FICUNAM International Competition

Call for Entries
International Competition, FICUNAM

The fifth FICUNAM edition —an initiative of the National Autonomous University of Mexico— will be held in Mexico City from February 26th to March 8th, 2015. The Awards Ceremony will be conducted at Centro Cultural Universitario, Mexico City, on Thursday, March 5th, 2015.


The films participating in the feature-length official selection will compete for the following awards:

Best Film Puma
Puma statuette designed by Mexican artist Martín Soto Climent
$100,000.00 MXN

Best Director Puma
Puma statuette designed by Mexican artist Martín Soto Climent
$100,000.00 MXN

Audience Award

Ruler & Regulations

1 Entry to the FICUNAM International Competition is open to all Mexican and international films with a running length of over 45 minutes. Only films produced from 2014 to this date will be considered.

2 The Festival must be the Mexican premiere for these films. 

3 After accepting the invitation to a competitive section, films won’t be withdrawn from the Festival program and they won’t be screened at any other event in Mexico before their official FICUNAM presentation.

4 The official screening formats are 35mm, 16mm, and DCP. Any other screening format requires previous authorization by the Festival.

5 The producers of the winning films and of those films awarded with an honorable mention agree to mention the Festival by including the FICUNAM emblem in all their subsequent publicity and press material.

6 Films participating in the call but not selected for the competition can be invited to participate in other festival sections with the previous agreement of the director, producer, or film representative.

7 The selection established by the FICUNAM Selecting Committee and the final jury decision are not subject to appeal.

8 This call for submissions closes on Friday, October 31st, at 3 PM, Central Mexico Time. The Festival Selecting Committee is not responsible for watching films submitted after this deadline.

9 The acceptance of this set of rules & regulations is implied by submitting a film to this call.

Information +52 55 5533 9079

Download the call for entries