CALL 2017

All related information relevant for participants is available at the Festhome page

FICCI‘s 57th edition will take place March 1-6, 2017. Its call for official selections will be open from August 7th to November 21st, 2016. For this edition, the Festival will be giving out awards in different categories that together amount to more than 100 million pesos

Created in 1960, the Cartagena de Indias International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Latin America. From its creation to ta y de largometraje Colombiana, is date, it has welcome and celebrated risk-taking and novel perspectives in Ibero-American and international cinema, with a special focus on the development of the Colombian film industry and its dissemination worldwide.

 

FICCI's competition categories provide some of the main windows for the exhibition and circulation of Ibero-American cinema, both within the region as well as beyond it. The winners of our competitions over the past years include titles such as Gabriel Mascaro's Boi Neon (Brazil, Uruguay), Jayro Bustamante's Ixcanul (Guatemala), Maite Alberdi's La Once [Elevenses] (Chile), Miguel Gomes's Tabú [Taboo] (Portugal), Santiago Mitre's El estudiante [The Student] (Argentina), Pablo Larraín's Post Mortem (Chile), Adrián Biniez's Gigante [Giant] (Uruguay), to name a few.

 

Maintaining its decided commitment to the national film industry's current context the Festival supports in many different ways the international trajectory of Colombian films whose Latin American or world premiere takes place at the FICCI, the most recent example being Juan Sebastián Mesa's Los Nadie [The Nobodies] (Venice, 2016). Other examples include José Luis Rugeles's Alias María (Cannes, 2015), Carlos César Arbeláez's Los colores de la montaña [The Colors of the Mountain] (San Sebastián, 2010), Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza's Chocó (Berlin, 2012), and Andrés Baiz's Roa (Chicago, 2014), which have all premiered in our most recent editions.

 

Aside from the Ibero-American fiction, documentary and Colombian feature film competition categories, FICCI is one few events in the region that gives short films the opportunity to access Academy Award Nominations. This has allowed us to feature a world-class programming in this competition, being one of the most traditional and award-winning categories of the festival.

 

Also, for the third consecutive year, an open call for Puerto Lab - Work in Progress- will be launched. This initiative fosters the completion of Ibero-American directors' fiction and/or documentary feature films. This initiative has enabled the completion of films such as Camino a La Paz [The Road to Peace], opera prima for Argentinian director Francisco Varone (Busan, 2015), and Atentamente [Sincerely] from Colombian director Camila Rodríguez (FID Marseille, 2016).

 

All filmmakers interested in submitting their films may do so by entering Festhome (www.festhome.com), where the specific requirements for each of the following categories are listed:



- OFFICIAL DRAMATIC COMPETITION – LATIN AMERICA:

• Only feature-length Latin-American fiction films accepted
• Only films that have not been previously screened in Colombia
• A DCP, 35mm, Blu Ray, HDCAM copy must be provided
• Only films made in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted
• Colombian feature films that may end up in this category must register through the “Colombian Cinema Official Competition” section.
• Non-Spanish-speaking films should be subtitled or accompanied by a list of dialogues in both Spanish and English. Spanish-speaking films should have English subtitles or be accompanied with a list of dialogues in English.

- OFFICIAL DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION – LATIN AMERICA:

• Only Latin-American feature-length documentaries will be accepted
• Only films that have not been previously screened in Colombia
• A DCP , 35mm, Blu Ray or HDCAM copy must be provided
• Only films made in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted
• Colombian documentaries that may end up in this category must register through the “Colombian Cinema Official Competition” section.
• Non-Spanish-speaking films should be subtitled or accompanied by a list of dialogues in both Spanish and English. Spanish-speaking films should have English subtitles or be accompanied with a list of dialogues in English.

- COLOMBIAN CINEMA OFFICIAL COMPETITION:

• Only Colombian feature-length documentaries and fictional films will be accepted.
• Only films that have not been shown previously in Colombia
• A DCP, 35mm, Blu Ray or HDCAM copy must be provided
• Only films made in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted
• The Selection Committee will decide which films from this section will also participate in the Official Dramatic and Official Documentary Competitions.
• Non-Spanish-speaking films should be subtitled or accompanied by a list of dialogues in both Spanish and English. Spanish-speaking films should have English subtitles or be accompanied with a list of dialogues in English.

- OFFICIAL SHORT FILM COMPETITION – LATIN AMERICA:

• Only Latin-American documentaries, animation and fictional short films will be accepted
• Only films that have not been shown previously in Colombia
• A DCP, 35mm, Blu Ray or HDCAM copy must be provided
• Only films made in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted
• Non-Spanish-speaking films should be subtitled or accompanied by a list of dialogues in both Spanish and English. Spanish-speaking films should have English subtitles or be accompanied with a list of dialogues in English.

- 18TH NEW TALENTS COMPETITION:

• Open to COLOMBIAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS studying in Colombia or abroad who made 30-minute or shorter fictional, documentary or animated films in 2016-2017 as part of their academic activities.
• Only short films that have not been shown previously in Colombia

JEWELS COMPETITION

• Feature films from al over the world
• Only films that have not been previously screened in Colombia
• A DCP, 35mm, HDCAM, Apple proRES 4444, H264 or BLURAY copy must be provided
• Only films made in 2016 and 2017 will be accepted
• Non-Spanish-speaking films should be subtitled or accompanied by a list of dialogues in both Spanish and English. Spanish-speaking films should have English subtitles or be accompanied with a list of dialogues in English.