The goal of this FESTIVAL is to provide a space to project quality films while supporting productions focused on sexual diversity and human rights. At the same time, it is also a meeting point for all of those involved in the creation and production process, as well as anybody interested in doing the same in the future. This festival allows them to share their experiences and join forces through the exhibition of films and the exchange of ideas and experiences, regardless of their country of origin.
CATEGORIES IN COMPETITION:
BEST MEXICAN FICTION SHORT FILM
BEST FOREIGN FICTION SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
BEST UNIVERSITY SHORT FILM
Short films in film, video or digital format, from both Mexican and foreign directors, may participate. Your finished production may not be earlier than December 1, 2017 and must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes (including credits).
BEST MEXICAN FICTION FEATURE FILM
BEST FOREIGN FICTION FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
BEST MUSICAL FEATURE FILM
Feature Length Films and Series can participate (it must be joined in a single projection) in film, video or digital format, both of Mexican and foreign directors that have not been distributed in the cinemas of the country. Your finished production may not be before December 1, 2017 and must have a minimum duration of 30 minutes and a maximum of 160 (including credits). The Series must be joined in a single projection.
A- Registration has no cost for participants.
B- There is no registration limit in terms of the number of films that each producer and production entity will present.
C- The maximum duration for the short films is 30 minutes, including credits. The maximum duration for feature films is 160 minutes, including credits.
D- Video clips, commercial works or productions whose purpose is political or religious propaganda will not be accepted.
E- To be admitted, the materials may be submitted in Spanish, English or other languages and must have subtitles in Spanish.
F- A digital copy of each work is required, preferably in NTSC format - these copies will not be returned. The materials must be sent to the address that appears at the end of this document. The digital files of the films will also be accepted through the festival account: firstname.lastname@example.org.
G- It will be mandatory to attach an electronic "press kit" with the following materials:
• Fixed photo of the work (color 300 dpi, in jpg or tiff format)
• Poster in high resolution
• Synopsis of the work (in English and Spanish)
• Brief biography of the director (in English and Spanish)
• Photograph of the director (color at 300 dpi, in jpg or tiff format)
• Technical sheet with the list of credits
• Film trailer
• For social networks, it is necessary to send:
o Photos in 400x400 pixels
o Names of the director and actors, as they appear in Facebook and Instagram
o Links to their personal profiles on Facebook and Instagram
o If the production has a page or profile, please also send the name and link too.
H- The deadline for registration and submission of materials is August 1, 2019. Materials that are postmarked on this date will be accepted.
I- The shipping costs of the works that will participate in the festival, from its origin to the address of this Organization, will be borne by the participants. The Festival will not cover the expenses derived from sending other advertising materials or any other material.
J- Once sent the material and accepted for the call, the film cannot be withdrawn.
K- The Festival will not pay for the projection rights of any production.
L- The selected films will be eligible to be part of the Festival's national and international traveling exhibitions.
M- AWARDS. The International Queer Film Festival Playa del Carmen 2019 will deliver a "XOXIPILLI" trophy to the winners of the Festival categories, which are the following:
• Best Mexican Fiction Feature Film
• Best Foreign Fiction Feature Film
• Best Documentary Feature Film
• Best Musical Feature Film
• Best Mexican Fiction Short Film
• Best Foreign Fiction Short Film
• Best Documentary Short Film
• Best University Short Film
• Best Series
• Best Director
• Best Actress
• Best Actor
• Public Prize
N- IT IS OBLIGATORY TO ANNEX THE REGISTRATION DOCUMENT AND PROJECTION PERMIT, AS WELL AS THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES OF THE CALL. THESE DOCUMENTS WILL BE SENT TO THE PRODUCTIONS SELECTED FOR THE COMPETITION, BY THE ORGANIZERS OF THE FESTIVAL.