8vo Festival Internacional De Cine Ambiental De La Patagonia (8)

8th International Environmental Film Festival of Patagonia


15 Feb 2023
Call for entries

10 Jul 2023
Festival closed

10 Aug 2023
Notification date

01 Sep 2023
05 Sep 2023


Villarino 274,  9120, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina

Festival description
Environmental issues.
Short film festival 25'<
Feature film festival >50'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Online and Physical Location
 January 2020
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Feature Films  >50'
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 September 2023      Festival end: 05 September 2023

Patagonia Eco Film Fest, calls filmmakers from all over the world to participate in the 8th International Environmental Film Festival of Patagonia which will take place in Puerto Madryn city, Chubut, Argentina from September 1st-5th, 2023.

The festival will accept documentary, fiction, animation films, about environmental issues.

- “Best Film”

- “Best Short Film”

- “Best Patagonian Short Film”

- "Best Short Film for Kids"

1- The Festival

PEFF is a great resource for educating, inspiring and motivating the audience. We have created a space for reflection and discussion about the difficulties our Earth faces today.

The committee will select feature films and short films, both documentary and fiction and animation, which will take part in the competitive and in the non-competitive section of the festival. A renowned jury will present an award to the most distinguished films.

Registration for the festival is USD 3.- for international films. For Argentinian films it´s free using the Entry Fee Waiver.

Those films that do not refer to environmental topics will be excluded from the festival.

This edition will have cinema screenings and also online screenings.

2- Registration & Selection

Films which have been done after January 1st 2020 will be able to participate in the competitive sections. We will accept different genres such as documentaries, fiction or animation.

The decisions made by the jury will be not subject to appeal. The selection of the films will be announced in August 2022.

Call for entries will be open from February 15 to June 1, 2023.

Once the call is finished, the committee will get in touch with the selected films that will have to send:

- Precise format of the film to be projected (.MP4 or .MOV)
- Trailer of the film (In case it has one).
- Three illustrative photos (300 dpi, jpg /tiff) to be used during the festival.
- Cast, crew and filmography of the director.

The material will be accepted before August 10, after this date the participation in the festival is not guaranteed.

Once the film is programmed in the festival, it will not be removed from selection.

3 - Material

The registered films must be their final version; Work-in-Progress projects will not be accepted. In cases where Spanish is not the original language of the film, a Spanish-subtitled version will need to be available before the festival. If no Spanish-subtitles are planned, please get in touch with the committee of the festival. The subtitles must be included in the file; otherwise the film will not be selected.

4 - Author`s rights

The person responsible for the registration of the work authorizes the Patagonia Eco Film Fest to screen the film during the festival, and allow the organization to use two minutes from the films as promotion for the festival in every way as they consider.

The person who signs the registration of the film must have the author`s rights or the corresponding authorization of it. This exempts the committee from any legal responsibility.

5 - Competition

The festival includes three official competitive sections:

- Feature Film Official Competition (International)

Minimum length: 50 minutes. In this section, “Best Film” prize will be given.

- Short Films Official Competition (International)

Maximum length: 25 minutes. In this section, “Best Short Film” prize will be given.

- Patagonia In Focus (From Patagonia Argentina and Chile)

In this section, “Best Short Film” prize will be given.

- Mini PEFF
Maximum length: 15 minutes
Short Films for kids of any duration.

The Official Competition Jury shall consist of a minimum of 3 professionals outside the Festival. No Jury may join those who have interests in the production and / or exploitation of the films presented in Competition. The Jury will also be able to give special mentions if deemed appropriate.

6 – Non-competitive section

The festival includes two non-competitive sections:

- Origins (Stories about the visibility of ancestral peoples and cultures and their relationship with the environment)
Feature and short films of any duration.

- Oceans: Conservation Horizon (documentary or fiction, live-action or animated films), relating to the topics of oceans. Feature and Short films of any duration.

Taking part implies agreement with these terms and conditions.



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