Festival de Cine Estudiantil FENACIES (14)

FENACIES Student Film Festival


01 Apr 2024
Call for entries

10 Jun 2024
Festival closed

10 Sep 2024
Notification date

09 Sep 2024
15 Sep 2024


Av. 18 de Julio 930,  11800, Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Festival description
Student's Film
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
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Festival start: 09 September 2024      Festival end: 15 September 2024

The fourteenth edition of the Student Film Festival FENACIES Uruguay opened its inscriptions on April 1st, and will remain open until June 10th. As every year, all the students from all over the world (from Primary to University) can register their short films totally free, which will be displayed in Montevideo from September 9th to 15th.

FENACIES is an organization founded in 2011 that started with the aim of creating a cinema festival specifically to youth, where competition would be fair and creativity and effort of these would be valued.

At first, the festival was avowed of cultural interest by the Ministry of Education and Culture, educational interest by the Primary Education Council, and tourist interest by the Ministry of Tourism and Sport. Furthermore, in 2015 UNESCO declared it of educational and cultural interest.

The main aim of the festival is to strengthen the audiovisual education between the youngest, and through the short films realization they can express their ideas so that then they can see reflected on the big screen.

During the week, the short films that are selected will be shown in a public and state cinema. On September 15th will be announced the winners in the closing ceremony.

Awards will be confirmed in August.


All the students, from Primary to University, and also Amateur, can take part of it. There are categories to compete:

-A) Elementary School
-B) Preparatory
-C) High School
-D) University
-E) Amateur


- Each partaker could show all the films he/she wants.

- There will be 4 genres: fiction, documentary, music video and cartoon.

- The theme is totally free.

- The short films must be enrolled through the website www.fenacies.org, where students will have time until May 30th and the films can´t exceed 15 minutes.

- Files in 720 or lower quality will not be accepted, but neither will 4k or higher quality files, ONLY IN 1920 X 1080.

- The image format (aspect ratio) must necessarily be 16:9, so short films recorded vertically, in 1:1 or in 4:3 will not be selected.

- In the event that the language of the short film is not Spanish, it must have subtitles (in the same file, not in a separate file). On the other hand, we suggest that if the dialogues are not well heard, subtitles are incorporated. If the file of a short film whose original language is not Spanish and does not include subtitles, it will be automatically disqualified.

- The jury is going to do the short film selection that will be announced in our web site (fenacies.com) and facebook fan page (facebook/fenacies).

- The entry is free and the shipping cost of the films will be borne by the participants. It´s not allowed submitting films that were submitted in other editions. Short films that have extreme violence, nudes or explicit sex in content will not be selected. Every short film presented must be suitable for all audiences.



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