In 2005, the festival became the Monterrey International Film Festival, supported by important institutions and sponsors like the Nuevo León Council for Culture and the Arts, the MMCinemas theater chain, the City of Monterrey Cultural Affairs Office, the Nuevo León Filmmakers Association, the National Council for the Arts, the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, TVNL State Television, and Mundo DeaDeveras theme park. The generosity of these and other sponsors transformed the festival into an annual event of cultural importance for México and Monterrey.
Today the Monterrey International Film Festival is among the top five film festivals in Mexico and certainly the most important in the northern part of the country.
Mission. To bring together for Monterrey’s audience a panorama of international film which explores the thematic and formal tendencies of the new auteur cinema, enriching the city’s cinematic offer and stimulating the regional production of quality films.
Motto: One planet, millions of stories.
Local, national and international filmmakers can participate with freedom of subject.
National and International films can participate if they were finished after January 1st of 2015. For Nuevo Leon’s fulllength film category, projects must have been finished after January 1st of 2014.
Short films must be from 1 to 29 minutes of length. Fulllength films must be longer than 60 minutes. Mediumlength films will not be accepted in any category.
There is no restriction in the amount of films entered; this also applies to distributors and cultural institutions. However, every film must be entered separately by completing the registration form and obtaining a folio number for each film.
We will only accept finish work.
The only accepted projection formats for features films are: Digital Cinema Format (DCP) and Bluray. The accepted formats for short films will be inform once you are selected.
Subtitles: English, including films in Spanish
No premiere requirement
Jury and Organizers
Programming Department email:
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(for short films information)
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Categories: − International Animated Short Film − International Documentary Short Film − International Fiction Short Film Short films must be from 1 to 29 minutes of length.
Categories: − Mexican Documentary Fulllength Film − Mexican Fiction Fulllength Film Fulllength films must be longer than 60 minutes.
Categories: − International Animated Fulllength Film − International Documentary Fulllength Film − International Fiction Fulllength Film Fulllength films must be longer than 60 minutes.
Categories: −Mexican Animated Short Film − Mexican Documentary Short Film − Mexican Fiction Short Film Short films must be from 1 to 29 minutes of length.