The festival is a unique space for the formation and development of film talent. It takes place in April, in the municipality of Tequila: a make of the agave landscape, declared a Pueblo Magico and a world heritage site by the State of Jalisco, Mexico.

The festival includes a variety of cultural sections. Tequila Express for example, which consists of several activities that include the making of a short film with actors that the festival features throughout locations within the agave landscape. There are also short-feature film competitions, cultural events and traditional tour guided experiences held at the local Hacienda "Tequileras" that give a unique experience to the film arts.

The festival is on it's 4th year running and is currently in it's 5th edition. Honorary country invitee 2021 is Brazil and will be awarded reduced submission fees as follows. Feature Film: $10 USD, Medium and Short Features will be reduced to student fees.

PDF/Convocatoria 5a Edicion 2021 can be found on the following link:

https://www.fictequila.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/convocatoria2021.pdf

Prizes:

Feature film: Participation Diploma,
$100,000.00 pesos M.N. and the emblematic
sculpture “Torcacita” by the artist Rodo Padilla

The winning film will debut two weeks on
exhibition at the CINETOP complexes of the
Mexican republic.

Medium-length film: Diploma of participation,
$10,000 (ten thousand pesos M.N.) and the sculpture “Luz de Agave ”by the artist José Jorge Sánchez Martínez.

Short Film: Participation Diploma,
$10,000 (ten thousand pesos M.N.) and the sculpture “Luz de Agave” by the artist José Jorge Sánchez Martínez.

Public Awards:

-Best film. Sculpture “Luz de Agave y
diploma"

-Best Actor. Diploma

-Best actress. Diploma

Recognitions and mentions will be delivered
for outstanding work.

THE FICTEQUILA will send all the certificates of participation in digital format.
In case the category is declared void, the prizes become part of FICTequila.

It is the responsibility of the participant or winner to attend the closing ceremony to receive for their awards. Otherwise, the committee disclaims any submission.

Any cost derived from the transfer of economic resources will be borne by the winner, if necessary.

Music video clips or works with
political or religious propaganda purposes.

In the case of being selected, the FICTequila is not
forced to pay for meals, lodging and transportation

It is a regional festival so the exhibitions are
performed in the Tequila Houses, in the Museum
Nacional del Tequila, CINETOP Guadalajara,
university centers, public places, in the networks
FICTEQ and the Integration Center and
Justice of the Regional Valles de Jalisco
(CEINJURE) at Tequila.

Stories that exalt Mexico in
the world context and Tequila as culture and
tradition.

The call closes on December 30,
2020 until 11:50 p.m.
Mexico. No material will be received after that
Date and Time.

Movies from Jalisco and Mexico may be invited
for exhibition to the festival without Trial selection to compete for the public award.

In no case will the rights of
exhibition of a work.