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Mérida Film Festival

From Jan. 26, 2017 until Jan. 29, 2017

Regulations

3rd Mérida Film Festival, Yucatan, Mexico

The Mérida Film Festival, FECIME, is a festival of world cinema, in which a varied national and international filmography is given. The festival hosts four days for independent filmmakers who come to present their selected films to the public, which includes sponsors and distributors who assist in selecting projects. In this third edition we hope to keep the public that we have achieved in previous editions. The FECIME will be held from January 26 to 29, 2017, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.

DATE OF THE EVENT
The 3rd Mérida Film Festival (FECIME) will be held from January 26 to 29, 2017, in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE FESTIVAL
A) - Inscriptions to FECIME are open for feature films and short films of fiction, animation, documentary and experimental, national and international.
B) - The short films must have a maximum duration of 45 minutes. A longer extension will be considered Feature Film (greater than 46 minutes).
C) - The submitted works must have date of production after the 1 of January of 2014.
D) - In case the language of speech is not Spanish, it must be subtitled in Spanish or English.
E) - Any natural or legal person of any nationality can participate.
F) - In the case of an individual, he must have reached the age of 18 on the date of dispatch.
G) - The number of short films that each filmmaker can submit to FECIME is unlimited.
H) - All themes and cinematographic genres are accepted.
I) - Movies can be presented in any of the following container formats: MPEG-2, MPEG-4, FLV, AVI, WMV, MOV or 3GP.
J) - The film may not have been inscribed in previous editions of the festival.
K) - Once the film is registered, it can not be withdrawn from the Festival's programming.
L) - Participants accept both the exhibition at the Festival and the reproduction or diffusion of fragments of their works for informative or promotional purposes related to the festival.

TO SEE THE FILM
To participate send the download link of your short to the online platform REELPORT; FECIME must receive the confirmation of participation through this platform, which includes a link (from vimeo, youtube or other). In case of not being public, you must indicate the password. The filmmaker must keep the password for the duration of the festival.

SECTIONS
The competitive sections are as follows:
A- Feature film competition:
-Fiction
-Experimental
-Documentary film
-Animation
B- Competition of short films:
-Fiction
-Experimental
-Documentary film
-Animation

DEADLINES
Advance: December 30, 2016
Standard: January 19, 2017

OFFICIAL SELECTION
The organization will make an OFFICIAL SELECTION that will be made public through social networks as of January 24, 2017. Likewise, the representatives of the films will be notified by email.

JURY
The jury will be composed of prominent representatives of Latin American cinematography.
The jury and / or organization reserve the right to modify the rules or declare the festival or any category deserted if it deems fit.
The jury will evaluate the films of the Official Selection to choose the winners.
The decisions of the Selection Committee shall be final.
The jury may propose prizes or mentions of honor. In this regard, the organization will decide on the jury proposal.

AWARDS
A- Feature film competition:
-Fiction (500 Dollars and statuette FECIME)
-Documental ($ 500 and statuette FECIME)
-Animation ($ 500 and statuette FECIME)
B- Competition of short films:
-Fiction (300 dollars and statuette FECIME)
-Documental ($ 300 and statuette FECIME)
-Animation ($ 300 and statuette FECIME)
C.- Individual categories:
-Address
-Script
-Actor
-Actress
-Photograph
-Art
-Sound

ACCEPTANCE OF THE BASES
All participants, due to the fact of presenting themselves, fully accept these bases of participation, as well as the resolutions adopted by the organizing committee on any aspect thereof.
These participation bases may be supplemented or modified, prior to the start date of the Festival, with as many other annexes as the Organization deems appropriate.
The interpretation of these will be exclusively the responsibility of the Festival Management.

FOR CONTACT
FECIME- Mérida Film Festival
Information, leave your message in the mail:
Fecime96@gmail.com
Ana García.- Tel .: (+52) 999 942 0000

Feature film

Standard deadline: Feb. 24, 2017 for 15.00 €

Short Films

Standard deadline: Feb. 24, 2017 for 10.00 €

About

This Festival was founded in 2014

The Mérida Film Festival, FECIME, is a festival of world cinema, in which a varied national and international filmography is given. The festival hosts four days for independent filmmakers who come to present their selected films to the public, which includes sponsors and distributors who assist in selecting projects. In this third edition we hope to keep the public that we have achieved in previous editions. The FECIME will be held from January 26 to 29, 2017, in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.