CENTRAL-DOC Muestra Internacional de Cine Documental ()

CENTRAL-DOC International Exhibition of Documentary Film


16 Jul 2018
Call for entries

24 Aug 2018
Festival closed

10 Oct 2018
Notification date

03 Dec 2018
07 Dec 2018



Festival description
Short Films
Feature Films

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
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Festival start: 03 December 2018      Festival end: 07 December 2018

Blackbird Films and Tochtli Estudio Abierto / Galería invite all documentary filmmakers to participate in the third edition of CENTRAL-DOC International Documentary Film Festival, which will take place from December 3 to 7, 2018 in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico. The works will be projected in public spaces, independent and Cultural Centers.

This year we propose a topic that we consider relevant given the sociopolitical circumstances that we face in many parts of the world and that keep us on our feet: RESILIENCE. This term refers to the ability of a person, a home, a community, a country or a region to coexist, adapt or recover quickly from crises and pressures. In CENTRAL-DOC we expect documentaries with stories of resistance in times of adversity.

Only exhibit and proof of participation

1. The Festival has a non-competitive purporting to show a panorama of contemporary documentary.

2. All filmmakers interested in sharing their work regardless of their nationality or place of residence may participate.

3. Each participant may submit a maximum of three films, only documentary under the theme RESILIENCE: Stories of resistance in adversity times.

4. No fiction films, advertising, institutional, video art, video dance, video clips or television reports be accepted. The categories will be shown the following formats:

• Feature films (over 40 minutes)
• Short Films (under 40 minutes)

5. Registration is free.

6. The documentaries nominated must have the copyright (sound files and / or visual) and exploitation of the work and must be registered by the directors or producers representatives. Blackbird Films exempting Tochtli Estudio Abierto/Galería of any civil or criminal liability by third parties.

7. To start the registration process, the representative of the work must register through the platform FESTHOME https://filmmakers.festhome.com/f/2374

8. The deadline to register entries is July 16 at 24 August 2018.

9. The date of production of the documentaries will be later than 1 January 2017. The organization of the Exhibition reserves the right to register any material that may be of interest whose production date is earlier than the proposal.

10. The works whose language is not Spanish must be subtitled in spanish.

11. The documentarys will become part of the collection of the sample, which can be made use of them strictly for cultural purposes and public and free, as well as other events organized by Blackbird films and Audiovisual Laboratory Ometochtli notice the person responsible for them.

12. All registered documentaries will go through a process of conservatorship. The list of selected works will be published in https://www.facebook.com/centraldoc/ and x https://www.centraldoc.com.mx/ will be directly notified their representatives.

13. The Selection Committee shall consist of a Coordinator Curatorial expert documentaries and committee members of the organization of the Exhibition. The Committee's decision is final.

14. If the documentary is highlighted, the person who made the registration no later than September 28 to perform sending additional materials required be notified.

15. The selected entries must digitally later than October 8, the following materials:

• Poster
• Five film frames in jpg format, minimum 300 DPI
• Two photographs of the filmmaker in jpg format, minimum 300 DPI
• Synopsis (maximum 350 characters with spaces).
•Data sheet
• Bio filmography of the filmmaker (maximum 350 characters with spaces).
• Social networks (Facebook or Twitter), blog and / or website (as available) of the work, production house or filmmaker

16. The presentation of the work implies full acceptance of these rules and the interpretation and application of the same corresponds to the organizers of the Exhibition.

17. The participant authorizes the organization of the exhibition, to use maximum 3 minutes visual material for promotional purposes, or maximum 20% of its length if the work lasts less than 10 minutes. Also the organizers are authorized, non-commercial exhibition of his work in the communities.

18. What unwilling in these rules it will be resolved by the organization.



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