NOX FILM FEST
Salto International Fantasy Film Fest

The NOX FILM FEST is a fun cinematic experience that takes place during the South American summer.

The festival will accept genre films: Terror, Horror, Fantasy, Sci-Fi and subgenres.

It's an open-air festival with free admission and that receives thousands of young people and families every year who enjoy their activities.

The 10th festival's edition will take place from 16th to 18th January 2025.

The Festival offer fun and attractive parallel activities like: Theater and music live, master class, books, special guests and workshops.

Nox Film Fest is also an international competition that awards prizes to:

Best International Feature Film
Best Iberoamerican Feature Film
Best Half Lenght Films
Best Short Film (different sections)
Films made by women
Special Awards for direction, acting and screenplay.

The NOX FILM FEST Uruguayan International Horror and Fantasy Film Fest, call to producers and filmmakers from all over the world, to submit films (feature and short films) to participate in the 8th. Festival Edition, which will take place from 16th to 18th January 2025, on City of Salto, Uruguay.

Rules and Terms

1. The Festival is an International Competition that includes awards for best internacional feature films and best short films in different sections.

2. The categories to participate are:
Best International Feature Film
Best Iberoamerican Feature Film
Best Half Lenght Films
Best Short Film (different sections)
Films made by women
Special Awards for direction, acting and screenplay.

3. The inscribed films must belong to the genres of Terror, Fantasy and subgenres.

4. Submitted films must have been produced between January 2023 and October 2024.

5. The maximum feature films run time will be 110 minutes
The maximum short films run time in any format will be 15 minutes
The maximum half lenght films run time will be 20 - 50 minutes

6. Films that have been presented in previous calls will not be accepted.

7. The Festival will give preference to films that have NOT been shown previously in Uruguayan territory.

8. Movies that have been shown at any other international festival may participate.

9. There is no submit limit of films by producer company or filmmaker.

10. The films sent can be presented in any language but if they are selected, they must be subtitled in spanish, to include a burning spanish captions copy or including like attached a spanish subtitle file .srt

11. The screening final copy must be sent in a digital format (HD, Code H.264 .mov or MP4)

12. The Official Selection will be announced on December 20, 2024 through the festival's social networks and its official website www.noxfimfest.com

13. The final decision of the Selection Committee will be unappealable.

14. Films included in the Official Selection may NOT BE WITHDRAWN from the Official Competition.

15. Once the film is part of the Official Selection, the producers authorize to the festival, the screening and comunication all materials of the films in the main event and the later samples of the Festival.

16. Participation in the Festival implies full acceptance of these regulations.

17. Any question or dispute that arises during the Festival, not contemplated in these regulations, will be settled by the organization of the event in accordance with international regulations.

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  • A really active genre festival that knows how to put together a programme! We had our client VILLAIN screen in 2024.

    March 2024
  • Una gran experiencia ser parte de Nox que es un Festival con una identidad latina con una propuesta fresca y amigable con todos, cubriendo este territorio con muy buen cine!!!

    January 2024
  • The NOX FILM FEST was awesome!! We couldn't attend but the daily social media posts made us feel as if we were there! Incredible films and fantastic filmmakers! We are honored that our micro-short film VORTEX OF THE VAMPIRE was selected to screen at the festival!!

    January 2024
  • Jose Luis Anaya

    Me honró mucho haber formado parte de la experiencia que fue NOX Film Fest 2023 con mi cortometraje "12:44 am", y espero que el público en Salto, en Uruguay haya disfrutado, en su Premiere Sudamericana. era mi sueño entrar a NOX, gracias por hacerme cumplir este sueño. Son un GRAN FESTIVAL, y la comunicación fue excelente!! Larga vida a NOX!

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Hola José Luis, los agradecidos somos nosotros. Nuestro público es el mejor de los curadores que podemos tener. Si ellos disfrutan, el festival puede seguir existiendo y directores como tú siempre tendrán una ventana en Uruguay. Gracias!

  • Thanks for screening my short film Amy & I. It was great to be part of the festival and winning Best screenplay Short Film.

    January 2023
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    Response from festival:

    Amy & I always was the favorite of the programmer's team. Thanks to you and congrats for the award.