Atemporal - Festival Itinerante de Cine Latinoamericano (1)

Atemporal - Itinerant Festival of Latin American Cinema


10 Feb 2021
Call for entries

01 May 2021
Festival closed

15 May 2021
Notification date

18 Jun 2021
25 Jun 2021


-,  -, Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru

Festival description
Short film festival >4' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 Continental Festival
 Online Festival
 January 2019
 Production countries: Required
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Required
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >4' 20'<
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Festival start: 18 June 2021      Festival end: 25 June 2021

Atemporal is a traveling festival that aims to make Peru a meeting point for Latin American cinema and works to consolidate the audiovisual industry in the region, through the visibility, training and networking of young emerging filmmakers focused on generating memory of resistance in their country through the social, political and historical problems that afflict, as well as, to build a thinking, empowered and reflective public of its social reality within the vulnerable communities where it is executed.


Atemporal is a festival with an itinerant spirit that is held annually in various provinces of the country, and that was created with the purpose of converting Peru into a meeting point for Latin American cinema. Through this, we seek to generate a space for training, visibility and reduction of the gender gap in non-fiction cinema made by emerging filmmakers from Latin America, focused on portraying social, political and historical themes told by new aesthetic forms and narratives that make memory of resistance in the region. Likewise, we seek to build a thinking, empowered and reflective public of its social reality within the communities, areas and / or vulnerable people where it is executed, also using community cinema as a tool for communication and social transformation.

OF THE CALL: General considerations

- Atemporal is a festival organized by the Vuyana production company, specialized in the creation of cultural, educational and social events.

- Timeless in its first edition, due to current circumstances, it will be held virtually through the Retina Latina and Cineaparte platforms, during the dates of June 18 to 25.

- Latin American filmmakers can participate with non-fiction films such as: documentary, experimental, video art, video poetry and any audiovisual expression that explores the disruption of cinematographic language.

- The festival has six sections, of which four are non-competitive and non-competitive, with the possibility of participating in Latin American filmmakers over eighteen years of age, taking into account the conditions for each of them, as the case may be.

- The other two sections of a competitive nature are aimed at young Latin American filmmakers between the ages of 18 and 30 who meet the corresponding requirements.

- In case the films are in a language other than Spanish, they must be subtitled for their participation in the festival.

- The director, producer or representative of the works sent and / or exhibited at the festival, declares to possess the intellectual property rights. The festival organization is not responsible in case this condition is infringed and causes any legal inconvenience.

- All films must be sent through links from platforms such as Vimeo or YouTube with password access to viewing (if required).

- Applicants must have duly filled out the registration form to accept their participation or apply through the Festhome platform

- The festival may use fragments of up to 20 seconds of the films of the selection in any of its electronic or audiovisual publications for the respective promotion of the festival.

- The results of the official selection will be published on June 1, 2021 through the social networks of ATEMPORAL. Participants cannot announce their selection in advance.

- The selection of participants will be made known to them by email and an authorization document for the film will be attached. Once your participation in the festival has been signed and accepted, the director, producer or representative will not be able to withdraw it from the program.

- The call will be valid from February 10 to May 1, 2021. No works will be accepted after the indicated date.

The organization of ATEMPORAL can modify the present bases in case this merits. If you have any questions or comments, contact


Peru (In) visible: Timeless looks that immerse us in the interior of Peru to reflect on our current social problems in the middle of the bicentennial and question our independence. Are we really free?

Conditions: Non-competitive section. Peruvian short films (minimum 15 minutes), medium-length films and non-fiction feature films, made during the years 1980 - 1990 or current films that reflect a reality of that time and that highlight the social problems in the various provinces of the country. The material must be digitized by the authors.

Latin American filmic veins: The Living History of Latin America through an eclectic cinematographic map that invites us to learn about and reflect on the various realities of our region.

Conditions: Non-competitive section. Short films (minimum 15 minutes), medium-length films and Latin American feature films made during the years 1980 - 1990 or current films that reflect a reality of that time and that demonstrate the political crises in the various Latin American countries. must be digitized by the authors.

Film Revolutions: Latin American University Competition:
Competitive section of young cinematographic voices that, without hegemonic paradigms, reveal and uncover the current conflicts in Latin America.

Conditions: Competitive section. Short films made since 2019 (minimum 4 minutes and maximum 20 minutes) made by university students or from any higher-level educational institution, over 18 years old that tell stories with new aesthetic forms and break conventional parameters. You must present a registration form, a letter of presentation from your faculty or some proof that proves your status as a university student and / or institute.

Revoluciones fílmicas: Competencia emergente latinoamericana: Competitive section that shows us the horizon of young emerging filmmakers with their own style, who break conventional canons and lead us into the social conflicts of Latin America.

Conditions: Competitive section. Short films made since 2019 (minimum 4 minutes and maximum 20 minutes) made by young filmmakers (non-university students) no older than 30 years, who are gaining notoriety for their free and disruptive audiovisual proposals.

Analog Peru: Film Diaries: Peruvian domestic films recorded with analog cameras by amateur filmmakers in the 20th century. Through these records, they allow us to enter their intimate world and get to know the Peru of that time from their various personal views.
Conditions: Open call for any Peruvian citizen or foreigner who has domestic records of Peru on film (8 millimeters, Super 8, 16 millimeters, etc). They are considered films of any length and theme filmed between 1940 and 2000 in various parts of the country.
For this first edition, we will select only filmic material that portrays intimate sides and / or external spaces (such as cities). The rest of the materials of diverse themes will be used for alternative samples promoted independently by Peruvian Amateur Cinema and / or in alliance with the ATEMPORAL festival and with the prior authorization of the corresponding authors.

Digitized and / or non-digitized material is accepted. In case you are in this last condition, you must fill out the following form, through which you will contact the owners to be part of a future digitalization project of Cinema Peruvian Amateur.

Multi - Latin American verses:
Latin American poetic glances that connect us to the hermetic feminine universe, immersing us in a free and atypical narrative.

Conditions: Non-competitive section carried out in 2019. Experimental works, videopoetry or video art (from 1 minute to 10 minutes), aimed at young Latin American women between 18 and 30 years old and connect us with contemporary works.


In this first edition, the works will be exhibited online and free from June 18 to 25. Viewing can be restricted to only Peruvian territory, according to the coordination with the authors or representatives of the work. Likewise, all the selected films are part of the ATEMPORAL archive, and may be shown in alternative samples, with the prior authorization of the creators.
The presentation in this call implies the acceptance of these bases.



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