Guanajuato International Film Festival Expresion en Corto


Years running: 26 (since 1998)

Guanajuato International Film Festival Expresion en Corto

The Latin America's largest International Film Festival.


The Guanajuato International Film Festival is Latin America's largest, most competitive and prestigious film festival. Acting as a platform for launching new careers, national and international competition pits newcomers alongside the industry's most seasoned veterans. Festival have created a wonderful atmosphere of camaraderie and respect where new and aspiring filmmakers mix with industry professionals in a very open, accessible and competitive environment. For 2011 edition alone, organizers received over 2,400 films from more than 100 countries for competition.


The Guanajuato International Film Festival shall give each of the participants selected for competition during the festival a diploma. The winners shall receive either cash prizes or materials granted bysponsors (film, developing services, transfer services, equipment rental for additional filming) and trophies.

Recipients of the festival’s prizes in the categories of Short Fiction and Short Animation will qualify for consideration in the Short Films category of the Annual Academy Awards.


  • Completed production after January 1st, 2018.
  • The maximum duration of short films is 30 minutes, including credits.
  • Music videos, commercial work and political propaganda are not accepted.
  • There is no limit to the amount of films that a filmmaker or producer may register.
  • Online screeners can be submitted through festhome or Withoutabox. Alternatively, three DVD copies of each film are required, preferably in NTSC format.
  • Subtitles language: English or/and Spanish.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Nina Rodriguez (Programming Director);
  • Sarah Hoch DeLong (General Director).



San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato

Official Website



Fabrica La Aurora Local 5B
Col. Aurora 
San Miguel de Allende Guanajuato CP37700

Phone: +52 (415) 152 7264
Fax: +52 (415) 152 8899


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 21, 2019
  • Deadline
    April 01, 2019
  • Notifications
    July 10, 2019
  • Event Dates
    19 — 28 July 2019
Categories & Fees

Fiction, documentary an animation. Films under 30 minutes are considered shorts.

  • Deadline — $23

Fiction, documentary an animation. Films under 30 minutes are considered shorts.

  • Deadline — free

Works under 30 minutes are eligible.

  • Deadline — $23
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