Festival Internacional de Cine de La Serena (7)

La Serena International Film Festival


14 May 2021
Call for entries

30 Jul 2021
Final deadline


27 Oct 2021
Notification date

26 Oct 2021
30 Oct 2021


Balmaceda #417,  1710104, La Serena, Coquimbo, Chile

Festival description
Short film festival >1'
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1'
 Feature Films 
 Any language
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Festival start: 26 October 2021      Festival end: 30 October 2021

The Seventh La Serena International Film Festival, FECILS, is a competitive audiovisual meeting, which will take place from October 26 to 30, 2021, in the Coquimbo region. It seeks to support the production and dissemination of national, Latin American and regional audiovisual activity, thus contributing to decentralization, promoting the encounter between the public, the cinema and its filmmakers. The cultural contest has established itself as a benchmark in the north of the country, which in addition to generating new spaces for film exhibition, works to generate new audiences. FECILS 2021 has an audiovisual access and extension program that reaches the different communes of the Coquimbo Region.


- It will be made up of personalities from the audiovisual medium, the arts, industry and culture at a national and regional level.

- People directly related to the works in competition and to the FECILS organization will be disqualified from being part of the jury.
- The decision of the official jury is final.


- The Jury of the different official categories of FECILS 2021, will deliver the following prizes:

-Best National Feature Film, "Cinema in perspective": Winner one million pesos.

-Best Regional Documentary "Documentary Regional Territory":

-Best Regional Fiction Short Film, “Territorio Regional Ficción”:

-Best Feature Film Fiction and / or International Documentary, "Free transit":


- All inquiries regarding the bases and application will be received via email to contacto@fecils.cl with the subject “FECILS 2021 CALL CONSULTATION”.


1.1- National Feature Film Competition “Cinema in perspective”, for Chilean fiction and documentary works, spoken in Spanish produced between January 2019 and June 2021 and lasting more than 60 minutes.

1.2- Regional Documentary Competition “Territorio Regional Documental”, for Chilean works spoken in Spanish, produced between January 2019 and June 2021. No duration restriction.

1.3- Regional Fiction Short Film Competition “Territorio Regional Ficción”, for Chilean works, spoken in Spanish, produced and made in regions as of January 2019 that have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

1.4-International Feature Film Competition "Free transit", for international works (with the exception of Chile) produced between January 2019 and June 2021, spoken in Spanish or subtitled and that have a duration greater than 60 minutes.


2.1- All audiovisual works of Chilean and Latin American origin, which have been produced after January 2019, may participate.

2.2- The works received for the pre-selection will be viewed by the festival's programming team and prominent figures of the national audiovisual work, who will select the films for the competition, in their different categories.

2.3- By sending the application form for the pre-selection, the present rules of the 7th La Serena International Film Festival 2021 will be understood as accepted. Registration for the pre-selection has no cost.


3.1.- For the pre-selection stage, the application form must be filled out and sent with the required data (including a vimeo or youtube viewing link), which is available for download on the festival's official website. www.fecils.cl

3.2.- The application may be made via the FESTHOME platform through the link: www.festhome.com/f/1252

3.3.- The deadline for receipt of the films and the application form expires on July 30, 2021.

3.4.- The organization of the event reserves the right to make the decisions it deems pertinent for those cases not provided for in these bases.


4.1.- The list of the productions selected for the competition will be published on the festival's official website www.fecils.cl in September 2021.

4.3.- Applicants for the selected works must send the following:
Audiovisual work in video file with Pro res 422 codec, .mov extension at native resolution of the selected work. No other codecs or extensions will be received.

The official trailer for the film (h264). 3 promotional photos of the film. (300 dpi). Posters and / or promotional material of the film. (300 dpi). Director's photograph.

4.4.- The movie trailer and promotional photos may be published on the official website of the festival www.fecils.cl and its social networks, only for promotional purposes of the festival.

4.5.- The filmmakers and producers classified in the Official Selection, accept that their works be exhibited in the exhibition spaces established by the festival or in subsequent activities that take place within the framework of the festival, either national or international agreements of the same, this with prior notice to the filmmaker. All exhibits will be free. In particular, by the mere fact of submitting their application form, the applicant declares to have power and effectively authorize the public exhibition of the work during the festival period that will be from October 26 to 30, 2021 in the Coquimbo region, in accordance to Chilean Law No. 17,336 on Intellectual Property.

4.6.- The material sent will not be returned and will be part of the historical archive of FECILS, a non-profit entity.



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