Muestra Internacional Documental De Bogotá (26)

Bogota International Documentary Film Festival


31 Mar 2024
Call for entries

30 Apr 2024
Standard deadline

31 May 2024
Late deadline

31 May 2024
Festival closed

01 Oct 2024
Notification date

29 Oct 2024
04 Nov 2024


CR 8 80 54 OF 301,  111211, Bogotá, Bogotá, D.C., Colombia

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2023
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 29 October 2024      Festival end: 04 November 2024

The Bogota International Documentary Film Festival (MIDBO), organized by Colombia’s Documentary Filmmakers Guild ALADOS, is a non-fiction cinema specialized event that throughout the last 24 years has been consolidated in Colombia and Latin America as a fundamental space of the exhibition, dialogue, and thinking around non-fiction audiovisual.

Regarding the 26 MIDBO, we would like to invite local and Ibero-American filmmakers and producers to submit their audiovisual works to our 2024 call for films and to participate in the varied formative and debate spaces that will take place virtually and on-site throughout the festival.


This year the 26th edition of MIDBO will take place from October 29 to November 4 in Bogotá, Colombia. During the year, MIDBO will screen several films in different regions around the country and maintain the MIDBO-ALADOS Tuesday slot in different allied theaters.

After 25 editions, MIDBO continues to work towards hosting an event that fosters belief and trust in reflection on documentary filmmaking and the diverse approaches to portraying reality. Our main interest lies in exploring the myriad ways of capturing the world. Committed to unraveling the complexities of a reality that surpasses us, we strive each year to create an ideal space for collective engagement with documentary filmmaking.

In 2024, we remain dedicated to fostering creativity and acknowledging the efforts of filmmakers. Hence, we will feature two competitive sections: one national and the other Ibero-American. In these sections, we will present awards for the Best National Documentary, encompassing both short and feature-length films, and the Best Ibero-American Documentary Feature Film, focusing on films over 60 minutes in length produced in Ibero-America. The jury for each competition will be announced one month prior to the event and will consist of three (3) artists, filmmakers, writers, critics, or cultural managers from Colombia and around the world.

National Competition
• Best National Documentary $3,000,000 COP
Ibero-American Competition
• Best Ibero-American Documentary Feature Film $3,000,000 COP
Quixote Award from the International Federation of Film Clubs
• Best Short Film $500,000 COP

*The jury of the National Competition and the Ibero-American Competition may propose a special mention if necessary.
*The decisions of the programming committee and the juries will be final.
*Quijote Award coordinated by the Imagen Viajera Cineclub

1. Registration categories
The filmmakers and / or producers can register their films in the following categories:

1.1. National films
Open to recent documentaries by authors of Colombian nationality residing in the country or abroad.

1.2. Ibero-American films
Open to Recent documentary films by authors from any Ibero-American country, residing in their countries or abroad.

1.3. Films by emerging directors / filmmakers
It offers a space for Ibero-American directors, whose films have been produced within the framework of an academic training program, as well as first works by empirical and self-taught authors.

* Includes filmmakers from Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries in Central, South America and the Caribbean.

1.4. National films produced in community processes
It offers a space for Colombian works carried out within the framework of community processes.

*Films of any length and format may be accepted in all the registration categories. The subject is free.

2. Conditions of entry
The participants of the the MIDBO’s 2024 call for films, must accept the participation conditions bellow:

2.1. Films must have been produced after January 1, 2023.

2.2. Films in any language other than Spanish must have subtitles in Spanish. Films not subtitled in Spanish will not be considered for the selection process.

2.3. There are no restrictions as to the format used for shooting the footage but we request the exhibition copies of the selected documentaries in a Full HD 1920x1080 minimum resolution.

2.4. Neither journalist coverages nor brand documentaries nor institutional videos will be considered.

2.5. When registering for the call, the directors / producers agree to present their films in the Bogota International Documentary Film Festival MIDBO without the collection of exhibition fees.

2.6. By registering for the call, the directors / producers commit to sending the advertising material, authorization, and exhibition copies on the dates and formats indicated by the 25th Bogota International Documentary Film Festival, MIDBO 2023. Participants that do not fit this condition will not be considered for the selection process.

Call opening:
March 31, 2024

Closing of registrations first stage:
April 30, 2024

Closing of registrations second stage:
May 31, 2024

4. Film registration
The film registration process must be done in the following way:

4.1. The film registration in the categories: National films, Ibero-American films, Films by emerging directors / filmmakers will be made through the online platform Festhome.

4.2. The registration of the films in the Colombian Films modality made in community processes, will be done through the following registration form and free of charge:

5. Registration fees

5.1. National films:
Registration for national documentaries has a fee of 2 USD in the first stage and 4 USD in the second stage, which must be paid through the platform.

5.2. Ibero-American films:
Registration for Ibero-American films has a fee of 4 USD in the first stage and 6 USD in the second stage, which must be paid through the platform.

5.3. The category of Emerging directors / filmmakers:
It has a cost of 2 USD in the first stage and 4 USD in the second stage, which must be paid through the platform.

5.4. Colombian films made in community processes:
In order to encourage the participation of this type of project and keeping on mind the conditions for carrying out said works, this modality is free of charge.

6. Final dispositions
The selection of films will be the responsibility of the programming team.
By submitting a film, the participant agrees to all terms and conditions explained.
Once the selection has been announced by MIDBO, no documentaries can be retrieved from the festival MIDBO 2024. Keep in mind that MIDBO favors international, national or Bogota premieres that have not gone through their official premiere in movie theaters or have premiered at other festivals in the city on close dates.


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