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Mérida Film Festival - Mexico

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4° Merida Film Festival, Yucatan, Mexico

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 08 to 11, 2018, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

 

DATE OF THE EVENT

The 4th Mérida Film Festival (FECIME) will be held from February 08 to 11, 2018, in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF THE FESTIVAL

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 2014.

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J) - Once the film is registered, it can not be withdrawn from the Festival's programming.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 SEE THE FILM

To participate send the download link of your short to the online platform CINEPORT; 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.

 

SECTIONS

The competitive sections are as follows:

A- Feature film competition:

-Fiction

-Experimental

-Documentary film

-Animation

B- Competition of short films:

-Fiction

-Experimental

-Documentary film

-Animation

 

FEE REGISTRATION

The registration fee for the films is:

Advance: September 24, 2017

Feature Films: $ 8

Short Films: $ 6

Standard: October 24, 2017

Feature Films: $ 8,5

Short Films: $ 6,5

Standard late: November 24, 2017

Feature Films: $ 9

Short Films: $ 7

Last: December 24, 2017

Feature Films: $ 9,5

Short Films: $ 7,5

Extended: January 24, 2018

Feature Films: $ 10

Short Films: $ 8

 

DEADLINES

Advance: September 24, 2017

Standard: October 24, 2017

Standard late: November 24, 2017

Last: December 24, 2017

Extended: January 24, 2018

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION

The organization will make an OFFICIAL SELECTION that will be made public through social networks as of February 01, 2018. Likewise, the representatives of the films will be notified by email.

 

Notification date

February 01, 2018

 

JURY

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.

 

AWARDS

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

 

ACCEPTANCE OF THE BASES

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.

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