The International Film Festival of the Atlantic, Barranquilla, Colombia emerges under the conception of generating a meeting place between public, filmmakers, theoreticians and other professionals of the cinematographic arts. Its purpose is to be a showcase for the dissemination of contemporary proposals of quality that address the cinematographic language, from any genre.
An international showcase of true independent cinema. Features, shorts, animations and docs from all over the world
As in its first editions, the festival will keep the residents of the Department of the Atlantic, North of Colombia, as well as of neighboring places, pending of the billboards of the cinemas and places of projection of the festival.

Best Feature Film
Best Documentary Feature
Best Feature Animation
Best Experimental Feature Film
Best Feature Film Theme: Childhood
Best Fiction Short Film
Best Documentary Short Film
Best Short Film Animation
Best Experimental Short Film
Best Short Film Theme: Childhood

• Accepted genres: Documentary, Animation, Fiction, Experimental, Theme: Childhood.
Types of films: Feature films and short films.
• Accepted formats: Digital
• Length Feature films: minimum 40 minutes
• Length of short films: maximum 39 minutes.
• Spoken in their original language; Subtitled in Spanish or English.
• Comply with the technical standards that ensure its reproduction and projection on the screen.

Article 1
The International Cinematographic Festival of the Atlantic, will be held in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia, from September 12-15, 2018.

Article 2
The Festival is open to all those films, regardless of the genre (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and childhood). There is no limit to the number of works per participant.

Article 3
It is presumed that the person or organization that inscribes the film has the rights to it.

Article 4
The closing of the entry for feature film and short film will be on September 01, 2018. You must register through our website by the FilmFreeway platform.

Article 5
The Festival will not pay screening fees to any selected film.

Article 6
Once selected, no film can be removed from the program during the course of the competition. The decisions made by the organization shall be final.

Article 7
The production of the festival will designate 6 cinematographic personalities that will form the Jury of feature films and short films in competition.
Any person interested in the production or exploitation of a film in competition may not be part of the Jurors.

Article 9
The production of the films chosen for the Official Selection are committed to show the logo "Official Selection" of the International Film Festival of the Atlantic.

Article 10
The films must be sent, for the purposes of preselection, in formats accessible online and / or streaming (YouTube, Vimeo, etc.)

Article 11
The results of the selection process will be notified to the participants as of September 06, 2018.
The laurel of the International Film Festival of the Atlantic will be granted to all the films in Official Selection.

Article 12
The production Atlantic International Film Festival may decide on all cases not provided for in these regulations.

Article 13
Participation in the Atlantic International Film Festival implies adherence to this regulation and compliance prior to the pre-selection conditions.

Overall Rating
  • Great Festival! The official selection included 44 films representing 27 countries chosen from over 1,100 entries from 82 countries:
    Our movie "Notes from the New World" ( ) is a winner with the award for Best Feature Film:
    We thank Very Much everybody involved in the Festival’s organization.

    September 2018