Macabro: Festival Internacional de Cine de Horror de la Ciudad de México (0)

Macabro: Mexico City International Horror Film Festival


04 Jan 2015
Call for entries

24 Apr 2015
Festival closed

31 Jul 2015
Notification date

21 Aug 2015
30 Aug 2015


Manuel Sotero Prieto No. 1 Int. 3,  53100, México DF, México, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2013
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
Spanish English
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Festival start: 21 August 2015      Festival end: 30 August 2015

Macabro FICH is the first and more experienced Genre Film Festival in Mexico. It's been held for 13 years without interruption. Borned as Macabro: Film and Video Horror Festival is now one of the most important festivals in Mexico and a key festival for the audience and film lovers of the horror film culture and it's national and international manifestations.

Macabro FICH, Macabro logo and Macabro Fest are trade mark. All use without permission is forbidden.

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Visit Macabro Film Festival sites for general information, activities, news and videos:


- Macabro Award to International Horror Long Feature Film.

- Macabro Silver Award to Best Long Feature Film Director.

- Macabro Jade Award to Best Mexican Short Film.

- Macabro Onix Award to Best international Short Film.

- Macabro will anounce financial or sponsored Awards for each competition.


MACABRO FICH invite you to submit your Long Feature and Short Horror Films (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.) for our 2015 edition. Please read this guideline before sending materials or submission files. We’ll be glad to answer or give you more info NON INCLUDED in this Call for Works. You can contact us at or
We will receive and consider your films, based upon the next guidelines:


1.1 No age or nationality limit.
1.2 Each participant can submit as many Works as desired.
1.3 Each Work will be considered mainly to be included in the COMPETITION sections: Long International Feature, International short Film and Mexican Short Film. Works non selected for competition could be selected to be screened in another section.
1.4 We don’t charge submission fee and we don’t pay rental fee for Films in Competition.
1.5 There is no restriction for the production format.
1.6 Macabro FICH will accept Works from 2013 to date for the Competition Sections
1.7 Macabro FICH will accept in competition section Mexican Works that had been screened on National Fantastic or Horror Film Festivals before the 2015 edition.
1.8. Macabro FICH won’t accept for competition MEXICAN or INTERNATIONAL long feature films that had been screened twice in Mexico City or theatrical exhibitions. These Works could be eligible to play in a different sections as part of the Exhibition.


2.1 Submissions begin from the release date of this Call for Works
2.2 You can send your screener through the following:

a) Internet submission via

- Enter the link and click at Macabro FICH logo.
Follow the instructions and fill in the submission form on line and attach your files.
- Please notice that Festhome has a submission fee.
2.3. Authors are fully responsible for the rights of their Works.

2.4 Submission Deadline for Macabro Festival 2015 Edition: April 24th, 2015.

3.1 Your film could be selected for COMPETITION or EXHIBITION according to the Festival Organization. This decision is unappelable.
3.2 Works spoken in a different language than Spanish will be screened with Spanish/English Subtitles.
3.3 In case the Film submitted is a Work in a progress, you must notify the date of deliverance of the Final Work, if not, the Festival Organization can declare it out of competition.

3.4 Works selected for the official competition, must be sent in 35mm, DVD or Blu-Ray in dates and formats previously agreed with the Festival Organization.
* Note for the 35 mm prints: Participants must send via e-mail the shipment information with the Film Title, number of reels, shipment date and shipment via.

3.5 The Festival Organization will let the participants’ know the dates and schedule of the Films. The organization will notify via e-mail of any exhibition of the long feature films in alternative venues and showcase after the main event.
3.6 This year, Macabro FICH will be part of the project "Cineteca Va" held by Cineteca Nacional Mexico, which has as a main goal to take the annual programming to other states of Mexico. If you agree that your film could be part of this project, please let us know in the submission form.


4.1 Films selection will be limited.
4.2 The screening of the films will be in 35mm DVD and Blu-Ray formats.
4.3 35mm prints should have a label with the return address. Once the Festival is finished, prints will be returned in a period no longer than seven days.
4.4 Winners of the competition could be screened for Festival Sponsors and Allies.
4.5 The Festival could invite films for the Competition Section. The request of a screener is not consider an invitation.

5.- JURY

5.1 The Official Jury composed by Horror Filmmakers and Specialists, will be in charge of giving the International Horror Film Award.

5.2 Decisions of the Jury will be definitive and could declare empty any of the categories.


6.1 Festival Organization will solve any doubt or controversies. Its decision will be unappealable.

6.2 Festival Organization could show fragments of Films from the Official Selection with promotional purposes (website, youtube, social networks, TV).

6.3 Submission imply conditions acceptance.


Macabro: Mexico City lnternational Horror Film Festival establish the next awards:

7.1 Macabro Award to International Horror Long Feature Film.
7.2 Macabro Silver Award to Best Long Feature Film Director
7.3 Macabro Jade Award to Best Mexican Short Film
8.4 Macabro Onix Award to Best international Short Film
8.6 Macabro will anounce financial or sponsored Awards for each competition.



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