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AUTHOR'S INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL / FESTIVAL INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE AUTOR (FIC AUTOR)

From Nov. 10, 2017 until Nov. 17, 2017

Regulations

1- We only accept completed films. (No rough cuts) Made from 2015 until now.
2- Films can be already accepted or submitted to any other festivals.
3- Filmmaker must own all rights to their film and/or have secured rights.
4- Competition is open to México and International entries. We accept films from everywhere in the world!
5- The feature films must have a duration over 60 minutes.
6- The short films must have a duration under 50 minutes.
7- ALL FILMS (Feature and shorts) MUST HAVE ENGLISH OR SPANISH SUBTITLES.
8- We only accept entries via Reelport. We don't accept hard copies.
9- If your film is accepted in the program, we will need a DCP or a BLURAY copy of your film for the exhibition with Spanish subtitles. If you don't have Spanish subtitles we can make them for you for a small fee.
10- The decision of the Jury is FINAL and can't be appealed.
11- Required Legal Stuff: The filmmaker releases the festival (FIC AUTOR) from any and all liability for damages or destruction of the entered DCP or BLURAY copy. The Filmmaker understands that the entered DCP or BLURAY will be retained in a secure facility by the festival, and every effort will be taken to protect and control the viewing of this production. The festival assumes no liability whatsoever for theft, copyright violations or piracy of the entry.
12- The Film Festival (FIC AUTOR) reserves the complete right to make changes in the program dates and times and to possibly not screen the film, despite its being selected for screening.
13- If the Award Winner can’t pick up his or her prize in person, they must pay for shipping and custom fees.

CINEMINUTO - 1 Minute short film

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Mexican short Films

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Short Films - Fiction, Documentary, Animated, Experimental.

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Mexican Feature Films

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

Feature Films - Fiction, Documentary, Experimental, First time filmmakers, Low budget under 250k USD.

Currently, there is no open submission period for this competition.

About

This Festival was founded in 2016

The FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival) is interested in unique and artistic films that exceed the limits of traditional storytelling. We look for Feature and Short Films that reflect the director's personal creative vision, and a style that is distinct enough to shine through the collective process.

We don't care if your films have recognized stars or unknown names; we are against the politics and bureaucracy that floods the film industry. We want to be recognized as an objective festival. We don't want to build our reputation based on how many superstars are in attendance; what we want is the truly best world cinema in our theaters!

The first edition of the FIC AUTOR will take place from November 10 to 18, 2017 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. We will present the very best films from around the world, and workshops for filmmakers and students who want to perfect their craft. FIC AUTOR will strive to be one of the most important cultural events in the city. We aspire to become an international spotlight for new directors, while building one of top 50 film festivals in the world.

-Every film will get a FREE REVIEW.
-The selected Authors will receive the OFFICIAL SELECTION LAURELS to post on their sites.
-ALL SELECTED FILMS WILL BE SCREENED AT THE FESTIVAL.
-And the 13 winning Authors will receive the WINNER LAUREL to post on their site, plus FIC AUTOR trophy or rings and sponsor's prizes.
-WINNERS will be announced until the award ceremony that will take place in the CINEFORO the Saturday 18 November, 2017. The Cineforo is one of the biggest cinema theaters in the city with 440 seats, and is the most prestigious.

Our trophies are 100% made from silver and semi-precious stones! As independent filmmakers we know the things we love and hate about film festivals, so we want to avoid all the negative things we have found the in past years, such as exorbitant, unnecessary fees, teenage judges and other "judges" that don't even watch the whole film or don't write a review, and of course.. trophies you would rather hide in the closet.

CATEGORIES:

Feature Films Categories:
-Fictional Feature Films.
-Documentary Feature Films.
-Experimental Feature Films.
-First-Time Filmmaker.
-Low Budget Feature Films Under 250K USD.
-Mexican Feature Films.

Medium Length Category:
-Medium Length Films.

Short Films Categories:
-Fictional Short Films.
-Documentary Short Films.
-Experimental Short Films.
-Animated Short Films.
-Mexican Short Films.
-Cineminuto 1 minute Short Films.

Awards & Prizes

ONE FILM CAN BE AWARDED IN SEVERAL CATEGORIES IF IT APPLIES.

AWARDS:

Best Author's film! (The best of the best - Worth $2,000 dollars)
Winner will receive The Author's FICAT Trophy made of silver and semi-precious stones + Sponsor Prizes! (This tropphy could be won by any film, fictional, documentary, experimental, animated, feature or short.)

1- Best Fictional Feature Film.
Winner will receive The Author's FICAT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones + Representation to distribute the film in Mexico.

2- Best Documentary Feature Film.
Winner will receive The Author's DOCAT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones + Representation to distribute the film in Mexico.

3- Best Experimental Feature Film.
Winner will receive The Author's EXPERIMENCAT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones + Representation to distribute the film in Mexico.

4- Best First-Time Filmmaker.
Winner will receive the Author's VIRGINICAT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones + Representation to distribute the film in Mexico.

5- Best Low Budget Feature Film Under 250k USD.
Winner will receive the Author's ALLEY-CAT Ring made of silver, copper and semi-precious stones + Representation to distribute the film in Mexico.

6- Best Feature Film made in México.
Winner will receive the Author's MEXI-CAT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones + Representation to distribute the film in Mexico.

7- Best Author's Fictional Short Film.
Winner will receive the Author's FICAT SHORT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones .

8- Best Documentary Short Film.
Winner will receive the Author's DOCAT SHORT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones.

9- Best Experimental Short Film.
Winner will receive the Author's EXPERIMENCAT SHORT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones.

10- Best Animated Short Film.
Winner will receive the Author's ANICAT SHORT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones.

11- Best Short Film made in México.
Winner will receive the Author's MEXI-CAT SHORT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones.

12- Best Cineminuto – a 1-minute Short Film.
Winner will receive the Author's CLOCK Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones.

13- Best Medium Length Film
Winner will receive the Author's HALF-CAT Ring made of silver and semi-precious stones.

SPONSORS PRIZES:

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ALL Winners will receive a complimentary a 1 year iPitch.tv Membership Subscription.
ALL Nominated Films will receive a 3 month iPitch.tv Membership Subscription.


2) InkTip: Where producers go for scripts and writers.

The best Feature film, the best Medium Length film, and the best Short film, will receive an InkTip Script Listing to promote themselves and their scripts to InkTip’s entire network of producers, managers, and agents.

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Address

FIC AUTOR
Av. Juárez 976
44100 Guadalajara
Mexico