ENFOQUE Festival Internacional de Cine de Puerto Rico (10)

ENFOQUE International Film Festival in Puerto Rico


09 Jul 2019
Call for entries

01 Jan 2020
Early deadline

10 Mar 2020
Standard deadline

01 May 2020
Late deadline

31 Jul 2020
Festival closed

24 Sep 2020
Notification date

24 Sep 2020
27 Sep 2020


Bulevar Eudaldo Báez García,  00680, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<
Feature film festival 130'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Feature Films  130'<
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 24 September 2020      Festival end: 27 September 2020

Launched in 2008, ENFOQUE International Film Festival an annual film festival held in Puerto Rico and established with the purpose of showing films that will contribute and change people’s lives thru the power of cinematography. Now in its 10th year, the 2019 ENFOQUE International Film Festival, returns June 05-08 in Puerto Rico with the best in cinema. ENFOQUE screens national and international features films, documentaries, music videos, and shorts representing countries from all over the world by emerging filmmakers to be recognize by a series of Jury and Audience Awards. ENFOQUE provides the movie-loving public with access to critically acclaimed filmmakers, film industry professionals, and emerging talent from around the world.

Programming includes the film festival in PR, new music and art showcases, ENFOQUELABS, family and community events, awards for filmmakers, and a nationally recognized short film competition.

-Awards Ascending to $45,000
-Glass Award
-(2)Distribution Contract
-Other gifts

By accepting to enter this contest the participant declares that he/she/they/it has the authority and the legal capacity to compete in ENFOQUE 2019 and that this participation does not violate the legal rights of any person or entity. Furthermore agrees to compensate, protect and hold harmless ENFOQUE International Film Festival, exempt of any and all responsibility, loss, damages or attorney’s fees, that may arise or be related to any claim as a result of neglect, error, omission or criminal/civil act in which the participant may be a part, including, but without limitations, to intellectual or other rights.

1. – The inscription process will be via the ENFOQUE’S web page (www.enfoquefilm.com) using the attached inscription form duly completed. Those sending shorts via FedEx or any similar carrier should send the shorts to the Festival Headquarters. Also via Festhome.com

2. – Submission period begins July 5th 2018 and ends April 15th 2019. ENFOQUE will commence June 5th and ends the June 8th 2019. Once the Festival ends, shorts participating in the competition will be shown in public and private institutions and or media.

Once submitted electronically, shorts must be mailed and/or uploaded immediately. No exceptions to this requisite will be made.

3. – The Jury’s decision will be announced during ENFOQUE 2019, at Mayaguez Puerto Rico. Dates for the Festival could be changed at organizers’ will, due to unforeseeable circumstances.

The following categories will receive awards consisting of trophies and or certificates:

Best National Short Film
Audience Award
Best Actor
Best actress
Best Director
Best Cinematography
Best screenplay
Best Edition
Best National Documentary
Best International Documentary
Best International Short Documentary
Best Music Video
Best Animation Short Film
Best Short Film of Student Animation (University)
Best Short Film of Student Animation (High School)

3. – The Jury will be composed of three members in the national competition and three members in the international competition, and it will be chosen by the directors of ENFOQUE amongst professionals from the local and international filmmaking community. The organizers could change the number and composition of the Jury without previous notice.

4. – Winners must mention their awards in future copies of the winning short as well as in their professional resumes, web pages and similar media.

5 – All work submitted will be included in the permanent archives of ENFOQUE FILMS. The mere participation in the contest constitute a valid legal authorization that entitles ENFOQUE FILMS to exhibit the competing shorts, without limitations, in any media present or future and at any place in the world, provided due credit is given to the authors.

The non-profit nature of ENFOQUE’s activities guarantees that the works submitted will be used only to advance the educational and cultural objectives of ENFOQUE

6. – Participants will be informed of the results of the competition through the ENFOQUE’s web page (enfoquefilm.com),or any other page/site created for that purpose and announcements in the local and international press. Winners will be announced during the closing night of ENFOQUE and also notified via phone/e-mail or letter certifying the award.

7. – Participants attest, as of his/her/their authority and legal capacity to participate in ENFOQUE 2018, and that this participation does not violate the rights of any person or entity. Furthermore the participant agrees to indemnify, protect and hold harmless ENFOQUE, its employees, officers, directors, representatives, affiliated companies and its officers, directors and employees and its concessionaries which he/she/they release from responsibility, loss, damage, fees or legal expenses that may arise associated with any claim for negligence, error, omission or civil/criminal act committed by the participant that may violate rights or be construed as plagiarism.

8.- Participation in the contest will be an express acceptance of the Terms and Conditions hereby stated. The Jury’s decision will be irrevocable and final.



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