Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil y Juvenil de Cartagena de Indias (21)

FesticineKids Cartagena


17 May 2019
Call for entries

21 Jul 2019
Festival closed

01 Sep 2019
Notification date

24 Sep 2019
29 Sep 2019


Centro Comercial Caribe Plaza, Nivel 0, Zona San Diego. Pie de La Popa,  13001, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

Festival description
Short film festival
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films 
 Feature Films 
 Any language
Spanish English
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Festival start: 24 September 2019      Festival end: 29 September 2019

The International Film Festival for Children and Young People of Cartagena de Indias –FesticineKids, is a film festival that focuses its efforts on strengthening the production and distribution of Colombian, Latin American and world films for children and young people, outlining its programming from the diversity of cinematographies that make up the fields of children and youth’s cinema; encouraging the production of Colombian films by and for these audiences; and promoting the formation of new spectators through meetings and workshops.
In 2018, FesticineKids reaches its 20th edition and from the slogan Express what you are, wants to highlight and celebrate the link between art and education. Therefore, this edition of the festival seeks to be a space not only for thinking and promoting the production of Colombian and Latin American films in the fields of childhood and adolescence; but also for the search of paths that allow to narrow, strengthen and rethink the links between cinema and training. In this sense, Express what you are is the FesticineKids’ bet for a cinematography capable of expressing, narrating and giving an account of the complex realities that kids of Colombia and Latin America are experiencing; and the profound multiculturalism that goes through them. But it is also the invitation for cinematography to approach schools and for them to approach cinematography. The eagerness to industrialize, cannot make filmmaking forget what it has as a trainer; and the eagerness to educate, should not make school deny spaces to art.
In this way, the invitation becomes a challenge. But the challenge is not to turn students into spectators; but in what cinema and school (and why not also families?) co-work in the formation of conscious citizens; committed to the realities faced by their communities and peoples; but above all, in solidarity with the realities of the other, that which every day becomes more distant (or that we make it more distant), by our individualistic zeal.

6. Contest:

I. Juries: The FesticineKids 20 will have two groups of juries: one composed of three (3) film professionals and another consisting of twenty (20) children and adolescents belonging to educational institutions of Cartagena and Bolivar, who will choose the winning productions of each category on behalf of the public.

II. Prizes: Both groups of juries will deliver, in an independent way, the following prizes:

Adult jury
-Office official competition: K Kids for the best length and Special Mention.
-Official Short Film Competition: K for Kids for Best Short Film and Special Mention.
-Colombia in shorts: Kids K for best short and Special Mention.
-U-Lab: Kids K to better short.

Jury Kids:
-Office official competition: K Kids for the best length and Special Mention.
-Official Short Film Competition: K for Kids for Best Short Film and Special Mention.
-Colombia in shorts: Kids K for best short and Special Mention.
-Experimental Kids: Kids K for best short.
-U-Lab: K for Kids for Best Short and Special Mention

The FesticineKids Foundation invites directors and filmmakers to register their film productions to FesticineKids 20, which will include sections such as the following:

U-Lab: U-Lab is the section of FesticineKids dedicated to the promotion of works produced by new filmmakers. Therefore, short films of a maximum duration of 15 minutes, made by university students of the Caribbean Region, suitable for children and young people, will participate in this category, and they will count, if possible, with the participation of children and youth actors in their casting. .

3.1. Registration of the works: 3.1.1. Terms and Conditions:

Cost of registration: The registration of productions in any category is free.

Nationality of the works: The official competition of feature films and the official short film competition may register Colombian and foreign works, as well as co-productions.

There will be no limit on the number of productions registered per country.

To the Colombia section in shorts, only short films made in Colombia or national co-productions may be registered. The Experimental Kids, will only admit works made by students of educational institutions of Cartagena and Bolivar; and in U-Lab only short films made by university students from the Caribbean Region can participate.

Year of production: In the competitive sections, only works carried out between 2017 and 2019 can be registered.

Language and subtitles: In all competitive sections, films filmed in any language can be registered. However, works done in a language other than Spanish must have subtitles in Spanish and English, or be dubbed into Spanish and have subtitles in English.

The productions made without dialogue will be valued in a special way.

Registration form: Regardless of the route chosen to register a work, its formalization requires the completion of the form designed for that purpose. The registration form can be downloaded from www.festicinekids.org/inscripcion/.


3.1.2. Registration channels:

Via festhome.com This way you can send the screener and detailed information of the work that is registered. However, to the inscripciones.festicinekids@gmail.com email the festival registration form (published in www.festicinekids.org/inscripcion/) in pdf format must be sent.
Via e-mail: Those who choose this option to register their productions, should send an email inscripciones.festicinekids@gmail.com, the registration form duly completed and a screener of the work through a link of platforms such as Vimeo and We Transfer or others that allow its visualization. In addition, they should send a brief review of the director's bio-filmography accompanied by a photo.


The registration form, the screener and the bio-filmography of the director are insubstantial requirements for the registration of a work.

The director of the Festival, with the advice of the Selection Committee, reserves the right to accept, choose or invite the films that will participate in the contest.

Communication: Interested parties will be notified of the acceptance or rejection of their production via email. They can also be notified through the website and social networks of the FesticineKids Foundation (Website: festicinekids.org, Facebook: Festicinekids Foundation, Twitter: @FesticineKids, Instagram: @festicinekids).

The producers of the selected productions should send a copy in DCP of the selected work, in addition to a DVD or CD of data that must contain the press kit of the film, the trailer and photos of the work.

Copies of the works and data discs of the selected films must be in the possession of the Festival no later than August 30, 2019 and must be sent exclusively through FEDEX. It is important to send to FesticineKids, via e-mail, the shipping guide for the Import and Export Department of the event to do the appropriate follow-up so that the film reaches the Festival's power safely and on time. The return of the works will be paid by the Festival and will be sent to the addresses specified in the registration form.

Rights of the organization:

Assignment of rights: The films selected to make up the film sample of each section of the festival will only be projected by the FesticineKids Foundation in the free functions and projections that are part of the FesticineKids 21, and of the replicas that are made of it in other municipalities and cities of Colombia. The inclusion of said works in the programming of the other educational projects developed by the Foundation requires the prior authorization of the authors.

This call and regulation can be extended and / or modified. The possible changes can be consulted on the page www.festicinekids.org and through the email inscripciones.festicinekids@gmail.com.

The questions, doubts and / or clarifications regarding this call and regulation, will be addressed through the e-mail inscripciones.festicinekids@gmail.com.

The inscription of a film means the acceptance of the present regulation.

Gerardo Nieto Núñez
FesticineKids Foundation
FesticineKids 21



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