The IX edition of Guayaquil International Film Festival will be held from August 21 to 24 in the city of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador. 2023 call is open for fiction and documentary short films; fiction and documentary feature films, both Ecuadorian and international.
It will have screenings in commercial cinemas and parallel activities on online platforms, creating an unforgettable film experience.

1.- Golden Iguana award for feature films and Silver Iguana award for short films.

2.- The Ecuadorian films that reach the official selection in their different categories will be recommended to participate in different International Film Festivals, with which FestiCineGuayaquil maintains alliances, up to one year after their presence in the city.

Commercial screening for two weeks at Supercines, the largest cinema theater chain in Ecuador.

FestiCineGuayaquil is committed to the artistic, technical and discursive development of cinematographic art, therefore, only films with important authorial components, which are sustained under an innovative look, will be accepted.

-The only way to submit a film to the festival is through the Filmfreeway platform;we do not accept, under any circumstances, submissions by other mechanisms.

- Distribution companies, production companies or filmmakers of the film they represent must enter their work in the corresponding category. There is no limit to the number of entries.

- The organization WILL NOT PAY a screening fee to the films selected in our 2023 program, because participation in it is free and voluntary on the part of its distributors, producers and/or director(s).

- FestiCineGuayaquil will charge admission to the screenings in order to provide funding for the event's activities. Filmmakers, producers and distributors of the selected films will not be paid for the screenings.

- The undersigned, at the time of registration, confirms that he/she has all rights to the exhibition of the work, including the rights to the script, music, audio, photography, video and graphics.

Registration fees:
- The fees to be paid will vary according to the stage of registration and category of the film.

- Works whose production has been completed as of January 2022 are eligible to participate.

- Films whose official language is not Spanish must be subtitled in Spanish, otherwise films will be disqualified.

- For the projects selected by the festival, the undersigned is responsible for sending the film in DCP format, via the internet. This version must reach our email by 23h59 on June 15, 2023 at the latest, otherwise the work will be disqualified. The producers and/or distributors commit themselves to send their film and not to withdraw it from the festival under any circumstances.

- Subtitles must be included in the DCP, additional .srt files will not be accepted, otherwise they will be disqualified.

- Films in the Official Selection must have a GUAYAQUILEÑA PREMIERE. Films that have been previously screened in commercial theaters or cultural circuits in Guayaquil will not be allowed to participate. Films that have been screened in Guayaquil during the week of the Festival, whether in commercial theaters, cultural circuits or on the Internet, will not be allowed to participate.

- For the official competition, competing films may not have any kind of open online exhibition during the selection process. Films that are publicly available through any online platform will be automatically disqualified.

- The official selection and awards are not subject to appeal.

- The festival accepts short films from 5 minutes to a maximum of 15 minutes in length and feature films from 50 minutes to 90 minutes in length. There is no exception for any category or genre. Unfinished works will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact us at or call us at +593 968165892, Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Ecuadorian time, or visit us on our social networks.


Overall Rating
  • Leandro Peska

    One of those rare cases that a big international film festival feels like a small, welcoming festival.
    A great exemple of how to organize a film festival.

    September 2022
  • Diana Menestrey

    Felices de haber podido participar con nuestro corto *Fuera del Agua*! Muchas gracias a los organizadores y esperamos poder participar en el futuro nuevamente.

    September 2022
  • Hebert Poll Gutierrez

    Gracias a los organizadores del festival por seleccionar mi obra. Pero sobretodo gracias por ser un puente cultural en estos tiempos.

    September 2022
  • Gisela Chicolino

    Exquisite programming criteria. Thanks for selecting our Latin American films!

    September 2022
  • Iiris Härmä

    Wonderful screenings in Guayaquil and Galapagos Islands. We enjoyed every moment. Thank you for including our film Sepherds of the Earth into the program. Great communication, hospitality and atmosphere.

    September 2022