FesticineKids Cartagena (22)


01 Jul 2020
Call for entries

21 Aug 2020
Festival closed

18 Nov 2020
Notification date

17 Nov 2020
22 Nov 2020


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

Festival description
Short film festival >1' 10'<
Feature film festival

Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Music Video
 Any Theme
 Does NOT have submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >1' 10'<
 Feature Films 
 Any language
Spanish English
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Photo of FesticineKids Cartagena
Photo of FesticineKids Cartagena

Photo of FesticineKids Cartagena
Photo of FesticineKids Cartagena


Festival start: 17 November 2020      Festival end: 22 November 2020

FesticineKids 22 is an international festival of children and youth cinema in Cartagena de Indias; it is a film competition that guides its efforts towards strengthening the making and distribution of Colombian, Latin American and world cinema for children and young people. In 2020, FesticineKids reaches its 22nd edition and with the aim of highlighting and celebrating cinema for girls, boys and young people, they have chosen the phrase La Paz esta en ti as a slogan that invites us to tell stories through cinema generators of change in our environment. Stories that create a state of peace in places that are told. The subjects of that place that brings us a space for reflection and meeting with feelings of peace and harmony.

In the construction of the FesticineKids 22 profile, the screen is problematized as a point of confluence for girls, boys and adolescents. By postulating cinema as that scenario in which feelings, emotions and beliefs are expressed, it is intended that girls, boys and adolescents, understanding what cinema evokes, what they extract from it and its meanings, wonder about the place that the cinema has in their lives, in their environment, parallel to the place they want and dream.

It is also an opportunity for adults, parents, teachers, cultural and film authorities to think about the need to strengthen their capacities to be trainers in tension and interaction with the audiovisual media, especially cinema.

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 FesticineKids22, 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 10 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 2018 and 2020 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 filmmakers of the selected productions must provide a link to view the films to the public on the day and time stipulated by the festival. Also, send the press kit of the film, the trailer and photos of the work to the email inscripcion.festicinekids@gmail.com.

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 22, 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 22



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