Looking for Masterpieces!!!
Organized by the Fundación de los 500 Años de la Vera Cruz, A.C.
Dedicated to extremely independent films made with very little or no budget and without strong support.
The FMCINEV has gathered films from the 5 continents, never been screened in the American Continent.
It is a unique event of its kind on a continental level with an exclusive programming that no other film festival in the Americas has.
10th FMCINEV 2023 will take place in Veracruz and on-line from November 24th to November 29th.

- Full-length Fiction Films. Run time: over 60 minutes.
- Full-length Documentary Films. Run time: over 60 minutes.
- Fiction Short-films. Run time: not over 15 minutes.
- Documentary Short-films. Run time: not over 15 minutes.
- Animation Short-films. Run time: not over 15 minutes.
- Experimental Short-films. Run time: not over 15 minutes.
- SPECIAL AWARD “MARCEL SISNIEGA” The Direction of the FMCINEV will award a feature film and a short film the Special Prize "Marcel Sisniega" to films that show love and passion for film-making, in honor of this excellent Mexican filmmaker and great chess master.

Films must be quite independent films shot in any format.
Once selected, the film can not be withdrawn.
Submitting your film, you accept and authorize to the Veracruz World Film Festival to upload to a platform like Vimeo or Odysee or other similar and share it during the event.
Any participant film should have their first exhibition between 2021 and 2023.
It’s essential that the film is at least Premiere in the Gulf of Mexico area.
Selected films that are not spoken in Spanish should be subtitled in Spanish.
Screening format must be Full HD or Ultra HD.
All selected films give the FMCINEV the right to use photographs, video, images and sounds from the films for promotional purposes.
The Official Selection is done professionally by the Sellection Comitee of the FMCINEV, reserving the possibility of inviting certain movies.
FMCINEV will not pay for the rent of the works submitted for exhibition.
FMCINEV Direction will select the members of the Jury, integrated by national and international personalities of re-known fields of cinematography, arts and culture. The members of the Jury shall not be involved in the production of any of the films in competition. The decisions of the judges are unappealable.

Overall Rating
  • thanks for include an experimental section!!

    December 2023
  • Estupendo festival y magnífica comunicación. Un honor haber sido selección en su programación.

    December 2023
  • Johnny Olán

    Todo muy bien con el festival, les deseo mucho éxito siempre!

    January 2023
  • Fue una grata experiencia. Los resultados fueron dados a tiempo. Muchas gracias

    January 2023
  • Saara Lamberg

    Thank you director and jury for a very well organised festival, the great communication; and it was an absolute honour to win Best Film: Westermarck Effect, Best Director: Saara Lamberg and Best Actor: Jayden Denke. ¡Muchas gracias!

    January 2023