Years running: 62 (since 1960)


Cartagena International Film Festival.


Founded in 1960, the Cartagena International Film Festival (FICCI) is the longest-running event of its kind in Latin America. The focus remains on Latin American film, but we will be celebrating new trends in world cinema, while our “100% Colombian” section will showcase a select pick of the most recent Colombian-made films, many of which will be making their national and international debuts.


  • Official competition (for Iberoamerican Film) - feature film;
  • Official competition (for Iberoamerican film) - a documentary film;
  • Official competition (for Iberoamerican film) - short films;
  • Section "100% Colombian";
  • Jewels (Best world cinema);
  • Gala (International Section);
  • Tributes;
  • Retrospectives;
  • New Authors;
  • Parallel programs.

FICCI management and our selection department will decide which films are to participate in the “Jewels” (Best of World Cinema, Recent Productions by the Great Masters, Most Memorable Films of the Year) and “Gala” (Red Carpet Premieres) sections. 



  • Feature-length films from all over the world are accepted.
  • Only films that have not been previously screened in Colombia.
  • Only films made in 2018 and 2019 will be accepted.

Submissions are to be made via Festhome.

Screening Media Type: 35mm, Blu Ray, DCP or HDCAM

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English and Spanish

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Director of Press and Communications: Jaime E. Manrique 
  • General Media Coordinator: Laura Páez 
  • Assistant National Press: Tatiana Porras




Official Website



Centro, Calle San Juan de Dios
OFC: Baluarte San Francisco Javier,

Phone: +57 (5) 6642345 - 6601701,


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    August 26, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    October 26, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    November 27, 2019
  • Notifications
    February 12, 2020
  • Event Dates
    11 — 16 March 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Regular Deadline — free
  • Late Deadline — free

Full-length documentaries from Colombia, Ibero-America and around the world.

  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $60

Fiction: features

  • Regular Deadline — $40
  • Late Deadline — $60

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