Festival de Cine de Ensenada ()


20 Mar 2018
Call for entries

02 Sep 2018
Festival closed

09 Sep 2018
Notification date

20 Sep 2018
22 Sep 2018


CEART Ensenada,  22890, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico

Festival description
Short Films >5' 20'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 National Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Required
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
Spanish English
Spanish English
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Festival start: 20 September 2018      Festival end: 22 September 2018

The Festival’s goal is to dive the audience into the Seventh art, for this reason it supports and spread the local and national films, screening the artwork in an intimate atmosphere, with the purpose of motivating the artists to produce films, involving them in the art and culture that makes Mexico and outstading country.


Date and Place

The second edition of FENS Ensenada Film Festival will be on September 20st to 22nd, 2018 at Ensenada Baja California, Mexico. It’ll take place at CINEPOLIS PLAZA MARINA Y MACROPLAZA, TEATRO BENITO JUAREZ, Centro Cultural Riviera, SALA DE TINTOS DE BODEGAS SANTO TOMAS y CEART Ensenada.

National competition (Fiction, animation and documentary)

The shorfilms can be registered in any format of video or film; the place, country of shooting and production must be mexican, doesn’t matter the director’s, crew or cast nationality.

The entry to be a part of the official selection of FENS Ensenada Film Festival 2018.

National Competition:

It can be part of it the shortfilms produced through 2017 and 2018.

To all the sections that become official selection, it’ll be accepted and the shortfilms recorded in digital form or 35mm, 16mm, 8mm which exhibition format is Blu-ray.

The lenght of the shortfilm must be a maximum of 25 minutes, including credits (the film comitee can make some exceptions)

Its not a requirement to be a PREMIERE shortfilm in Mexico.

it can participate all shortfilms that were exhibited in any mexican or foreigner festival.

It won’t be accepted any videoclips, commercial works or political propaganda.

To be admited, all the material should be presented in its original language or with spanish subtitles in case of needed.

The results of the Ensenada Film Festival 2018 official selection will be published through social media and the FENS official website

All the catalogue required information and the difusion material of the selected shortfilms of the Ensenada Film Festival Second edition, should be attached at the mail programacion.fens@gmail.com

The decision of the selection comitee will be unappealable.

Entry requirements

The entry modality to FENS Ensenada Film Festival 2018 will be through the platform and it will be announced in social media and through the festival’s website www.fens.mx

Each entered film must submit its own completed “Entry Form” at programacion.fens@gmail.com.
This can be downloaded at www.fens.mx or ask for it at the same mail. Please indicate in the subject: genre + title + name + last name. (The shortfilm responsible has to fill an entry form).

All the shortfilms must have the copryright in their respective country or be in the process of it.
In case of a film adaptation, you must specify the writer and title of the original work, and a proof of the copyright of it. (The proof must be attached as a PDF file and sent to: programacion.fens@gmail.com).

Every shortfilm must have original soundtrack; in case of using copyrighted music, The proof must be attached as a PDF file and sent to: programacion.fens@gmail.com

There’s no entry limit per shortfilm producer or producer entity.

The shortfilm can’t be removed of the competition once its sent.


The Festival committee will stablish the date and order of the official selection.



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