El Grito: III Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico Y Horror (3)

EL GRITO: International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival


22 Jan 2021
Call for entries

28 Feb 2021
Early deadline

15 Apr 2021
Standard deadline

31 May 2021
Late deadline

31 Aug 2021
Festival closed

01 Oct 2021
Notification date

03 Dec 2021
05 Dec 2021


20,  5001, San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Photo of El Grito: III Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico Y Horror
Photo of El Grito: III Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico Y Horror


Festival start: 03 December 2021      Festival end: 05 December 2021

El Grito is the first and only fantasy and horror film festival in Venezuela.

We are a space that promotes reflection, meeting and training through fantasy and horror films, serving as a platform for their dissemination and promotion as genres that go beyond entertainment, highlighting its poetic value and its own tools to move from different narratives, techniques and themes. Under the initiative of the El Grito Casa Audiovisual (www.elgritoproduce.com), this meeting was born in December 2019 in the city of San Cristobal, Tachira State.

We look for works that transcend narrative, aesthetic and technical languages ​​within the genre, using history as the main element in his audiovisual proposal, demonstrating as an author, a search for new ways of showing situations, conflicts and twists of the screw hand in hand with references from different disciplines that feed its concept.

EL GRITO seeks to raise its voice until it becomes a thunderous noise that shakes our city and summons for years all kinds of nightmares and monsters that can strengthen our worn out humanity sensibility.

The call closes on August 31, 2021.

More information in elgritoproduce.com


1- The winning short films in each category of the Festival will have an exclusive exhibition in Venezuela by Circuito Gran Cine in movie theaters and its VOD platform Películas de Impacto. This exhibition will be held in October 2022 as a Halloween special.

2- The winning work for Best National Short Film obtains an international distribution contract sponsored by TANU DISTRIBUCION, while the work selected for Best Venezuelan University Short Film receives a distribution award from FESTIVALEANDO.

3- The winning films in each category (does not apply for special mentions) receive a statuette of El Grito. This award does not cover the shipping service.

1. The call for works registration has a deadline of August 31, 2021.

2. The event will take place on December 03, 04 and 05, 2021.

3. Short films with a duration from 1 to 25 minutes with credits included are accepted.

4. Works in the following categories may participate:

• International Horror
• Fantastic International
• International Animation
• International Documentary
• International VideoArt
• International Video Clip
• National (Venezuela)
• Best Cell Phone Film

5. Short films must fit into the following genres and subgenres: science fiction, thriller, suspense, film noir, black humor, gore, slasher and the like.

6. The works must have a completion date from January 2019.

7. Short films from any region of the world are accepted.

8. The reception of shorts will be via the web. Films outside of Venezuela will be received through our partner platform: FestHome, while Venezuelan filmmakers or producers residing inside and outside the country must register through the form.

9. The registration fee for international short films in any of our categories is established as follows:

$ 5 (from 01/15/2021 to 02/27/2021); $ 6 (from 03/01/2021 to 04/15/2021); $ 8 (from 04/16/2021 to 05/31/2021); $ 10 (from 06/01 to 07/15/2021); $ 12 (from 07/16/2021 to 08/31/2021).

Venezuelan filmmakers and producers inside and outside the country do not pay a registration fee.

10. Venezuelan participants who register works carried out outside of Venezuela are nominated as international works, while works carried out within Venezuelan territory are nominated in the national competition.

11. Short films that are not spoken in Spanish must include subtitles in this language in SRT format. english subtitles will be accepted when not available in Spanish.

12. More than one work per director is accepted. However, registration does not guarantee the screening / selection within the Festival.

13. The Organizing Committee will curate the material received, where the works that participate in the official competition will be selected. The programming of projections will be established according to well-founded criteria.

14. Recognitions will be awarded in the categories of the festival, in addition to the following special mentions:

• Best Production
• Best Direction
• Best Director of Photography
• Best Art Direction
• Better Visual Effects
• Best Special Effects
• Best Sound Design
• Best screenplay
• Best Male Performance
• Best Female Performance
• Best Editing
• Audience Award

15. The jury will be made up of 3 members of recognized trajectory in the cinematographic industry and related areas, with different fields of expertise, always including researchers and / or teachers to give importance to cinema as an aesthetic phenomenon and research product.

16. After the exhibition within the framework of the event, the filmmakers will be given the opportunity to further disseminate their work through projections in regional distribution circuits.

17. Registration in the event implies the authorization of the filmmakers to the organizers for the exhibition of their works, not only at the festival, but also in special exhibitions, in addition to the use of images, posters or part of their work (not more than 20 seconds) to promote the event.

18. Enrollment in the event implies acceptance of all participation rules. Please read carefully and send inquiries to elgritofestival@gmail.com.



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