Documental - Festival du film documentaire, l’Amérique latine par l’image (13)

Documental - Latin America through images


15 Feb 2019
Call for entries

30 Apr 2019
Festival closed

02 Sep 2019
Notification date

18 Nov 2019
23 Nov 2019


4, rue Diderot,  69001, Lyon, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Festival description
Short Films >45'
Feature Films >45' 100'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2017
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
English French Spanish
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Festival start: 18 November 2019      Festival end: 23 November 2019

The 13th annual "Documental - L’Amérique latine par l’image" film festival will take place at Lyon in France from 18 to 23 November 2019. This festival is organized by the association "Nouveaux espaces latinos".

This festival dedicated exclusively to documentaries on Latin America is unique in Lyon, the city where cinema was born in 1895, but also in France. This week of free screenings is an opportunity to introduce the public to the different views of directors from all over the world on Latin America.

The selected documentaries will be in competition to win:
- the jury prize (a trophy and 200 euros)
- the public choice prize (a trophy and 100 euros)

Since the beginning in 2007, the festival wishes to share the realities, cultures, and issues that animate the Latin American continent.

To be able to register your film, a participation of 15 euros is required when you register on Festhome.

The jury prize (a trophy and 200 euros)

The public choice prize (a trophy and 100 euros)

You can submit your film from 15 February 2019 to 30 April 2019.

Documentaries (45’ or more until 100’) of any nationality may be submitted for the selection process, provided that they were completed after January 1, 2017. The Selection Committee will choose based on the quality of writing and images.

Films dealing with Latin America may participate (environment, Human Rights, culture, history…).

Once the registration has been finalized on Festhome, please complete the following registration form before April 30, 2019:
---> As soon as you have validated your registration form, a copy will be automatically sent to you. It is important to send it to us at the following address:

For the selection process, the festival requires links to watch online the films (YouTube, Vimeo...). Do not forget to provide the password if there is one. Documentaries can be subtitled in French, English or Spanish. CAREFULL: in case of selection, an original version with French subtitles will be requested.

The persons who register a film acknowledge that they are the owners of all the rights and authorize the free exhibitions (one or two exhibitions if it is awarded) within the framework of the festival and renounce to any economic retribution for this concept. The festival wants the screenings to be accessible to as many people as possible and does not charge an entrance fee.

The festival will inform the directors or producers of the selected films by September 2, 2019.

The festival reserves the right to include a film whose production date would be earlier than that requested in the call for applications.


Directors or producers must commit to provide a copy of the film in its original version. Films in any language other than French must be sent to the festival with French subtitles.

The projection copies of films selected for screening must arrive no later than 1 September 2019.

The format for the projection of the film may be:
- Apple ProRes File
- File H264

Other formats must be approved by the Festival Management.

The best for the festival is to send files online. You can use WeTransfer or Smash platforms ( Smash is a French platform: possibility to send a file without weight limitation, without registration, and free of charge.

The file transfer must be arranged with festival management by writing to

If you wish to send the copy of your film by memory stick or on hard disk, please send it to us at the following address:

Nouveaux espaces latinos
4, rue Diderot
69001 Lyon

The festival will not cover the cost of sending the copies or returning them.

Once the film is announced in the program, it can no longer be removed.



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