Baja Cinefest

bajacinefest // Baja Cinefest

4th edition

Dec 26 - Dec 31, 2021
Baja California, Mexico

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Online Festival
Types of films Any type, 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 Baja CineFest is an online international film festival aimed to inspire, motivate and award filmmakers from across the globe. Each year we will honor the best films in various competition categories and we will give recognition and highlight the best talented people in front and behind the camera.

Baja CineFest is proud to accept all kind of films and genres, even the films that have been overlooked by larger festivals. We want commercial films, underground films, experimental films, comedic films, etc. We got professional judges for every taste, three professional filmmakers and three professional screenwriters.

Films will not be physically screened for the public. Once the Official Jury has concluded the judging process, winners and awards will be announced publicly on our website.
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Class Founded: 2016
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Feb 12, 2019

Early bird deadline: Apr 10, 2018
Regular deadline: Jun 10, 2018
Late deadline: Dec 10, 2018

Notification date: Dec 24, 2018

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Fees Fees range from 5.00 to 30.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 200.00 USD
General rules 1. Official Selection, Certificates and award notifications will be delivered electronically. Awards will be mailed to the award winners.

2. By submitting to the Festival you agree to be included in Baja CineFest promotional material.

3. Films must have been completed after 1 January 2015 (No rough cuts)

4. All entries must have English or Spanish subtitles.

5. Entrants confirm and warrant that they have the required legal authority to submit the entry into the festival and to use all music, images, and content in the entry.

6. Films must be submitted digitally. No physical submissions will be accepted.

7. Each submission will be reviewed by at least one judge for first round reviews. Films selected during the first round will be reviewed again by professional Filmmakers. All entrants will be notified regarding inclusion in the Festival by email. Judging decisions are final. Entrants will qualify for one or more of the festival awards.

8. Submission fees are non-refundable and will not be waived for any reason. If a submission is not selected or disqualified, entrants will not receive a fee refund.

9. All Official Selections will receive Official Baja CineFest High-resolution Laurels for promotion of the film.