The international film festival for children and teens MI PRIMER FESTIVAL invites you to participate in its 7th edition that will take place from July 19 to 25, 2021 in virtual mode, thanks to different cultural digital platforms and spaces.

MI PRIMER FESTIVAL aims to create a space for the exhibition of national and international cinema and audiovisuals, framing our content around the Human Rights of children and teenagers established in the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in the General Law of the Rights of Child and Teenage, which recognizes them as holders of their rights: https://www.cndh.org.mx/niñas-niños/derechos-humanos-de-ninas-y-ninos.

The social context has shown us that the relation with new media and alternative forms of learning, help to develop the capacities of children and teens in an integral way. MI PRIMER FESTIVAL through audiovisual and new media promotes reflection on the various rights of children and adolescents from the imagination and education, forming future creative, flexible and safe citizens.

 

CATEGORIES

This year the festival will have the following categories:

 

FEATURE FIlMS COMPETITION:

  1. Feature films:  Longer than 60 minutes.
    Those fiction or documentary films in live action and also those animated films made in stop motion, cut out, claymation, pixilation, go motion, rotoscopy, digital animation, time lapse and other derived techniques. These feature films must be for children and / or teenangers between 0 and 16 years old. Filmmakers without age limit can participate.

 

SHORT FORM COMPETITIONS:

  1. International Short Films:  Between 1 and 20 minutes long.
    Those fiction, animation, documentary or mixed media short films made outside the Latin American region. The short films must be aimed for a child audience between 0 and 16 years old.

  2. Latin American Short Films: Between 1 and 20 minutes long.
    Those fiction, animation, documentary or mixed media short films made outside the Latin American region. The short films must be aimed for a child audience between 0 and 16 years old.

  3. Little Filmmakers: Between 1 and 20 minutes long.
    Those fiction, animation, documentary or mixed media short films made by boys, girls and teens up to 16 years. 

  4. Series: Between 0 and 30 minutes long.
    Those TV and / or Web series for a child and youth audience between 0 to 16 years old compete.

 

BASES

 

  1. Any natural and / or legal person can participate, individually or collectively and with no age limit, with the exception of the "Little filmmakers" categorie.

  2. The inscriptions of the projects will be presented for viewing in online or “screener” format through a YouTube, Vimeo, or Google drive link. It is mandatory to present this link online for registration. We will not accept applications through digital files for download such as Wetransfer or other similar ones. In the case of TV / Web series registrations, must send the chapter one screener .

  3. The year of production of the films must be from 2018 onwards and be aimed exclusively at a child and / or teen audience.

  4. Audiovisual works must be presented in Spanish or in the original language with Spanish subtitles. The works that are not subtitled will be eliminated. Separate subtitle files will not be accepted, the applicant must be in charge of sending the feature film or short film with subtitles.

  5. Each participant may send a maximum of 3 audiovisual works, but it is an essential requirement to fill out an entry for each work.

  6. Only the owner of the copyright can register the audiovisual work and she/he must sign the registration form as a sign in accordance with the bases and the transfer of rights of her/his work. The participant assumes responsibility for the veracity of this fact.

  7. In the case of works presented by minors, the minor's owner will be in charge of filling out and signing the registration form and must provide their personal contact information.

  8. By registering the film or series, the participant authorizes the free exhibition of the film / series within the framework of the 7th. edition in virtual mode and with geolocation activated exclusively for the Peruvian region. He also waives all economic compensation for this concept.

  9. 15% of the film / series may be used to promote the 7th edition in any of its electronic or audiovisual publications.

  10. Selected films and series that have been duly registered cannot be withdrawn from the festival's program.

  11. The authors or owners of the selected films and series will be contacted by email and / or WhatsApp from May 9, so they are asked to be attentive to communications on those dates.

  12. The material required for the reproduction of the film / series during the festival can be presented within the proposed term in the following formats: Full HD files, Formats (MP4, MOV), H.264 Codec.

  13. The delivery of the material will have a maximum period from the date of your request until May 30. Mi Primer Festival reserves the right not to accept shipping after the specified date.



 

AWARDS

The 7th edition of MI PRIMER FESTIVAL, will have the following awards: 

  • Best Feature Film.

  • Best International Short Film. 

  • Best Latin American Short Film. 

  • Best peruvian Short Film in the Latin American Category.

  • Best TV/web serie .

  • Best peruvian TV/web serie . 

  • Best Little Filmmaker Film from 0 to 10 years.

  • Best Little Filmmaker Film Teens.

 

The jury is made up of producers, directors and specialists in children's cinema, children and teens. A symbolic prize and a diploma will be awarded in each category in competition. The Festival will be responsible for sending the award and diploma to each of the winners after the event.

 

REGISTRATION

1. Registration is free and will be open from January 24 to March 28, 2021 through the following platforms:

 

a) Through registration: * by the international online platform for sending films Festhome: https://festhome.com/festival/mi-primer-festival

b) Through registration: * by the international online film submission platform FilmFreeway: https://filmfreeway.com/MiPrimerFestival-1

* In the case of sending films through Festhome or FilmFreeway, it will not be necessary to fill out the form as explained in option “c”.

c) Through mail: filling the form that can be downloaded at our web address https://2019.miprimerfestival.net/.

Sign the "registration form" and send it to programacion@miprimerfestival.net. The registration of a film supposes that those who register it have accepted these regulations.

This registration is supplemented once the online viewing or screener link has been received through the mail accompanied by at least two photographs of the film and a photograph of the director with a minimum of 300 DPI resolution (JPEG format preferably).



 

MORE INFO: programacion@miprimerfestival.net

 

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