Mórbido Fest 2023 will have a hybrid identity.
The festival will take place in Mexico City movie theaters and on the LATAM Pay TV channel Mórbido TV (short film selection).

FEATURE FILM SELECTION / Cinemas
1 – 7 November 2023

MORBIDOCS FILM SELECTION / Cinemas
1 – 7 November 2023

SHORT FILM SELECTION / Pay TV
1 – 7 November 2023
The 2023 short film selection will be broadcasted for three (3) weeks through Mórbido TV. (Basic Pay TV, Latin America without Brazil).

This year prizes will be awarded in four different categories:
• Films from Latin America
• Films from the Rest of the World
• Documentary Films - Morbidocs
• Short Films

Mórbido Fest will award the following prizes:

• Gold Skull: Mórbido award for feature films and Morbidocs
• Silver Skull: Audience award for feature films and Morbidocs
• Bronze Skull: Special Mentions for feature films and Morbidocs
• Gold Little Skull: Mórbido award for best short film

*The prizes will consist on an online certificate.

RULES & TERMS

Morbido Fest is open to competitors from all-over the world, with no exceptions.

Mórbido Fest accepts fantasy, horror, sci-fi and weird themed films of all productions techniques and budgets produced between 2022 and 2023.

Accepted running times for entries to the festival are:

o Fiction Feature Films: minimum running time 60 minutes
o Short films: no longer than 15 minutes (incl. end credits).
o Documentary Feature Films: minimum running time 45 minutes.

In order to be eligible for the 2023 Official Selection, it is imperative that submitted feature films have not been screened at any other fantasy and horror film festival in Mexico. We are looking for Mexican, Latin American and World Premieres.

In the case of short films, these have no restrictions if they have been exhibited at other fantasy and horror film festivals in Mexico.

SUBMISSIONS

To enter the selection process all filmmakers must complete and send the following documents and materials:

1. Present the films through www.filmfreeway.com (with a complete project file, incl. credits and specifications).
2. Three (3) stills from the film at 300 DPI in either JPG, TIFF or PSD format.
3. Vertical poster of the film with a minimum resolution of 300 DPI in JPG or TIFF format.
4. Link(s) to available social media of the film.

Any fee generated by FilmFreeway is independent of the inscription fee to the festival.

SUBTITLES are the responsibility of the producers

- If the feature or short film is in Spanish no subtitles are needed.
- In any other language, Spanish subtitles are required.
- In case of not having the subtitles burned, please send a srt file.
- If the submission is not complete, the film will be disqualified.

SELECTION PROCEDURE
Entries submitted to the festival will be reviewed by two or more members of the selection committee. All programming selections are made at the discretion of the festival management and their decision is final.

The festival will not cover any expenses for licensing or delivery of materials of the selected projects.

NOTIFICATION

The notification and confirmation of a selected film is made by the festival via Filmfreeway to the person who made the submission.

Upon confirmation of a work in the official selection, the representatives will have 6 working days to send any missing material and confirm all the information on the registration form. In case it is not complete, it will be automatically disqualified.

Mórbido will recognize as the sole representative of the selected work the person who signed the registration form, thus the festival will recognize her/him as the sole responsible for negotiating all aspects related to the participation of the work in the festival.

The confirmation by the representative of the selected work implies the irrevocable acceptance of all the rules stipulated by the festival.

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS
Screening formats in the Fiction Feature Films and Morbidocs Selection are DCP, Blu-Ray and QuickTime H264.
Submitting films to Mórbido Fest implies full acceptance of the festival’s guidelines. Any situation not included in this call for entries will be considered and resolved by the festival’s management.

SHORT FILMS
If your short film is selected for Mórbido 2023, you accept that your film will play on Mórbido TV. We ask for Basic Pay TV broadcast rights for a 3-week window for the territory of Spanish-speaking LATAM (without Brazil).

PUBLICITY
All promotional materials (stills, posters, trailers & social media) are essential for the timely promotion and publicity of selected films. These materials can and will be reproduced by Mórbido publications & website as well as Pay TV and press in all platforms.

CONTACT
In case of any doubts, questions or need for further clarification, please write to: morbidofilmfestentries@gmail.com

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  • I loved the Morbido experience. I only wish I could've attended in person. But even from afar, I felt the love, and I really appreciated how passionate the Morbido team is about the fest and the films they select. I'm also so proud to have had my film win the Little Golden Skull for Best Short (Global). Truly a high honor!

    December 2023
  • Lisa Ovies

    What an absolute honour to play with you! Thank you so much and I truly hope we are lucky enough to do so again in the future.

    November 2023
  • Cassie Llanas

    I was so honored to have Lost Boys Pizza selected for Morbito's this year! I wasn't able to attend the full fest in person, but I'm looking forward to submitting again in the future!

    November 2023
  • Co-Haunting Cortometraje

    A todo el equipo de Co-Haunting nos ha encantado poder participar en el festival aunque sea a distancia, y nos hemos sentido particularmente cómodos durante la entrevista online, que estaba llena de preguntas interesantes y divertidas. ¡Ojalá poder volver algún año, esta vez en persona!

    November 2023
  • Anders Elsrud Hultgreen

    I had a great pleasure of be selected to this year Morbido Fest.
    Unfortunately I was not able to go there in person. I wish I could go. The dialogue with the festival was great and the festival did a great promotion of my film.

    November 2023