The Medellín International Film Festival (FestMedallo) will celebrate its 8th Edition from February 25 to 27, 2023 in Medellín, Colombia. This festival has as mission to be a space for the projection and diffusion of films from all over the world; and is a platform for sponsors of the global film industry to select projects and directors to finance them.

a- International Competition for Feature Films:
b- International Short Film Competition:
-Public Prize for Best Short Film
-Best video clip
c.- Individual categories:

1.- The submissions to the FestMedallo are open for feature films and short films of fiction, animation and documentary, national and international.
2.- The films can be of any subject.
3.- The filmmaker can enter as many films as he wants.
4.- The length of short films is less than 40 minutes; for feature films it will be over 41 minutes.
5.- Productions have to be presented in the original language, but with subtitles in Spanish or English if that is not the language of the film.
6.- The FestMedallo will be held from February 25 to 27, 2023.
7.- FestMedallo declines any responsibility regarding the infringement of images, people and audio that are in the film without proper authorization.
8.- Movies that attack any group, show discriminatory material and / or violate the dignity of the people will not be accepted.
9.- The works presented must be original, own of the author or authors that present them.
10.- Participants accept both the exhibition at FestMedallo and the reproduction and / or dissemination of fragments of their works for informative purposes and / or promotion related to the festival.
11.- The Representatives of the films that are OFFICIAL SELECTION accept that, after the celebration of the FestMedallo, the trailers or fragments of their works can be exhibited in the channels of diffusion of the organization, that is, page and social networks of the Festival, for informative and / or promotion purposes related to the festival.
12.- The inscriptions must be sent by means of ONLINE procedure in the allied page Film Freeway. The festival must receive the confirmation of participation through this platform, which includes an online link. The participant must ensure that the password does not change until the Festival ends. No registration other than ONLINE will be accepted through this platform.
The organization of the FestMedallo will make an OFFICIAL SELECTION that will be made public through social networks from February 15, 2023. The representatives of the films will also be notified by email.
After the film is OFFICIAL SELECTION can not be removed from the Festival's programming.

The jury will be composed of prominent representatives of Colombian and Latin American cinematography.
The jury and / or organization reserve the right to modify the rules or declare the festival or any category declared deserted if it deems fit.
The jury will evaluate the films of the Official Selection and will award a score in different sections, from the script, direction, photography, interpretation, etc.
Taking part in the contest presupposes acceptance of these rules.

The organization reserves the right to modify one or more points of these bases as well as their interpretation in case of doubt.
Any issue not foreseen in the bases will be solved by the organization of the festival.

Overall Rating
  • Excelente que existan estos espacios para realizadores en formación.

    March 2022
  • Martin AgRam

    Gracias por la selección oficial y el premio especial para nuestro film Un camino para Tomás (A way for Tomás). Para el equipo de actores y técnico particpante es un logro importante.
    Punto 8 Audiovisual.

    February 2021
  • The script of our film "Death Offers Life - last moments of Vincent Van Gogh" got official selection which is a great encouragement for me and our team.

    February 2021
  • veronique ballot

    I am very happy that my film "The Second Meeting was selected in this prestigious festival, a pity that the broadcast was face-to-face and in this period of pandemic many directors were unable to come.

    February 2021
  • Buen festival, muy atentos. Gracias por la premiación.

    February 2021