MIRADA CORTA Short Film Festival (2)



Deadlines

15 Feb 2024
Call for entries

23 Apr 2024
Early deadline

21 May 2024
Standard deadline

18 Jun 2024
Late deadline

19 Aug 2024
Extended deadline

31
days

20 Sep 2024
Notification date

23 Oct 2024
27 Oct 2024

Address

Río Nazas 43,  06500,  Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico


Festival description
Short film festival 35'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 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  35'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English Spanish
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Festival start: 23 October 2024      Festival end: 27 October 2024

After an incredible edition last January with 8 Live Screenings at the Cine Tonala and Le Cinema IFAL and 30 Programs at Visiones Únicas, USD 5000 in Cash Prizes, 30 Q&A's with international artists, networking cocktails and all sold out sessions, SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR THE NEW SEASON.

Mexico city is an icon of Latin American Independent Cinema and Mirada Corta presents the most outstanding films each season, inviting the audience to enjoy the diverse genres proposed in each competition: narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, horror, and comedy.

With a dedicated space for filmmakers, industry professionals, and special guests, the aim of MIRADA CORTA is to create an encounter that fosters creative and production possibilities in a relaxed and professional environment. It is an opportunity to establish connections within the framework of an independent red carpet.

Each screening is presented by moderators and concludes with Cast and Crew Q&A's sessions.

The jury is composed of filmmakers and distinguished film professionals: Percival Argüero Mendoza, a graduate of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Cinematographic Training Center, winner of the Silver Medal at the Academy Student Oscars; director Rommel Villa, winner of the Student Oscar; producer Chantal Rodríguez, recently nominated to the Ariel Awards and winner at the DOCSMX festival with her short film "El Viajero Subterráneo"; Alfredo Castruita from Los Angeles Film School, known for his feature film "POTOSÍ," winner as Best Mexican Film at the Guanajuato festival and three times nominee to the Ariel Awards; director and cinematographer Sergio Ruiz Velasco de Alba creator of the film "Longings yet to be" and young director Diego Sepulveda, former student at the École International de Création Audiovisuelle et Réalisation in Paris, the TISCH School of the Arts in New York, and the Academy of Arts in San Francisco. Completing the jury for 2023/2024 are Léa Soler, a young French filmmaker and director of the acclaimed short film "Corpúsculo," and Andrea Porras, a producer renowned for her work on "Sweet Potatoes", a Student Oscar winning film.

The jury will select the winners of each competition and award two prizes at the end of the festival to promote the production of short films:
Grand Jury Prize: USD 1500.
Young Promise Award: USD 1000.
Additionally, the audience will have the opportunity to vote and choose the "People's Choice Award," which will also receive a cash prize of USD 1000.

All filmmakers registered in the competition will receive, regardless of the results, a "Filmmaker Pass" for the festival with access to all screenings, Q&A sessions, conferences, red carpet events, photocall, and cocktails throughout the festival.

During Season 2024/2025, MIRADA CORTA will hold an international shortfilms showcase where the complete official selection will be screened.

The MIRADA CORTA jury will select the winners of all competitions at the end of the festival. The cash prizes will also be announced on the same date, along with the People's Choice Award.

VOCES DEL MUNDO| INTERNATIONAL SHORTS
OPERA PRIMA | NEW FILMMAKERS SHORTS
VOCES MEXICANAS | NATIONAL SHORTS
ANIMANIA | ANIMATED SHORTS
DOCS | DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
OTRA MIRADA | EXPERIMENTAL SHORTS
STUDENT LAB | STUDENT SHORTS
HORROR NIGHTS | HORROR & SCI-FI FILM SHORTS

COMPLETE LIST OF AWARDED CATEGORIES:

GRAND JURY PRIZE: USD 1500 CASH PRIZE
YOUNG PROMISE AWARD: USD 1000 CASH PRIZE
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD: USD 1000 CASH (THIS AWARD WILL BE DETERMINED BY AUDIENCE VOTE)
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM
BEST MEXICAN SHORT FILM
BEST OPERA PRIMA (NEW FILMMAKER)
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT FILM
BEST STUDENT SHORT FILM
BEST HORROR SHORT FILM
BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR
BEST MALE DIRECTOR
BEST SCREENPLAY
BEST ACTRESS
BEST ACTOR
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
BEST SOUND DESIGN
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

VISIONES UNICAS (SPECIAL CURATED ONLINE COMPETITION BY PROGRAMMING TEAM) :
MIRADA CORTA programming team will select films that will be invited to participate alternately in an online competition. The VISIONES UNICAS competition will be held on our online platform . Access to this competition is exclusive to industry professionals, filmmakers, and invited guests through invitations.

VISIONES ÚNICAS will be held prior to our Live Event in 2025. At the culmination of the competition, our Jury will select the winner of the GRAN MÉRITO VISIONES ÚNICAS award. The winner will receive a cash prize of USD 1000. Furthermore, an additional USD 500 cash prize, the VISIONES ÚNICAS AUDIENCE AWARD, will be presented based on audience votes, adding an extra layer of recognition and excitement to the event.

RULES

By submitting a film to MIRADA CORTA, the submitter automatically accepts all the rules stated below.

The person responsible for the film submission to our competition must possess the film rights and have the authorization from the film's author for its projection and use. The relationship between the festival is exclusive to the film's submitter to the competition.

The submitter must enter their project in one of the main competitions: VOCES DEL MUNDO, OPERA PRIMA, VOCES MEXICANAS, ANIMANIA, DOCS, OTRA MIRADA, STUDENT LAB, HORROR NIGHTS. Submitters must fill in the names of the corresponding artists for each category.

The MEXICAN VOICES competition only accepts films from Mexican filmmakers. Partner productions will be accepted as long as one of the parties represents Mexico.

The decision regarding the official selection of films in competition, as well as the assigned awards, is final and unappealable. Our programming team and jury will make their selections independently.

The submission fees are non-refundable in case of withdrawal. To review the payment structure and fees, please visit https://festhome.com/festival/miradacorta.

All films must have english subtitles to be evaluated by our programming team. All foreign language films (non-Spanish) selected to be screened during the festival must have subtitles in Spanish and english.

The required format for film exhibition is DCP. The submitter is responsible for providing a copy in HD. Physical copies will not be returned by the festival.

The maximum duration should not exceed 35 minutes.

Students benefiting from the relevant discount must present identification from their affiliated institution.

By participating in this competition, the submitter authorizes MIRADA CORTA organization to use press materials, posters, catalogs, promotional and distribution materials, as well as the exhibition of the film at the specified location and dates.

VISIONES UNICAS is a parallel competition that will take place through an online platform. The programming team selects a selection of projects that will be invited to participate in this competition. Invited films must accept or decline the online screening of the film on the indicated dates. All participating films in the online competition will be eligible to compete for a prize of USD 1000.

MIRADA CORTA reserves the right to disqualify any project whose content is deemed inappropriate. MIRADA CORTA will not tolerate films that promote any form of racism or discrimination.

When submitting your film, you are consenting to our Privacy Policy. We are committed to respecting each filmmaker's preferences. We might contact you through your email or social media provided in the submission page to communicate updates on your submission status, screening and DCP requirements, events ticket confirmation, as well as to provide information about events, services, promotions that we think you might be interested in. You can unsubscribe from any marketing or advertising newsletter from us or any partner festival simply by unsubscribing via the following form https://forms.gle/UYuXQhkpkzia8L8fA .

Even when unsubscribing from a marketing newsletter, you can still receive any communication regarding your submission status through the Festhome system. For more information about our associated events, please refer to miradacorta.com. If you need further information, please contact us via info@miradacorta.com, and we will be happy to help you.





  

 
  

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