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, 2022 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
• Films whose original language is Spanish do not need to submit subtitles for registration; however, any other film made in a language different from Spanish must have Spanish and/or English subtitles.

Overall Rating
  • Fidela Cisneros

    Excelente comunicación. Quedamos muy contentos con la programación tan extensa que tuvieron. Felicidades por el esfuerzo de colocar los trabajos en muchas sedes. Esperamos volver a formar parte de su festival en el futuro. GRACIAS.

    October 2022
  • Jeremias Segovia

    Siempre feliz de poder exhibir mis cortometrajes en este increíble festival!! Espero poder volver la próxima!!

    September 2022
  • Anette Diep

    Increíble la oportunidad de participar en el Ficmonterrey 18, todos muy amables, la programación maravillosa, felizmente volvería a participar.

    September 2022
  • Excelente difusión y organización. Muy agradecido con el festival.

    September 2022
  • Zanyar Muhammadineko

    دەست خۆش بۆ ئەم فستڤاڵە شارەزا و بە ئەزموونە.
    Thank you very much for your amazing festival and professional crew.

    September 2022