process by which animation occurs in our brain by generating movement from the illusion produced by the rapid exposure to images in sequence is evoked. Animation offers the construction of credible universes, capable of freeing us from the limits of immediate reality.

With the coming of current communication technologies, animation has gained even more ground than it had in Film, Didactics and Videogames. Now, with the internet and the power of cell phones, mobile applications and the interconnection of devices and institutions with the network, animation has become an essential part of the language of interaction between the user and the world.

This audiovisual language has extended its discursive horizons as far as the human imagination reaches, and technically its evolution has allowed it to overcome reality by opening a fantastic vortex that provides immersive experiences and high doses of empathy as well as tons of fans of all ages and throughout the world, developing any theme with great aesthetic contributions and various levels of depth.

In honor of this abyss of creativity and as an invitation to immerse ourselves in it, this meeting space has been created for creators, scholars and amateurs. Looking to show not only its strength in the current film narrative but the presence of other types of speeches built on this means of visual expression: GIFs, memes, stickers, emoticons, headers, symbols for social networks, interface elements, banners, promotions , and any type of element generated from the illusion of an eye.


1 Animated short film: Refers to narrative works, whose objective is the entertainment or cultural fabrication of a narrative message.

2 Advertising or Promotional Animation: Any animated material (or that contains animation as part of its composition) in which promotion is made to an event or direct advertising to a product or service.

3 Infographic, instructional or didactic animation: All animation for didactic, educational, instructional, infographic, signage or informational purposes, that are fully animated or that make use of animation as a complementary language / enhancer of speech / audiovisual message.

4 Animated intro / outro: Animated, final or initial titles of an audiovisual product of any genre, format or platform (short film, series, feature film, cinema, television, videogame, mobile app, etc.), even if it does not contain animation.

5 Animated Music Clip: All animated work developed specifically for a piece of music.

6 Animated Video Art: All animation work whose technical and discursive elaboration responds to inquiries and aesthetic intentions.

7 Animation for social networks: The coexistence of GIFs, stickers, emoticons, and any symbol that has changes over time to be considered an animation, and not a still image, developed only for use in the field of social networks is allowed and communication by applications of this type.

8 Animation for User Interfaces (UI) Applications, Videogames and / or Web Pages: Headers, lettering, gifs, navigation symbols, banners, character movements, and any animation element used in a digital environment, whether by an application , videogame or a web portal.

9 Animation of Logos or Visual Identity Marks

10 Animated Visual Effects (VFX): For both animated and real-action audiovisual products intervened or complemented with animation; be these in 2D or 3D, and in any technique and style.

11 Animated children's short film: Refers to narrative works, whose objective is the entertainment or cultural fabrication of a narrative message appropriate for children.

1. As of January 1, 2020, the call for submissions is opened.

2. The first deadline is june 20, 2020.

3. The final deadline for receiving short films is April 1, 2021.

4. The El Ojo Iluso Festival does not require the exclusivity of the participating works. Works that have been premiered or registered in other competitions, festivals or shows can participate. Even be available online. You are still welcome to sign up.

5. The production date of the film must not be earlier than January 1, 2019.

6. Short films that are not spoken in Spanish must include subtitles in this language. english titles will be accepted when they are not available in Spanish.

7. Participants from any region of Venezuela and other countries are welcome.

8. The participation of professional filmmakers as well as students and amateurs is allowed.

9. The reception of works will be in digital through webtransfer, mega or vimeo. Send download link to the email elojoiluso@gmail.com in mpeg2 or mp4 format. They must include, in addition to the audiovisual material, the official poster in case of existing + a frame, technical sheet, contact information and social networks as well as other relevant promotional material, such as trailer, teaser and/or mentions in the press and other media.

10. For participants residing outside of Venezuela, we request a $7 collaboration to support the production of the event, in consideration of a current phenomenon of national hyperinflation that we are going through and seriously affects the development of our activities. Participants resident in Colombia can register in their local currency, with $20,000.

11. The Festival Organizing Committee assumes the responsibility of presenting to the public a quality program, subject to a curating process that will consist of our official selection of short films in addition to special shows, conferences and workshops. Additionally, we are responsible for appointing a specialized jury and providing them with the material and evaluation criteria necessary to achieve adequate and satisfactory work for the public and participants. In the same way we guarantee suitable conditions for the projection worthy of the selected works.

12. The Festival Organizing Committee reserves the right to use fragments of the selected works (less than 20 seconds) for the production of promotional material.



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