Festival de Cine Independiente de la Ciudad de México (4)

Mexico City Independent Film Fest


24 Sep 2019
Call for entries

31 Oct 2020
Early deadline

04 Mar 2021
Standard deadline

12 Apr 2021
Late deadline

19 May 2021
Festival closed

06 Jun 2021
Notification date

09 Jul 2021
11 Jul 2021


Av. México Coyoacán 295,  03330, Ciudad de México, Ciudad de México, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival 34'<
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 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  34'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 09 July 2021      Festival end: 11 July 2021

Mexico City Independent Film Fest seeks to become a place where public, filmmakers, producers, critics and other professionals of the film industry can exchange different views, and activate alternative exhibition venues in the country's capital. Its mission is to disseminate contemporary proposals whose production is not related to major film studios, promote the film culture and program films with a difficult theatrical exhibition.

Best film.
Audience Award.

Additional awards from festival sponsors may be awarded, and the jury may grant special mentions if deemed appropriate.

Mexico City Independent Film Fest calls national and foreigners filmmakers to register their works to the fourth edition, which will take place from July 9 to 11, 2021.

Will be considered mexican or foreigners works (documentary, fiction or hybrids), completed in 2019-2021, with a maximum runtime of 34 minutes (including end credits). Films made in any technique could apply, including animation.

Feature & Medium-length Films
National or international fiction feature and medium-length films (documentary, fiction or hybrids), with a runtime of more than 35 minutes, completed in 2019-2021.

Music videos, commercial works, films in whose production has been involved a major studio, or that have been distributed on DVD, Bluray or online for free without a password are not allowed. Films that have been available for a limited time on a streaming platform, product of the competition of another festival are allowed.

Besides international films, it is the interest of the festival to promote Mexican and Latin American cinema, especially which has to do with contemporary proposals that explores both technical and aesthetic ideas and address problems that affect us as individuals and societies.

Works will be received from the time of publication of the call for entries and until 23 hours (Mexico-City central time) of 19 May, 2021.

Entries must be submitted in their original language, with subtitles in Spanish or English if needed. If selected, the film must have subtitles in either of these two languages.

The festival will award a prize for best film. Additional prizes of sponsors of the festival may be granted. The Jury will be entitled to award other special mentions that they deemed.

The works to form part of each section will be chosen by a selection committee, whose decision is final. Please consider that the selection of the festival will consist mostly of shortfilms and medium-length films.

Selected works could be part of national and international exhibitions during 2021 and 2022. By participating, the applicant also accepts the use of materials, frames or segments of the piece registered for the dissemination and development of other printed or electronic materials such as invitations, posters, banners, postcards or virtual catalog.

Exhibition formats during the festival could be DCP, Bluray or Digital Copy (Apple ProRes 422 or H.264). Under no circumstances participants will be paid for any rights to exhibit the submitted work (screening fees).

The list of selected films will be published in the official website of the festival on June 05, 2021.

Registration of works to the Mexico City Independent Film Fest constitutes acceptance of the rules of this call and renunciation of any claim or legal action against the Festival, their representatives or affiliates.

Any matter not specified in this call will be resolved by the organizers.

For more information: contacto@festivalcineindependiente.com



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