The Valle film fest is a celebration of independent film for the local community, visitors and filmmakers of all around the world.

Our mission is to foster independent film through film screenings, workshops, networking events, panels and educational projects in an authentic forest-lake environment.

Valle de Bravo is located approximately 70 miles west of Mexico City. Certainly one of the most beautiful and exclusive destinations in the country.

The Avandaro - Valle de Bravo International Film Festival - during its first edition, will offer complimentary accommodation and food for two members of the production from each selected film.

Best of Fest awards are given in each of the 8 categories. In addition, other awards are given on the feature film category:

Best direction
Best actor
Best actress
Best screenplay
Best cinematography

If your film is selected for the Valle Film Fest, you agree that we may additionally screen your film in one or more of our educational activities or future annual fundraising events. Please inform the Festival in writing if you do not wish to be included in any other events.

NO press materials will be accepted until films have been announced.

Films must be completed after January 1, 2018. Films made before that date will not be considered for the 2019 festival.

If your film is accepted, you will receive a notification email from the Valle film festival. Your acceptance will be conditional on meeting promotional/press kit, informational, and exhibition copy requirements and specifications. Selected filmmakers will receive requirements in their acceptance email. NOTE: If exhibition films are not submitted in the required format, the festival reserves the right to convert it to an approved format.

Valle film fest reserves the right to use any additional clip or clips from accepted entries, up to three minutes in length, for publicity purposes.

Filmmakers of accepted productions will provide a physical and digital copy of their film for permanent retention by the Valle Film Fest.

Submitting constitutes full acceptance of the Valle film fest rules.

J. Julián Vázquez
Programming Director

Overall Rating
  • Cautiva y Desarmada

    Thanks very much for inviting our film for the first edition of Valle Film Fest!
    The communication was great and we regret that we couldn't be there in person to join the screening.

    April 2019
  • Amazing film festival! The incredible town of Valle de Bravo, Mexico, really did a tremendous job hosting international filmmakers for a truly exciting once-in-a-lifetime film festival. We feel very honored to be a part of this film festival. Thank you Valle Film Fest!

    April 2019
  • Valle Film Fest was amazing!, great comunication, great movies!
    its a great place to visit, all the team was fantastic!.
    thank you so much !

    April 2019
  • Jorge Malpica

    Julian and all his team @vallefilmfest did a great job on its first appereance. Venues are great, atmosphere too, really good work and Valle is an extraordinary place to visit!

    April 2019
  • Alas, I wasn't able to attend the festival. My film, FOREIGN was a part of this event and all communication with the organizers was easy, professional and thorough. I wish them the best as they continue!

    April 2019