San Antonio Independent Film Festival

FESCISA // Festival de Cine Independiente de San Antonio

4th edition

Mar 21 - Mar 24, 2021
San Antonio de Ibarra, Ecuador

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, B-Movie, Biography, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Foreign, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description - FESCISA has the mission of giving publicity and projection to the independent production of short films and feature films; To bring independent filmmakers closer to the Ecuadorian public.
- Project the production of local, regional and world films in the city of San Antonio de Ibarra. Films of diverse genres, where subjects of humanity, social, solidarity, childhood, women, among others predominate.
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Class Founded: 2017
Festival category: B (international relevance, international player)
Dates Open call: Dec 13, 2019

Early bird deadline: Jan 13, 2020
Regular deadline: Feb 13, 2020
Late deadline: Mar 05, 2020

Notification date: Mar 15, 2020

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Fees Fees range from 9.00 to 15.00 EUR (0.00 to 0.00 USD) . See submission categories for details about fees.
Awards Total prize money: 2,500.00 USD
Other prizes: Prize to the best film in each category
Festival sections
Feature film competition
-Fiction -Experimental -Documentary film
Short film Competition
-Fiction -Experimental -Documentary film -Animation -Terror -Social
General rules 1.- Festival dates
March 21, 22, 23, 24 - 2020
2.- Extension of the films
Short films - between 1 and 35 minutes
Feature films - 36 minutes or more
3.- Date of Production
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2015.
4.- Number of films per representative
5.- Submission form
Via Vimeo or Youtube links or any other online platform. If you have a password you should also send it. The links must remain active and accessible until April 30, 2020. You must register through our allies.
7.- Language
Feature films and short films in a language other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in these languages for the presentation of the festival; Unless the dialogue or commentary is not necessary for understanding and appreciation.
8.- Double presentation
Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are eligible for re-filing only if significant changes have been made to the film. A detailed list of changes should be included in the presentation package.
9.- Sections
A- Feature film competition:
- Feature Fiction
- Feature Experimental
- Feature Documentary film
B- Short films Competition:
-LatinAmerican Short
- Short Fiction
- Short Experimental
- Short Documentary film
- Short Animation
- Short Terror
- Short Social
10.- Selection of works
Registration fees are per movie and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a presentation, without reimbursement of any kind, if the eligibility requirements are not met including if the eligibility status changes after the presentation.
11.- Curatorship
All registered films are subject to a curation process to determine the official selection
12.- Official Selection
Decisions are made by a committee of film industry professionals. It is Festival policy not to provide comments about why a film was not selected.
13.- Notification
March 15 - 2020
14.- Notification way
By email. For the festival website
15.- Projection
The Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of film and television.
The official selection will be projected in the dates of the festival
16.- Prizes
Feature films qualify for the following awards:
The short films qualify for the following awards:
17.- Final Clauses
The presentation of a film represents to be in accordance with the norms established in this document.