MICA (2)

Muestra Internacional de Cine Amateur


20 Apr 2023
Call for entries

20 Aug 2023
Standard deadline

20 Oct 2023
Late deadline

20 Dec 2023
Festival closed

26 Feb 2024
Notification date

29 Feb 2024
03 Mar 2024


Mérida,  97000, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico

Festival description
Short film festival >3' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have 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  >3' 20'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 29 February 2024      Festival end: 03 March 2024

Hello and welcome to the 2nd Edition of MICA! We are thrilled to be an international independent short film exhibit that celebrates the art of storytelling and the creativity of the new voices that are building the future of the film industry.

Our mission is to discover new and innovative filmmakers and serve as a platform by showcasing their work in our live events, as well as promoting the films in our online film exhibit at micamateur.com. We are excited to announce that in addition to promoting the films in our online exhibit, we will also be sponsoring paid advertising to further promote the selected films.

We welcome films of ALL GENRES and ALL BUDGETS of Independent Cinema. We would be honored to have your film participate in the second edition of our independent film exhibit. If you have any questions regarding the genre, style, or the eccentricities of your film, please do not hesitate to drop us a line at info@cineamateur.com - We are here to assist you in any way we can.

At MICA, we believe that the future of cinema is yet to be discovered, and we are proud to support the seventh art in its journey. Thank you for considering our film exhibit as a platform for your work.

As part of our mission to support independent filmmakers, we at MICA are excited to announce that we will be promoting the selected films through paid advertising in Mexico, in an effort to reach a wider audience and help these films gain more exposure. Our goal is to assist these filmmakers by increasing the visibility of their work, with the hope that they will benefit from reaching the right audience. There are no awards or prizes for the selected films, but we believe that being seen by a wider audience is a reward in and of itself. We are committed to promoting and showcasing independent cinema and are excited to help these filmmakers share their stories with the world.

We encourage all filmmakers to read the entire Call before submitting their short films. Registration and participation in the Inaugural MICA implies full acceptance of the following regulations.


- Registration for MICA 2 will be from Thursday, April 13th, 2023, until Sunday, November 12th, 2023, at 23:59 pm Mexico Time (GMT-06:00).

- Participants may submit shorts of ANY GENRE.

- The maximum length of the shorts must not exceed 20 minutes, including credits. *The committee may make exceptions. (send us an email to review your synopsis if lengthier)

- Films can be submitted through Festhome.

- Short films are welcome from any country.

- Only completed films will be accepted.

- Any year of production may be submitted.

- Films of any format and budget may be submitted.

- Participants are not limited to how films maybe be submitted.

- Films that have previously been submitted to the 1st MICA are not eligible for submission.

- All films must include:

Short film Digital format
Short 2-3 line Synopsis in english and Spanish.
Data Sheet: credits, shooting location, year of production and length of the short.
Poster: 300 dpi, .jpg or .png file formats.
3 Stills: 300 dpi, .jpg or .png file formats.
Director’s photo: 300 dpi, .jpg or .png file formats.

- All SELECTED shorts in english will have to include Spanish subtitles for the screening: these subtitles will be placed at the filmmaker’s expense.

- All shorts in Spanish must include english subtitles: these subtitles will be placed at the filmmaker’s expense.

- Registration does not guarantee acceptance at the exhibit.

- Short films that previously have been released may participate.

- All selected shorts will be contacted by email and through submissions platform.

- The official selection will be made by the committee.

- The Official Selection will be announced on January 20, 2024, on our website and social media platforms.

- The committee reserves the right to admission.

- Once the Short Films have been selected, the filmmakers will have a deadline to rectify their information.

- The selected films may be part of a screening organized by MICA, and will be part of the online film exhibit.

- The materials submitted from the selected works will be used to promote the Exhinbit.

- The MICA Committee will establish and announce the screening dates.

- All selected films will be retained by the Committee as part of the film collection of MICA.

- If chosen as part of the Official Selection, no film may be withdrawn from the festival.

- Films selected for the festival will be hosted on either Vimeo or YouTube, but access will be restricted solely to our platform, micamateur.com.

- The current cycle of the festival will run from February 29th, 2024, to June 6th, 2024.

- MICA will not pay screening fees for any short film.

- All participants are responsible for the rights of their shorts.

- All short films, including the soundtrack, script, characters, and others, must be original.

- Any case of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification.

- By registering, you declare and guarantee you have full legal right, authority and all necessary consents, licenses and approvals, to present the film at the exhibit.

- MICA is not liable for any claims, lawsuits, damage, legal fees and losses resulting from the screening of the short film.

- Registration and participation in the Inaugural MICA implies full acceptance of these terms.

- Any unforeseen situation in this Call will be resolved by the committee of MICA.

- The Terms and Conditions are subject to alterations—any changes will be posted on the MICA website.

We hope to receive your submissions and wish all participants the best of luck!



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