Festival Internacional de Cine de la Otredad (2)

International Otherness Film Festival


24 Feb 2024
Call for entries

16 May 2024
Standard deadline

28 Jun 2024
Late deadline

28 Jun 2024
Festival closed

09 Aug 2024
Notification date

28 Aug 2024
01 Sep 2024


Prol, C. Calz. de los Heroes 908,  37500, León, Guanajuato , Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival >2' 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 28 August 2024      Festival end: 01 September 2024

International Otherness Film Festival
National and international official selection in competition 2024

The International Otherness Film Festival endeavors to cultivate audiovisual artistic expression and facilitate the development of young individuals on their path to professionalism, primarily by providing a platform that encompasses educational opportunities, recognition, and creative inspiration for individuals interested in the field of cinematographic arts.

Our aim is to shed light on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of young people from across the globe, thereby inspiring emerging artists to utilize their creative voices in narrating their unique stories.

- Production companies, Universities, Producers, Directors, Film students, Communications students, Individuals associated with relevant careers, General public.

The convocation will remain open from Feb to June, 2024.

The primary focus of the convocation is to cater to university students, filmmakers, and audiovisual artists within the Mexican territory, as well as individuals residing anywhere in the country.


The screening and award ceremony will be held on September 1, 2024, as part of the FICOT closing ceremony.

Winners in the official national and international categories will receive digital recognition, a statuette, and the prestigious FICOT laurels. Additionally, there will be an exciting surprise prize from our sponsors.


Best international short film
Best national short film
Audience award for best national short film

Terms and Conditions of the Convocation:

The convocation extends to the following entities:

How to Participate:

To participate, please follow the instructions below:

- Project registration should be completed through the application form provided on the Festhome platform.

- Registration is entirely free and is open from the beginning to the conclusion of the convocation period.

- Short films, employing any technique, are eligible for participation, provided that the author possesses the rights to the work.

- The project must have been produced between January 2020 and the closing date of this call. Previous participation in other exhibitions, contests, and festivals is permissible.

- Registration is open to individuals of all nationalities, irrespective of their residency status in Mexico.

The registration process for the contest will be conducted solely online, adhering to the following specifications:

1. Projects must be submitted electronically through a password-protected viewing link provided in the registration form. The password should be included within the same form.

2. Films that are in a language other than Spanish must include Spanish subtitles.

Selection Process:

The selection of the winning projects will be conducted by a jury comprising esteemed experts with a notable background in the field of cinema. The names of the jury members will be announced on the FICOT website following the conclusion of the convocation for entries.

The official selection of the festival will be screened at the University of Guanajuato and will also be available for online viewing on the festival's website during the festival period and for an additional week (with the authorization of the project's author).

The official selection of the festival will be announced on Monday, August 14, 2023, through the festival's website and FICOT's social media platforms. This announcement will be accompanied by an image and a technical data sheet of the selected project.

The festival organizers will directly contact the selected individuals to provide further instructions regarding the submission of materials.

If the director of a selected short film is in attendance, they will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A sessions following the screening.

Participants are responsible for covering any travel and accommodation expenses that may arise. For inquiries and coordination with our partners, please communicate such expenses through the designated email address.

Following the conclusion of the festival, a certificate of participation will be sent to all participants.

By participating in this contest, it is implied that the participants accept the rules and regulations.

The exhibition rights of the resulting short films will be held by the International Otherness Film Festival and its producing team as co-producers. Both FICOT and the team reserve the right to exhibit and promote the films at any given time.

For any questions or comments, please contact us at ficotredad@gmail.com with the subject line "Official Selection" followed by the name of the short film.

In the event of unforeseen circumstances, FICOT and the call committee will resolve any arising issues.



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