Encuentro Para Cinéfagos (festival De Cinearte En La Frontera) (14)

Encuentro Para Cinéfagos (Festival de CineArte en la Frontera)


07 Mar 2024
Call for entries

31 Mar 2024
Early deadline

31 May 2024
Standard deadline

15 Jun 2024
Late deadline

01 Jul 2024
Extended deadline


01 Aug 2024
Notification date

05 Sep 2024
07 Sep 2024


carrera 17 con calle 11 ,  5001, San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela

Festival description
Short film festival 15'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2022
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  15'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 05 September 2024      Festival end: 07 September 2024


A Cinema and Arts Festival on the Border
San Cristóbal, Venezuela
September 5-7th 2024

The fourteenth edition of the Cinephagus Meeting, born in 2011 from the conjunction of the Andes University Cinema Club and BORDES, an independent organization dedicated to study and promote arts and humanities in Venezuela, will be held in San Cristóbal (Venezuela), from september 5 through 7th of 2024, with an online screen available for audiences around the world.

Experimental films are more than welcome: our festival encourages innovation and transgressing of format, genres, political and aesthetic borders. We are especially receptive of video-art and dance films, as well as animation and documentaries, considering it necessary for artists to have adequate spaces for the exhibition and critique of their work, outside commercial circuits and other formal demands that may limit creative exploration of contemporary languages.

We are also interested in films exploring the subject of frontiers. Táchira is located in the border of Venezuela with Colombia, and this has traditionally been the most active geo political limit in Latin America, but in the last five years activity has been more than unusual, deserving many different views to be displayed. The story of this and other borders from around the world may be valuable contributions to our festival, which encourages reflective discussion as well as aesthetic enjoyment of all works presented.


Main categories:
Video - Art
Dance Film
Video Clip
Best National Film (Venezuela)

Borders Short Film**
A prize for a film submitted in any category, made in any country, be it by students, professionals or amateurs. It is awarded by the Festival Committee, every year, to a work that excels in its approach to the issue of Borders, be it through a treatment of the subject of frontiers in the content of the film or by an aesthetic expression of the transgression of limits in the art of audiovisual language.

Publics’ Favorite***
Elected by the general audience present during public projection, by a universal, secret and direct vote.

Special awards:
Sound Design
Art Direction


1. Open call for submissions from March 1rst, 2024. The final deadline is july the 1th, 2024. The official selection will be announced on the 1st of august.

2. The event will take place in San Cristóbal (Venezuela) from septemeber 5th through 7th, with an online screening option available for audiences around the world. The verdict of the jury will be announced in the city San Cristóbal, on septemeber 7th, and immediately made public through our official social media accounts.

3. The Cinephagus Meeting Festival does not require any restriction on the exclusivity of the submitted works. They may have been premiered or participated in other contests, festivals or screenings, be available online, etc. You are still welcome to apply.

4. Eligible films for this event are productions completed from 2022 through 2024 (no exceptions allowed).

5. Time limit duration of each short film allowed for submission and previewing is 15 minutes (credits included).

6. Short films that are not in Spanish must have subtitles in this language for the theatre projection in San Cristóbal. english subtitles will be admitted when not available in Spanish, if the evaluation committee considers that the film may be projected to Hispanic public without significantly affecting the quality of the audience experience.

7. Films with Spanish dialogues, or any other language must include english subtitles for international online audience.

8. Categories of submission are: Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Video-Art, Dance Film and Video Clip.

9. Participants from any part of Venezuela and other countries are welcome.

10. Professional film-makers are welcome to submit works as well as students and amateurs.

11. All works must submit through Festhome, where you will find registration fees and several requirements for the purposes of warranting and adequate screening and promotion of each film.

12. Films produced in Venezuela may qualify for waiver if submitted through a special registration form available in our site www.bordes.com.ve

13. More than one work may be submitted by the same film makers (without additional fees). However, registration does not guarantee the projection of the film in the festival. The Organization Committee will make an official selection from all material submitted, and authors will receive a certificate acknowledging this distinction.

14. The Organization Committee assumes the responsibility of presenting a curated program for the public, consisting of our official selection and special features as well as conferences and workshops. We are also responsible for designating a qualified jury and providing them with the material as well as evaluation criterion and any means necessary for the adequate completion of their task. We also guarantee adequate conditions for the projection of all works presented in the festival.

15. All films that qualify as the Festivals Official Selection will be projected to a general audience in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, as well as an online option for audiences of other locations.

16. awards will be given in the categories of: Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Video-Art, Dance Film, Musical Film, National Film (Venezuelan), BORDERS short film, and Publics Favorite.

17. Special mentions may be granted for: Best Direction, Best Photography, Best Sound Design, Best Production and Outstanding Acting Performance.

18. The jury will be comprised of three principal members, each one an acknowledged authority in the cinematographic guild, with different areas of expertise. The inclusion in this group of one scholar, academic, teacher or critic is mandatory to enhance our view of film as an object of study for aesthetics and the result of an intellectual process as well as a work of art.

19. Filmmakers will assume the (optional) cost of shipping of award statuettes, when awarded.

20. After the Festival, further exhibitions of the films may be programmed in different platforms of public distribution for cultural and academic purposes.

21. Registration implies the authorization of filmmakers for any further exhibition of submitted material programmed by the Festivals’ Organization Committee.

22. The Cinephagus Meeting Festival reserves the right to use fragments of selected short films (less than 20 seconds) for the production of promotional audiovisual products. Inclusion of the film in additional events may occur, but must be consulted and authorized by each individual filmmaker/producer.

23. Submission implies the acceptance of all conditions stated above. Please read carefully and express any concerns by email: encuentroparacinefagos@gmail.com.

24. You may give your contribution, donation or registration fee through PayPal, to our account assigned to fundación@bordes.com.ve.



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