Cine Del Mar 16 (Punta del Este, Uruguay) (16)

XVI Cine del Mar Film Festival (Punta del Este, Uruguay)


12 Jul 2022
Call for entries

25 May 2023
Final deadline


22 Jun 2023
Notification date

05 Jul 2023
09 Jul 2023


The Grand Hotel (Rbla. Lorenzo Batlle Pacheco esq. Av. del Mar - Parada 10, Playa Brava),  20100, Punta del Este, Maldonado, Uruguay

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 15'<
Feature film festival >60' 100'<

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  >1' 15'<
 Feature Films  >60' 100'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 05 July 2023      Festival end: 09 July 2023

This cultural proposal takes place within the framework of the celebrations of a new anniversary of Punta del Este, celebrating the best independent cinema from around the world. It began as a MERCOSUR cinema and grew to become an international film festival. "Cine del Mar" has been declared of Presidential Interest and has the sponsorship and support of the Ministry of Tourism, Directorate of Tourism of the Municipality of Maldonado, Municipality of Punta del Este and the embassies of the participating countries.

Best Feature Film
Best Latin American Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Short Film
Best Iberoamerican Short Film
Best Director
Best Screenplay
Best Actor
Best Actress
Audience Award for Best Feature Film of the Festival
Audience Award for Best Latin American Feature Film
Audience Award for Best Festival Short Film
Audience Award for Best Iberoamerican Short Film
Jury Special Mentions

1.- The XVI "Cine del Mar" Film Festival, to be held from July 5th to 9th, 2023, calls for entries to the Short and Feature Film Competition, with the aim of stimulating and disseminating the production of films from the South American continent and the rest of the world.

2.- They must have been made on or after January 1st, 2021 and in the following categories: fiction, documentary and animation. The maximum length accepted per work will be 15 minutes for short films and 100 minutes for feature films. The films may not have been screened in previous editions of the festival and priority will be given to those that are national or regional premieres.

3.- The films may have been produced in any film or digital format, but must be submitted for exhibition in the following formats: .MOV H264 1920x1080 file or similar (MKV, MP4, AVI).

4.- In the case of films that are not originally in Spanish, they must come with embedded subtitles in Spanish or accompanied by SRT file with the time code in order to be translated into Spanish (EXCLUDING REQUIREMENT).

5.- The deadline for the reception of the materials is June 5th, 2023.

6.- An international jury of three members will discern the awards in the different categories, and its decision will be final.

7.- The festival will try to provide facilities for the presence of the filmmakers of the selected films during the festival, but the acceptance of the work does not imply the granting of an invitation with airfare and lodging, which must be paid by the participant.

8.- The inscription of the film in the festival implies the tacit acceptance of these rules. Any unforeseen event not established in these Rules and Regulations, or arising during the Festival, will be interpreted and resolved solely and exclusively by the Organizing Committee, and will not give rise to any subsequent claim. THE FESTIVAL DOES NOT PAY EXHIBITION FEES. It is a purely cultural event and counts with the help of several volunteers.



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