7mo Festival Internacional De Cine De Tunja - FICTU ()

Tunja International Film Festival - FICTU


10 Jul 2023
Call for entries

15 Sep 2023
Festival closed

20 Oct 2023
Notification date

09 Nov 2023
13 Nov 2023


Calle 26 4 46,  150001, Tunja, Boyacá, Colombia

Festival description
Short film festival 30'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Any language
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Photo of 7mo Festival Internacional De Cine De Tunja - FICTU

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Festival start: 09 November 2023      Festival end: 13 November 2023

The FICTU is a festival that focuses on short films and seeks to connect the audiovisual production of Boyacá with the current national and world cinema.

The festival has 3 competitions which are:

- Boyacá short films competition
- Colombian short films competition
- International short films competition

In addition, the FICTU has a couple of non-competitive sections:

- Colombian feature films showcase, focused on current national feature films.

- Producer retrospective, which focuses on a review of the work of a person or company that stands out for their contribution to audiovisual production in Colombia.

The FICTU has established the following prize money for the different categories, which may be increased but not reduced prior to the festival:

Competition for short films from Boyaca COP $700.000
Colombian short film competition COP $700.000
International Short Film Competition USD $100.00

*The costs caused by transactions necessary for the payment of the prizes will be assumed by the winners or, if applicable, deducted from the value of the prize.

In addition, special mentions will be awarded according to the jury's considerations.

The Fundación Festival Internacional de Cine de Tunja invites short films from Boyacá, Colombia, and the world to participate in the seventh edition of the FICTU, to be held in November 2023 in the city of Tunja.

The competitive sections of the 7th FICTU, and to which films can apply, are:

Boyacá's Short Film Competition
Colombian Short Film Competition
International Short Film Competition

The call for entries will be open from 10 July until 18 August 2023.

For the Boyacá's Short Film Competition, the inscription must be done through the form in this link:


For the colombian and international short film competitions, registration will be through the festhome platform:


The registration of each film to the festival is free of charge. However, please note that Festhome may charge films for the use of its platform.

The production date of the films must be after the first (1st) of January 2022.

For the Boyacá's Short Film Competition, the director or producer of the registered short film must be a native of the department of Boyacá (or prove residence in the department for at least five years). Likewise, the short film must have been shot entirely in the department of Boyacá.

For the Colombian Short Film Competition, the director or producer of the short film entered must be a colombian national (or prove residence in the country for at least five years). The short film must have been shot entirely in the country.

Short films whose main language is other than Spanish must provide the respective file with Spanish subtitles if selected.

The FICTU explores all formats, techniques and genres; therefore, it accepts fiction, non-fiction, animation, experimental, and any audiovisual film that has a socio-cultural and/or artistic value in its form or content.

A film can only be entered in one of the competitions or screenings. In the event of a double entry, only the first entry will be taken into account.

Only films entered in the current version of the festival will be considered, films entered in previous versions will be discarded.

If a film is selected, the producer/distributor must provide the FICTU with a screening copy in digital format and minimum HD quality (1920 x 1080 px).

The duration of each short film entered must not exceed 30 minutes.

The films entered for the national and international competition must be premieres in the department of Boyacá and must not have been screened in other physical and/or digital film venues in the department.
The films entered must not have been broadcast or be openly available to the public on digital platforms.

By registering the film for the festival, the producer/distributor authorises the use of fragments and promotional pieces of the film for the dissemination of the different activities of the FICTU.

By registering the film for the FICTU, the producer/distributor authorises the festival to publicly screen the film during the festival dates. Other screenings of the film in complementary activities of the festival, outside the dates of the main event, must be jointly coordinated and authorised by the producer/distributor.

By entering the film in the FICTU, the producer/distributor accepts the conditions of these regulations.

Any questions will be answered by e-mail: productorfictufesti



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