Festival Internacional de Cine Fine Arts (9)

Fine Arts International Film Fest


03 Jul 2019
Call for entries

10 Jul 2019
Standard deadline

05 Aug 2019
Late deadline

05 Aug 2019
Festival closed

04 Sep 2019
Notification date

03 Oct 2019
14 Oct 2018


Ponce de León Ave. #654,  00918, Miramar, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 25'<
Spanish English
Spanish English
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Festival start: 03 October 2019      Festival end: 14 October 2018

Every year, the Festival presents documentaries, short films and films that are divided into Official Selection, Information Section, Premium Operas, among others. In addition, actors, directors and personalities that participate in different forums and activities of cultural and cinematographic interest are invited. Some of the artists and personalities that have visited us in the past years are: Paco León, Pablo Trapero, Martina Gusmán, Johnny Pacheco, Marlon Moreno, Manolo Cardona, Frank Perozo, Marianela Sinisterra, Jorge Alberti, Jacobo Morales, Denise Quiñones and Mirta Ibarra, among others.

The films that make up the Official Selection participate in several awards such as: Audience Award, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Film and Best Director. To achieve a fair selection, 5 members of the Jury are chosen, composed of people related to the film industry and with a great willingness to evaluate each of these films in an objective and very professional manner.

The goal of each year is to surpass the previous year and continue offering an artistic space where variety and quality predominate in each piece that is exhibited.

Best International Short Film - $ 500
Best Local Short Film (Puerto Rico) - $ 500
Audience Award - $ 500

best Direction
best Cinematography
Best Editing.

Submitting a Short Film (less than 25 minutes) to the Fine Arts International Film Festival carries a regular registration fee of $ 10.

• The main prizes are in cash $ 500 per category. The winning categories are: Best International Short Film, Best Local Short Film, Audience Award.

• The mentions are: Best Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing.

• Any national or professional organization or individuals may submit short films to the Festival.

• Any short film in a language other than English or Spanish must have subtitles or must be doubled in English or Spanish, unless the dialogue or comment is not necessary to understand and appreciate them.

• The preferred method to send your short film is through the internet. You can use systems such as: WeTransfer, Hightail or other electronic file transfer system.

• If you need to send us your short film by mail, identify the shipment with: (1) title of the short film; (2) name of the director; (3) duration; and (4) registration number. Please submit the short films in a paper or plastic envelope. DO NOT USE "slim", "jewel" or DVD boxes.

• Registration materials and / or short films submitted must be insured and the shipping costs incurred by the person submitting the short film.

The Festival will not accept any responsibility for damaged or lost materials during the shipping process. We recommend that you use envelopes that include a bubble wrap to prevent damage to the materials sent.

• If you wish the organizers to return the USB drive, BluRay, DVD and / or materials submitted, please include a pre-addressed and pre-paid envelope with your shipment.

• We usually do not accept "work in progress". However, we will consider an unfinished work if it has received an exhibition in the press, has generated enough expectation or if you grant the Festival the exclusive premiere.

• The Festival program is completed in August. We will contact you no later than August 15, and in all probability will be by email. If your contact information changes at any time, please notify us of changes to update our systems.

• Pre-selected short films must be received no later than August 30. These short films must be sent with the "Acceptance Form" completely filled and signed. Failure to send these materials to the assigned date is considered as not accepted.

• All selected entries grant the Fine Arts International Film Festival the right to use its short film for its screening during the Festival and in any event related to the Festival without any financial compensation. They also grant the Festival the right to use audio, video and still images in their promotional materials. Once the Festival accepts a short film for screening, the organizers will request art materials or promotion to include them on their website. Portions of the short films could be shown on television for promotional purposes. The permission to do so is granted with registration.

• As far as possible each short film will be presented twice.

• Those responsible for the Festival will not edit or make changes to any short film.

• Programming decisions are made by a professional selection committee made up of professionals active in the film industry. It is not the policy of the Fine Arts International Film Festival to provide comments justifying the non-selection of any short submitted.

• Every filmmaker selected to participate in the Festival (and who attends it) will receive courtesy passes to be distributed among the short film crew.

• The Fine Arts International Film Festival is open to the general public. Accredited members of national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of television and cinema, also participate.

• The Fine Arts International Film Festival is presented by Caribbean CInemas, Inc. Its main objective is to promote cinematographic art by presenting high quality films. The Fine Arts International Film Festival, an event that takes place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, lasts for eleven (11) days.

• Submission of a short film represents acceptance of the rules stipulated in this document.



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