Little México Film Festival or LiMe Film Fest is an international & itinerant festival of short films by independent filmmakers.

Produced by LIZART productions and coordinated by Contenidos Artísticos/Syncretic Productiuons is proud to announce its 2019 call for entries. LiMe Film Fest is a grass roots event base in Chicago Il. that seeks to unite cinematic talent of all ages and levels. We welcome all media/audiovisual artists and arts organizations to participate in our short film contest.

We are accepting short films in all genres addressing our 2019 theme “FEMINISM”. Submissions will be judged by our panel of community and industry leaders.

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Little México Film Festival o LiMe Film Fest, es un evento internacional e itinerante de cortometrajes para cineastas independientes.

Producido por LIZART productions y coordinado por Contenidos Artísticos/Syncretic Productiuons estamos orgullosos de presentar la octava edición. LiMe Film Fest es un evento independiente que tiene base en Chicago Il. donde busca la unión de talento cinematográfico de todas las edades y niveles académicos. Damos la bienvenida a todos los artistas audiovisuales y ONG’s a participar en nuestro concurso de cortometrajes. Aceptamos cortometrajes de todos los géneros bajo el tema “FEMINISMO”. Todos los cortometrajes serán juzgados por nuestro comité de jurados.

***Our reach goal is $1000 dollares as a first prize (or what we collect), so far $300us. To be eligible for participate and win this award the filmmaker must follow all rules and terms. All selections will be screened during LiMe Film Fest, October 19th, 2019 at Citlalin Gallery & Theater, Chicago, Il..

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***Nuestra meta es colectar $1000 dollares para el primer lugar (o lo que podamos recolectar), llevamos $300 us. Para ser elegidos y participar en nuestro certamen el cineasta tiene que seguir todos los términos y reglas. Todas las selecciones serán proyectadas durante LiMe Film Fest, el 19 de Octubre en Citlalin Gallery & Theater, Chicago Il.

- Post an original short film, 15 minutes or less, the theme is “Feminism.”
- The submission's deadline is September 30, 2019.
- Entry fee is $20 

- Students fee is $5 dlls with a prove of id.
- Please note, short films can be presented in any language but MUST be subtitled in English.

- Screening:
 The official selection of LiMe Film Fest 2019 “Feminism” will be screened at Citlalin Gallery & Theater, Pilsen Chicago il.
- Followed by a Q/A and select panel to discuss the topic.

-Dates and screenings will be announced. 


- Once the short film has been submitted, the participants agree with the terms and conditions set by this exhibition. Any unforeseen circumstances will be reviewed and addressed by the Little México Film Festival Committee.
- The short film should presented with synopsis, crew list and digital poster.
- Format: 
File mp4, mov
- Is optional that the participant send a print poster to:
- 2005 s Blue Island Chicago Il. 60608 USA
- under the name of Little México Film Festival 2019 Feminism
- LiMe Film Fest will decide the order in which each film will be
- Once a short film submission has been accepted, it will not be able to be removed.
- Under no circumstances will participants be paid for any rights to exhibit the submitted
- The selected films will automatically become part of the LiMe Film Fest program,
participating in festivals, cultural and educational events around the world without
generating payment for any rights to exhibit the submitted work.

- The selection of the participating short films shall remain under the sole discretion of LiMe Film Festival. All decisions are final.

- The submitted works could be selected for viewings outside of the festival at non-for-profit events. The selected short films will be viewed in high resolution HD.

Queremos + Cine!!!!

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- Enviar un cortometraje original con un máximo de 15 minutos bajo el tema de “Feminismo”.
- La fecha limite de entrega es el 30 de Septiembre, 2019.
- Costo de entrada es de $20 US / $360 Mx.
- Costo de entrada con credencial de estudiante es de $5 US / $90 Mx.
- Todos los cortometrajes DEBEN de estar subtitulados al ingles.
- Presentación: La selección oficial 2019 “Feminismo” serán presentados en Citlalin Gallery & Theater, Pilsen Chicago il. seguido de una sesión de preguntas y respuestas para discutir el tema.
- Los días de presentación de los cortometrajes serán anunciados en su debido tiempo.


- Una vez el cortometraje dentro del festival, el participante acepta los términos y condiciones de exhibición. Cualquier circunstancia imprevista será revisada por el comité de LiMe Film Fest.
- El cortometraje será presentado con sinopsis, lista de equipo de producción o crew y poster digital.
- Formato: mp4, mov
- Será opcional que el participante haga envío de un poster impreso del cortometraje a:
- 2005 s Blue Island Chicago Il. 60608 USA
- a nombre de Little México Film Festival
- LiMe Film Fest decidirá el orden el cual serán presentados los cortometrajes.
- Una vez dentro el cortometraje a LiMe Film Fest este ya no será removido.
- Bajo ninguna circunstancia los participantes serán compensados económicamente por los derechos de exhibición del material entregado.
- Los cortometrajes seleccionados serán automáticamente parte del programa itinerante de LiMe Film Fest, participando en eventos culturales y educacionales alrededor del mundo sin ningún beneficio económico por los derechos de exhibición por ambas partes.


- La selección de los cortometrajes participantes correrá a discreción del comité de LiMe Film Fest. La decisión será final.


- El material entregado podrá ser elegido para exhibición fuera de LiMe Film Fest en eventos de ONG’s. Los cortometrajes se proyectarán en alta resolución.

Queremos + Cine!!!!

Overall Rating
  • Güzel bir festivaldi. Çok teşekkür ederim.

    October 2017
  • José Pablo Morales Morales

    Lindo encantó que la comunicación fue super buena.

    November 2016
  • Although this is a small festival at the moment... I'm very happy that I attended the Live Screening. The organizers were very hospitable and welcoming, and I think it's wonderful~ that they're creating a community event like this one. Thank You to Arturo & Everyone There! It was a pleasure to meet you all!! xoxo Liz Taylor

    October 2016
  • Manfred Lopez

    I love thematic festivals with clear messages that stand apart from the rest. And this little festival is definitely one of them.

    I was surprised to learn that for their 2015 edition they only accepted 13 films out of 800 submissions. That's an insane 1.6% acceptance rate! Arturo Lizade, the festival director, told me that it had been their most difficult selection process ever.

    Speaking of Arturo, he was great in maintaining communication and updating me on all the steps of acceptance. I unfortunately could not attend because of scheduling conflicts, but was nonetheless thrilled to have been part of their very selective line-up. Arturo was even kind enough to later mail me my acceptance certificate and awesome custom-designed collectors t-shirt.

    May 2016