EL GRITO: 2do Festival Internacional de Cine Fantástico Y Horror (2)

EL GRITO: International Fantastic and Horror Film Festival


14 Dec 2019
Call for entries

31 Jan 2020
Early deadline

31 May 2020
Standard deadline

31 Aug 2020
Late deadline

16 Oct 2020
Extended deadline


01 Nov 2020
Notification date

01 Dec 2020
05 Dec 2020


Av. La Bermeja,  5001, San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela

Festival description
Short film festival 25'<

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2019
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  25'<
 Any language
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Festival start: 01 December 2020      Festival end: 05 December 2020

EL GRITO is the first and only Fantastic and Horror Film Festival in Venezuela.

The mountainous city of San Cristóbal, Táchira State, hosts this unprecedented event in the country.

EL GRITO seeks to raise its voice until it becomes a thunderous noise that shakes our city and summons for years all kinds of nightmares and monsters that can strengthen our worn out humanity sensibility.

The call to register short films from anywhere in the world of up to 25 minutes in the categories is opened: Best International Horror Short Film, Best Fantastic International Short Film, Best International Science Fiction Short Film, Best Animated International Short Film, Best International Documentary Short Film, Best International Video Art and Best National Short Film

The call closes on October 15, 2019.

A trophy in the following categories and special mentions:


- Best International Horror Short Film
- Best Fantastic International Short Film
- Best International Documentary Short Film
- Best Animated International Short Film (Horror / Fantastic)
- Best International Video Art
- Best National Short Film (Venezuela)

Special Mentions:

- Best Direction
- Best Production
- Best Original Screenplay
- Best Female Performance
- Best Male Performance
- Best Director of Photography
- Best Art Direction
- Best Special Effects
- Best Edition
- Best Sound Design
- Best Original Soundtrack
- Audience Award
- Mention Short Experimental
- Best Student Short Film

1. The objectives of EL GRITO International Fantastic Film and Horror Festival are the training of young filmmakers and the promotion of audiovisual culture in Venezuela and Colombia, as well as the special celebration of a genre that attracts and inspires the youngest.

2. From December 14, 2019, until October 16, 2020 the call for the registration of films opens.

3. Works in the following categories may participate: fiction, documentary, and animation; with a maximum duration of 20 min with credits included.

4. Participants from any region of Venezuela and the world are accepted.

5. The reception of shorts will be in two modalities to be chosen by the participant: In physical, DVD format, (2 copies on data DVD, MP4 video format) send to: MRW Barrio Obrero Office, Los Ahorcados Chapel, Carrera 22 between street 12 and 12. Receive Hassler Salgar (04247031680) or Fania Castillo (0414.7089905). In digital through our
digital platforms: festhome.com

6. More than one job per filmmaker is accepted. However, registration does not guarantee screening at the festival. The organizing committee will make a selection of the material to present. Selected short filmmakers will receive a certificate as participants.

7. The Organizing Committee of the Festival invites a specialized jury for the curation of the material sent and the programming of projections will be carried out according to well-founded criteria.

8. In addition to the curation process for the projection, an evaluation of the selected material will be carried out to grant recognition in the categories of: FICTION, DOCUMENTARY, ANIMATION, with special mentions such as HIGHLIGHTED SCREENPLAY, BEST ACTION and BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS.

9. The jury will consist of 3 members, of recognized trajectory in the film guild, with different areas of expertise, always including researchers and / or teachers to give importance to cinema as an aesthetic phenomenon and research product.

10. After the public exhibition within the framework of the event, filmmakers will be given the opportunity to disseminate their work through our website www.bordes.com.ve and / or the management of their projection in others distribution circuits such as the national kinematics network.

11. The inscription in the event implies the authorization of the filmmakers for the exhibition of their works in said projections and the use of images or video of their work for the promotion of the festival.

12. Enrollment in the event implies acceptance of all participation bases. Please read carefully and send questions to the email paracinefagos@gmail.com.
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