Ficem Festival Internacional De Cine Evaristo Márquez (6)

Evaristo Marquez International Film Festival



Deadlines

01 May 2024
Call for entries

30 Aug 2024
Final deadline

2
mths

22 Nov 2024
Notification date

21 Nov 2024
24 Nov 2024

Address

Lo Amador calle 12 de octubre #35-04,  130006, Cartagena de Indias, Bolivar, Colombia


Festival description
Short film festival >3' 30'<
Feature film festival >70' 125'<
Script / Pitch projects


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Themes
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 30'<
 Feature Films  >70' 125'<
 Languages 
Spanish
 Subtitles 
Spanish
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Festival start: 21 November 2024      Festival end: 24 November 2024

Festival Start: November 21,2024 Festival End: November 24,2024

FICEM is an artistic project and international film dissemination carried out from an Afrodiasporic reading in San Basilio de Palenque in Colombia, a corner of Africa in America and declared cultural and intangible heritage of humanity by UNESCO.

The festival takes its name from the first Afro-Colombian film actor Evaristo Márquez, a participant in films such as La Quemada (1969) alongside Marlon Brando and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo among others.

FICEM continues with the conviction of continuing to be one of the most suitable strategies for the conservation of heritage, history, but above all the construction of a more conscious mentality with the capacity for analysis and reflection, both in the youth and adult populations of the Afro communities and the world in general, through cinema and socio-cultural initiatives.

Golden Statuette of Evaristo Márquez, Script consulting for art direction, Musical composition for a feature film, Video POST, digital certificate and Scholarships.

Awards for Technical and Artistic Excellence
Best Address
Best screenplay
Best Photography
Best Production Management
Performance Awards
Best Male Performance
Best Female Performance

Musical Composition and Editing Awards
Best Original Music
Best Assembly
Design and Sound Awards
Best Art Direction
Best Costume
Best Sound Award
Award for Best Cinematographic Music Video
Shipping costs are the responsibility of the participant.


Open convocatory!
We are excited to announce that the Evaristo Márquez International Film Festival is officially open to receiving all films in all categories you apply to!

And what kind of movies are we looking for?
All ethnic and Afro-descendant films,as long as they meet the requirements of FICEM Palenque!

What genres of films are we accepting?
Fiction,short film,documentary,experimental, animation and cinematic music videos!

How to register?
Register at www.festhome.com and complete the registration form!
Get to know our website: www.ficempalenque.com
Registration date: May 1 to September 30,2024

BEST FILM COMPETITION - KONGRESU OF THE BEST FILM
Category of documentary, comedy, drama, musical, non-fiction, animation, action and fiction feature films with a minimum duration of 60 to 120 minutes maximum of all nationalities whose contents and/or aesthetics address Afro-descendant and ethnic themes.

In this category, we will receive all films regardless of the year of production, as long as they meet all the requirements of this category.

Why do we receive films from other years?
Because we want to give you the opportunity to show your films to those who were affected by the pandemic!

REQUIREMENTS
For more information about the requirements, please download the document on our website: www.ficempalenque.com

OPENING OF CALL
Wednesday,May 1,2024
Closing of call
September 30,2024
Selection notifications
August 5,2024

INSCRIPTION
Register at www.festhome.com and complete the registration form!

SHORT FILM COMPETITION: KOMBILESA
Section of short documentaries, animation, drama, comedy, essays and fiction.
Kombilesa, an initiative that seeks to promote the creation of short films that reflect the cultural and cinematographic richness of the Caribbean Coast, the Colombian Pacific and San Basilio de Palenque! It should not exceed 30 minutes where we want to include Afro-descendant culture.

Categories:
Documentaries: short films that reflect the life and culture of the Caribbean Coast, the Colombian Pacific and San Basilio de Palenque.
Animation: short films that use animation techniques to tell stories and explore topics relevant to the region.
Essay: short films that explore social, political and cultural issues relevant to the region.
Fiction: short films that tell original and creative stories that reflect the life and culture of the Caribbean Coast and San Basilio de Palenque.

REQUIREMENTS:
Colombian legal and cultural nationality.
Short films shot on the Caribbean Coast and San Basilio de Palenque as the main location.
Developed in schools, universities or groups considered relevant for future filmmakers.

OPENING OF CALL
Wednesday, May 1, 2024
*Closing of call:
September 30, 2024
*Selection notifications:
Thursday September 5, 2024
Festhome Registration (www.festhome.com)

ONE LOOK COMPETITION – DOCUMENTARY
This category seeks to encourage the creation of documentaries that reflect cultural and cinematographic richness with a free theme with a minimum duration of 40 minutes up to 60 minutes maximum.

Category: Documentaries
Requirements:
Nationality: any nationality.
Crew and process: The crew and the production process should be important parts of the documentary itself.
Narrative: Production and behind-the-scenes talent must significantly participate in the narrative that is constructed in front of the camera.
Duration: maximum 60 minutes.
Free topic: Documentaries can address any topic that seems relevant and interesting, as long as they meet the established requirements.

OPENING OF CALL
Wednesday,May 1,2024
*Closing of call:
August 30,2024
*Selection notifications:
SEPTEMBER 5,2024
Festhome Registration (www.festhome.com)

ANIMATE SHORT FILM COMPETITION
National and international animated short films with a maximum duration of 30 minutes.
Wednesday,May 1,2024

*Closing of call:
July 15,2024
*Selection notifications:
September 5,2024
Festhome Registration (www.festhome.com)

NEW CREATORS -STUDENTS- ZOOM CHANNEL
This category is designed for new creators, especially students or new filmmakers who want to demonstrate their creativity and skills in producing a short film with a minimum duration of 20 minutes up to 30 minutes. Participants must create their film with a free theme and demonstrate all their creativity with the help of a cell phone.

REQUIREMENTS:
Be a student with Colombian nationality in any university or school in Colombia or the world.

OPENING OF CALL
Wednesday June 4,2024
*Closing of call
July 30,2024
*Selection notifications:
August 15,2024
Festhome Registration (www.festhome.com)
BEST CINEMA VIDEO
This category is designed to evaluate the following key aspects that make up a film but with a music video
Aspects to evaluate
Technical: Image quality, sound, editing and other technical elements that make up the film.
Art: Originality and creativity in the narrative, direction and visual style.
Costumes: Design and choice of costumes that reflect the story and characters.
Scenography: Design and construction of the environment that reflects the story and characters.
Production: Planning and execution of production, including budget and equipment management.
Direction: Skills of the director in guiding the team and interpreting the actors.
Sound: Quality and effectiveness of the sound in the film, including music, effects and dialogue.
Location: Choice and effective use of places and environments in the film.
Visual Aesthetics: Composition, lighting and other visual elements that create the atmosphere and style of the film.

Wednesday June 4,2024
*Closing of call
June 30,2024
*Selection notifications:
August 30,2024
Festhome Registration (www.festhome.com)

SCRIPT
Competition for unpublished scripts for fiction feature films with Latin American and Afro-descendant themes.
Wednesday June 4,2024
*Closing of call
June 30,2024
*Selection notifications:
August 30,2024
Festhome Registration (www.festhome.com)

All Official Sections, as well as the Work in Progress (WIP) convened on this platform, will receive projects until 11:59 p.m.: 59 minutes: 59 seconds: Colombian time, (GMT-5, Sunday thirty-seven (30) August 2024.
It is necessary to inform the projects participating in this call that their application does not imply acceptance or *benefits until they are selected by the Festival Curator Committee.

It is necessary to inform the projects participating in this call that their application does not imply acceptance or *benefits until they are selected by the Festival Curator Committee.
OFFICIAL SECTIONS.
All sections and their respective sections will be curated by a Committee made up of filmmakers and film experts of Colombian and foreign nationality.

The Curating Committee will be free to invite any film to participate in sections other than those to which they have applied if it considers it pertinent.
In the same way, said Curating Committee will have the freedom to place the participant's work in the category that most closely resembles the content of their proposal, so no piece is exempt from changes in category, regardless of its initial preference nomination.

BASES AND LEGALITIES
A call is an Adhesion Contract and whoever registers a film in any of the sections proposed by FICEM 6 on this platform, subscribes to that contract in the terms published here.
It is taken for granted that the contract is law for the parties, in accordance with article 1602 and S.S. of the Colombian Civil Code, so when you register your film you are bound by the conditions established in this call and those provided by the regulations governing cinematographic activity Law 397 of 1997, Law 814 of 2003, Decree 763 of 2009, Decree 1080 of 2015, and Resolution 1021 of 2016.

GENERAL CONDITIONS
All sections without exception must be subject to the following general rules:
1. Comply with the condition of being feature-length or short fiction films, essays, documentaries, animations or experimental films, exercises or audiovisual pieces in accordance with the requirements of the call.
2. Submit to whether or not the Curator Committee considers them to be feature films, short films, fiction, documentaries, comedy, drama, musical, non-fiction, animation, action
3. rehearsal, animation or experimental, exercises or audiovisual pieces in accordance with what is required in the particular call, according to considerations that are relevant and abide by the decision of the Committee.
4. Submit to all the decisions that the Curator Committee adopts, whether to include feature films or short films, fiction, essays, documentaries, animation or experimental, exercises or audiovisual pieces in the section that the committee wishes to place them or not to include them in no section of edition 6 of the FICEM, this, taking into account the power of the Curating Committee to redefine the category in which it must participate.
5. The sections will not be competitive and being part of a section will give all productions opportunities for press, public exposure, contact with industry, producers, sales agents, exhibitors, distributors, academia, film buffs and filmmakers in general. Some sections listed under the heading “exceptions” at the end of these general conditions may include special incentives for one or more of your productions.
6. The productions that are registered for selection by the Curating Committee cannot have had previous exhibitions in Colombia under any form of public communication. Thus, it is a requirement that the film, in order to be considered and chosen by the curating committee, retain its premiere status in Colombia.
7. All productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces must have a projection copy in one of the following formats: DCP, Apple ProRes 4444, Bluray or H264 Full HD or higher.
8. Only productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces produced and/or released worldwide in the years 2023 and 2024 will be considered.
9. The cultural nationality of the productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces will be decided by the Curating Committee in accordance with the criteria it considers relevant.
10. The decisions to include, exclude, reclassify, program a film in several sections or not include it in any section made by the Curator Committee will be final.
11. The Curating Committee is made up of a group of film buffs and experts who share criteria with the artistic direction of the organization and are in charge of visualizing and deliberating on which productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces will or will not be part of the sections.
12. Language and subtitling: Productions spoken in Spanish must have subtitles in English; those spoken in English must have Spanish subtitles; and those spoken in languages ​​other than Spanish or English, must have subtitles in Spanish and English.
13.l. All productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces must register through Festhome (www.festhome.com). The programming area of ​​the Evaristo Márquez International Film Festival FICEM edition 6, will be in charge of *viewing, selecting and inviting the films, exercises or audiovisual pieces that have been registered on the Festhome platformto be part of the different sections as decided the Curating Committee.
14. If the call is closed, the Curator Committee considers that the titles registered through the Festhome platform do not meet its expectations, it may invite with complete freedom and at its discretion, productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces to be part of the festival sections and special programs, even if they have not been entered through the Festhome platform.

15. In exceptional cases, given the relevance or relevance of the films, the Curator Committee may include, if it so deems, titles made before 2023 and 2024, in the sections it considers.

16. The productions selected for the different sections of FICEM 6 will be informed of the Festival's policies and conditions related to the coverage and validity of the policies that cover possible damages and/or losses of the material to be transported.

CONTACT AND MORE INFORMATION
coord.programacion@ficemfestival.com
ficempalenque2024@gmail.com

GLOSSARY
*Opening of call: date on which the public call opens for interested producers to register their projects in the different sections of the festival.

*Closing of call: date until which producers will be able to register their projects through the platform www.festhome.com

*Selection notification: Date on which the organization will communicate the selection decision of the projects that will participate in one of the festival sections.

*Benefits: Press opportunities, public exposure, contact with industry, producers, sales agents, exhibitors, distributors, academia and film buffs and filmmakers in general.
*Curating Committee: The Curating Committee is made up of a group of film buffs and experts who share criteria with the artistic direction of the organization and are in charge of visualizing and deliberating on which productions, exercises or audiovisual pieces will or will not be part of the sections. .

*Vision: Exercise of reviewing a production in its entirety and evaluating the possibilities of integrating it or not into a section of the festival.





  

 
  

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