(En español, debajo) The Montevideo Fantastic Film Festival is the first film festival in Uruguay dedicated to the dissemination of national and international works, related to horror, fantasy and science fiction genres. Its objective is to annually present independent and ultra-independent productions that are often considered "minor" and that hardly access to the commercial and cultural circuit.

The Festival has sections dedicated to short and long feature films in competition, as well as exhibitions and parallel shows where classics are exhibited, also as a tribute to different figures of the genre and presented by various specialists.

Montevideo Fantástico is organized by Arte7 (www.arte7.com.uy) and has been declared of Cultural Interest by the Ministry of Education and Culture, of Municipal Interest by the Intendance of Montevideo, and of Tourist Interest by the Ministry of Tourism in Uruguay.

He has had spaces in the Punta del Este International Film Festival, the Piriápolis de Película International Film Festival, as well as in several foreign genre festivals ("Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre" from Argentina; "FIXIÓN Fest", from Santiago, Chile; "Zinema Zombie Fest" from Bogotá, Colombia.

Montevideo Fantástico es el primer festival cinematográfico en Uruguay dedicado a la difusión de obras nacionales e internacionales, vinculadas a los géneros de terror, fantasía y ciencia ficción. Su objetivo es dar a conocer anualmente producciones independientes y ultraindependientes que suelen ser consideradas "menores" y que muy difícilmente acceden a circuito comercial y cultural.

El Festival cuenta con secciones dedicadas a cortos y largometrajes en competencia, además de exposiciones y muestras paralelas donde se exhiben clásicos, también a modo de homenaje para con distintas figuras del género y presentados por diversos especialistas.

Montevideo Fantástico ha sido Declarado de Interés Cultural por el Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, de Interés Municipal por la Intendencia de Montevideo, y de Interés Turístico por el Ministerio de Turismo.

Ha tenido espacios en el Festival Internacional de Cine de Punta del Este, y en el Festival Internacional Piriápolis de Película, además de en varios festivales de género del extranjero ("Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre" de Argentina, "FIXIÓN Fest" de Santiago, Chile; y "Zinema Zombie Fest" de Bogotá, Colombia).

Mejor Largometraje / Best Long Feature Film
Mejor Director / Best Director
Mejor Guión / Best Screenplay
Mejor Actor / Best Actor
Mejor Actriz / Best Actress
Mejor Cortometraje / Best Short Film
Mejor Corto Iberoamericano / Best Iberoamerican Short Film
Mejor Corto Uruguayo / Best Uruguayan Short Film
Premio del Público a Mejor Largometraje / Audience Award Best Long Feature Film
Premio del Público a Mejor Cortometraje / Audience Choice Award Best Short Film
Premio del Público a Mejor Corto Iberoamericano / ACA Best Iberoamerican Short Film
Premio del Público a Mejor Corto Uruguayo / ACA Best Uruguayan Short Film
Tres Menciones Especiales para Largometrajes / 3 Special Mentions for Long Feat. Films
Tres Menciones Especiales para Cortometrajes / 3 Special Mentions for Short Films

(En español, debajo) All short films (up to 20 minutes) and long feature films (longer than 60 minutes) belonging to horror and sci-fi genres (animation, live action, documentary) can participate. They must have been produced after January 1st., 2017.

Registration for the Festival has a cost of U$ 12 (Regular Deadline) and U$ 15 (Extended Deadline) for shorts films, and a cost of U$ 24 (Regular Deadline) and U$ 35 (Extended Deadline) for long feature films.

Regular Deadline: September 20, 2019 (Extended Deadline: October 10) - All the films must be sent together with the signed screening authorization, in order to be able to exhibit the film, in case it would be selected (exclusive requirement). The Festival will not pay any tax for the sending of copies, nor any fee screenings.

DOWNLOAD SCREENING AUTHORIZATION:
http://arte7.com.uy/Pag/04/MF12FORMULARIODEINSCRIPCION.docx
For more info about forms and regulations: http://arte7.com.uy/Pag/04/Bases.htm

Podrán participar todos los materiales (cortometrajes de hasta 20 minutos y largometrajes de más de 60 minutos de duración) pertenecientes a los géneros de terror, fantasía, ciencia ficción, bizarro (animación, imagen real, documental), producidos con posterioridad al 1 de enero de 2017.

La inscripción al Festival tiene un costo de U$ 12 (fecha límite regular) y U$ 15 (fecha límite extendida) para cortometrajes, y de U$S 24 (fecha límite regular) y U$ 35 (fecha límite final) para largometrajes.

La fecha límite para la recepción de material es el jueves 20 de setiembre de 2019 (plazo extra: jueves 10 de octubre). Los materiales deben venir acompañados de la autorización firmada para exhibición, en caso que el corto, medio o largo sea seleccionado. El Festival no pagará impuesto o tasa alguna ocasionada por el envío de copias, ni tampoco fee screenings.

DESCARGAR PERMISO PARA EXHIBICIÓN: http://arte7.com.uy/Pag/04/MF12FORMULARIODEINSCRIPCION.docx
Más información sobre las bases: http://arte7.com.uy/Pag/04/Bases.htm

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  • Excellent festival! They did a lot of promotion for my film on social media for which I'm very grateful. They helped with subtitling and review. In general, the people behind the festival truly cares about the movies and the filmmakers. Also, a very competent staff. Montevideo Fantastico has a great future if they continue like this!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Tomas! Thank you so much for your kind message. And yes, we will continue the fight in favor of the good independent feature films like The Psychics and their diffusion in our festival. We are also very proud that you have chosen us to show your first film. Thanks again!!!

  • Danny Bailey

    Very proud to be shown here. Wish I could have celebrated the festival with you but can't thank you enough for showing my film during your festival. I bow to you .

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Danny, thank you very much for your message and for your creative Plop Fiction short film. That´s the kind of material we want to exhibit and that our audience really appreciate. Something different from what they're used to seeing at their homes.

  • David Gilbank

    A tremendous occasion for film. Passionately organised by true film people. Recommended.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you so much for your message, David. And congratulations for the award for jamie Cymbal in Polterheist, a very funny dark comedy from your very famous short film.

  • Outstanding festival! Really good communication! We were proud to have our film in such a well-organized event! Congrats to all people involved.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hi Sérgio, thank you so much for your words. And we were really proud to have No Canto No Olho / Out of the Corner of the Eye competing for Best Latin American Feature Film. An independent horror production, filmed in Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) with influences from old classics of the genre and that also reaches literature classics. People really liked your film.

  • Pedro Jaen R.

    Very good festival! Interesting content. You help greatly to promote new films and authors.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Gracias por tus palabras, Pedro, y por seguir confiando en el festival para exhibir tus buenos trabajos. Justamente, nuestro objetivo principal pasa por dar a conocer nuevos realizadores y también a aquellos talentosos que siguen luchando y que aún no tienen todo el reconocimiento que merecen. Saludos!

    Thank you for your words, Pedro, and for continuing to trust in this festival for the exhibition of your good films! Our main objective is to introduce new directors and also those talented ones who still don't have all the recognition they deserve. Greetings!