Festival Internacional de Cine de La Serena (8)

La Serena International Film Festival


10 May 2022
Call for entries

30 Jul 2022
Festival closed

27 Oct 2022
Notification date

26 Oct 2022
29 Oct 2022


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
 Physical Location
 January 2020
 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 2022      Festival end: 29 October 2022

The eighth La Serena International Film Festival, FECILS, is a competitive audiovisual contest, which will take place from October 26 to 29, 2022, in the Coquimbo region. It seeks to support the production and dissemination of regional, national and Latin American audiovisual activity, and thus contribute to decentralization, promoting the meeting and training of regional filmmakers and producers. With these actions, FECILS seeks to establish itself as a cultural event that, in addition to generating film exhibition spaces in the Coquimbo region, applies its emphasis on generating new audiences. FECILS 2022 has an audiovisual extension program that will reach the different spaces of the communes of the region.


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

People directly related to the works in competition and 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 2022 will award the following prizes:

-Best National Feature Film, “Cinema in Perspective”.

-Best Regional Documentary “Regional Documentary Territory”.

-Best Regional Fiction Short Film, “Regional Fiction Territory”.

-Best International Fiction and/or Documentary Feature Film, “Libre transit”.


All queries regarding the bases and application will be received via email to contacto@fecils.cl with the subject “FECILS 2022 CALL CONSULTATION”.


1.1- National Feature Film Competition “Cinema in Perspective”, for Chilean works of fiction and documentaries, spoken in Spanish, produced between January 2020 and June 2022 and lasting more than 60 minutes.

1.2- Regional Documentary Competition “Regional Documentary Territory”, for Chilean works spoken in Spanish, produced between January 2020 and June 2022. No duration restriction.

1.3- Regional Fiction Short Film Competition "Regional Fiction Territory", for Chilean works, spoken in Spanish, produced and made in regions from January 2020 that have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

1.4- International Feature Film Competition “Libre transit”, for international works (with the exception of Chile) produced between January 2020 and June 2022, spoken in Spanish or subtitled and lasting more than 60 minutes.


2.1- All audiovisual works of Chilean and Latin American origin, which have been produced after January 2020, may participate.

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

2.3- By submitting the application form for the pre-selection, the present rules of the 8th La Serena International Film Festival 2022 will be understood as accepted. Registration for the pre-selection is free of charge.


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

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

3.3.- The deadline for receiving the films and the application form expires on July 30, 2022.

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


4.1.- The list of productions selected for the competition will be published on the official website of the festival www.fecils.cl in the month of September 2022.

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

4.4.- The trailer of the film and the 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 directors 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 are carried out within the framework of the festival, whether national or international agreements of the same, this with prior notice to the director. 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, which will be from October 26 to 29, 2022 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 form part of the historical archive of FECILS, a non-profit entity.



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