When is the Announcement Date of the next Awards?
June 1, 2013
What are the categories of films accepted?
The Mexico International Film Festival and Awards accepts films and screenplays in
all genres, lengths and categories.
What is the deadline?
Early Deadline - August 20, 2013
Regular Deadline - November 20, 2013
Late Deadlines - January 20, 2014
Extended Deadline - March 31, 2014
What are the fees?
Early Bird - Short: $30 / Feature: $35
Regular Deadline - Short: $35 / Feature: $40
Late Deadline - Short: $40 / Feature: $45
Extended Deadline - Short: $50 / Feature: $55
Is there a student fee?
Yes, students may subtract $10 from their entry fee.
Please include a copy of your student ID.
How long is a short film?
Films under 40 minutes are considered short films.
How long is a feature film?
Films over 40 minutes are considered feature films.
Should I send a press kit?
To whose attention do I send my film?
Mexico International Film Festival and Awards
Attn: Film Entries
20058 Ventura Blvd, Suite 123
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Can I still submit if my film has distribution or has aired on television?
Will my submission be returned?
Submissions will not be returned.
When will I find out if my film or screenplay has won an award?
We notify all filmmakers and screenwriters a day or 2 prior to the public awards announcement.
What are the sections of the festival where my film might be accepted?
American Independents Competition
World Cinema Competition
Short Film Competition
Best of Mexico
Student Filmmakers Competition
Music Video Competition
Children's Film Competition
Experimental Film Competition
Television Pilot Competition
Are there awards?
Yes. The prestigious Golden Palm awards will be presented to the best
film in each of the main competitive categories along with Special Jury
Prizes and the Award for the Best First-Time Filmmaker. Please visit
the Awards page for more information.
How am I eligible for the Best of Mexico section?
A film is eligible for our Best of Mexico section if the filmmaker currently
lives in Mexico, was born in the country, or if the film was primarily
shot in the country. Your film will automatically be considered for all of the
festival's sections, though.
What are the acceptable preview formats for submission purposes?
For the submission process, we can screen DVDs, BluRay, digital media files such as QuickTime, and external URLs such as YouTube or Vimeo.
Is there an age requirement to submit?
No. Filmmakers of any age can submit a film, unless otherwise prohibited by law in their respective state or country.
Can I get confirmation that you received my submission?
Yes, please send a self-addressed stamped postcard with your submission.
What additional information do I need to provide for submission as a student filmmaker?
Please include a photocopy of your school ID.
Do you accept both DVD+R and DVD-R discs?
Yes, but please check the discs on your home player before sending.
Are there screenings?
No, we are now an online awards event. There are no physical screenings.
If my film is not chosen, may I speak with a programmer for notes or feedback?
Unfortunately due to time constraints and the large number of submissions,
we are unable to give individual feedback.l.
If I still have a question here that isn't covered who do I contact?