Festival de Cine Infantil Churumbela (5)



28 Jul 2021
Call for entries

22 Aug 2021
Festival closed

03 Sep 2021
Notification date

25 Sep 2021
05 Dec 2021


Universidad 671 Col. del Valle,  03100, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 29'<
Feature film festival >80' 120'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 29'<
 Feature Films  >80' 120'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 25 September 2021      Festival end: 05 December 2021

Do you remember the first movie you saw in the cinema when you were a child?

For thousands of Mexican children in vulnerable situations this question has no answer. For this reason and for them, the Churumbela Children's Film Festival was created, which invites all Mexican and Spanish-speaking children to experience cinema in an inclusive, completely playful and entertaining environment.

In a hybrid way, some of the activities of the Churumbela festival will take place online and others in person with outdoor film screenings at the Centro Nacional de las Artes, at the Autocinema Villa Olímpica, in Casas Hogar and Community Centers in the CDMX, as well as film screenings and workshops on the filmmaking process in rural communities in the states of Yucatán and Michoacán, workshops and talks with industry professionals will also be held to bring them closer to the world of film.

The FESTIVAL DE CINE INFANTIL CHURUMBELA will take place from September 18 to Diciembre 05, 2021; it is supported by the Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía (IMCINE), the Fideicomiso para la Promoción y Desarrollo del Cine Mexicano en la Ciudad de México (PROCINE) and important alliances have been established with the private initiative and referents of the film industry such as EFD MEXICO, EWOK POWER RENT, COVESTRO, SERVICIOS INTEGRALES among others.

Thanks to this collaboration it is possible to bring cinema to children free of charge so that they can immerse themselves in the wonderful world of filmmaking.

In this 5th edition we will reach more children living in vulnerable communities in other states of the republic through workshops and film screenings based on the program that you can consult at: churumbelafest.com/programación2021.

Due to its social and supportive nature, access to the Churumbela Children's Film Festival is free, it fosters an inclusive environment and promotes dialogue, the seventh art and artistic expression as tools for social transformation.

Laureles Churumbela 2021.
Diploma of participation to the work.
Promotion in our social networks and platforms.
Photographs, making off of the broadcast or screening of their work.

Mini-filmmakers Awards

Laureles Churumbela 2021.
Participation diploma.
Mini-filmmaker kit

Thank you for your support!

The FESTIVAL DE CINE INFANTIL CHURUMBELA is opening its 5th CALL FOR ENTRIES 2021 and will be open from JULY 28 to AUGUST 22, 2021. It is aimed at Mexican and foreign filmmakers and producers who have made feature films, short films and “cineminutos” aimed at children and family audiences; as well as Mexican and/or foreign mini filmmakers between 5 and 14 years old, who independently or as part of a film workshop have made audiovisuals of 30 seconds, 1 minute or longer; in their original language with Spanish subtitles in the case of foreign languages. They can be recorded with professional filming equipment or mobile devices.

The objective of the call for entries is to ensure that children in vulnerable situations and the general public can access valuable content that awakens emotions and empathy in them, that leaves them with a learning experience, and that provides them with culture through film as a determining factor for their identity and social inclusion and improvement of their reality, contributing to Mexican society.

Some of the platforms where the Churumbela selection can be exhibited are: Website www.churumbelafest.com, social networks Churumbela, in Festhome TV, in Autocinema, Community Centers and rural communities.

The sample of films that will be part of the 2021 FESTIVAL DE CINE INFANTIL CHURUMBELA selection will be included in the following categories:

Children's Feature Film Showcase
Children's Short Film Showcase

Children's Feature Film Showcase
Children's Short Film Showcase

- Experimental
Work made by children, either independent or in a film workshop with an open theme.

The works can be registered by filmmakers, producers and/or distributors at no cost since the festival is non-profit and we want to bring their stories to many children to serve as a reflection, inspiration, awareness and to generate self-confidence.

In this edition, we are extending the production date of the works to be made between 2015 and 2021, as long as they have not been selected by our festival in previous editions. We will make a large selection by theme in order to bring films to communities outside Mexico City.

The official selection will be published from September 3st, 2021 on the Festival's social networks and official website: http://churumbelafest.com

Registration must be made only through FESTHOME/ www.festhome.com or by sending an e-mail to: churumbelaprogramacion@gmail.com with the following information:

- 2 Stills .jpg format (300 dpi),
- Film Poster .jpg format (300 dpi),
- Director's photograph in .jpg format (300 dpi),
- Technical specifications (You can download the .doc format on this page).

The final exhibition formats will be exclusively in downloadable digital file, H264 compression, 4K (4096 x 2160) and/or in H264, (3840 x 2160) in the case of Mini-filmmakers, it can be received in an HD format (1920 x 1080) type .mov or .mp4.

Please send a subtitled version if the film is in a language other than Spanish.

Send a trailer of the film for publicity and promotion.

The deadline for the reception of the material for the exhibition is September 21, 2021.

Although the material will remain available on the Festival's website and on the FESTHOME portal only during the scheduled dates of the Festival, the Festival may use it from time to time on its social networks and website on special dates (Children's Day, Earth Day, etc.) during the year 2022, with prior notice to the authors.

Those selected will receive a letter with more information from the Festival organizers.



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