Mérida Film Festival


6th edition

Feb 06 - Feb 09, 2021
MÉRIDA, Mexico

Open Call Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
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 Mérida Film Festival, FECIME, is a festival of world cinema, in which a varied national and international filmography is given. The festival hosts four days for independent filmmakers who come to present their selected films to the public, which includes sponsors and distributors who assist in selecting projects. In this third edition we hope to keep the public that we have achieved in previous editions. The FECIME will be held from February 06 to 09, 2020, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. full text less text

Festival website https://fecime96.wixsite.com/festivalfecime

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Class Founded: 2015
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Aug 13, 2019

Early bird deadline: Oct 13, 2019
Regular deadline: Dec 13, 2019
Late deadline: Jan 24, 2019

Notification date: Jan 29, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 9.00 to 12.50 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 3,000.00 USD
Other prizes: A- Feature film competition: -Best Fiction Feature -Best Documental Feature -Best Animation Feature -Best Experimental Feature B- Competition of short films: -Best Fiction short -Best Documental short -Best Animation short -Best Experimental short C.- Individual categories: -Director -Screenplay -Actor -Actress -Cinematography -Art Direction -Original score
Festival sections
Animation Feature film
Animation short film
Documentary Feature film
Documentary short film
Experimental Feature film
Experimental short film
Fiction Feature film
Fiction short film
General rules A) - Inscriptions to FECIME are open for feature films and short films of fiction, animation, documentary and experimental, national and international.
B) - The short films must have a maximum duration of 45 minutes. A longer extension will be considered Feature Film (greater than 46 minutes).
C) - The submitted works must have date of production after the 1 of January of 2015.
D) - In case the language of speech is not Spanish, it must be subtitled in Spanish or English.
E) - Any natural or legal person of any nationality can participate.
F) - In the case of an individual, he must have reached the age of 18 on the date of dispatch.
G) - The number of short films that each filmmaker can submit to FECIME is unlimited.
H) - All themes and cinematographic genres are accepted.
I) - Movies can be presented in any of the following container formats: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV or 3GP.
J) - Once the film is registered, it can not be withdrawn from the Festival's programming.
K) - Participants accept both the exhibition at the Festival and the reproduction or diffusion of fragments of their works for informative or promotional purposes related to the festival.

To participate send the download link of your short to the online platform FFL; FECIME must receive the confirmation of participation through this platform, which includes a link (from vimeo, youtube or other). In case of not being public, you must indicate the password. The filmmaker must keep the password for the duration of the festival.

The competitive sections are as follows:
A- Feature film competition:
-Documentary film
B- Competition of short films:
-Documentary film

The organization will make an OFFICIAL SELECTION that will be made public through social networks as of January 29, 2020. Likewise, the representatives of the films will be notified by email.

The jury will be composed of prominent representatives of Latin American cinematography.
The jury and / or organization reserve the right to modify the rules or declare the festival or any category deserted if it deems fit.
The jury will evaluate the films of the Official Selection to choose the winners.
The decisions of the Selection Committee shall be final.
The jury may propose prizes or mentions of honor. In this regard, the organization will decide on the jury proposal.

A- Feature film competition:
-Best Fiction Feature
-Best Documental Feature
-Best Animation Feature
-Best Experimental Feature
B- Competition of short films:
-Best Fiction short
-Best Documental short
-Best Animation short
-Best Experimental short
C.- Individual categories:
-Art Direction
-Original score

All participants, due to the fact of presenting themselves, fully accept these bases of participation, as well as the resolutions adopted by the organizing committee on any aspect thereof.
These participation bases may be supplemented or modified, prior to the start date of the Festival, with as many other annexes as the Organization deems appropriate.
The interpretation of these will be exclusively the responsibility of the Festival Management.