FICCI 58 call for entries

Deadline November 24

FICCI is proud to announce that submissions are now open for films wishing to enter one of the categories of the Official Selection of the Festival’s 58th edition that will take place from February 28th to March 5th in Cartagena de Indias. Submissions will be accepted from August 7th to November 24th, 2017
Since its creation in 1960, FICCI has welcomed and celebrated bold and novel perspectives in Ibero-American and World Cinema, with a specific focus on the development of Colombian films and their international reach. The festival has served as a meeting point for diverse views and has received directors from the region and the world ranging from Alejandro González Iñárritu and Carlos Reygadas, to Apichatpong Weerasethakul, among many others.

Through its six competitive sections (Fiction, Documentary, Colombian Cinema, Short Films, New Creators and Gems), the juries of the FICCI, with members representing different parts of the world and disciplines, have given awards to films like Dark Skull (Viejo Calavera - Bolivia, Qatar) by Kiro Russo, Neon Bull (Boi Neon - Brazil, Uruguay, the Netherlands) by Gabriel Mascaro, Tea Time (La Once - Chile) and The Grown-Ups (Los niños - Chile, Holland, France, Colombia) by Maite Alberdi, Tabu (Portugal, Germany, Brazil, France, Spain) by Miguel Gomes, Chevalier (Greece) by Atina Rachel Tsangari and Aquarius (Brazil, France) by Kleber Mendonça Filho - to mention a few.

In supporting its great diversity and strengthening its growth and development, FICCI is the home and springboard for Colombian film. FICCI hosted the world premieres of films such as Miss Maria: Skirting the Mountain (Señorita María, La Falda de la Montaña) by Rubén Mendoza, When the Guns Go Silent (El Silencio de los Fusiles) by Natalia Orozco, The Nobodies (Los Nadie) by Juan Sebastián Mesa and Alias María by José Luis Rugeles, which have later moved on to well-known film festivals such as Locarno, Toulouse, Venice and Cannes.

FICCI 58 will award a total amount of $125,000 USD in prizes to the six sections mentioned above as well as to PuertoLab - Work in Progress which, for the fourth consecutive year, will contribute to the finalization of an Ibero-American film currently in development.

Specific information on submissions can be found on our website at www.ficcifestival.com. Those interested in submitting a film in any category can do so on www.festhome.com.