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

The scripts qualify for the following awards:
SCRIPT FOR SHORT FILM
SCRIPT FOR FEATURE FILM

1.- Festival dates
March 19, 20, 21, 22 - 2022
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, 2019.
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, 2022. You must register through our allies.
6.- Deadlines and Submission Fees:
Start: June 29. Feature films: $ 11; Short films: $ 10
First: July 27. Feature films: $ 11; Short films: $ 10
Second: August 24. Feature films: $ 12; Short films: $ 11
Third: September 24. Feature films: $ 13; Short films: $ 11
Fourth: October 24. Feature films: $ 14; Short films: $ 12
Normal: November 24. Feature films: $ 15; Short films: $ 13
Regular: December 23. Feature films: $ 16; Short films: $ 14
A little late: January 24 - 2020.Feature films: $ 17; Short Films: $ 15
Final: February 13- 2021. Feature films: $ 18; Short films: $ 16
Extended: March 7 – 2022. 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:
- LatinAmerican Short
- Short Fiction
- Short Experimental
- Short Documentary film
- Short Animation
- Short Terror
- Short Social
C- Script Competition:
Script for short film (<40 pages)
Script for feature film (>40 pages)
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 12 - 2022
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 LATINAMERICAN SHORT
BEST FICTION SHORT
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
BEST EXPERIMENTAL SHORT
BEST TERROR SHORT
BEST ANIMATION SHORT
BEST SOCIAL SHORT
The scripts qualify for the following awards:
SCRIPT FOR SHORT FILM
SCRIPT FOR FEATURE FILM
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
  • ALTA CALIFORNIA is the Award Winner! Seems my screenplay about the demise of the indigenous peoples of California is attracting a lot of attention, both nationally and internationally Thank you, San Antonio.

    March 2021
  • Thank you to the San Antonio Independent Film Festival for selecting my film "Doblez" to the Latinamerican Selection! You all did a great work during 2021! Its was very easy and fun to showcase the festival to the public during the this surreal times, hope someday I can go attend in person! Great experience! Thanks!

    April 2021
  • OPERA TOTALE

    thank you friends! We are honored to have won at your beautiful festival!

    April 2021
  • Simone Bennett

    Really nice festival, good communication.
    Thank you for showing my film

    March 2021
  • Thank you for holding such a great film festival. Thanks to the jury and team members. We hope you all the best for your film festival.

    March 2021