FICCI‘s 56th edition, which will be held next March 2nd – 7th 2016, has opened its call for its official competitive sections. Submissions will be accepted until December 13th, 2015. The festival will grant over 100 million pesos in prizes.
FICCI’s competitive sections have become the region’s main display window for Latin American cinema. Important titles from this continent have been
screened at FICCI before becoming successful films that transcended borders and been awarded at festivala ll over the world : Jayro Bustamante’s
(Guatemala); Maite Alberdi’s
(Chile); Miguel Gomez’
(Portugal); Santiago Mitre’s
(Argentina); Pablo Larrain’s
“Post Mortem” (Chile) and Adrian Biniez’
(Uruguay) are just a few.
In recent years FICCI has become a fundamental platform for Colombian cinema. It’s the best launching pad for Colombian films seeking international
projection. Jose Luis Rugeles’
“Alias Maria,” Carlos Cesar Arbelaez’
“Los Colores de la Montaña,” Jhonny Hendrix Hinestrosa’s
“Choco,” Andy Baiz’
“Roa” and Chus Gutiérrez’
“Ciudad Delirio,” have all had their first showcase in each of the last five editions of this festival. These titles have been an example of successful Colombianl film
careers that have begun at FICCI.
Cartagena’s International Film Festival is one of the few events in the region that is an Academy Award qualifying festival for short films, which allows this festival to also have excellence programming in this section. Filmmakers interested in submitting their work can do so through the festival official site www.festhome.com, where all competition requirements for each of the festival’s sections can be found.