Mission of the festival:
- FESCISA has the mission of giving publicity and projection to the independent production of short films and feature films; To bring independent filmmakers closer to the Ecuadorian public.
- Project the production of local, regional and world films in the city of San Antonio de Ibarra. Films of diverse genres, where subjects of humanity, social, solidarity, childhood, women, among others predominate.

Feature films qualify for the following awards:
BEST FICTION FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE
The short films qualify for the following awards:
BEST FICTIONSHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
BEST TERROR SHORT
BEST ANIMATION SHORT

1.- Festival dates
March 21, 22, 23, 24 - 2020
2.- Extension of the films
Short films - between 1 and 35 minutes
Feature films - 36 minutes or more
3.- Date of Production
Films must have been produced after January 1, 2015.
4.- Number of films per representative
Unlimited
5.- Submission form
Via Vimeo or Youtube links or any other online platform. If you have a password you should also send it. The links must remain active and accessible until April 30, 2020. You must register through our allies.
6.- Deadlines and Submission Fees:
First: July 28. Feature films: $ 11; Short films: $ 9
Second: August 24. Feature films: $ 12; Short films: $ 10
Third: September 24. Feature films: $ 13; Short films: $ 11
Fourth: October 24. Feature films: $ 14; Short films: $ 12
Normal: November24. Feature films: $ 15; Short films: $ 13
Regular: December23. Feature films: $ 16; Short films: $ 14
A little late: January 24 - 2020.Feature films: $ 17; Short Films: $ 15
Final: February 13- 2020. Feature films: $ 18; Short films: $ 16
Extended: March 5 – 2020. Feature films: $ 19; Short films: $ 17
7.- Language
Feature films and short films in a language other than Spanish or English must be subtitled in these languages for the presentation of the festival; Unless the dialogue or commentary is not necessary for understanding and appreciation.
8.- Double presentation
Films that have been submitted for consideration in previous years are eligible for re-filing only if significant changes have been made to the film. A detailed list of changes should be included in the presentation package.
9.- Sections
A- Feature film competition:
- Feature Fiction
- Feature Experimental
- Feature Documentary film
B- Short films Competition:
- Short Fiction
- Short Experimental
- Short Documentary film
- Short Animation
- Short Terror
- Short Social
10.- Selection of works
Registration fees are per movie and are non-refundable. The Festival reserves the right to disqualify a presentation, without reimbursement of any kind, if the eligibility requirements are not met including if the eligibility status changes after the presentation.
11.- Curatorship
All registered films are subject to a curation process to determine the official selection
12.- Official Selection
Decisions are made by a committee of film industry professionals. It is Festival policy not to provide comments about why a film was not selected.
13.- Notification
March 15 - 2020
14.- Notification way
By email. For the festival website
15.- Projection
The Festival is open to the public. Accredited national and international press, as well as buyers and distributors of film and television.
The official selection will be projected in the dates of the festival
16.- Prizes
Feature films qualify for the following awards:
BEST FICTION FEATURE
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
BEST EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE
The short films qualify for the following awards:
BEST FICTION SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
BEST TERROR SHORT
BEST ANIMATIONSHORT
17.- Final Clauses
The presentation of a film represents to be in accordance with the norms established in this document.

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • The communication was amazing and to be official selection in Ecuador means a lot to us (How to Be a Writer, feature film).
    Keep up the great work. You guys are amazing!

    April 2019
  • Fabrizio Galatea

    very good festival, high quality!!!

    April 2019
  • Thanks for the best feature award from THE DEVOTED team! Good festival, very good communication!

    March 2019
  • Good festival, very good communication.

    March 2019

  • Great festival, very good programming, and communication!.

    May 2018