The objective of this QF Festival is to provide a space for the exhibition of quality cinema while supporting productions whose central themes are sexual diversity and the defense of the human rights of the LGBT + community. At the same time this event creates a meeting place for all those involved in the production of this type of cinema, as well as for people who wish to do the same in the future or are interested in the aforementioned subjects. This festival opens the doors so that both people involved in the creative process and those interested in it can share their experiences and join forces by screening films and exchanging ideas and experiences, regardless of their country of origin.
BEST MEXICAN FICTION SHORT FILM
BEST FOREIGN FICTION SHORT FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM
BEST UNIVERSITY SHORT FILM
Short films in cinema, video or digital format, of both Mexican and foreign directors may participate. Your finished production may not be before September 1, 2021 and must have a maximum duration of 30 minutes (including credits). A 31-minute-long film will be counted as a length film.
BEST MEXICAN FICTION FEATURE FILM
BEST FOREIGN FICTION FEATURE FILM
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE FILM
BEST MUSICAL FEATURE FILM
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
HONOR AWARD FOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE LGBT COMMUNITY
Feature films and series in film, video or digital format, both Mexican and foreign directors which have not been distributed in the cinemas of the country may participate. Your finished production may not be before September 1, 2021 and must have a minimum duration of 30 minutes and a maximum of 160 (including credits). The Series must be united in a single projection.
A- The registration has a cost of 250 Mexican pesos o 15 USD for participants with short films of no more than 30 minutes per movie and 550 Mexican pesos o 30 USD for participants with medium and feature films of 31 to 160 minutes per movie. University short films that are registered by university institutions have NO cost. However, the institution has to certify it. The registration fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee to be included in the official selection.
B- There is no registration limit in terms of the number of films that each filmmaker and producer entity can register.
C- The maximum duration for 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 must be submitted in Spanish. If it is in English and any other languages, it is MANDATORY to have Spanish subtitles.
F- A digital copy of each work is required, preferably in NTSC format for projection; and MP4 or MOV for Screener, both downloadable (These copies will not be returned). The digital archives of the films will be accepted only through the festival account: email@example.com
G- It is MANDATORY to attach an electronic “press kit” in Word with the following materials:
a. Still photo of the work (color 300 dpi, in jpg or tiff format)
b. Poster in high resolution (70 x 100 cm )
c. Synopsis of the work (in English and Spanish) in Word
d. Brief biography of the director (in English and Spanish) in Word
e. Director's photograph (color at 300 dpi, in jpg or tiff format)
f. Data sheet with the list of credits in Word
H- For its best diffusion in social networks, it is necessary to send:
a. Photos in 400x400 pixels*
b. Names of the director and actors, such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter* .
c. Links to their personal profiles on Facebook and Instagram *
d. If the production has a page or profile, please also send the name and link *
I- The deadline for registration and submission of materials is May 1, 2023,. Those materials whose postmark has this date will be accepted.
J- The shipping costs of the works that will participate in the festival, from its origin to the domicile of this Organization, will be borne by the participants. Nor will the festival bear the costs of sending other advertising materials or any other material.
K- Once the material has been sent and accepted for the call, the film CANNOT BE REMOVED
L- The Festival WILL NOT PAY for the projection rights of any production.
M- The selected films will be eligible to be part of the national and international traveling exhibitions of the festival 2023 and 2024
N- AWARDS. The IQFF 2023 will grant a trophy “XOXIPILLI” to winners. Material ONLY if they are present at festival closure or the winners will take care of shipping costs. Not delivered trophies will be in the festival safekeeping.
O- IT IS OBLIGATORY TO ANNEX REGISTRATION DOCUMENT AND PROJECTION PERMIT, AS WELL AS ACCEPTANCE OF THE RULES OF THE CALL SIGNED BY THE DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER OF THE WORK AND PROOF OF THE PAYMENT OF THE REGISTRATION.
P- THE QF FESTIVAL DOES NOT PROVIDE WITH ANY KIND OF VIATICS FOR ASSISTANCE TO THE SAME.