Festival de Cine de Bogotá (41)

Bogota Film Festival


09 Jan 2024
Call for entries

10 Jul 2024
Festival closed

10 Sep 2024
Notification date

14 Nov 2024
20 Nov 2024


Carrera 39 No 25A-28,  110011, Bogotá, Distrito Capital, Colombia

Festival description
Short film festival >2' 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 300'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2021
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >2' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 300'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 14 November 2024      Festival end: 20 November 2024

Internationally, the Festival will award the Best Film, among the first three feature films of a director who has not yet made the fourth, with the Pre-Columbian Circle in its Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle for Best Director, Best Social Documentary, Art and the Environment., Among the first three films. At the national level, the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle will be awarded for Best Colombian Film short and feature films.

Sidebars: International Short Films, Animation, Sacred Films, Films for Children and Blinds.

Precolombian Circle of Gold, Silver and Bronze for Best Feature, Precolombian Circle for Best Director, Best Social Documentary, Best Documentary on Art, Best Enviromenntal Documentary and Best Columbian Film.


November 14th to 20th 2024


The Bogota Film Festival, organized by the Corporación Bogocine, was created in 1984 in order to reward Colombian Film Production. For its second Edition, the Festival brought together national and other Andean countries cinematography, and continued to honor productions from the Caribbean Islands, South America, Spain, France, Africa and the Pacific Coast.

At present the Festival is recognized as a worldwide Festival specialized in New Directors' feature films.


The Festival rewards the best Opera Prima at an international level with the Pre-Columbian Circle Award in Gold, Silver and Bronze categories and the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle to the best director of an Opera Prima, making a selection from the first 3 feature films of a director that has not yet made his fourth one.

At national level, the Pre-Columbian Gold Circle is given to the best Colombian Film and Fiction Video.
The Festival rewards the Best International Social Documentary, the Best on Environment and the Best Documentary on Art.

The Festival has a section on Animation and Film for Children.

A consideration is given to a person or entity, which has been distinguished for its contribution to the national and international film development.

The Festival also invites directors who have made more than three films and exhibits Contemporary, Specialized and Classic Film Sections.


Article I
The purpose of the Bogotá Film Festival is to emphasize the best International Films, to recognize the Colombian Film Production, to serve as a stimulus of the Film Industry and to diffuse cinematography culture.

Article II
The XXXX Bogotá Film Festival will be held in Bogotá from November 14TH to 20TH of 2024.

Article III
The Festival reserves itself the right to elect the films which it considers appropriate to participate in competition as well as for the parallel film samples. The Festival selects a film among the productions of a director who has not yet directed more than three films.

Article IV
During the days of the Festival no invited film may be exhibited outside of projection rooms of the Festival before the official presentation.

Article V
For selection the Films should be shown in their original version with Spanish subtitles. A copy of the film in Link, DCP, vimeo, DVD or Blu Ray, will have to be send before 1st July. The producer will take care of the transportation expenses.

Article VI
The Bogotá Film Festival appoints the members of the Jury as well as the President. The Jury will be made up of a President and a maximum of four (4) foreign and Colombian judges competent in the subject of cinematography art, and who have no ties with the productions or with the participants in competition.

The vote is secret. The decisions are taken by an absolute majority of voters in the election or by the relative majority in the following returns.

The Directory and the General Secretary of the Bogotá Film Festival participate in the deliberation of the Jury but they cannot vote.

No person with interests in the production and the promotion of any film in competition may form part of the Jury.

Article VII
The jury must assign the following awards:
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle award to the Best Film.
The Pre-Columbian Silver Circle award to the Best Film.
The Pre-Columbian Bronze Circle award to the Best Film.
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle award to the Best Colombian Film.
The Pre-Columbian Circle award to the Best Film can not be shared.
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle to the Best Social Documentary
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle to the Best Documentary on Art
The Pre-Columbian Gold Circle to the Best Documentary on Environment
Each Film selected and exhibited at the Bogota Film Festival will receive a Participation Certificate.

Article VIII
The award winners and their distribution companies promise to use in the promotion of their Film the Pre-Colombian Circle award and the following text: "BOGOTÁ FILM FESTIVAL 2024".

Article IX
Documentation about each film selected should be delivered to the Secretary of the Festival before September 1st, 2024, to be used as promotional material and to prepare the catalogue.

A DCP and a Blu-Ray Copy, with Spanish subtitles of each selected movie must be delivered to the Festival before September 15st, 2024.


Article X

Article XI
The expenses related to the shipment and insurance of the participating copies are to be paid by their owner.

The transportation expenses of the films sent to the members of the selection committee for their eventual invitation are entirely incurred by the producers of the organization which supply the film.

The Festival is only responsible for the projection, storage, and the insurance expenses of the copies of the selected films since the moment they have been handed in to the Festival until the moment they are given to the freight agent for their return. In case of loss or damage of a copy the Festival will not be liable except for the value indicated by the producers in the Entry Form.

Article XII
The Director of the Bogota Film Festival retains the power to rule any case, which is not foreseen in these regulations, but in conformity with the International Regulations.

Article XIII
The Bogota Film Festival abstains from any political, moral and religious censorship of the Films exhibited during the Festival, giving equal free opportunity to the selected material.

Article XIV
The attendance to the Festival implies the compliance with the present rules.

Article XV
During the Festival, no film entered in any of the Festival sections may be screened more than a total of 3 times, including screenings for press. Films for side bars may be screened more than a total of 5 screenings including the screening(s) for press and only in the city where the Festival takes place and during the Festival's official dates and at the PLATAFORM BOGOCINE.

For any additional screenings of whatever nature, the Festival will have to obtain a written authorization from the producer or eventually, from his duly empowered representative.

Any screening held which is not authorized in writing or the object of a contract is liable to legal pursuit for infringement of national laws and the International Copyright Conventions.

Films in “Festival On Line” have special rules.

Note: Please fill the entry form at: www.bogocine.com Dead Line: July 10th .
Participating in the Festival means you agree with these conditions.

Terms and Conditions
1. If this application is not properly filled in, it WILL NOT be sent.

2. Keep in mind that it is mandatory for the application process to send a vimeo or a Blu-Ray copy of your audiovisual production with Spanish subtitles and no water marks along with the printed application to Carrera 7 No 35-33, 501, Bogota, Colombia, before July 10th 2024.

3. Please fill in the application in either Spanish or english. Send it as an attached file to the email secretaria.general@bogocine.com, along with photography of the director and a frame from the production.

4. Please send the Blue-ray copy with a print copy of the application. Label the envelope with the sender’s name, the category to which it’s applying to, the name of the production and a contact email.

5. All the shipment fees will be paid by the applicants.

Participating in the Festival means you agree with these conditions.



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