Celaya Experimental Film Fest (3)


01 Mar 2023
Call for entries

01 Jun 2023
Early deadline

01 Jul 2023
Standard deadline

01 Aug 2023
Late deadline

01 Aug 2023
Final deadline


01 Sep 2023
Notification date

02 Oct 2023
07 Oct 2023


zona centro,  38000, Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
English Spanish
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Festival start: 02 October 2023      Festival end: 07 October 2023

Celaya Experimental Film Fest is a platform for creation and exhibition of experimental films. Works focused on technical, conceptual and narrative experimentation. The festival welcomes artists who have transgressed and transcended the barriers of aesthetics, technique, and the semiticity to break the dominant standards in the industry. We believe that experimental cinema is free, radical and purposeful and that at the same time it responds to the anthropological, social, artistic and philosophical need to explore horizons beyond the great hegemonic forms of cinematographic creation, and finding authentic ways of creating audiovisual art.

The festival opens its international submissions to all artists with original or personal proposals that go beyond conventional standards, exploring the limits of cinematographic language and searching for an essence or unitary mark within any work of their authorship.

Submissions for artists from Celaya and around Guanajuato can submit their films for free for all available categories.

Celaya Experimental Film Fest is an experimental film and contemporary art festival that seeks to promote the creation of new platforms and exhibitions of experimental and contemplative audiovisual language. It is also the space for expression and exhibition of sister arts such as performance, sound art and visual arts in a contemporary language and through the arts and cinematographic culture, all publicly and free of charge on the Mexican Bajío.

The third edition of CELAYA EXPERIMENTAL FILM FEST will take place in Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico from Octuber 2nd to 7th, 2023, with the most outstanding selection and impressive audiovisual films within our festival, and with a specialized jury who will be in charge of awarding the films that accomplish its proposals to show experimental cinema as a discipline.

The best entries will take home the coveted Experimental Cat statuette, as well as honorable mentions.

This open call will be open from March 1st to August 1st of the current year, all works can be registered through the Filmfreeway platform for an additional cost.
Doubts or comments will be answered by email: celayaexperimental.filmfest@gmail.com


Maximum duration of 1 minute including credits in the category one minute shorts

Minumum duration of 5 to 15 minutes including credits for any other category

Minumum duration of 10 minutes including credits in the category of Video Dance
H.264 encoding in .MP4 or .MOV format
Audio at 192 kbps
no mbps limit

Original music or no copyright music

Subtitled in Spanish (In case the original language is not Spanish)

The festival seeks audiovisual works with authentic, inventive or poetic aspects, pushing any language to the limit, adapting new or old technologies to generate sublime experiences.



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