Call for entries
Official Selection

This year, Los Cabos International Film Festival celebrates its eleventh edition from November 9 to 13, with a firm commitment to sharing with its audience the best that cinema has to offer on an international, national and regional level.

 

For this edition, one of our most awaited film programs —Competencia Los Cabos— is back in theaters, bringing the best of contemporary cinema produced in Mexico, the United States and Canada.

 

It is also our pleasure to announce, for the second year in a row: La Baja Inspira (La Baja Inspires), the film competition that pays tribute to the magnificent region that is home to our Festival. Here we seek to boost and shine a light on film productions inspired and or shot in this magnificent area.

 

We thus invite filmmakers and producers of narrative and documentary films to submit their works in both categories.

 

COMPETENCIA LOS CABOS

  • Documentary or narrative feature films produced or co-produced by Mexico, the United States or Canada.

  • First public screening: 2022. 

  • Minimum length: 60 minutes. 

  • Screening format: DCP. 

  • Mexican premiere is required. 

 

LA BAJA INSPIRA

  • Feature, medium-length and short films narrative or documentary whose creation have some kind of link to Baja California and Baja California Sur. 

  • First public screening: 2021 or 2022. 

  • Screening format: DCP. 

  • It is mandatory for all films that their Baja California Sur premiere happens at Los Cabos International Film Festival.

 

 

*It is important to mention that Los Cabos International Film Festival reserves the right to declare La Baja Inspira call for entries fully or partially void. Any issues or circumstances not mentioned in the Rules and Regulations will be analyzed and decided by the Organizing Committee.

 

I. SUBMISSION TIMELINES

1. This call will be open from July 15, 2022, to August 27, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. (CST).

2. The selected titles will be announced on October 11, 2022 through Los Cabos International Film Festival’s official website and social media.

3. The announcement of the winners will take place during the closing & awards ceremony (November, 12, 2022) of Los Cabos International Film Festival.

 

 

II. AWARDS

Competencia Los Cabos Award: Nobu will award $300,000.00 MXN (three hundred thousand Mexican pesos taxes included) in cash to the director of the film.

 

CINECOLOR Award - Competencia Los Cabos: $812,000.00 MXN (eight hundred and twelve thousand Mexican pesos taxes included) in image post-production services for the producer of a film in competition. This prize will go towards the producer’s next independent feature film, for which they will have 18 months to claim their prize.

 

Shalala - FirePit Award - La Baja Inspira Competition: $250,000.00 MXN (two hundred and fifty thousand Mexican pesos taxes included) in audio design services for the producer of a film in competition. This prize will go towards the producer’s next independent feature film, for which they will have 18 months to claim their prize.

By submitting a project to this call for entries, each participant thereby agrees to its Rules and Regulations.

Rules and Regulations Competencia Los Cabos

Rules and Regulations La Baja Inspira 

Los Cabos International Film Festival, July 15, 2022.

For further information, write to: submissions@cabosfilmfestival.com