7 Colors Lagoon Bacalar International Film Festival July 18 - 22, 2022

The 7 Colors Lagoon Bacalar International Film Festival
was born thanks to the Social Need of Promoting the creation and Publication of conscious Films that promote and represent Humans at best.

Humans Artistic Expressions in Film, Art, Music, Movement, Nature, Drama, Comedy, Noir, Environmental etc.

Festival Screenings
In the Beautiful Bacalar, Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Balar International Film Festival encourage Artist, Musicians, Avant Garde, Folk, Ambientalist, Climate Change , Green Social Awareness, Human Rights, Nature Exploration and Research, Nature and Wildlife Conservation works of Cinema.

All Genres are Welcome and encourage to submit.

Please Directors and Producers as a Standard, We DO NOT engage in conversations with Directors, Producers before the Film Selections.

Your Film speak for yourself, and we select in base of it,

Dear Official Selections and Winners 2021
* Due To Covid19 Restrictions BIIF did not and does not provide Hospitality this 2021 until further Notice.
Our Parterns and Venue in Bacalar have closed Temporarily to Indoor Activities or Gatherings in the Institutions in Mexico due Covid19 ,and Goverment elections during summer 2021 does not allow any interaction with our venue by law after Goverment Selections are made , and festival administration decided could not longer postpone the Festival Selections and Results due the earlier Covid Situation, so only Online Festival could be performed this year 2021 *
* Depending on the rest of 2021 year with Covid Restictions and General Goverment Permissions in Bacalar and our Venue Indoor Activities or Streaming online with them, we will see as it fits to organize Post live screenings or Online Venue Streaming for our Winners 2021 in our Bacalar Venue *
If you have any Questions please feel free and welcome to write us to our email.

Please be kind to us as we do really Sincerely want to bring the best promotion of your films that is in our hands.

Thank you

7 Colors Lagoon Bacalar International Film Film Festival aka 7CL BIFF. (C) Copyright 2019

Film Awards Certificated Recognition :

7 Colors Lagoon Best Feature Film

Best Feature Film Environment Conservation
Best Short Film Environment Conservation

Best Feature Film Climate Change
Best Short Film Climate Change

Best Male Director Feature Film
Best Female Director Feature Film

Best Male Director Short Film
Best Female Director Short Film

Music List **
Best Music Video

Kids Films **
Only to Kids Films ( Encourage to be with Spanish Subtitles )
Best Film for Kids.

Best Animation
Best Writer
Best Original Story
Best Script
Best Edition

Best Original Music Score Feature Film
Best Original Music Score Short Film

Best Cinematography Feature Film
Best Cinematography Short Film


General Information :

All type of Short films – Video media less 30 min

Fee : 5 Dlls

All type of mid size Films above 30 min - below 50 min

Fee : 7 Dlls

All Type of Feature Films, Documentaries

Fee : 8 Dlls - Exclusive price to support Filmmakers -



– Organization

The 7CL Bacalar International Film Festival aka 7CL BIFF is an independent and Private Organization

The Festival mission is of promoting, propagating and exploring the
understanding of every form of expression relevant to cinema with the main priority of every Environment / also Art expressions that moves forward at the edge of new forms of human expression through Visual Arts and Moving Sound Image ( Experimental Audio Visuals, Short Film, Feature Film, documentaries, public encounters, educational encounters ) throughout the year.

Festival brings Human Communion between different Cultures and Societies for the growth and better of the human condition. Art and Environment Conscious Films are our Communion.

2.- Film Submissions

Feature-Length, Documentary Films :

Not Restrictions

Short Films, Medium-Length Films, Music Visuals, Music Videos :

Not Restrictions

3.- Categories

Feature Length films or Short Films to be Encourage to participate are :

Sci Fiction
Music Documentaries
Climate Change
World Cultural
Human Rights
Avant Garde,
Music Visuals,
Any other New form of “ Sound Visual Art “ are encourage to participate.
“ Only in Particular cases, at the discretion of the Artistic Director, may exceptions be made to the
above-mentioned conditions for admission.”

4 . – Waiver Agreement

The Festival is open to Public. All Participants and / or guest of the Festival acknowledge that Multimedia Channels, web and accredited television channels and other media partners will / might cover the Festival for Television, Radio, Web, Newspaper, Digital News. By agreeing to take part in the Festival, all participants relinquish, free of charge, their broadcasting rights to any filmed footage and recorded audio, allowing the media partners to make such use of the above materials as they see fit.

5.- General Rules

Participation in the Festival automatically entails observance of the present
Regulations. Producers, distributors or other parties who submit films must guarantee that they are legally authorized to represent the film and get any responsibility if fail to do so, as well as if any copyright or Trademark infringement is due to act within the film they representing, also they guarantee that they are legally authorized to register the film in the BIFF. BIFF Committee, Artist Director, Aggregators and Affiliates will carry Not Responsibility if any infringement on copyright or Trademark is made by any of the Invited films as well as Participating films or films from the pre-selection phase and during and after BIFF screenings.
The Director of 7CL BIFF reserves the right to settle any cases not covered by the present

At the Moment of Submitting your film, if selected or awarded you accept to give free screening rights only to the festival edition screenings program in present ; in other words ( no charge for the festival to screen your film ).

The festival accept applications by adults only. We don’t accept applications from individuals under 18.
The festival and its sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to entry materials.

At the Moment of you submitting your films You understand and agree of this :
BIFF at this moment Give only Awards by Recognition, NO cash prize, No funding.
, that we the organization of 7 CL BIFF and Casa de la Cultura of Bacalar, Quintana Roo will not offer you or pay screening fees.

Should any dispute arise regarding the interpretation of any article of these regulations, the English Version is Binding by the State laws, and jurisdiction of New York City, NY, USA. And Mexico, Quintana Roo, Mexico Juridisction.

All rights Reserved.
7 Colors Lagoon Bacalar International Film Festival aka 7CL BIFF . Copyright (c)2019

Overall Rating
  • Absolutely love this festival in the Best Place on the Earth! Proud for our film "One Day with Doctor Sergio" to be selected as a Winner!!!! Yes! Thank you so much! Our upcoming documentary was partially filmed in your Paradise Bacalar. We will submit it for the next year and , fingers crossed, will see each other in person. Thank you again!

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Roxanne , Your Film shows the Culture from within , its beautiful made and invites the audience to breath San Cristobal air as a Local, We love your film ! ..Thank you for Sharing it with us , Yes we hopefully can meet you too, after Covid is a bit more controlled we will be able to have more freedoms to network here ..Thank u !!
    7 Colors Lagoon BIFF

  • As the script writer, music supervisor and co-director of Mambo |Man, I would like to thank you your organization for this amazing festival. It is not easy for anybody under the present circumstances but your approach and dedication makes it easier for all of us to cope. Beautifully organized and communication could not be better. We are thrilled and appreciate your consideration which at the age of 70 gives me inspiration to start on my second film!
    Thanks to all of you. Keep up your amazing work as this world without arts and culture won't be a world worth living in!
    Thanks to all of you
    At & Colors lagoon Bacalar y pa'adelante

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Hi Der Mo,
    Its a Pleasure to have recived your Film and a great honor to make it a Winner, The Story, the Script, the Cast, the Production represents a beautiful Latin heart and Represents Cuba Wonderfully, we will contact you soon .. we would like to Interview you and some members of the Cast if possible on a Video Session to help promote your Film.. We will soon contact you via email.. Congratulations and thanks for being in our Festival the Feature Film Winner !
    7 Colors Lagoon BIFF

  • Marco Casillas

    No se pusieron en contacto conmigo
    no encontré publicidad del festival por redes sociales

    August 2019
  • Very honored that my film got the jury's Award. Great selection, great communication, great team!

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Dear Guldem , It's an honor have your talent on Bacalar IFF, we hope seeing more of your productions in our Festival, and maybe one day have the pleasure to met you.

    Kind Regards from all the Team !

  • ¡Gracias por la selección! Esperemos el festival siga creciendo.

    August 2019
    Response from festival:

    Gracias por su Feedback !!
    Esperamos con mucho gusto recibir mas projectos de ustedes en el futuro y ojala incluso poder recibirlos con hospitalidad !

    Mucho Exito !