The VI edition of the Guayaquil International Film Festival will be celebrated in virtual mode, from september 19 – 26st, 2020 from the city of Santiago de Guayaquil, Ecuador. Workshops, forums, and master classes. The biggest filmmaking experience in town.

1.- Commercial screening for two weeks in the most important cinema in Ecuador: SUPERCINES, in each of the 16 cities where it has a presence. The winning films in the fiction categories will access this award: Best festival film and best Ecuadorian film.

2.- The winning filmmakers in the fiction categories: Best Film of the Festival and Best Ecuadorian Film, will have the option to monetize their work on MiOTT, from the date and the countries they consider appropriate. MiOTT offers to send the trailer of your film via SMS to 100,000 homes to encourage their rental on the platform.

3.- The winning films in the fiction categories: Best international short film, best Ecuadorian short film, best short film from Guayaquil, best international university short film, best Ecuadorian university short film and best university short film from Guayaquil, will directly be part of the programing at the International Film Festival Cinema of America, from the city of Pachuca, Mexico, to be held in May 2021.

2.- The Golden Iguana award in almost 25 categories.

- Films from anywhere in the world, all genres, niches and types of film in all formats, call this independent, low or high budget cinema, author cinema and all thematic, whether short films or feature films or Documentary as animation. Films whose main language is not Spanish must be subtitled in this language, otherwise they will be disqualified.

- They will be able to participate for the official competition, films whose culmination has been made as of January 2019.

- The festival accepts short films of 1 minute up to a maximum of 15 minutes and feature films, from 50 minutes without a maximum duration limit. There is no exception for any category or gender. Unfinished work will not be accepted.

- Each filmmaker, production or distribution company of the film he represents, must register his work in the corresponding category. There are no registration limits.

Below, we detail the division by groups and sections:

Group 1

- International feature film competition: fiction.
- International feature film competition: documentaries.
- International short film competition: fiction.
- International competition of short films: documentaries.
- International animated films and short films.
- Opera Prima: Category for debut filmmakers (feature films or documentaries).
- International university short films

Group 2

- Music videos (online competition)
- Cineminuto (online competition)
- Guayaquil Lab: The exclusive parameters of this category are found in the web site of the festival.
- In Progress: The exclusive parameters of this category are found in the web site of the festival.

Group 3

- Focus on Ecuador: Exclusive category for professional Ecuadorian films, short or feature; fiction, documentary and / or animated. It includes university shorts. Films shot only in the Republic of Ecuador, by local or foreign filmmakers or companies that contribute to the activity of the industry or that in 80% have locations in Ecuador. The province of Guayas is excluded as it has a specific category. Films whose directors, producers or screenwriters have been born in Ecuador will be considered as a film of this category.

Group 4

- Focus on Guayas: Exclusive category for professional works in the province of Guayas, short or long; fiction, documentary and / or animated. It includes university shorts. Films shot only in the province of Guayas by local or foreign filmmakers or companies that contribute to the activity of the industry or that in 80% have locations in Guayas. Films whose directors, producers or screenwriters have been born in Guayas will be considered as a film of this category.

- For the official competition, the participating films cannot have any type of exhibition open on the internet during the selection process. Films that are available and publicly through any online channel will be automatically disqualified.

- They will have preference to be chosen for our Official Selection, the Ecuadorian and Guayaquil feature films that have not been previously screened at festivals or commercially in Guayaquil.

- All registered films that have the requirements, from their official selection are automatically part of the competition for the "Golden Iguana" (feature films) and the "Silver Iguana" (short films), top awards of the festival. In case of believing it prudent, the festival reserves the right of admission to competition, which means that there may be cases in which the film is selected, but out of competition.

- The official selection and awards have no appeal.

- University short films must have the following information at the end of the corresponding credits: University, faculty, semester, parallel, subject matter for which the project was made, year of production and facilitator.

- Of the projects that are selected by the festival, the signatory person is responsible for the sending of the film for its projection via internet in maximum quality, to the email: This version (if it is an updated one to which you sent for the call) must reach our email, maximum on August 15, 2020.

The registration to the festival is voluntary, therefore the producers and distributors who make it, undertake to send us their film and not withdraw it from the festival if they are selected.

- The films to participate in our 2020 edition will be transmitted online through MiOTT platform, for exclusive broadcast during 24 hours. The filmmakers, producers and distributors of our official selection, will not have a financial remuneration for these screenings.

- All participating films become part of the film library of the festival.

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

- Registration values:
The amounts to be paid for registration will vary according to the date and category of the film.
From this year the following periods are established, with their respective rates:
Early registration, from February 17 to March 16, 2020.
Standard registration, from March 17 to April 20, 2020.
Late registration, from April 21 to May 10, 2020.
Extended registration, from May 11 to 31, 2020.

More information, send us an email to or contact us at the following number +593 968165892, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Ecuador or visit us on our social networks @festicineguayaquil.


Overall Rating
  • Mendez Rafael

    Obtuvimos premios con La vida secreta de las Rosas y Sombras envolventes. Chévere la organización y la comunicación. Sabemos que el Festival seguirá creciendo porque el equipo organizador está comprometido con el cine.

    October 2019
  • agamenon quintero

    Guayaquil film festival it's amazing,

    September 2019
  • DVF Films

    Incredible festival on the rise, now the biggest film event in Ecuador, one of the biggest in Latin America, and incredibly charismatic. The team of organizers is accomplished and well prepared, they visit other film festivals, and are ready to create a platform for local cinema that at the same time opens the door of Ecuador as a potential scenario for international productions. The festival is, as the majority of big festivals now around the world, industry-oriented, and offers a wide arrange of workshops for filmmakers, actors. The competition is presided over by film critics and theorists of known prestige.

    September 2019
  • Anthony Alvarez

    its by far the best festival in the region,, Great communication since the moment we were selected, Do not hesite to submit your film, you will love the experience ecuadorians are awesome people youll love everything, And every year it will get better,, See you guys soon,, GRACIAS.

    September 2019
  • Una linda experiencia!
    El cariño y atención de los organizadores es muy grata.
    Gracias por poner más cine en Guayaquil.

    October 2018