The 8° Canal de Panama International Film Festival is a film event that unites filmmakers from east and west, to show their productions to the peoples of America, as well as to the guests who accompany us during the second half of August (from 13 to 16) of the year 2023.
The film festival takes place in the tourist and business Ciudad de Panama, in the isthmus of Panama, a city that will become the capital of Latin America.
We invite you to be part of our festival!

Best International Fiction Short Film
Best International Experimental Short Film
Best International Animation Short Film
Best International Documentary Short Film
Best International Student Short Film
Best International Underground Short Film
Best International Mobile Short Film
Best International Art Video
Best International Fiction Feature Film
Best Documentary International Feature Film
Best International Student Feature Film

Special mentions

1. Films made in any video or film format can be registered; no matter the nationality of the director, the place or the country of filming.
Films must be submitted with subtitles in English or Spanish.
2. Short films will be shown with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. While for feature films the duration will be between 31 to 200 minutes.
3. Place and date of the festival
The eighth edition of the Panama Canal International Film Festival will be held in Ciudad de Panama from August 13 to 16, 2023.
4. Competitive sections
International Fiction Short Film
International Experimental Short Film
International Animation Short Film
International Documentary Short Film
International Student Short Film
International Fiction Feature Film
International Documentary Feature Film
International Student Feature Film
International Underground Short Film
International Mobile Short Film
International Art Video
5. Official selection
The organization of the festival will select the films that will make up the program for the eighth edition of the festival. This decision of the selection committee will be unappealable.
6. Submission conditions. The Submissions to be part of the official selection, may be made from November 03, 2022 to August 03, 2023.
7. All Submissions have the same process regardless of the enrollment stage chosen. The late Submissions are processed and viewed in exactly the same way as the early and intermediate ones, the only difference is the fee.
8. Deadlines and admission fee:
The submissions made in Film Freeway Gold will have a percentage of discount.
8. The publication of the results of the films that will make up the official selection Canal de Panama International Film Festival 2023, will take place on August 07, 2023, through social networks and the official page of the festival. (https://festivalcanpan.wixsite.com/canpan)
9. Participants can register an unlimited number of works. Films may not be withdrawn from the competition under any circumstances, once the participation has been accepted.
10. The SUBMISSION modality for Canal de Panama International Film Festival will be done online through the associated platforms.
11. Upon completing the registration of the films, the persons who own the rights undertake to accept these regulations.
12. The competitive sections will be awarded by a jury chosen by the festival committee, which will be made up of renowned personalities and film professionals, as well as from different artistic disciplines.
13. The owner of the film (director / producer) accepts the exhibition of the film during the dates of the festival.
14. Prizes by categories
Best International Fiction Short Film
Best International Experimental Short Film
Best International Animation Short Film
Best International Documentary Short Film
Best International Student Short Film
Best International Underground Short Film
Best International Mobile Short Film
Best International Art Video

Best International Fiction Feature Film
Best Documentary International Feature Film
Best International Student Feature Film.
The jury will be free to grant the mentions that it considers pertinent.
15. All those selected will be given a certificate of participation in Canal de Panama International Film Festival.
16. All participants fully accept these rules, as well as the resolutions adopted by the Canal de Panama International Film Festival committee in any situation not foreseen in this call.
17. Doubts, concerns and comments regarding this call, contact the mail: canpanfest@gmail.com

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  • Konstantinos Kakarountas

    Thank you Canal de Panama International Film Festival for including “CHRISTMAS PRESENT” into your festival. Looking forward to submitting more projects to you in the future!

    December 2022
  • We were very grateful to be recognized for Best International Mobile Short Film. It was a wonderful experience and I hope to attend the festival in person next time. Thank you.

    August 2022
  • It was a great pleasure for our movie to be selected in your festival and even greater to be awarded as best experimental movie.Our best wishes for this festival to hold on through time because it surely deserves it. Greeting from Athens.

    August 2022
  • barbara peikert

    Great international festival and online 2022 with a new special selection! Big thank you for this professional organization. It is an honor to receive the Best International Art Video award for SnowShine.

    August 2022
  • Thank you for choosing our movie.
    Looking forward to seeing you again!

    August 2022