The eighth edition of the SIFW - SIERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEKEND will be held on December 02 – 04; 2022, in the City of Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Santa Cruz Department, Bolivia.

Best Narrative Short Film
Best Latin American Short Film
Best Independent Short Film
Best Student Short Film
Best Documentary short film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Experimental short film
Best Lgbt Short Film
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary feature film
Best Animation Feature film
Best Art video
Special Mentions

2.- International Competition
- Films can be made in any video or film format; In any language, from anywhere in the world.
- Short films with a maximum duration of 35 minutes, including credits, will be accepted. Feature films will last for more than 36 minutes.
- In order for the film to be selected, PREMIERE will not be required in the country.
- Films that have been exhibited at any other festival in Bolivia or abroad may be entered.
- Commercial works or political propaganda are not accepted.
- Films must be presented in their original language or with subtitles in English or Spanish.

3.- Categories in competition:
Narrative Short Film
Latin American Short FilmIndependent Short Film
Student Short Film
Documentary short film
Animation Short Film
Experimental short film
LGBT+ Short Film
Narrative Feature Film
Documentary feature film
Animation Feature film
Art video5.- Notification of the Official Selection:
- The publication of results of the films that will make up the official selection SIFW, will be held on November 26, 2022, through social networks and the official website of the festival https://santacruzfest.wordpress.com/
- The festival committee will select the short films that will make up the SIFW programming and the special programs.
- To all those selected, they will be sent the Laurel SIFW
- The decision of the selection committee shall be final.
6.- Registration Requirements:
-REGISTRATION to SIFW - SIERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEKEND will be made online through FILM FREEWAY.
- There is no registration limit for the number of films per director or producer.
- The film can not be removed from the competition once it has been sent.

7.- Exhibition:
- The SIFW Committee - SIERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEKEND will determine the order and date of exhibition of the official selection.
- Through the registration to the SIFW, the filmmakers authorize the festival to use their films or parts of them for promotional purposes and to broadcast the festival.
- The film owner (director / producer) accepts the film screening from December 02 – 04; 2022.
- In not case will be paid for the exhibition rights.

8.- Winners:
- The winners will be selected by an external jury of the Committee, which is made up of specialists in the cinematographic area.
- Upon completing the registration of the films, the persons who own the rights agree to accept these regulations.
- The competitive sections of the festival will be awarded by an external jury, chosen by the festival committee, which will be composed of specialists recognized in the cinematographic medium, as well as of different artistic disciplines.
Awards:
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Latin American Short Film
Best Independent Short Film
Best Student Short Film
Best Documentary short film
Best Animation Short Film
Best Experimental short film
Best Lgbt Short Film
Best Narrative Feature Film
Best Documentary feature film
Best Animation Feature film
Best Art video
Special Mentions

-The jury will have the freedom to grant the mentions that it considers pertinent.

9.- Acceptance of the bases:
- All the participants fully accept the present bases, as well as the resolutions that the SIFW Committee takes before any situation not foreseen in this call.

Overall Rating
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  • Daniel Fagundes

    Muito boa a relizacao do Festival

    January 2022
  • Excellent organization and very friendly and warm team  

    January 2021
  • All the positive thinking and reviews about this festival. Keep up with the good work!

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear
    Grateful to have Your movie.
    Many thanks.

  • Great festival, organization and communication was very well, . we are honored and thankful for choosing our film!

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear
    We hope to have you in our next editions of the festival ..
    Many thanks.

  • Dušan Davidov

    Great festival and great festival team. We were honored to be part of it. I wish you many more successful years and look forward to seeing you again. Yours, D.Davidov

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Dusan.
    Nice words
    Many blessings to you.
    Many thanks.