Since its foundation, the Festival has sought the promotion of film culture based on three principles:

1) That the exposure to film culture contributes to the awareness of communities and nations of the need to support their own cinematographic expressions, which are cultural and social ambassadors to the rest of the world.
2) That a showcase of new world cinema is a mirror on to which our local and national filmmaking can measure and compare itself, establishing references of form and content that fosters the reflection and the search for international competitiveness.
3) That films made in Monterrey, Mexico and throughout the world need to be exhibited. A film that is not shown does not exist. Thus it becomes primordial to provide a space for film exhibition.

The director of each winning category will receive the Cabrito de Plata (our trophy) and the prizes given by the Festival's sponsors.

• Films produced after January 1st, 2019 can participate.
• The premier status we ask for is in our state Monterrey/Nuevo León
• Musical video clips or experimental films will not be accepted.
• Those projects disseminated through networks such as YouTube, Vimeo or any other VOD platform prior to the Festival will not be considered.
• The length for short films is under 30 minutes. For feature films is over 60 minutes.
• Submissions made in wrong categories or that do not comply with these conditions will not be considered.

Overall Rating
  • A pesar de haber participado en una edición en línea, fue una gran experiencia, con grandes obras. ¡Muchas gracias por darnos este espacio!

    September 2020
  • Guénola Bally

    FicMonterrey was very well organized. The team was always in contact and ready to answer my e-mails and questions. The selection of films was outstanding. It was an amazing experience overall. Thank you!

    August 2020
  • Karina Astrup

    FIC Monterrey was a fantastic festival to be a part of. It had to be online due to covid and they were so organized and informative of the process. They made good talks happen and kept us feeling connected regardless of the situation!

    August 2020
  • Mauricio Rojo

    Muchas gracias, por brindar este espacio y la experiencia tan padre aun en estos tiempos difíciles

    August 2020
    Response from festival:

    Gracias a ti Mauricio por confiarnos tu proyecto.

  • Monterrey International Film Festival was a great experience, I learned from experienced filmmakers as well as meeting young ones. The screenings were terrific. Thank you for my selection and hope to see you again soon.

    January 2020