8th Cinema Planeta. Upcoming Deadline: Nov 27th, 2015

Cinema Planeta is happy to announce that our Call for the Official Selection 2016 is now open until November 27th. The 8th edition of Cinema Planeta will take place in Cuernavaca (Mexico) next April 19th-24th, 2016.


1. For the official selection feature documentary films, production 2014-2016 concerning a wide range of environmental topics will be considered.

2. All films should not have been commercially exhibited in Mexico before.

3. The deadline to receive material for the competition selection is November 27th, 2015.

4. All material must be presented in its original version, with subtitles in Spanish or English, we ask to please upload the film and send the private link (Vimeo, Youtube, etc.).

5. It is necessary that you fill out the Entry Form at the Festival web page: www.cinemaplaneta.org or at http://goo.gl/forms/7QghdXAVl2 . Otherwise, your film will not be able to compete.

6. The selected films will be notified by Cinema Planeta´s Programming Department. From the date of such notification, the producers or representatives will have until January 22nd 2016 to send the following material:

Spotting List in English or Spanish.

· Complete technical data (format, aspect ratio, sound system, running time, language/printed subtitles).

· Synopsis.

· Film stills.

Director´s biography and pictures of the director (high quality).
Trailer of the film in HD.

If we do not receive this information in time the movie will be disqualified.

7. The final display formats are: DCP*, BluRay, QT H.264 or Apple ProRes. Any other format will need a special authorization.

*If it is a DCP format, you would also need to send a BluRay for display in rooms that do not have DCI compliant equipment.

8. The Festival could use some stills and shots from the movies for promotion.

9. The selected films will compete for the following awards:

*JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FILM (50,000 Mexican pesos)



10. The decision of the Jury board is indisputable.

11. With the goal of raising awareness about environmental issues in a larger audience, Cinema Planeta is part of a cultural circuit that includes schools, universities, festivals, cultural organizations, institutions, and ONGs throughout the Mexican Republic and other countries. Thanks to this, some outstanding films will be selected for special screenings in other states of the republic, or other countries, during 2016 and beginning of 2017. The organization will inform directors and/or producers and distributors about these special projections ahead of time.

12. Cinema Planeta will not pay any fee for the exhibition of the Official Selection in Competition films.

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