Years running: 20 (since 2005)


International Film Festival in Santiago.


Producers, directors, distributors, film critics, actors and audiences converge around the most recent and important local and international productions, giving Santiago and the whole country a unique context that is current, quality-controlled and thought for coming together. SANFIC8’s excellent results –great audience turn-up, international guests, quality and novelty of the films that were shown, wide press coverage, diversity of connected activities that resulted in large audiences– confirmed that SANFIC has become a referent for local and international cinematography: a cultural window through which Chile peeks and opens itself for the world to see. Parallel activities include panels, expositions and seminars in which renowned figures of the local and international film industry will speak. Also, there will be film screenings in different comunas (boroughs) of the capital and other cities.


  • International Competition: for first or second time filmmakers, for both fiction and documentary films;
  • Chilean Cinema Competition: fiction and documentary films with Chilean production;
  • Chilean Short Films Competition: fiction and documentary short films with Chilean production.


For the International Competition:

  • Best Film, 
  • Best Director.

For Chilean Cinema Competition:

  • Best Film,
  • Best Director.

For Chilean Short Films Competition:

  • Best Film.

The Juries of the International, Chilean and Chilean Short Films Competition, will be allowed to propose special mentions, with a limit of three. Also, no film can receive more than two awards.


  • All the productions must be completed after February 1st, 2022;
  • SANFIC gives priority to Chilean and International premieres;
  • A screening print with Spanish subtitles will be preferred.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Send DVD with submitted film by mail or use online platform FESTHOME.

SANFIC will pay for the return transportation charges, excluding any additional costs for tax and custom clearance in the country of return. 

Selection Media Type: DVD, online

Screening Media Type: DCP, Blu-Ray

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: English or Spanish

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Artistic Director
Carlos Nuñez

Adjoint Artistic Director
Jorge Tacla




Official Website



Víctor Hendrych #361, Providencia,  7501401, Santiago de Chile, Metropolitana, Chile                 


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    March 22, 2023
  • Deadline
    May 10, 2023
  • Notifications
    August 14, 2023
  • Event Dates
    20 — 27 August 2023
Categories & Fees

Fiction and documentary (minimum 60 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Only Chilean Shortfilms (up to 30 minutes).

  • Deadline — free

Fiction and documentary (minimum 60 minutes).

  • Deadline — free
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