7 Colors Lagoon Bacalar International Film Festival 2022
Due the World Cup Event taking all over our venues then Christmas
.. The Festival might have for this special reason the Festival Screenings move
to 2th to 7th of February 2023.

At this moment Selections are taking place, shortly Notifications will be given.

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 usually do not engage in conversations with Directors, Producers before the Film Selections.
Your Film speak for yourself, and we select in base of it,

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

Please Read Our Information and Rules

- Information -

- Our Screenings are planned to be happening in February, more information will be given Publicly about our Calendar Screenings in the coming days ...
Depending of the permits allowed by the Municipality.

- We are set for Screening from 2th to 7th of February of 2023.
These Dates might slightly change as the Municipality allows us.
The Venues will be the Main Plaza and few other Cultural Places around Bacalar.

- Materials and Rules -

- The Notification in our Platform FilmFreeway will be given on the 25th of January, so after we send personal email.

- In this Edition there is No Hospitality. Please do not insist sending many emails.
We answer once , twice ok no more than that because its in our Rules from the Starting day of Submissions. If you keep asking or emailing its considered as
" Harrasing " " harrassment " " Intimidation " and you will be right away Disqualify. Conduct of Behavior applies for Selection process.

- No need to send materials now, but if you have it available on FilmFreeway We probably have them already,

- Do not send us any extra email with download files if you have them available in FilmFreeway for Download, if you do not have them available on FilmFreeway or Vimeo for download, then you can send us the materials by email google drive download or any other.. The Festival wont Screen Films straight from the Internet since the Internet in Bacalar is not good enough for Screening.

- At this point we would appreciate do not overload us with emails with too many questions, as we are focusing on arranging the Set of Venues and the Screenings.

- Conduct of Behavior will be used to qualify filmmakers will be active until the end of Screenings, Disqualification will be given to anybody disrespecting Festival or Festival members by email, media or in person, even if already given an Award or Winner Film.

- We reserve the right. Depending on the Audience Mood. Some Films at the spot in the venue might be screen or not even after selection has been given.

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Warm Regards
7 Colors Lagoon Bacalar International Film Festival


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.

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