Insólito is the first festival in Peru dedicated to genre cinema, with special emphasis on horror and fantasy. We seek to vindicate this way of making films, instilling its appreciation and promoting the realization of independent projects. We believe that genre cinema has not lost the power to move us, inspire us and at the same time offer us readings and interpretations of our own reality. The Insólito Festival also has the mission of being an exhibition window for new and diverse voices of terror and fantasy, bringing them closer to new and exciting audiences.

Another journey into the fantastic and unknown begins. Unusual: International Horror and Fantasy Film Festival announces the call for its fifth edition.

Our first four editions obtained good comments from the public and the press; This does nothing more than renew Insólito's commitment to show Peruvian viewers the best genre cinema that has been made worldwide: horror, fantasy, science fiction, exploitation, and everything that challenges the most conventional ways of seeing and make movies

Due to the current conditions caused by Covid-19, this edition will have a mixed format, in order to continue inviting the community of new viewers that virtuality made possible, but also retaking our physical spaces for the face-to-face.

In the International Feature Film Competition, a winner will be designated, who will obtain the Official Laurels of the festival.

In the Peruvian Competition, a winner will be designated, who will obtain the Official Laureles of the festival, in addition to the accompaniment and specialized advice in the development of their next project.

The award ceremony will be held on Sunday,
September 25, 2022.

LIMA - PERU, 2022

The Insólito Festival has four competitions and two non-competitive sections:


I. International Feature Film Competition, to which productions of any world origin may apply, whose duration exceeds 60 minutes. These films must be absolute premieres in Peru and have been completed after December 2020.

2. International Short Film Competition, to which films of any world origin may apply, with a maximum duration of 30 minutes. These films must have been completed after December 2020.

3. Peruvian Competition, to which national productions may apply regardless of their duration. These films must have been completed after December 2020.

4. Emerging Fantasticxs, to which they can apply for productions made on mobile, in vertical format, video clip, experimental, animated, transmedia and other similar ones by directors between 16 and 25 years old.

Out of competition

1. Fantasies Without Rules, which includes Latin American films with a maximum duration of 30 minutes, absolute premieres in Peru and completed after December 2020.

2. Peruvian Panorama, which includes Peruvian films of any duration, exhibited in years prior to 2020.

The Insólito Festival, through its programming team, reserves the right to include in any of the different competitions productions that do not meet any of these requirements, in special cases.

The selected films must be sent as MOV, MP4 or H.264 video files in high definition for their exhibition.

In case the spoken language of the film is not Spanish, the viewing copies must have subtitles in Spanish, or present a list of dialogues of the film with time code in Spanish and/or an SRT file preferably.

If the work is selected, final technical specifications and promotional material requirements will be sent and must be met.

The open call, application and reception of works is until July 2, 2022. The Insólito Festival, through its programming team, reserves the right to directly call productions that do not meet any of these requirements, in special cases.

Films that use pre-existing images and/or sounds will be accepted at the participant's own risk, as regards original rights with respect to third parties. The directors of the works will be responsible for claims of any nature that third parties may make regarding their contribution to the production, copyright, inclusion, interpreters, etc.


The selected ones will be notified by the production of the Insólito Festival until August 26, 2022. The sending of the projection file or set of files will represent the commitment and assurance of their participation.

The list of selected films will be announced prior to the start of the Insólito Festival, through its website and its social networks on Facebook and Instagram.

The Insólito Festival will take care of the films during and after the duration of this edition, through the use of virtual platforms that provide the necessary security measures for their exhibition.


By presenting their works, the participants fully accept the content of these rules and the regulations that, in development thereof, are issued. Any doubt or gap in these rules will be resolved by the Festival's Artistic Direction.

All participating films may be eligible to be exhibited in activities carried out by the Festival after the end of its fifth edition for a period of one year, which will be communicated in advance to the filmmakers.

Queries about aspects of the call, as well as any case not contemplated in them, will be resolved by the organizers of the Festival, addressing the following email:

Overall Rating
  • The film festival is great!!

    February 2022
  • Luz Creativa

    Great horror film festival in South America. Looking forward for attending next time.

    March 2020
  • Pablo Olmos_Arrayales

    First of all, I want to thank Claudio and Lina for organizing such an amazing Festival. In a few years, it has become a must-attend film festival for the genre fans and creators. Great communication and great networking. And also, I want to thank the jury for giving us The award for Best Latinamerican Feature Film for my film, Rendez-vous. Thanks! Overall, a truly great organization that make you feel you are surrounded by friends.

    March 2020
  • Alex Visani

    Great fest! A true honor to be part of it with “Stomach”. Thank you!

    March 2020