We are a World Film Festival, located in the center of Venezuela, which shows international films in all genres; in a party where producers, directors, personalities of the film industry meet. A window to show the work of new filmmakers, as well as those with recognized experience in the audiovisual medium. Our vision is to show the Latin American work, together with what is filmed in different latitudes: Europe, Asia, America, Oceania, Africa; demonstrating the universality of the seventh art.

Prize for the best drama feature film
Prize for the best Comedy feature film
Prize for the best Fantastic feature film
Prize for the best Experimental feature film
Prize for the best Documentary feature film
Prize for the best Animation feature film
Prize for the best drama short film
Prize for the best Comedy short film
Prize for the best Fantastic short film
Prize for the best LGBT short film
Prize for the best Social short film
Prize for the best Experimental short film
Prize for the best Documentary short film
Prize for the best Animation short film
Prize for the best Video art
Prize for the best Musical video
Prize for the best Web serie


1.- Any individual or legal entity, of any nationality, of legal age (18 years) can participate.
2.- Registration is for feature films, short films, video clips, web series and video art.
3.- The festival accepts national and international works.
4.- The films and videos can be of any genre, fiction (drama, comedy, horror, gore, horror, LGBT, social, childhood, environmental, etc), animation, documentary and experimental.
5.- Each director can present the number of works he wants.
6.- The inscription of films to the Festival is done through the Film Freeway. The participant includes the password must ensure that it does not change until the end of the Festival. Entries that are not ONLINE will not be accepted through this platform.
7.- The director or producer who holds the rights must register the film, before June 06, 2024.
8.- For the selection, the films will be presented in the original version and copies with subtitles in Spanish or English may be sent. (Subtitles will not be necessary if the work is spoken in Spanish).
9.- Once the film is inscribed, it can not be withdrawn from the Festival's program.
10.- According to the Duration of the works, it is called:
Short film: from 1 to 40 minutes.
Feature film: more than 41 minutes
Musical Video and video art: less than 20 minutes
Web series: 30 minute chapters
11.- The competitive sections are the following:
a- Feature film competition:
-Drama Feature: Feature film, drama genre
-Comedy Feature: Feature film, comedy genre
-Fantastic Feature: Feature film, terror, horror, gore, suspense genre
-Experimental Feature: Feature film, Experimental genre
-Documentary Feature: Feature film, Documentary genre
-Animation Feature: Feature film, Animation genre
b- Short film competition:
-Drama Short film
-Comedy Short film
-Fantastic Short film (terror, gore, suspense, etc.)
-LGBT Short film
-Social Short film
-Experimental Short film
-Documentary Short film
-Animation Short film
c.- Other:
-Video art
-Musical video
-Web serie
13.- The Official Selection will be notified via email to the person in charge of the selected film. Notification: June 14, 2024

14.- The selected films will be projected on the cinema screen during the festival, programming that will be published in advance on the festival website and social networks, as well as in various media.
15.- All the decisions made by the Festival and by the jury are unappealable.
16.- The presentation of the films implies the total acceptance of these bases. The interpretation and application of the same corresponds to the organization of the Festival.
17.- These bases of participation may be supplemented or modified, prior to the start date of the Festival, by the Festival Organization.

Overall Rating
  • Seerkatchi Packil Pandian Bhaskaran

    Honoured to have an Award of Recognition for our future film Raavana Kottam. We really appreciate this festival and your support!

    July 2023
  • On behalf of the team for “Ink And Gold:”An Artist’s Journey To Olympic Glory”, we are humbled and honoured that our film, “Ink And Gold: An Artist’s Journey To Olympic Glory” received the Best Documentary Short film award. The festival organisers were communicative, professional and very easy to work with. Many thanks and we highly recommend this festival!!!

    July 2023
  • Rashad Haughton

    Amazing festival. So honored to have been selected.

    June 2023
  • Brendan Guerin

    Great to have Loving Grasslands web series recognised by Maracay Int Film Fest. Would be great to know more about the other films in the program

    June 2023
  • Louis Reifenauer

    Hello and thanks to have screened my shortfilm. I hope you had a good laugh !! Long live to the Maracay Film Festival !!! from Belgium with love !!

    September 2022