Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine (5)

Lima Alterna International Film Festival


15 Jan 2024
Call for entries

11 Aug 2024
Final deadline


15 Sep 2024
Notification date

10 Oct 2024
20 Oct 2024


Bolognesi 700,  Lima 17, Lima, Lima, Peru

Festival description
Short film festival 29'<
Feature film festival >30'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  29'<
 Feature Films  >30'
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 10 October 2024      Festival end: 20 October 2024

LIMA ALTERNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL is a Peruvian film event that disseminates the best alternative, independent and auteur cinema from all over the world. It invites Lima's audience to discover the current panorama of cinema at a global level in the different filmmaking aspects that are being developed.

1. Registrations for the third edition of LIMA ALTERNA IFF competitions are open for fiction, creative documentary, experimental, and animation from any country that have been produced or released in 2023 or 2024. The international films needs to have an available peruvian premiere to be considered for competitions.

2. For the pre-selection, applicants can send their works under these modalities:

International short, medium and full length films

- Only through Festhome platform.

Peruvian Films (any duration)

- Filling the registration form available in our website (

- Through the Festhome platform.

3. The selection committee has the faculty to select films that apply to non-competitive sections of the festival. After the film has been selected for any of the sections, it cannot be removed from the festival's program nor can it be exhibited in any other event in Peruvian territory before its official presentation in LIMA ALTERNA IFF.

4. The festival will not make payments of screening fees to any applicant film that will be selected.

5. The festival will only consider international films with available peruvian premiere for our international competitions. Films that have been previously screened in Peru (excepting Lima) may be considered for the parallel sections of the festival. Films previously screened in Lima won’t be consider for the festival.

6. Peruvian films (any duration) should have the Lima premiere available for Lima Alterna.

7. The festival has the power to remove from the program any selected film that causes any type of inconvenience to the festival or whose director, producer or distributor has discourteous treatment with the organization.

8. Films received that do not comply with the application's conditions will be disqualified.


1. International Competition
Fiction, creative documentary, experimental and animated films made in any country are eligible.
Films from 30 minutes or more are accepted.

2. Peruvian Competition
Fiction, creative documentary, experimental and animated films made in Peru are eligible.
Films with any duration are accepted.

3. Ibero-American Competition
Applications for fiction, creative documentary, experimental and animated films made in any Latin American country are eligible.
Films of 30 minutes or more are accepted.

4. International Short film competition
Short fiction, creative documentary, experimental and animation films made in any country including Peru are eligible.
Films with a maximum length of 29 minutes are accepted.

1. The jurors for each competition will be made up of people from the film industry, arts and national and international culture.

2. Persons who are directly involved with the films in competition may not be members of the jury.

3. The jurors' decision is final.

1. The registration to LIMA ALTERNA implies the absolute acceptance of the present rules and the cession of the projection rights during the realization of this edition as well as future cycles of the festival, with previous communication from the organization.

2. The selected applicants commit themselves not to broadcast their participation until the festival announces the programme through its different channels.

3. The owner(s) of the work give(s) the rights to exhibit it in different festival activities, as well as for advertising purposes.


1. The applicants claim to be the sole and real owners of the audiovisual works presented to the festival, both in the case of being authors and assignees. In case of false declarations, because they are not the owners of the works, the responsibility for any claim from third parties will be exclusively of the participant who presents the work, without the festival having anything to answer in relation to third parties.

2. The applicants declare that they have all the rights involved in the work.

3. Applicants declare that they leave the festival unharmed with any claim regarding the ownership of the work and/or lack of authorization regarding the rights contained in it.


1. The festival has the power to request any of these exhibition formats: Blu-ray, projection files (Pro Res, MKV, etc) or DCP. For short films we only accept projection files.

2. The people in charge of the selected films in any section are committed to send a projection file in 1920x 1080p as a backup without any exception.



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