OUR 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES IS NOW CLOSED,
OUR CALL FOR ENTRIES FOR OUR 2019 EDITION WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT YEAR

CALL FOR ENTRIES OFFICIAL SELECTION
COMPETENCIA LOS CABOS AND MÉXICO PRIMERO

Los Cabos International Film Festival invites fiction and documentary feature-length filmmakers and producers to register their work in the competitions taking place during its seventh edition, November 7th – 11th, 2018, in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Competencia Los Cabos

Fiction or documentary feature-length films produced or co-produced with Mexico, the United States or Canada are eligible for submission. Projects must have a 2018 production or first public screening year, a minimum of 60 minutes length, and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) format.

For films from the United States or Canada, the Festival requests their Mexican premiere.

Mexican films may have participated in International festivals outside Mexico, but may only have one previous selection in a national film festival. However, films that guarantee their Mexican Premiere at Los Cabos will be prioritized.

Competencia Los Cabos Award

$300,000.00 MXN (three hundred thousand Mexican pesos) cash prize for the film producer.

México Primero

Only fiction or documentary feature-length films, produced or co-produced with Mexico. Projects must have a 2018 production or first public screening year, a minimum of 60 minutes length, and Digital Cinema Package (DCP) format.

Films may have participated in International festivals outside Mexico, but may only have one previous selection in a national film festival. Films that guarantee their World Premiere at Los Cabos will be prioritized.

México Primero Awards

Cinemex México Primero Award: $300,000.00 MXN (three hundred thousand Mexican pesos) cash award for the director.

The International Federation Film Critics (FIPRESCI) Award for filmic excellence.

▪ Art Kingdom Trailer Award: Creative process, production and post-production services for a film trailer worth 14,000 USD (fourteen thousand american dollars).

Important: Mexican films selected both for Competencia Los Cabos and México Primero are eligible for the Cinemex Audience Award, a $300,000.00 MXN (three hundred thousand Mexican Pesos) cash award for the producer.

Submission Timelines

1. Call for entries will be open from May 14th to August 28th, 2018 at 18:00 hrs.
2. The Official Selection will be announced on October 11th, 2018 through the festival’s website and official social media.
3. Awards and winners will be announced during the 7th edition of Los Cabos International Film Festival, which will take place from November 7th – 11th, 2018 in Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Terms and Conditions

1. All entries must be registered by filling out the online application form.
2. Entries that have been previously showcased in any commercial venue (theaters, television, video or Internet free or paid access) or that were produced for promotional purposes will not be considered.
3. Entries that have been submitted to previous editions of this Festival will not be considered.
4. Without exception, all works submitted to the Selection Committee must have English or Spanish subtitles when the on-screen language is not English or Spanish.
5. All winning films must include Los Cabos International Film Festival logo/caption in their credits and any promotional material for any and all screenings of the films as of the day after the award ceremony.
6. Submission of works to Los Cabos International Film Festival implies the acceptance of the Festival’s Rules and Regulations.

 

May 14th, 2018, Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Contact: submissions@cabosfilmfestival.com

 

Mailing address:
Festival Internacional de Cine de Los Cabos
General Salvador Alvarado 96-5
11800, Colonia Escandón, Delegación Miguel Hidalgo
+52 55 6585 1061 and 65

Service Hours:
10:00 – 18:00 hrs. Monday through Friday

 

Rules and Regulations

Application Form