The Concepción Independent Film Awards arrives at its seventh edition, with the mission of showing good cinema for a week to the BíoBío region, to Chile and to the whole world. The festival tries to provide a social view of film production, however, it is not limited to this theme, but offers a range of themes and genres for the enjoyment of lovers of the seventh art.

Award for Narrative Short
Award for Best Social theme Short
Award for best experimental short
Award for best documentary short
Award for Best Animation Short.
Award for Best Narrative Feature
Award for best social theme feature
Award for best experimental feature
Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Award for Best Music Video
Special Awards

1. OPEN FOR ENTRIES
The call for the festival for the sections in competition begins on November 11, 2021 until July 21, 2022.
2. SUBMIT AND PARTICIPATION RULES
2.1. Any person, individually or collectively, can participate without limit of origin.
2.2. Short films will have a maximum of 40 minutes; The feature films will be over 41 minutes long. Music videos can not exceed 15 minutes.
2.3. Categories of participation:
Narrative Short
Social theme Short
Experimental Short
Documentary Short
Animation Short
Music video
Narrative Feature
Social theme Feature
Experimental Feature
Documentary Feature
Animation Feature
2.4. Each director can present as many movies as he wants.
2.5. Subtitles: Films registered must present subtitles in English in case they are filmed in other languages.
2.6. Films that do not respect these regulations will not be considered.
2.7. The theme of productions is free.
2.8. The movie will be submit through https://filmfreeway.com/
3. Call:
Initial: until November 26
First call: until December 26
Second call: until January 25
Third call: until February 23
Fourth call: until March 25
Fifth call: until April 24
Sixth call: until May 26
Seventh call: until June 26
Eighth call: until July 21

4. SELECTION
The Selection Committee of the festival will evaluate all the works submitted under the aforementioned requirements and will choose the Projection Section, which will be communicated to each producer and / or director of each of the selected proposals.
4.1. Works that use non-original material will not be accepted in more than 10% of the total work.
4.2. Neither will be selected the works that do not have the technical quality necessary for a correct projection.
4.3. The festival selection committee reserves the right not to communicate the reasons and causes for which a film has not been selected.
5. Admission Fees:
The festival will handle the following fees for the registration of a film5. COMMUNICATION AND DISSEMINATION
5.1. The Projection Section will be made public on the web and social networks of the Festival, on July 25, 2022.
5.2. The festival is committed to communicate through e-mail those films that have been selected.
6. PROJECTION IF SELECTED
6.1. Once the Projection Section is communicated, those responsible for the selected productions must send to the Festival:
• A photograph director.
• Two pictures of the movie in jpg format.
• Press kit of the short (Data sheet, synopsis, etc.).
• Film projection copy.
6.2. The author (s) must first ensure that the content of their work does not infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, and will exempt the Selection Committee from any legal liability.
6.3. In no case is the payment of exhibition rights or projection fees.
7. JURY AND AWARD
8.1. A Jury appointed by the Festival will decide the following prizes:
Award for Narrative Short
Award for Best Social theme Short
Award for best experimental short
Award for best documentary short
Award for Best Animation Short.
Award for Best Narrative Feature
Award for best social theme feature
Award for best experimental feature
Award for Best Documentary Feature.
Award for Best Music Video
Special Awards
9. ACCEPTANCE OF BASES
The inscription of a film to competition means the acceptance of these bases.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Excellent organisation and very friendly and warm team, Thank you for being a wonderful Festival, I can't wait for next year's festival. Thank you CIFA

    August 2021
  • Marcelo Lagreze

    Muy feliz que mi corto documental "la Utopía De Los Indignados" haya sido premiado como mejor corto de contenido social. Más allá de eso fueron muy organizados y de muy rapida comunicacion. Espero poder volver a participar y en esta ocasión ir presencialmente. Gracias a todos los que fueron parte de este festival. Saludos

    August 2021
  • Carolina Rueda

    Loved being part of the festival. We are very happy to have won best feature in 2021! Especially because 2 cast members (Tatiana Rioseco -Mónica, and Enrique Giordano) and the cowriter of the film (Marcelo Rioseco) are from Conce!

    August 2021
  • Thank you for recognizing the short film I have submitted. Amazing Film Awards !! Looking forward to submit more of our projects in the future.

    August 2020
  • Our film "Death Offers Life- last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got selection which is a great encouragement for us.

    August 2020