KIKONI International Film Festival is proud to announce their 2022 call for entries now officially open and invites university students from all over the world to submit their short films to participate in the 17th edition of the festival.

KINOKI International Film Festival is organized and produced by students from Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) Mexico City Campus since 2004 with the goal of creating an environment where students around the world could have the possibility to expose their film works, while competing in different categories. Likewise, we look forward to offering a place of interaction where national and international filmmakers can create a strong and passionate film community.

THE 17TH EDITION OF THE KINOKI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will be celebrated from November 18th to the 25th, at the Universidad Iberoamericana (IBERO) Mexico City Campus and alternate locations.

​a) National and international awards for the six categories (Fiction, Documentary, Animation, Experimental, International and Graduation Shorts), will be judged by a jury of specialists of 3 to 5 people. Likewise, in these categories, if sponsors are established, each short film will have a prize on behalf of the brand or institution offering such recognition; in order to keep our goal of promoting and supporting the creation of projects created by young filmmakers. The selected projects will be also used for distribution purposes around cinemas in Mexico and digital platforms according our sponsors.

b) The following mentions: Best Director, Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Design, Best Production Design, Best Animation, Best Graduation Short, Best International Short and Best Performance. Will be awarded by the KINOKI programming team.

c) ​A statuette will be awarded by the KINOKI XVII festival to each of the categories mentioned in both sections a) and b).


a) We are accepting foreign and national short films which production has been carried out by university students currently studying or, at the most, have finished their studies in a time frame no longer than 2 years. (Evidence of studies will be requested).

b) Maximum duration of 23 minutes including credits.

c) Non-Spanish short films must be subtitled to Spanish or English.

d) Only short films completed after June 8th, 2020 are valid for inscription.

e) If you are selected you need to have all necessary permits for your short film.

f) In case that the short film is selected and does not comply with the copyright and necessary permissions, it will not be considered.

g) All participants must demonstrate their status as a current student at a University by providing an ID copy/photo or proof of enrollment document. Otherwise their application will be invalid.

h) We would love to hear from you! Write a short biography of yourself and share it with us.