AMOR Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT+ (8)

AMOR LGBT+ International Film Festival


30 Nov 2022
Call for entries

31 Jan 2023
Festival closed

01 Jun 2023
Notification date

27 Jun 2023
02 Jul 2023


Victor Hendrich 361, Providencia,  7501401, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
Spanish English Portuguese
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Photo of AMOR Festival Internacional de Cine LGBT+


Festival start: 27 June 2023      Festival end: 02 July 2023

AMOR International LGBT+ Film Festival is the first international film festival in Santiago of Chile focused on the subject of sexual and gender diversity, of independent and competitive nature. The seventh edition of AMOR Festival will take place from June 27th to July 2nd, 2023, in a hybrid format, with digital and physical screenings and activities specifically at national territory.

As in every edition, the festival is proposed as an inclusive space where the programme invites different sectors of society to approach cinema focused on LGBT+ themes (Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transsexuals and all sexual, identity and gender diversities); a safe space for the community in which they can participate, make visible, identify and share. AMOR Festival has positioned itself as an event of high artistic quality that seeks to exhibit the most interesting and unique national and foreign titles that expose diversity, as well as outstanding films that have won awards at world-renowned festivals; and as a space where programming is structured based on gender equality in competitions and activities, giving visibility to women filmmakers.

Love is totally transverse to any sexuality, so with AMOR Festival we hope to contribute to the inclusion of sexual diversity, to strengthen understanding and to celebrate the visibility of sexualities through the seventh art.

Jury Award - Best Film of International Competition
$600,000 CLP

Jury Award - Best Film of Guerrilla
$400,000 CLP

Audience Award - Best Film of International Competition

Audience Award - Best Film of Guerrilla


In this eighth edition, AMOR Festival has an international competition of films, an international competition of short films, and three non-competitive sections.

a. International Competition: Feature film competition for fiction, documentary and animation from around the world.
b. Guerrilla - International Short Films Competition: Feature short film competition for fiction, documentary, animation and experimental from around the world.
c. Chilean Panorama: Non-competitive section of Chilean feature films and short films for fiction, documentary and animation.
d. Rupturistas: Feature films and short films that have contributed to the representation and visibility of the LGBT + community over the years.
e. Focus: Selection of titles that seek to highlight and recognize a particular theme or the work and career of LGBT + filmmakers.


AMOR International LGBT+ Film Festival opens its 2023 call for audiovisual works from 2021 onwards, from all over the world, that address LGBT+ themes (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, and any other expression of sexual and/or gender diversity); and that they have not had commercial exhibition in physical or virtual theaters, or is available on streaming platforms in Chilean territory.
a. International Competition: Feature films of fiction, documentary, and animation, with a minimum length of 60 minutes, including credits.
b. Guerrilla: Short films for fiction, documentary, animation and experimental, with a maximum length of 30 minutes, including credits.


For inscriptions, applicants must complete and submit the registration form available at, or can also apply through the registration platform: FestHome. Registration is free, and it can be done until 23:59:59 hours on Tuesday January 31, 2023.

When registering your film, you must include all the information required in the form, in addition to the passwords or accesses to be able to view them. Applications that do not comply with the format, theme or any of the specifications contained in these bases, will not be accepted, being automatically disqualified.

The films must be spoken in Spanish or subtitled to Spanish, Portuguese, or English.

The postulated works will be submitted to a selection process by the festival’s programming team. The decision will be unquestionable. The inscription doesn’t assure the selection of the film for AMOR Festival. The AMOR Festival programming team will not be obliged to view or download registered films out of time.


The prizes that the Jury and the Public will grant for the fifth edition of AMOR International LGBT+ Film Festival will be:

Jury Award - Best Film of International Competition
$600,000 CLP

Jury Award - Best Film of Guerrilla
$400,000 CLP

Audience Award - Best Film of International Competition

Audience Award - Best Film of Guerrilla

Through the exhibition platform, viewers will be able to be part of the Audience Award that will award the distinction to the best film of the International competition and the best film of the Guerrilla competition.

Eventually, new prizes and categories may be added, based on the alliances and commercial agreements that are concluded between the publication of these rules and the realization of the eighth edition of AMOR Festival.


The jury will be conformed of personalities of outstanding trajectory of the national and international audiovisual industry, as well as people related to the arts and culture. The names of those who join the jury for this edition will be communicated at least one month before the start of the festival.

The six members who conform the two juries, will have the mission to choose the best feature film of the International competition, and the best short film of the Guerrilla competition.

People directly related to the AMOR Festival organization, and to the works in competition, will be disabled to form part of the jury. The decision of the jury in any case will be unquestionable.


Applicants whose works have been selected by the festival's programming team will be notified. Those who are not selected will not be notified.

Those selected must send digitally before May 4, 2023:

a. A copy of the selected film through a file download link in H.264 format, will have to be presented in the original version, in Spanish or subtitled to Spanish.
b. A list of subtitles and a list of dialogues with time code (In case of the festival requiring them).
c. Film synopsis.
d. Biography and filmography of the director.
e. A set of at least 5 stills of the film and of the director.
f. Trailer through a file download link in H.264 format.
g. Promotional posters.
h. A complete list of technical and artistic credits.
i. Press kit.
j. Social networks


Registration and participation in AMOR International LGBT+ Film Festival implies acceptance of these rules. Once selected, the film cannot be withdrawn from the festival.

The works programmed in any of the sections may not be commercially premiered in Chile until the end of the AMOR Festival. Neither may they be publicly exhibited in any other area than the framework of the AMOR Festival, until the end of it.

AMOR Festival reserves the right to use video and audio extracts, which do not exceed 10% of the total work, as well as images, graphics and texts of the selected works, with the aim of disseminating the works and the event. These purposes are exclusively promotional, and without prejudice to the copyright of the works.

The applicants, agents and/or distributors of those works that obtain prizes, undertake to highlight them in all their advertising and press material, using the logo and laurels of the AMOR Festival in accordance with the brand manual of the same. This material can be downloaded from



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