El Grito: Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico (5)

EL GRITO: International Fantastic Film Festival


05 Jan 2023
Call for entries

15 Mar 2023
Early deadline

15 Jun 2023
Standard deadline

15 Aug 2023
Late deadline

15 Sep 2023
Festival closed

15 Oct 2023
Notification date

20 Nov 2023
24 Nov 2023


20,  5001, San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 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  25'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
Spanish English
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Photo of El Grito: Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico
Photo of El Grito: Festival Internacional De Cine Fantástico


Festival start: 20 November 2023      Festival end: 24 November 2023

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.

More information in elgritoproduce.com


1) International Feature Film
2) Latin American Feature Film
3) Venezuelan Feature Film
3) International Short Film
4) Latin American Short Film
5) Venezuelan Short Film
6) Music Video


Best Production
Best Direction
Best Direction of Photography
Best Art Direction
Best Visual Effects
Best Special Effects
Best Sound Design
Best screenplay
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance
Best Editor
Audience Award

•The call for film registration has a deadline of September 15, 2023 until 11:59 p.m. (Venezuela time).

• The event will be held from November 20 to 24, 2023 in person in San Cristóbal and Caracas (Venezuela) and with online programming on the VOD platform.

• Feature films with a minimum duration of 60 minutes and short films with a maximum duration of 25 minutes are accepted.

• The registered works can be of any origin.

• Films in the following categories may participate:

International Feature Film
Latin American Feature Film
International Short Film
Latin American Short Film
Venezuelan short film
Music videos

• Feature films and short films can be in fiction, documentary, animation or experimental format and must fit into the genres: fantasy, horror/terror, science fiction, thriller and suspense.

• The works must have a completion date from January 2021.

• Filmmakers selected in previous editions can apply.

• The reception of films is via the web. Films outside Venezuela will be received through our associated platform: FestHome, while Venezuelan filmmakers, producers and distributors residing inside and outside the country must register through the registration form hosted on elgritoproduce.com.

• The registration fee for international and Latin American feature films is USD $12, while for international and Latin American short films it is USD $6. Venezuelan participants do not pay registration fee.

• Feature films and short films that are not spoken in Spanish must include subtitles in this language in SRT format. english subtitles will be accepted when they are not available in Spanish. In case of not having subtitles, the film will be disqualified.

• Inscriptions of works that have already been submitted in previous editions are not accepted.

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

• 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.

• Acknowledgments will be awarded in the categories of the festival, in addition to the following special mentions in both feature films and short films:

1. Best Production
2. Best Direction
3. Best Cinematography
4. Best Art Direction
5. Better Visual Effects
6. Best Special Effects
7. Best Sound Design
8. Best Screenplay
9. Best Male Performance
10. Best Female Performance
11. Best Editing
12. Audience Award

• 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.

• Registration in the event implies the authorization of the filmmakers to the organizers for the exhibition of their works, not only in the festival, but also in special exhibitions, in addition to the use of images, posters or part of their work (no more of 20 seconds) for the promotion of the event.

• The registration in the event implies the acceptance of all the bases of participation. Please read carefully and send concerns to elgritofestival@gmail.com.



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