Festival Internacional de Cine Universitaria Lanterna ()

International University Film Festival Lanterna


01 Jun 2023
Call for entries

19 Nov 2023
Festival closed

16 Apr 2024
Notification date

15 Apr 2024
19 Apr 2024


46 Avenida Universidad Anáhuac,  52786, Ciudad de México, DF, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 May 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 20'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 15 April 2024      Festival end: 19 April 2024

Throughout the history of cinema, people from all over the world have turned to this art form to escape their reality and become part of a story external to themselves. Movies speak to all individuals, regardless of their qualities, flaws, similarities, or differences. Cinema has the power and task of telling stories that transcend and have a profound impact on viewers. It is a great responsibility, one that has been revolutionized more than once over the past century by visionary filmmakers who dared to go beyond and changed the film world forever, becoming pioneers and agents of change. In the same century, humanity has witnessed countless events that have caused a rupture in the social framework of what is known, and it is in these moments that influential individuals emerge, marking a before and after. The seventh art, cinema, has been responsible for capturing these stories on the big screen, ensuring that they reach more people. This is how inspiration is born, how transcendence is achieved, and how new Change Makers are discovered.

This is the 13th edition of the International University Film Festival LANTERNA 2023. The power and knowledge shared with thousands of students throughout this Festival will serve as the engine and inspiration that will accompany them for the rest of their lives. With our deepest pride, we invite you to FICU LANTERNA 2023, Change Makers.

Acknowledgement and statuette by the festival.

● Registration for short films will have no cost.

● The registration deadline will be August 6, 2023.

● A proof of studies or university credential must be submitted by the director or producer, demonstrating that, the film carried out, is by a university student or graduate of a maximum of 2 years.

● The short film must be in H.264 format in .mp4 with a minimum resolution of 720p.

● Productions that involve religious proselytism, political propaganda, institutional promotion, homophobic promotion, discriminatory and/or commercial profile will not be accepted.

● To be admitted, the materials must be presented in Spanish or english. In the event that the original language is not Spanish or english, the translation or subtitles (in english or Spanish) of the project are required, otherwise their participation will not be considered.

● The participants of the production team must attach an official identification.

● It will be required to attach an electronic press kit for each work registered with the following materials:
o Still photograph of the work that represents the project (color at 300 dpi, in .jpg format)
o Synopsis of the work
o Brief biography of the director
o Photograph of the director (color at 300 dpi, in .jpg format)
o Technical sheet with list of credits

● If the owner of the short film (director/producer) does not deliver the materials requested by FICU LANTERNA on the dates and deadlines indicated, they will be disqualified. Extensions are not accepted for any reason.

*All categories include short film and documentary film.
*We remind you that any work created from other works must receive credit to be qualified as a candidate.
*If the participants are not sure in which category to register their short film, they should register it in the one they think is most convenient according to their description.
*If the FICU LANTERNA committee considers that the category of said short film should be another, they will contact the participants to verify the information.

● The festival is not responsible for copyright.

● It is necessary that the participants read the regulations before submitting their short film, said regulations can be found on the official website of the festival: https://www.ficulanterna.mx/convocatoria

Privacy notice:

The Anáhuac University Mexico, a private institution of higher education that operates through Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores, S.C., with its address at Avenida Universidad Anáhuac 46, Lomas Anáhuac, Huixquilucan, State of Mexico, ZIP Code 52786, will use your personal data to verify your identity, send you information about the event, evaluate your attendance, and fulfill administrative obligations. For more information regarding the processing and the rights you can exercise, you can access the privacy notices through: https://www.anahuac.mx/mexico/proteccion-de-datos-personales/AvisosdePrivacidad/LANTERNA



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