Concepción Independent Film Awards

CIFA // Concepción Independent Film Awards

6th edition

Aug 04 - Aug 07, 2021

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, Music video, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full 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 Concepción Independent Film Awards arrives at its sixth edition, with the mission of showing good cinema for a week to the BíoBío region, to Chile and to the whole world. The festival tries to provide a social view of film production, however, it is not limited to this theme, but offers a range of themes and genres for the enjoyment of lovers of the seventh art.
Edition: 6th
Dates: August 04 - 07, 2020
Deadline: July 25, 2020
Notification: July 30, 2020

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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: May 17, 2020

Early bird deadline: May 31, 2020
Regular deadline: Jun 30, 2020
Late deadline: Jul 25, 2020

Notification date: Jul 30, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 6.00 to 10.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 0.00 USD
Other prizes: Jury awards in each category
Festival sections
Animation Feature film
Animation Short film
Documentary Feature film
Documentary Short film
Experimental Feature film
Experimental Short film
Feature film fiction
Feature film Social theme
Music videos
Short film fiction
Short film Social theme
General rules 1. OPEN FOR ENTRIES
The call for the festival for the sections in competition begins on November 18, 2019 until July 25, 2020.
2.1. Any person, individually or collectively, can participate without limit of origin.
2.2. Short films will have a maximum of 40 minutes; The feature films will be over 41 minutes long. Music videos can not exceed 15 minutes.
2.3. Categories of participation:
Narrative Short
Social theme Short
Experimental Short
Documentary Short
Animation Short
Narrative Feature
Social theme Feature
Experimental Feature
Documentary Feature
Animation Feature
Music video
2.4. Each director can present as many movies as he wants.
2.5. Subtitles: Films registered must present subtitles in English in case they are filmed in other languages.
2.6. Films that do not respect these regulations will not be considered.
2.7. The theme of productions is free.
2.8. The movie will be submit through

The Selection Committee of the festival will evaluate all the works submitted under the aforementioned requirements and will choose the Projection Section, which will be communicated to each producer and / or director of each of the selected proposals.
4.1. Works that use non-original material will not be accepted in more than 10% of the total work.
4.2. Neither will be selected the works that do not have the technical quality necessary for a correct projection.
4.3. The festival selection committee reserves the right not to communicate the reasons and causes for which a film has not been selected.
5. Admission Fees:
The festival will handle the following fees for the registration of a film:
5.1. The Projection Section will be made public on the web and social networks of the Festival, on July 30, 2020.
5.2. The festival is committed to communicate through e-mail those films that have been selected.
6.1. Once the Projection Section is communicated, those responsible for the selected productions must send to the Festival:
• A photograph director.
• Two pictures of the movie in jpg format.
• Press kit of the short (Data sheet, synopsis, etc.).
• Film projection copy.
6.2. The author (s) must first ensure that the content of their work does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, and will exempt the Selection Committee from any legal liability.
6.3. In no case is the payment of exhibition rights or projection fees.
8.1. A Jury appointed by the Festival will decide the following prizes:
Award for Narrative Short
Award for Best Social theme Short
Award for best experimental short
Award for best documentary short
Award for Best Animation Short.
Award for Best Narrative Feature
Award for best social theme feature
Award for best experimental feature
Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Award for Best Music Video
Special Awards
The inscription of a film to competition means the acceptance of these bases.