Author's International Film Festival

FIC AUTOR // Festival Internacional de Cine de Autor

3rd edition

Nov 14 - Nov 18, 2020
Guadalajara, Mexico

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Industrial, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

We don't care if your films have recognized stars or unknown names; we are against the politics and bureaucracy that floods the film industry. We want to be recognized as an objective festival. We don't want to build our reputation based on how many superstars are in attendance; what we want is the truly best world cinema in our theaters!

The 3rd edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 14 to 18, 2019 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops and Master class for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors!

Our first edition included the world premieres of "Brooklyn Roses" and "Nowhere Mind," as well as the start of a tight-knit and talented filmmaking community. We held our closing festivities and a well-received outdoor screening of "Brooklyn Roses" in Tequila, about an hour outside of Guadalajara. The filmmakers enjoyed a few of the town's tequila distillery tours, which includes more than a few tastings...

-The 13 winning Authors will receive the WINNER LAUREL, plus FIC AUTOR trophy or rings and sponsor's prizes.
-WINNERS will be announced one month before the award ceremony, so all the nominated filmmakers can decide beforehand whether they want to travel to the festival.
-The award ceremony will take place in the CINEFORO theater. The Cineforo is one of the biggest cinema theaters in the city with 440 seats, and is the most prestigious.

We are not like other bulls**t festivals, YOU DONT have to pay for your prize. IT'S A PRIZE, NOT A DEBT! And we don't give metal or glass trophies... Our trophies are 100% made from silver and semi-precious stones! As independent filmmakers we know the things we love and hate about film festivals, so we want to avoid all the negative things we have found the in past years, such as exorbitant, unnecessary fees, teenage judges and of course.. trophies you would rather hide in the closet.


Feature Films Categories:
-Fictional Feature Films.
-Documentary Feature Films.
-Experimental Feature Films.
-First-Time Filmmaker.
-Low Budget Feature Films Under 50K USD.
-Mexican Feature Films.

Medium Length Category:
-Medium Length Films.

Short Films Categories:
-Fictional Short Films.
-Documentary Short Films.
-Experimental Short Films.
-Animated Short Films.
-Mexican Short Films.
-Cineminuto 1 minute Short Films.
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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Nov 27, 2018

Early bird deadline: Jan 31, 2019
Regular deadline: May 31, 2019
Late deadline: Sep 30, 2019

Notification date: Oct 04, 2019

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Fees Fees range from 11.56 to 53.93 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Trophies and Rings made 100% silver. Sponsor's prizes
General rules 1- We only accept completed films. (No rough cuts) Made from 2015 until now.
2- Films can be already accepted or submitted to any other festivals.
3- Filmmaker must own all rights to their film and/or have secured rights.
4- Competition is open to México and International entries. We accept films from everywhere in the world!
5- The feature films must have a duration over 60 minutes.
6- The Medium Length films must have a duration between 30 and 60 minutes.
7- The short films must have a duration under 30 minutes.
9- We only accept entries via FilmFreeway. We don't accept hard copies.
10- If your film is accepted in the program, we will need a DCP or a BLURAY copy of your film for the exhibition with Spanish subtitles. If you don't have Spanish subtitles we can make them for you for a small fee.
11- The decision of the Jury is FINAL and can't be appealed.
12- Required Legal Stuff: The filmmaker releases the festival (FIC AUTOR) from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP or BLURAY copy. The Filmmaker understands that the entered DCP or BLURAY will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations or piracy of the entry.
13- The Film Festival (FIC AUTOR) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the film, despite its being selected for screening.
14- If the Award Winner can’t pick up his or her prize in person, they must pay for shipping and custom fees.
15- We are not like other bulls**t festivals; YOU DON’T have to pay for your prize. IT'S A PRIZE, NOT A DEBT!