Festival Internacional de Cine y las Artes Indígenas en Wallmapu (6)

International Festival of Cinema and Indigenous Arts in Wallmapu


04 May 2020
Call for entries

31 Jul 2020
Festival closed

01 Dec 2020
Notification date

11 Jan 2021
15 Jan 2021


Francisco Salazar 1145,  4780000, Temuco, IX Región, Chile

Festival description
Indigenous Themes
Short film festival 30'<
Feature film festival >60'

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 December 2016
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  30'<
 Feature Films  >60'
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 11 January 2021      Festival end: 15 January 2021

Coming soon

Coming soon

Call for Submissions 6th Ficwallmapu

The International Films & Indigenous Arts Festival in Wallmapu
Dakel’ün ka mangeluwün /
Calls and Invites /

Indigenous and non-indigenous audiovisual filmmakers, from various nationalities and territories, to submit their works on indigenous and / or Afro-descendant themes, free style and length, individually or collectively created, to the 6th edition of the Ficwallmapu Festival, to be held between Monday, January 11 until Friday, January 15, 2021, in the city of Temuko, Ngülumapu, Mapuche Territory (in the Araucanía Region, after the installation of the Chilean state).

The deadline to participate is Friday, July 31, 2020.

1) Rakiduam Dullin/ Selection Criteria
The audiovisual productions that are submitted to Ficwallmapu must respect the views and voices of the different communities of Indigenous Peoples and / or Afro-descendants that participate in the process behind and in front of cameras. The festival will privilege the selection of films that contribute to decolonization processes and that are in tune with the values and worldviews of the peoples involved, moving away from the productions that promote cultural appropriation, stereotypes, discrimination, prejudice, machismo, direct propaganda of political parties, among other aspects that are detrimental or prejudicial to the peoples.

In its sixth edition, Ficwallmapu calls, with particular interest, films that address the right of self-determination of Indigenous Peoples and / or Afro-descendant Peoples, that make visible proposals of governance, economies, social and cultural rights from a perspective and character of decolonization.

Selection Criteria1 for films to be part of the festival are
● That promotes the production of indigenous and/or afro-descendant authoring.

● That contributes to the local production in Mapuche Territory, Wallmapu on both sides of the Andes mountain range: Puelmapu and Ngülumapu.

● That promotes the right of communication, creativity, self-representation, quest and development of aesthetic and narrative resources of the Indigenous and / or Afro-descendant Peoples.

● That promotes the rights of Indigenous and / or Afro-descendant women, childhood, youth, sexual and affective diversities.

● That denounces the violation of the rights, persecution and genocide suffered by the Indigenous and / or Afro-descendant Peoples.

The works, chosen by a specialized jury, will form part of the different sections of the 6th edition of Ficwallmapu as part of the Official Selection.

1.1) Dates

● The date of production of the works must be posterior to December 31, 2016.

● Deadline to submit the work: July 31st 2020 (unpostponable).
1.2) Language

● Movies that are not in Hispanic language (spanish) must send their respective subtitles.

● Subtitles should not be added to the movie but sent as an attachment in SRT format.

● If you have English subtitles, you must attach them to the submission (separated from the movie).

2) Awards and Acknowledgements

Ficwallmapu is not a competitive Festival .

The work done is recognized by the ones that commit and stand out in the thematic areas stablished in the rules. The awards will not be given by numerical hierarchy; meaning, there is no First place, Second place nor subsequent places. Only if it is required, the International Jury, in the context of the main event, will grant special acknowledgments to the previously unknown works that stand out for their quality in the Special Acknowledgements category of the International Jury.

1 Criteria not mutually exclusive

The audiovisual works that highlight the following themes, will be acknowledged:

● Rights of indigenous and / or Afro-descendant women

● Sexual diversity in the Indigenous and / or Afro-descendant Peoples

● Defense of the territory

● People of African descent

● Community cinema

● New indigenous audiovisual languages (experimental cinema, video dance, music video, art cinema, new narratives, among others).

● Choyün (sprout): movies for children.

● Wallmapu: producer or indigenous teams

● Linguistic revitalization.

3) Entries

● The film submission for the 6th edition of
Ficwallmapu doesn’t have cost.

● The registration form can be downloaded from the website www.ficwallmapu.cl, and it is also attached in this document to be sent directly to the e-mail contacto@ficwallmapu.cl

● The following websites are available for application:

1) Festhome
2) Click for Festivals
3) FilmFreeway
4) Image and sound formats

● MOV and/or MP4, codec H264 (DCP excluded).

● Accepted resolutions: Full HD 1080p (files should not exceed 10GB), 2k and 4k.

● Image: just like the frames attached to your film, they must be in 1080x1920.

● Audio: Sound 2.0, format ACC 320 kbps 48KHz stereo.

5) Submission

● Audiovisual productions must be sent duly identified by name in capital letters and in their final version, to contacto@ficwallmapu.cl and / or by the platforms previously indicated with the name of the person/s responsible and next to the title of the work. It is recommended that this submission is made through digital platforms that allow viewing and/or downloading such as: Google Drive, WeTransfer, Dropbox, OneDrive, Firefox Send, Mediafire, along with the corresponding access code.

● For the dissemination material of the audiovisual work (catalog, posters, web banner, giant print, graphics for social networks and the press) HIGH RESOLUTION photographs (300 dpi) must be sent in the compressed file duly identified to the email contacto@ficwallmapu.cl

● The submission of the work and its supporting materials must be done when you complete and send the registration form by any of the authorized channels.

6) Contact Information

● The only authorized channel to solve inquiries will be the following e-mail contacto@ficwallmapu.cl

we anümka, we rayen niey.”

“Ven a reunirte
en éste, nuestro árbol de flores nuevas.”

“Come join
in this, our tree of new flowers”

From the poem Mongenluwün, Jaqueline Caniguan



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