What are Artist around the globe saying about Oaxaca FilmFest?

“One of the Best Festivals in the world.”
-Byron A. Martin (Award Winning Producer)

“A beautiful setting for what is quickly becoming THE go-to for aspiring screenwriters and filmmakers.”
-Bo Sanders (Filmmaker)

“By far, the best festival to go to. Like family!”
-Larry Thomas (Award Winning Screenwriter)

“Oaxaca FilmFest is an event that cannot be missed. It's more than a film festival, honestly. It's a kind of life event.”
-Kamal John Iskander (Award Winning Director, Producer, and Writer)

“This is quite possibly the best film festival I have ever been to!”
-Mike Hale (Screenwriter)

“It's just the best film festival I have ever experienced!”
-Alberto Battistutti (Award Winning Screenwriter)

“Oaxaca Film Fest is a once in a lifetime experience!”
-Dilia Oviedo Luciano (Screenwriter)

“Great hospitality. There are a lot of cool stuff to do for new writers. Like Pitchfest and roundtable. I want to go every year!”
-Eduardo Trujillo (Screenwriter)

“A wonderful, creative, challenging, insightful experience! I met some wonderful people who shared their work and experiences. Highly recommended Oaxaca FilmFest as well as Oaxaca itself is unforgettable!”
-Lynn Elliott (Filmmaker)

“Oaxaca FilmFest is one of the best film festivals I've attended in my 15 years traveling the circuit, and my personal favourite one! They not only have great programming, world-class speakers and conferences, but also the best networking opportunities thanks to educational workshops and wild parties. Not to mention a gracious and friendly atmosphere that makes you feel like part of the filmmaking family. The Oaxaca FilmFest is a destination festival that every indie filmmaker must attend at least once! You'll be charmed by the people and the city of Oaxaca too. Highly recommended.”
-Patricia Chica (Award Winning Director, Producer, and Writer)

“Oaxaca FilmFest re-writing the way festivals celebrate screenwriters!”
-Stanley Krush (Award Winning Director, Producer, and Writer)

Oaxaca FilmFest, experience it yourself!

The Festival Recognizes and Awards All Competitive Categories.

1. DATES:

The Tenth Edition of the Oaxaca FilmFest will be held from October 4-10, 2019 in the City of Oaxaca, Mexico.

2. SUBMISSION CATEGORIES:

Projects submitted to the Festival for consideration may apply to just one category. Please select the category that best fits your project. The Festival reserves the right to determine eligibility of any project for any Festival program or submission category. For more details (INCLUDING DEADLINES) please review all guidelines for each specific category.

3. SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

SUBMISSIONS ARE ACCEPTED EXCLUSIVELY VIA FILMFREEWAY.

YOU MAY SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE PROJECT AND PREVIOUS PROJECTS THAT WERE REJECTED MAY BE RE-SUBMITTED IF THERE HAVE BEEN CHANGES MADE TO THE PROJECT. YOU MAY NOT RE-SUBMIT A PROJECT THAT WAS PART OF THE OFFICIAL SELECTION OF A PREVIOUS EDITION OF THE FESTIVAL.

Language (SUBTITLE POLICY)

IF YOUR FILM IS SELECTED for screening at the festival:
-If the film is in Spanish it must have English Subtitles.
-If the film is in English it must have Spanish Subtitles.
-All other languages will be exhibited in the original language and must contain DUAL subtitles both English and Spanish that project simultaneously. If your film will be screened in DCP, all subtitles must be included in the DCP.

**For Submission purposes your film may be in any language. However, if not in English or Spanish the film must have either English or Spanish subtitles.

All screenplays must be in English or Spanish.

Once a Project has been submitted for participation it cannot be withdrawn.

All artist are required to respect all deadlines prior to and before selection.

4. PROGRAMING:

Upon completion of the Festival selection process, the Festival will attempt to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form to notify the Applicant of the Project's acceptance status. The Festival disavows any responsibility and will not be held responsible for, any failure to contact the Applicant using the contact information provided on the submission form. It is the sole responsibility of the Applicant to ensure that the contact information provided on the submission form is correct throughout the entirety of the Festival selection period.,

The Festival is under no obligation to provide to the Applicant or any other representative of the Project any comments or feedback regarding the submitted Project, any information relating to the manner in which the Project is, will be, or was reviewed; any views that the Festival or any reviewers of the Project may hold concerning the Project; any reasons why the Project, should it not be accepted for exhibition at the Festival, was not accepted; or any other information relating to the Festival’s review, consideration and/or selection process regarding the Project specifically or submissions generally beyond the information set forth in these Rules and Regulations.

Projects accepted by the Festival will be placed, at the sole and absolute discretion of the Festival Programming department, in one of the program sections. Applicants may NOT submit their Projects directly to any specific section. The only exception to this policy is exclusively for Mexican Filmmakers who may submit directly to HECHO EN MEXICO OR ESCRITO EN MEXICO sections.

The Film Festival Management will establish the schedule of the films submitted. The Festival also reserves the right to designate appropriate category/section for each project.

5. SELECTION COMMITTEE AND JURORS:

The Selecting Committee will be national and foreign individuals recognized in the cinema and cultural world. The Festival Management will appoint the members of the Official Jury who will assign the Official Awards to the competing sections. Individuals who participated in the production or promotion of any of the competing films will not be eligible as jury members.

The decisions of the Jury will be FINAL.

Furthermore, Filmmakers are responsible to adhering to all guidelines and deadlines needed to ensure the highest quality exhibition of their film.

6. OTHER CONDITIONS:

Oaxaca FilmFest DOES NOT pay any screening fees.

Oaxaca FilmFest DOES NOT pay any shipping fees.

Oaxaca FilmFest DOES NOT cover any travel or hospitality expenses.

Oaxaca FilmFest DOES NOT cover any subtitling expenses.

In the interest of fairness, we cannot waive entry fees for any film entered into our competition. It’s important to us that the same rules and entry fees apply to all applicants so no one film is favored over another.

Oaxaca FilmFest is an Artist driven event and thus we deal directly with the artist responsible for the work. If you are a sales agent and interested in submitting a clients project to our event, please have that artist contact us directly.

7. GENERAL CONDITIONS:

All information above shall supersede any other guidelines associated with the Festival. The Festival is entitled to make interpretations in any case not considered in these rules and regulations and may make exceptions whenever justified. The Festival Management will review unforeseen cases. Whenever a controversy arises from the interpretation of any of the articles in these rules and regulations, the ruling document shall be the original document in English.

A submitted project implies full agreement with this document. Failing to comply with any of these articles may result in denying the participation of a project in the Festival.

Oaxaca FilmFest has the right to add, alter, change, or delete any portion of the guidelines at anytime without notice.

Overall Rating
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  • De los mejores festivales indies, muy agradecido por la nominación.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Renton,

    Mil Gracias!

    Hasta Pronto,

    Team Oaxaca FilmFest

  • Gregory Falatek

    Great festival and experience !!! Truly honored for screenplay for "State College" to be honored as Best Drama among so many talented writers and filmmakers. Thank you Oaxaca for providing such an awesome platform for creatives.

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    Response from festival:

    Gregory,

    Congrats on all your success!

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Best of luck with all future endeavors and we hope to see you back here in Oaxaca very soon.

    Hatsa Pronto,

    Team Oaxaca FilmFest

  • Richard Almada

    A little late in getting this out. First experience for me. It was pretty phenomenal. Beautiful town. Everyone was really cool. Great time. Very inclusive and encouraging of participation. Mucho me gusto.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Richard,

    Thank you Richard for taking the time to write a review.

    We are so honored to have you participate.

    Hope to see you in Oaxaca For our 10th Edition.

    Team Oaxaca FilmFest

  • The Oaxaca FilmFest was a dream I didn’t want to wake from. The event was first class. Incredible organization, attendees and administrators. There were actors/directors/writers from all over the world. It was a seamless festival in a beautiful and artistic city. The thrill of winning best short screenplay was surpassed by the joy of meeting so many talented people.

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    Response from festival:

    Lee,

    Thank you for your kind words.

    Congrats on all your success.

    Best of luck,

    Team Oaxaca FilmFest