2017 CALL FOR WORKS

MACABRO FICH invites you to submit your Long Feature and Short Horror Films (fiction, documentary, animation, experimental, etc.) for the XVI edition of Mexico City’s International Horror Film Festival.

Please read this guideline before sending materials or submission files. We’ll be glad to answer or give you more information NOT INCLUDED in this Call for Works. You can contact us at  programacion@macabro.mx or contacto@macabro.mx

 

1. GUIDELINES

1.1 No age or nationality limit.

1.2 Each participant can submit as many works as desired.

1.3 Each work will be considered mainly to be included in the COMPETITION sections: Long International Feature, International Short Film and Mexican Short Film. Works not selected for competition could be chosen to be screened in another section.

1.4 We don’t charge submission fee and we don’t pay rental fee for Films in Competition.

1.5 There are no restrictions for the production format.

1.6 Macabro FICH will accept works from 2014 to date for the Competition Sections

1.7 Macabro FICH accept Mexican Works in the Competition Section that had been screened on National Fantastic or Horror Film Festivals before the 2017 edition.

1.8. Macabro FICH won’t accept for Competition Sections MEXICAN or INTERNATIONAL Long Feature Films that had been screened in Mexico City or with commercial exhibitions previous to Macabro’s 2017 edition. These Works could be eligible to be screened in a different section as part of the Exhibition.
 

2. SUBMISSIONS

2.1 Submissions will be received from the release date of this Call for Works

  • You can send your screener through the following:
  1. a) FilmFreeway submission via: https://filmfreeway.com/festival/Macabro
  1. b) Online submission:
  • All submission material (stills, submission form, screener file, technical info, etc.) must be sent in a zip file to the email address: programacion@macabro.mx
  • If you send your screener online, please include link and password in the submission form.
  1. c) Airmail submission. Package must include:

– 2 DVD copies previously tested, the Festival will not consider your work and will not ask for another copy if it is not in good shape. Please take notice that no DVD copies will be returned.

– Submission form with all the information requested. Download here.

– Stills and photographs (300dpi), as well as technical info and synopsis of the film for its publication in Macabro’s official catalogue and website. Please don’t send big packages with lots of press info, posters, postcards or production info. If your film is selected we will ask for them.

Packages must be send via airmail to the following address:

MACABRO FICH

P.O. Box 77-A

CENTRO CÍVICO, CD. SATÉLITE

NAUCALPAN, EDO. DE MEX. 53100

Important: Courier Agencies (DHL, FEDEX, UPS etc.) don’t deliver packages to P.O. boxes, don’t waste your time and money. Please send your films via airmail.

2.3. Authors are fully responsible for the rights of their works.

2.4 Submission Deadline for Macabro Film Festival 16th Edition: April 28th, 2017.

 

3. FILM SELECTION

3.1 Films could be selected for COMPETITION or EXHIBITION according to the Festival Organization. This decision is unappelable.

3.2 The Festival Organization will let the participants know the dates and schedule of the Films. The organization will notify via e-mail of any exhibition of the Long Feature Films in alternative venues or showcase after the main event.

3.3 The screening of the films will be in 35mm, DCP, DVD and Blu-Ray formats.

3.4 Films that are spoken in a different language than Spanish will be screened with Spanish/English Subtitles.

3.5 Works selected for the official competition, must be sent in 35mm, DVD or Blu-Ray in dates and formats previously agreed with the Festival Organization. 35mm prints should have a label with the return address. Once the Festival ends, prints will be returned in a period no longer than seven days.

3.6 Winners of the competition could be screened for Festival Sponsors and Allies.

3.7 Macabro FICH has screenings all year around in cities within Mexico and other countries. If you agree for your film to be a part of this project, please let us know in the submission form.

3.8 The Festival could invite films for the Competition Section. The request of a screener is not considered an invitation.

3.9 The considered length for a long feature will be from 60 to 120 minutes.

3.10 The considered length for a short film will be from 1 to 29 minutes, credits included.

3.11 Medium-length films will be consider from 30 to 59 minutes. Selection and programming will be decided by the Organization.

 

4. FILMS EXHIBITION AND SHIPMENT

4.1 Films selection will be limited.

4.2 In case the Film submitted is a Work in progress, you must notify the release date of the Final Work, if not, the Festival Organization can declare it out of Competition. Screenings of a “work in progress” will be decided by the Festival Organization.

4.3 Macabro FICH will contact directly each filmmaker to notify the FILM SELECTION and the terms of participation.

4.4. If your film is not selected and you request a technical written verdict, it will have a fee of $100.00 USD.

 

5. JURY

5.1 The Official Jury will be composed by national and international Horror Filmmakers and Specialists and will be fully responsible of the selection of the Awards. MACABRO FICH will release the names of the juror during its press conference in August, 2017.

5.2 Decisions of the Jury will be definitive and could declare empty any of the categories.
6.- GUIDELINES ACCEPTANCE

6.1 Festival Organization will solve any doubt or controversies. The final decision will be unappealable.

6.2 Festival Organization could show fragments of films from the Official Selection for promotional purposes (website, youtube, social networks, TV).

6.3 Submission imply conditions acceptance.

 

7. AWARDS

Macabro: Mexico City lnternational Horror Film Festival establish the next awards:

7.1 Macabro for International Horror Long Feature Film –  Macabro  Red Figure

7.2 Macabro Sapphire Award for Latin American Horror Long Feature Film – Macabro Blue Figure

7.3 Macabro Silver Award for Best Long Feature Film Director – Macabro Silver Figure

7.4 Macabro Jade Award for Best Mexican Short Film – Macabro Green Figure

7.5 Macabro Onix Award for Best international Short Film – Macabro Black Figure

7.6 Macabro Ghost Award for Best Picture selected by the Macabro Audience – Macabro White Figure

7.7 Special mentions in different categories – Diplomas

Macabro will announce financial or sponsored awards for each competition.

 

8. ABOUT MACABRO

Macabro FICH is produced by the nonprofit Organization Arte Audiovisual Alternativo, A.C. that owns copyrights for Macabro FICH, Macabro logo and Macabro Film Festival. Any and all use without permission is forbidden.

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MACABRO: MEXICO CITY INTERNATIONAL HORROR FILM FESTIVAL

17-27th August 2017 – 16th edition | Macabro XVI